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Using the Promedica Box
The PromedicaBox provides materials managers with a simple, highly efﬁcient method to automate inventory management and reordering of medical supplies in any healthcare setting. The PromedicaBox combines a two-bin lean Kanban conﬁguration with advanced RFID technology and proprietary software to collect reordering information from RFID-enabled stock cards, to run regular restocking reports, or to send automated restocking requests as they occur to hospital ERP systems.
Restocking the Promedica Box
Items are used as needed. When the quantity in the primary bin is used, the item has reached its restocking point. When the RFID-enabled StockCard card is pulled from the cardholder on the front of the bin and dropped in Restocking in Process, the card remains on the front of the bin. When the StockCard is dropped in triggers, it sends an electronic notification -including the item quantity and location- to the materials manager or team.
• When restocking is in process, there is enough stock in secondary bin for routine use. (Items in the secondary bin are moved to primary bin). Items are picked in central supply, distributed, and restocked as required. New stock is placed in the secondary bin.
• The materials management team opens the PromedicaBox to retrieve the StockCards, presses the Restock button and passes the StockCards over the control panel to update the database. When replenishment is completed, the StockCards are returned to their respective cardholders.