Facility Planning Consulting

 

 

Facility Planning consulting from JCKC, integrates a complete assessment of oranization and operations with facility design,  to optimize hospital-wide supply chain performance, and minimize both life-time operating expense and capital investment related to the space designed and constructed.

 

Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC has learned that all components of the supply chain in a hospital are interdependent, and must addressed as a holistic system of parts, in order to achieve optimum performance.


  • Operations Analysis – complete and document a process and quantitative profile of all aspects of the supply chain, hospital-wide, to identify optimization opportunities that the facility design will affect or allow; not just continue current models. As indicated, complete cost/benefit analysis and ROI calculations. 
  • Purchasing
  • Receiving; inbound and outbound dock activity
  • Storing (drugs, supplies, linen, food, equipment, records, etc.) from storing locations to points of use
  • Transporting (horizontal and vertical)
  • Reprocessing (instruments, utensils, linen, etc)
  • Order picking (unit dose, PAR restock, case carts, meal trays, etc)
  • Delivering
  • Handling waste (all categories)
  • Point-of-use dispensing options
  • Material Handling systems (monorail, pneumatic tube, automated guided vehicles, robots)

 

  • Functional Programs -Development of new Operating Model and Principles
    • How each department will handle the supply chain (not procedure level of detail)
    • How each type of material will  be handled, by whom, when
    • How and where each material will be stored and the relationships needed between supply sources and customers (both horizontal and vertical juxtaposition/alignment)
    • Cost and Benefit (ROI) of proposed operating model changes, as well as alternative systems, automation options, etc. 

 

  • Space Programs
    • Department space requirements in Gross and Net Square Feet, based on an engineered calculation of need (e.g., how many racks of shelving at __ square feet, plus aisles, for a storage area, or how many sterile processing work stations per the right number of FTE’s, at __ square feet)
    • Most appropriate location for the space (next to dock, next to elevators, etc)
    • Flows showing all the from - to movement, along with volume (# of carts per trip or per day) of activity
    • Supply chain related production equipment capacity requirements (number of steam sterilizers to handle projected surgery and other volume)

 

  • Design Development – assisting the architects with interpretation of the Functional Programs and Space Programs, as they are converted into single-line schematic and design level drawings, and reviewing those iterations.

 

  • Post Construction Implementation consulting- an option some hospitals prefer. This includes assisting with the transition to new operating models, which can begin in pilot stages, in current buildings, during construction. Some must wait until after construction and occupancy of new spaces

 


Contact

For answers to your questions or to connect for other reasons,send an e-mail to jamie.kowalski@jckcllc.com

News & Events

 

RESULTS OF THE 2018 SURVEY OF  HEALTHCARE CONSOLIDATED SERVICE CENTER OPERATOR EXECUTIVES ARE AVAILABLE.

The Survey was co-authored and produced by Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC and PerformanSC of Dublin, Ireland, and sponsored by Tecsys.

http://performansc.com/performansc-2018-healthcare-supply-chain-insights-series/

Copies of the Report of findings of the 2015 and 2016 edition of the  Leadership and Succession Surveys from 2015, 2016, are available.

 

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BELLWETHER LEAGUE, INC. (BLI) HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN LEADER HALL OF FAME 13th ANNIVERSARY is set for its 2020 ANNUAL INDUCTION  EVENT;  OCTOBER 5, 2020.

 

Note: This year's event will be "virtual". Those desiring to "attend" will be able to do so via a web event.

Also, BLI is still accepting sponsors for the event - to cover the production cost, as well as on-going sponsors for annual operating expenses.

 

To register for the October 5 event, make a sponsor donation,  or, for more information, go to:    www.bellwetherleague.org/

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October 16, 2017

The Bellwether League the Hall of Fame for Healthcare Supply Chain Leaders, selected Jamie Kowalski to be inducted in the 10th Class of Bellwethers on October 16, 2017, at the Annual Induction dinner in Chicago. He joins 96 healthcare supply chain leaders who have been inducted since the Bellwether League was founded.
 
 
BELLWETHER League Hall of Fame Award - 2017
George R. Gossett Leadership Award - 2011

Selected  by AHRMM for the 2011 George R. Gossett Leadership Award.

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