March 8, 2018

Many logistic firms believe that pricing or technology are the most important

aspects to a client.  While both of those items are important, the greatest impact to service is the courier in the field.  Couriers are often a representative of the client brand and undoubta...

February 16, 2018

Decision Points

Diagnostic Laboratories and Hospitals are under immense pressure to reduce costs and improve efficiencies.  A line item on every budget that should be considered is transportation, logistics, and supply chain management. 

There have been major improv...

January 26, 2018

Today there are a multitude of 3PL options, especially for last mile delivery.  While technology, hours of service, and service area are all ways to differentiate between companies, the most basic difference between firms is weather or not they specialize in a certain...

November 16, 2017

Choosing a 3PL can be a difficult process for many companies.  While the need for a 3PL can be clear, it is often difficult to compare one to another because of the lack of industry wide standards, accurate self-published data, and transparency.  Every 3Pl will throw o...

October 17, 2017

On October 12, 2017 the President of The United States signed an executive order focused on healthcare.  This executive order entitled “Promoting Healthcare Choice and Competition Across The United States” has three main components;

  • Expanded Access to Association He...

October 4, 2017

January 1, 2018 will begin a new era in diagnostic testing.  CMS will phase in the first of its kind payment rates under PAMA (Protecting to Access to Medicare Act).  The result of which is expected to ripple throughout the diagnostic industry and reduce payment amount...

September 18, 2017

A large debate amongst logistic professionals and consumers revolves around utilizing an in-house fleet or outsourcing delivery to a third party logistics firm (3PL).  While no business wants to overspend on delivery costs, the value of each dollar spent on delivery is...

August 21, 2017

Often business focus on client-side revenue, supplier costs, and other large monitary trends.  Easily lost in the shuffle is the supply chain.  So why I it important to evaluate supply chain costs and service periodically?  A supply chain can provide insight into many...

August 1, 2017

The current landscape of medical care in America is at best in flex and at worst at a tipping point.  The future of ACA or it’s replacement is uncertain, which means it is hard to forecast what reimbursements or costs are going to affect diagnostic facilities.  The tax...

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