EKANBAN® integrated logistics model applied to the Supply and Pharmacy Services of the Regional Health Administration of Lisbon and Tejo Valley

Integrated logistics model implemented in Regional Health Administration in Lisbon

The implementation of the Ekanban® Logistics Model for the Regional Health Administration of Lisbon and Tejo Valley (ARSLVT) had one main challenge: to provide referential logistic means to the supply and pharmacy department while optimising the entire logistics process, resulting in an improvement of internal organisation while reducing operational costs.    

ARSLVT had the following main goals in mind:    

  • Internal rearrangement of services;

  • Reformulating processes;

  • Optimising the business model according to specific goals;

  • Effective control of stock costs;

  • Creating conditions that allow for a better, more comprehensive rationalisation and systematic monitoring of the use of medications;

  • Ensuring that all hierarchical levels are involved in the process of change;

  • Ensure quick and rigorous organisation of information.