Islington PCT appointed The Logistics Business to develop the logistics planning tools and processes for the distribution of anti-viral drugs and personal protective equipment (PPE) to the anti-viral collection points, social care providers and even local prisons.
Through meetings with the PCT staff and a review of the existing emergency plans, consultants from The Logistics Business documented the process flows and quickly identified the critical requirements. This enabled them to highlight potential logistics problems and recommend solutions for dealing with a potential rapid increase in demand. In addition, stock -control processes were set up to enable the PCT to maintain accurate stock records and identify ideal re-order quantities. According to Martin Machray, Head of Communications and Engagement at Islington:
‘The work of The Logistics Business was first class; they quickly understood what was required and helped our team put plans in place that we simply did not have the experience to do ourselves in such a short time scale. I would certainly recommend The Logistics Business to other NHS organisations dealing with flu-pandemic logistics problems’.