Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust has awarded CEVA Logistics a five year contract to manage warehousing and deliveries for the largest hospital inventory system in Europe.
The two parties have created a new multi-purpose delivery centre in Dartford, Kent, to run what it describes as an urban consolidation model.
As a result it will look to reduce the number of deliveries by 90 per cent to three hospitals in London: Evelina Children’s Hospital, Guy’s Hospital, and St Thomas’ Hospital.
David Lawson, chief procurement officer at Guy’s and St Thomas’, said the ”new supply chain hub will reduce the number of deliveries to our hospitals by 90 per cent, which will remove over 36,000 truck deliveries each year”.
“This is part of our ambitious strategy to reduce our carbon footprint and improve our sustainability while ensuring critical deliveries are made every day across our central London hospitals.”
The new hub will allow deliveries to be tracked at each stage of the supply chain – with all shipments inbound to Dartford tracked on arrival – and will also seek to reduce the amount of waste collection. CEVA will also explore gas-powered and electric options for HGVs to further reduce carbon emissions.
By Michelle Mooney