Suppliers are responsible for tracking individual products or batches of products to their delivery to a HSV DC.
- In stage one of HSV’s supply chain implementation, this will be the former Melbourne Health Logistics’ DC.
- In stage two, it will be HSV’s Derrimut DC.
When a supplier delivers to a HSV DC (whether to Tullamarine or Derrimut), that is the location to which the supplier tracks the item.
In the longer term, HSV is exploring alternatives to enhance the product recall system and increase patient safety.
HSV’s aim is to provide suppliers with more information and support by batching item codes and tracking every item leaving the distribution centre, enabling us to know the delivery details of each batch and product to ward level.
Health services are responsible for tracking products that have been distributed to their site/s.