Lori Jones Troublemaker at VPL
We all hate to pay shipping costs. We’ll add a few more items to our electronic cart if it means we get free shipping, or we’ll search for coupon codes, or wait until our favorite online store has a free shipping promotion.
Here’s a little-known fact, though, shipping adds millions of dollars to our nation’s growing healthcare costs every year.
Lori Jones and the team at VPL are creating some trouble in working to change that.
Hospitals need supplies to do what they do. They order those supplies from vendors. Those vendors add freight charges to get those supplies from their factories and warehouses to the hospitals. But those freight charges often hide substantial profit.
Jones says that without visibility, hospitals have little way of uncovering or knowing what those true costs are.
“We’re transforming the freight management space in healthcare through technology. Our software solutions provide choice, transparency, and control to the providers,” Jones said.
Jones goes on to say that by using VPL’s software solutions, the providers gain visibility into the movement of products throughout their supply chain network. “We’re capturing millions of data points, enhancing supply chain visibility, while saving them significant dollars.”