Strengthening the region's supply strategy
Ekan Management developed a supply strategy together with the region for higher redundancy and robustness in the region's supply chain, and strengthened crisis preparedness.
The client: The customer is a medium-sized Swedish region which, together with other regions in Sweden, has found itself with partially new conditions after the covid pandemic.
The client's challenge: During the pandemic, deficiencies were discovered in healthcare supply chains, both at national and regional level. Based on this, the region identified a need to strengthen redundancy in the supply chain in critical areas such as consumables, textiles, foodstuffs, pharmaceuticals, medical equipment and certain medical equipment. The customer also saw an increased need to strengthen their work with preparedness for peacetime crises, heightened preparedness and war.
Our solution: Ekan Management developed a supply strategy together with the region for higher redundancy and robustness in the region's supply chain, as well as strengthened crisis preparedness. This was done by mapping existing supply chains, environmental monitoring of other regions in Sweden and of municipalities in the region. The basis was based on national investigations from the National Board of Health and Welfare as well as guidance from MSB (The Agency for Social Protection and Preparedness).
The result: The basis resulted in an improvement plan with seven strategic measures that the region needs to work intensively on over the next two years to achieve redundancy and robustness. The improvement plan included management of inventory, logistics flows, system support, optimization, governance, responsibility and collaborations. Ekan also identified other benefits and long-term effects that the implemented improvements are expected to bring.