Discover How Direct Supply® DSSI™ Optimized Procurement for Kissito Healthcare...
…and find out how much you could be saving with Direct Supply DSSI.
Kissito Healthcare is a post-acute and long-term care provider with 765 beds across North Carolina and Virginia. However, with the help of DSSI Procurement Services, they have the purchasing power of a much larger provider.
Direct Supply DSSI Procurement Services (“DSPS”) provides procurement consulting and management services to healthcare organizations. DSPS Consultants leverage cutting-edge artificial intelligence, coupled with 30+ years of healthcare experience to deliver spend management savings analysis to healthcare providers, often resulting in double-digit savings*.
Saving With Existing Systems
When they first joined Direct Supply DSSI, Kissito was amazed at how well the platform integrated with the systems they already had in place. All procurement purchases now exist on the Direct Supply DSSI database, where the system tracks inventory, budget, spend and more.
Another benefit: their AP team no longer has to track down invoices, order histories or GL codes. Everything is all in one place, providing ultimate visibility into their spend.
But the benefits don’t end there. Quarterly reports detailing spend and savings, ready access to the Direct Supply DSSI team, and close ties to Direct Supply DSSI’s network of over 400 suppliers helped Kissoto to save money and ease the procurement burden at the communities as well as corporate.
Fighting Inflation Together
DSSI Procurement Services works with more than 400 manufacturers and suppliers, including national names like Medline, Sysco® and Staples®. DSPS consultants also actively find solutions to help ensure providers have reliable streams of high-quality products at advantageous prices that hedge against inflation.
“The relationship has evolved,” a Kissito representative said. “We’ve seen the benefits when they recommend something and we take it up, so the trust has deepened.”
Personal relationships are at the center of the value DSPS delivers to providers like Kissito. By understanding the needs of the corporate office and their communities, the DSPS team doesn’t just react to providers’ needs but anticipates them. Beyond that, the team is on alert for new challenges and opportunities for savings that lie ahead such as waste management and transportation.
What Kind of Savings Can DSPS Provide?
Often providers see triple-digit procurement savings over the course of their relationship with DSPS. In 2022, DSPS delivered more than $25 million in savings to 80 providers. Kissito has been a DSSI Procurement Services customer since 2017. In that time, the company has saved $1.43M with Procurement Services and has seen the relationship with DSPS continue to strengthen.
Automated contract compliance accounts for a big piece of those savings. A business might negotiate discounts and rebates and write them into a contract, but that doesn’t mean those contract terms will be met on every invoice. All it takes is a clerk or two not knowing that a discount rose from 3% to 3.25% in the third quarter. DSPS consultants help ensure contract terms are met as expected.
What Can Direct Supply DSSI Procurement Services Do For You?
DSPS procurement experts work across multiple categories, from food and medical supplies to MRO and office supplies. The team can comprehensively manage procurement needs or help supplement internal teams. Healthcare procurement has often been considered a cost center. However, with DSSI Procurement Services, procurement becomes a strategic advantage.
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