Discover How DSSI Optimized Procurement for Kissito Healthcare...
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.
DSSI Procurement Services 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 double-digit spend management savings to healthcare providers.
Saving With Existing Systems
When they first joined DSSI, Kissito was amazed at how well DSSI integrated with the systems they already had in place. All procurement purchases now exist on the DSSI database, where our system tracks inventory, budget and spend and more.
Another benefit: their AP team no longer had to track down invoices, order histories or GL codes. Everything was all in one place, making sure they had ultimate visibility into their spend.
But the partnership didn’t end there. Quarterly reports detailing spend and savings, ready access to the DSSI team, and close ties to DSSI’s network of over 400 suppliers saved money and eased 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 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 Procurement Services 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 DSSI Provide?
Most providers see triple-digit procurement savings. Last year, 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 ensure contract terms are met as expected.
What Can DSSI Procurement Services Do For You?
DSPS procurement experts work across 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.