Tailored Delivery Solution

Our solution explained

We know you, our prepared media customers, are looking for ways to streamline your media delivery and inventory stock management systems. The Tailored Delivery Solution (TDS) for prepared culture media improves laboratory efficiency without the need for large capital investment! Resulting in less costs, less waste and less staff involvement.

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Consultation process

  • Work together to tailor make your prepared media delivery solution
  • Take the Gemba Walk through your facility
  • Track the route of your media delivery, from truck delivery to bench
  • Evaluate the most efficient trolley storage layout
  • Find out what should go in each trolley
  • Calculate frequency of deliveries
  • Decide daily requirement, per bench, taking in to account satellite labs and other institution anomalies
  • Run the first pilot delivery, then evaluate the process
  • The first delivery will be handled together, by our customer with our Thermo Fisher Scientific representative
  • Oversee performance and agree updates required to maximize efficiency of the overall process
  • Agreeing a final program  
  • Set the delivery schedule, but still allow flexibility to ongoing changes in demand
  • Work together to tailor make your prepared media delivery solution
  • Take the Gemba Walk through your facility
  • Track the route of your media delivery, from truck delivery to bench
  • Evaluate the most efficient trolley storage layout
  • Find out what should go in each trolley
  • Calculate frequency of deliveries
  • Decide daily requirement, per bench, taking in to account satellite labs and other institution anomalies
  • Run the first pilot delivery, then evaluate the process
  • The first delivery will be handled together, by our customer with our Thermo Fisher Scientific representative
  • Oversee performance and agree updates required to maximize efficiency of the overall process
  • Agreeing a final program  
  • Set the delivery schedule, but still allow flexibility to ongoing changes in demand

FAQ

This program is designed for short shelf life and high demand products such as Prepared Media in various formats including: plates, biplates, contact plates, bottles and tubes. As a bespoke solution, we are happy to evaluate the inclusion of further products.

We will design your delivery schedule to suit the requirements of your facility. Here are some examples of how existing TDS customers utilize this solution:

  • Prepared media is used on a daily basis so frequent deliveries are required to satisfy demand: Monday, Tuesday and Friday deliveries
  • Weekend cage delivery supplies six cages once a week
  • Some facilities analyse usage per bench, so this customer receives a weekly order of trolleys; one for the stool bench, one for UTI bench and one for the general usage
  • Customers also separate deliveries by storage conditions e.g. cold and ambient storage

We will work with you to find your custom solution.

      

 

The trolleys are available in two sizes:

  • Small: 724x815x1200mm
  • Large: 1200x800x1800mm. The large version can be easily flattened for efficient storage.

The trolleys are made from stainless steel with robust, lockable wheels. Each trolley has a large opening for ease of loading/unloading.

We know that some deliveries take place in the elements, so all trolleys are delivered with a weatherproof hood.


 

Crates are made with a two flap lid for durability and ability to stack for storage.

For Europe: Store between 2-12°C for the shelf life stated on the certificate*, or at room temperature for a maximum of 4 weeks (within shelf life). 

For the US: Store between 2-12°C for the shelf life stated on the certificate*, or at room temperature for a maximum of 10 days (within shelf life).  

*This only applies to those Thermo Scientific Prepared Media that are mentioned on this Validation Certificate from QA.

Yes, you can design the layout of your trolley according to your needs with the possibility of altering this during your pilot implementation program.

In most case, trolleys and crates will be delivered by a dedicated driver and vehicle, taking into account your facilities goods-in requirements.

The layout depends on the total capacity of each trolley. So far we have two trolley size variations in our standard program:

  • the small trolley, product code CAGE-S, holds up to 360 packs with one shelf included
  • the large trolley, product code CAGE-L, holds up to 864 pack with one shelf included

This program is tailor made and therefore we are open to discuss options with you.

The maximum shelf capacity is as follows:

  • Large cage: four shelves
  • Small cage: three shelves

Weekly or bi-weekly deliveries over 300 packs are recommend in conjunction with the TDS trolley delivery program for maximum benefit.

We are constantly expanding availability of TDS around the world. Contact us to start your consultation.

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Your local TDS representative will be dedicated to managing and tailoring your program.


Testimonials

Why did you make the transition to using the Tailored Delivery Solution from Thermo Fisher Scientific?

“…it’s much easier and faster to work with. Not only unpacking, but also booking into our merchandise management system, as well as processing the waste.”

Cornelia Quandt, Labor Mönchengladbach MVZ Dr. Stein & Kollegen

We asked Shelley Bray, Snr. Scientist and Automation Lead at St Georges hospital: “What made your laboratory move to using biplates?”

The answer is simple!

“Instead of having two plates, a CNA plate and a Group B strep plate, we have half, so we are producing half of the waste, half the storage,” resulting in significant savings in storage, wastage and cost.

72% time reduction and a total labor cost reduction of 80% per annum was calculated during the evaluation of a Tailored Delivery Solution with customer A.


Support

Tailored Delivery System Support

We are clinical microbiology and our sole mission is to help laboratories work smarter, to enable microbiologists to focus on what truly matters – timely, accurate diagnosis.

Thermo Scientific™ culture media is relied on by laboratories around the world and we can relate! Many of our colleagues have laboratory work experience so they know what makes a difference to workflows and everyday workload efficiencies.

If you are considering exploring alternative media suppliers, we are the partner that will support every step of the transition.

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