Supply Chain Management
HMS® systems allow you 24/7 access to accurate real-time information, enabling you to make timely decisions affecting your supply chain. This immediate flow of information supports your pharmaceutical product sample inventory management efforts and transportation selections, providing you with the optimum supply chain management tools. Our relentless focus on SERVICE WITH INTEGRITY® will help you meet your pharmaceutical sampling chain goals.
HMS has built systems specifically designed to distribute prescription drug samples in the most compliant and efficient way possible. Howell Marketing Services’ validated pharmaceutical sample fulfillment systems were designed around three core capabilities to meet the needs of both user and customer:
- Distribution Management
- Order processing / sample order management
- Order entry - Electronic, EDI, BRC, other files
- Practitioner Validation rules, including mid-level practitioners
- Mid-Level rules - State disclosure requirements
- Proof of delivery / AOD - End-to-end closed loop
- Warehouse Management
- Inventory allocation & FEFO
- Physical and demand cycle counts (RF)
- Transportation Management
- Carrier selection and rate shopping
- Carrier label creation
- Shipment consolidation
- POD/AOC process linked to carrier servers
- Transportation management that can rate shop. The system will pass your shipments through as many carrier accounts as you want and shop for the best rate, reducing overall shipping costs.
- Date as we go. We determine carrier ship date last and label last, ensuring the maximum number of same day shipments and shortest cycle time for our customers.
- Flexible systems. Programmable workflows provide the customer with the ability to make program modifications quickly and inexpensively.
- User-friendly. The system is easy to navigate for both customers and users.
- Web-based systems. With secure user access a customer can enter the system and look at their information, securely and in real time.
- Online reporting. HMS provides a standard suite of online reports that our customers can securely access. Bring up a report, click on a link and download it to an Excel spreadsheet. It's that easy!