University of Pennsylvania
PENN PRESBYTERIAN MEDICAL CENTER
Presbyterian is the latest Pegasus Kanban project to include our new color-coded handles. The Kanban system enables the Materials Management Department to reduce its on-hand inventory levels and labor hours while improving the supply chain workflow.This new color-coded ergonomic handle methodology adds an enhanced a visual element to the system, providing both clinicians, and supply chain personnel with a quick and easy way to locate supplies.
All supplies are categorized and assigned to a specific color grouping that is consistent throughout the facility. As Presbyterian is part of a university teaching environment, the color-coded handles allow for traveling nurses and residents to feel comfortable in the supply rooms regardless of what department they may be assigned to.