Shelving units filled with an array of roughly organized supplies and crowded into a small space. Sound familiar?
For many healthcare facilities supply storage space is limited, challenging even the best inventory control systems to maintain required levels of supplies and manage product expirations in the crowded, possibly disorganized environment.
So, is the problem the size of the space or is it how the limited space is used?
While more space for supplies is always on the wish list, the best solution is to optimize the available space with high-density shelving. Increase storage space with Track Shelving, Basket Shelving or a Customized Shelving system specific to your needs.
Increase storage capacity by as much as 50% over standard shelving by adding more units to the same space with Top-Track or Bottom -Track systems, the go-to solution for limited storage space.
Access supplies from an obstacle free aisle with the Top-Track system. Adjustable shelf shelving units move on overhead tracks leaving room in the aisle for utility carts and making cleaning a breeze. Choose from wire or industrial plastic to fit your unique needs. Pair the units with accessories such as label holders, dividers, or enclosures for more organization.
The specialized grooved casters of the Bottom-Track system of shelving units are designed for rough floors and heavier loads. For example, Metro’s qwikTrack® system will support supplies up to 2,000 lbs per shelf unit! Adjustable wire or industrial plastic shelves and accessories are also available for Bottom-Track shelving units.
Track shelving is a customizable solution that accommodates dynamic storage needs as the mix or size of supplies changes.
Maximize limited space and organize smaller supplies with the Metro qwikSight® basket system. This configurable system is designed to accommodate baskets on both, or either, the front and back of the unit. Organize the baskets with label holders and dividers to separate materials or to create a two-bin Kanban restock system without a physical bin.
Why choose baskets? Have a look at all these features:
- Smooth-to-touch construction to protect staff and supplies from cuts.
- Small grid design of the basket prevents contents from falling through.
- Open-air design to minimize dust build-up for cleaner storage.
- Angled basket adjustment for better visibility and access to supplies.
- Adjustable shelves for changing needs.
The key benefit of a Basket System, increased efficiency for healthcare workers locating, retrieving, and restocking the supplies the facility relies on to care for their patients.
Increase the density of your storage space by eliminating wasted space with Super Adjustable or EZ-ADD shelves. Unlike traditional shelving configurations, Metro’s customized solutions offer unobstructed access corner to corner through the use of S Hooks to connect shelves rather than posts. Create custom sized spaces to confine supplies or reserve space with dividers.
CME and Metro storage experts can work with you to build the best possible solutions for your storage needs.
Installation and Delivery
While the purchase of a high-density shelving system will resolve the challenge of limited supply space, installation may create a headache for healthcare staff already stretched thin. CME’s direct-to-site service is the perfect solution for healthcare facilities replacing or expanding shelving for supplies. Working with your buyers, CME oversees the initial order, tracks the purchase, manages receiving, warehousing, staging, and assembly then delivers and installs the shelving – when it’s convenient for you.
About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers. With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.
About Metro: For over 80 years, Metro has been the world's leading manufacturer of storage and transport equipment. From our innovative wire and polymer shelving lines to the revolutionary Starsys product line, and a broad range of healthcare cart solutions including the Lifeline emergency cart, Flexline procedure carts and Lionville series medication carts, Metro puts space to work in healthcare facilities of all sizes.