The team had to analyse, review, and stress-test its existing processes surrounding P2P. This highlighted areas where improvements could be made.
Following this, barcoding was introduced based on GS1 standards. The system focused on the management of locations, products, and master data. By concentrating on these areas, the Trust was able to build a solid foundation on which to expand.
The team also recognised that the use of barcodes increased the efficiency of the P2P process – but only if it’s implemented with all factors in mind: people, process and technology. As such, comprehensive staff training and development was rolled out.