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Karen Hales

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Things to Consider When Issuing a Medical Courier RFP

Posted by Karen Hales on Dec 13, 2017 5:09:18 PM

What to include in a Healthcare Transport Request for Proposal

Medical couriers are distinguished from other transportation service providers and distributors by features such as speed, security, tracking, specialization and customization of services. Healthcare companies know the reliability of their medical couriers directly impacts the level of care that medical staff can provide. When engaging a third party to provide medical courier services, an ongoing agreement is often the best way to ensure confidence the contractor is well positioned to provide this critical service and manage the complexities of healthcare operations. A well-designed medical courier request for proposal (RFP) will help to vet healthcare transport companies and ensure you are evaluating value, not the lowest price.

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Major benefits of local courier companies

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 29, 2017 1:39:28 PM

Couriers offer flexibility, accountability, personal service

Courier companies offer several benefits compared to other types of delivery services. Couriers specialize in fast deliveries of any size parcel or package and offer committed delivery times and individualized tracking.
 
There is no better way to impress clients than by being professional, on-time and dependable at all times. Experienced courier companies use professional, trained drivers with an emphasis on customer service, so you’ll get special attention to your deliveries that will create a favorable impression with your clients.

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Reliable Medical Courier Service Requires Training, Technology

Posted by Karen Hales on Nov 8, 2017 10:43:25 AM

QCS Logistics a leading medical courier in New Orleans, Southeast Louisiana 

QCS Logistics (QCS) has been one of southeastern Louisiana's most vital providers of dependable medical courier service for more than 25 years. Professional medical couriers ensure that delivery of specimens, medical products, equipment and supplies is completed with the highest integrity—securely, on time, to the right location and at the right temperature. Watch our video on QCS Logistics' medical courier delivery service throughout Southeast Louisiana.

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QCS Logistics values community ties

Posted by Karen Hales on Oct 12, 2017 9:30:00 AM

New Orleans courier company's St. Augustine High School connection

QCS Logistics transitioned to a second-generation, family-owned business when chairman and CEO Ronald V. Burns, Sr., passed the title of President of QCS Logistics to his son Jason G. Burns, Sr., in May 2017. While many family businesses are known for being close-knit with strong ties to the community, QCS has another ace up its sleeve: the St. Augustine Purple Knights.

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Key guidelines to transportation, warehouse safety compliance

Posted by Karen Hales on Aug 8, 2017 11:37:05 AM

Safety practices to reduce accidents, minimize injury

Your warehouse and transportation operations play a key role in the success of your business. Any operation interruptions or mishaps can drastically affect your company and its customers.  It is important to have guidelines for safety compliance designed specifically for your work environment and regular health and safety meetings, which will lead to fewer workplace accidents and absenteeism due to injury.
 
Reducing the risk of injury and accidents should be actively sought after by any business owner. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, one in 20 warehouse workers will suffer a workplace injury in a given year. Meanwhile, the average cost of a recordable injury in the United States is $35,000 in workers’ compensation and lost productivity costs, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.

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QCS Logistics announces executive management team promotions

Posted by Karen Hales on May 25, 2017 11:48:38 AM

Jason Burns, Sr. is named President, Ronald Burns, Sr. becomes Chairman and CEO

QCS Logistics, one of the region’s premier courier and logistics companies, has named Jason G. Burns, Sr. as its new President, replacing Ronald V. Burns, Sr., who takes on the role of Chairman of QCS Logistics Board of Directors in addition to his role as Chief Executive Officer. Jason joined the company in 2007 as Vice President of Business Development. Ronald Burns, QCS Logistics founder, has grown the company into one of the largest courier companies in Louisiana and an Inc. 5000 “Fastest Growing Private Company" for the past four years.

QCS Logistics provides parcel delivery, medical courier services and customized logistics management services throughout the Gulf South.

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Logistics industry association meeting celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted by Karen Hales on May 18, 2017 4:41:49 PM

CLDA Conference Focuses on Shipper-Carrier Best Practices

Marking its 30th anniversary as a leading association representing those who keep the wheels of commerce rolling in North America, the Customized Logistics & Delivery Association annual meeting brought together 400 members of the industry for three days of networking, educational sessions and focus groups. The logistics industry association meeting was held May 3-5 in Orlando, Fl., and focused on shipper-carrier best practices and creating new business opportunities for CLDA members.

CLDA Annual Meeting & Expo Chair Chuck Moyer said conference planners’ aim was to provide participants the opportunity to walk away with new business contacts, state-of-the-art technology updates, business best practices and information necessary to remain competitive and meet the ever-changing needs of shippers.

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How to evaluate a medical courier service to meet your objectives

Posted by Karen Hales on Mar 31, 2017 11:40:11 AM

A strategic partner will create customized solutions, give competitive advantage

Today, more and more health systems are moving from self-distribution to third party medical supply distribution companies to manage their logistics. With the rapidly changing nature of healthcare, knowing how to evaluate a potential courier to meet your company’s medical courier needs is an important step in running an efficient operation that allows you to focus on providing quality care.

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Supply Chain Trends in Healthcare Transportation

Posted by Karen Hales on Feb 10, 2017 4:07:45 PM

Six Logistics Trends in the Healthcare Industry

Many trends in logistics are impacting the healthcare supply chain and healthcare transportation. From the Internet of Things and drone technology to decentralization of supplies and increased supply chain visibility, the healthcare industry is following—as well as leading—some of the most common logistics trends seen across the supply chain.

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Logistics Plays Integral Role in Customer Satisfaction

Posted by Karen Hales on Jan 5, 2017 1:41:35 PM

Customer Satisfaction is key for Companies Seeking Competitive Advantage

Customer satisfaction is key for companies seeking a competitive advantage. Reliable product delivery in the supply chain is a main factor in maintaining customer satisfaction, and logistics is an integral cog in the supply chain wheel.

The 2016 20th Annual Third Party Logistics Study shows 3PLs and their customers are becoming more proficient at what they do, individually as well as together, which is improving the quality of their relationships. Seventy percent of those who use logistics services (shippers) and 85% of 3PL providers said that outsourcing logistics to a 3PL has contributed to overall cost reductions, while, 83% of shippers and 94% of 3PL providers said using a 3PL contributes to improved customer service

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