Linde: Reliable cylinder tracking thanks to a digitised process
Linde Healthcare, a market leading gas supplier, wants to digitise its cylinder tracking process to increase efficiency and transparency. Zühlke delivers a monitoring system that provides valuable insights.
- Interdisciplinary collaboration and early feedbacks led to a compelling solution
- Lean techniques targeted investment at features whose value had already been proven
- Rapid software development ensured timely delivery
Digitised process increases efficiency and transparency
Linde Healthcare required a digital system for tracking gas cylinder supplies in hospitals across multiple rooms and storage
facilities. They sought reliable asset tracking, replacing the existing paper-based ordering of cylinders and increasing efficiency and transparency. Zühlke was asked to deliver a monitoring system that provides Linde’s customers with ongoing value and actionable insights.
From prototype to full-fledged production system
A lean approach was taken to generate feedback early in the development process. Together with Linde, Zühlke developed prototype ideas, which were then transformed into a core pilotsystem that enabled the technical feasibility and business value to be assessed. Once the value was confirmed, the pilot could be expanded into a full production system.
Digital monitoring system creates actionable insights
The capability of the solution was extended to create a multitenancy system for several hospitals. Features such as dashboards for hospital porters, nurses and administrators, providing critical information at a glance, as well as tools to facilitate installation and reporting capabilities, thus allowing the identification of efficiencies and cost savings, were added.