A proposal and justification for a parts designated position for the CHEO Clinical Engineering Regional Services
Keywords:Parts Management, Parts Analysis, Business Case, CMMS, LEAN methodology
Abstract (300 words)—Parts and the management of parts is
an age-old challenge for clinical engineering (CE) departments.
The Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) is at a
critical juncture whereby the demand for parts has increased
sufficiently such that it has limited the capacity of the
department to function and grow. Herein, the authors provide
the basis for a proposal and justification for a permanent
full-time parts designated position responsible for protecting
the value of the inventory on shelf. Its aim is to develop and
maintain a parts nomenclature system, analyze the dynamics of
the stocking levels and evaluate market analysis. This person
will also eliminate delays of providing a part for
repair/corrective maintenance, and write policies & standards
pertaining to parts management.