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Systems

Validated Systems
HMS® has taken 25 years of industry knowledge and built systems specifically designed to distribute prescription drug samples in the most compliant and efficient way possible. Howell Marketing Services validated sample fulfillment systems were designed around three core capabilities to meet the needs of both user and customer:

  • Distribution Management
    • Order processing / sample order management
    • Order entry - Electronic, EDI, BRC, other files
    • Practitioner Validation rules, including mid-level practitioners
    • Mid-Level rules - State disclosure requirements
    • Proof of delivery / AOD - End-to-end closed loop
  • Warehouse Management
    • Receiving and put away
    • Inventory allocation & FEFO
    • Physicals and demand cycle counts (RF)
  • Transportation Management
    • Carrier selection and rate shopping
    • Carrier label creation
    • Shipment consolidation
    • POD/AOC process linked to carrier servers

Howell Marketing Services' validated sample fulfillment systems provide benefits in the following areas:

Quality and Compliance:

  • Compliant & Practitioner Validation and rules for Mid-Level and State disclosure requirements are maintained and manage by the system. Every order is passed through our system for validation and distribution rules to ensure total and complete compliance
  • End-to-end closed-loop process. The system provides and manages processes for both acknowledgement of content and/or proof of delivery ensuring total shipment traceability
  • Bar-coded warehouse. Our warehouse is bar-coded to track all inventory and its movement at any point in time & receiving dock, rack, production floor, shipping dock

Cost Effectiveness

  • Transportation management that can rate shop. The system will pass your shipments through as many carrier accounts as you would want and shop for the best rate, reducing overall shipping costs
  • Date as we go. We determine carrier ship date last and label last, ensuring the maximum number of same day shipment and shortest cycle time for our customers

System Performance

  • Flexible system can accommodate changing customer requirements. Providing the customer with the ability to make program modifications quickly and inexpensively
  • User-friendly. The system is easy to navigate for both customers and users
  • Web-based systems. With secure user access a customer can enter the system and look at their information, securely and in real time
  • Online Reporting. HMS provides a standard suite of online reports that our customers can securely access. Bring up a report, click on a link and download it to an Excel spreadsheet. It's that easy!

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