Boost Productivity in Your Pharmacy

Working in a pharmacy can be tough. As a pharmacist, you have a lot of jobs. Whether it’s helping at the checkout line or handling the fill queue, you’re required to be at your best.

But if you (or one of your employees) hit a slump, don’t fret. There are creative strategies you can use to boost productivity in your pharmacy.

Ways to improve your daily output:

Take a Break

You work at a hectic pace in your pharmacy. There’s a lot to do, such as phone calls, prescriptions to fill, and patient counseling. After a while, the break-neck pace takes its toll on you. You won’t get more work done by skipping your breaks. Instead, you’ll burn out sooner. As a result, your physical and mental health will suffer. Taking breaks, on the other hand, helps refresh your work productivity in subtle but profound ways.

Invest in Automation Technology

Automation technology can help boost productivity in a pharmacy . It can streamline processes such as inventory management, customer service, and day-to-day operations. Plus, you’ll reduce the time it takes to complete tasks, freeing up employees to focus on other duties. And last but not least, you’ll reduce paperwork and other manual tasks.

Stay Organized

If you want your pharmacy to operate more efficiently, keep your workplace neat and clean. Declutter shelves; throw away unimportant paperwork; and make space for important documents. Keep the floor clear of clutter so it’s easy to navigate and walk through during the peak business hours.

Streamline Inventory Management

An inventory management system helps reduce the time it takes to process orders, find products, and restock shelves. In fact, it’s one of the most important tasks in your pharmacy because it reduces the time it takes to track inventory and ensure that shelves are full. When you can reduce the time it takes to complete a task, you’re boosting productivity.

Optimize Customer Service

Another great way to boost productivity is by enhancing customer service. Invest in customer service training to ensure employees can provide high level of service in a timely manner. Plus, customer service automation technology can reduce the time it takes to process orders and answer customer inquiries. This reduces the amount of time it takes to complete tasks.

Pharmacy Staffing Services

Hiring professional staffing services is a wonderful way to boost your pharmacy’s productivity. You can guarantee that your pharmacy is staffed with highly qualified and experienced pharmacy employees. Skilled pharmacy staff can help increase output and can also aid in creating an enjoyable atmosphere in the pharmacy.

When it comes to your pharmacy’s productivity, it’s important to get your workflow processes in order. Invest in new tools and equipment and save time, reduce errors, and increase your overall pharmacy’s happiness.

A Member-Owned Company Serving Independent Pharmacies

PBA Health is dedicated to helping independent pharmacies reach their full potential on the buy-side of their business. Founded and owned by pharmacists, PBA Health serves independent pharmacies with group purchasing services, wholesaler contract negotiations, proprietary purchasing tools, and more.

An HDA member, PBA Health operates its own NABP-accredited secondary wholesaler with more than 6,000 SKUs, including brands, generics, narcotics CII-CV, cold-storage products, and over-the-counter (OTC) products — offering the lowest prices in the secondary market.

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