Hospitals have been hit hard this year and are in need of proven options to overcome the need to overbuy and overstock critical PPE and supplies in the midst of Covid shortages. IBM's Inventory Control Tower provides healthcare providers with a singe, overlay SaaS solution with one view of all inventory across entire systems to provide a single view into supply and demand gaps. Hospitals can forecast depletion rates by SKU and stock location and predict consumable item usage based on scheduled procedures. They are enabled to better collaborate across teams and partners to help respond to unplanned events. As a result, hospitals can save millions in wasted or expedited charges for replenishment. What’s more, by digitizing inventory management to reduce manual tasks, they’re able to free up healthcare workers’ time to focus on providing better patient care.