Taking Control of Your Laboratory Logistics: Best Practices and Innovative Technology for Hospital and Independent Reference Labs 



FREE Webinar
Held Wednesday, October 28 

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In today’s healthcare environment, hospital and independent reference labs (IRLs) are seeking new ways to take greater control of their logistics needs. Among the challenges most frequently experienced by labs include:  time spent by staff every day researching lost or damaged shipments,  accurately planning staff levels without knowing in advance how many daily specimens are going to arrive, communicating proactively with lab customers but not knowing the status of their shipments, scheduling pick-ups at client sites and printing shipping labels—just to name a few.

These and myriad other challenges affect your lab’s ability to run efficiently. To streamline processes and take greater control of your lab’s logistics, you must start by rethinking your approach. Attend this free webinar, with follow-up Q&A, and learn best practices that your lab can implement right away to improve efficiency, lower costs, and focus more on what matters most: the patients your lab serves.


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Attend this 60-minute program, and you will:

  • Hear about the major logistics challenges as identified by members of the American Association of Clinical Chemistry, and what your lab can do to address them
  • Learn best practices for improving the efficiency and cost of same-day and next-day delivery—one of the most complex logistics issues that hospital and IRLs face daily
  • Discover how to optimize your freight management program by looking beyond direct cost savings from carriers alone, and much more

Who should attend?

  • Independent Reference Lab Leaders
  • Hospital Lab Leaders
  • Laboratorians with logistics responsibilities

Your registration includes:

  • A site license to attend the webinar. Invite as many members of your team as you would like!
  • The opportunity to pose specific questions, and connect directly with the panel, during a Q&A session

With your attendance of this webinar, you will gain valuable insights into why focusing on direct cost savings from carriers as the sole opportunity to improve is simply not an adequate solution.

Register now to see how transformational technologies are accelerating performance and solving one of the most complex logistics challenges that labs face today—controlling the “final mile” in same-day and next-day delivery.


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Your Panel:


Jonathan Kernya
Director of Business Development
OptiFreight Logistics
Cardinal Health
Atlanta, GA


Jonathan is the Director of Non-Acute Customer Operations for OptiFreight Logistics and has responsibility for the strategic deployment of logistics and freight management services for ambulatory surgery centers, laboratories, and pharmacies. He has over 20 years of experience in healthcare logistics, sales, marketing, and field operations leadership.

Jonathan is a thought leader in the healthcare logistics industry and has contributed to Becker’s Hospital Review, Becker’s ASC Review, and HME News, while participating in webinars for National Community Pharmacist Association (NCPA) and the National Association of Educational Procurement (NAEP).



Stephen Imes
Sr. Manager, Service Development
OptiFreight Logistics
Cardinal Health
Dublin, OH

Stephen Imes serves as a member of the OptiFreight Logistics Service Development team and brings over 10 years of transportation and logistics experience. With his technical sales experience and vast knowledge of healthcare transportation, Stephen is viewed as subject matter expert in freight management.  Additionally, he with was an integral member of the team to expand the OptiFreight program internationally into Canada.

Stephen works with internal teams on complex customer projects that increase efficiency, improve processes, and create customized solutions for clients. His consultative approach helps assess customer needs and build out proposals that offer better, more efficient means to manage transportation costs through the combination of detailed analysis, on-site visits, and customer feedback.



Bryan Leathley
Consultant, Strategic Services
OptiFreight Logistics
Cardinal Health
Dublin, OH

Bryan Leathley joined OptiFreight Logistics in 2018 as a member of the Strategic Solutions Consultant team. He has over 10 years of transportation and logistics experience, including a comprehensive background in healthcare courier, inbound and outbound small parcel, LTL, and full truckload transportation.

Bryan works collaboratively with internal and external teams to assess complex customer systems to increase efficiency, improve processes, and develop customized solutions. He brings a consultative approach to assessing customer needs and customized solutions through detailed analysis.