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COVID-19 has managed to put a magnifying glass on the many challenges facing the global supply chain for medical supplies during this past month, and this moment in history sure to leave a lasting impact on the U.S. healthcare system in the future. As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to increase every day, so does the pressure on healthcare supply chains. So what can healthcare systems do to make sure they receive the supplies they need to deliver high-quality care during this pandemic, and beyond?

ASP Global Senior Vice President, Bill Fallon, took the time to share his thoughts on what’s to come with Hospital & Healthcare Management Global.

From the article:

“With the shortage of all types of PPE items, we can expect to see stockpiling continue to increase. This will drive demand for these products even further, increase shortages even more acutely and, in return, we can expect to see sharp increases in cost for personal protective equipment. Based on supplier pricing across southeast Asia, we here at ASP Global have already witnessed substantial increases in cost from manufacturers worldwide due to greater demand, as well as rising freight costs to transport goods as available space on ships and routes narrows.”

You can read the full article on the HHM Global website by clicking here.

ASP Global has had the opportunity to offer direct sourcing alternatives for many large IDNs so that they can continue to find quality products that meet their specific needs, while still reducing costs.

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