Managing the logistics and demand of providing home healthcare supplies can be challenging for suppliers. While larger health systems have the buying power to keep up with their steady demand for supplies, smaller facilities need to plan and have a back up strategy in place to in case of shortages, backorder delays or pricing challenges.
Suppliers need to anticipate the needs the smaller health systems to best provide supplies and competitive pricing. Working together and having a plan in place will help these home healthcare and hospice facilities manage shortage issues and source alternative products if needed.
Last month, Healthcare Purchasing News provided insight on meeting the demand for home healthcare supplies and the challenges of improving service. Read about it here: https://www.hpnonline.com/sourcing-logistics/article/13002088/honing-in-home-health-supply-logistics