Ensuring deliveries of urgent medical equipment and supplies
To support the rapidly evolving supply chain challenges surrounding urgently needed medical supplies, SEKO Logistics MedTec has established a Rapid Response Team to assist and maintain medical care to the patient population across the US and globally.
SEKO MedTec encourages all medical aid and relief manufacturers of respirators, ventilators, gloves, masks, gowns and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to make contact immediately to begin planning for capacity. The focus right now is on New York City and surrounding metro area in the US.
As China ramps up production again across multiple industries, many medical device suppliers are coming back online and ready to support and assist. At the same time, the need to deliver to hospitals from Milan to Seattle to New York City creates challenges where SEKO’s MedTec team and White Glove expertise are bundled with inbound supply chain capabilities to provide shippers a quick and effective solution that can be implemented quickly for aid and relief efforts.
SEKO has engaged with all of its core providers – across all modes of transport – to ensure access to available capacity across their global networks. SEKO’s operations-resiliency plans are fully active, staffed by an experienced team, and immediately available.
As one of the world’s leading MedTec logistics service providers, SEKO is closely monitoring the increased demand for ‘surge capacity’ to support urgent shipments of medical diagnostic, clinic and hospital equipment and supplies, which require a highly flexible and rapid response network.
In addition to the SEKO MedTec hubs located throughout the US, SEKO’s COVID-19 business continuity plan gives medical equipment and supplies customers access to a network of over 60 stations close to ports and airports with capacity to support short-term and long-term product staging and deployment strategies. Located near ports and airports, this network offers more than 185,810 m2 of forward stocking space in the US. For high value, sensitive electronics and medical devices, SEKO MedTec’s White Glove deliveries also utilise an air-ride network including expedited and exclusive trucks as well as multi-modal services combining air cargo and LTL with White Glove and last mile deliveries.