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PPE Inventory Management

Supply chain risk management programs identify areas where supply risk or demand surges are likely to occur, and plan accordingly. Often, the recommended solutions come in the form of strategic inventory or reserve capacity. However, aside from the working capital component of the reserve capacity, buyers need to be aware that PPE inventory is highly perishable, so excessive safety stocks often transform into obsolete, unusable inventory with no market value.

PPE inventory management

To address demand surges that overwhelm even healthy strategic supplies at the site level, a mission critical back-up must be provided by a central source. Back-ups such as strategic reserve (inventory), strategic sourcing augmentation, or dedicated/reserved capacity in manufacturing and distribution that can be called upon immediately when a surge requires it.

Introducing Resiliency by SDI

In the absence of an in-house strategic reserve that your organization can tap into, SDI has developed an innovative solution that could greatly benefit your organization, especially during future surges. Our PPE As-a-ServiceSM offering helps large, multi-site organizations plan for and mitigate supply chain disruptions related to PPE and essential materials. Resiliency includes both Strategic Reserve Access and Surge Support/Supply Assurance.

Strategic Reserve Access

  • Guaranteed availability of predetermined safety stock inventory items and quantities
  • Cooperative/pooled (secured) inventory model for essential supplies
  • Not subject to government supply allocation controls
  • Compressed and guaranteed lead time – max 24-48 hours
  • Fresh stock/guaranteed turned
  • QC and certification of all suppliers

Surge Support & Supply Assurance

  • 24/7/365 Command Center – cross-functional team empowered through process and technology reviewing real-time data to make decisions quickly
  • 50 years’ experience, expertise, and market intelligence
  • Access to SDI’s breadth & depth of PPE & essential materials supply chain expertise
  • Pooled inventory purchasing with bulk/truckload order replenishment ensures supplier competitiveness, responsiveness, and overall consideration during demand surges

The value in this program is realized in the reduction of working capital tied up in excess & obsolete PPE inventory and the reduction in operating expense related to annual carrying costs in addition to the benefits to employee health, safety, and productivity and business continuity. Mitigate price spikes during surge periods, comply to regulator and insurance guidelines and protect your brand image with the certainty of outcome that comes from a PPE As-a-Service solution. Get started today with a PPE Supply Chain Risk Assessment or contact us today.

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