Supply chain technology and risk management firm Resilinc is responding to increased demand for critical healthcare supplies by launching the Resilinc Exchange, an online clearinghouse designed to match available inventory with hospitals that need items to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, including personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies. In a webinar held Thursday, the company outlined plans for the exchange, which officials say they hope to launch by mid April.
Resilinc is partnering with representatives from the health care and logistics sectors to create the exchange, which will allow group purchasing organizations (GPOs), distributors, and hospitals to connect and exchange inventory and to access donated inventory from manufacturers and other organizations. The program is designed to digitize and broaden a system that is largely done informally and manually between trading partners today, according to Resilinc.
The exchange will be free for all U.S. hospitals through September, according to Resilinc Founder and CEO Bindiya Vakil. Resilinc has held biweekly webinars on the spread of COVID-19 and its impact on the global supply chain since late January.
Healthcare representatives can pre-register to this exchange using the following link: