The COVID-19 pandemic put medtech contract manufacturers, OEMs, distributors and healthcare providers in situations for which they were unprepared, particularly with their supply chains. What they learned will undoubtedly help them all going forward, especially if the world faces a second wave or another novel virus.
Here are some supply chain lessons learned by a small manufacturer of a critical device for COVID-19 patients, a major manufacturer of respirators for frontline workers, a health system administrator and a logistics company that recently entered the medical supply business. They participated in a webinar hosted Wednesday by Minnesota’s Medical Alley Association trade group.
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