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Peter Martin


VGM Fulfillment primed for larger role 

April 5, 2024Liz Beaulieu, Editor

WATERLOO, Iowa – Peter Martin, VGM Fulfillment’s new president, sees the company as an important “strategic partner” in a CPAP market that has seen its share of supply chain challenges in the past few years.  Martin, who has an engineering background and has 20-plus years of experience working at large companies, was previously group vice president – food supply chain for Target, which he calls a “$20 billion grocer.”  “I believe VGM...

CPAP Supplies, Peter Martin, supply chain, VGM Fulfillment

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David Myers

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Owens & Minor exec honored

August 4, 2022HME News Staff

RICHMOND, Va. – Owens & Minor has announced that David Myers, vice president of national accounts, has been elected to the Bellwether League Foundation’s Hall of Fame Class of 2022 for Healthcare Supply Chain Leadership to honor his outstanding accomplishments and contributions to the industry. “We join the Bellwether League Foundation in celebrating Dave for his remarkable contributions and dedication to innovation and collaboration,” said Edward Pesicka, president and CEO....

Bellwether League, Home Medical Equipment (HME), Owens & Minor, supply chain

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Mike Swinford


Complex rehab is ‘beyond challenging’ right now

January 14, 2022Liz Beaulieu, Editor

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Arguably all HME providers have been impacted by supply chain constraints, but complex rehab providers have had additional complexities to contend with, they say.  “The typical complex rehab product that we provide has components from three to five manufacturers,” said Mike Swinford, CEO of Numotion. “It may have a base from one manufacturer and a custom molded seat from a different manufacturer. The number of cases where we’re waiting for...

Complex Rehab, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), Numotion, supply chain

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HIDA: Medical supplies face ongoing delays

January 5, 2022HME News Staff

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Medical supplies are being delayed 37 days due to ongoing supply chain problems, according to research by the Health Industry Distributors Association.  These delays are impacting 8,000-12,000 containers of supplies throughout the U.S. transportation system, the association says.  “HIDA recommends a fast-pass system to prioritize essential medical supplies through ports, onto rail and truck for expedited delivery to the front lines of health care,”...

Health Industry Distributors Association, Medical supplies, supply chain

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NHIA releases recommendations on managing supply shortages

December 29, 2021HME News Staff

ARLINGTON, Va. – The National Home Infusion Association has issued guidance for members that are experiencing shortages of administration sets for ambulatory infusion pumps due to an ongoing supply chain crisis. The association is working with manufacturers and suppliers to get more information about when these issues might be resolved and if they can offer alternatives. In the meantime, NHIA reminds providers that the decision to use an infusion pump—and which pump to use—is...

Infusion pumps, National Home Infusion Association (NHIA), supply chain

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What's the outlook for CPAP supply in 2022?


What's the outlook for CPAP supply in 2022?

December 29, 2021R.J. Meyer

Toilet paper. As the pandemic loomed, people began reporting low or non-existent stock of toilet paper on store shelves. Who could have predicted that a toilet paper shortage would be an early sign of supply chain challenges? Challenges that are likely to last well into 2022, and maybe even beyond.    When it comes to supply chain challenges, the biggest issue is that there isn’t just one issue. Is it the ocean ports? Staffing shortages? Manufacturing constraints? Supply chains...

CPAP Resupply, supply chain, VGM Fulfillment

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Tis the season...for waiting: It's all stuck in the water

December 10, 2021Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine – HME retailers trying to meet the needs of holiday shoppers are not immune to the challenges wrought by an epic supply chain meltdown.  Lift chairs? They have them. Three-wheeled scooters? They might have to wait.  “Lift chair sales are normal because I can actually get those,” said Jim Leedom, owner of Lomita, Calif.-based Home Health Depot. “I’ve spent the morning calling manufacturers asking for three-wheeled scooters and they are...

Home Medical Equipment (HME), supply chain

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NSM responds to supply chain disruptions

November 23, 2021HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – National Seating & Mobility says it is doing “everything we can” to navigate supply chain challenges that are impacting the company’s ability to provide products and services to customers. “The slowdowns are caused from a range of challenges, including timing to bring parts and products into the U.S., availability of raw materials, transportation constraints and labor limitations,” NSM stated in a letter to clients. “We are doing everything...

Complex Rehab, National Seating & Mobility (NSM), supply chain

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Manufacturers weigh impact of coronavirus

March 6, 2020Liz Beaulieu, Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine - It's too early to say how much the coronavirus outbreak is affecting their supply chains, HME manufacturers say, but there could be other trickle-down effects. Manufacturers like ResMed, Inogen, Philips and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare have all said they're monitoring the virus closely. “There's a pretty dynamic situation going on in China,” said Rob Douglas, president and COO of ResMed during a recent conference call to discuss the company's most...

Coronavirus, Pandemic, supply chain

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NSM targets service, supply chain improvements

March 10, 2015HME News Staff

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - National Seating & Mobility has added director-level positions in service delivery and supply chain to support unprecedented growth in 2014, the company announced March 9. Darrell Chiasson will serve as director of service delivery, and Chris Paz will serve as director of supply chain management. Chiasson will focus on building a best-in-class service organization that improves the client service experience while minimizing downtime and repairs. “With so many local new NSM...

National Seating & Mobility (NSM), supply chain

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