Helpers of the Supply Chain
Helpers are organizations and partners that have gone the extra mile to protect patients or contribute to the resilience of the supply chain during the pandemic. These Helpers/Beacons of light may or may not be part of the traditional healthcare supply chain or healthcare system, but their goal is the same – to protect communities.
Helpers fall under at least one of the following categories:
- Partnerships formed or innovative solutions designed to support the sectors and industries that support healthcare and the supply chain, e.g. solutions for food security and the grocery sector, social services, mental health services.
Diverting or Repurposing Resources for Healthcare
- Companies or organizations that have diverted production capabilities and resources to manufacture supplies for COVID-19 response
- Efforts that focus on long-term resilience as opposed to immediate COVID-19 response (e.g. Lilly’s testing of potential antibody treatment)