Manufacturers and Distributors
When a disaster strikes, the healthcare system counts on manufacturers, who are the first link in the supply chain. Disasters can affect the operations of manufacturers and their facilities’ supply of products in countless ways- whether it be the result of a disease outbreak that drains stock or a hurricane that destroys a hospital’s supplies. No matter the situation, manufacturers work to make their medicines and medical supplies available to those downstream in the supply chain so that patients ultimately are not impacted. The stories below highlight the efforts of manufacturers to anticipate and respond to a crisis.