As COVID Drives Demand for PPE, Expak Continues to Protect the Supply Chain

We’re now many months into the Coronavirus pandemic, and the unprecedented demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) we saw surging earlier this year will be “the new normal” for the foreseeable future. Businesses involved in the manufacturing and distribution of PPE are no doubt bracing for the possibility of a second surge of COVID infections in the latter part of the year, or a twindemic with the upcoming flu season. 

At Expak, we’re proud to do our part when it comes to protecting a PPE supply chain that defends both vulnerable individuals and the infrastructure of business at large. Our warehouse teams are rapidly adapting to the supply chain needs, removing bottlenecks while coordinating in real-time with other critical logistics partners.

We leverage the most effective and up-to-date supply chain technology, allowing for greater transparency, security, compliance and delivery speed. Our expertise in the world of pharmaceutical delivery, where accuracy and timeliness are critical, reflects the commitment we put into the work we do. It has proved to be an invaluable experience, as the logistics industry has been required to adapt to the demands created by the pandemic.

What items are needed most?

There has been a growing need for COVID-19 testing kits along with personal protective equipment such as:

  • N95 Masks / Respirators
  • Surgical Masks / Medical masks
  • Face-shields
  • Surgical Gowns
  • Goggles
  • Gloves (including household rubber gloves)
  • Shoe covers
  • Sanitizers
  • Sterilizers
  • Disinfectants

 

 Medical supplies such as:

  • Ventilators and ventilator parts
  • Thermometers 
  • Syringes
  • Two-sided tapes
  • Swabs
  • Pipettes
  • Miscellaneous Mechanical Parts or Components

 

With round-the-clock service and nationwide reach, we offer agile PPE warehouse and fulfillment solutions that minimize touchpoints while maximizing inventory accessibility. Our team works to ensure everything we ship adheres to federal regulations and, most importantly, gets to where it is meant to go on time.

Who are our PPE services for?

We provide warehouse, fulfillment and distribution solutions for anyone who needs to get critical personal protective equipment moved domestically. Those shipping destinations can include, but not limited to:

  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Research Facilities
  • Hospitals 
  • Clinics
  • Doctors Offices
  • Universities
  • Community Organizations
  • Retailers

Whether you’re looking to ship front-line protective equipment, testing kits, or medical supplies, Expak is ready to work with you to get PPE and medical supplies to their destination quickly and safely.

Warehouse & Fulfillment Integrations

When it comes to Warehouse and Fulfillment Services, reliability is the cornerstone of a
successful vendor relationship. Can you rely on your distribution partner to deliver the level
of product security you’d insist on within your organization? Can you trust that partner to
quickly move shipments so deadlines are not missed, and sales are not lost? And can you
rely on that partner to stay at the forefront of fulfillment innovation, so you’re not falling
behind your competitors by missing the kind of opportunities today’s technology offers?

At Expak Logistics, reliability and trust are the foundation of successful partnerships
ranging from household names in both brick and mortar and online retail to final mile
delivery for national carriers like FedEx, UPS and DHL. Trust is earned with every
integration and delivery. While reliability does not only mean doing the same things well,
year in and year out. It also means being reliably and consistently agile, offering
best-practice solutions to complex business problems, rather than relying on an
off-the-shelf approach to integration and implementation.

We offer a full suite of solutions that continually evolves to embrace automation and
provides critical visibility into the supply chain. Data-driven companies like Amazon have
played a large role in revolutionizing the distribution landscape, with the scale to set
customer expectations at an increasingly high bar. The importance of granular supply
chain visibility can’t be ignored.

Meanwhile, companies like Target and Walmart, who combine a strong online presence
with easily accessible brick and mortar locations — for an average American, the median
distance from a Walmart is just 4.2 miles, with Target not far behind at 5 miles. Even
before the Covid-19 crisis, these companies created omnichannel expectations for
customers blending online and in-person shopping. In part, those experiences exist
because warehousing and fulfillment have evolved to meet changing consumer
expectations and retailer demands.

We’re proud to have worked with all of these category leaders, from Amazon to Walmart,
and alongside retail leaders from Macy’s to Nordstrom. Expak works alongside the US
Military servicing their Army & Airforce Exchange Service, with household names like
Lowe’s, Overstock, and Bed, Bath & Beyond, and as a final mile delivery resource for
aforementioned national carriers DHL, FedEx, UPS and USPS.

Each relationship has been built on hard-earned trust, demonstrable best-in-class
distribution capabilities, and the ability to deliver service tailored to the partner’s specific
needs reliably. When reviewing your warehouse and fulfillment options, we’d ask you to
consider how much you feel you can rely on your current partner, both for day-to-day
business logistics and the challenging job of moving your business forward. Perhaps it’s
time for a partner that’s ready to go the extra mile to earn your trust

What the Coronavirus Pandemic has Revealed about Supply Chain Disruptions & How to Prepare

The coronavirus pandemic has shaken up every aspect of modern life, revealing cracks in many of the old models of doing business. There isn’t a single market sector in a single country that hasn’t been affected. Among the many lessons still being learned, often the hard way, by politicians, businesses, and individuals, the lessons for businesses that rely on global supply chain logistics have become clear.

In a world increasingly affected by unpredictable and disruptive global events, the coronavirus pandemic has revealed the importance of maintaining a supply chain that can withstand an upset.

This is not the first time an unpredictable global or regional event has affected the supply chain, and it certainly won’t be the last. But there are ways of preparing your company to withstand an upset, and ensure continued business, by getting your supply chain logistics in order.

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