Nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, PPE issues continue to plague the U.S. supply chain. mySupplier, a global leader in sustainable lighting and PPE solutions, pivoted its core focus to support its essential business customers facing shortages of PPE needed to operate safely and effectively. Leveraging its global supply relationships, mySupplier became a registered FDA Critical PPE supplier and launched its Health and Safety Division.
An exposé featured this week on 60 Minutes shed additional light on the topic regarding bad suppliers in the PPE industry. Facing many of the same issues as companies around the world, mySupplier overcame challenging obstacles, such as adjusting to time zones, vetting out fake products, daily price and supply fluctuations, shipping space shortages, price gouging and custom clearance issues. Prevailing, the company has delivered millions worth of critical PPE to customers across the country, including government agencies such as the Arizona Department of Health Services.
Addressing the ongoing shortages and fraudulent activity taking place in the market, mySupplier’s co-founder, Taresh Grover, states:
“Due to COVID-19, the PPE market has grown sixfold in 2020 to an estimated $46B, up from $7.8B the year prior. Healthcare and other essential workers rely on this equipment to protect themselves and others from diseases.
A shortage of and limited access to supplies such as gloves, medical masks, respirators, goggles, face shields, gowns, and aprons are leaving frontline personnel dangerously ill-equipped to care for COVID-19 patients. With a growing list of unfit and fraudulent companies preying on vulnerable organizations, it’s imperative that thorough due-diligence is completed before signing a purchase order.
It is a difficult market to enter, particularly for a company without extensive supplier contacts. We’re honored to be able to support our customers during the pandemic and will continue to provide high quality products to protect their employees and customers in the future.”
mySupplier is a women-owned company that partners with Contractors, Energy Services Companies and national accounts to provide Technology Solutions to Create Smart, Sustainable and Safe Buildings. The company’s Sustainable building program focuses on energy efficiency utilizing its unique technology driven approach to lighting retrofits, new construction projects and solar installations. Its Smart building program offers asset tracking, space utilization and lighting energy optimization. mySupplier’s Safe building division incorporates critical PPE supplies, thermal imaging products for temperature screening, digital platforms for safer work environments and UVC disinfecting products. For additional information, visit www.mysupplier.com.