How Advocate Aurora Health Built a PPE Warehouse in Days
One of the interesting things about our vantage point in this industry, at this time, is the wealth of inspirational stories we are seeing every day. One such story comes from Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, which was featured in a recent Healthcare Purchasing News article.
During the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Advocate Aurora’s distribution center quickly reached capacity. The Advocate Aurora team supply chain team needed to set up a warehouse to provide PPE in support of their clinicians and patients – and fast.
After a few incredible days of working around the clock, they managed to open the 60,000 square foot warehouse to centralize PPE distribution, donations, kitting operations, emergency equipment, and N95 re-sterilization support activities.
As Advocate Aurora’s logistics partner, we collaborated with them to transport product from the new warehouse to MedSpeed’s Wisconsin and Illinois hubs so the PPE could be consolidated with normal supply deliveries and transported to all 28 of Advocate Aurora’s hospitals.
Our customers on the front lines of this pandemic have called upon us to rapidly scale logistics to meet their needs. Our team will continue to do everything in our power to support them and the communities they serve.