During 2015 the US imported more container shipments than ever before, achieving an annual growth rate of 5.4 percent, according to JOC economist, Mario Moreno. Container imports reached record levels due to a strong dollar, increase consumer spending, and a significant decrease in the cost of ocean freight. Although the US imported more containerized shipments […]
The focus of today’s healthcare environment causes stakeholders to consider any option aiming to reduce costs, maximize efficiencies, and provide improved clinical outcomes. As a result, most industry meetings and tradeshows provide the platform in which many speakers extoll the virtues of “sourcing” various commodity categories as a way to achieve these critical objectives. While […]
On December 20, 2013 the State of California added DINP to the Proposition 65 list of chemicals “known to the State of California to cause cancer.” DINP (Diisononyl phthalate) is a phthalate plasticizer used in the manufacture of many vinyl (polyvinyl chloride/PVC) products, including electrical wire, coated fabrics, automotive parts, vinyl flooring, and footwear, as […]
At Sempermed, we feel it is our mission to provide our community with unsurpassed protection. Sempermed employees look beyond our disposable glove line and make it a point to find outlets in which combined efforts can support both local and national networks. It is with great pleasure that Sempermed can proudly say we are making […]
When you hear the words, “exam glove evaluation” or “exam glove implementation” what are your initial thoughts and feelings? Is your first thought to run? If this is your first reaction, I think it is safe to assume that you’ll have a different opinion once you hear how Sempermed’s process differs
Did you know that it costs more than five times as much to get a new customer as it does to keep an existing customer?
In the world of overused catch phrases and key topics in the Acute Care industry, I’d say standardizing and/or bundling is going to be right up there with Healthcare Reform, primarily because the two are interrelated. Overused or not, I want to dive into this topic because I think the great majority of medical facilities are still trying to figure out the best way to keep revenues up and costs down
Medical examination gloves can possess labeling claims that call attention to certain attributes. Some of these claims cite basic characteristics, such as material, color and thickness, or that the gloves were manufactured using a powder-free process. Other claims declare special characteristics or qualities that increase the glove’s value in the marketplace.
During my tenure in the disposable glove industry, I have seen a multitude of companies attempt to launch a successful private label without considering all of the variables involved in the decision and it often ends in disaster.
The expiration of the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is costing American businesses millions of dollars per day. It is the responsibility of Congress to reinstate the GSP, and both the House and Senate proposed bills last year, but neither bill was able to garner enough support before the pre-determined expiration.