In late November, 2016, Sempermed became aware of an important manufacturing issue regarding the production and shipment of vinyl, which had a significant effect on many industries that utilize vinyl products. As we informed our team and customers, the Chinese government had imposed a production ban on vinyl factories in the northern region of China. […]
As the year progresses and November arrives, it is important to bring awareness and education on the importance of planning ahead and preparing for the future. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), about 70% of people over age 65 need some type of long-term care during their lifetime. The Family Caregiver Alliance notes […]
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 […]
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.
As we begin the New Year, the trend among corporate leadership is to implement idealistic plans and strategies that enable various goals to be met over the course of the next twelve months. I have witnessed many departments and companies reach countless achievements as a result of these efforts.