Resiliency Road Map Advocates Medical Supply Chain Collaboration

Five Pillars To Support Domestic Manufacturing & Maintain Robust Stockpiles

April 25, 2024 – The Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) today released the Supply Chain Resiliency Road Map – Leading Future Preparedness & Response Initiatives. The Road Map was created in consultation with industry supply chain leaders to share learnings from past public health events and provide a foundation for future public health responses. It is available for download at

“When it comes to healthcare preparedness, neither the private sector nor the public sector can do it alone,” said HIDA President and CEO Matthew J. Rowan. “A resilient supply chain is bolstered by collaborative strategies and policies. This Road Map charts a course for long-term, sustainable solutions that are consistently funded to ensure future readiness.”

The Road Map has five pillars to support a resilient supply chain:

  • Diversified Sourcing and Domestic Production Strategy: A strategic blend of domestic, near-shored, and global production is critical to a resilient supply chain that can surge to meet the demand of future emergencies.
  • Buffer of Critical Products: A buffer of critical products such as personal protective equipment (PPE), testing supplies, and infection prevention products is needed for future emergencies to meet initial demand during a crisis.
  • Future Stockpile Strategies: It is important to rethink the role and size of government stockpiles as well as coordination between federal, state, and local stockpiling strategies.
  • Expedited Transportation of Medical Products: Healthcare and transportation partners should develop a process now to expedite medical supplies during future emergencies.
  • Public-Private Partnerships: Public and private sector partners should meet regularly during steady state to maintain relationships, ensure lessons are implemented, and collaborate on supply chain solutions.

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Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) represents the healthcare distribution network – the essential link between global healthcare supply manufacturers and local care providers. HIDA members operate more than 500+ distribution centers to bring critical products, supplies, and services to more than 560,000 healthcare settings across the U.S., including hospitals, long-term care, physician practices, home care, and laboratories. Visit

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