Fewer Containers, Same Delays
For the 2nd quarter of 2022, medical distributors reported no change in lengthy delays for healthcare products reaching customers, although fewer containers of medical products are now delayed inside the supply chain.
|8,000 - 12,000
|9,000 - 14,000
|7,000 - 10,000
Ports & Distributors Brace For Late Summer Shipping Surge
As Shanghai enters a phased reopening, medical distributors expect to see a shipping surge of medical supplies competing for delivery alongside increased shipments of school supplies, Halloween costumes and holiday toys. As retailers extend their shipping lead times to adjust for this surge, medical distributors are concerned about increased delays coinciding with a surge of cold, flu, and COVID-19 cases in the fall and winter months.
Find more resources about the healthcare supply chain on HIDA’s Understanding Healthcare Distribution page.