Building A More Robust Supply Chain
A Public-Private Framework To Create A Pandemic Response Infrastructure
Updated: September 2020
The U.S. healthcare supply chain is strong, but the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated it needs to be more resilient to respond to a sudden and massive increase in demand for medical products. HIDA’s “Building A More Robust Supply Chain” report proposes a public-private framework for creating a national pandemic response infrastructure.
The plan seeks to leverage the logistical expertise of health industry distributors with the resources of the federal government to establish forward-deployed reserves of PPE and critical equipment, diversify and grow surge manufacturing capacity, and manage and replenish national stockpiles of healthcare supplies to meet the next public health emergency.