Prototyping the Medical Supply Chain for a Branch of the US Armed Services

THE CHALLENGE

In light of the supply chain pressures experienced during the pandemic, a major branch of the US Armed Services identified the need for improved logistics support for medical equipment and supplies. They wanted to make their medical supply chain more resilient by tracking potential risks and managing them before they occurred. They also needed a way to match patient care requirements with their associated supply needs.

THE SOLUTION

In order to build resiliency, the client engaged our solution to build a prototype Digital Logistics Solution. In less than 6 months, we merged multiple “best-in-class” technologies together from subject matter experts in medical supply chains, risk monitoring, and scenario analysis. Consequently, we were able to provide a fully mapped representative sample of different kinds of medical supplies. The user-friendly solution allowed authorized personnel to take the pulse of the supply chain, identify risks, and rapidly determine strategies to mitigate them.

THE IMPACT

Our research and development resulted in a functional prototype, complete with a new executive dashboard, modified reporting and analytics modules, and the mapping of three representative categories of medical equipment and supplies: N-95 masks, ventilators, and medications. 

Having established a viable proof of concept, we were awarded a comprehensive Phase II contract, which will involve pilot deployments of the solution in operational environments, both for the government customer and a commercial partner.

About Exiger & Supply Dynamics

Recently acquired by Exiger, Supply Dynamics provides Fortune 500 manufacturers with real-time visibility and control over the material requirements of their extended supply chain. Supply Dynamics’ product, SDX, is a highly secure, multi-tier supply chain collaboration platform, designed for complex, distributed manufacturing supply chains. To learn more, read about Exiger’s recent acquisition of Supply Dynamics to Create the First End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility and Supplier Risk Management Solution here and learn more about our products here.

our blog

Perspectives

Contested Logistics - Perspectives
Article
Building Trust and Transparency in Contested Logistics
Eliminating Forced Labor
Article
Empowering Ethical Sourcing: Eliminating Forced Labor with Supply Chain Intelligence
Empowering customers with Supply Chain AI
Article
Gartner Event Encourages a ‘Rethink’ of Global Supply Chains

Demo The
Exiger Platform

Save the Day
Be a supply chain superhero