HOLLAND, MI – May 19, 2020 – A newly launched cloud-based portal, SearchPPE.com, will provide manufacturers with a state-focused, direct order fulfillment process to expedite the delivery of personal protective equipment (PPE) to buyers. Manufacturers should go to SearchPPE.com to rapidly find buyers and register for free.
The SearchPPE.com website provides buyers access to the small business supply chain that retooled to provide PPE during the national COVID emergency, but often remains unseen by buyers within their own city or state.
“As the nation returns to work, we want to ensure the safety of employees, and remain vigilant about the potential re-occurrence of the virus in the future. We are asking manufacturers to register on the site so that employers and healthcare providers can identify and purchase the PPE they need closest to home”, said Betsy Freeman, CEO, Radius Advisory Group, a founding partner of SearchPPE.
One of the lessons learned as we emerge from the national Covid-19 emergency is that every state and industry has different needs at different times. Whether you are a retailer, a hair salon, a restaurant chain or an elementary school, the need for hand sanitizer and non-surgical masks is probably part of your reopening strategy. Likewise, healthcare providers, first responders and individual specialty clinics still need PPE as they continue to care for and protect our most vulnerable citizens. We all must work together to ensure the transparency of manufacturers in our own state, in order to enable the timely delivery of PPE where and when it is needed.
The automated SearchPPE site allows employers and manufacturers to build and update an online profile, so they can adjust the level of supplies as they are produced or the amount they need to buy at any given time. This approach provides maximum flexibility to both the manufacturer, and employers who need to keep current on what products are available for order or re-supply.
“Search PPE recognizes the importance of in-state support from small businesses, in filling the PPE gaps that are left in light of federal and state distribution to the “hot spots” in major metropolitan areas, where the need is greatest”, said Janey Joffee, Assistant Director, Upper Peninsula Healthcare Solutions, Marquette, Michigan. “We are happy to find companies within our own state that can produce and quickly deliver what we need in order to help save lives and get people back to work safely.”
There is no fee to register on the site. Founding partners contributing all services on a pro bono basis include: Charlie Mike Solutions LLC, Dun & Bradstreet, Elder Research, Radius Advisory Group LLC, RGDuece Enterprises, Rings Leighton Creative Services Ltd.