Gerry Romanelli of Triose, Inc. Named To Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2018 Pros to Know List

Wyomissing, Pa., March 27, 2018 – Chief Commercial Officer Gerry Romanelli of TRIOSE, Inc., a nationwide logistics management firm specializing in managed solutions for the healthcare industry, has been named to Supply & Demand Chain Executive’s 2018 Pros to Know in the supply chain industry.

“We’re excited to see Gerry awarded this special recognition,” said CEO Carl “CJ” Joyner, TRIOSE, Inc. “As we guide our clients through the complex process of optimizing their supply chains and reducing healthcare costs, Gerry’s prominence and knowledge in the field is an undeniable asset in helping them stay patient-focused.”

As Chief Commercial Officer, Romanelli is responsible for overseeing marketing, sales, new product development and all aspects of continued revenue growth. He joined TRIOSE as Executive Vice President, Business Development in 2016. Last year, he was also the recognized with a 2017 Philadelphia SmartCEO Executive Management Award.

The Pros to Know award recognizes supply chain executives as well as manufacturing and non-manufacturing enterprises that are leading initiatives to help prepare their companies’ supply chains for the significant challenges of today’s business climate. This year’s list includes more than 200 individuals from software firms and service providers, consultancies or academia, who helped their supply chain clients or the supply chain community at large prepare to meet these challenges—and more than 30 Practitioner Pros, who do the same within their own companies.

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About TRIOSE, Inc.

TRIOSE, Inc. is a national healthcare supply chain solutions company that delivers smart, total logistics solutions customized for each client’s needs; lowers supply chain costs; and drives change for better healthcare in our communities. TRIOSE’s SupplyLinQ, a healthcare data analytics engine, helps healthcare clients reduce supply cost, mitigate risk, and improve quality of care. TRIOSE’s logistics portfolio solutions include freight management, large cargo freight, courier management and 3PL consulting.

Privately held since 1999, TRIOSE has been recognized by a number of awards from Philadelphia SmartCEO, Vizient NOVAPLUS® 2016 Supplier of the Year, and is among an elite 7% of companies to make Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies for five consecutive years. Visit TRIOSE to learn about its innovative healthcare supply chain solutions.

About Supply & Demand Chain Executive

Supply & Demand Chain Executive is the executive’s user manual for successful supply and demand chain transformation, utilizing hard-hitting analysis, viewpoints and unbiased case studies to steer executives and supply management professionals through the complicated, yet critical, world of supply and demand chain enablement to gain competitive advantage. Visit us on the web at http://www.SDCExec.com.

TRIOSE’s Andre T. Davis Sr. Featured In July Edition of HPN

TRIOSE’s Andre T. Davis Sr. Featured in July Edition of HPN

Wyomissing, Pa., March 20, 2017 – TRIOSE’s Andre T. Davis Sr. has been interviewed and featured in the July 2017 edition of Healthcare Purchasing News.  Davis discussed contractual red flags & different approaches health systems can use to avoid costly tack-on fees.

Contractual red flags are difficult to identify because typically they may be disguised as savings opportunities, according to Andre T. Davis Sr., MBA-HCM, Marketing Manager, TRIOSE Inc.

“One of the most common red flags are stipulations placed on how your organization can obtain free freight,” Davis told HPN.  “We see vendors offering free freight only if certain dollar thresholds are reached, only if certain items amounts on specific item lines are reached, and only on specific days – some even have these stipulations combined with one another! Perhaps most troubling, we’ve seen contracts stipulate that punitive fees be charged if many of these same terms aren’t reached”

Davis indicated that one term gaining in popularity is “flat fee freight.”

“A flat charge for shipping, no matter the amount ordered, is only beneficial if it fits your procurement practices,” Davis said.  “Spending a flat rate of $35 for a shipment that would normally cost $7 can add up quickly.  The good news for supply chain professionals is that with greater visibility, they can impact, avoid and even affect change on many of these stipulations.  Finding a partner to help you along the way is paramount to a healthy supply chain for your healthcare organization.”

To read more, see the July 2017 Edition of HPN

For more information about TRIOSE’s full-service logistics solutions, visit www.triose.com/solutions.

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About TRIOSE, Inc.

TRIOSE, Inc. is a nationwide logistics management firm specializing in managed solutions for the healthcare industry. Working hand-in-hand with hospitals and health systems nationwide, TRIOSE delivers smart, total logistics solutions customized for each client’s needs; lowers supply chain costs; and drives change for better healthcare in our communities. TRIOSE recently completed a merger with Predicata, East Providence, RI. A healthcare analytics company, Predicata’s SupplyLinQ service strengthens TRIOSE’s portfolio by adding innovative data analytic solutions to help healthcare clients reduce supply cost, mitigate risk, and improve quality of care.

TRIOSE’s logistics portfolio solutions include freight management, large cargo freight, courier management and 3PL consulting. While TRIOSE has relationships with hundreds of carriers and customizes carrier solutions for each of its clients, the company is proud to have a strategic corporate alliance with UPS®.

Privately held since 1999, TRIOSE is headquartered in Wyomissing, PA. TRIOSE is the first organization to be selected as No. 1 on the Greater Reading Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Top 50 Businesses List for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015. The company also earned a spot on the 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private U.S. companies. Learn more at www.triose.com

TRIOSE Promotes Carl Marks to VP of Business Systems and Technology

WYOMISSING, Pa., June 21, 2021 — TRIOSE, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent healthcare supply chain solutions, today announced that the company has promoted Carl Marks to Vice President of Business Systems and Technology. In his new position, Marks will hold primary responsibility for leading an enterprise-wide analysis of TRIOSE’s business systems, processes, and technology to help position TRIOSE for future growth.

“I am both honored and excited to be taking on the role of Vice President of Business Systems and Technology at TRIOSE,” said Marks. “With the shared goal of making a difference in healthcare, I look forward to helping TRIOSE grow so we can make a difference with our customers by providing smart and innovative supply chain solutions utilizing the latest technology and data analytics.”

Prior to joining TRIOSE earlier this year, Marks was the Vice President of Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at Alvernia University for two years where he implemented an enterprise culture regarding IT, significantly improving the availability and performance of systems and technology. Marks also worked as the Chief Operating Officer for 16 years for the local Wyomissing company, Contegix/Distributed System Services (DSS), where he helped to grow the organization into a major IT managed services provider and product reseller. Undoubtedly, the skills honed throughout Marks’ career have provided the TRIOSE team with guidance and assistance to drive efficiency in its business practices.

“I am thrilled that Carl has accepted the position of Vice President of Business Systems and Technology for TRIOSE,” said Robert Firely, Chief Financial Officer of TRIOSE. “Since joining TRIOSE in February, Carl has brought significant systems, technology, and management skills to our team, culminating in his promotion to Vice President, where he will be responsible for leading an enterprise-wide analysis of TRIOSE’s business systems, processes, and technology. I am confident that Carl will play an integral part in maximizing TRIOSE’s growth trajectory.”

For more information about TRIOSE, visit triose.com.

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About TRIOSE, Inc.

For over 20 years, TRIOSE has helped health systems manage their supply chain operations and gain visibility over costs, returning time to serve patients. TRIOSE has a singular mission of making a difference in healthcare, allowing for deeper industry insights. TRIOSE has helped over 10,000 healthcare locations and continues to innovate with each one we serve. At TRIOSE, customers can rely on our team of experts to realize savings, so they can focus on what matters most, the patient.

TRIOSE is the recognized industry leader in Healthcare Supply Chain Logistics. Recent honors include Vizient Purchased Services Supplier of the Year, Philadelphia SmartCEO, Vizient NOVAPLUS® Supplier of the Year, AHA Gold Level Workplace Health Achievement, and eight consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies.

TRIOSE Makes Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Private Companies

WYOMISSING, Pa., Aug. 18, 2021 – TRIOSE Inc., the leading provider of intelligent healthcare supply chain solutions, announced that it has made the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies, coming in at 4,564 – showing more than 50% growth as an organization over the last three years. The list, which examines nearly seven million companies, recognizes those whose success has placed them in the top .07% in terms of growth.

“It’s an honor to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies for a ninth consecutive year,” said TRIOSE Founder and CEO, Carl Joyner. “As we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, our growth is a direct reflection of our commitment to making a difference in healthcare. By helping health systems manage their supply chain operations and gain visibility over costs, we helped them focus on what matters most—returning time to patients.”

TRIOSE was founded in 1999 with a singular mission to make a difference in healthcare. For over 20 years, TRIOSE has set the industry standard for supply chain logistics with innovative products, services, and solutions. Most recently, TRIOSE developed a unique suite of services and technology solutions called Pharmacy iQ which helped hospitals compliantly deliver medications directly to patients’ homes so they could reduce the risk of contracting COVID-19 while waiting in line at the pharmacy. Additionally, TRIOSE’s CourierIQ, and Freight Management solutions have been proven to help eliminate inefficiencies at every level of hospital supply chain activity, from transportation routes to pharmacy shipping, to the language in hospitals’ contracts with their couriers.

“The healthcare industry will always be faced with challenges and TRIOSE will continue to face them as it has in the past—by putting people first,” said Joyner. “Our emphasis on human values that extends from the way we manage our own employees to our relationships with our clients is a critical pillar of our success and as we continue to grow we will maintain that keystone philosophy.”

For more information about TRIOSE, Inc. please visit www.triose.com.

About TRIOSE, Inc.
For over 20 years, TRIOSE has helped health systems manage their supply chain operations and gain visibility over costs, returning time to serve patients. TRIOSE has a singular mission of making a difference in healthcare, allowing for deeper industry insights. TRIOSE has helped over 10,000 healthcare locations and continues to innovate with each one we serve. At TRIOSE, customers can rely on our team of experts to realize savings, so they can focus on what matters most, the patient.

TRIOSE is the recognized industry leader in Healthcare Supply Chain Logistics. Recent honors include Vizient Purchased Services Supplier of the Year, Philadelphia SmartCEO, Vizient NOVAPLUS® Supplier of the Year, AHA Gold Level Workplace Health Achievement, and nine consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies.

TRIOSE Recognized as One of the Healthiest Employers of Greater Philadelphia

At TRIOSE, we’ve always put people — our customers, colleagues, and communities — first. We believe that the strongest businesses are built by doing the right thing and going the extra mile. As a company dedicated to making a difference in healthcare and beyond, taking a proactive approach to employee health is simply part of our DNA and making a positive impact on the lives of our team members is part of our mission.

That’s why we’re especially pleased to announce that TRIOSE has just been named one of the Healthiest Employers of Greater Philadelphia. This prestigious recognition is the nation’s leading corporate wellbeing award, assessing employers of all industries and sizes on a broad spectrum of wellness and worksite health initiatives.

The results for TRIOSE are very gratifying — we’re thrilled to receive this coveted award! We also were pleased by the holistic view the award provides of our overall worksite health. TRIOSE is committed to offering employees abundant opportunities to achieve healthier, happier lives through our wellness program, so we wanted to compare our company initiatives against the nation’s most innovative, forward-looking companies that are investing in the health of their employees.

The Healthiest Employers award recognized the generous health benefits and positive results that TRIOSE provides employees. For example, we offer biometric screenings that give employees greater insights into their personal health — and our team members have used these insights to make remarkable gains. We saw a 13 percent drop in employees with high-risk low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and a 9 percent reduction in high-risk blood pressure.

As our CEO and founder Carl Joyner said, “When we started the TRIOSE Wellness Program 10 years ago, we decided we would build it from scratch. We knew we wanted to impact all phases of personal wellness for the TRIOSE team and not just the physical. I am so very proud to say that we have now achieved almost 70 percent participation in our program. It’s a real testament to the vision, enthusiasm, and commitment to health that’s shared by all of our team members!”

TRIOSE is a close-knit organization and our wellness committee leans on this culture to offer unique wellness opportunities, including:

  • Olympics Field Day — Small teams of employees engage in friendly physical and mental competition, fueled by fun team names and uniforms.
  • Annual Family Picnic — Employees and their families engage in different wellness activities, such as our hotly contested annual kickball game.

 

The pandemic, of course, posed unprecedented challenges for us all, but even when employees were apart, we encouraged people to share updates and experiences. This included:

    • Year of Adventure Challenge — Fun projects, like exploring a new trail or getting muddy, were assigned each month. Employees were encouraged to document and share photos of their adventures.
    • Alone Together COVID Challenge — Employees were provided prompts, like what is the weirdest thing you’re missing now. Answers were compiled into a presentation and shared with the company to acknowledge what we experienced.

Receiving recognition as one of the Healthiest Employers demonstrates the value of our long-term wellness initiatives — and spotlights our commitment to always prioritize, take action and go the extra mile to improve the lives of our employees.

TRIOSE Receives Honorable Mention in National Customer Service Association’s All-Stars Awards

WYOMISSING, Pa., June 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TRIOSE, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent healthcare supply chain solutions, today announced the company has been recognized by the National Customer Service Association (NCSA). As part of the NCSA’s 2021 All-Stars Awards, TRIOSE received one of only two honorable mentions in the Service Organization of the year category, awarded to businesses that consistently maintain a focused culture of service excellence.

“We are honored and humbled to receive this prestigious recognition from the NCSA,” said Carlton Painter, Client Services Manager at TRIOSE. “We are a company founded on human values, which is why time-sensitive, high-touch customer service is core to who we are.”

According to the NCSA, the All-Stars Awards recognize organizations that consistently provide outstanding service to all of their customers, live their organizational mission and values, and regularly go above and beyond typical service expectations.

While TRIOSE has consistently been dedicated to providing best-in-class customer service to its clients, 2020 brought unique challenges that inspired the TRIOSE team to go above and beyond to deliver critical supplies, including:

  • Securing a new international carrier and vendors to access necessary personal protective equipment
  • Gathering and shipping biologic samples to laboratories, as part of a research study that sought to improve understanding of COVID-19 disease progression and guide new strategies for treatment
  • Consistently responding to clients’ needs overnight and on weekends
  • Developing PharmacyIQ and Cold Chain Solutions, a unique suite of services and technology solutions to help hospitals get prescription medications delivered directly to patients’ homes, reducing patients’ risk of contracting COVID-19

“Healthcare happens in real-time, so healthcare logistics need to as well,” said Gerry Romanelli, Chief Commercial Officer at TRIOSE. “At TRIOSE, we always put people before profit, and go the extra mile to ensure our clients can provide vital care to their patients.”

For more information about TRIOSE, visit triose.com.

About TRIOSE, Inc.
For over 20 years, TRIOSE has helped health systems manage their supply chain operations and gain visibility over costs, returning time to serve patients. TRIOSE has a singular mission of making a difference in healthcare, allowing for deeper industry insights. TRIOSE has helped over 10,000 healthcare locations and continues to innovate with each one we serve. At TRIOSE, customers can rely on our team of experts to realize savings, so they can focus on what matters most, the patient.

TRIOSE is the recognized industry leader in Healthcare Supply Chain Logistics. Recent honors include Vizient Purchased Services Supplier of the Year, Philadelphia SmartCEO, Vizient NOVAPLUS® Supplier of the Year, AHA Gold Level Workplace Health Achievement, and eight consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies.

Uber Health, ScriptDrop, Last Mile, and You

BY MARK LUTCAVISH

The term “new normal” as we have all heard has deeply impacted all of us! Over a year ago our lives changed overnight. We used to run out to the grocery store, pick up prescriptions at the pharmacy and grab a bite to eat as a weekly or monthly routine. Over a year later the “new normal” continues: our takeout is delivered right to our doors, curbside pickups replaced our usual errands, and our prescriptions show up in the mail.

With the push for delivery services becoming a necessity rather than a luxury, it’s only natural that the most popular delivery services branch out into other industries. Take Uber for example. The company originally started out with rideshare services and eventually branched out to offer food delivery. Eventually, they created Uber Health, a service that enables healthcare organizations to help arrange rides for their patients, so no appointments are missed. Recently, Uber Health partnered with the software company ScriptDrop to expand into the prescription delivery business.

ScriptDrop, an Ohio-Based startup, works with pharmacies to establish and improve their prescription delivery services. ScriptDrop provides multiple solutions to help pharmacies find the ideal way to get prescriptions to their patient’s doorstep. With this partnership, Uber customers would be able to take advantage of the delivery services with their medications.

As home delivery options expand, what impact do partnerships like Uber and ScriptDrop have on your pharmacy and your patients? Are you preparing your pharmacy for the changes that could come as home delivery options become more widely available? I wanted to take a moment to review the pros and cons of partnerships like this one and how they can impact the pharmacy industry going forward.

PROS

– This program is great for local independent pharmacies allowing them to reach our senior population and those challenged with transportation
– Provides a platform and delivery service with minimal cost to the pharmacy.
– Helps our local pharmacy owners to continue servicing their patient’s vs losing them to a “big box chain”
– Increase medication compliance. Delivery service provides increased access for prescriptions, so patients are more likely to stay on their medication schedules.

CONS

– There is an increased risk to the pharmacy with potential lost or stolen medication. Adding an additional component such as an Uber driver creates another layer of accountability
– The Uber driver becomes the new face of the pharmacy. Any interaction good or bad will come through that driver. We only remember our bad experiences. Pharmacies can lose patients over that one “bad experience”
– Patient consultation is a big challenge; pharmacies are required to provide this service. If your pharmacy is not equipped to handle this additional task it can have severe consequences
– Suppliers have contract guidelines for pharmacy; these guidelines can limit delivery of medication and add additional auditing and risk to the pharmacy

While Uber delivering medication is a good idea and premise, it seems to create more risk for the pharmacy. When approaching this idea and the concept of delivering medication, you have to ask yourself: Is the low cost worth the risks?

I encourage you to carefully consider all the dangers involved when you are sending high-risk medications to your patients. What could happen if that medication goes missing or expires? How will that affect the patient on the other end of the delivery? With a solution that is tailored to your organization’s needs, you can ensure that risk is minimized. Lost packages, expired medications, and poor customer interactions can impact your patient’s experience. TRIOSE has experts in Last Mile delivery. Our team can help you meet your accreditation and Medicare standards while putting your patients first.

– Mark Lutcavish

 

 

TRIOSE Promotes Seasoned Sales Executive Natalie Jones to VP of Sales

WYOMISSING, Pa., April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TRIOSE, Inc., the leading provider of intelligent healthcare supply chain solutions, today announced that the company has promoted seasoned sales and operations executive Natalie Jones to vice president of sales. In her new position, Jones will hold primary responsibility for managing commercial sales activity and channel partnerships, as well as growing strategic customer accounts and partner relationships.

“I am both honored and excited to be taking on the role of vice president of sales for TRIOSE,” said Jones. “I joined TRIOSE in 2014 with the shared goal of making a difference in healthcare and I truly believe that we make a difference with our customers every day in providing intelligent supply chain solutions.”

In her seven-year tenure at TRIOSE, Jones has fostered a culture of excellence and accountability at the company by consistently setting and surpassing business goals and objectives. Notable accomplishments include establishing and launching a channel partnership with McKesson, opening TRIOSE’s first field office in Houston and playing an instrumental role in the organization’s implementation and adoption of a standard sales methodology.

“I am very excited that Natalie has accepted the position of vice president of sales for TRIOSE,” said Gerry Romanelli, chief commercial officer at TRIOSE. “In her seven years at TRIOSE Natalie has taken on several key roles in operations, marketing and sales, culminating in her promotion to VP where she will be responsible for all sales at TRIOSE. I am confident that with Natalie at the helm we will continue our growth trajectory.”

For more information about TRIOSE, visit triose.com.

About TRIOSE, Inc.
For over 20 years, TRIOSE has helped health systems manage their supply chain operations and gain visibility over costs, returning time to serve patients. TRIOSE has a singular mission of making a difference in healthcare, allowing for deeper industry insights. TRIOSE has helped over 10,000 healthcare locations and continues to innovate with each one we serve. At TRIOSE, customers can rely on our team of experts to realize savings, so they can focus on what matters most, the patient.

TRIOSE is the recognized industry leader in Healthcare Supply Chain Logistics. Recent honors include Vizient Purchased Services Supplier of the Year, Philadelphia SmartCEO, Vizient NOVAPLUS® Supplier of the Year, AHA Gold Level Workplace Health Achievement, and eight consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies.

TRIOSE Delivers Critical Water And Supplies To Weather-Affected Texas

Wyomissing, PA – The unprecedented storm that hit the country in mid-February caused unavoidable transit delays and water scarcity in the southeast region of the United States. TRIOSE assisted weather-affected hospitals in Houston by locating drinking, distilled, and sterile water to help keep the hospitals functioning. In addition to locating the water, TRIOSE arranged transportation so that the water arrived before the hospitals ran out.

Late on the night of February 16th, Natalie Jones, the Director of Channel Management at TRIOSE received a call from a client looking for help getting a critical water shipment to them within 24 hours. In response, TRIOSE activated its emergency response team to assist the hospital. The shipments, which included nine pallets of sterile water for the respiratory ward of the Texas Children’s Hospital, as well as 21 pallets of water for Houston Methodist Hospital, were secured and in transit in less than 24 hours.

“As our logistics partner, TRIOSE was able to work with key suppliers and freight carriers, in order to facilitate enough water to meet the various needs of Houston Methodist. Without that assistance, we would not have been able to provide the much-needed support to our staff and most importantly, the patients we work so hard to serve,” says John A. Walters, Corporate Director, Supply Chain Logistics & Fleet Management, Distribution Center at Houston Methodist Hospital.

“Thank you for the excellent communication throughout the process. You have gone over and above, and we really appreciate the service you have provided,” says a representative from Texas Children’s Hospital.

“Our hospitals contacted us asking for assistance, and ever since we have been working around the clock to route vital resources to our hospitals,” says Jones. “Our team has stepped up and gone beyond the call of duty to assist our hospitals and healthcare networks in this time of need.”

In addition to the water deliveries, TRIOSE was able to secure and deliver COVID-19 vaccines that had been delayed in Houston due to the weather conditions. The vaccinations were successfully released and received by Houston Methodist Hospital.

“Our team is currently working to alleviate some of the stressors our hospitals and healthcare networks are experiencing during this weather emergency. I am very proud of how quickly our team responded to assist the affected hospitals in Texas. They will remain on standby until the hospitals return to standard operations,” says Gerry Romanelli, Chief Commercial Officer at TRIOSE.

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About TRIOSE Inc.

TRIOSE, Inc. has partnered with renowned healthcare institutions for over 20 years to implement intelligent supply chain solutions that lower supply chain costs & increase the quality of care provided by our partners, leading to better patient outcomes. Driving change for improved healthcare in our communities is paramount to the TRIOSE mission, which aims to save our partners billions of dollars.

TRIOSE is a healthcare solutions company that strives to make a substantial difference in health care by providing innovative products and solutions to our clients by providing world-class strategic logistic management services to them.

Though TRIOSE has been honored with a number of awards over the years, recent honors include Vizient Purchased Services Supplier of the Year, Philadelphia SmartCEO, Vizient NOVAPLUS® Supplier of the Year, AHA Gold Level Workplace Health Achievement, and eight consecutive appearances on the Inc. 5000’s fastest-growing companies have set TRIOSE apart in the industry. Visit TRIOSE to learn about innovative healthcare supply chain solutions that get healthcare professionals back to what they do best – saving lives.