TRIOSE Executive Gerry Romanelli Featured in HPN 'Crisis & Disaster' Article

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TRIOSE Executive Gerry Romanelli Featured in HPN 'Crisis & Disaster' Article.


Wyomissing, Pa., March 20, 2017 – TRIOSE Executive Gerry Romanelli has been interviewed and featured in the April 2017 edition of Healthcare Purchasing News.  Leveraging nearly 30 years of Supply Chain experience, Romanelli recounted disaster mitigation efforts during the 2012 Hurricane Sandy aftermath.

"In October 2012, the impact from Hurricane Sandy devastated the New York metropolitan area. All transportation infrastructure – except the Lincoln Tunnel – leading to Manhattan was closed. Power outages impacted over 2.2 million people. A major research and acute-care health system located in Manhattan experienced heavy flooding and failure of a backup generator. The hospital was forced to divert patients to surrounding hospitals and evacuate its medical buildings.

With limited access to communication, the hospital had difficulty contacting suppliers to divert all orders to a temporary warehouse in New Jersey. As the health system’s supply chain partner, TRIOSE stepped in and engaged all suppliers and carriers with updated shipping instructions and served as the proxy between hospital and vendors. Ultimately, TRIOSE was able to help the hospital keep its supplies in the New York metro area so patients could have access to much-needed healthcare resources.

Supply chain should immediately notify carriers and suppliers about contingency plans that may impact procurement and delivery. In the case of the major healthcare organization in the New York City metro area, being unable to divert shipments to the temporary warehouse in New Jersey would’ve resulted in products returning to the supplier. This would have directly impacted the ability to provide patient care in a time of crisis or disaster."

 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