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Avoid These Risks by Using Direct-to-Site Delivery

By CME Corp Staff | November 7, 2014

Constructing, expanding or remodeling your medical facility is an expensive venture.  Medical facilities, like any form of property, need the occasional tune-up or complete reconstruction to stay competitive within their market.  This can become a large undertaking for any business.

Taking this project on in-house can mean endless PO’s to process, several deliveries to monitor, equipment assembly and high vendor prices.  There is a lot of risk lying on your shoulders by handling all of these aspects internally.  CME Corp's Direct-to Site (DTS) Delivery program helps eliminate those risks.  

However, when choosing not to use a DTS delivery program, you may be faced with many complications.  Having to deal with these problems may cause delays in the progression of your new facility.  In the end, this means wasting more time and money on an already expensive project.  Here is an overview on some of the risks you may encounter by not using a DTS delivery program.

  • Lost or Misplaced Items – Dealing with multiple vendors and orders can require numerous staff members across different departments helping with the ordering and receiving process.  Multiple people responsible for ordering and receiving the product can result in a lot of confusion and increase the risk of losing or misplacing important items.  Too many hands tangled up in the project could create some costly errors in the end.
  • Damaged Goods – Warehouse-stored equipment may result in unrecognized damage to products that have been received.  That can be the outcome of items warehoused without being opened and inspected by the facility.  The financial responsibility for any damaged items can be quite large and can delay the renovation process if items need to be reordered.  There is also financial loss to consider since it is rare that a company is given the full value for their claims if they are unable to prove the carrier was at fault.
  • Incorrect Assembly – If products are not assembled correctly, you place your staff and patients at the risk of potentially being hurt or damaging the equipment beyond repair.  Not having a knowledgeable person specifically designated to assume ownership of the equipment and assembling it correctly could interrupt the workflow in your facility.  Patients will miss out on vital care if the building is not assembled and running on time. 

How can you avoid these risks?  By using CME Direct-to-Site Delivery, they manage all phases of your facility setup from start to finish, guaranteeing an easy, stress-free experience.  This specially designed program helps minimize the risks listed above so you can get back to work faster.  

CME monitors all new deliveries and examines each item before shipping it to you in one large delivery with no damaged goods.  They are responsible for the product until it is delivered to the new space.  Their unique PO tracker is updated daily and sent to you whenever you need to be updated. Only dealing with one point of contact at CME helps eliminate any miscommunication or lost items during the purchasing period.  

Having to deal with lost items, or damaged items will increase costs and prolong the process of completing your project.  Direct-to-Site Delivery is the smarter way to complete your new construction, expansion or remodeling venture.


About CME: CME Corp is the nation’s premier source for healthcare equipment, turnkey logistics, and biomedical services, representing 2 million+ products from more than 2,000 manufacturers.

With two corporate offices and 35+ service centers, our mission is is to help healthcare facilities nationwide reduce the cost of the equipment they purchase, make their equipment specification, delivery, installation, and maintenance processes more efficient, and help them seamlessly launch, renovate and expand on schedule.

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