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Getting the Most from Your Amerinet Contract

By CME Corp Staff | March 11, 2015

If you are an Amerinet GPO member you, doubtless, have realized that you have access to discounted pricing to purchase products from contracted manufacturers.  However, many purchasing managers and buyers fail to recognize the value of the additional discounts on the services provided by contracted distributors.  These discounts can be far more meaningful to your capital equipment purchases than you might realize. The equipment procurement services to which you are now entitled will streamline the delivery process and assist in the installation of your equipment. Here is how to get the most from these value-added services.

Addressing High Demand Projects

Your Amerinet membership gives you access to discounted delivery pricing through its contracts with particular distributors. This means that you will be able to complete a number of equipment projects with smooth, streamlined organization and logistics from start to finish.  These projects can include:

  • New construction projects
  • Complete renovation or expansion of your existing healthcare facility
  • Product replacements whether it is for a single major piece of equipment or a group of items.

Tapping into Your Full Service Distributor Contract

As an Amerinet GPO member, you will benefit from equipment delivery logistics that can completely streamline your entire acquisition process from product selection to delivery and end location installation. You can tap into these additional services based on your needs whether you want drop shipments to your own warehouse or you want third-party warehousing, inspection, staging, and direct-to-site delivery right to the final location in the exam room. This wide range of services allows the individual healthcare facility the option to customize the services to meet their needs, be it for a single project or multiple projects in differing locations and types of facilities. 

Warehousing, Inspecting, Staging, and Delivering

Many purchasing managers underestimate the value of effective logistics services. First and foremost you will have a single point of delivery to store your equipment until you are ready to receive it. At this facility your equipment can be opened, inspected and staged so it is ready for installation when delivered to your site. The deliveries can include customized labeling and appropriate tagging. Arrangements can be made for a single delivery or staggered deliveries to correspond with your installation and building schedule.

Direct-to-Site Delivery

CME, is an Amerinet contracted medical equipment distributor that has focused on medical capital equipment deliveries for over 30 years.  One of their unique services is a Direct-to-Site delivery program.  With this program, your newly purchased products are delivered right to the loading dock - or most appropriate entry point - straight to the most desirable elevator or hallway, then to the end use location.  

The products are then put in place and checked out for proper performance, and the packing materials removed.  You can provide a floor plan of your facility to allow for delivery direct to the desired department or even specific rooms within your facility.  This lowers risk for lost articles and incorrect installation of major equipment.  The responsibility for damages remains with Hospital Associates until final sign off by your facility. 

Serving You Better

The recent CME merger means that our services now include three branches and over 31 service centers across the United States, representing over 1000 manufacturers and 1,000,000 products.

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