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2 Important Elements in Your New Equipment Acquisition: Staging & Direct-to-Site Delivery

By CME Corp Staff | September 23, 2015

When you are engaged in a major new construction, expansion or remodeling project a prime concern is that of acquiring the equipment necessary to test and treat the patients as well as the furniture needed to outfit your new medical facility.  

To be sure that the equipment is delivered and set up in a timely manner and in proper operating condition, you should choose a medical equipment distributor that is experienced in doing just that.

Working with an experienced and dedicated equipment distributor streamlines the logistic process and provides two important elements that determines how the equipment will flow into your facility: assembly and staging, and direct-to-site delivery.

Assembly and Staging

Assembly and staging occurs before the purchased items are delivered to your facility.  The products you purchase are first received at one of our warehouses where our staff unpacks them, checks for any damaged goods and requests replacements as needed.  

The products are then assembled, labeled, and customized according to the customer's needs. The various items are then grouped together based on where they will be delivered within the new facility.  All of these steps have been put in place to ensure that you get exactly what you want when you want and where you want it.

Direct-to-Site Delivery

Once all the equipment has been assembled and is in proper working condition, we'll work with you to schedule the most efficient delivery time based on your operations.  Whether that would be an early morning delivery, before clients walk in, or late evening, when most of the office will be gone, our goal is to work with your team to minimize delivery time and the interruption to patient care and workflow.

Once the day of the direct-to-site delivery has been chosen, one of our associates will coordinate a walk thru of your facilities to determine the most effective truck access, route of travel and where the final equipment will be placed and/or installed.  On the day of the delivery, delivery crew members are instructed to adhere to all safety regulations as they quickly, yet carefully deliver your products to their desired rooms and locations where they will be correctly oriented.  To orient everything correctly, we would need a floor plan that includes the equipment orientation prior to the scheduled delivery date.

The direct-to-site delivery process will only be finalized once all products have received a final check and inspection by the supervising manager, all trash has been removed, and you have signed off on a final room-by-room walk through that ensures all aspects of the delivery have been completed.

When it comes to receiving your products, it doesn't matter how big or small your order is, or whether you're launching a new facility or upgrading an old one, direct-to-site delivery is geared to ensuring the process is as streamlined and efficient as possible.  We promise proactive communication with all of our customers so that you'll know exactly where each individual piece of equipment in your order is and the estimated timeline of the delivery process.

To learn more, contact us at CME today. Ninety-nine percent of our business is in equipment sales and we are well equipped to negotiate the best prices for your team, consolidate your deliveries, manage the delivery process and facilitate an in-service equipment training for your team.

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 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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