Concordance and VPL Partner to Provide Freight Management Solutions to Healthcare Providers

Affords customers guaranteed savings of approximately 20% or more on their freight expenses

For Immediate Release 

Corporate contact: Judi Boc 

314-593-2632

JBoc@concordancehs.com

Tiffin and Columbus, OH, April 12, 2023—Concordance Healthcare Solutions, one of the largest independent healthcare distributors in the U.S., has partnered with VPL, a leading provider of smart supply chain software for the healthcare market, to deliver an innovative freight management solution.

The partnership will combine Concordance's expertise in emergency preparedness, 3PL, and reverse logistics, and comprehensive support for equipment, remodeling, and construction project needs with VPL’s real-time supply chain visibility solutions. Customers will have access to VPL’s cloud-based Supply Chain Visibility Platform, which empowers providers to see clearly into the status and movement of product from supplier all the way to the point of patient care.

Concordance serves the entire care continuum including acute care, community health, government, home care, hospice, laboratory, long term care, primary care and surgery centers.

“Concordance is very excited to partner with VPL to bring an innovative freight management solution to our customers,” said Mark Henderson, Concordance SEVP, Sales and Marketing. “Our partnership affords customers a guaranteed savings of approximately 20% or more on their freight expenses while providing a cloud-based, technologically advanced Supply Chain Visibility Platform. Aligning with VPL enhances our ability to deliver savings, resiliency and end-to-end supply chain visibility across all customer segments we serve.”

“We're extremely excited to partner with Concordance Healthcare Solutions,” said Eric McGlade, CEO and Co-Founder at VPL. “We share in a passion for health system preparedness, especially in times of uncertainty or emergency. Our real-time and reactive supply chain visibility solutions will help their customers mitigate disruption and control costs in this challenging financial climate.”              

About Concordance Healthcare Solutions

Concordance Healthcare Solutions, an independent healthcare distributor, headquartered in Tiffin, Ohio, is built on over 175 years of combined industry experience through the merger of three of the nation’s premier healthcare distributors. Concordance spans the U.S. market with twenty distribution centers licensed in forty-eight states. Concordance delivers dynamic, dependable service to the entire care continuum including acute care, community health, government, home care, hospice, laboratory, long term care, primary care and surgery centers. Concordance has experts dedicated to emergency preparedness, 3PL and reverse logistics, in addition to offering comprehensive support for equipment, remodeling and construction project needs. To learn more, please visit www.concordancehealthcare.com.

About VPL

VPL delivers visibility and resiliency to clinical supply chains. By making the procurement-through-fulfillment processes smarter and more profitable, it creates a new supplier dynamic whereby customers benefit from reduced costs, better insights, and increased transparency and efficiency. VPL developed the industry’s only Smart Supply Chain Platform, which automates inbound and outbound shipping, unlocks visibility into the status of critical shipments, and identifies cost-savings opportunities for all of healthcare including IDNs, critical access, outpatient, and pharmacy. With more than 700 hospitals, 6,000 plus suppliers, and a 97 percent customer retention rate, it’s clear that VPL is the company the healthcare industry trusts to deliver savings, insights, and peace of mind. For more information, visit www.getvpl.com.

 

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