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The Healthcare Industry Needs a Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation is a holiday movie classic. “Nobody's leaving! Nobody's walking out on this fun old fashioned family Christmas! Noooo, No, We're all in this together!” – Clark Griswold And we are in this together. There is no doubt that COVID has shown us the importance of moving to a community mindset. In 2022, expect to see an extreme focus on building more resilient supply chains to support the...

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GTIN Integration – The Holy Grail of Data Standards

When Indiana Jones was searching for the Holy Grail, his instinct was to pick the most practical of chalices.  In the movie, he chose “the cup of a carpenter” – a wise decision.  In supply chain, “we do not follow maps to buried treasure, and "X" never, ever marks the spot.”  Tenured supply chain professionals know that when it comes to data, it’s the quality of the content that really matters and not the...

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Are your functional equivalents really unbiased?

Finding an unbiased source of truth for functional equivalents is nearly impossible. It seems that everyone wants you to buy from their product or contract portfolio. Why would you need to see what the market has to offer? If we learned anything from COVID, it’s that people in supply chain need to understand every manufacturer in the market that makes a specific product or product line.  The days of not...

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A Look at How Meperia Supported Our Customers During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Meperia, within weeks of the pandemic, released a Free Resource Guide: Critical Supplies with Functional Alternatives for our customers as well as the entire healthcare industry.  The resource guide is intended to be leveraged for sourcing activities and identification of alternative products and channels so providers can continue to serve patients without interruption.COVID19 disrupted the market in a...

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How is Meperia’s Content Offering Different from Others in the Market?

Actually, this is a question we get quite often.  I can sum it up easily—Artificial Intelligence (AI) and integration.  Meperia’s Strategic Sourcing (MSS) product foundation is built on data.  Content is at our core and, as such, we deliver real-time updates to manage the merger and acquisition activity in the market and transfer this knowledge directly to the enterprise resource planning (ERP), to...

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