Holland, Mich.-based SearchPPE.com was launched Wednesday to provide a state-focused, direct order fulfillment process between small buyers and manufacturers to expedite the delivery of personal protection equipment to companies.
Interested manufacturers and buyers can go to SearchPPE.com to register. The website offers access to the small business supply chain that retooled to provide PPE during the pandemic but often remains unseen by buyers within the same city or state.
“As the nation returns to work, we want to ensure the safety of employees as well as our most vulnerable citizens,” says Betsy Freeman, CEO of Radius Advisory Group in Holland, a founding partner of SearchPPE. “We are asking manufacturers to register on the site so that health care providers, first responders, and employers can identify and purchase the PPE they need closest to home.
“One of the lessons learned coming out of this national emergency is that every state has different needs at different times. It’s incumbent on commercial industry and state governments to work together to ensure the transparency and redundancy of manufacturing assets in their own state, in order to ensure the timely delivery of PPE where and when it is needed.”
Site users can build and update online profiles, adjusting the level of supplies as they are needed or produced. The approach provides flexibility to manufacturers while keeping buyers up to date on the products that are available.
There is no fee to register on the site. Founding partners who are contributing all services on a pro bono basis include Charlie Mike Solutions LLC, Dun and Bradstreet, Elder Research, Radius Advisory Group LLC, RGDuece Enterprises, and Rings Leighton Creative Services Ltd.