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Global demand is outpacing supply for some personal protective equipment (PPE) and related products due to the coronavirus outbreak. This increased demand has caused shortages for some PPE and related products. We are allocating supply to customers with previous purchase history of these items. Search results and product pages will indicate which items in the catalog are on allocation.
We are working with U.S. government agencies and others in the industry to share information and address supply issues as they arise.
What is allocation?
We have put our current customers on an allocation method in line with their recent usage for high-demand products. Allocation is the practice of limiting the available quantity of an item to any one purchasing entity at any one time. Sometimes this is less than they have historically purchased, sometimes it is more, depending on the overall availability of product. We take into account our current supply, expected arrival of additional shipments and anticipated demand.
Why is this happening?
These allocations are intended to provide as much product as possible to our current customers as they treat patients, and to wisely manage our inventory in preparation for possible shortages in the face of sustained high demand for PPE.
Which supplies are included?
Currently, we are allocating high-demand PPE and related products.
What are we doing?
Like many manufacturers and distributors, McKesson sources many of its PPE products from China. We are working with manufacturers both domestically and overseas to ensure we can get as much product as possible.
Please contact your McKesson account manager with any specific inquiries.
One of our top priorities is keeping you and your patients safe, as well as our own employees.
We’ve implemented safety protocols with our warehouse and delivery professional teams to help minimize the potential for infection. This includes frequently cleaning our vehicles and the equipment and workstations within our distribution centers, providing hand sanitizers to employees, and developing safe delivery zones.
Safe delivery zones are now in affect across all customer sites as of March 30. This includes no deliveries past the front desk or receiving dock, and no signature for proof of delivery.
Be advised that information contained herein is intended to serve as a useful reference for informational purposes only and is not complete clinical information. This information is intended for use only by competent healthcare professionals exercising judgment in providing care. McKesson cannot be held responsible for the continued currency of or for any errors or omissions in the information.