Supply chain issues are still causing problems for Athletic Trainers. Thankfully Paul Calloway has the inside scoop to help us stay ahead of it.
AEDs – there has been a shortage for a little while.
Shortage in components and an uptick with purchasing after Damar Hamlin incident
Hospital suppliers have more access than sports medicine suppliers
Tough to get – QDA, Tuff Skin, Adhesive, Cold Spray
- All are unavailable for the foreseeable future possibly until 2024.
- Magic spray and stick em’
- May not be available in as many varieties
Shortages cause price increases
M-tack from Mueller is a pump spray
Still in short supply
They have basically taken those out of the options
Cliff bar energy chew is an alternative
There has been a bit of pressure in the foam market.
Pre-wrap and under wrap continue to be problems for sourcing
Price increases should be expected
Looking at about $1 per roll
More so with Medique brand products
They have been struggling for about 2 years to get things leveled out.
You may need to buy in the bulk bottle
Coach tape from J&J was bought by BSN Medical
The price has gone up but it is back and available again.
Elasticon has been brought back as well
Zonas 1-inch box tape is back in production as well.
There tends to be consolidation of SKUs…like there may be fewer options for ankle braces
Mueller has discontinued some of the medkit lines.
Not a whole lot of new products out this year
Prices will continue to generally increase
We are paying more in freight now than last year. Even if it says free shipping, it still has to come out of the costs.
If there are a few sacred items put no substitutions but be willing to consider alternatives on most other products.
Andover was bought by Millican…they are the same, but just now switching branding
They did discontinue some of the niche items
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