The process of procuring medical equipment parts and medical imaging parts can be painstaking. It takes time and effort to ensure that the parts are within budget and that they arrive at the proper time.
Because of the work that goes into securing these parts, many organizations leverage the skills of their procurement department. Procurement departments are in the business of surveying markets and suppliers to see if a quality relationship can be established between the facility and supplier.
They are playing the “long game” to ensure value is created for the medical facility. With many parts suppliers to choose from, how can procurement departments choose the right parts supplier?
What to look for in your prospective parts supplier
The answer to this is to look for a number of specific things in your prospective supplier. Check out the three aspects we’ve found to be the most important.
Quick responses from the supplier are the first thing that you should look for. Remember that as a member of the procurement department, you are seeking a positive long-term relationship. The initial interactions can set the tone for the entire vetting phase and beyond. When suppliers respond quickly, you know that they are taking you seriously enough to foster this positive long-term relationship.
Right along with quick responses, you should also look for the supplier to practice professional communication and prompt follow-ups. Quotes for parts from several approved suppliers will need to be analyzed and compared. They should be delivered in a timely and professional manner so your team can make an informed decision quickly. Again, look for evidence of this during your early conversations with potential suppliers.
A Warranty on Parts
Although the specifics of a warranty will vary from part to part, your approved suppliers should offer some level of protection for your purchase. Make sure you get clarity on this up-front and remain in communication should things change.
A Track Record of Success
The final thing procurement departments should look for is a supplier that has a proven track record. Make sure that the supplier you are doing business with has success supplying the parts you need to satisfied customers. Look for authentic testimonials, and consider researching companies on third-party review sites. [Can we include a link to the website where some of your testimonials are? I can’t remember the website!]
Searching for used medical equipment parts
If you’re searching for used medical equipment parts for your diagnostic equipment, radiology systems and other life-saving devices, we encourage you to search our inventory. We have thousands of parts in-stock and ready to ship.
Can’t find what you’re looking for? We’re always adding new parts to our inventory and some might not appear in our web store yet! Feel free to contact us with questions about any part.