What are supply chain shortages?

August 23, 2022

A supply chain shortage is when the supplier does not have an adequate amount of products at the delivery location to fulfill all sales obligations due to the inability to transport the products to the delivery location for any reason, including the lost or unsuccessful shipment of products, depletion of the inventory, or quota.

Owens & Minor SMART card

Providing Transparency & Optionality During Supply Chain Disruptions.

Up-To-Date Supply Chain Disruption Alert Communication for Supply Chain Leaders. The SMART Card features First Alerts, the most crucial information that may impact distribution service levels. Secondly, it provides a Supplier Snapshot which are suppliers providing below-standard inbound fill rates (98%) and inbound lead times (10 days). It also provides a report of the top 15 SKUs that are impacting service levels for our customers, with suggested product substitutions. Lastly, the SMART Card provides overall market and global supply chain updates that Owens & Minor continuously monitors.