In orthopedics, Covid-19 has created unprecedented challenges for patients, surgeons and hospitals as elective surgeries were postponed, leading to a massive backlog of surgeries. In addition to demand challenges, Covid-19 is also creating significant disruption to global supply chains across many industries, leading to production and shipping bottlenecks. Activating and treating the patient backlog while dealing with shortages of resources and supplies is putting an extra burden on hospital staff, infrastructure and financials.
Here is an important message to our customers: We at ZimmerBiomet EMEA are ready to partner with you as you support your patients in these times of need. We have invested significantly to make our supply chain resilient and responsive to short term changes in demand. We have products and services ready to support you now, to help you drive the recovery. Your success is our success. Don’t hesitate to contact our sales teams in your country, or me personally, if you need help.
Yours, Wilfred van Zuilen