As hospitals continue looking for ways to become more efficient, they also are starting to look at ways to cut freight shipment costs without sacrificing services for patients.
It’s a need that Triose saw years ago.
The company, which began in 1999, has been experiencing rapid growth, in part because it is capitalizing on a massive industry that itself is growing at a fast pace. It has room for growth in its Wyomissing home and is looking to add an office in the Midwest.
Though Triose has been operating for more than 15 years, it has enjoyed notably strong growth the past few years. A big reason why is that it seized opportunities from helping hospitals and health care organizations save money in a crowded and increasingly competitive market.
“We actually controlled the growth in the early years,” said Carl “C.J.” Joyner, CEO and founder of Triose. “The products and services we offer today are the same we offered in 2005-2006. What’s happened in the past two years is we’ve opened the floodgates.”
Triose manages the logistics of getting products and materials into and out of hospitals all over the nation. It manages the shipping, financial impact and information on where a product is in the supply chain, plus statistics and trends.
Since 2013, Triose has acquired clients from nearly 200 health care systems, he said. What’s more, those clients represent thousands of facilities, said Ira Tauber, president of Triose.
At the end of 2013, the company had 35 employees; today it has 74. It had been in two locations in Shillington; last year it consolidated into one office building it shares with other tenants in Wyomissing near the Berkshire Mall.
Its sales people are in the field, while the office in Wyomissing has employees in operations, customer service and financial/data analysts.
“We have space to add 35 employees here,” Joyner said. “We are looking to put an office in Minnesota.”