In 2002, Medline began delivering products in the Chicagoland area with a single truck. Today, Medline’s MedTrans transportation fleet has grown to more than 1,500 vehicles, delivering nearly 80% of Medline U.S. product sales and providing consistent, exceptional end-to-end supply chain service.
“MedTrans is a differentiator for us,” said Jeff Brennan, Medline senior vice president of outbound transportation. “Within the healthcare supply chain, delivery is the last critical piece in getting much-needed products to our customers. And what Medline has found is that when we have more direct control over all aspects of our supply chain, we see better results.”
“One thing we talk about all the time with our customers is how valuable it is that Medline owns the entire start to finish as far as the supply chain goes,” said Brooke Duval, Medline account executive, Acute Care. “And a big piece of that is MedTrans. For customers, knowing that we’re in control of product deliveries, and the trucks that they’re being put on, is a huge value add that Medline is able to provide.”
Growing to meet evolving customer needs
Medline has the largest owned transportation fleet of any healthcare product distributor in the U.S. And MedTrans has grown along with Medline over the past two decades, doubling the size of its fleet every five years, and continuing to diversify its vehicles and strategies to meet the company’s evolving portfolio of more than 300,000 products.