Jan 12, 2024 – Triad Business Journal [behind paywall]
Overview: Reporter David Hill reports on Medline’s push into third-party logistics and the critical part Medline’s network of 22 distribution centers — including the 1.2- million-sq.-ft, LEED-certified, state-of-the-art facility in Mebane, NC – is playing in making the U.S. healthcare supply chain more resilient after the pandemic exposed significant shortcomings.
Medline not only provides supply chain expertise to healthcare providers, but also Medline has the infrastructure and facilities to become the “defacto in-house warehouse manager” for some healthcare systems and providers.
The article also describes Medline’s goods-to-person order fulfillment system – anchored by AutoStore robotic technology – and how owning its own distribution centers and fleet of delivery vehicles contribute to Medline’s supply chain solutions.
Quoted in the story: Peter Saviola, Medline vice president of national field sales; Paul Neiderkorn, vice president of regional operations; Joe Peede, director of operations.
Read full story here.
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