“We were seeking a partner that could enable our comprehensive approach to drive efficiencies, implement cost savings and help establish a strong foundation for our laboratory business,” said David Wood, director of strategic sourcing and services for Allina Health. “We are excited to grow our partnership with Medline and explore future operational and capital improvement opportunities together.”
As part of the prime vendor agreement, multiple Medline team members will be dedicated to Allina Health, ensuring supply chain operational transparency and efficiency with a focus on pricing and invoice accuracy, as well as overall key performance indicator (KPI) improvements. In addition, Allina Health will have the ability to easily monitor key metrics, such as item utilization, contract compliance, price accuracy and spend by product categories, through Medline’s advanced analytics platform. The health system will also leverage Medline’s supply chain optimization solutions to support its laboratory resiliency efforts, including customized third-party logistics (3PL) capabilities to offset on-hand inventory with Medline’s inventory management services and vast warehouse network.