Medline named ‘Supplier of the Year’ by GHX
Company recognized for 'ensuring the highest levels of system performance and customer experience'
By Medline Newsroom Staff | May 12, 2022
“The 2021 GHXcellence Award winners embody healthcare at its best by exhibiting and encouraging a spirit of innovation, leadership, creativity and collaboration,” said Bruce Johnson, president and CEO, GHX. “We are proud to recognize the individuals and organizations that are steadfast in their commitment to transforming the business of healthcare for the benefit of many.”
The awards were presented during a celebration and dinner on May 11 at the GHX Summit 22 in Hollywood, Florida. Founded in 2000, GHX pioneered healthcare’s largest cloud-based supply chain network, which today connects tens of thousands of healthcare organizations across the globe. Medline has been a GHX partner for more than 20 years.
Medline received the award in the “Large Organization” category, in recognition of “top GHX performance metrics” in supply chain, including purchase order volume, trading partner growth and discrepancy reduction. According to GHX: “During 2021, Medline Industries focused on driving automation across the GHX network to deliver efficiencies both internally and for their customers’ benefit. They created easy solutions such as implementing automation for over 40 million business transactions with customers and partners. This reduced all parties’ costs of doing business, allowing resources to be redirected to patients served. Medline proactively monitors their entire e-commerce ecosystem, ensuring the highest levels of system performance and customer experience.”
“Medline is honored to receive this prestigious recognition,” said Dave Rolston, Medline senior vice president, sales operations. “At Medline, we take seriously our role in ensuring optimal supply chain integration efforts to support our customers. During 2021 and throughout the pandemic, Medline worked tirelessly to promptly meet the evolving needs of healthcare providers across the continuum of care.
This recognition speaks to our growing market share and success,” Rolston continued. “Certainly, the widely-accepted GHX platform has helped us to expedite, simplify and solidify our role as a top-tier supplier.”
Medline is the largest privately-held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, and is uniquely positioned to provide products, education and support across the continuum of care. In 2021, overall sales exceeded $20 billion. Headquartered in Northfield, Illinois, Medline has more than 30,000 employees, does business in more than 125 countries and territories, offers more than 300,000 products, and in North America alone, operates more than 50 distribution sites and 20 manufacturing facilities.