Medline opens state-of-the-art distribution center in Southaven, Mississippi
New facility adds 450 jobs and supports growing healthcare customer base in Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas
By Medline Newsroom Staff | June 6, 2022
Medline’s new 1.2 million-square-foot, medical-grade distribution center opened its doors at the end of 2021 and is now fully operational. The $125 million, cutting-edge facility serves healthcare systems and facilities across the continuum of care, adding 450 jobs to support customers in the Southeastern region.
As Medline’s business continues to grow, serving major hospitals, nursing homes and military facilities in the region, the company has invested in expanding its storage and distribution capacity in Mississippi to meet the product needs of its healthcare customers.
“We are excited about our new home in Southaven, which is an ideal location to serve our customers in the region,” said Steve Miller, Medline’s executive vice president of supply chain. “We have the benefit of expanding our team and gaining access to a strong local labor market.”
The new Southaven facility handles the distribution of thousands of individual products and devices which are shipped to healthcare providers across the continuum of care. Over $350 million in annual orders are expected to be handled from the Southaven facility.
The building’s energy-efficient features and LEED-certified design minimize environmental impacts. The new facility utilizes the latest technology, including:
An advanced robotic picking system
Hands-free voice picking systems
Full redundancy backup for power
“We continue to build our distribution centers with our customers in mind,” said Miller. “Our latest generation of distribution centers create opportunities to improve our distribution capabilities.”
The Southaven distribution center is a part of Medline’s $2 billion Healthcare Resilience Initiative investment which supports the long-term needs of the evolving healthcare industry and customer needs.