In addition to regularly promoting and fine-tuning the bidirectional exchange of data with provider customers, Medline offers inventory planning solutions, including the customized 3PL third-party logistics stockpile management program. Through 3PL, Medline is able to warehouse large amounts of healthcare system-owned inventory, place it into our distribution center infrastructure, and then utilize our systems, our technology and our logistics to provide visibility to those stockpiles. Then when needed, the extra product can be quickly delivered to the provider.
Medline also has invested more than $2 billion since 2018 in U.S. distribution centers, manufacturing capabilities and IT upgrades through the company’s national capital expenditure campaign, the Healthcare Resilience Initiative. In mid-2022, Medline invested an additional $500 million in incremental medical supply inventory—bringing the company’s total, on-hand inventory to more than $4 billion.
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