Owens & Minor (NYSE: OMI) and Minneapolis-based Allina Health are partnering on what they call a “unique integrated service model for supply chain resiliency.”
An Owens & Minor distribution center that has been in operation for more than 25 years in Moundsview, Minnesota will serve as the integrated service center powering the model, the companies said in a news release.
The facility will be central command for supply chain operations, with communications, fulfillment, inventory management and distribution built for the specific needs of Allina Health’s network of hospitals and clinics in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
“Allina Health believes that deepening our successful relationship with Owens & Minor will elevate our ability to ensure that our providers and clinical staff have the products they need, when they need them,” Allina Health Supply Chain VP Thomas Lubotsky said in the news release. “Further combining our collective strengths is key to our vision for exploring creative, innovative ways to improve our supply chain operations.”
Mechanicsville, Virginia-based Owens & Minor said it will pull its proprietary product portfolio and logistics, distribution, and technology services together into a custom system shared with Allina Health. The goal is to improve data transparency, communication and inventory management.
Two decades of collaboration for Owens & Minor and Allina Health
Owens & Minor and Allina Health have been working together for 20 years.
“We welcome the opportunity to work more closely with a partner as forward-thinking as Allina Health to not only drive greater efficiencies, but also to collaborate on new ways to support the continued health of their supply chain operations,” Owens & Minor EVP, Chief Operating Officer and President of Products and Healthcare Services Jeff Jochims said in the news release. “We look forward to continuing and growing our long and successful partnership.”
Owens & Minor is the 16th-largest company in the global medical device industry, according to our 2021 Medtech Big 100 ranking.
With more than $9.7 billion in revenue in its most recent year, Owens & Minor is likely to move up the list when we release our 2022 rankings in the coming weeks. Be among the first to see those new rankings by signing up for our free email newsletters.,