Boston Scientific makes improvements to its supply chain to complement its stellar manufacturing capabilities. By Chris Petersen

There are few manufacturers that touch as many people’s lives in as meaningful a way as Boston Scientific. The global medical solutions manufacturer produces approximately 15,000 different products used in treatments ranging from gastroenterology to gynecology to neurological surgery to cardiac rhythm management.


Owens & Minor’s approach to inventory management is to find the connection between utilization and demand planning. By Eric Slack

Owens & Minor has more experience than most in the healthcare industry. Since originally launched in 1882 as a drug wholesaler, the company grew through organic growth and strategic acquisitions into a global healthcare services company. In serving its healthcare provider and manufacturer customers, Owens & Minor manages about $2 billion in owned and un-owned inventory across its network and relies on 134 years of experience to manage inventory effectively.


Proprietary software and vendor reviews help HealthSouth realize substantial savings in its supply chain. By Russ Gager

Rapid growth and innovative systems are keeping supply chain savings high at HealthSouth. The provider of post-acute rehabilitation healthcare services has expanded into home-based patient care through its acquisition in 2015 of Encompass Home Health and Hospice. Further expansion followed with the acquisition of Reliant Hospital Partners in October 2015, a chain of 11 inpatient rehabilitation hospitals.


Using its technology and expertise, DataSolutionsCorp can help its healthcare clients get a better handle on their inventory. By Eric Slack

Thanks to a keen focus on the healthcare industry, DataSolutionsCorp (DSC) is able to work with hospitals, medical centers and surgical centers in measuring and monitoring their consumable inventory. DSC is able to help hospitals and medical facilities with their inventory needs because it can help them to understand, identify and control supply chain costs by performing a clinical data capture of inventory. Additionally, its follow-up comparative analysis services help customers to identify risk factors, costs savings and learn how to better manage stock locations.


J. Knipper and Company opens a new distribution center in Indiana to better serve its customers nationwide. By Janice Hoppe

J. Knipper and Company, celebrating its 30th anniversary in business, has become the leader in samples management services as its fully integrated and customized approach continues to exceed its clients’ goals and expectations. “We take great pride in the success we help our customers achieve,” President and COO Michael Laferrera says. “We take pride in each successful product launch, new brand campaign or corporate initiative we are a part of. These successes enable our customers to grow and market new products that ultimately improve people’s lives.”

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