Top 25 Supply Chains in Healthcare Announced

Gartner, Inc., released its annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 ranking, noting the top 25 healthcare companies that demonstrate leadership in improving human life at sustainable costs.

“Leaders in healthcare realize that the patient and demand-driven concept is the alignment of the supply chain to the customer need that it ultimately fulfills,” said Stephen Meyer, research director at Gartner. “One aspect of being patient and demand driven is already universal in the industry — every player in the value chain is aware that there is a patient requiring care at the end. Leading organizations understand satisfying a customer is more than just treating a patient’s disease or condition. Patient expectations of treatment cost, location and convenience are an opportunity that leaders from all industry segments are using to define their supply chains.”

Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, Utah, earned the top spot for 2016 after delivering on an initiative to standardize across 62 clinical product categories with alignment and buy-in from the C-Suite. This strategy saved the health system $24 million in clinical commodity products.

The following health systems and companies took home the honors this year.

  1. Intermountain Healthcare (Salt Lake City)
  2. Cardinal Health (Dublin, Ohio)
  3. Mayo Foundation (Rochester, Minn.)
  4. Mercy (St. Louis)
  5. McKesson (San Francisco)
  6. Owens & Minor (Richmond, Va.)
  7. CVS Health (Woonsocket, R.I.)
  8. Johnson & Johnson (New Brunswick, N.J.)
  9. AmerisourceBergen (Chesterbrook, Pa.)
  10. Cleveland Clinic
  11. Walgreens Boots Alliance (Deerfield, Ill.)
  12. Banner Health (Phoenix)
  13. Medtronic (Dublin, Ireland)
  14. Ascension Health (St. Louis)
  15. Ochsner Health System (southeast Louisiana)
  16. BD (Franklin Lakes, N.J.)
  17. Novartis (Basel, Switzerland)
  18. Pfizer (New York City)
  19. Advocate Health Care (Downers Grove, Ill.)
  20. Amgen (Thousand Oaks, Calif.)
  21. BJC HealthCare (St. Louis)
  22. Henry Schein (Melville, N.Y.)
  23. Duke University Health System (Durham, N.C.)
  24. Roche (Basel, Switzerland)
  25. Abbott (Abbott Park, Ill.)

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