Supply Chain Consulting Services

Strategic consultative solutions to improve inventory management and reduce costs.

Meaningful, Lasting Inventory Management Improvements

Hospital clinicians and staff members are often consumed with the day-to-day tasks of making sure the entire hospital runs smoothly, lacking the time to uncover the source of inventory and supply chain issues. These time constraints can ultimately result in high operating costs and inefficiencies.

Our dedicated resources ensure your staff can devote their time where it counts.

Owens & Minor experts work alongside you to drive sustainable change across the entire supply chain. Our specialists use industry-leading practices to assess, analyze and recommend ongoing optimization opportunities.

We’ll serve as dedicated members of your team focused on minimizing risk and maximizing efficiency. We even offer specialized emergency preparedness services to evaluate your supply chain risk and readiness.

Excellence Through Expertise
Our skilled team of supply chain experts have experience across all areas of the hospital.
A Holistic Approach
We conduct a thorough review of your entire process to discover and address the underlying issues that drive your costs higher.
End-to-End Optimization
You'll benefit from our customized recommendations tailored to your needs across a range of care settings.

Physical Inventory

Fast, accurate inventory counts you can trust

Owens & Minor Physical Inventory is an accurate, cost-effective way to reset inventory levels, providing an “inventory assurance” knowing the counts are correct. Whether it’s a single department or an entire hospital, our trained staff will go in and quickly count product wherever it may be, working closely with you to minimize disruptions to your operations. At the end of the engagement, we’ll give you an accurate count, detailed information on your existing inventory and identify ways to improve how you manage, store and order it.

Driving Ongoing Value

Dedicated experts are laser-focused on identifying and executing opportunities for improvement across your organization. From initial discovery through implementation, we work hand-in-hand with our hospital partners to create efficiencies in business and inventory activities.

Achieve maximum cost savings through expense reduction and margin improvement opportunities.
Reduce unpredictable supply chain management tasks so your entire hospital functions like it should without requiring extra time.
Maximize people, technology, inventory, and other resources with sustainable, repeatable processes.

Expert Consultation Tailored to You

Whether there is a need to refine internal logistics or address PAR inventory management and clinical inventory management (operating room and clinical procedural areas)—we can help. For each engagement, we work with a hospital’s leadership to develop a comprehensive Management Action Plan (MAP) to align with the hospital’s annual strategic goals. The MAP identifies areas for process improvement within the supply chain and guides customers toward improved productivity. 

Cost Management
Identifying non-labor expense reduction and margin improvement opportunities in clinical and non-clinical areas
Supply Chain Management Services
Providing outsourced and/or interim leadership
Clinical Services
Driving improvement while allowing the clinical team to focus on patient care
"I would absolutely recommend the consulting team from Owens & Minor if you are growing and need help to quantify and qualify how to meet the demands of that growth operationally."
Less Nester, Director of Logistics, CaroMont Health

Our Supply Chain Consulting Services can help improve inventory management and reduce costs in:

OR Supply Chain
Is your OR supply chain optimized? Do you have the right mix of products in the right place? We’ll work with you to identify ways to improve your supply chain in the perioperative space.
Clinical Areas
We look at every facet of your clinical areas. Using national benchmarks and our deep knowledge of hospitals, we’ll identify ways to improve their operational effectiveness.
We’ll examine your hospital’s storage area and product mix in the perioperative space and identify ways to not only lower your footprint, but also reduce your footsteps in picking supplies.
Short-term Staffing
Are you short on staff? Do you need a supply chain manager for perioperative services or another supply chain position? We can help. We’ll supply short-term staff until you’re ready to hire someone full-time.
We’ll take a deep dive into your transportation costs and identify ways to consolidate your freight and lower your rates.
We examine your pricing and service levels for purchased services, comparing them against national benchmarks and identify savings and value opportunities.

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