Logical Unit of Measure (LUM) Solutions

Optimize inventory levels and maximize labor resources so you can spend more time on higher-value activities across more locations.

Supply Chain Efficiency in a Complex Environment

In a fast-paced hospital system, you don’t have time for manual inventory tracking. But over-or under-ordering can result in space constraints, extra cost, and delays getting product to the point-of-care.

LUM solutions from Owens & Minor can help you overcome resource and space constraints, minimize manual tasks, and accelerate time to the patient, all while driving cost efficiency. 

Bypass the dock.

Owens & Minor LUM solutions help you get the optimal level of inventory, exactly where you need it. You’ll reduce expenses and save valuable clinician time by having orders picked, packed, and delivered straight to a department or point-of-use. 

33% less SKUs to manage
Access more suppliers and products, without the hassle of deliveries from multiple distribution centers or item numbers for bulk vs. LUM. You'll have fewer SKUs to setup and manage.
30-60% reduction in purchased inventory
Right-size your inventory to improve service levels while reducing stockouts and minimizing product expiration. With our specialized pallet and cart architecture, we help you automatically maintain optimal product levels while helping to reduce excess storage and staffing.
99% fill rates
With integrated inventory in distribution centers, we seamlessly pick from LUM-to-bulk or bulk-to-dock in a single order and deliver on the same truck. Price management processes significantly reduce billing errors and invoice delays. Our cutting-edge technology and expertise give you industry-leading cost-effectiveness and high fill rates.

Spend time on higher-value activities

Enjoy the peace of mind of knowing you’ll have the right inventory on-hand when it’s needed without having to devote extra resources to storage and planning.

Less labor required
Less space required
More time for patient care

How it Works

Detailed assessments inform tailored LUM solutions so you can receive inventory right where it’s needed.

Owens & Minor completes a high-level walkthrough of your product replenishment process from dock to point-of-use.
We analyze the walkthrough data to identify areas of opportunity.
We provide an estimated ROI with recommendations to optimize inventory, staffing, products, and routes, along with additional services and ways to save and standardize.
Owens & Minor identifies ideal allocation of support to manage the new process.
We’ll continue to make sure the process is as efficient and beneficial as possible while identifying additional ways to continuously improve.
"The impact of engaging with Owens & Minor on LUM solutions has meant workflow improvements, notable savings, and increased clinician focus on patient care. Our on-hand inventory was reduced by over a million, lead time was shortened from 48 hours to 12 hours and the ongoing savings realized was over $100K annually."
-Top-Ranked Pacific Northwest Hospital

Imagine your Supply Chain with Less Cost and Complexity So You Can Do More

Let us help you optimize your inventory levels, and maximize labor resources so you can spend more time on higher-value activities across more locations

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Contact us to streamline your inventory.

Owens & Minor LUM solutions are here to optimize your inventory and save time, expense, and staffing so that you can devote your resources where they’ll benefit patients most. 

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