Supplier Diversity and Inclusion
Promoting diverse perspectives for supply chain excellence.
Interested in becoming an Owens & Minor Diversity Supplier?
Investing in What Matters
Owens & Minor invests in supplier diversity and development to advance a superior healthcare supply chain. We collaborate with qualified small-, woman-, minority-, veteran- and disabled-owned manufacturing and service organizations that meet our business requirements to build innovation, infrastructure, and ethical business practices that drive supply chain efficiency and help grow local economies.
Uniting purpose and product.
We are committed to diversity at Owens & Minor and that’s why we support a robust supplier diversity program. Fresh perspectives lead to innovative solutions, and that’s exactly what today’s healthcare challenges demand.
Suppliers play an essential role in Owens & Minor’s ability to deliver on our mission of empowering our customers to advance healthcare. We’re proud to partner with our diverse network of trusted suppliers to drive progress, productivity, and performance across the healthcare supply chain.
Advancing diverse sourcing through partnerships
At Owens & Minor, we take great pride in excellence in servicing our customers. When it comes to Supplier Diversity Solutions and Partnerships, we never follow. WE LEAD. We hold ourselves to a high level of excellence when it comes to ensuring we meet and exceed our customer’s expectations. Key elements of our Supplier Diversity program include:
Supplier Diversity FAQs
Our core values are incorporated in the following diversity statements:
- We support the development of small-, minority-, women-, veteran-, disabled-owned suppliers, promoting their growth as a win-win proposition.
- We continually strengthen our supplier diversity relationships to reflect the global marketplace.
- We partner with organizations committed to cultivating diverse business ownership.
There are 3-levels of the engagement process:
To become qualified, a supplier (vendor) must provide a more detailed profile demonstrating compliance to O&M’s business requirements. This level is triggered by O&M as it relates to business needs. Approved suppliers (vendors) have been identified by a provider-customer or an O&M department through a competitive RFQ process as having products and/or services that are in demand.
Third-Party Certification FAQs
NOTE: Selection criteria are driven primarily by our corporate business needs. Once requirements are developed, we identify candidates whose products or services can fulfill the requirements.