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Discover the many ways Owens & Minor can help you build a Resilient Supply Chain

Reliable Brands for Clinical Excellence

  • Delivering Confidence to Your Supply Chain
    • Medical Distribution
    • 3PL
    • Patient Direct
  • Americas-Based Owned and Operated Manufacturing
  • Portfolio of Qualified Branded Diversity Suppliers

Reliable Technology for Operational Excellence

  • Enhance Clinical and Supply Chain Workflows
  • Reduce Supply Chain Costs
  • Gain Greater Visibility into Your Inventory

Educational Opportunities

Attend the educational sessions we’re participating in to join the conversation about how to make the healthcare supply chain better through collaborations that are driving actionable solutions.

Solutions, Not Soundbites: Can We Move From Talk to Tactics?

August 9 @ 8:00am – 9:00am PST

Matt Gattuso, SVP, Sales

The pandemic spurred greater collaboration and more dialogue across functional leaders within health systems, between peer hospitals, among competing suppliers, and across the end-to-end supply chain.  But many still question whether our collective desire to reinvent the healthcare supply chain will generate new ways of doing business and delivering care, or just further discussion, more soundbites and hopeful thinking.  Join clinical, supply chain and supplier leaders as they are confronted with some very real-world scenarios and engage in a provocative discussion about what collaborative action requires.

Creating a Resilient Supply Chain

August 9 @ 10:45-11:15am PST

Dana Poerschke – Owens & Minor, Vice President – West

With the many supply chain challenges that our industry is facing today, creating a resilient supply chain with multiple sourcing and flexible processes is critical. Hear from our panel of Supply Chain leaders as they discuss opportunities to create a more resilient supply chain in the future.

In this panel session, Vicky Lyle, Vice President of Industry Association will moderate a panel discussion with Sarah Charai, Director of Supply Chain at Allina Health, Susan Morris, Director of Supply Chain at Medstar Montgomery, and Dana Poerschke, Vice President, West at Owens & Minor. These supply chain leaders will share their insights for creating a resilient supply chain.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Current challenges in supply chain
  2. Ways to increase supply chain visibility
  3. Why planning for alternatives is important

Understanding The Transportation Path For Medical Products: Challenges From Factory To Facility

August 9 @ 2:30pm – 3:30pm PST

Susan Czajkowski, Vice President, Technology, Innovation & Clinical Products

Prior to the pandemic, most supply chain professionals didn’t need to worry about global availability of shipping containers, port congestion, railroad delays, or trucker shortages. But today, understanding transportation issues is essential to supply chain success.

In this session, get an understanding of the global supply chain — from the time products leave the factory until it arrives at your facility.  We’ll start with Asia, where many critical products include gloves and other PPE are manufactured, to understand where shipping challenges begin. Then we’ll cross to the U.S. — considering both air and ocean routes — and examine issues at key ports. We’ll take a look at domestic transportation options (rail and truck) and understand challenges there. We’ll gain an understanding of efforts by government leaders and industry associations to resolve shipping challenges and move medical supplies more quickly.  And we’ll discuss what health care supply chain leaders are doing to work around these challenges.

The session will feature a panel of experts from a cross-section of suppliers, including the CEO of a manufacturer with factories overseas, the VP of supplier management with a major distributor, and the director of global trade logistics with another national supplier. (NOTE: We also plan to invite a senior leader from the Port of Los Angeles, assuming AHRMM planners support that addition. Our organization works with them often and we are optimistic that a ports official would be willing to join the panel.)  This session will be highly interactive, with ample time for Q&A.

Owens & Minor has published its second annual Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Report.  The report details ongoing efforts over the previous year towards fulfilling the environmental, sustainability, and governance priorities formalized in the company’s inaugural ESG report issued in 2021.

“Our ESG values continue to inform our strategic decision making and we’re constantly exploring new ways to have a positive impact for our teammates, our customers, and the communities where we live and work,” said Edward A. Pesicka, President and Chief Executive Officer, Owens & Minor. “We’re proud of the progress we make each day toward creating a more sustainable and inclusive future for customers, teammates, and communities, from the fleet to the frontline.”

The Owens & Minor ESG report employs universally recognized ESG frameworks, including the Global Reporting Initiative and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board, to benchmark the company’s progress in four key focus areas: environmental stewardship, caring for our customers and communities, operating responsibly, and empowering our teammates.

Highlights of Owens & Minor’s efforts from this year’s report include:

  • Signing the White House Department of Health & Human Services Earth Day Pledge, committing to voluntarily reduce emissions and to develop and release a climate resilience plan.
  • Advancing our collaboration with Penske Logistics, launching an expanded pilot program that uses a Daimler Freightliner eCascadia® tractor-trailer for a portion of our service deliveries in southern California, reducing carbon emissions from distribution operations and providing real-world data to support future electric vehicle deployment.
  • Partnering with BlueCON to reclaim recyclable materials from hospital waste streams, which has already diverted more than 4 million pounds of sterilization wrap from landfills since implementation.
  • Increasing our community engagement through the Owens & Minor Foundation, contributing to a variety of local and national non-profit organizations including the Special Olympics, the United Negro College Fund®, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital®, the Wounded Warrior Project®, and Ronald McDonald House Charities®. Additionally, Owens & Minor teammates again devoted time to the company’s long-standing support of the Fairfield Court Elementary School Lunch Buddies Program and the Cristo Rey High School Virtual Mentoring Program in Virginia.
  • Deepening strategic efforts with partner Caracal Products & Services, a certified Minority Business Enterprise, and Tier 1 diversity spend supplier providing medical supplies, PPE, apparel, printing papers, consumable paper products, print management programs, kitting services, warehousing, and distribution.
  • Expanding work-life benefits for teammates, including no-cost counseling through the teammate assistance program, flexible work arrangements, and paid parental leave for family bonding.

Donation advances the Owens & Minor Foundation’s goal of helping to create healthier communities

The Owens & Minor Foundation today announced a donation of $100,000 to the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics (NAFC), a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that the medically underserved have access to affordable quality healthcare. The donation was presented at NAFC’s annual Charitable Healthcare Symposium by Dan Starck, EVP, President of Patient Direct for Owens & Minor, and CEO of Apria.

“We deeply value the support of like-minded partners such as the Owens & Minor Foundation that are committed to the benefits of a community-based approach in improving access to healthcare,” commented Nicole Lamoureux, President, and CEO of the National Association for Free and Charitable Clinics. “This contribution will help NAFC continue providing the vital support our member clinics and pharmacies rely on to deliver patient care to those in need.”

The NAFC represents more than 1,400 free and charitable clinics and pharmacies across the United States that serve as safety nets for uninsured and underinsured people who may not otherwise have access to healthcare, regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. Health clinics and pharmacies affiliated with NAFC are 501(c)(3) organizations that provide a range of medical, dental, pharmacy, vision, and/or behavioral health services and utilize a primarily volunteer-based service model to administer patient care. In 2021, NAFC clinics and pharmacies delivered care to approximately 1.8M patients nationwide.

“We’re proud to support an organization like the NAFC, which has a mission so closely aligned with our own,” said Faith Cristol, President, Owens & Minor Foundation. “Helping to build healthier communities and creating possibilities for people to lead healthier lives is an essential part of the focus for the Owens & Minor Foundation and builds on Owens & Minor’s longstanding legacy of service.”

The donation will be used for NAFC programming and to create health equity scholarship opportunities for members to participate in NAFC activities. Earlier this year, the Owens & Minor Foundation contributed $10,000 to NAFC to help clinics in Florida impacted by Hurricane Ian.