Owens & Minor's network enables a flexible range of distribution solutions to serve our customers globally. Our private fleet and strategically located forward-stocking locations are able to support 90% of United States hospitals within 4 hours. In fact, Owens & Minor serves regions where an estimated 74% of global healthcare expenditures occur. We offer strong long-term relationships with several transportation companies along with our own in-house fleet to provide our customers with competitive transportation prices while guaranteeing a high level of quality and operational efficiency.

Our Final Mile solutions are highly responsive transportation solutions that allow us to deliver small batches of surgical kits and/or products across a predetermined set of customers in a defined delivery window. We also have the ability to respond to emergency situations with robust on-demand or “hot shot” delivery solutions

Collaborative Transportation Services

Owens & Minor offers a collaborative transportation management program, allowing manufacturers to share trailer capacity to optimize product distribution to the same ship-to locations or regions. By creating more truckload deliveries, the risk of damage, loss, and late deliveries is minimized. Through our advanced Transportation Management System (TMS) our transportation experts deliver cost-effective load plans that will reduce our customers' overall transportation spend.

Disaster Preparedness

When disaster strikes, Owens & Minor distribution customers can find comfort knowing we make every effort to keep critical healthcare supplies flowing. We maintain an extensive national network of distribution centers (DCs) across the United States, and each has emergency plans and protocols in place. Should anything happen to one of our DCs or customer facilities, we're ready to respond quickly.

Transportation Services

Trucks at the Warehouse

  • Backhaul
  • Cold Chain*
  • Cost Optimization
  • Direct to Patient *
  • Direct to Pharmacy *
  • Full Truckload
  • Load Planning and Less than Truck Load (LTL) Consolidation
  • Load Tendering
  • Pickup
  • Scheduling/Routing
  • Status Tracking
  • Transportation Planning

*European capabilities