In 2014, Acelity, a new entity formed from three companies, became a global medical technology company. Acelity, a multi-billion dollar leader in advanced wound therapeutics and regenerative medicine, needed a global manufacturing services partner to help reduce redundant warehousing. For a solution, Acelity wanted a partner with medical expertise, a range of service offerings, and future opportunities to expand the relationship. Owens & Minor offered the best solution for consolidating services in the U.S. and Europe.

After partnering with Owens & Minor, Acelity achieved cost reductions across its supply chain by consolidating warehouse pricing and product lines, contracting shared transportation, increasing productivity with picking activities, and automating warehouse services.

Acelity Case Study

Owens & Minor Leverages its Global Solutions to Serve the Global Needs of Acelity

A strong partnership and access to global solutions result in initial savings of $1.6 million.

Challenges

  • Redundant warehousing
  • Consolidation of processes in various countries
  • Support for shipments of three million cases of dressing and disposable products annually

Results

  • $1.6 million in initial savings
  • Warehouse consolidation pricing
  • Picking productivity gains
  • Transportation contract sharing
  • Consolidation of product lines
  • Improved support for shipments of three million cases of dressing and disposable products annually