Owens & Minor Case Study

Owens & Minor, a FORTUNE 500 company, is a leading national distributor of name-brand medical and surgical supplies and a healthcare supply chain management company. Owens & Minor provides technology and consulting programs that improve inventory management and streamline logistics across the entire medical supply chain — from product origin to patient bedside. The company turned to JDA to reduce inventory levels, while improving service levels, through the use of enhanced supply chain management solutions for demand forecasting and replenishment. It realized the following results:

  • Accurate statistical demand forecasts across the 55 distribution center network
  • Synchronized distribution plans that respect network and operating constraints
  • Optimized transportation planning that profitably orchestrates planning and execution
  • Eliminated an incremental one day of supply from two-thirds of its safety stock with order optimization
  • Created better, more useful inventory management reports for the field
  • Automated truckload building capabilities, resulting in substantial time savings
  • Increased company-wide visibility into at-risk and out-of-stock inventory



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