According to Gartner’s seventh annual Healthcare Supply Chain rankings, Mayo Clinic has the best supply chain operations after finishing second in each of the past three years.
The ranking is based upon two primary factors: quantitative measures and opinion. Quantitative measures provide a view into how companies have performed in the past, and establish proxy connections between financial health, performance and supply chain excellence.
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Mayo focuses on the strategic alignment of supply chain with the cost and quality of patient care through both its one-year and five-year rolling strategic plan refresh process. The company has strong partnerships with strategic suppliers/service providers, and Gartner anticipates that Mayo will continue to build supply chain capabilities and innovate in the future.
“Alignment to patient outcomes, company strategy and future revenue models in healthcare are the key themes,” said Gartner research vice president Eric O’Daffer. “We see innovation coming from the mature supply chains that have stable organizations and strong talent. These organizations are most ready to successfully lead in consolidation and collaboration initiatives that will advance the healthcare value chain.”
Cardinal Health fell to the No. 2 spot after a run of four-consecutive years at No. 1, while Intermountain Healthcare retained its third-place ranking.
Below is the entire top-10 list:
10. Walgreens Boots Alliance
9. Johnson & Johnson
6. CVS Health
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4. Owens & Minor
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3. Intermountain Healthcare
2. Cardinal Health
1. Mayo Clinic