Centegra goes with Medline for supplies distribution
MUNDELEIN, Ill. – Medline Industries is now the preferred medical and surgical supplies distributor for Centegra Health System, which expects to save $1 million in supply-chain costs as a result of the arrangement, according to a Jan. 9 release. The three-year deal is expected to be worth $30 million, the companies said. “Medline’s manufacturer-direct approach and supply chain management expertise are critical to driving down cost,” said David Tomlinson, Centegra CFO, in the release. “Their strong logistics capabilities and robust product offering will allow us to effectively get products when and where our clinicians need them most, no matter the location.” Medline has 37 distribution centers throughout the country, and will help Centegra spend less through product standardization and better reporting capabilities, according to the release.