Mayo Clinic takes top spot in Gartner rankings
The Mayo Clinichas taken the top spot on the Gartner Inc.annual Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25ranking. The 2015 ranking recognizes companies across the health-care value chain that demonstrate leadership in improving patient care and lowering costs, according to Supply Chain Management magazine.
"Alignment to patient outcomes, company strategy and future revenue models in health care are the key themes for 2015," said Eric O'Daffer,research vice president at Gartner. "We see innovation coming from 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 health-care value chain."
Mayo Clinic took the top spot after three years in second place -- its supply chain continues to be a model of steady improvement for the $9.8 billion health-care provider across 22 hospitals and associated-care sites in five states. Mayo focuses on the strategic alignment of supply chain with the cost and quality of patient care through its one-year and five-year rolling strategic plan refresh process. The company has deep partnerships with strategic suppliers/service providers, and Gartner anticipates Mayo will continue to build supply chain capabilities and innovate for years to come.
Cardinal Health dropped to the second spot after a four-year run in first place. As a pharmaceutical wholesaler, medical-surgical distributor, solution provider and technology company, Cardinal touches almost everyone in the health-care value chain at some point. Cardinal continues to build on collaborative solutions with health-care providers, retailers and manufacturers, as well as quickening the pace on acquisitions. Connecting the end-to-end supply chain with more owned manufacturing capabilities keeps Cardinal on the innovation frontier.
Intermountain Healthcare retained the third ranking for 2015 during a year of progress and change. Intermountain is a leader in organizational understanding that investing in supply chain people, process and technology across all nonlabor spending contributes to the balance of patient care, cost and profitability.
"The Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015 reflects the progress leaders have made in laying the foundation for future success," said Mr O'Daffer. "Supply chain leaders are educating their teams, trading partners and company leadership on the value of supply chain to improve service, lower costs and enable growth and sustainable profits."
More detailed analysis is available in the report The Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015. Additional analysis on the Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 also is available in the complimentary Gartner webinar Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 2015. -- Post-Bulletin staff