RedPrairie Warehouse Management Adopted by Owens & Minor's Third-Party Logistics Business Unit, OM HealthCare Logistics

Leading medical and surgical supply distributor chooses solution for third-party logistics healthcare initiative

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - RedPrairie Corporation, a productivity solutions provider, announced today that OM HealthCare Logistics, a new business unit of Owens & Minor, has adopted RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution to direct operations over its flagship third-party logistics distribution center. OM HealthCare Logistics is leveraging the system for medical device and pharmaceutical distribution and management, and will also use the system for kitting and serialization track and trace for its clients in the future.

"Our organization needed a solution that could handle complex domestic and international distribution requirements, as well as compliance with FDA regulations," said Denise Odenkirk, OM HealthCare Logistics Vice President. "We ship to multiple types of clients - hospitals, integrated health care systems, distributors, physicians, alternate care locations, sales representatives and the federal government - so the solution had to be effective for all of them. RedPrairie's experience in dealing with healthcare companies has helped us optimize operations in our warehouse."

OM HealthCare Logistics uses the solution to provide clinical supply samples as well as reverse logistics. RedPrairie's Warehouse Management solution handles many of the tasks associated with those operations, along with functionality designed to enable compliance, recall management, and expiry date notification. "RedPrairie's solutions have been helping healthcare companies like Owens & Minor manage their supply chains for many years," says Mike Mayoras, RedPrairie CEO. "We're pleased to be working with their organization to contribute to a more efficient and safe medical industry overall."

About Owens & Minor

Founded in Richmond, Virginia, in 1882, Owens & Minor is the nation's leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a leading provider of healthcare supply chain management solutions.

Today, the company's 4,800 teammates in 51 distribution centers and its home office serve 4600 health care providers around the nation, including hospitals, integrated healthcare systems, alternate care locations, and the federal government with a comprehensive offering of medical and surgical products. The majority of its sales are consumable goods, such as disposable gloves, dressings, endoscopic products, needles and syringes, sterile procedure trays, surgical products and gowns, and urological and wound-closure products.

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About OM HealthCare Logistics

OM HealthCare Logistics (OM HCL) is a full-service third-party logistics (3PL) and business process outsourcing (BPO) business unit providing cGMP compliant end-to-end supply chain solutions for the medical device and pharmaceutical industries.
OM HCL uses a highly configurable and process-oriented infrastructure based upon best-of-breed technologies. OM HCL's comprehensive, yet specialized, end-to-end supply-chain outsourcing solutions include: warehousing, cold chain management, reverse logistics, repackaging, sample management, kitting and order management solutions that are designed to enable manufacturers to optimize costs, ensure regulatory compliance, streamline operations and maximize profits.

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RedPrairie delivers productivity solutions to help companies around the world in three categories - workforce, inventory and transportation. RedPrairie provides these solutions to manufacturers, distributors and retailers looking to support business strategies that increase revenue, reduce costs and create competitive advantage.

With over 20 global offices and solutions that are installed at more than 34,000 customer sites in over 40 countries, companies trust RedPrairie workforce, inventory and transportation solutions to deliver an increase in productivity - with the flexibility to adapt as business needs change.

At RedPrairie, we understand today's operational demands and we're committed to delivering solutions that work. We're committed to delivering solutions for the real world.

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