by Mercy's Kathie Woehrmann
ST. LOUIS - Mercy, the sixth largest Catholic health care system in the U.S., and its supply chain company ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation), were ranked as the ninth overall health care supply chain by Gartner, achieving their fourth straight year in the top 10. Gartner's list of outstanding health care supply chains highlights organizations leading the way by innovating and adapting their supply chains to meet the new value requirements in health care.
Gartner’s ranking system is set up to measure each supply chain on two platforms: quantitative measurements and opinions. On the quantitative side, each organization is measured by their past performances, the connections between their work and financial data, and their supply chain performance. Opinions are gathered from peers and Gartner about each supply chain organization. The quantitative data and opinions are then combined for a composite score that dictates the overall score.
According to Gartner, “the analyst community continues to see Mercy as a visionary leader in the health care supply chain. Mercy’s supply chain has a huge span on control, including the self manufacture of its own private-label products. It continues to commercialize its capabilities, working with many health systems to improve their own supply chain performance.”