Ann Fahey-Widman, APR
Vice President, Corporate Communications
Some of the main cost efficient technologies employed at the facility include:
"Our customers in the northeast will benefit greatly from our new state-of-the art distribution center and the significant depth of inventory that we carry," said Bill Abington, Medline's President of Operations. "The building design and construction not only demonstrate Medline's commitment to our environment, but incorporates world-wide best practices in layout, technology, and distribution methods – as well as an outstanding team of professionals - to deliver our products to our customers where and when they need them."
The new facility is more than twice the size of the previous distribution center in Middletown and is designed and built to the latest building standards and distribution logistics. It features a flow-through layout (incoming deliveries are delivered at one end of the building and outgoing shipments on the other end) with 39 receiving dock doors and 31 shipping dock doors and narrow-aisle configuration, maximizing the efficiency of the facility.
The opening gives Medline a total of 34 distribution centers in the U.S., including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
As the nation's largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of health care and surgical products, Medline manufactures and distributes more than 350,000 products to hospitals, extended care facilities, surgery centers, physician offices, home care providers and agencies, and retailers. Recently named one of the nation’s "Best and Brightest Companies to Work for,” Medline is headquartered in Mundelein, Ill. and has more than 1,100 dedicated sales representatives nationwide to support its broad product line and cost management services.
Over the past five years, Medline has been the fastest-growing distributor of medical and surgical supplies in the U.S., serving as the primary distributor to over 450 major hospitals and healthcare systems. As a leading distributor, Medline offers a comprehensive array of consulting and management services encompassing the supply chain and logistics, utilization and standardization, business tools and enhanced reporting capabilities and on-staff clinicians.
Medline has a growing network of 50 manufacturing and distribution centers worldwide, as well as an expanding, dedicated transportation fleet with over 200 vehicles in a variety of sizes to fit customers' specific delivery needs. The fleet is equipped with the latest navigation devices for enhanced order tracking and communication.