Launching a New Supply Chain Sustainability Initiative - Global Trade Magazine
  September 26th, 2016 | Written by

Launching a New Supply Chain Sustainability Initiative

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  • OIA is providing EndoChoice with re-engineered packaging processes for their medical equipment.
  • Optimizing the outbound packaging process has reduced transportation costs by over 20 percent.
  • Logistics program reduces company's carbon footprint.

OIA Global, a logistics, packaging, and material sourcing provider, and EndoChoice, Inc., a manufacturer of endoscopic imaging systems, devices, and infection control products have launched a new logistics program to simplify product packaging, reduce shipping costs, and build sustainability.

EndoChoice has over 2,500 customers in the United States, including hospitals and clinics that require short delivery windows. Through distribution partnerships, the company serves an additional 30 countries and is recognized worldwide for its high standards of product integrity.

“This new partnership provides EndoChoice with a tremendous opportunity to better fulfill our core mission of serving the gastrointestinal caregiver,” stated John T. Arant, senior director for global supply chain at EndoChoice. “Because of our focus on the manufacturing and commercialization of technology for our life-saving medical equipment, our supply chain is a critical component of our value proposition.”

“While EndoChoice maintains its commitment to innovating the healthcare field, we are proud to be part of the infrastructure that is reengineering and optimizing the outbound packaging process, which has reduced transportation costs by over 20 percent,” said Heidi Bassano, global account manager, healthcare at OIA Global.

Arant also noted the success this program has had in reducing the carbon footprint at EndoChoice, as they have decreased the amount of dunnage and packaging materials needed to ship products while improving packaging integrity. “Sustainability is an important initiative for our company, and while we are pleased with the supply chain efficiencies achieved by OIA, we are also thrilled to see the impact it has had on helping us be better stewards of the environment,” said Arant.

Since its founding in 1988, OIA has grown into a $1 billion supply chain management leader, delivering clients a combination of global logistics, materials sourcing, and packaging solutions. OIA is privately owned by Indianapolis-based LDI, Ltd.

Based near Atlanta, EndoChoice is a medical technology company focused on the manufacturing and commercialization of technologies including endoscopic imaging systems, devices, and infection control products and pathology services for specialists treating gastrointestinal conditions. The company was founded in 2008.

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