Health care supply chain enhanced in Western Canada

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Medline Canada, Corp. – a medical supplies manufacturer and distributor – has opened a new distribution centre in Rocky View, Alta.

Located north of Calgary, the new 160,000-square-foot distribution hub doubles the warehouse capacity in Western Canada. This expansion enhances Medline’s network, allowing it to meet the rising demand in the western region and provide a solid foundation for growth across its acute care, primary care, and long-term care business lines.

This expansion ensures more readily available supplies, supporting Canada’s health-care system from coast to coast. It also enhances service responsiveness to customers not just in Alberta but in the Western Canada region.

“We are thrilled to expand our operations with the new distribution center in Western Canada. This investment demonstrates our commitment to meeting our customers’ evolving needs, providing solutions to support their challenges in today’s healthcare environment, and ensuring timely and efficient delivery of critical medical supplies across the country,” says Ernie Philip, president of Medline Canada.

Medline Canada holds extensive inventory capacities, ensuring the availability of supplies and medical equipment to a wide range of hospitals, clinics, seniors’ residences, pharmacies, and retail stores. With over two million square feet of warehouse space nationally (including Sinclair Dental), Medline is strategically positioned to provide exceptional logistics, warehousing services, and demand planning from eight locations across Canada, from St John, Nfld., to Delta, B.C.

Medline is a global manufacturer and provider of medical products and services to the health-care industry. Its expertise in health-care solutions throughout the continuum of care, coupled with the scale and agility of our supply chain, allows the company to partner with customers to enhance patient care, improve clinical outcomes, drive effective cost management and provide fast access to quality products.