In 2007, Mayo Clinic began looking for system-wide, cost control solutions. The only restriction was that any cost savings solutions would not adversely affect patient outcomes. One solution was to develop a system of control within supply chain management. After scrutinizing various procedures, logistics was targeted as fertile ground for saving money.
Supply Chain Solutions developed by Mayo Clinic was born. It was created as an operating unit underneath the umbrella brand of Mayo Clinic with the intent to help other healthcare organizations duplicate the same partnerships, tools and strategies so they too can reduce and control their freight spend.