GHXcellence Awards

GHXcellence Awards recognize supply chain leaders that are driving savings and efficiency for their organizations, their trading partners and the healthcare industry through automation and best practices.

U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume

GHX recognizes the top performing supplier with greater than $500M in transaction volume across the GHX Exchange.

The criteria below evaluates year-over-year improvement with a full year of volume.


  • Two consecutive years of membership on the GHX Exchange


  • Growth in number of:
    • PO lines processed through the Exchange
    • Invoice lines processed through the Exchange
    • Advanced shipping notice (ASN) lines processed through the Exchange
  • Discrepancy reduction year-over-year
  • Trading partner growth
  • Lowest average response time
  • GHX product utilization
  • Strategic execution – how use of GHX products and services and supply chain excellence helps achieve organizational objectives

2017 Winner: BD

  • BD’s execution on a strategic plan to optimize EDI and implement additional automation channels yielded nearly a 200 percent increase in purchase order (PO) and invoice automation per quarter.

  • BD leverages automation across various channels:
    • Integrated, G-Fax, TradingNet and Private Label WebPortal
    • Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliant advance ship notices supported through GHX via EDI and My Exchange
    • Single-channel advanced transactions (contract price notifications, sales tracings, etc.) through GHX across distributors and self-distributed IDNs

  • A well-executed communication and project management strategy supported by GHX Consulting Services ensured that a quality customer experience was maintained throughout the consolidation of legacy ERP systems.

  • Volumes continue to grow with expanded automation through Latin America in 2018.
2017 - BD
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2016 - Supplier of the Year - Large Volume
2016 Winner -
Boston Scientific
2015 - Supplier of the Year - Large Volume
2015 Winner -
St. Jude Medical
U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Large Volume
2014 Winner -