SOURCE: Optime Supply Chain, Inc.

Optime Supply Chain, Inc.

November 15, 2012 13:00 ET

Optime and ROi to Work Together to Develop Enhanced Supply Chain Offerings

SKOKIE, IL--(Marketwire - Nov 15, 2012) - Optimé Supply Chain, Inc. and ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation) have signed an agreement to develop innovative solutions for optimizing the health care supply chain.

The partnership will focus on leveraging Optimé's technology and services to further enhance ROi's award-winning, fully integrated supply chain solution. ROi and its St. Louis-based founder, Mercy, is the only organization to be ranked in the top three of the Gartner Health care Supply Chain Top 25 every year since the ranking was established in 2009.

Optimé, with a team of U.S. supply chain industry experts and international technology development professionals, will work on a number of new software applications and services for ROi to bring solutions to market for current ROi clients and others in the industry.

"We are committed to helping our customers transform health care, and by working collaboratively with Optimé, we plan to develop innovative solutions that further advance supply chain's strategic role in the industry," said Gene Kirtser, president and CEO of ROi.

Added Optimé President Ed Hisscock: "We are proud to bring our people, processes and technology to one of the true leaders in the supply chain space. Increasingly, hospitals and health systems are looking to the supply chain for more holistic solutions to the challenges they'll face in the era of health reform and reimbursement reductions, a call to action that we share with ROi."

About ROi

ROi (Resource Optimization & Innovation) is a recognized leader in health care supply chain management. Founded in 2002 by Mercy, the nation's sixth largest Catholic health care system, ROi serves multiple customers who share a passion for supply chain excellence. ROi provides a single-source, fully integrated supply chain solution, including group contracting, clinical and operational consulting, private label product sourcing, pharmaceutical repackaging, custom procedure tray manufacturing, print operations, purchasing and master item file management, and distribution and transportation management. ROi co-workers support health care providers from a home base in St. Louis, Mo., and a 100,000-square-foot Consolidated Services Center (CSC) in Springfield, Mo. For more information, please visit

About Optimé

Optimé Supply Chain, Inc. delivers holistic solutions that reduce waste and variation in procurement and utilization, empowering health care organizations to achieve sustainable cost reductions and improved patient care. Its technology, processes and expertise -- informed by decades of supply chain experience -- are highly configurable and integrate seamlessly into organizations' current operations. Through its workflow, analytics and sourcing optimization applications, Optimé becomes a partner that helps hospitals and integrated delivery networks control their supply chain destinies. For more information, visit

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