Cardinal Health is shoring up its commitment to offer at-home health solutions for people with chronic and serious health conditions.
The company today announced the addition of a new distribution center in the Columbus, Ohio area as part of a multi-year warehouse modernization and growth plan. The new distribution center will support the company's at-Home Solutions business, a market leading medical supplies provider and specialized business focused on providing comfortable care in the home for people with chronic and serious health conditions.
The new facility will operate state-of-the-art warehouse technology while creating new jobs, the company said.
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"We have been committed to helping patients take care of their health at home for decades," said Rob Schlissberg, president of Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions. "As a result of the pandemic, the healthcare industry is experiencing accelerated consumer demand for personalized experiences when it comes to health care at home. Expanding our warehouse footprint optimizes our distribution network and enhances our customer service levels, while positioning us for sustained growth in an area of patient care that continues to evolve."
The 208,144-sq.-ft. building will be the 10th U.S. distribution center for Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions. The new facility will integrate state-of-the art logistics technology, including robotic storage capabilities, conveyance and the Kinaxis RapidResponse platform to optimize digital supply chain planning. All technology and automation will work alongside Cardinal Health employees to deliver operational efficiencies as well as enhanced employee and customer experiences, while supporting fluctuations in volume and labor, Cardinal Health said.
Located in Grove City, the distribution center will create approximately 100 new job opportunities for the Ohio Valley market and is estimated to be fully operational in November 2022.
"On behalf of the city of Grove City, it is my pleasure to welcome Cardinal Health at-Home Solutions to our community," said Mayor Richard L. "Ike" Stage. "We look forward to fostering a strong partnership with Cardinal Health and supporting their critical work to help people take care of their health from the comfort of their homes. This latest investment further showcases their commitment to developing this region economically and bringing quality job opportunities to Central Ohio."
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The new location joins another recently announced 574,670-sq.-ft. Cardinal Health distribution center, also expected to open later this year in Columbus.
"The Ohio Valley is one of the most densely populated areas of the country and a centrally located region with access to a major interstate highway system — critical to our fast transit needs," said Steve Mason, CEO of the Cardinal Health Medical Segment. "These investments are part of Cardinal Health's commitment to growing our already significant and strategic distribution footprint in Central Ohio and delivering end-to-end products and solutions that advance health care and improve lives every day."