Henry Schein, Inc.,the world’s largest provider of health care products and services to office-based dental, animal health, and medical practitioners, recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of its Jacksonville, FL distribution center. The celebration was recognized by Stanley M. Bergman, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Henry Schein, Inc., during a special anniversary event.
Henry Schein’s presence in Jacksonville began on July 1, 2002, when a group of 77 Team Schein Members (TSMs) opened the center and shipped its first box – a $258 order for a veterinary customer in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. By the end of that first day, customers placed 98 orders involving 371 products, and 325 cartons in total were shipped. Fifteen years later, the team in Jacksonville, now composed of 180 TSMs, recently set a single-day outbound volume record for the facility by shipping more than 5,200 orders and more than 23,100 cartons. Since 2002, the Jacksonville team has increased its inventory level of dental and medical supplies from $18 million to $57 million, and its in-stock SKUs have increased from 25,000 to more than 32,000 today.
To commemorate 15 years of being one of Henry Schein’s top five performing distribution centers, Mr. Bergman addressed the Jacksonville Team Schein Members at the anniversary event.
“The Jacksonville distribution center has generated consistent sales performance and has served as a valuable resource that our customers can rely on for next-day service,” said Mr. Bergman. “Our success is a result of the many Jacksonville Team Schein Members working together to produce top-tier results and putting the needs of the customer at the center of everything we do.”
The distribution center also continues to grow with the expansion of its facility and storage capacity. In addition, the team has received accolades and awards throughout the years, having received ISO certification and the Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) accreditation – the first company in Jacksonville to be VAWD-accredited – as well as the inaugural winner of the “Keep Jacksonville Beautiful” award in the Business category. As part of its commitment to Henry Schein Cares, the company’s corporate social responsibility program, the Jacksonville team has also helped contribute to society by participating in programs such as The International Coastal Cleanup; St. Johns River Cleanup; Adopt-a-Road; City Rescue Mission; blood drives; and the Company’s signature Back to School program.
“While the Jacksonville DC grows, the team continues to make an impact on the local Jacksonville community,” said Gerry Benjamin, Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer, Henry Schein. “Whether they are hosting programs through Henry Schein Cares or supporting local charity work, including blood drives and similar programs, the Jacksonville Team has proven itself to be an integral part of the community.”
The company offers a comprehensive selection of products and services, including value-added solutions for operating efficient practices and delivering high-quality care. Henry Schein operates through a centralized and automated distribution network, with a selection of more than 120,000 branded products and Henry Schein private-brand products in stock, as well as more than 180,000 additional products available as special-order items. The company also offers its customers exclusive, innovative technology solutions, including practice management software and e-commerce solutions, as well as a broad range of financial services.
Headquartered in Melville, N.Y., Henry Schein has operations or affiliates in 32 countries. The company's sales reached a record $11.6 billion in 2016, and have grown at a compound annual rate of approximately 15 percent since Henry Schein became a public company in 1995. For more information, visit Henry Schein at www.henryschein.com, Facebook.com/HenrySchein and @HenrySchein on Twitter.