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.

Excellence in Contract Management - Supplier

This award is presented to a supplier leading the drive for improving contract price alignment and efficiencies through automation. 


  • Must be a GHX Collaboration Portal user

Criteria considered

Note: Nominees are not required to meet all these criteria, nor are they limited to these. This criteria defines the range of accomplishment considered for this award. 

  • Special consideration given to those utilizing GHX 845 automation services
  • Special consideration to those using GHX Supplier Intelligence and My Exchange to identify and reduce reoccurring discrepancies 
  • Reduction in contract price discrepancies over rolling 12 and 24 months
  • Percentage of contracts automated
  • Strategic execution - how My Exchange, Supplier Intelligence, Collaboration Portal and 845 automation help reduce pricing exceptions

Nominations should include supporting documentation whenever possible. 

2019 Winner: Cardinal Health

2019 - Cardinal Health
  • Cardinal Health has been instrumental in driving industry-wide automation and standardization of the contracting process. The company was one of the first to accept and see value in the automation of price authorization acknowledgments (845), which the Health Industry Distributors Association (HIDA) has identified as the next frontier for supply chain automation.

  • To further advancements in this area, Cardinal Health has piloted GHX Single Channel Advanced Transaction solutions designed to drive greater customer experience and automation for all trading partner constituents, including Single Channel 845, Price Align 832 (price/sales catalog) and Single Channel 867 (sales tracings). By prioritizing the rollout and implementation of Single Channel 867s, Cardinal Health automated more than 20 trading partners on this solution within just a few months.

  • In this way, Cardinal Health has played a pivotal role in automating advanced supply chain transaction sets, driving greater process efficiency for the company, its customers and the broader industry.
2018 - Excellence in Contract Management - Supplier
2018 Winner -
2017 - GE Healthcare
2017 Winner -
GE Healthcare
2016 - Excellence in Contract Management - Supplier
2016 Winner -
Olympus Corporation of the Americas