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.

Most Improved Supplier

This award recognizes the healthcare supplier that has made the most impressive year-over-year gains in growing their utilization of GHX solutions, driving efficiencies and savings with their organization.


  • Must be a GHX Exchange member for two consecutive years

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.

  • Percentage growth in electronic purchase order (PO) lines
  • Percentage growth in electronic invoices and/or invoice automation
  • Percentage growth in ASN (856)
  • Percentage growth in number of electronic PO trading partners
  • Percentage reduction in discrepancies
  • POA (855) Average Response time
  • GHX product utilization
  • Strategic execution of supply chain-related activities in support of organizational objectives

Nominations should include supporting documentation whenever possible. 

2018 Winner: Integra LifeSciences

  • With a focus on Lean and Six Sigma management, Integra LifeSciences has established specific metrics associated with process automation with customers, and has worked to meet these goals by driving transactions through the GHX Exchange.
  • Leveraging the Exchange, G-Fax and TradingNet solutions, Integra
    has increased its total purchase order (PO) lines through GHX by 67 percent, and total invoice lines by 77 percent in the past four quarters.
  • From Q1 2017 to Q4 2018, the company decreased price exceptions by 7.6 percent and part number discrepancies by 18 percent.