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.

Supply Chain Leadership

This award recognizes the individual who is improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare by transforming supply chain through innovative use of technology and collaboration.


  • Actively involved with GHX for at least one year

Criteria considered

  • Demonstrates qualitative and quantitative leadership in the healthcare supply chain
  • Uses GHX products and services in innovative ways
  • Champions role supply chain excellence can play in driving better clinical and financial value
  • Mentors others in the industry

2018 Winner: In Memoriam - Gregory Bylo | GS1 US

  • Greg was well known by many in the industry as a champion of the value of standards in healthcare. What set Greg apart from many is that he looked far beyond what it would take to comply with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) unique device identification (UDI) regulation, and sought to help organizations and their customers realize the full potential of unique product identifiers for medical devices.
  • Greg’s dedication to standards began in his roles with BD and Integra Life Sciences where he helped both firms comply with the UDI regulation. When he joined GS1 U.S. as vice president of healthcare three years ago, he carried with him the customer focus of his work and encouraged others to consider how and where UDIs could be used in the healthcare delivery environment.
  • Greg is perhaps best remembered for his gentle leadership style and someone who was always willing to lend a helping hand, to create a teachable moment, and to express appreciation for his own mentors. He will be missed by his friends, family and professional colleagues, but he has left healthcare exactly as he intended – better because of his contributions and poised for continual improvement.