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.

U.S. Healthcare Supplier of the Year – Small to Medium Volume

GHX recognizes the highest performing supplier demonstrating year over year improvement with up to $500M in transaction volume across the GHX Exchange.

The criteria below evaluates year-over-year improvement with a full year of volume.


  • Two consecutive years of membership on the GHX Exchange


  • Growth in number of
    • PO lines processed through the Exchange
    • Invoice lines processed through the Exchange
    • Advanced shipping notice (ASN) lines processed through the Exchange
  • Discrepancy reduction year-over-year
  • Trading partner growth
  • Lowest average response time
  • GHX product utilization
  • Strategic execution – how use of GHX products and services and supply chain excellence helps achieve organizational objectives

2019 Winner: Smith & Nephew

2019 - Smith & Nephew (Medium Volume)
  • Smith & Nephew engaged in a highly complex consolidation of its three business units to provide a streamlined experience to its customers. This consolidation included moving from three separate and distinct enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems to one, while simultaneously consolidating over 100 direct EDI connections down to just a handful.

  • This highly complex process was conducted over the course of 18 months and required precision and careful planning. In order to minimize the disruption to its customers, Smith & Nephew partnered with GHX to standardize its EDI processes, implement industry best practices, and facilitate transition planning for all customers to minimize the impact to their daily operations. This has resulted in a standardized EDI experience, greater transactional visibility for both customers and Smith & Nephew, increased EDI utilization and an improved overall customer experience.

  • Additionally, this year we are honoring one of GHX’s longest standing customers, Linda Camp, who has led the EDI initiative at Smith & Nephew. Linda is celebrating her 50thanniversary at Smith & Nephew – we admire her for her loyalty, persistence and spunk.
2018 - Mead Johnson Nutrition
2018 Winner -
Mead Johnson Nutrition
2017 - Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
2017 Winner -
Ortho Clinical Diagnostics
2016 - Supplier of the Year - Small Volume
2016 Winner -
Mizuho OSI
2015 - Supplier of the Year - Small Volume
2015 Winner -
Merit Medical