Freight Management

Supply Chain Management continues to make reductions to shipping costs a priority. Suppliers are asked to use our Inbound Logistics Program when shipping supplies to Mayo Clinic sites.

Resources are available to assist suppliers in making the transition from "prepay and add" to "bill third party" for shipping expenses. Please see this routing guide (PDF) for more information regarding our freight management program.

Routing guide highlights:

  • Use Mayo Clinic's FedEx account number for all shipments. Call 507-266-5551 for assistance on receiving our account information.
  • The purchase order number needs to be included on the shipping label in the reference area.
  • Ground service should be used unless express services have been approved by a member of the Freight Team.
  • A spreadsheet of all of Mayo Clinic's "Ship To" addresses that are included in Mayo Clinic's Freight Program can be obtained by emailing

If you have questions or would like additional information on Mayo's freight management program, call 507-266-5551 or email

Supply Chain Solutions: Developed by Mayo Clinic

In 2007, Mayo Clinic Supply Chain Management made fundamental changes within its transportation management practices by taking control of its inbound freight spend. Dealing directly with key shipping partners and raising the visibility of its freight spend through better analytics, Mayo Clinic decreased its freight costs by 25 percent and wondered how many other organizations might benefit from this same strategy.

Supply Chain Solutions, developed by Mayo Clinic, and the Logistics Program is our effort to help educate and change market dynamics in health care supply chain management.

To learn more about how Supply Chain Solutions can reduce your freight spend and improve its visibility, visit the Supply Chain Solutions website.