Friday 15th Dec 2017 - Logistics & Supply Chain

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UN supply chain plan to deal with pandemics

The United Nations World Food Programme is to collaborate with NEC Corporation  for the development of the first information platform to provide end-to-end visibility of supply chains for pandemic interventions, on behalf of the Global Pandemic Supply Chain Network.

Sanofi consolidates distribution in Brazil

Pharmaceuticals group Sanofi is consolidating logistics for three divisions in Brazil by establishing a new distribution centre in Guarulhos, near São Paulo which will be operated by DHL Supply Chain.

Intermountain tops Gartner healthcare ranking

Intermountain Healthcare has taken the top spot in Gartner’s Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 for 20156. It was followed by Cardinal Health and Mayo Foundation.

MAN takes top Supply Chain Excellence Award

MAN Truck & Bus is the overall winner of the 2016 Supply Chain Excellence Awards with a major strategic initiative that delivered huge benefits in both customer service and inventory performance.

UPS delivers quicker delivery times

UPS to buy life sciences specialist

UPS is to acquire Marken,  a global provider of supply chain solutions to the life sciences industry, for an undisclosed sum.

Arvato Healthcare expands to Alcalá

Arvato Healthcare is expanding its services to Alcalá with a 418,000 sq ft extension of its existing distribution centre in the Spanish city. Starting in autumn 2016, the company will dispatch medicines and medical technology products from the site.

Time to test yourself against the best

It’s time to test yourself against the best supply chains in The  Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2016, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain.

MNX opens life sciences logistics hub at Schiphol

MNX Global Logistics has opened a dedicated logistics facility just outside of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the Netherlands which will serve as the operations and warehousing hub for life sciences and medical device customers throughout Europe.

Yusen expands pharma network

Yusen Logistics has expanded its healthcare and pharma final mile distribution service across Europe.

DHL calls for smarter healthcare chains

DHL Freight has expanded its less than truckload cold chain network, with the integration of three additional certified life sciences & healthcare competency centres across Europe.

Healthcare commoditisation puts focus on supply chain

To the outsider, the healthcare sector is characterised by the critical nature of so much of the activity. Getting the right drugs and equipment to the right place at the right time can mean life or death.

Pharma group enlists DHL to manage logistics

Pharmaceuticals firm Stada has contracted DHL Supply Chain to manage logistics activities at its two Frankfurt sites with a ten-year contract that will see DHL integrate Stada’s logistics business, including the transfer of 155 employees working in Stada’s warehouse, anesthetics and export operations.

Cardinal tops healthcare supply chain ranking

Cardinal Health, the giant US group, has taken the top spot in Gartner’s Top 25 Healthcare Supply Chains for the fourth year in a row – despite having to absorb the loss of more than $20 billion worth business from Walgreens. Gartner said Cardinal continued to have the widest breadth of any company in healthcare. […]

Regulatory compliance top pain point in healthcare

Regulatory compliance is the top supply chain pain point for healthcare professionals, cited by 60 per cent of respondents, according to the seventh annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” survey. Not only that, some 78 per cent cite regulatory compliance and increasing regulations as a top trend driving business and supply chain changes. Product […]

Movianto expands Neunkirchen cold storage

Movianto DACH, the pharmaceuticals logistics specialist, has expanded its Neunkirchen cold storage facility to handle an additional 5,500 cold pallet spaces in response to customer demand. The expansion brings the sites full capacity to 40,000 temperature controlled pallet locations, including 7,700 cold pallet spaces and 600 pallet spaces for narcotics. The extension has been operational […]

GSK explains award-winning supply chain transformation

GlaxoSmithKline cut lead times in its R&D lab supplies operation and more than doubled OTIF through a series of initiatives – and it went on to win not one, but two European Supply Chain Excellence Awards last year

arvato in joint healthcare venture in Switzerland

arvato Healthcare has entered a partnership with Swiss pre-wholesale company, Voigt Industrie Service, to offer its customers an integrated solution for the final-mile delivery of medication in Switzerland

NHS launches Sustainable Strategy

NHS Supply Chain has launched its Sustainable Development Strategy 2013-2016, with the promise of reducing CO2 emissions from delivery vehicles by 2.5 per cent year on year, and reducing waste generation by increasing recycling with both suppliers and NHS

Why healthcare leaders are investing in supply chain

Changing regulatory environments and new customer demands around the globe are among the reasons healthcare executives are being driven to make strategic supply chain investments, according to UPS’s sixth annual Pain in the (Supply) Chain healthcare surve

UPS buys Hungarian pharma firm

UPS has announced it will acquire Hungary-based pharmaceutical logistics company Cemelog in order to strengthen its healthcare business in Europe, as part of a global growth and investment strategy

New head of supply chain for Omega Pharma

Rebecca Spittle has become head of supply chain for UK and Ireland at Omega Pharma which last year bought ten pharmaceuticals brands from GlaxoSmithKline including Nytol and Solpadeine

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