How Yusen Logistics’ European Control Tower can revitalise your healthcare operation

Posted by Frank Gosnell - General Manager, Asset Light Operations and Planning on 22-Nov-2018 14:45:59
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 A logistics Control Tower can bring supply chain visibility to your operation, improving both planning and efficiency. For the healthcare vertical, higher performance levels can reflect upon the end patient’s welfare with late, damaged or compromised products having a significant impact, as we discussed in our previous blog.  However, maintaining control of your logistics can be difficult to manage - especially as your supply chain grows bringing additional stakeholders, procedures, routes and end destinations to an already complex and intricate process.  

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Improving logistics management:  preventing drug shortages through better visibility

Posted by James Colson - AstraZeneca Global Account Manager on 01-Nov-2018 10:24:00
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Our previous blogs considered the causes of healthcare supply chain failures, which often result in product losses due to breaches in compliance.   Within logistics, minimising product losses will help contribute to reducing drug shortages overall – not just for the pharmaceuticals associated within a particular shipment but for the resource associated with replacing lost product too, which could have been spent elsewhere in the business. 

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European healthcare: how smarter logistics can reduce drug shortages

Posted by Frank Packman - General Manager, Healthcare on 16-Oct-2018 10:21:00
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Although logistics is only one step in the healthcare supply chain, research shows an average pharmaceutical organisation spends 6% of its revenue on logistics requirements, compared to 5%­ for the retail industry and just 2% for electronics.   Manufacturers must absorb these costs without compromising on the quality of medicines, which can lead to subsequent failures and shortages.  Yet, despite this, regulations such as the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) varies by region and therefore universal standards are not upheld.

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Healthcare logistics: preventing stock shortages in European healthcare supply chains

 Drug shortages are recognised as a global issue by the World Health Organisation (WHO) with research indicating that the problem has been increasingly affecting European countries.  The duration of medicine shortages can range from a few days to several months, with acute and chronic medicine shortages potentially compromising patient outcomes.  This, together with the expense and time burden of drug shortages, has led to medicine agencies expressing concerns about the long-term supply of drugs.  To understand how to prevent stock shortages in European healthcare supply chains, we first must define the true extent of the problem.   

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International trade: a guide to success

Posted by Lesley Batchelor OBE, Director General for the Institute of Export on 20-Sep-2018 13:38:17
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Trump and Brexit have brought international trade to the fore in recent years. Yet, while the tenets of free trade and the rise of globalisation may appear under threat, there remains plenty to be excited and encouraged by in world trade. 

At the Institute we’ve often spoken of the need to protect and enhance a rules-based order of trade between nations and international businesses – one that encourages fairness and clarity for exporters. We also believe that more can be done on an international level to encourage businesses of all sizes and from all places to enter international trade.

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Driving change with sustainable transport

Posted by Rodion Liashko - ESC Business Analyst on 04-Sep-2018 13:39:11
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Our responsibility to future generations is set as the main principle of Sustainable Development, a concept introduced by Brundtland Report in 1987.  Since then, we often read about the importance of sustainability when discussing the environment, climate change and corporate social responsibility (CSR).  And yet, what does sustainability really mean for logistics?  And how can your 4PL provider drive sustainable development?

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Brexit: preparing for the unknown

Posted by Pauline Bastidon, Head of European Policy at Freight Transport Association on 07-Aug-2018 10:16:00
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Long queues of lorries at the borders, grounded planes, complex customs processes, new regulatory requirements… Every day brings a new example of what a ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019 could mean for logistics and supply chains and, by now, you probably feel that you have heard it all. And yet, with less than 9 months left before Brexit, knowing where to start and what to plan for in this thick ‘Brexit fog’ can be a real challenge.  

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Air Freight Forwarding in the UK: The warehouse requirements you can’t afford to compromise on

Posted by Russell Tayler, Heathrow Branch Manager on 31-Jul-2018 15:16:41
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 UK businesses are seizing export opportunities with a record high of £620.2bn UK exports recorded last financial year and Heathrow airport, the UK’s leading air gateway, reporting double-digit cargo growth of 10.2% for the 12 months to December 2017 with East Asia, Europe and the US its biggest markets.  Furthermore, the prospect of increased profits and turnover are further encouraging businesses to expand their offering with a recent report by Lloyds Bank stating that two in five UK businesses are planning to export or enter a new market for the first time before the end of the year.

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3 ways to boost customer retention through your logistics

Posted by Richard Tyler on 10-Jul-2018 11:49:55
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 With customer retention crucial in driving sales and revenue ( studies show that just a 5% increase in retention rates grow profits by more than 25%), it’s essential for your customer’s purchasing experience to be a positive one.  Here’s our top 3 points to get right in your supply chain to keep your customers returning.     
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One-stop-shop for post-Brexit era: What outsourcing logistics can do for you

Posted by Nick Rees - Commercial & ALL Director on 14-Jun-2018 11:45:00
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If there’s one thing our Brexit blog series has shown, it’s that the practicalities of how businesses will cope and run after March 29th 2019, or at least after the transitional period of December 31st 2020, is still largely unknown.

There are predictions, estimates and forecasts, but, until the final trade agreements have been signed, the true extent of Brexit, and the following repercussions for businesses, will remain largely unknown. The way we’re facing Brexit here at Yusen is through extensive planning, keeping informed of Brexit updates and constantly revising our operations and strategies to ensure we’re able to make as informed strategic decisions as possible at this stage.

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