When it comes to high value goods, it’s often the complete purchasing experience that provides value to your customers and your brand. Whether they’re shopping for the latest high-tech device or coveting a designer handbag, they will pay a premium for quality and expect a service worthy of the price. Therefore, when the latest trends come around your customers will want to receive their purchases in perfect condition and as fast as possible.
Trusting a 3PL partner with your global supply chain network is vital for the efficient delivery of your product. Indeed, for any far-reaching logistics with international warehousing and distribution capability, you need the right planning and policies, systems and strategies in place. That way, large scale operations are in the best place to maintain the same standard of quality throughout – no matter what borders or oceans they cross. To be assured of your 3PL partner’s supply chain solutions, look for industry standard accreditations as a sure sign they’ll always meet – if not exceed – your expectations with consistent quality management.
Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Solutions, Supply Chain Innovation, Cold Chain Logistics, GDP Certification, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, 3PL, Cost-effective Logistics, Customer-centric Logistics, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity, ISO 9001, TAPA, Kaizen, Quality-driven logistics
Everyone makes dynamic risk assessments each day, no matter your role or experience, whether you’re at work or at home. In fact, risk is anything that has the potential to cause harm – and for businesses it’s your bottom line that can take the hit. In logistics, without robust risk management procedures your supply chain could falter then fail when the unexpected happens.
Any risk manager will tell you that the unknown can seriously damage a cost-effective supply chain. So, identifying risk is the first step in securing your supply chain for long-term results. If we take a snapshot of cold chain logistics, for example, compromising a temperature controlled supply chain could risk hundreds of thousands in just a single high-value pallet. Business continuity, then, rests on your 3PL partner’s expertise in measuring, minimizing, and managing risk to your business for cost-effective and secure supply chain solutions.
Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Solutions, Supply Chain Innovation, Cold Chain Logistics, GDP Certification, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, 3PL, Cost-effective Logistics, Customer-centric Logistics, Enterprise Risk Management, Business Continuity, ISO 9001
Creating an energy-efficient supply chain is only possible if you understand its overall carbon footprint. Certainly, there are huge opportunities within the industrial supply chain for reductions in CO2 emissions – particularly on the ‘Final Mile’ - to meet stringent regulations and streamline costs. A 3PL or 4PL partner who is committed to researching and developing green innovation is best placed to find long-term solutions across the entire supply chain. Recent research into smart tracking and accurate reporting undertaken by Yusen clearly indicates that it is possible to improve the sustainability of supply chain solutions of any complexity.
Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Supply Chain Management, Supply Chain Solutions, 4PL, CO2 Emissions, Supply Chain Innovation, Cold Chain Logistics, 3PL, Shipment Visibility, Cost-effective Logistics, Customer-centric Logistics
Being able to continuously improve is becoming more and more crucial in a highly competitive supply chain management market. Arguably, nowhere does this trend become more evident than in the Pharmaceutical industry and particularly in cold chain logistics, where the standards of technical, legal and operational scopes are especially high as they directly affect human life.
Innovation has always been one of the core principles of Yusen Logistics and our research collaboration with Cardiff University in 2016 undoubtedly added value in some demanding areas of supply chain management for customer-centric logistics.
Delivering critical medicines on time in carefully-controlled conditions is vital for the pharmaceutical industry. You need excellent inventory and warehouse management, temperature controlled equipment, and a fully coordinated supply chain for trusted 3PL solutions. Otherwise, high value, highly sensitive products could expire, face damage, or become steadily more expensive to transport. Reliable cold chain logistics are needed to avoid an increasing drain on your bottom line and possibly dangerous consequences for patients.
Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, European Superhighway, Integrated Supply Chain, Cold Chain Logistics, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, GPS Tracking, Vision I, 3PL, Solution Engineering
Effective supply chain management for healthcare can do much more than improve your bottom line.
In recent years, the industry has recognised that cold chain logistics can learn a lot from existing systems championed by fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) companies to cut lead times and boost profits. Streamlined solutions not only prove cost-effective but also give you a more secure, robust, and faster service for your high value, highly sensitive products – and in turn more affordable access to critical medicines around the world.
Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Real-time Solutions, Warehousing and Distribution, Cold Chain Logistics, GDP Certification, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, GPS Tracking, Vision I, FEFO, 3PL, Inventory Management, Cost-effective Logistics
Choosing your 3PL healthcare provider often comes down to cost, but your willingness to spend is always measurable by the service that you get. Quality cold chain logistics from a trusted supply chain management partner will provide greater delivery on time in full (OTIF) to reduce the issues you face – and to ultimately save you money.
Topics: Pharmaceutical Industry, Control Tower Management, Product Integrity, Real-time Solutions, Warehousing and Distribution, Cold Chain Logistics, Temperature Controlled Supply Chain, GPS Tracking, Vision I, FEFO, 3PL