Kuehne + Nagel has developed an innovative approach to pharmaceutical and healthcare logistics by adopting a lifecycle view of the supply chain. This allows us to customise our services, ensuring that different capabilities are deployed to suit different stages of development, production, and distribution.

The Product Lifecycle Approach to Logistics

We partner with some of the world’s leading pharmaceutical/healthcare companies, as well as other select customers in the medical equipment, animal drugs and personal care categories.

Kuehne + Nagel has developed a wide range of information management services to optimally manage complex global procurement and supply chain processes. These advanced analysis and modelling tools are used to evaluate options against identified cost and service objectives. In this way, we arrive at the best solution for each customer. Our KN Login system enables proactive management of your supply chain through improved end-to-end visibility and dynamic, intelligent exception alerting.

Some of our key services include:

  • International Forwarding and Trade Compliance:
    Healthcare companies can expect flexible, cost-efficient solutions for sea, air, rail and road transportation. Complete customs brokerage services, including expert trade compliance advice from Kuehne + Nagel-managed offices throughout the world.
  • Warehouse Management & Fulfilment:
    Product fulfilment is more complex in the heavily regulated healthcare industry where millions in inventory investment could be jeopardised by careless product handling or compliance violations.  Kuehne and Nagel fulfilment services are available in a variety of cost models to meet your unique needs.
  • Distribution:
    An experienced workforce and truly excellent transportation management systems ensure optimisation of transport modes and routes, and the use of the best carriers. Among our specialist healthcare services is a highly effective solution for managing critical spare-parts support for hospital and laboratory equipment.
  • Supplier and Inventory Management:
    We understand the dangers of excessive inventory and poor service levels. Kuehne + Nagel provides
    • Inventory buffer sizes derived from historical demand, and capacity and collaborative planning
    • Increased fill rates and reduced obsolescence
    • Configurable visibility of products at all stages of the supply chain
    • Adherence of bill-of-material suppliers to operating procedures
    • Cost-optimised selection of service levels and transportation modes

For more information, please contact us.