Logistics Business Magazine
Logistics Business Magazine

Print Article

Genopharm appoints Arvato services healthcare for exclusive logistics deal

French pharmaceuticals manufacturer Genopharm has selected arvato services healthcare to handle both warehousing and distribution of its entire product range.

From its national distribution centres in the UK and Benelux, arvato services healthcare will deliver Genopharm products to hospitals across the UK, France, Belgium and Germany within 24 hours – a roll-out to further countries across Europe is planned over the next three years.

The decentralised distribution solution, developed by Genopharm and arvato services healthcare, allows the manufacturer to ship directly to its customers in a more cost-effective and service-focussed manner.

By standardising IT systems and processes across the board, Genopharm is guaranted maximum transparency and process efficiency, allowing the company to significantly reduce order response times and logistics costs.

arvato services healthcare is not bound to any single freight carrier, which means the company can work with established shipping companies to give customers like Genopharm access to a highly cost-efficient and high-performance transport and logistics network.

Depending on Genopharm’s requirements - speed, service or destination - arvato can select the local carrier most suitable to meet these needs and the most cost-effective, generating added cost saving potential.

“In the past we have satisfied the demand through export activities,” says Claude-Alain Cudennec, Head European Business Unit at Genopharm.

“But in the long run this was ineffective, as we were too far from our customers and markets. Moreover, transport services were requested separately, which proved very time and cost intensive.

“Ultimately, this is why we chose a decentralised distribution solution and decided to go into partnership with a specialised and experienced service provider.

“The demand for our products is high. We want to continue with our growth strategy in the years to come and that is why we want to be close to our customers - to do this we needed a flexible partner with access to a scalable, high-performing network here in Europe.

“Aside from supporting our distribution strategy, it was important that our partner is equipped to see us through the roll-out of our distribution structures over the long-term.”

Laurent Buisson, General Manager at arvato services healthcare France said: “We are pleased to have assisted Genopharm in rethinking and restructuring its distribution strategy. Finding the right strategies to fit both the company’s product range and the company itself is key to mastering the challenges faced by the healthcare sector, not only today but tomorrow.”

The intralogistics fair for Central Europe
LogiMAT 2014 in Stuttgart - Closing Report

CeMAT RUSSIA: Driving logistics innovation in Russia - 23 to 26 September 2014
The next CeMAT RUSSIA intralogistics show gets underway on 23 September 2014 at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Center in Moscow.

German CPO Summit2014 – Summit for Strategy and Innovation in Procurement
Summit for Strategy and Innovation in Procurement

Trade fair will not take place – transport sector insufficiently represented
With great regret EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH of Munich is obliged to cancel transfairlog 2014 four months before the scheduled start. transfairlog, the 2nd Trade Fair for International Transport and Logistics Management, had been planned to take place from 4 to 6 November at Hamburg Trade Fair Centre.

IAA Hannover, 25 - 02, October 2014
Interested in a visit to the 65th IAA Commercial Vehicles from 25 September to 2 October 2014 in Hannover.

Postexpo,Stockholm 23 - 25, September 2014
POST-EXPO provides the most significant opportunity the postal, parcel and express industries have to debate current issues and form business relationships on a global scale. 2014 will be the 18th international conference and exhibition for postal technology, equipment, services and innovation.

China International Logistics & Transport Fair, Shenzhen, October 14-16th
1200 exhibitors representing the breadth of China’s transport and distribution sector will be present for the 8th staging of this event, including a conference. Shenzhen is in Canton province.

Save the Date - Intermodal Europe 2014 heading to Rotterdam
Home to Europe’s largest container port, Rotterdam will host one of the most important events in the container shipping calendar, Intermodal Europe 2014, which will take place from 11-13 November this year at the Rotterdam AHOY.

AidEx 2014 - 12-13 November 2014, Hall 11, Brussels Expo, Belgieplein - 1 - Place de Belgique, B-1020 Brussels, Belgium
AidEx is a major international conference and exhibition for humanitarian and development professionals of all stripes. Held annually in Brussels, we bring together different voices whether they be NGO fieldworkers, the public and private sectors, long-established thought leaders or brand new start-ups.

logitrans Istanbul 19 – 21 November 2014
8th International Transport Logistics Exhibitio

Supply Chain Event, 26-27 November 2014, Cnit Paris-La Défense
Supply Chain Event gathers over 100 suppliers of solutions and technologies covering all aspects of the Supply Chain and 3,300 professionals.

LogiMAT 2015 - 10 - 12, February 2015
A top event for in-company material flow and computer-controlled processes from procurement to production and distribution in the heart of Europe.

ProMat 2015 - 23 - 26, March 2015
ProMat 2015 is the premier showcase of material handling, supply chain and logistics solutions in North America.

SITL Paris - 31 - 02, April 2015
Getting closer to the transport and logistics concerns of manufacturing and commercial enterprises is the aim of SITL Paris which next year will take place from the 31st of March to the 2nd of April at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles.