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ARE THERE EFFICIENCIES HIDDEN IN YOUR HEALTHCARE SUPPLY CHAIN?

Companies across the healthcare and life sciences industry are under increasing cost pressures while simultaneously striving to increase profits.

Regularly re-evaluating their supply chains is a part of business, but finding the right logistics provider to help can lead to these meaningful outcomes for business:

  • Find hidden opportunities to outsource at a lower total cost
  • Identify and implement service improvements
  • Free up resources to drive profitability and growth in other areas

$50 billion
in cost savings

=

80-90
new drugs every year

In pharmaceuticals alone, some estimates put the potential worldwide cost savings from efficiency improvements, including efficiencies found in the supply chain, as high as $50 billion.1 This is equivalent to the cost of developing 80 to 90 new drugs every year.2

According to a survey by Healthcare Packaging Magazine, respondents identified the following reasons for outsourcing:3

73%

Cost
savings

55%

Service
quality

43%

Regulatory
compliance

39%

Shipment
volumes

25%

Cargo
security

18%

Access to new
technologies

17%

Access to
emerging markets

73%

Cost
savings

55%

Service
quality

43%

Regulatory
compliance

39%

Shipment
volumes

UPS. THE CURE FOR THE COMMON SUPPLY CHAIN.

At UPS, we’ll work with you to assess your network and needs. We’ll leverage our established methodologies and tools to examine your entire healthcare supply chain. Then together, we’ll help define solutions to improve and optimize your supply chain to deliver efficiencies and better performance. All of which should lead to stronger business results and better patient outcomes.

INNOVATIVE HEALTHCARE
INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL

The UPS difference is a group of highly skilled experts in healthcare regulatory compliance and quality assurance, who act as an extension to your team. They give you access to the expansive UPS network and healthcare-optimized services, making them work specifically for your company.

A Robust Global Network

UPS works with you to get you where you want to be, when you need to be there, without a large capital investment.

We simplify the complexity of market access for our customers through a collaborative solutions-based approach, leveraging our global healthcare transportation capabilities, integrated network of healthcare-compliant warehouses, and expertise in compliance, brokerage and trade management.

UPS EFFICIENCY AT WORK

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"Our goal is to level the playing field with the big competitors. UPS provides just what we need and brings in the right people and solutions to make things happen."
- SilverStaff Clinical Laboratories COO, Jim Kendrick
"One thing we've learned in all our years is that speed wins. When it comes to shipping medicine, time-in-transit matters."
- Roadrunner Logistician, Garry Herring
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At SilverStaff, inconsistent late-morning specimen deliveries meant test results reached healthcare providers later the next day, placing the company at a disadvantage in the marketplace. UPS stepped in to provide early-morning package delivery, visibility, and flexibility over inbound specimens and automated shipment processing for the company’s customers.

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Looking for long-term growth, Roadrunner, an animal pharmaceutical company, turned to UPS. They provided custom packaging, added late pickups and technology that provides an at-a-glance view of the status of the company’s shipments. Plus, UPS integrated into Roadrunner’s inventory and customer management system, to elevate the efficiency of operations.

FIND OUT HOW HEALTHCARE LOGISTICS CAN MAKE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN MORE EFFICIENT. AND YOUR COMPANY MORE PRODUCTIVE.

See how top healthcare executives are dealing with increasing global demand in the 7th annual Pain in the Chain survey.

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60% identify regulatory compliance as a top concern.

40% report success in addressing compliance.

44%

44% report cost management as a top concern.

38%

38% report success in addressing cost management.

Get key insights into:

State of Healthcare: Economic overview and industry trends, cost management and healthcare supply chain disruption
Risk Factors: The evolving regulatory environment and product protection requirements
Strategies for Overcoming Risk: Technology investment, collaboration, and expertise
Opportunities: Global expansion, channel and distribution strategies, and home healthcare
Regional Spotlights: Findings from Asia-Pacific, Latin America, North America and Western Europe

1 Philipp Cremer, Martin Losch, and Ulf Schrader, “Driving a Transformation in Efficiency,” Outpacing Change in Pharma Operations, McKinsey, 2010

2 Innovation and Continuous Improvement in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing, US Food and Drug Administration, 2004

3 Healthcare Packaging Magazine, “Healthcare Logistics Outsourcing Survey,” 2013