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Rising cost from research and development, production and supply chain combined with stringent regulations are just a few of the challenges you need to overcome when working with healthcare logistics.

We are well placed to help you make a difference.

Our services, facilities and transport networks comply with relevant healthcare quality standards and regulations, and our tailor-made, integrated supply chain solutions manage everything from raw materials to finished products in highly specialised and  cold chain logistics services storage facilities and transport networks.

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Specialist healthcare solutions


Our innovative supply chain solutions mirror the shift towards product transparency and direct delivery models from traditional distribution models in the billion dollar global biopharma market.

Our GMP and GDP warehouse and distribution services include FEFO picking, clinical trial management, repacking and display configuration, all controlled by our in-house pharmacists.

Delivery services eliminate costs and inefficiencies, and include next-day delivery, direct-to-hospital department deliveries, 24/7 standby service and recall management – all available in condition-controlled environments

We work with biologicals, pharmaceutical products (prescription drugs, generics, controlled drugs and over-the-counter (OTC) products), vaccines, active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and clinical trial materials.

Medical devices and diagnostics

Managing the complexity of sourcing is increasingly important as manufacturing is outsourced in this multi-billion dollar market. Furthermore, hospitals and pharmacies need innovative services such as in-hospital replenishments, consignment management and white-glove deliveries.

We have been providing tailored supply chain solutions and healthcare logistics catalog services to the medical devices and diagnostics market for more than 20 years. Services include orthopaedic loaner kit management, consignment stock management, preparation of procedure-based trolleys, sterile picking, clean rooms, technical repair and rework centres, 24/7 standby service and spare parts management.

Our broad base of medical device customers comprises all classes of devices (I, IIa, IIb, III).

Medical products and personal care

Our lean, flexible supply chain solutions to pharmacies, hospitals and care homes meet your increasingly important need for value-added healthcare logistics services during delivery.

Direct delivery models and in-hospital services are key success factors in this fast growing, high volume market, which includes hospital consumables, high-end cosmetics, nutritional or clinical foods, latex gloves and other disposables.

We operate dedicated and multi-user warehouse operations and manage regional distribution centres with ‘control towers’, some of which manage over 1,000 shipments a day.

Services include packaging and repackaging, labelling and kitting (before shipping the goods for final delivery to the hospital ward where products are replenished by DSV), managing waste, returns and stock levels, restacking based on expiration date, and swapping products.

We are experienced in delivering your products to many different destinations: from pharmacies to retail outlets, as well as direct to patients.

Hospitals and care homes

Our efficient supply chain solutions improve visibility and reduce costs, which helps improve patient care in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and, increasingly, at home with the support of e-health solutions.

Our services include direct delivery to hospital wards, sterile goods logistics, drug management, operational procurement, laboratory logistics management of medical goods, disposal of hazardous waste, stock reduction programmes, inventory management, warehousing, external and internal distribution, replenishment at ward level and much more.

Pharma cold chains

Do you need temperature monitoring in your pharma supply chains to ensure the integrity of your product all the way to the user? This can be critical for pharmacists and other health workers because it's their guarantee that the medicine they are dispensing meets the required standards while patients need peace of mind that the medicine they are taking is safe.

Traditionally, transporting your pharmaceuticals has relied heavily on packaging to keep product safe and within prescribed temperature parameters. However, supply chains have become more complex over time as safety demands must increasingly coexist with cost and time pressures. Good Distribution Practice (GDP) adds yet more layers to the complexity. GDP requires medicines to be obtained from a licensed supply chain and then stored, transported and handled under stipulated conditions.

We offer three different temperature zones for your cold chains: 15C to 25C; 2C to 8C; and -20C. As a specialist cold supply chain service provider, we tailor solutions to your unique handling and transportation requirements. Our brokerage services include a comprehensive network of qualified and compliant cold chain facilities and we are committed to exceptional service with every transaction.

Healthcare and pharma logistics and distribution

Can you deliver my products to diverse locations?
Yes, we can. Our diverse fleet of distribution vehicles provides flexibility and ensures we can handle ambient, refrigerated, frozen and hazardous goods.

Can you meet my environmental concerns without compromising the quality or efficiency of my healthcare logistics delivery?
Our services meet global environmental transport objectives, and we adapt modalities to suit changing conditions and circumstances. For example, we can shift from airfreight to sea freight in order to cut carbon emissions and costs.

Does DSV meet my need for dedicated healthcare warehouses?
Yes. Our specialised healthcare sites are secure and specially equipped for healthcare products. Certain locations also offer condition-controlled environments.

What healthcare logistics support do you offer?
We support your supply chain by acting as 3PL, 3½PL or 4PL as required. Each specific role offers different models for distribution and supply chain collaboration. Our state-of-the-art freight management system sets the standard for healthcare distribution. We base our distribution solutions on your requirements, taking into account the needs of each of your customers. And we handle the entire process from planning through execution and administration.

Read more about our specialized pharma warehouse in the Netherlands

Benefit from our extensive expertise in healthcare logistics

  • 9 flagship sites worldwide

    Compliant with GMP guidelines, Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines, and third party audited management systems.

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