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

We represent more than 45 individual healthcare organisations in South Africa and deliver more than 25,000 parcels per day to more than 4,200 customers and 7,500 delivery points in the private and public sector.

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Self Services

Information at your fingertips

  • Futurewave Warpspeed

    Functionality includes Consignment orders, Controlled Supply orders, Backorder and Held order reporting



  • Futurewave Self Help Portal

    Place orders 24 hours a day with live confirmation of stock availability and applicable pricing
    Access to copy documents such as invoices, credit notes and PODs that can be searched for on various criteria and references.
    Live order track and trace


  • Healthcare Client Reporting

    A wide variety of reporting across the inventory, sales and debtors management modules encompassing the full order to cash service provided
  • Healthcare On Track

    Giving Co-Load (last-mile) distribution clients the ability to view the status of a delivery and any related proof of delivery documents using your shipment or delivery reference document

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, 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

We offer bespoke storage solutions for medical diagnostics and devices and tailor-made competencies in:

  • Kitting (made-to-stock and made-to-order)
  • Repack / re-labelling
  • Consignment stock
  • Instruments and spares handling
  • Direct orders (cross-docking)

We deliver to public and private laboratories (we have developed a customised shipping manifest) and hospitals.

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, 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.

Pharmaceutical cold chain logistics

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.

We are the largest private distributor of cold chain products to the public and private sectors in South Africa and offer you the largest GDP compliant cold room in the Southern hemisphere and an extensive range of passive and active cold packaging solutions validated to up to 144 hours.

We offer five different temperature zones for your cold chains: 15C to 25C; 2C to 8C; -15 to -21C, -20C to -30C and -60C to -80C. 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.

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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