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Simplifying the logistics setup 

Mölnlycke Health Care, a Swedish company, has successfully expanded to become a global provider of single-use surgical and wound care products.

But in Europe, its expansion resulted in a patchwork of local solutions and agreements, with excessive administration and a less-than-perfect distribution network.

Mölnlycke Health Care decided to simplify and modernise its logistics organisation and turned to DSV for help. The two companies worked together to develop and implement a clear strategy with several discrete phases, taking into consideration a critical part of Mölnlycke’s business plan: to deliver their entire product range across Europe within 48 hours.

Creating a single point of contact

As the single point of contact, DSV was asked to handle transport in some countries and take ownership of the rest, allowing Mölnlycke Health Care to concentrate on the larger picture.

Simplifying our logistics setup has been our first priority. With DSV we have created a uniform, simple yet flexible system with just one point of contact

Magnus Wätteräng, EMEA Logistics Director, Mölnlycke

Improving storage and delivery

The next step was to consolidate the warehouse setup: Large warehouses in Sweden, Belgium and France now act as regional hubs, while smaller warehouses in strategic locations act as regular outlets for scheduled deliveries. The change has resulted in the ability to sell and ship both price-sensitive products and high-service solutions to more customers with greater ease.


We can now deliver medical equipment and services very quickly, efficiently and with full transparency to hospitals and clinics. We are saving money outbound and inbound, have cut down on our storage needs and only ship what we sell.


Magnus Wätteräng, EMEA Logistics Director, Mölnlycke

 

Under the new organisation, DSV supplies Mölnlycke Health Care with a full range of services, including road transport, warehouse solutions, Xress products and strategic services.

“Mölnlycke Health Care is a good example of a successful company that is willing and able to take the next step. By having a clear plan and implementing it step by step, they now have a new and efficient European network that can expand in volume and handle sophisticated services,” says Gert Vriend, Executive Vice President, Global Accounts, DSV.

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