A global pharmaceutical company based in Germany faces many regulatory and logistical challenges distributing its temperature sensitive products from eight different European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. The company’s specialized products require controlled-room temperature and cold chain transportation. Complying with these needs and EU regulations for Good Distribution Practices (GDP) can drive up shipping costs, impact profit margins along the supply chain, and complicate an already complex distribution process.
In order to meet dual goals of efficiency and compliance, the company needed a centrally controlled supply chain to transport its products across borders in temperature-controlled vehicles within 24 to 48 hours. Agility generated direct and indirect savings of up to as much as 30% by creating a LTL road freight solution. Agility deployed our expertise in both freight forwarding products and the life sciences industry to implement a sustainable system with a dedicated 24/7 customer desk with constant GPS tracking enabling full transparency and GDP compliance.