DHL expands healthcare offer with contract packing and kitting

DHL Exel Supply Chain has announced the continued expansion of its contract cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practice Compliance) packing and kitting offering, which will now be available as a stand-alone service within its healthcare warehouses and distribution centers across the UK.

The solution has been offered for the past 12 years for customers seeking consolidated warehousing and packaging activities, providing improved efficiency and reduced waste. Due to increased capacity, DHL is now able to offer hand-based assembly, rework and co-packing as a stand-alone service to new and existing customers, covering pharmaceuticals, drug delivery systems, medical devices, surgical consumables and sample pack preparation.  The solution includes secondary packaging, reworking, kitting and late customization to market or customer specific requirements.

DHL is licensed by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency to conduct a range of cGMP packaging services.  Licenses include commercial and clinical trial materials. DHL also has a number of Qualified Persons to release products following packaging activities.

Jonathan Blamey, Vice President Product Development Healthcare, DHL Exel Supply Chain EMEA, said: At DHL, we pride ourselves on understanding our customers and offering tailored solutions according to their needs. This solution enhances our current healthcare offering, allowing more customers to utilize assembly and packaging, combined with storage and distribution, to deliver an integrated supply chain.  This provides increased flexibility and responsiveness to market requirements.

Caroline Fox, Technical Services Manager Healthcare, DHL Exel Supply Chain UK, said: The solution offers our customers a cost-effective and consolidated supply chain that is backed by the expertise and knowledge of the worlds leading logistics services provider.   For many customers, having a complete packaging and distribution service under one roof means reduced operating costs, with greater supply chain control and visibility.

DHL Healthcares contract packing and kitting solution has already achieved success in various countries throughout Europe, including The Netherlands, Belgium, Italy and Turkey.


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