How A National Manufacturer Responded Rapidly To Increased
INTRODUCTION AND VIDEO CASE STUDY
SUCCESS FOR THIRD PARTY LOGISTICS PROVIDERS MEANS INCORPORATING FLEXIBILITY INTO DAILY BUSINESS PRACTICES.
Versatility was applied when a national nutritional supplement manufacturer approached WDSrx about a product display program for the U.S. store locations of a global consumer goods retailer. The scope of this project involved multiple deliverables and extensive coordination.
The various supplements needed to fulfill the retailer orders were manufactured by the client and shipped to a WDSrx facility. Retail display units were also received at the same warehouse facility for on-site assembly. Sufficient space in the warehouse was allocated to this program while assuring the continued efficiency of all other services.
The project team was organized into two groups to increase productivity. Each group was further divided according to function to create an assembly line operation. Specific activities included folding boxes, assembling inserts, placing the required product SKU from inventory within the display unit and combining several displays into secondary packaging.
Close cooperation between WDSrx and the client was instrumental to achieve productivity goals. The client assured a steady supply of the various materials to the production lines. Real-time reporting and inventory data was shared between computer systems of both parties. Order fulfillment and shipping information was received at WDSrx assuring accurate picking and packing for timely delivery. Both organizations worked together as a single integrated unit.
The efficiencies gained from outsourcing the program to WDSrx enabled the client to fulfill orders on schedule and relieved them from the burden of non-core business functions including maintaining and managing a temporary workforce, allocating physical and human resources required for program operation, implementing training programs and standard operating procedures to maintain quality assurance standards.
“This program highlights our ability to partner with clients on specialized projects by offering scaleable options that consistently achieve objectives,” states WDSrx President Adam Runsdorf.
Recognized as a third party logistics provider with innovative solutions and operational flexibility, WDSrx generates efficiency and scalability which increases profitability for valued clients in the healthcare industry.
This program involved multiple WDSrx services:
Warehousing and Distribution: Pharmaceutical drug products and nutritional supplements require specialized procedures for their receipt, storage, handling and distribution to their final destination. WDSrx combines years of experience with a technologically advanced infrastructure for a sense of confidence and commitment that clients rely on and appreciate.
WDSrx pharmaceutical 3PL facilities are authorized for Over-the-Counter, Prescription and Schedule CII-CV Controlled Substances. Our facilities are protected by multiple systems to ensure inventory security and data integrity and a disaster recovery program is in place for weather-related or other serious emergencies.
Product Packaging and Labeling: A full complement of on-site packaging and labeling solutions present a range of options to increase the efficiency and control cost. Specialized manual or automated programs are available for clients with specific requirements.
Modern packaging lines are operated by experience technicians responsible for filling, bottling and labelling tablets and capsules. Strict cGMP guidelines are followed to ensure product safety. Re-packaging and re-labeling programs allow clients to anticipate changing demand for specific packaging configurations.