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In Wake of Hospira Acquisition, Pfizer Consolidating DCs

Pfizer has decided that it does not need the legacy distribution sites that it got with the $15bn buyout of Hospira last year and so will close four facilities across the U.S., consolidating distribution into two Pfizer logistics centers next year. In the process it will whack 104 jobs.

In Wake of Hospira Acquisition, Pfizer Consolidating DCs

A Pfizer spokeswoman said a decision has been made to close "legacy Hospira logistics centers" in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and King of Prussia, Pa., by Q2 next year. It will move distribution from those sites to Pfizer logistics centers in Memphis and Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

"Pfizer has conducted a thorough evaluation of the combined distribution network and has decided to consolidate distribution operations into the Memphis Logistic Center and the Pleasant Prairie Logistics Center," Kimberly Bencker said. "As a result, we have decided to consolidate the logistics centers to enable us to be more efficient, improve our overall effectiveness, reduce costs and, generally be better able to competitively supply our products to our customers."

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A Pfizer spokeswoman said a decision has been made to close "legacy Hospira logistics centers" in Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and King of Prussia, Pa., by Q2 next year. It will move distribution from those sites to Pfizer logistics centers in Memphis and Pleasant Prairie, Wis.

"Pfizer has conducted a thorough evaluation of the combined distribution network and has decided to consolidate distribution operations into the Memphis Logistic Center and the Pleasant Prairie Logistics Center," Kimberly Bencker said. "As a result, we have decided to consolidate the logistics centers to enable us to be more efficient, improve our overall effectiveness, reduce costs and, generally be better able to competitively supply our products to our customers."

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In Wake of Hospira Acquisition, Pfizer Consolidating DCs