Choice Logistics, active in service parts logistics systems, says that Sweden-based Elekta, a global provider of medical technology for fighting cancer and brain disorders, has selected Choice as its service parts supply chain partner for both forward and reverse logistics. Choice will manage service parts delivery in several countries, including Italy, Germany, Japan and the U.S., with future expansion planned for France.
Elekta operates globally with approximately 40 percent of its business in the U.S and with significant volumes in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Japan. Choice maintains a network of 340 strategic stocking locations throughout the world.
"The nature of Elekta's work is the very definition of mission critical," says Nigel Weston, vice president of supply chain management, Elekta. "Choice's sophisticated global infrastructure is helping us improve our ability to support the latest in medical technology for neurosurgeons, oncologists and radiation therapists. These specialized medical professionals count on us to keep their systems functioning as reliably and smoothly as possible."
As with all clients, Elekta is assigned a dedicated Choice support specialist to manage the service parts logistics supply chain to help optimize visibility and accountability for inventory asset management. With parts ranging from $1,000 to $40,000, Elekta's needs are extremely diverse and require specialized care and attention. In addition to Choice's urgent, on-demand service parts deliveries, its flexible network gives Elekta the ability to fulfill routine maintenance requirements on an ongoing basis as well.
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