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UPS has announced that its network of healthcare-dedicated distribution facilities will total 30 this year when four more DCs open in Singapore, the Netherlands, Canada and the U.S.
"We are seeing increased demand from healthcare manufacturers wanting more agile supply chains. This clear industry trend is driving companies to look for more global solutions and deeper supply chain partnerships," said Bill Hook, vice president, global strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics. "We have a robust pipeline of healthcare business and are continuing to invest in this industry to meet the fast-evolving needs of our global healthcare customers."
The new facilities are located in Singapore; Venlo, the Netherlands; Burlington, Canada; and Louisville, Ky., and are specially designed to meet the needs of pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies.
They are configured to help manufacturers meet stringent and often-complex regulatory requirements for healthcare products, provide flexibility for a changing business environment and serve an increasingly global customer base, Hook said.
With an influx of biologics and temperature-sensitive healthcare products coming into the marketplace, UPS's healthcare facilities also include temperature sensitive capabilities to handle the specialized storage and distribution needs of these high-value products.
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