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DHL expands into contract packing and kitting.

DHL Exel Supply Chain, a leading logistics services provider, has continued the expansion of its contract cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practice) packing and kitting offering, which will now be available as a standalone service within its healthcare warehouses and distribution centres 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. Owing to increased capacity, DHL is now able to offer hand-based assembly, rework and co-packing as a standalone 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. It 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 take pride in 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, commented: "The solution offers our customers a cost-effective and consolidated supply chain that is backed by the expertise and knowledge of the world's 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." For more information, visit


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Date:Mar 1, 2009
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