Store: warehousing solutions

Compliant storage closer to point-of-care
We partner with 3PLs and other organizations to develop and manage warehousing, storage and modular infrastructure solutions that bring lifesaving healthcare products closer to the market, allowing consistent order fulfillment to prevent stockouts and reduce pressure on the storage and management capacity of public health systems.

Our warehousing solutions include:

Warehouse management

We help partners to evaluate and develop warehouse management processes for compliance with quality systems and Good Distribution Practices.

Technical Assistance

We offer technical assistance to help countries develop and improve their inventory management, chain of custody, and LMIS practices.

Modular storage

We bring product storage closer to the point of consumption through modular storage units that are quick and affordable to install and upscale.

Storage showcase

Uganda transit warehouse 2016 - 2021

In 2016, the public health supply chain in Uganda came under pressure when space and receiving constraints at the National Medical Store (NMS) resulted in high container and truck detention charges and also impacted on the chain of custody. PFSCM analyzed the situation, and with the support of the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria, contracted UPS and its in-country partner Freight in Time to manage a 3,000 pallet position pharma compliant transit warehouse to relieve the congestion at the NMS level.

The transit warehouse has delivered exceptional value by:

  • Eliminating reefer container detention charges to ensure more funds are available for purchasing lifesaving health products.
  • Securing the product chain of custody through the implementation of cGDP.
  • Alleviating congestion at NMS, which could have resulted in operational challenges in the warehouse and delivery challenges downstream to health facilities
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Shared Solution

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Shared Solution

The warehouse is shared by various organizations (peers and competitors) all delivering health products to Uganda for a variety of programs.

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Public Private Partnership

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Public Private Partnership

The warehouse is managed by UPS and FiT. PFSCM transferred supply chain knowledge to FiT for cGDP compliance.

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Security

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Security

In 2018, the warehouse passed an independent security audit which resulted in a 3.2% premium reduction; a great feat in a challenging market.

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Cost Savings

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Cost Savings

The warehouse eliminates reefer container detention charges, and improves the chain of custody owing to the implementation of cGDP.

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Size

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Size

The pharma-compliant warehouse accommodates more than 3,000 pallets. For improved traceability, pallets aren’t broken down.

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Compliance

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Compliance

The warehouse is run by a registered pharmacist and is approved and licensed by Uganda’s National Drug Authority.

Please send an email to pfscm@pfscm.org if you are interested in learning more about our Control Tower.

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