UPS Healthcare Logistics

Healthcare Logistics

Supply chain logistics work best when they are designed around the people and patients they ultimately serve. We can help you create and manage a resilient healthcare logistics system that brings global health solutions to patients with speed, visibility, and unmatched quality systems.

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Innovations that help shape the future of patient care

GDP/GMP Compliant Solutions

We have extensive regulatory experience and dedicated GDP/GMP compliant healthcare warehousing space strategically positioned around the globe to support the needs of the healthcare businesses we serve. We hold the requisite licenses in all countries in which we operate.

  • cGMP/GDP compliant 3PL service provider
  • Preferred carrier GDP certification program
  • ISO 9001, ISO 13485, DDA (formerly VAWD) certifications as relevant 
  • 1,200+ global facility operating licenses
  • 11MM+ sq. ft. of cGDP/cGMP compliant space
  • 80+ regulatory agency relationships
  • Automated, facility and computer systems validation

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Global Quality Assurance

Quality Management System (QMS) designed to safeguard the integrity of your healthcare product via compliant operational processes, validated equipment and systems, executed by personnel who place quality first.

  • One comprehensive QMS built on global quality standards and deployed across 60 facilities globally
  • Robust Quality Risk Management approach integrated into QMS to maintain compliance and drive improvements
  • A single global eQMS platform that is validated and 21 CFR Part 11 compliant
  • Compliance and operational decisions that are data driven
  • cGMP compliant facilities with validated environmental controls
  • Quality performance measures, metrics and trends
  • Extensive regulatory expertise
  • 230+ global healthcare QA/RA professionals

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Cold Chain

People’s health outcomes depend on the viability of a vaccine or specialty medication. That's the inspiration behind our technology-driven cold supply chain solutions that help you get even the most temperature-critical products to the people who need them. 

  • A range of cold chain packaging options
  • Temperature and humidity sensors and digital loggers
  • 24/7 temperature monitoring with proactive response
  • Refrigerated, freezer, and storage options (from 2°C to -150°C)
  • Global network of re-icing stations, including 91 UPS facilities
  • UPS Premier real-time visibility, control, priority handling, and recovery services

Learn more about our cold chain capabilities

Transportation Management

When you need to move your products across the globe with quality, speed, and control, our managed transportation capabilities have you covered.

  • Global transportation network with access to 220+ countries
  • Flexible temperature- and humidity-controlled transport solutions
  • Support from experts in international logistics requirements
  • Customs brokerage and foreign logistics and distribution expertise
  • Instant access to new markets without capital outlay or new facilities

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Dedicated Healthcare Experts

We are a full-service healthcare and life sciences logistics company with 5,500+ trained global healthcare logistics personnel serving 300+ clients across the pharma, medical device, and clinical lab industries.

Our teams are passionate about healthcare and have the depth and breadth of experience needed to serve the unique needs of businesses striving to better the lives of people and patients around the globe.

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We'd love to learn more about your business needs.

Contact us to learn how a customized logistics plan could help position you for success.

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