Notable Quote: UPS Enhances U.S. Field Stocking Location (FSL) Network to Support Medical Device Industry

UPS announced that it has developed “a healthcare-compliant network of Field Stocking Locations (FSLs) to reduce delivery time of medical device shipments and enhance inventory visibility.” According to the press release: In the U.S., 36 healthcare-capable FSL sites will provide medical device manufacturers access to over 80 percent of U.S. hospital beds within four hours. These […]

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Your 3PL as Supply Chain Risk Management Partner?

As I discussed last Friday, Accenture published a report recently on supply chain risk management. Seventy-six percent of the companies that participated in the study described supply chain risk management as important or very important, and “of the more than 1000 companies represented across 10 industries, 25 percent plan increased investments of at least 20 […]

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Are You Dumbsourcing?

One of the things I love about interviewing supply chain professionals on Talking Logistics is that they often raise interesting questions and ideas. Last year, for example, Tony Martins (previously the VP of Strategic Services at Halo Pharmaceutical) presented me with this gem: Are you working in a Company of Yesterday or a Company of […]

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