DACHSER Life Science and Healthcare Logistics – your partner for secure and reliable logistics
With DACHSER Life Science and Healthcare Logistics, you have a partner that meets the strict requirements for transporting life science and healthcare products. With logistical expertise and our global DACHSER network, we organise urgent and often temperature-sensitive shipments, to almost all parts of the world, in compliance with highly complex regulatory frameworks, to almost all corners of the world. We attach great importance to the correct handling of your products while taking into account the highest quality and safety standards. In addition, we meet the specific requirements of the life science and healthcare industry in combination with our range of standardised and specialised DACHSER logistics services.
We offer comprehensive, holistic logistics services along the entire healthcare chain — from clinical trials to treatment. Our innovative IT solutions as well as the power and integration capability of the global DACHSER network ensure the smooth implementation of supply chains in the healthcare market.
We maintain close, partnership-based relationships with our customers and take great care to ensure that pharmaceutical-and medical-technology products are handled with the utmost care and perfectly in accordance with legal requirements during transport.
Our service portfolio
- Certified safety and quality standards: Our quality management system is based on Good Distribution Practice (GDP)
- Global, multimodal end-to-end healthcare logistics solutions that are specifically tailored to meet customer needs
- IATA CEIV Pharma certifications
- Covers all common temperature ranges (-10°C or colder, +2°C to +8°C, +2°C to +25°C and +15°C to +25°C)
- Automated and digitalised processes to control all physical steps along the supply chain
- High levels of flexibility and reliability
- Cost and process optimisation
- Trained life science and healthcare experts worldwide
- Customer-specific value-added services (e.g. supply and calibration of packaging and data loggers)
- Connection to the European land transport network via DACHSER European Logistics (ambient, without GDP requirements)
- Reliable air and sea freight connections with DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics
Global networking of logistics chains
Our expertise and our long-standing customer relationships speak for themselves. For many years, we’ve been implementing and optimising supply chains for manufacturers of pharmaceutical products and vaccines for a wide range of applications and for manufacturers of medical technology equipment, active pharmaceutical ingredients (API), OTC products, consumables and veterinary medicines.
With DACHSER Road Logistics, DACHSER Air & Sea Logistics and DACHSER Rail Services, you have fast and secure access to all sales and procurement markets worldwide. You will benefit from our comprehensive global network and the seamless connectivity of our transport systems.
We organise your transport through general cargo or complete loads, comprehensive air freight services, full container load (FCL) and less than container load (LCL). Through our entargo product range, for non-temperature-controlled shipments without GDP requirements within Europe, we offer maximum flexibility and transparency regarding transit time and delivery time-windows, as well as and standardised, cost-optimised processes.
DACHSER Life Science and Healthcare Logistics in detail
In the Air & Sea Logistics business area we offer our customers comprehensive logistics services ranging from standard air freight to premium and special express services. We cover all common temperature ranges, use passive packaging and thermal covers according to specifications, and provide active cool containers or advanced passive containers as required.
Our quality management system is based on the requirements of GDP (Good Distribution Practice) and is centrally controlled by a global team. We are GDP-compliant and have been awarded IATA CEIV Pharma certification on three continents. In accordance with the stringent requirements of the life science and healthcare industries, we ensure that specially trained staff are available for complex tasks. In audits conducted by our customers, we consistently demonstrate that we meet the necessary requirements.
Regarding possible deviations or discrepancies, we have also defined and successfully implemented a comprehensive process—CAPA (corrective action preventive action)— which is universally applied. We have a GDP-compliant subcontractor network. To this end, we control our subcontractors via a global interface management system and conduct audits to ensure that quality standards are maintained throughout. Product integrity in accordance with the legislation in the respective country or region and fulfilling safety expectations are mandatory for us.
Focusing on the future and generations to come is at the heart of the DACHSER philosophy. Ecological and social sustainability are deep-rooted corporate values and form an integral part of our daily activity. We develop new, tailor-made processes for an efficient and sustainable final-mile delivery operation and deploy them in the daily business. We pay particular attention to reducing CO2 during transport through a high level of utilisation of the load capacity of our vehicles, the use of double-deck trailers, and the increased use of battery-electric lorries for city distribution. We also deploy reusable packaging and reusable data/temperature logger solutions.