The role of the Wholesaler in the life sciences supply chain is to make the process of purchasing products from pharmaceutical manufacturers more efficient.
The wholesaler is essentially the intermediary between the manufacturers and the retail pharmacies. The wholesaler receives product in bulk from the manufacturers and then breaks the bulk products down to deliver medicines in smaller units at regular intervals to the pharmacies. Manufacturers can ship bulk quantities of the products to a small number of wholesaler warehouses as opposed to shipping to hundreds of pharmacy outlets.
Uniphar and Celtrino
UniPhar Group is one of Ireland’s largest drug distribution providers to the pharmacy sector. With some 1200 products in its portfolio, it distributes to 500 key accounts in pharmacies around the country.
By partnering with Celtrino, Uniphar moved to an integrated, cloud-based ordering system to streamline procurement and capture sales orders. Tom McKenna, Commercial Director of UniPhar explains more:
From initial specification to full implementation, good project management and a close working relationship with UniPhar were the key components helping making the project work.
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