Leica Biosystems selects Arvato as nationwide supply chain partner
Under the agreement, Arvato will warehouse and distribute Leica Biosystems’ medical diagnostic instruments and related consumables, to hospitals and laboratories across the UK & Ireland. Arvato is set to handle over 20,000 lines across 10,000 orders annually.
The supply services, previously operated in-house by Leica Biosystems, will be managed from Arvato’s distribution hub in Hams Hall, Birmingham.
Leica Biosystems’ diagnostic product range of sample preparation, staining, imaging and reporting in the anatomical pathology field will require Arvato to employ specialist handling methods for the management of this partnership.
Arvato was selected due to its existing track record in healthcare supply chain logistics, with clients including Beckman Coulter and Horiba. Leica Biosystems will be integrated into Hams Hall, where it will benefit from economies of scale and shared best practice as well as state of the art cold chain facilities.
“Our products are a critical part in helping to identify terminal illnesses in laboratories and hospitals around the world. Ensuring that they’re shipped safely, without damage and on-time is an absolutely essential part of the service we strive to provide for our customers,” said Dennis Burke, VP Operations and Distribution, Leica Biosystems. “arvato’s understanding of the unique demands of the healthcare supply chain, combined with its flexibility in responding to our request, really made the difference in our selection process.”
Markus Schmücker, Managing Director, Supply Chain Solutions, Arvato UK & Ireland, added: “The healthcare sector is a strategic growth market for our supply chain business and this agreement sees us add one of the leading global brands in diagnostic equipment manufacturing to our client portfolio.”
For more information, please go to http://www.arvato.co.uk.
About Arvato UK & Ireland
Arvato is a trusted global business outsourcing partner to the private and public sectors in the UK. With more than 50 years of experience in outsourcing, Arvato combines expertise in business process outsourcing (BPO), finance services, contact centres, loyalty and customer retention, supply chain solutions, and public sector and citizen services to deliver innovative, individual solutions. Arvato has long-term partnerships with some of the most respected companies in the UK and globally, as well as innovative public sector clients. It is a subsidiary of Arvato, an internationally networked outsourcing provider with over 60,000 people employed in over 270 subsidiaries across 35 countries worldwide. Arvato has annual revenues of approximately €5.4bn contributing over a third of the Bertelsmann group annual revenues of over €15.3bn. For more information, visit www.arvato.co.uk.
About Leica Biosystems
Leica Biosystems is a global leader in workflow solutions and automation, striving to advance cancer diagnostics to improve patients’ lives. Leica Biosystems provides anatomical pathology laboratories and researchers a comprehensive product range for each step in the pathology process, from sample preparation and staining to imaging and reporting. Leica’s easy-to-use and consistently reliable offerings help improve workflow efficiency and diagnostic confidence. The company is represented in over 100 countries. It has manufacturing facilities in 7 countries, sales and service organizations in 19 countries, and an international network of dealers. The company is headquartered in Nussloch, Germany. Further information can be found at www.LeicaBiosystems.com.