The right remedy for your Pharma logistics challenges

KN PharmaChain is a dedicated, end-to-end supply chain solution for Pharmaceutical & Healthcare shipments, either temperature or non-temperature controlled. Intelligent design and delivery across our substantial global network offers you a highly innovative service.

The KN PharmaChain product has its roots in the World Health Organization (WHO)   standards for movement of pharmaceutical and healthcare products via airfreight. Customer requirements driven by the increasing regulatory demands from a multitude of agencies have been key in developing logistics solutions specifically geared towards lifesaving Pharmaceutical and Healthcare shipments.

Kuehne + Nagel has the expertise to provide temperature controlled warehousing and transportation with mix and match elements such as: optimized transport packaging solutions, temperature monitoring, shipment visibility, exception reporting, security, compliance, temperature controlled storage and insurance.

Monitoring of shipments is possible via our Global KN Login Information Management System, which provides web-based visibility in near real time. An electronic alert system ensures that any disruption in the supply chain is reported immediately to the global CareTeam 24/7/365, which is proactively tracking all temperature controlled shipments,  enabling the necessary corrective measures to take place as and when required.

Key Services & Specifications

  • GxP compliant facility and processes
  • Specific temperature controlled cool rooms providing cross-docking services
  • Direct platform access allowing for short transfers to and from the aircraft
  • Wireless temperature sensor solution implemented and visible via KN Login
  • 24/7/365 controlled access high security and surveillance
  • A network of transportation partnerships that allow for continuous temperature monitoring
  • Value added services include:

    • Repackaging / labelling
    • Replenishment of dry ice, gel packs and batteries for active temperature controlled ULD’s
    • Import/export customs clearance
    • Consolidation and deconsolidation

Fully Integrated Pharma Solutions

  • Recovery and escalation procedures
  • Temperature monitoring
  • Dedicated and proactive CareTeam
  • Insurance and security
  • Visibility
  • Compliance - comprehensive GxP policy
  • Risk Management

Temperature Controlled Transport

Kuehne + Nagel has the expertise to provide temperature controlled transportation with mix and match elements such as: optimised transport packaging solutions, temperature monitoring, shipment visibility, exception reporting, security, compliance, temperature controlled storage and insurance.

GMP-Compliant Facility

We are uniquely positioned to help move our customers into the future with our state-of-the-art, GMP-compliant pharma healthcare facility. The building is fully suitable for medical device storage with 80,000 sq ft dedicated to temperature controlled pharmaceutical products and a storage range of 2° to 8°C, and 15° to 25°C. The environment can also be customized to meet requirements, with freezers, coolers and narcotics vaults.

KN Login: Visibility And Interaction

Monitoring of shipments is possible via our Global KN Login Information Management System, which provides web-based visibility in near real time. An electronic alert system ensures that any disruption in the supply chain is reported immediately to the global CareTeam 24/7/365, which is proactively tracking all temperature controlled shipments, enabling the necessary corrective measures to take place as and when required.

Canada's Pharma Gateway

With expertise in several vertical industries, we maintain a long history of successful business partnerships in the healthcare industry, serving more than 100 customers in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, equipment and supplies, personal care and infant formula categories – including many of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. Kuehne + Nagel understands the healthcare supply chain and importance of channel strategies with key customers including contract manufacturers, wholesale and specialty distributors, hospitals, surgical centres, clinics, pharmacies, and physicians.

We have the infrastructure, technology, innovation, thought-leadership and the healthcare expertise to help you get your time-sensitive, fragile products, including samples and literature, to your valued customer fast, reliably, with the utmost visibility and tracking, and at the lowest total cost. We’re leaders in Pharma Healthcare logistics delivering source to patient services leveraging air, ocean, customs, overland freight and over 50 Pharma Healthcare distribution centres in 32 countries worldwide.

Our Pharma Healthcare experts have helped some of the world's largest and most respected healthcare companies move their diverse products to every corner of the globe.