Specialists at Agility’s Pharma and Nutrition Competence Centers in Basel are well-acquainted with the specific requirements of temperature-controlled transportation, as well as cold-chain solutions for pharmaceutical and perishable products .
Connecting Europe With Other Continents
In addition to providing logistics solutions for the chemical, machinery and trade sectors, Agility Switzerland also focuses on trade lanes serving the Middle East and Latin America.
Network of Fairs & Events Experts
Experts combine local knowledge with global presence. End-to-end consulting and planning of any exhibition project. Agility Switzerland is a member of the International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA).
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Agility’s industry-leading tools offer customers collaboration in the cloud; inventory, vendor, and document management; EDI; instant quotes and online booking; tailored reporting; and full visibility and control down to the SKU level.
A global pharmaceutical company based in Germany faces many regulatory and logistical challenges distributing products from eight European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and the UK. Its products require controlled-room temperature and cold chain transportation. Complying with EU regulations for Good Distribution Practices (GDP) can drive up shipping costs, impact profit margins and complicate an already complex distribution process. This company needed a centrally controlled system to ship products within 24 to 48 hours. Agility’s Life Sciences industry and freight forwarding expertise generated direct and indirect savings of up to 30% by creating an LTL road freight solution. Agility dedicated a 24/7 customer desk with constant GPS tracking, enabling full transparency and GDP compliance.
European bicycle manufacturer uses Agility’s virtual model to reform supply chain
While laying plans for future growth, a leading European bicycle manufacturer enlisted Agility to provide strategies for cost-effective supply chain solutions. Agility’s roadmap for the future included a high-level virtual model that illuminated inbound and outbound flows. This helped the manufacturer determine the number and location of future distribution centers. The model also improved transparency about current product volume flows and the supplier base. Our data analysis illuminated options for managing growth. The company could plan cost savings by adopting approaches such as customer and product segmentation. It refined its purchase order and inventory management systems. Contracting assembly was yet another way the company was better able to see its way forward.
Watchmaker leans on Agility to manage supply chain for 60 distributors
One of the world’s largest watch distributors partners with Agility to create a reliable supply chain from its purpose-built warehouse in Switzerland, where watches under multiple brands are delivered to a network of more than 60 distributors serving 20,000 retail outlets in more than 100 countries. An Agility team was established to manage challenges such as peak-season fluctuations and allocation of multiple products from point-of-order to replenishment. A direct link to the customer’s order management system ensures full visibility. Over time, this partnership has expanded for Agility to work on a local distribution center and overland delivery in the UK, providing high-value products warehousing and distribution in Hong Kong, including special packaging and handling of watches for airlines.
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