Merck Sharp & Dohme Extends Contract with Kuehne + Nagel
Schindellegi / CH – Merck Sharp & Dohme, (MSD) one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, has extended its contract with Kuehne + Nagel in Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) and North America for overland transportation for another two years.
Since 2012 MSD has used KN PharmaChain, a specialized supply chain-solution designed for the needs of the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Within the scope of the cooperation Kuehne + Nagel continues to manage truckload and less-than-truckload temperature-controlled services for pharmaceutical products across the EMEA region and within North America.
Kuehne + Nagel also organizes and executes the transportation of palletized pharmaceuticals from MSD’s manufacturing sites in Europe and North America to their global distribution centers. There, MSD products are managed and controlled by a dedicated team of Kuehne + Nagel pharmaceuticals specialists in an environment specially designed to meet the GXP guidelines.
“Kuehne + Nagel has proven to be a reliable partner that is able to meet our challenging requirements thanks to its expertise in the pharma and healthcare industry,” said Frederic Brut, MSD executive director for global logistics. “We are confident that our collaboration will support our growth ambitions over the next years.”
“Our focus,” added Stefan Paul, Kuehne + Nagel executive vice president for overland, “is to deliver day-to-day efficiency benefits and quality for MSD. We are pleased to prolong this successful partnership”.