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DHL and Sanofi Consolidate Supply Chain Distribution Center in Brazil

DHL and Sanofi Consolidate Supply Chain Distribution Center in Brazil
Danny Gill

DHL Supply Chain has consolidated the logistics operations of three Sanofi divisions in Brazil by establishing a new distribution center in Guarulhos, near São Paulo.

In addition to the operation of the newly installed logistics center, Sanofi redesigned its distribution networks for the Brazilian market and the corresponding export processes. The distribution center is already one of the largest of Sanofi’s worldwide and the largest operated by DHL in Brazil for the healthcare sector.

“The objective of this project was to simplify and enhance Sanofi’s storage operations and distribution network in Brazil. Consolidating these operations into a single distribution center has enabled us to foster synergies and streamline the entire process,” says Javier Bilbao, CEO DHL Supply Chain Brazil.

Rodrigo Alponti, Supply Chain Director at Sanofi Brazil, points out that the consolidation allowed greater efficiency in the delivery of products to distributors and, consequently, to the points of sale and patients. “Previously, Sanofi and Medley had independent logistics operations even though they shared about 70 percent of their customers,” he says. The project is in line with Sanofi’s global strategy to strengthen its presence in emerging markets.

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Danny Gill

Danny is currently a Contributing Writer for Airfreight Logistics and Logistics Manager (LM) and is quite the foodie. He’s always on the hunt for new and exciting dishes to sample, and is never one to back down from a spicy challenge. His travels have taken him around the world, and he’s been able to experience many different cultures (and food).

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