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.