We are quite adept and experienced at moving specialty products coming out of pharma labs and factories. With our unmatched logistics services, we essentially act as the product owner’s agent, arranging storage and transportation of the product, often including receiving and fulfilling orders, and managing payments.
We take extreme care in navigating pharma products and ensure the safest pharmaceutical supply chain management to our clients. We are renowned for our attention to regulatory compliances, optimum moving facilities, temperature requirements, advised environmental conditions, quality control measures and cost-effective mediums.
One of our exclusive offerings to clients comprises a central warehouse in Johannesburg with dedicated shipping lanes that can cover a big percentage of the country with ground transportation and 48-hr delivery. Manufacturers deliver pallets at the warehouse. We combine shipments from diverse manufacturers but going to the same destination and then send the products on their way. All the shipments are made with refrigerated trucks, ensuring temperature control of cold chain products. Destinations include wholesalers, central pharmacies of hospital networks, and service providers that handle national dispensing. By consolidating shipments from multiple clients, we can reduce transportation costs while also eliminating many of the touchpoints of handoffs or transfers of conventional less-than-truckload delivery. This has had a substantial impact on the volume of products that are returned for credit because of damage during shipping.
Khaas Logistics sometimes offers to “take title” (effectively, buying) the product. There are reasons to do this, as opposed simply to having the manufacturer sell to wholesalers as in conventional distribution. The manufacturer wants to take advantage of the dedicated specialty services in delivery and handling, but does not have the appropriate licensing in place for distribution. We have the necessary licensing, and so can step in to make compliant deliveries. The practice is especially useful for emerging pharma companies who either do not meet all the license requirements or who rely on their 3PL partner for the service.
When pharmaceutical traders approach Khaas Logistics, these are the boxes they check and always find that we tick:
- Certified to handle and transport dangerous goods and hazardous materials, ensuring proper packing, labeling, cargo segregation and transportation
- Access to a global network of freight forwarders
- Around-the-clock tracking of shipments
- Management of import and export documentation for pharmaceutical products
- Transport cargo by land, air, water or multimodal transportation
- Management of transportation permitting
- Experts in project cargo management