Tuesday 19th Feb 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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NHS Scotland NDC near to completion

A 150,000 sq ft national distribution centre for NHS Scotland, which was taken on a 25-year lease with 15 year break option at Canderside Toll Larkhall at junction 8 of the M74, is nearing completion.

DHL wins £1.6bn NHS contract

DHL Logistics has been given a £1.6bn ten-year contract, to handle £22 billion total spend of the Department of Health.

NHS Logistics faces possible strike action

NHS Logistics, the award-winning not-for-profit organisation, is facing possible strike action over plans to outsource its distribution operations to DHL.

Winner: NHS Logistics Authority

As usual, a very disparate set of entries in this category makes comparisons invidious. The International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) entered specifically to gain recognition for the efforts of their team co-ordinating the initial

Winner: NHS Logistics Authority

This sector typically attracts a widely disparate set of entries, and 2004 was no exception. They ranged from airline catering to hospital supplies, and from a privatised utility to a service company for the electronics industry.

Winner: GlaxoSmithKline

Borealis and Henkel both presented traditional, practical organisations. Borealis, based in Mechelen, Belgium, is a manufacturer and distributor of polyolefins (the monomer being manufactured by another business unit) and a market leader.

Winner: NHS Logistics Authority (2)

The new Award for Team of the Year requires a little explanation. The judges were not primarily looking for evidence of group hugs around the water cooler, valuable though such techniques may be.

Better healthcare through leaner logistics

Hospitals have traditionally relied upon nursing and care staff to manage and replenish stocks, an activity that, though important, is not the most effective use of finite nursing resources. Simon Duddy illustrates how supply chain best practice can be