Saturday 20th Oct 2018 - Logistics Manager Magazine

UPS expands field stocking network

UPS is expanding its medical device field stocking locations (FSLs) in Europe, to reduce delivery time and increase inventory visibility.

FSLs are strategically located facilities designed to support the time-sensitive distribution and efficient warehousing of products.

“A significant portion of medical devices are routinely stored in the trunks of field sales representatives’ vehicles, or what’s called in the industry ‘trunk stock’,” said Jan Denecker, director of healthcare marketing and strategy, UPS Europe. “This leads to inflated inventories with little to no visibility and less than optimal storage conditions. UPS’s FSL network helps solve these challenges for medical device manufacturers.”