Efficient delivery routes connecting the destinations of multiple medical device manufacturers are designed to improve the vehicle loading efficiency and reduce delivery costs.
Joint Medical Delivery
Medical Liner®3PL Logistics Service
In March 2018, NTT LOGISCO launched the Medical Liner®, which is the special routed and shared delivery of products from multiple medical device manufacturers at the Medical Distribution Center that handles the 3PL operation for medical device logistics.
In the common medical device logistics, suitable shipping companies are selected for specific logistics needs, and products are delivered to medical device dealers or medical institutions using delivery services or routed shipments. On the other hand, NTT LOGISCO’s Medical Liner® is a high-quality delivery service in which educated and trained drivers specializing in the delivery of medical devices directly deliver products from multiple medical device manufacturers to medical institutions.
Advantages of the Medical Liner®
1Delivery cost reduction
2Quality improvement and reduction of material cost
The use of specialized delivery eliminates the reloading work at stores and shipment stations along the delivery service route and during routed deliveries. This system is therefore expected to reduce accidents during delivery and mistakes in sorting and reduce material costs by using more simplified packaging.
3Flexible services suited to delivery conditions
Since products are delivered to destinations by educated and trained drivers specializing in the delivery of medical devices, this system flexibly accommodates delivery specifications and precautions required for individual product characteristics.
4Reduction of the workload at destinations
The workload for accepting shipments can be reduced at medical device dealers, which are often the delivery destination, as products from multiple medical device manufacturers are delivered at the same time.
5We support delivery of small lot cargo
Since the dedicated vehicle for the route delivery service uses a small vehicle for delivery, it is possible to handle even a small amount of cargo per destination. In addition, if a sudden increase in load occurs, we will respond by increasing the number of vehicles.
6Supports return from medical device dealers to manufacturers and transportation between bases
We also handle returns from dealers to manufacturers in connection with the medical equipment lending business, as well as inter-dealer transactions and inter-base transportation.
Areas where the service is available
Within Tokyo, north Kanto, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Osaka and Fukuoka
The service route is expanding in addition to the North Kanto Route, Chiba, Saitama, Kanagawa, Osaka,Fukuoka and the Route within Tokyo. We are now constructing a milk run (multi-stop, regularly routed shipment collection service) for implant products and surgical devices from multiple medical device dealers, which is in high demand among medical device manufacturers in the orthopedic field.
Related delivery system
Delivery truck arrangement support system
This system designs the most efficient delivery routes based on shipment information that is changing every day and the loading efficiency of vehicles.
Delivery tracing system
The barcode on the invoice is scanned when the vehicle is loaded and when the delivery is completed, and the data is trace-managed in real time via the web. In addition, we check the matching with the shipping data to prevent forgetting to load and erroneous delivery.
Dynamic management system
We manage the position of the vehicle and the delivery status in real time on the web.