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FedEx, Cardinal Health form health care alliance

By control on October 30, 2013

FedEx and Cardinal Health formed an alliance that will enable the companies to provide 3PL services for health care, the companies announced Tuesday.

By combining the global transportation and logistics capabilities of FedEx with the health care expertise and specialized facilities of Cardinal Health, both companies can create tailor-made supply chain services for the health care industry. In addition to providing access to more than 40 warehouses and distribution facilities across the U.S., the FedEx-Cardinal Health alliance offers benefits such as access to the world’s largest cargo airline and delivery options that include direct-to-patient services and delivery to specific departments in the hospital “FedEx and Cardinal Health are collaborating to stay in front of our customers’ needs and exceed their expectations,” said Carl Asmus, vice president, supply chain solutions and market development, FedEx Services. “Through this collaboration, customers will have access to deploy their inventory at over 40 distribution points across the country, access to two proven networks that reach every U.S. ZIP code, and end-to-end inventory and transportation visibility.” FedEx and Cardinal Health have been working together for more than 10 years to create collaborative 3PL services for the health care industry. This next phase of their relationship will provide a stronger 3PL offering for customers. “The health care market is undergoing unprecedented changes, demanding more from an organization’s supply chain,” said Rob Doone, vice president of integrated logistics services at Cardinal Health. “The combination of our health care expertise and 3PL capabilities with the global transportation, information systems and logistics capabilities of FedEx will bring new possibilities for health care manufacturers, care providers and patients.”