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The pharmaceutical industry requires very rigorous standards for safety, traceability, and particularly temperature control, which often necessitates tailor-made pharma storage and transport solutions.


Experts in the Pharma Supply Chain

As a healthcare logistics solution provider Movianto offers strategic pharmaceutical supply chain management to overcome these hurdles with best-in-class logistics solutions, adhering to highest quality standards and going above and beyond basic GDP and GMP regulation. Our logistics solutions are designed to maintain the promise that you as a manufacturer have made to your end customer or patient. 

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Movianto continues to position itself as an essential partner for the pharmaceutical industry and has the capability to handle the most demanding of specialised product order management, GDP pharmaceutical warehousing, handling, and distribution requirements. 


Cold Chain Logistics Solutions

Our main concern when it comes to pharmaceuticals is maintaining and managing the cold chain. At the many Movianto locations throughout Europe we offer different zones for temperature-regulated storage of your products: +15 to +25 °C (ambient storage), +2 to +8 °C (cold storage). We also offer freezer storage, with different temperature zones down to –80 °C. We ensure that each temperature zone within our warehouses has separate gates, handling and storage areas. 


Specialised Pharmaceutical Services

Pharmaceutical logistics providers like Movianto are often the last caretakers of a product before it goes to market. This allows us to conduct final quality and safety checks for you, our client. Upon reception, pharma products are temperature verified, their barcodes or data matrices are verified within our system, and certain Movianto facilities also offer onsite product sampling to ensure quality control.

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Pharmaceutical Rework/Manufacturing

Many facilities within our network offer pharmaceutical rework services and are fully GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) certified. We can design, create and print labels and relabel your products accordingly, as well as inserting leaflets or changing the packaging of your pharmaceutical product. We also provide kitting services.

Pharmaceutical Storage

Our pharmaceutical warehousing environment is temperature controlled and GDP compliant. As an overview we offer: ambient storage at +15 to +25°C, cool storage at +2 to +8°C, frozen storage at -20°C, deep frozen storage at -40°C, and compliance with national and European regulations.

Pharmaceutical Transport

An essential part of your pharmaceutical supply chain is GDP transport. As a healthcare logistics provider, Movianto handles all stages of your order fulfilment, including maintaining the cold chain during the transport and distribution stage.

Pharmaceutical Value-added Services

In addition to standard pharma logistics services such as receipt, storage and distribution, we also assist our clients during audits. Additionally, we offer you pharmaceutical customs management, crisis management, cash collection, and many more services.

FAQs in Pharma Supply Chain

What are the main problems pharmaceutical supply chain (PSC) industry? 



Pharmaceutical supply chain (PSC) industry prblems, Movianto



  • Counterfeit pharmaceuticals: Counterfeit medicines are a major problem in the pharmaceutical industry and represent a significant risk to patient safety and the reputation of pharmaceutical companies.
  • Regulatory compliance : The pharmaceutical industry is highly regulated and companies are required to comply with a variety of regulations to ensure the safety and efficacy of their products. Failure to comply with regulatory requirements can result in significant fines and reputational damage. 
  • Supply chain visibility: Tracing the path of products from manufacturer to patient is challenging because the pharmaceutical supply chain (PSC) is complex and global. Drug shortages, delays and increased costs can result from this lack of visibility. 
  • Inventory management: Pharmaceutical companies must balance the need to maintain adequate inventory levels with the risk of overstocking. Improper inventory management can lead to stock-outs or overstocking, both of which can be costly. 
  • Transport and logistics: The transport and logistics of pharma products require specialised equipment and strict temperature control. Any deviation from these conditions risks affecting products’ safety and efficacy. 
  • Cost control: The pharmaceutical industry is under increasing pressure to reduce costs while maintaining quality and innovation. To remain competitive, companies must find ways to optimise their pharma supply chain processes. 
  • Manufacturing outsourced outside the EU: The ongoing shift of pharmaceutical manufacturing to other continent locations is leading to a dependency problem in the European pharmaceutical supply chain (PSC), resulting in potential supply disruptions, regulatory complexities, and quality control issues. 
  • The switch to digital in almost all sectors: The large-scale adoption of digital solutions in various industries, including pharma and healthcare sectors, can potentially cause supply chain issues due to factors like data privacy concerns, cybersecurity risks, and increased dependence on advanced  technologies that might result in disruptions if not managed properly. 

What are the components of supply chain management in the pharmaceutical industry?



Commonly, pharmaceutical supply chains (PSCs) include processes of raw materials sourcing, manufacturing, distributing and delivering medications to patients. Let’s take a closer look at the purpose of each of these vital steps: 


This involves the purchasing of raw materials, packaging items and other supplies required for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products. 


This includes the manufacture of pharmaceutical products in accordance with the requirements of regulatory authorities. 

Quality control

Ensuring that pharmaceutical products meet quality standards and regulatory requirements. 


Involves transporting pharmaceutical products from the manufacturing plants to distribution centres and finally to customers. 

Inventory management

Managing inventory levels to ensure adequate stock availability while minimising overstocking.

Demand planning

It is about forecasting the demand for pharmaceutical products in order to ensure adequate supplies and prevent stock-outs.


This involves managing the transport and storage of pharma products, including storage and transport at controlled temperatures.

Regulatory compliance

Fulfilling regulatory requirements for the manufacture, storage and distribution of pharmaceutical products.

Supplier management

It is about administering supplier relationships to ensure timely delivery of raw materials and supplies.

Risk management

Identifying and mitigating supply chain risks, such as the risk of counterfeit medicines or supply chain disruptions.


Healthcare Supply Chain Services

Our services range from warehousing, transport, and order fulfilment to more specialised services like serialisation, customs management, and order to cash. 

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