LIFE SCIENCES & HEALTHCARE

Transforming the Industry, Transforming Lives

The life sciences and healthcare sector is undergoing a period of intense transformation, as manufacturers, research bodies, hospitals and health professionals face increasing cost pressures, complexities and risks.

You need to be equipped with agile, future-proofed solutions and the ability to navigate a multitude of challenges that include temperature control, cost efficiency, growth in the emerging markets and burgeoning new regulations.

Traditional supply chain models are no longer effective and survival now depends on visibility driven by the need to control and optimize processes and supply chain flexibility.

Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Expertise

Find out more about Pharmaceuticals

Increasing controls on temperature assurance and regulatory requirements have considerably impacted the pharmaceutical supply chain. Security issues, e-pedigree and the risk of counterfeit medicines provide additional challenges.

DHL has deep knowledge of the market dynamics, standards and regulations. We’ve developed specific solutions for the Pharma industry including temperature assurance, special handling for vaccines and biologics, customization, packaging and direct delivery to patients and customers.

Find out more about Medical Devices

The complexity of supplying an extensive range of Medical Devices – from implants to capital equipment and from consumables to diagnostics – mandates an entirely different set of supply chain requirements. Our approach is to work with you to ensure all considerations are taken into account when developing the optimum solution.

To meet these challenging demands, we’ve developed a set of value-added services that include late-stage customization, instrument kit assembly, direct-to-patient delivery and inventory management.

Find out more about Clinical Trials

Exacting requirements in the different stages of a clinical trial add tremendous complexity to the supply chain. This environment requires strict regulatory compliance, precise temperature control and reliable, fast delivery. As a leading provider of integrated 3PL solutions, DHL brings high standards of quality, visibility and security. With efficient logistics, inventory holding and visibility tools, costs are reduced and decision-making is improved.

Find out more about Hospital & Health Services

The growth of private healthcare, particularly in emerging economies, combined with the increased pressure on health service expenditures, has resulted in a greater focus on costs in delivering patient care. DHL can help improve efficiencies and significantly impact the overall performance of a hospital or group. Services include procurement, inventory tracking and patient transport.

Our Life Sciences & Healthcare Solutions

Choose Your Solution
Transport Solutions
Warehousing Solutions
Management Services
Integrated Solutions
Additional Services
Choose a Transport Solution
DHL Managed Transport & Brokerage Management of Domestic Distribution
DHL Inbound Transport Operations Management & Execution of Inbound Transport
DHL Outbound Transport Operations Management & Execution of Outbound Distribution
Choose a Warehousing Solution
DHL Warehousing Shared or Dedicated Warehousing & Goods Distribution
DHL Real Estate Solutions Custom Design, Construction & Management of Logistics Facilities
Choose a Management Services Solution
DHL Logistics Consulting Strategic Guidance on Optimizing Supply Chain Design & Performance
DHL Inventory Financing Services Financial Services for Maximizing Capital & Cash Flow
DHL Procurement Services Sourcing & Managing Product & Suppliers
DHL Recall Services Handling Every Aspect of Product Recalls
DHL Business Support Center Pre and Post-sales Customer Service Support
Choose an Integrated Solution
DHL Lead Logistics Partner Overseeing the Entire Supply Chain & Its Operation
DHL Inbound to Manufacturing Controlling Material Inflow to Optimize Manufacturing & Inventory
DHL Service Logistics Moving & Managing Aftermarket Parts & Materials
DHL Indirect Materials Management (MRO) Managing the Maintenance, Repair & Operations Supply Chain
DHL Envirosolutions Increasing the Environmental Sustainability of Your Operations
DHL HealthConnect Delivering Healthcare Products Direct to Customers
DHL Clinical Trials Logistics Managing the Logistics Essential to Successful Clinical Trials
DHL Fulfillment Order Creation, Warehousing & Shipping to Consumers
Choose an Additional Service
DHL Packaging Services Services to Pack, Prepare & Customize Products
DHL In-plant Logistics Logistical Services for Inside the Manufacturing Plant
DHL Pre-sale Services Pre-sales and Pre-market Customization and Product Assembly
DHL Managed Transport & Brokerage

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Inbound Transport Operations

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Outbound Transport Operations

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Warehousing

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Real Estate Solutions

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Logistics Consulting

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Inventory Financing Services

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Procurement Services

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Recall Services

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Lead Logistics Partner

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Inbound to Manufacturing

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Service Logistics

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Indirect Materials Management (MRO)

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Envirosolutions

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Packaging Services

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL In-plant Logistics

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Pre-sales Services

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL HealthConnect

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Clinical Trials Logistics

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Fulfillment

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.

DHL Business Support Center

Our colleagues from DHL Supply Chain will be in touch after submitting the form.


DHL in Life Sciences: Fast Facts

  • Global network
  • 150 facilities in over 40 countries
  • 2 million m2 of warehousing
  • 4,000 dedicated healthcare staff
  • 250 warehouse pharmacists

Life Sciences & Healthcare Insights

Keep your finger on the pulse with thought leadership articles and innovative thinking

    • Reset
    • List view
    • Grid view

    Get in Touch & Stay Informed

    For more information on our solutions or to subscribe to our monthly newsletter Supply Chain Insights, please: