News / 10 DECEMBER 2014
Cook Medical European Distribution Center (EUDC)
On 25 November 2014, not far away from Duesseldorf in Aachen (a town in Germany where three European countries share borders: Germany, Belgium and Netherlands) Cook Medical held an annual meeting of their distribution partners Ė distributors of medical products from European countries. AlenMedís team took part at the event during which a field trip to Cook Medical European Distribution Centre (EUDC) was organized. Cook Medicalís EUDC is a high-tech complex consisting of one 6.600 m2 building on a 30.000 m² ground equipped with cutting edge technology for receipt, storage, transfer and shipment of products. The complex has storage facilities with the following temperature settings: air-conditioned warehouse and cold storage with 2-8 0C; -20 0C; -32 0C. Geographic location of the EUDC (in proximity to 8 local airports) allows for hourly airfreight deliveries to any country of the region. Centre personnel comprising of 65 permanent employees provides for continuous and dependable operation of all of the supply chain. Operation is divided into 4 work shifts and helps process orders from 6.00 A.M. to 23.00 P.M. shipping 600 000 product units a month. Opening of Cook Medicalís European Distribution Centre has enabled distribution partners to significantly cut their logistic costs and safeguards their supply chain.
AlenMed Promotion management highly values modern level of logistic services offered by Cook Medical providing just-in-time and accurate product supply, which is in line with client-oriented philosophy of the company.
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