Global Transport Optimization for Fresenius Medical Care in Canada
Fresenius Medical Care GmbH is a German global corporation specialized in the production of haemodialysis medical devices with production plants in Germany, Turkey, Italy and USA. During this project I was responsible for the optimization of the global transportation network (in cooperations with German HQ) for the Canadian operations based in Toronto, Canada.
Growing demand of medical devices and consumables from hospitals as well as home patients in Canada, leading to an increase in inbound traffic from international locations (where production took place;
An intricate management system as a result of an outdated tracking system which led to hidden areas of under-performance;
Freight spend disaggregation: deep analysis of freight spend and recommendations based on findings and strategic freight partnerships.
An opportunity to review all existing routes both nationally and internationally for the movement of products across the world for the Canadian market;
A supportive senior management team in tune with continus improvement opportunies to facilitate the transition to a 'better' operational solution.
Reduction of transportation costs on an annual basis by CAD$ 500,000;
Maintained the network performance with reference to lead-times to both hospitals and patients across the country;
Flowcharted the existing and revamped transportation network.
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