Optimization logistics network strategy for sourcing and distribution

April 6, 2016 3003


SK-Pharmaceuticals is a pharmaceutical company based in Kazakhstan. Samruk-Kazyna, Kazakhstan’s Souvereign Wealth Fund, owns 100% of the company. One of the prerogatives of SK-Pharma is to organize state purchases of pharmaceutical products and some services in the framework of guarantee capacity of free medicare through public tenders. The tenders are opened for participation for local well as foreign producers/suppliers.

Groenewout was asked by SK-Pharma to develop the optimal logistics network strategy for the sourcing and distribution of all pharmaceutical products traded under their responsibility.

Groenewout provided a 4-phased approach

  • Define business requirements and projected sales volumes
  • Define the optimal distribution network
  • Warehouse(s) lay-out & -designs
  • Investment calculation & financial business case (with E&Y)

SK-pharmaceuticals received a strategic financial outlook on the optimal distribution strategy, supported by operational designs on the accompanying logistics network and its warehouses.
Furthermore a transition approach was developed, describing a/o the staffing plans and IT landscape.

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50 years of experience

Consulting firm with over 50 years of experience.

European database

Availability of a European logistics database with benchmark figures on transportation and warehouse costs.

Network design

Full scope expertise on network design, as well as warehouse design (conceptual layout, logistics - and storage equipment) and logistics building design (engineering and investment calculations).

Implementation support

Ability to support implementation of new logistics concepts (70% of Groenewout revenue is with existing customers in follow-up/implementation projects.

Extensive knowledge

Extensive operational knowledge, hands-on, pragmatic and bottom-up approach.

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