Logistics provider Agility will offer specialized services for companies within the private and public sectors after winning a five year contract with Kuwait-based YIACO Medical Company, a medical and pharmaceutical supplier that works with a number of different health care sector entities.
“This partnership unifies our logistics under one roof and allows us to increase quality and efficiency while ensuring high standards of compliance,” Dr. Bader Alzaid Altraji, CEO of YIACO for Kuwait and the region, said. “Agility's experience in supply chain management and its advanced warehouse facility enable us to efficiently serve more than 1,500 pharmacies, public and private, along with hospitals.”
The contract calls for Agility to store medicines and medical equipment from YIACO as well as manage the placement of the Kuwait Ministry of Health’s stamp on orders filled by YIACO.
“YIACO is the biggest private-sector supplier to the Ministry of Health,” Ali Mikail, Agility senior vice president for Kuwait and the Levant, said. “Agility's services will ensure that YIACO can continue providing high quality, efficient services to the ministry. We are committed to supporting YIACO so that these important services continue to be seamless and timely.”
The ministry licenses Agility facility, which utilizes innovative technology and equipment to control the storage, receipt, distribution and revers logistics. The warehouse is a complex building that offers a quarantine area, items pending approval or licensing by the Ministry of Health, a temperature-controlled area for sensitive medicines, and a private area for high priced medical equipment and pharmaceutical materials.