Agility secures 5-year pharma contract with YIACO
Agility, a leading global logistics provider, has won a five-year contract with medical and pharmaceutical supplier YIACO Medical Company to provide specialised warehousing and other services in support of YIACO’s work in the healthcare industry for both public and private sectors.
Agility is to store medicines and medical equipment supplied by YIACO and handle administration of the Ministry of Health’s stamp on orders filled by YIACO.
“This partnership unifies our logistics under one roof and allows us to increase quality and efficiency while ensuring high standards of compliance,” said Dr. Bader Alzaid Altraji, CEO of YIACO for Kuwait and the region. “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.”
Ali Mikail, Agility senior vice president for Kuwait and the Levant, said: “YIACO is the biggest private-sector supplier to the Ministry of Health. 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 9,000-sqm Agility facility, licensed by the Ministry, uses advanced warehousing technology and equipment to manage receipt, storage, distribution and reverse logistics.
It is equipped with a temperature-controlled zone for sensitive medicine, as well as a secure area for high-value medical equipment and pharmaceutical goods. The warehouse also includes a quarantine area for goods pending approval and licensing by the Ministry of Health.