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World class distribution at Cipla Medpro
Cipla Medpro has two world class distribution centres situated in the northern suburbs of Cape Town; one in Durbanville and the other in Atlas Gardens. With a combined size of 10 000m², the distribution centres are modern facilities equipped with sophisticated software systems which controls the business’s entire supply chain. As the business strives to have as little impact on the environment as possible, the facilities are fully digital and paperless.
To meet the company’s rapid expansion and growth plans, the two distribution centres will be merged into one brand new, state-of-the-art facility by 2015. The new facility, approximately 16 000m² in size, will be based near to one of the main highways leading out of Cape Town, making it perfectly positioned to receive and dispatch the large quantities of sales orders received on a daily basis.
High Quality Standards
On average, the centres receive about five million units and dispatch about four million units per month. Close to 100 000 sales orders are packed and distributed each year, most of which are done within 180 minutes after receiving the sales orders. The centres receive on average about 100 pallets of goods per day.
Cipla’s distribution centres conform to the highest quality standards as prescribed by the Medical Control Council (MCC) and the South African Pharmacy Council. To meet these stringent requirements, all 72 Cipla distribution centre staff members are trained on Good Warehouse Practice (GWP) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP).
The Cipla Medpro distribution centres are managed by an experienced and well-trained team, who manage the entire supply chain, from planning and forecasting, cleaning and forwarding to warehousing and dispatch.
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