UNILAB has implemented a new split-case order fulfilment system, enabling around 90% of transactions to be fulfilled using paperless picking technologies including Pick-to-Light (PTL) and wireless mobile terminals.
Few countries are as demanding when it comes to supply chain logistics as the Philippines. Comprising more than 7,000 islands, over half of which are populated, in a region with limited transport infrastructure and which is prone to earthquakes and extreme weather events, the challenges facing distributors are diverse and unpredictable.
United Laboratories, Inc
UNILAB is the leading pharmaceutical and healthcare products manufacturer and distributor in the Philippines. The business, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary, manufactures and distributes more than 350 prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) brands.
UNILAB supports more than 6,000 customers in the Philippines including the country’s largest pharmacy chains, and a growing number of distribution partners across over 20 countries in South East Asia and the Asia Pacific region.
The business has expanded significantly over the past five years, diversifying its product range into new segments including personal care and dental supplies. As a result its product range has grown from around 800 stock keeping units (SKUs) to more than 2,000, with UNILAB recently announcing that it had achieved annual sales of more than $1 billion for the first time.