Kuehne + Nagel to manage Ortho Clinical Diagnostics’ temperature-controlled supply chain

Ortho Clinical Diagnostics, a provider of in vitro diagnostic products and services, has awarded a six-year contract to Kuehne + Nagel to manage its cold and temperature-controlled warehousing and distribution requirements in the United States.

Robert Yates, Chief Operating Officer of Ortho Clinical Diagnostics said, “Our decision to collaborate with Kuehne + Nagel is highly important as we need a partner with demonstrated capability managing high volume cold chain distribution operations and who understands the strict regulatory rules and logistics challenges of our industry.”

Kuehne + Nagel’s Contract Logistics solutions for Ortho Clinical Diagnostics will include a regulation compliant infrastructure and IT capabilities to manage inventory and distribution. The company also manages Ortho Clinical Diagnostics’ cold chain transportation, both domestically and internationally.

Kuehne + Nagel has added 125,000 sq ft of warehousing space to the existing dedicated 200,000 sq ft at Memphis, US, most of which is dedicated to life-sciences. The new space includes 37,000 sq ft for 2-8°C service, 25,000 sq ft for -25°C cryogenic service, 43,000 sq ft for controlled-ambient warehousing conditions, and an additional 20,000 sq ft for packaging operations.

The facility is fully licensed and accredited, maintaining regulation compliant and Verified-Accredited Wholesale Distributors (VAWD) standards to provide compliant cold-chain storage and handling.