Philips/UPS raise medical technology bar:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Philips Medical Systems has appointed the US logistics group UPS to redesign and run its global logistics operations, in a move that promises to "significantly improve" its service in 50 countries. The deal will seek to guarantee same-day critical parts delivery and return services, in contrast with the current "next business day" service. A single Atlanta, Georgia-headquartered UPS network will replace a regional system of 12 logistic providers in 40 locations. Philips Medical has market leadership positions in diagnostic imaging and patient monitoring, and is part of the $37.7bn revenue (2005) Royal Philips Electronic group.