The coronavirus has taught us all many valuable lessons. For companies within the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, the pandemic has further highlighted the importance of supply chain visibility. In this article, we’ll examine the role that third-party logistics (3PL) companies can play in providing this visibility.

Supply chain visibility in the wake of COVID

A recent article in Freight Waves shows that, while pharmaceutical companies have largely been buttoned up in terms of supply chain visibility, their healthcare counterparts have been slow to adopt visibility measures. This has led to well-publicized issues during the pandemic when it comes to locating vital supplies of PPE and medical equipment and getting those items to the people and facilities in need. Shortages of these supplies made headlines and shone a light on the lack of visibility within the healthcare supply chain.

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