Zimmer Biomet GmbH

Following its acquisition of Centerpulse, Zimmer GmbH, a world leader in the field of endoprosthetics, has reoriented its entire distribution strategy for Europe, Africa and Middle East towards new and greater volumes. The objective is to simultaneously achieve greater efficiencies and lower costs.

Client Profile

Zimmer is a global leader in the manufacture of musculoskeletal healthcare solutions. The company offers a comprehensive range of orthopaedic products – knee, hip and shoulder joint replacements, dental implants, trauma and spine repair procedures etc. – for restoring mobility, reducing joint pain, and improving the quality of life for patients around the world.

Task Solutions

  • Generate the new distribution strategy and related concepts
  • Merge the central warehousing function at a single location
  • Establish the new process organisation and warehousing technology and ensure IT integration
  • Carry out the location evaluation, planning and implementation of the new distribution centre
  • Draw up the new transport concept with fewer freight forwarders

Client Benefits

  • Construction of a new distribution centre and training of the new employees
  • Reduced inventories along the entire distribution chain
  • Achieved significant cost reduction per dollar in sales
  • Secured development/growth potential
  • Reduced number of interfaces with new dispatch/customs clearance system
  • Marked reduction in freight costs

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