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Life Sciences

Shift to Digital Resulting in New Fulfillment Models for Life Science Distributors

As the life sciences industry tackles an already complex distribution landscape, pharmaceutical and medical device distributors must navigate challenges that include:

  • New challengers, putting pressure on costs and service expectations
  • Rigorous product safety and tracking regulations
  • Multi-temperature environments to prevent spoilage
  • Global merger and acquisition activity that continues to blur lines between sectors
  • Labor challenges driving up costs, limiting availability and requiring additional measures to keep workers safe
Fortna can help transform fulfillment operations to enable flexibility and address digital disruption and growth objectives.

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Fortna applies a data science approach with an operator’s perspective to ensure innovative design and optimal material and information flow supported by a justifiable business case.

    Client Success Case Study

    Eliminating Outsourcing Costs & Making Distribution a Core Competency

    A global healthcare company needed to transform their distribution operations to handle considerable growth in their Pharma and Medical Device divisions. Fortna helped them consolidate fulfillment for their business units and design-build three new DCs with requirements for serialization, security for controlled substances, and temperature controls. In just 3 years, they eliminated costly 3PLs and offsite storage, significantly cutting costs and complexity.


    Scientifically proven proprietary modeling tools and algorithms allow Fortna to design for maximum efficiency and outcomes.

    Holistic Approach

    Fortna designs solutions with a holistic perspective, considering upstream/downstream impacts on the entire operation and network.

    Best-fit Technology

    At Fortna, we identify and select appropriate and best-fit equipment without bias toward any manufacturer.

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        Solutions for Today’s Challenges

        Fortna develops the optimal solution for your business challenges. Whether your business wrestles with eCommerce fulfillment and returns, omni-channel commerce or the complexities of local micro-fulfillment, our solutions improve performance today while ensuring flexibility for the future.

          Best-Fit Technology Solutions

          Being supplier-agnostic allows us to identify and select technologies that uniquely meet your business requirements. The result is a comprehensive, flexible solution that delivers the promised business results.

            Software to Power Performance

            In addition to our FortnaWES™ offering, our supplier-agnostic approach allows us to identify and select additional technologies that uniquely meet your business requirements. The result is a comprehensive, flexible solution that delivers the promised business results.