Health and wellbeing are two fundamental values for society as a whole. Often, people need to consume nutritional supplements either by medical prescription or on the advice of a pharmacist, nutritionist, or dietician.
This type of product requires careful logistics that address the entire process, including aspects such as storage, transportation, and distribution. So what issues need to be considered so that nutritional supplements do not deteriorate on their way from origin to destination?
- Storage: Nutritional supplements require specific storage conditions, such as controlled temperature and humidity, to maintain their quality and safety. Adequate storage facilities that meet these requirements and allow easy access and inventory tracking are essential.
- Inventory management: Keeping an accurate track of inventory is crucial in nutritional supplement logistics to avoid product shortage or excess. It is important to use inventory management systems to track the quantity of products on hand and schedule orders accordingly.
- Transport: Depending on the distance and the quantity of food supplements to be shipped, different types of transport will need to be chosen, be it trucks, container ships, cargo planes or trains. The safety and integrity of the product during transport is critical, so special packaging and tracking measures may be required. The cold chain must be considered if the product requires it.
- Labeling and documentation: Nutritional supplements must comply with specific labeling and documentation regulations. It should be noted that these products can be presented in different forms such as capsules, powder, or dropper bottles. Before undertaking a commercial shipment, it is necessary to know, for example, the European directive on nutritional supplements, the regulatory compliances such as those indicated by the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition and other bodies.
- Distribution: It helps to plan efficient distribution routes and ensure on-time deliveries. This is beneficial because it reduces the time and costs involved in importing or exporting these supplements. In this aspect it is necessary to know regulations such as Royal Decree 1487/2009 regarding food supplements, which applies to companies producing, processing, packaging, storage, distribution, import and marketing of this type of products.
Company specializing in shipping nutritional supplements
To optimize the whole process, it is helpful to have the advice of a logistics operator experienced in nutritional supplements. At Airpharm, we help companies in this sector throughout the entire logistics chain. We focus on quality, customization, traceability, transparency and other values that define us.
If you want your exports and imports for nutritional supplements to have an added value and improve your business effectiveness and quality, contact Airpharm now and our team of professionals will provide you with effective advice.