E-commerce and the high demand in many sectors have led to logistics improvements in the last few years in order to meet the needs of the global market.
One of the sectors that has grown exponentially and will continue to do so for years to come is the animal healthcare sector. Veterinary logistics are active every day serving private customers as well as hospitals and clinics for animals and pets.
In 2023, there are some foreseeable trends in the storage, distribution and transport of veterinary products from manufacturing companies to retail outlets and healthcare facilities.
- Thoroughly temperature controlled. For veterinary products to be in perfect condition, they must be stored, distributed and transported in controlled temperature and humidity standards. Logistics companies are striving hard in this regard.
- Transport of veterinary products. The veterinary sector requires up-to-date material in clinics and hospitals where animals are treated. For example, for surgery, diagnostic tests, x-rays or scans, or for the physical monitoring of animals living at home or in nature reserves, farms and zoos.
- Correct traceability. Both the manufacturer and the customer who has purchased the veterinary product want to know the status of their products in real time. Correct labelling and digitalisation of the processes in relation to each animal medicine ensure that the shipment can be tracked so that the customer knows whether it has left the warehouse, is on its way or will arrive at the clinic or pet shop that same day or the next day.
- Improved international transport. The movement of goods by road, container ship and air is evolving positively every day. The worldwide shipment of veterinary products across borders and in compliance with customs requirements and customs duties is becoming more and more common. The movement of goods in America, Europe and Asia, with a special focus on China, will continue to grow.
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The increase in pet adoption requires veterinary care, ranging from the need for vaccinations to the demand for specific medicines for temporary illnesses. Spending on animal health has grown steadily in recent years and is expected to continue to do so in the present and in the future. Many people consider their pets as part of their family and treat and care for them as they would a family member.
For veterinary logistics to be fully effective throughout 2023, professional help and advice from an experienced logistics operator like Airpharm is recommended. We have years of experience in the veterinary logistics sector. If you need to improve the performance of your freight forwarding operations, contact Airpharm now and we will tell you how to optimise your storage, distribution and transport of veterinary products.