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Navigating the future of pharma logistics in Sri Lanka with Technology

16 November 2023 | 6-MIN Read
  • Efl
  • Logistics
  • Supply Chain

The pharmaceutical and medical needs of Sri Lankan consumers are currently met through a combination of imports (Approx. 85%) and local production (Approx. 15%). The Sri Lankan Government actively supports the growth of pharma manufacturing to reduce dependency on imports. With shippers and 3PLs experiencing accelerated growth plans due to COVID-19, the demand for increased cold chain capacity is evident for the next three years. Manufacturers and importers are grappling with the challenge of managing logistics operations within their existing capacity, emphasizing the significance of 3PL experts.


In recent years, the pharmaceutical industry in Sri Lanka has undergone a significant transformation, largely driven by technology and innovative logistics solutions. This digital revolution has not only improved the efficiency of the pharmaceutical supply chain but also ensured the safe and timely delivery of critical medical supplies. At EFL 3PL, we take great pride in our position as a pioneering logistics company that is playing a pivotal role in reshaping the pharma logistics landscape in Sri Lanka. Partnering with us means gaining access to a trusted ally who understands the complexities of the industry and has the expertise to navigate them effectively.


Pharmaceutical logistics companies in Sri Lanka have traditionally faced challenges such as ensuring the integrity of temperature-sensitive drugs and maintaining strict compliance with regulatory standards. The need for a reliable and tech-driven supply chain became even more apparent with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, where the demand for pharmaceuticals surged, and supply chains were put to the test.


EFL 3PL, recognising these challenges, has leveraged cutting-edge technology to revolutionise pharmaceutical supply chain management. We have introduced innovative solutions like temperature-controlled storage and transportation with sensor-based monitoring, real-time tracking of the movement of the products, and authentication systems. These advancements are not only improving the efficiency of the pharma supply chain but are also helping in elevating the product safety.


Real-time tracking is another crucial aspect of modern pharmaceutical logistics. We employ advanced tracking systems that allow pharmaceutical companies to monitor their shipments in real time. This transparency ensures that any deviations from the intended route or delays are promptly addressed, reducing the risk of stockouts or wastage.


Moreover, we are strong advocates for compliance with regulatory standards. Our experts work closely with pharmaceutical companies to ensure that their logistics operations align with international and local regulations. As the first Goods Distribution Practice (GDP) Certified 3PL Service provider in Sri Lanka, we ensure ultimate compliance in the processes at every step of our clients’ supply chain. This commitment to compliance not only safeguards the integrity of the pharma supply chain but also strengthens Sri Lanka’s position as a reliable pharmaceutical hub.


In the ever-evolving landscape of pharmaceutical logistics companies in Sri Lanka, we stand as a beacon of innovation and reliability. When you choose EFL 3PL to handle your pharmaceutical logistics, you’re selecting a partner that is dedicated to ensuring the safe and secure delivery of pharmaceuticals. Our commitment to leveraging advanced technology and innovative logistics solutions is unwavering. We understand the critical role pharmaceuticals play in healthcare, and we are determined to facilitate their journey from production to the end-user with the utmost care and precision.


In addition to the aforementioned advanced technologies, our strong distribution links with warehouses strategically located near major transport and commercial hubs make your pharma logistics operations even more efficient. This infrastructure allows us to expedite deliveries and streamline the supply chain, saving you both time and resources.


As the world continues to rely on the pharmaceutical industry for critical healthcare needs, we continue to remain dedicated to ensuring that these supplies reach you in the right and safest way possible.