New DC for McKesson in Seattle area

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

PUYALLUP, Washington – McKesson Corporation has opened a new distribution centre in Puyallup, Washington, 50 km  south of Seattle. Positioned on six acres, the 118,500-square-foot facility, includes a distribution centre and office space and will service hospitals, health systems, community pharmacies and national retail pharmacies across the state of Washington.

The distribution centre adds approximately 75 jobs to the area and features the latest in supply chain technology and state-of-the-art automation, making it easier for healthcare providers and their patients to receive life-saving medicines. The eco-friendly facility includes several green building features, including a high-efficiency reflective roof to reduce heat gain, an energy management system and LED lighting with motion sensors.

“Our team has served the Puyallup community and the state as a trusted partner to local healthcare organizations for more than 50 years before opening this facility. We look forward to serving and truly being a part of this community,” said Cameron Roberts, distribution centre manager, McKesson.

“We take our role in the pharmaceutical supply chain very seriously, and it is reinforced daily with a simple message: ‘It’s not just a package, it’s a patient.’ We are proud of this new, cutting-edge distribution centre and the leaner and greener ways that we can support our customers and their patients.”

“We are committed to delivering the highest level of service and quality to our customers at all times, and our investment in Puyallup ensures we deliver on that promise,” said Kirk Kaminsky, president, Pharmaceutical Solutions and Services, McKesson.

“Delivering the right drug at the right time is the core of our work, so pharmacists can confidently tell patients when their prescriptions will be ready. We are proud that the work we do lets pharmacists give patients the personal care they need and deserve.”

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked seventhon the FORTUNE 500, is a global healthcare supply chain management solutions, retail pharmacy, community oncology and specialty care, and healthcare information technology provider.