A remarkable achievement from our Contract Logistics team in the Philippines during the current Coronavirus outbreak. Although Luzon - the business capital and largest island in the Philippines - was placed under strict quarantine, our Philippine colleagues successfully migrated 7,000 pallets of medical supplies and equipment for a renowned American healthcare manufacturer. The supplies were transported from our site in Bicutan, Paranaque City to the new build-to-suit warehouse in Sucat, Paranaque City, 20 kilometers south of the capital Manila.
Start-up of a new warehouse during COVID-19: Nothing is easy, but everything is possible.
It was clear to everyone in the team from the start that the migration would not be a walk in the park, but no one could predict that this would happen during a lockdown.
The planning had to be adjusted at very short notice, sometimes even hourly, in order to be able to adapt at any time to the restrictions in road freight traffic. At the same time, the team had to master the psychological challenge of the ever-increasing spread of the Coronavirus.
Just in time, the entire inventory was transferred to the new warehouse in Sucat. Shortly afterwards, the Philippine government placed Luzon under extended quarantine and thus also suspended all public road traffic for an indefinite period. If the transfer of goods had been delayed by just a few days, transport would no longer have been possible and the project would have been postponed. Thanks to the quick action of the team, the entire inventory of goods were relocated and the new warehouse was put into operation in time to supply the Philippine people with medical supplies.
Operations and Transition team