Q2 2019

EU BUSINESS NEWS / Q2 2019 5 NEWS , Alliance Healthcare, a leading p h a r m a c e u t i c a l wholesaler and healthcare services provider in Europe, has selected Zetes to ensure compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD), which came into force on the 9th February 2019. FMD stipulates that wholesalers and third-party logistics providers need to have the capability to verify and, where required, decommission products instantaneously against data held on the National Medicines Verification System (NMVS). As such, Alliance Healthcare sought a ready-made solution that could ensure they were immediately compliant. A turnkey solution for FMD compliance Alliance Healthcare has implemented Zetes’ turnkey FMD solution acrossmore than 100 sites throughout ten of its European territories. Through a combination of Zetes’ logistics execution solution, ZetesMedea, and its advanced supply chain traceability software, ZetesOlympus, Alliance Healthcare is able to streamline event handling, reporting and communication with the national hubs. How does it work? Through integration with a number of internal warehouse management systems (WMS), ZetesMedea manages the standard workflows to enable the verification and/or the decommissioning of products. Alliance Healthcare’s warehouse operatives are able to scan medicines with handheld or desktop terminals and the data is captured and verified in real- time by ZetesOlympus. Whether a product is being verified or decommissioned, the data captured is automatically checked against the National Medicines Verification System (NVMS), and stored in ZetesOlympus, in line with the FMD regulations. Additionally, the solution further extends capability by allowing Alliance Healthcare to communicate with third-party systems, further enhancing supply chain collaboration and communication. Patient safety first Joaquim Simoes, Director of Operations and Regional Managing Director at Alliance Healthcare commented: “Patient safety is of the utmost importance and at the heart of what we do. In preparation for the FMD coming into effect, we required a ready- made solution that would not only integrate with our existing systems but also ensure we were immediately compliant. Zetes’ FMD solution empowers us to have full visibility of the product pathway, eliminating the risk of non-compliance.” Alan Wirtz, CEO, Zetes adds: “We’re delighted to have partnered with Alliance Healthcare to support them with their proactive approach to compliance. With the recently implemented FMD regulations, our turnkey solution integrates seamlessly with internal systems and external suppliers. “We are pleased to be providing Alliance Healthcare with the flexibility and scalability required to strengthen their already robust practices. We are working collaboratively with the organisation to provide a future-proof solution, capable of responding not only to FMD but also to any further regulatory changes.” Co-wheels is now part of Oply UK, a new joint venture between Luxem- bourg based mobility provider ExaMotive SA, SAIC Europe and MG UK. ExaMotive owns and operates the Oply network which launched in Germany last year and has already become the country‘s fastest-growing car club with more than 500 vehicles in Mu- nich, Hamburg and Berlin. With this acquisition the Oply network now operates car-sharing in more than 40 towns and cities in Europe, with more than 1,000 vehicles. SAIC Europe and MG UK are subsidiaries of SAIC Motor Cor- poration Limited, the largest car maker in China which owns the iconic brand MG and MAXUS. It is a leading player in innova- tive transformation of vehicles through electrification, smart connectivity and car sharing. Co-wheels operates across the UK, providing low emission car hire by the hour as an alternative to car ownership. It also delivers fleet management to major public sector and corporate organisa- tions to reduce the costs of ‘grey fleet’ mileage. New investments will allow rapid expansion of the fleet in both new and existing locations as well as improving products and services. Strengthening Already Robust Practices Oply Carshare Network Expands to UK with Acquisition of Co-Wheels. Leading European car share network Oply is expanding to the UK after acquiring the country’s main independent operator – Co- wheels Car Club. Alliance Healthcare selects Zetes to ensure European-wide compliance with the Falsified Medicines Directive. ExaMotive CEO Mauro Mariani, said: “The UK is an important and growing market for car sharing and we are excited to be investing in Co-wheels as there is real potential to do so much more together. “The directors and their team have done a great job in getting the company to where it is today, and this deal can be a real spring- board for a period of accelerated growth and enhancements in the ‘on demand’ mobility offering. “We will support the team in this next exciting phase and make available to them a deep pool of mobility expertise and develop- ments that we believe will further improve the user experience for Co-wheels members. “Car sharing is an integral part of modern mobility for both busi- nesses and individuals which is gathering tremendous momen- tum around the world. The future is very exciting, we are delighted to have Co-wheels become a part of our network of mobility solution providers. “ SAIC Europe Vice President Jer- ry Hong said: “Investment in both ExaMotive and Co-wheels is an important milestone to build-up our partnership with a shared mobility player. The user focused solutions of Oply and Co-wheels will help us as an OEM better understand customer needs and preferences towards mobility services and technology.

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