Optimize Your Channel Strategy with McKesson Third Party Logistics*

Navigate the complex healthcare landscape while streamlining your path to commercialization with our fully integrated, best-in-class distribution solution.


Invest in the successful market access and commercialization of your pharmaceutical product with accurate and secure third-party logistics (3PL) from McKesson Third Party LogisticsSM.

We offer everything you’d expect from a best-in-class 3PL solution. What sets us apart from the crowd is that we offer this exceptional expertise to every type of pharma company. Plus, the breadth and depth of our 3PL capabilities means you can stick with us as your company scales.

Our goal is to be a true partner who’s with you at every step of your product’s lifecycle—and beyond. From licensing to distribution and fulfillment, we are an extension of your team. You bring your product and market knowledge, and we’ll bring our unmatched 3PL managed distribution and supply chain expertise.

Third-party logistics for every type of pharmaceutical product

Whatever your product, and whatever the size of your inventory, our 3PL services ensure accurate, safe and cost-effective distribution. Our specialized services are tailored to your needs, too. Here’s a look at how we support your specialty therapy or generic product’s commercialization from beginning to end.

Expert 3PL distribution and storage

Rest easy knowing that our Quality Management System ensures your products are stored and handled according to ISO 9001:2015 and applicable Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) and Good Distribution Practice (cGDP) requirements and state regulations. Plus, our Drug Distribution Accreditation (formerly VAWD) assures our warehouses meet the applicable standards of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

You’ll also benefit from our:

  • Satellite-tracked plasma transportation and warehousing
  • Complete business continuity plan, including 100% site redundancy and full generator backup
  • Secure and compliant controlled substance monitoring program
  • License to ship products to all 50 U.S. states and Puerto Rico
  • Same-day and after-hours shipments for critical products

Seamless third-party logistics data and reporting

You can customize our Third-Party Logistics Services Reporting and Analytics Dashboard to suit your needs—and those of your customers. From daily order and shipment activity to inventory, sales and billing data, it’s all at your fingertips 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During the implementation period, we’ll work with you to:

  • Confirm design of all reporting
  • Test EDI (electronic data interchange) feeds
  • Demonstrate your custom portal’s capabilities

Financial services for 3PL distribution

Efficiency and cost-effectiveness can amplify your success. Using our integrated SAP platform, we can tailor our solution to the needs and business rules of your organization. Customer orders are invoiced electronically during the nightly billing process. And our collections team monitors and reports on all collection risks, including current and past due balances. Here’s a look at some of our financial services for 3PL:

  • Contracts: Begin the contract and chargeback process with predetermined client pricing and eligibility on contracts.
  • Chargebacks: We receive all chargeback and rebate through our customized SAP platform. That means you’ll see reconciling efficiencies, EDI connectivity and adherence to 3PL industry standards.
  • Order to cash: Do more with the same number of staff by relying on our customer-facing account service experts.

We’ll take great care of your customers—and you

Our Customer Care team provides seamless service for orders, returns and inquiries. Your customers will get the speedy service they demand. You’ll get the same white-glove treatment. Your third-party logistics program manager will be your trusted, single point of contact. They’ll take care of budget analysis, daily communication, quarterly business reviews and every other stop on your journey through the complex healthcare environment. Think of them as your dedicated business consultant and advocate.

Comprehensive 3PL services, tailored to your needs

Here’s a sample of the other services you can take advantage of when you partner with McKesson Third Party Logistics.

  • Streamlined product launch: Launch in weeks, not months, with our 3PL commercialization services for generic drugs.
  • Serialization services: We don’t just meet requirements for DSCSA serialization. We also offer multiple serialization options for the flexibility you need.
  • Drug repacking/relabeling: Count on our unit-dose packaging expertise.
  • Import-export services: Our team has a thorough understanding of government entities, regulation and compliance. That means we can help you navigate the nuances of global logistics.
  • Licensing: Take the hassle out of the state licensing process. We can populate and submit your initial application and manage the renewal process.
  • 3PL title model: Our streamlined 3PL title model removes supply chain barriers and financial risks associated with commercialization. We accept orders from pharmaceutical wholesalers, specialty distributors, hospitals, practices and specialty pharmacies nationally.

* McKesson Third Party LogisticsSM is a d/b/a for RxCrossroads.

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