McKesson Specialty Health Expands and Enhances its Third Party Logistics Services

July 15, 2014

The Woodlands, Texas (July 14, 2014) – McKesson Specialty Health announced today the launch of its enhanced Third Party Logistics (3PL) services, which now offer even more robust, comprehensive support to pharmaceutical, biologic and medical surgical manufacturers. Customized to each customer’s needs and products, these order-to-cash and billback 3PL services encompass every step of supply chain management so patients can get the critical therapies they need.

“Our 3PL services utilize a data-driven approach to eliminate inefficiencies in any process,” said Layne Martin, vice president and general manager, Specialty Distribution Solutions, McKesson Specialty Health. “Customers can rely on our deep expertise to help them make actionable decisions and optimize their programs.”

McKesson Specialty Health’s 3PL services include comprehensive order-to-cash services such as pick-pack and ship, and reverse logistics management, as well as financial expertise in invoicing, customer pay cycle monitoring and collections. These services are executed following Six Sigma best practices from a Current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) compliant facility in Memphis, Tenn., ensuring high-quality process warehousing and distribution adherence. Additionally, the close proximity of the 3PL facility to a McKesson Regional Distribution Center and McKesson RxPak facility should allow for lower freight costs for all manufacturers.

“Working with McKesson Specialty Health’s 3PL services has helped simplify and streamline Zylera warehouse operations and communications and improve customer service levels,” noted Mathew Phillips, COO of Zylera Pharmaceuticals.

“A dedicated team supports us every step of the process, from implementation and on-boarding to daily account management,” said Randal Jones, CFO of Zylera Pharmaceuticals. 

As one of the largest pharmaceutical distributors in the world, McKesson has a proven track record in delivering seamless, high-quality services anchored in 180 years of operational excellence. Pharmaceutical, biologic and medical surgical customers can rely on comprehensive order-to-cash distribution services for brand, generic, biosimilar and specialty products. 

About McKesson Specialty Health

McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation, empowers the community patient care delivery system by helping community practices advance the science, technology and quality of care. Through innovative clinical, research, business and operational solutions, facilitated by integrated technology systems, we focus on improving the financial health of our customers so they may provide the best care to their patients. For more information, visit

About McKesson

McKesson Corporation, currently ranked 15th on the FORTUNE 500, is a healthcare services and information technology company dedicated to making the business of healthcare run better. McKesson partners with payers, hospitals, physician offices, pharmacies, pharmaceutical companies and others across the spectrum of care to build healthier organizations that deliver better care to patients in every setting. McKesson helps its customers improve their financial, operational, and clinical performance with solutions that include pharmaceutical and medical-surgical supply management, healthcare information technology, and business and clinical services. For more information, visit

Public Relations Contact