The Advantages to Building an Indianapolis Warehouse Network
Indiana provided ease of access for the MD Logistics Indianapolis warehouse network comprised of four locations, three of which serve the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry.
Building a successful logistics network is not something that happens overnight. It is often a long process that requires a great deal of analysis and a thorough review of access points, coupled with a definite understanding of the industries served.
Born out of a need to better serve the client, MD Logistics has been a leader in pharmaceutical logistics for more than 25 years. With six warehouses in three different states, a presence on both coasts and headquarters fortified in the Midwest, each location within their network was strategically chosen.
There are a variety of different aspects that go into building a successful logistics network. Knowledge and experience will only get you so far. Indiana’s unique geographical location provided the ease of access to build the MD Logistics Indianapolis warehouse network comprised of four locations, three of which primarily serve the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry.
Known as the Crossroads of America, Indianapolis offers many unique advantages for the movement of product through the supply chain. These advantages make an Indianapolis warehouse an attractive option for a distribution center network.
Ease of transportation. Indiana offers a unique ease in the flow of goods with close proximity to three major ports of entry, five major interstate systems, and the sixth largest cargo center in the nation, the Indianapolis International Airport. The state of Indiana, as a whole, is first in the nation in pass-through highways. These advantages make the state a natural fit for a logistics center.
Proximity. Indiana’s central location allows for a 48-hour ground shipping window to more than 65% of the United States. Indianapolis is also home to the second largest FedEx Air Hub, worldwide, and is within close proximity to the UPS Worldport hub in Louisville, Kentucky. A short shipping window helps to ensure sensitive pharmaceutical product is kept within temperature range while in transit.
Business climate. The state of Indiana offers an attractive tax climate and state-sponsored incentives to any company desiring to do business within the state. This contributed to the state earning a top ranking in attractiveness in the cost of doing business.
After MD Logistics established its first Indianapolis warehouse in 1996, it became apparent that existing customers and the greater life sciences and pharmaceutical industry needed more of their services in this specific geographic area.
The close proximity to the Port of Chicago, which receives international container ship traffic via the St. Lawrence Seaway, solidified their client’s need to have a large presence in the Midwest.
Subsequently, MD Logistics opened additional state-of-the-art, multi-client facilities dedicated to clients in the life sciences and pharmaceuticals industry in 2016 and 2019.
If you are looking for a Midwest 3PL to handle your pharmaceutical supply chain, reach out to our team of experienced supply chain experts today.