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Toll Healthcare delivers quality through QMS

Mirza Kartal, VIC State Manager for Toll Healthcare, stands in front of the soon-to-be-operational facility at Melbourne Airport Business Park at Tullamarine | Image: Toll Healthcare

Toll Healthcare remains committed to providing its customers with the highest quality and assurance with its quality management system – QMS.

A provider of temperature-controlled logistics solutions, Toll aims to deliver safe and reliable services through effective and comprehensive processes, preparation and execution.

Robust framework for compliance and improvement

Toll Healthcare’s QMS is a comprehensive governance framework that controls and monitors all aspects of warehousing and distribution operations, ensuring that Toll:

  • Meets the requirements of Good Distribution Practice (GDP), Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), ISO 9001 and ISO 13485
  • Follows guidelines of regulatory bodies, such as the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA), the Poisons licence requirements of each of the states, the Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Authority (Medsafe) and the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)
  • Implements current risk management practices to protect each customer’s products and services
  • Implements audits to monitor and evaluate its performance
  • Provides training for its staff to ensure they have the skills to deliver quality services
  • Engages with customers and stakeholders to understand their needs and expectations

Flexible and integrated approach for customer satisfaction

The cold chain solutions are designed to provide flexibility and integration for its customers that can be tailored to suit the specific requirements of each customer, such as:

  • Temperature-controlled transportation using a fleet of modern vehicles equipped with GPS tracking, temperature monitoring and data logging devices
  • Temperature-controlled warehousing using advanced refrigeration systems, backup generators and alarm systems
  • Temperature-controlled packaging using validated and qualified materials and methods that ensure the integrity and stability of the products during transit
  • Value-added services such as labelling, kitting, repackaging, relabelling and reverse logistics
  • Initiatives to reduce packaging waste and address sustainability requirements.

Toll Healthcare also leverages its networks of facilities and partners across Australia to provide seamless and integrated cold chain solutions – such as providing 24/7 support and assistance and handling the entire supply chain from end to end or providing specific services as required.

State-of-the-art cold chain hub

A new facility in Tullamarine, Victoria, is expected to be fully operational in August 2024. The facility, which spans over 10,000 square metres, will offer services in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device and healthcare industries, including:

  • Total storage capacity of 9,000 pallets​
  • Controlled ambient (+15°C to +25°C), with storage capacity of 7,796 pallets
  • 1,500 sqm Cool room for products requiring storage between 2°C -8°C
  • Ultra-low freezer for products requiring storage of -20°C
  • Capability for receipt and storage of imported goods before release for sale
  • Ability to provide secondary packaging services to clients
  • 24/7 staff on-call to pick and dispatch urgent orders of products required to save lives
  • Secure and monitored loading zone with temperature-controlled docks and trailers
  • State-of-the-art WMS that provides real-time traceability of inventory and orders

Toll Healthcare aims to continue to ensure the safe warehousing and reliable transportation of temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals and medical supplies across Australia.

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