Hellmann Calipar Healthcare Logistics and Johnson & Johnson Vision Care celebrated yet another milestone. On April 23, representatives of both companies officially inaugurated the Jebel Jais Project in Dubai, United Arabian Emirates.
The Project started back in October 2016, when Johnson & Johnson Vision Care awarded a warehousing and distribution contract to Hellmann Calipar Healthcare Logistics, transitioning from a 5-year relationship with their previous service provider. The customer was looking for a partner able to support their ambitious growth, service levels and value added service strategy into the region. Following the go-live in April 2017, in a span of only one year, our Healthcare Logistics operation team in Dubai managed to achieve a number of milestones from successfully stabilizing operation, supporting new product launches, and delivering on tactical targets to expanding value added services.
One of the greatest achievements was securing the regulatory approval for the labelling operation. This in turn kicked off the implementation of the Jebel Jais project. Diving into the geography lesson for a second, Jebel Jais is a mountain in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, and is considered the highest point of the United Arab Emirates. When choosing the name for the project, Jebel Jais correlated so well with the magnitude of the achievement and impact it delivered to the customer operation, there was no second thoughts.
Under the close supervision of Chris Brinkmeyer, Hellmann’s Project lead, implementation was completed in the span of merely 6 months, covering a diverse range of topics: from understanding technical specification of the machine to the successful set up of the quality procedures for the operation. The labelling equipment technology was offered by the customer, together with the support of engineering teams of Johnson & Johnson, equipment and software manufacturers. The Jebel Jais operation is the first labelling operation established outside of JNJ facilities. Feedback from the customer’s engineering, quality, operational and management teams has been exceptional: “The entire project – starting with visiting the EVC, having weekly calls and ending with the validation plus post installation – was without exception successful.”
Jebel Jais machine labels on average 60mpks per minute and, equipped with a vision system, the machine automatically produces a batch record at the end of each production run. Since the go-live in December 2017, operations labelled about 100’000 units with zero non-conformities. The level of efficiencies together with the ability to comply with market regulatory requirements through labelling capabilities is indeed an impressive milestone for both Johnson & Johnson and Hellmann Calipar Dubai.
Celebrating this achievement, Senior Management teams of Johnson & Johnson and Hellmann, officially inaugurated the operation by warm words, cutting the ribbon and personally completing labelling of the order KHB-15-2018 to Saudi Arabia. The order will remain the most expensive order labelled in the history of the Hellmann Calipar operation.
The opening ceremony was attended by Madhav Kurup, CEO Hellmann Middle East & South Asia (MESA); Bart de Vries, Global COO Hellmann Air & Sea; Steve Barreau, Director, Customer & Logistics Services EMEA, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care; Adrian Vasiliu, General Manager Middle East & Africa, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, joined by Johson & Johson Vision Care Dubai, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics management and the Hellmann Calipar Healthcare team.
By Anna Mansurova, Commercial Manager Hellmann Calipar Healthcare Logistics