Aphena to Launch New Third-Party Logistics Division


New 3PL Division, to begin serving clients in early 2022, will be based at the company’s Cookeville, TN, campus.

Aphena Pharma Solutions is launching its new Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Division, which will be based at the company’s Cookeville, TN, campus. Aphena plans to complete development of the new division by the end of 2021 and to begin serving new 3PL clients in early 2022.

Aphena will offer its 3PL services at reasonable rates to the prescription pharmaceutical market, with a focus on the generic subsegment as well as the over-the-counter pharmaceutical market and the nutraceutical/homeopathic markets.
Aphena’s 3PL logistics services and capabilities will include:
• Full distribution services (receipt, storage and order fulfillment)
• Order-to-cash services (accounts receivable, invoicing, chargebacks and month-end close)
• Controlled room temperature (CRT) storage
• DEA schedule II (vault) and DEA schedule III-V storage
• Cold chain, 2-8º Celsius storage
• NABP DDA (VAWD) certification in progress
“While we anticipate being an attractive option for all manufacturers we might engage with, those who use Aphena’s packaging and manufacturing services will especially benefit from this new offering,” said Troy Blodgett, vice president and general manager of Aphena’s 3PL Division. “When you look at the transportation cost of having the products we’ve already manufactured and/or packaged simply moved across the hall or down the street instead of transferred to another city or state for distribution and order-to-cash services, you’re looking at significant savings, especially when you multiply that by several batches per year.”
Aphena Pharma Solutions provides contract manufacturing, packaging, and now third-party logistics services, for the pharmaceutical, consumer health, biologics and medical device markets. With two separate FDA- and DEA-registered locations in the U.S., Aphena handles solid dose, liquids, gels, creams, ointments, foams, suspensions and lotion-based products.
Visit Aphena at CPhI North America Booth #1613.