NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- OHL, a global provider of third-party logistics services for the healthcare industry, and Resources Global Professionals (RGP), a multinational professional services firm, have jointly released a white paper that focuses on the new Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulation and its impact on medical device operations.
"UDI is one of the most important topics for the medical device industry this year, with a significant impact in many areas of the organization," said Steve Downey, OHL's Vice President of Healthcare Vertical, and one of the paper's co-authors. "The warehouse operation is a critical component of the supply chain, and warehouse leadership needs to be ready for the changes UDI will bring." Added Susan Moretti, RGP's Managing Consultant specializing in UDI Compliance, and the paper's other co-author, "With change comes uncertainty and UDI is certainly requiring change in these organizations. Class III products are due to be compliant in September 2014 with other products not far behind. Whether organizations have UDI programs underway already or are considering them for future compliance, the impact on their supply chain and warehouse is an important one." The white paper focuses on the specific impact of the UDI regulation to medical device warehouse operations. Areas such as re-labeling, barcoding, inventory levels and product versioning are all discussed, as well as handling by distributors and third parties. The white paper is available for download at http://www.ohl.com/resources/white-paper/udi-compliance-impact-medical-device-warehouse-operationsAbout OHLOHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions, including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. OHL operates more than 130 value-added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs nearly 7,000, and has offices worldwide. OHL has specific expertise in healthcare, with many medical device, pharmaceutical, home healthcare and hospital customers utilizing OHL's services for warehousing and transportation management. OHL is skilled at direct-to-consumer fulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the healthcare, apparel, electronics, printing, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries. www.ohl.comAbout RGPRGP, the operating subsidiary of Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ: RECN), is a multinational professional services firm that helps business leaders execute internal initiatives. Partnering with business leaders, the Company drives internal change across all parts of a global enterprise - accounting, finance, risk management and internal audit, corporate advisory, strategic communications and restructuring, information management, human capital, supply chain management, healthcare solutions, and legal and regulatory services. RGP was founded in 1996 within a Big Four accounting firm. Today, RGP is a publicly traded company with 3,100 professionals, annually serving over 1,800 clients around the world from more than 70 practice offices.