Health network

Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&T, has announced the deployment of its Gentran Integration Suite™ in support of the Health Supply Network electronic commerce service.

Sterling Commerce, a subsidiary of AT&T, has announced the deployment of its Gentran Integration Suite™ in support of the Health Supply Network electronic commerce service.

The Sterling Commerce supply chain implementation follows a three-year agreement signed earlier this year by Wollongong-based 4Solutions Enterprises with Australian Pharmaceutical Industries Limited, Sigma Company Limited, and Symbion Pharmacy Services, to manage the Health Supply Network.

As part of the agreement, 4Solutions Enterprises is contracted to deliver enterprise-wide IT integration between the wholesalers and distributors servicing around 5,500 retail pharmacies across the country.

Time-to-delivery and reducing the amount of stock in the warehouse is critical to economies of scale in a competitive market. 4Solutions Enterprises can now provide its three wholesalers with greater supply chain visibility.