IRVINE, Calif., March 26, 2014 - Resources Global Professionals ("RGP") today announced a new white paper that focuses on the recent Unique Device Identifier (UDI) regulation and its impact on medical device operations this year. The paper was jointly released with OHL, a global provider of third-party logistics services for the healthcare industry.
Entitled UDI Compliance: Impact on Medical Device Warehouse Operations, the white paper focuses on the following areas: re-labeling, barcoding, inventory levels, product versioning and distributor/third-party handling. It is co-written by Susan Moretti, RGP's managing consultant specializing in UDI compliance, and Steve Downey, OHL's vice president of healthcare vertical.
"UDI is requiring significant change for the medical device industry," said Moretti. "Class III products are due to be compliant in September 2014 with other products not far behind. Whether organizations have UDI compliance programs underway or are planning them for future compliance, the impact on their supply chain and warehouse is an important one."
Added Downey, "Warehouse operation is a critical component of the supply chain, requiring warehouse leadership to be ready for the changes that UDI will bring."
RGP, 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, we drive 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, we are a publicly traded company with 3,100 professionals, annually serving over 1,800 clients around the world from more than 70 practice offices.
Headquartered in Irvine, California, RGP has served 87 of the Fortune 100 companies.
The Company is listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market, the exchange's highest tier by listing standards. More information about RGP is available at http://www.RGP.com.
OHL 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.com