Siemens Healthineers Brings COVID-19 Testing to Market with RRD Supply Chain Solutions


Credit: Siemens Healthineers

RR Donnelley & Sons Company (RRD), the world’s leading provider of marketing, packaging, printing and supply chain solutions, has helped Siemens Healthineers accelerate the delivery of rapid COVID-19 antigen self-tests on the US market during a time of urgent need. RRD, a Chicago-based company with nearly two decades of experience helping medical device customers optimize their supply chain, has leveraged its ISO 13485 accredited facilities and ability to scale quickly to facilitate the urgent project of Siemens Healthineers.

At the height of the COVID-19 Omicron variant outbreak in January 2022, Siemens Healthineers stepped up to make tens of millions of tests available to the American population through state, federal, and local partnership efforts. The company sought to expand its warehouse space to meet growing demand to help accommodate the massive volumes of product. Siemens Healthineers worked with RRD, which had the capacity, experience and flexibility to scale with uncertain demand.

“Finding an additional supply chain and warehouse solution that could help us deliver high-quality test kits that would provide accurate COVID-19 results to the American population was critical. RRD’s ability to adapt and adapt to changing demand has helped meet some of these needs,” said Joerg Berner, Acting Head of Point-of-Care Diagnostics at Siemens Healthineers.

RRD leveraged its supply chain expertise and execution capabilities to help Siemens Healthineers meet growing market demand. RRD was responsible for the additional scale, inbound receiving, inspection, warehousing, labeling, execution and logistics of COVID-19 testing. Both teams rose to the challenges by looking at various factors in the production process, working closely together and maintaining superior communication.

“Dealing with an already volatile global supply chain and rapidly rising levels of COVID-19 cases, it was a race against time to effectively bring these test kits to market,” said John Pecaric, Chief Information Officer. operations at RRD. “We are honored to support Siemens Healthineers in their mission to bring their COVID-19 tests to the US market in a short time. Our quality assurance, regulatory expertise and IT capabilities have supported the standards for which Siemens Healthineers is renowned worldwide.

Home testing continues to earn its place as an integral part of the overall spectrum of care for all consumers and patients. Since 2005, RRD Supply Chain Solutions has proudly provided solutions for customers in the medical device industry that leverage the company’s scale, scope and regulatory credentials to support configuration, packaging and shipping of diagnostic devices, tests and care kits. To learn more about RRD’s test kit support capabilities, please visit: To learn more about RRD Supply Chain Solutions, please visit:

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