Delivering temperature-sensitive flu vaccines to Laos required climate-controlled transport and impeccable timing.
Pharmaceuticals manufacturers face special supply chain challenges such as temperature control, security, chain of custody, and regulatory compliance, but successful strategies help deal with these issues.
A precise temperature-controlled packing and shipping procedure helps Advanced BioHealing ensure its biomedical product's safety and integrity.
From real estate demand to COVID-19 vaccine updates, this is what's trending in the healthcare supply chain.
Cold storage facilities have their own unique challenges and, therefore, require unique tools for optimized efficiency and cost savings. Here are 10 tips for optimal cold storage efficiency.
Most cold chain businesses say that taking extra measures to protect the workforce is their No. 1 issue, according to the Global Cold Chain Alliance's survey studying the ripple effects of COVID-19. Other key findings include:
Read how Suddath secured a long-term partnership with medical device manufacturer after managing its overflow product through warehouse management and value-added services.
UPS announced further service enhancements for existing and new healthcare and life science customers. UPS will offer a new portfolio of tech-enabled sensing and monitoring solutions to help with the highest-quality visibility, tracking and management options for critical healthcare shipments.
News and trends impacting the healthcare supply chain.
Globalization and technological advancements in refrigerated transportation systems and equipment are driving increased demand for temperature-controlled food across the globe.
Here are five steps to consider when implementing the Internet of Things across the cold chain.
UPS opened its new healthcare-dedicated facility to serve the growing pharmaceutical, biopharma, and medical device industry in Latin America.
Effectively managing this temperature-controlled supply chain is more challenging than ever. Here are three technologies that are helping life sciences and healthcare organizations meet the sector's increasingly exacting requirements.
A North Carolina hospital improves patient care by prescribing a lean and healthy supply chain.
More companies are relying on expedited shipping a regular part of their inbound transportation planning. However, intelligent systems are helping reduce the need for the Hail Mary emergency moves.
Healthcare organizations are transforming how they source supplies and connect with manufacturers and service providers to meet emerging patient demands, address healthcare legislation, support an overall focus on improving patient care, and lower healthcare costs.
Ice cream companies have to ensure their products maintain their quality as they travel from the manufacturing plant to distribution center to the retailer, and finally into the consumer’s shopping cart and home. Cold chain management and proper sanitation are key ingredients.
East Coast Warehouse & Distribution’s strategic port location brings both advantages and challenges. Its facility keeps supply chains rocking, serving as the crucial first step in importers’ distribution systems in the United States, through port delays and even Superstorm Sandy.
Manufacturers are going back to the drawing board to rethink their temperature-controlled supply chains.
When Thermo Fisher Scientific wanted to improve worker safety in its bioproducts cold chain warehouse, it developed a novel deli-door solution that reduced the number of pickers in the cold storage and freezer spaces, dramatically improved picking safety and efficiency, and created more product storage space.
How milk and other dairy products moo-ve from tens of thousands of cows to store shelves across the country - with udder efficiency.
Judi Griffin, director of logistics at Burkhart Dental, is responsible for three distribution centers, purchasing and customer service teams, and inbound and outbound freight costs.
As hospitals begin transforming to adapt to new healthcare initiatives, they are easing the pain by restructuring and streamlining supply chain operations.
It was the worst of times for U.S./Mexico healthcare. Can demand-driven logistics make it the best of times?
Maersk Line helps one of their top refrigerated export customers overcome an operational challenge.
Smart shippers are already preparing and making changes to their supply chain operations to ensure they will be in compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act from day one.
Hospitals can cut costs by improving supply chain operations, inventory control, and transportation management.
SilverStaff, a medical testing lab, used a Web-based portal to improve shipment visibility of inbound specimens.
Shippers rely on 3PLs and refrigerated public warehouses to invest in technology, implement standards, and facilitate strategic business process change to drive greater efficiencies.
Many healthcare companies are investigating ways to consolidate and trim expenses in logistics and supply chain.
Air cargo shipments of perishable goods such as produce, flowers, and seafood require careful handling.
Molson Coors Canada’s new delivery planning system integrates routing, pallet building, and truck loading.
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Perishable shipments such as produce and pharmaceuticals require temperature monitoring and careful handling.
Sensor-based logistics solutions monitor factors like temperature and humidity to protect perishable shipments.
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Monitoring the pallet-level temperature of fresh, frozen, and packaged foods allows shippers and transporters to more effectively manage the quality and safety of products as they move through the supply chain, writes Kevin Payne of Intelleflex.
A look at the logistics challenges faced by companies shipping alcoholic beverages, and some practices for dealing with those challenges.
Organizations all along the healthcare supply chain are taking a dose of smarter procurement and logistics practices to cure high costs and treat ailments in other areas of the business.
No longer hauling just fresh produce and other groceries, today’s truck and trailer refrigeration systems also keep other high-value loads at ideal temperatures and humidity levels so they arrive safely at their final destinations, writes Thermo King’s Tom Kampf.
Shipping fresh produce requires quick movement through the supply chain to prevent product spoilage. C.H. Robinson’s general managers, Gary York, Bob Biesterfeld, and Mark Petersen, provide advice for managing produce shipments.
A growing consumer interest in locally grown food is changing the way many food companies source products. Food quality and safety concerns, transportation costs, and local economic development efforts are compelling restaurants, groceries, and wholesalers to engage smaller producers and localize their supply chains.
Avoid costly delays when shipping perishables with these tips from Crowley Maritime Corporation's Nelly Yunta and Kip Douglas
The emergence of refrigerated container units provides more cost-effective rail and intermodal shipping for perishable and temperature-sensitive goods.
The key to successful shipping in Alaska is to partner with a transportation provider that knows how to manage Alaska’s many obstacles.
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Here's the story of one consumer product, starting with its origin as a variety of inbound ingredients and following its progress from plant to warehouse to retail store.
A voice-enabled picking system keeps ice cream company Dreyer's Edy's workers productive and equipment functioning in sub-zero environments.
ProFlowers' time- and temperature-sensitive shipments create plenty of challenges for John Kuehn, senior vice president of supply chain operations. Here's how he nips problems in the bud.
Nonprofit organization MedShare distributes recovered medical supplies to the places of greatest need.
Linking bar-coded pharmaceuticals and electronic patient records using Zebra Technologies solutions helps the Sisters of Mercy Health System streamline supply chain operations.
Healthcare leaders diagnose their biggest supply chain pains and write a prescription for the Obama administration.
Shippers around the globe pivoted their business in response to the COVID-19 pandemic—these are the innovative pivots that impressed supply chain leaders the most.
A leadershp profile of Robert Sappio, CEO, SeaCube Container Leasing.
Nurturing and maintaining delicate flowers throughout the supply chain is not for the faint-hearted. Here are a few stats showing logistics savvy in full blossom.
From bananas to grapes and cherries, get the flavor of the fruit supply chain with these fun facts.
Now more than ever healthcare supply chains are key differentiators for best-in-class manufacturers.
Asia Pacific is home to countries that propel growth and ignite success. Here are the key reasons motivating the world’s LSH companies to establish and expand their supply chains in this geographical region.
Honest players in the food supply chain need to protect themselves and their trusted partners before the market gives you a raspberry.
Those in transportation logistics face new realities brought by COVID-19, but are especially challenged in the time-sensitive delivery of tissue for transplants. Perhaps the biggest challenge is ramping back up to meet pent-up demand for surgeries.
With restaurants providing only delivery or takeout during the pandemic, consumers turn to retailers and grocers to fill the gap. The impact on the food industry varies both by state and by sales channel. New trends touch on food retail, delivery, service, distribution, and more.
This story examines the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on five vertical markets and describes some of the strategies used in those markets to meet the challenge.
Booming e-commerce and online grocery sales during the pandemic increased the demand for cold storage warehousing space in North America, but developers are not building fast enough to meet demand.
When their client pivoted to make a low-cost, readily available bed to quickly serve those on the front lines, SEKO Logistics rapidly set up distribution operations to meet urgent demand.
MagicLogic Optimization’s BlackBox significantly improved cartonization for True Manufacturing. The solution automatically determined the optimal size and fill material needed for each box, optimizing the manufacturer’s fulfillment processes.
Leadership profile of Chris Cassidy, president of global healthcare logistics strategy, UPS.
The U.S. healthcare system faces many challenges that efficient supply chain management can help heal.
Companies are reducing wastage and associated losses within clinical trial supply, according to a recent Pharma Logistics IQ report. Key trouble areas include: comparator sourcing, planning and forecasting, packaging and labelling, new EU regulation, and temperature-controlled logistics.
The UK Medicine and Health Products Regulatory Agency identified crucial mistakes in how wholesalers source and handle freezers and fridges used to store medicines.