By Ron Guido, President Lifecare Services LLC
New legislation mandating a tracing system for the U.S. drug supply requires significant investments over the next ten years for full compliance. Can the fragmented and complex pharma supply chain mobilize itself to achieve a significant return on the investment by utilizing the elements of the legislated tracing system to increase business intelligence?
In March, PMP News held the exclusive Webcast, “Unlocking Value through Outsourcing,” featuring Charles Trammell and Brad Sand, both with UPS Global Healthcare Distribution Strategy. They explored how third-party logistics providers can provide healthcare-optimized services and distribution support. During the Webcast, which was sponsored by UPS, Trammell and Sand addressed a number of questions, and we share their answers below, condensed. To view the now on-demand Webcast, please visit www.pmpnews.com/ webinars.
Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions based in York, UK, announced the addition of its ORCA™ 2.0 range of products. The announcement was made today at the IQPC Cool Chain Logistics conference.
Vetter has announced that it has now been approved as a “Known Consignor” by the German Federal Aviation Office. The agency officially granted the pharmaceutical service provider the certificate of approval following an audit at Vetter´s Holbeinstrasse and Ravensburg Vetter West facilities. The approval means that customers will continue to have their air cargo products loaded, transported and delivered quickly and safely, saving valuable time and money.
Axios Mobile Assets Corp. has gained approval from VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) for the adoption of the industry’s first Light Weight Pallet Methodology to track and retire carbon units. According to Axios, companies can employ this methodology to earn carbon credits to offset carbon footprints as they transport goods throughout the supply chain. Axios reports that it is the first, and only, company in the world to receive VCS approval for this methodology within the Transport Energy Efficiency from Lightweight Pallets category.
BT9 today introduced Xsense, a premier end-to-end cold chain management system that ensures all stakeholders in the cold supply chain, have full transparency and control over their perishables, anywhere in the world, at any given time.
After accepting cargo employing OnAsset asset-tracking devices for more than a year, Southwest Airlines Cargo has built a tracking service around the devices to offer 24×7 shipment monitoring. The service will be available through Southwest’s high-frequency schedule in 48 states, tracking cargo in the air and on the ground for door-to-door service.