BlueBox Systems provides supply chain visibility for highly regulated pharmaceutical shipping

BlueBox Systems provides supply chain visibility for highly regulated pharmaceutical shipping

September 27, 2023

The pharmaceutical industry transports cargo worth more than a trillion dollars each year. Air freight is important in this since it allows for transportation over long distances in the shortest amount of time.

According to a report, a steady and functional supply chain is critical for sensitive cargo requiring regulatory approval. The most important aspect is complete visibility. However, visibility in air freight is frequently lacking for a smooth supply chain.

BlueBox Systems’ air freight tracking platform provides an answer:  An integrated solution as quickly as possible and a real-time overview of all necessary freight logistic data.

“Our solution combines state-of-the-art technologies and advanced data analytics to provide a comprehensive view of the condition and the location of pharmaceutical transports,” stated Martin Schulze, CEO of BlueBox Systems.

He further added, “Due to our data, pharmaceutical logistic companies are able to track the temperature and the condition of the transports, for example. By doing so, they can avoid costly damage or delays. Furthermore, they can also proactively intervene in the transport progress – thanks to predictive analytics of the transport data – in order to deliver products faster while preventing delays. In addition, data sharing along the supply chain ensures more trust between all parties.”

SFS Pharma Logistics, a specialty courier firm, has also begun using the BlueBox Systems solution. Singapore-based SFS Pharma Logistics is an industry leader in Asia for temperature-controlled product transit, with branches throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

Moreover, the pharmaceutical industry has several strict requirements: many pharmaceutical and biotechnological goods rely on a specific cold chain. Environmental variables such as humidity, light, oxygen, shocks, pressure, vibrations, and X-rays must be considered and managed when transporting particularly sensitive cargo by truck, train, ship, or air freight.

These quality concerns during transportation must be reduced to the maximum level possible. As a result, it is critical to use contemporary technology to ensure resilient supply chains. After all, access to visibility data and its analysis give critical insights for optimizing supply chains.

“When transporting temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical goods, we rely on extensive use of technology to ensure seamless monitoring and transparency. By integrating BlueBox Systems‘ data into our system, we now offer our customers an even better visibility of their transports,” stated Guan Zhengyi, regional business process manager at SFS Pharma Logistics.

Furthermore, specialized data trackers for pharmaceutical deliveries may be integrated into BlueBox Systems’ BlueBoxAir platform. This enables the seamless tracking of sensitive freight by combining data such as temperature, humidity, light, or vibration information with real-time data from carriers.

This quickly identifies, for example, where a rise in temperature or a severe vibration has happened. This type of information is useful for improving the supply chain and selecting the best cargo airline. When combined with the real-time tracking platform BlueBoxAir, the cost-effective semi-active tracker becomes an equivalent and cost-efficient alternative to active cost-intensive tracker systems.

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