Real-Time Visibility in the Pharma Cold Chain
The pharmaceutical cold chain transports millions of pharmaceuticals and medical supplies every day, but it is also among the most demanding of all supply chain operations. Shipping pharmaceuticals brings a unique set of risks as it must arrive on time, unharmed and needs to be transported within the required temperature variations. This is a field where refrigeration and temperature control join forces to secure pharma products throughout all stages of the operation.
The supply chain landscape has changed dramatically over the last several years. The massive increase in demand along with soaring disruptions resulted in border restrictions and closures across all markets. This means that the pharma supply chain is subject to daily routine checks, as well as newly introduced global regulatory changes which have added a certain level of complexity to the operation.
Stakes are higher for pharmaceutical products because unlike many other commodities, the pharma cold chain inherently has unforeseen circumstances that cannot be ignored and may have long-term implications, so having the right set of tools to keep track of the end-to-end operation in real time is critical for resolving these obstacles.
Shaping the Future of Pharma
Technology has always been a priority, particularly within the pharma industry, since when it comes to pharmaceuticals, tracking and monitoring products play a central role in ensuring they are delivered secured and safe. Pharmaceutical and cold chain industries were recently pushed to innovate to meet new storage and transport requirements for their high-value products.
Supply chain visibility is much more than knowing the exact location of the shipment. It involves utilizing the latest technologies and platforms to provide customers with maximum transparency when shipping their products around the world. It allows customers to capture data of all sorts – not just information about the container, but also the nature of the loads themselves.
Having the ability to control the cargo’s progress or track factors such as the cargo’s condition, temperature, humidity, timing, and GPS location help gather real-time valuable information about the cargo, at any point in the network. This data can then be used to identify any deviations related to the cargo, making it easier to handle, target or make the necessary adjustments to any events which may occur in the process. This also applies to optimizing routes to reduce any potential delays.
ZIMonitor by ZIM is how we make optimizing your cold chain possible. Backed up by proven experience and a 24/7 tailored on-call customer service and staff, this leading innovative service provides real-time tracking tools and notifications to control the cargo – from temperature and humidity to unauthorized door openings, making sure that all pharmaceuticals and valuable goods are safe, both in transit and during storage.