A simple walk down the local High Street might leave one wondering whether he or she was suddenly been teleported to the Netherlands or California, what, with all the signs and offers touting the benefits of CBD oil.
While the United Kingdom (UK) is still on the fence as to whether CBD, or cannabidiol, is truly a medical miracle, the fact remains that the country is the largest exporter of this non-psychoactive component of cannabis the world over.
What’s more, and none too surprising, is the number of CBD ‘users’ is increasing within the UK and has left many sellers and shippers anticipating 500,000 consumers by the end of 2019.
But how is one supposed to capitalize in this innovative space and not fall pray to products either intentionally or accidentally ‘laced’ with THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, which is the psychoactive and illegal compounds found within the two types of cannabis?
The solution is equally innovative and easily deployable in the form of Hanhaa’s off-the-shelf (OTS) supply chain solution ParceLive.
This product not only affords the seller with the peace of mind that he or she is receiving high-quality CBD, but, more importantly, should there be issues in the future there is a certified document trail pointing to gaps in handling from shipper to store.
CBD compliance assured:
While this industry may still be in its infancy, the global trend toward adopting CBD as an elixir for pain, anxiety, and depression is not likely to go bust anytime soon.
This, of course, means that while there is definitely money to be made as a legitimate seller and shipper of CBD within and beyond the borders of the UK, there is equally as much to be made by deceiving those trying to do the right thing by tampering with, or outright stealing, product ensconced within the supply chain.
Hanhaa’s ParceLive software offers an affordable means in which to prevent this as their software is tested, tried, and true on account of their previous deployments in tracking sensitive products within the pharmaceutical space.
The team behind ParceLive has even proofed out this concept in a recent shipment of CBD, which went from North America to Ireland via England.
What is truly exciting, however, is that this laboratory-grade CBD parcel was mishandled at one point, which triggered both the supplier, transshipping facility, and end user to become aware of the hiccup in real-time and to monitor more closely that hub-and-spoke facility.
This allowed the shipper to not only keep their Good Manufacturing Practice certification under regulation 21 CFR Part 111, but also ensure they did not jeopardize their licensing or international standards organizations, or ISO, 17025:2005 accreditation so that they could continue to capitalize on the cannabis market across borders.
ParceLive’s electronic ‘breadcrumb’ trail:
In returning to the above CBD shipping example, ParceLive was able to not only provide critical real-time updates for the laboratory in question, but also afford them the cutting-edge data behind what actually occurred during one critical leg of the trans-Atlantic shipping process (see below).
ParceLive’s electronic ‘breadcrumb’ trail:
In returning to the above CBD shipping example, ParceLive was able to not only provide critical real-time updates for the laboratory in question, but also afford them the cutting-edge data behind what actually occurred during one critical leg of the trans-Atlantic shipping process (see below)
Specifically, the team behind ParceLive noted a 14.7G shock to the container at a certain time and location for use in a dispute resolution, should the CBD, or any product for that matter, show up in a compromised states.
By deploying just such a digital ‘breadcrumb’ trail, Hanhaa also empowers the laboratory as well as the end customer with the ability to optimize their network in the future by avoiding certain way points or handlers.
Additional features of ParceLive also include critical time and temperature updates, which can be programmed to ‘report back’ to all those monitoring, again, in real-time, every hour, on the hour.
ParceLive and CBD chains of custody:
Lastly, and as is sadly becoming more and more the case on account of the growing popularity of CBD products in the UK, ParceLive’s data-monitoring background software can locate where a shipment went awry.
What’s more, the team is also able to track back that the end user did, in fact, receive their goods in the right amount and at the right time should that element of the transaction also fall under review.
The power of ParceLive can also be leveraged by customer service agents at a consignment level so as to prevent issues from escalating and, in turn, save all parties involved the cost of legal fees and dispute resolution.
While Hanhaa’s ParceLive is an essential tool in this innovative industry, the team’s ability to afford all types of shippers, sellers, and third-party logisticians with the peace of mind that their products are in no way compromised during the distribution process is second to none.
ParceLive not only ensures a laboratory or manufacturer is able to keep his or her top-quality compliance ratings, but simultaneously pinpoint at what time and place a discrepancy occurred.
By putting both big and little data in the hands of all supply chain team members, Hanhaa is the innovative solution for innovators in the CBD space.