The current state of the logistics industry, with its many contractors, sub-contractors, part time workers and outsourced shipping, has left a gap in the version of truth provided around shipments. As shipments pass through many different companies, carriers and countries, the ability to track and trace individual items becomes a tireless task. While the ability to monitor temperature and location does exist for the pharmaceutical industry, many are relying on loggers that do not report in real-time, are not cost effective and do not get to the root of any problems.
ParceLive enables a version of truth and visibility that is indisputable to all parties in the supply chain. The tracker provides the customer with multiple sensor technology such as GPS positioning, temperature, humidity, light, shock and tilt data directly from their shipment no matter who’s carrying it or the country it’s in. With live data as a service with trackers that are used and then returned via free-post, ParceLive ensures a scalable solution that directly combats the greatest challenges faced by the industry; Lack of visibility and quality of service.
Although the ‘ability to integrate’ is not noted as an issue in the pharma logistics industry, ParceLive’s API based data feed provides the perfect plug into existing systems. This allows for live data feeds to flow directly from the field into customer management, customer service or SAP systems.
Now seems no better time ensure that life saving drugs are arriving at their intended destinations. With viruses such as COVID-19 sweeping across the globe causing panic and confusion, we must remain calm and use the appropriate resources that are available to help combat this issue.