Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Optimization: WHO’s Plan to Improve Access for Vaccines and Medications

The World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations agency concerned with international public health, has recently published a report, Towards Access 2030. This report provides a strategic long-term framework for increasing global access to high-quality, safe, and affordable vaccines and medical products, in addition to addressing expectations for 2030 regulations through end-to-end supply chain optimization.

Written by Garret Weigel | September 7, 2018 | Pharmacy Safety, Supply Chain

How Do You Unlock FSMA’s Full Potential?

The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), signed into law in 2011, put emphasis on proactive management of food safety. This helped to drive additional methods of ensuring that perishable foods were kept at proper temperature throughout the cold chain. Specifically, the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food impacted a few areas: vehicles and transportation operations, staff training, and record keeping....

Written by Garret Weigel | August 24, 2018 | Supply Chain

How an IoT Solution Can Complement Your Telematics Strategy

Telematics has transformed the supply chain in significant ways. From improving road safety through automatic driving assistance, to simplifying navigation realized from GPS technology, transportation companies have embraced telematics as a way to enhance vehicular technology and improve fleet management.

Written by Garret Weigel | August 22, 2018 | Supply Chain

The Amazon Effect: How Customer Expectations Have Impacted the Supply Chain

In the mid-nineties, Jeff Bezos founded Amazon to sell one of a few promising categories of products: compact discs, computer hardware, computer software, videos, or books. His decision to revolutionize the way we purchase books would prove to have a cascading effect on expectations with online shopping.

Written by Garret Weigel | August 15, 2018 | Supply Chain

Autonomous Trucking and the Importance of Fleet Management

Autonomous vehicles, commonly referred to as “self-driving cars,” were previously science-fiction, but in recent years have proved to be a viable technology that will undoubtedly change the way we think about driving. While most of the hype has been tied to consumer applications, such as ride-sharing services and personal vehicles being completely or at least partially outfitted with autonomous features, one of the...

Written by Garret Weigel | July 27, 2018 | Supply Chain

4 Signs Blockchain will Revolutionize the Supply Chain

The supply chain, a series of product transfers between manufacturers, distribution centers, and retail locations, is a complex network of transactions. From raw material to finished product, every transfer throughout the chain requires documentation to ensure that product quality is not compromised, items are en route to their correct destination, and a number of other parameters that require monitoring to...

Written by Colin Warkentin | June 14, 2018 | Supply Chain

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