Pharma shippers typically lack visibility in the handling standards applied and the associated risk of excursions. They have identified the following challenges: quality standards along supply chain, seamless temperature-controlled handling, visibility and traceability.
The major goal of this project is to provide the best assurance in handling quality to pharmaceutical shippers by connecting airports with CEIV Pharma certified airlines and cargo handling communities.
Project status and key-takeaways
There were two major goals identified within the project:
- To establish a standard protocol for mapping the corridor
- To test the mapping protocol on pharmaceutical shipments over the identified corridor.
The main conclusions are:
- Endorsement of quality assurance: all supply chain adhered to the SLAs and KPIs established during CEIV certification and affirmed the quality excellence of the corridor protocol
- Identification of temperature exposure risk: statistics showed that thermal dollies are effective in protecting shipments from prolonged exposure to ambient temperature and improve the performance reliability
- Optimization of operation : deep diving into the different company internal protocols and KPIs showed that a certain standardization is necessary to harmonize the overall shipment handling.
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Project support and collaboration
- Brinks Life Sciences
- Brussels Airport Company
- Cathay Pacific
- Hong Kong International Airport
- Johnson & Johnson
- World Freight Services
- Geert Leroy, Marie Bouillaud (external consultants)