Supply chains are forever changed, COVID-19 has ensured that.
I believe the next big challenge is Vaccine development, but more importantly Vaccine Supply Chain Preparedness.
Indonesia Cold Chain Logistics is handling what is required today.
Focussed mainly on food delivery, specifically protein distribution, Chicken, Seafood and Meats. I am aware of an interesting development in East Java for a cold chain logistics hub at Lamongan (more about that on a later post).
However, Pharmaceuticals and particularly vaccines have extremely specific requirements across their supply chain, from manufacture through storage and distribution to end customer. Vaccines are extremely temperature and time sensitive, with Frozen temps ranging from -15Deg C to -50Deg C and all other temperatures ranging from 2Deg C to 8Deg C.
Historically 25% of all vaccines have experienced a temperature excursion (negatively) by the time they reach their destination, mainly due to incorrect shipping procedures and protocols.
More than 50% of temperature violations occur due to airline and airport handling according to IATA.
There are many good operators who have the capability to maintain temperature sensing and tracking in real time. Top of mind here in Indonesia, and someone I will go to when the need arises is an Australian based operator “INLINE TRACKING” who have an office in Jakarta, can provide a range of sensor and tracking solutions tailored to your business needs.
Vaccines will have to have end-end visibility in real time for all vaccine movements, not only from a product integrity standpoint but also from a security standpoint.
If you would like to find out more information with regards to all services INLINE TRACKING can provide for your business, they can be contacted via their LinkedIn page https://www.linkedin.com/company/inline-tracking or by contacting Darran at firstname.lastname@example.org