To help customers manage the entire supply chain process, UPS offers a broad range of solutions:
UPS Proactive ResponseSM:
Recognizing the importance of knowing where high-value and patient-critical products are at all times, UPS offers a 24/7 proactive monitoring service for healthcare products called UPS Proactive Response. The contract service alerts customers to any potential delays in the supply chain so that they can make critical decisions about products and includes the following at select air facilities:
Proactive Response helps healthcare companies ensure the product integrity throughout the supply chain while also reducing costs associated with products that go outside their temperature range and have to be destroyed. UPS customers also can access other visibility tools such as UPS Quantum View or UPS Flex Global View to track shipment status during express package and air freight transit.
Managing the Temperature-Sensitive Environment:
Information is critical for managing the temperature-sensitive supply chain environment. UPS customers can choose between active and passive freight shipments. Active shipments allow for collaboration on event milestones, proactive notification and intervention services. For passive shipments, data can be collected from temperature data loggers that monitor and record external air temperatures. This data can then be analyzed for trends on specific transit lanes to drive continual improvement.
Customers that rely on UPS for handling all temperature-sensitive storage and distribution needs gain the added advantage of reducing product handling and hand-offs - key benefits for helping to ensure the integrity of temperature-sensitive products.
For more information on UPS healthcare solutions, visit ups.com/healthcare.