What Clinical Teams Should Know about Changing Trial Logistics and How they will Affect Development – PART 2

Jan 4, 2018

As we shift to what has been described as “an Amazonlike culture”, sponsors want the same opportunity to track shipments in real time and to obtain real-time data that they can analyse. In her paper, Jennifer Worsfold, of Fisher Clinical Services, explains that this has led to a growing focus on new technology, including downloadable temperature monitors, and the ability to access real-time updates on the location and temperature condition of supply shipments. ...

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va-Q-tec and Japan Airlines cooperate in cold chain logistics

Dec 19, 2017

va-Q-tec, a leading provider of high-performance thermal containers for temperature-controlled cold chain logistics, announced a global cooperation with Japan Airlines. The collaboration between Japan Airlines offers an extended availability of passive thermal containers in one of the largest pharmaceutical markets in Asia. Customers benefit from the extensive network of the air-freight company and the advanced technology of the packaging expert, which provides a unique opportunity for temperature-controlled transport of valuable pharmaceuticals. Takehiro Takasaki, Country Manager at va-Q-tec Japan G.K. “We are proud to announce Japan Airline, a high class air-freight company, as a strong partner for temperature-controlled pharma shipments. The ...

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Brussels Airport passes 500.000 ton flown cargo mark

Dec 19, 2017

On December 7th, for the first time since DHL Express moved their European Hub from Brussels to Leipzig, Brussels Airport passed the milestone of 500.000 tons of flown cargo. “Although not an all-time high, this is a symbolic mile stone for us and our cargo community”, says Steven Polmans, Head of Cargo and Logistics at Brussels Airport. “Since 2008, our volumes dropped under 500.000 tons of cargo and in 2013 we were even flirting with the 400.000 number. But in the last 4 years we have seen an overall growth of over 25% in our flown volumes”.   While growth ...

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Kuehne + Nagel opens regional Integrated Logistics Control Centre in Shanghai

Dec 12, 2017

In the presence of key customers, Kuehne + Nagel recently inaugurated its first regional Logistics Control Centre for Integrated Logistics in North Asia Pacific. The new hub will drive synergies to meet the growing demand for end-to-end solutions from a single source. The Logistics Control Centre (LCC) in Shanghai provides a wide range of managed services addressing the fulfilment of customers’ orders across international supply chains. In order to simplify complexity and to meet customers’ requirements for lean and demand-driven supply chains, dedicated teams handle contract and transportation management including logistics partner management in a shared environment. In addition, customer ...

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Swisslog follows global customers with two major contract wins in Japanese medical devices industry

Nov 17, 2017

Swisslog, a global provider of robot and data-driven intralogistics solutions, has been awarded contracts to optimize the storage and handling of medical devices from two world-leading brands in Japan. Both systems include the automated small parts storage system AutoStore, and will be operated by Swisslog’s Warehouse Management System “SynQ”, leading the medical devices sector into a new era of Industry 4.0.   The automation of the two facilities will enable both businesses to substantially increase efficiency, minimize equipment obsolescence, and boost storage capacity for current and future growth. Following the design phase at each warehouse, Swisslog will be responsible for ...

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