Executive Briefings

The Logistics of Saving Lives Through a Challenging Delivery

Challenge: A large U.S.-based drug retailer entrusted UPS to transport 375,000 donated doses of seasonal flu vaccine into Laos in less than a week. In order to remain compliant, the vaccine needed to maintain a strict temperature range of 2°C to 8°C across 5 countries and 9,000 miles.

Solution: UPS utilized its UPS Temperature True® global air freight service to transport the temperature-sensitive vaccine in two PharmaPort™ 360 containers. A team of UPS experts across the U.S. and Asia coordinated every variable of the journey, working with customs to break down barriers and plan for contingencies, leaving nothing to chance.

Results: The vaccine arrived safely"”on schedule and at the right temperature"”to the Laos Ministry of Health. Thanks to UPS's global transportation network, temperature-sensitive capabilities, advanced technology, and expert logistics, the drug retailer made a difference in thousands of lives by bringing good health to a population in need.

About the Solution Provider: UPS is the leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. UPS manages the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories. This includes choreographing logistics for healthcare companies"”from factory floor to a patient's front door"”with precision, speed, and full compliance.

Web: www.thenewlogistics.com/healthcare

Solution: UPS utilized its UPS Temperature True® global air freight service to transport the temperature-sensitive vaccine in two PharmaPort™ 360 containers. A team of UPS experts across the U.S. and Asia coordinated every variable of the journey, working with customs to break down barriers and plan for contingencies, leaving nothing to chance.

Results: The vaccine arrived safely"”on schedule and at the right temperature"”to the Laos Ministry of Health. Thanks to UPS's global transportation network, temperature-sensitive capabilities, advanced technology, and expert logistics, the drug retailer made a difference in thousands of lives by bringing good health to a population in need.

About the Solution Provider: UPS is the leading global provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. UPS manages the flow of goods, funds, and information in more than 200 countries and territories. This includes choreographing logistics for healthcare companies"”from factory floor to a patient's front door"”with precision, speed, and full compliance.

Web: www.thenewlogistics.com/healthcare