Last-mile vaccine delivery

The most of 2020 was spent looking for vaccines that could slow down the spread of the novel Coronavirus that brought the global economy to a standstill. As the governments and the pharmaceutical organizations joined hands worldwide, the search seemed to have paid off, with vaccines showing the desired level of efficacy. But this has highlighted the second piece of the COVID-19 challenge. The virus knew no border in a logistically and economically diverse world.

How do we ensure the vaccines get transported from the manufacturer to the point of administration while maintaining integrity? Temperature-controlled storage requirements for these vaccines have been extremely stringent (with some needing a temperature of -700C). Most of the current infrastructure—given the scale of COVID-19 vaccine distribution—was not equipped to handle such requirements. The need for an IoT-led, safe, reliable, and effective real-time vaccine consignment-tracking mechanism that ensured round-the-clock temperature monitoring and integrity management, could not be stressed more, as we faced the world’s most extensive logistics and supply chain challenge to date.

Challenges and trends: Vaccine cold chain

Introducing Smart Vaccine Distribution Management

The Smart Vaccine Distribution Management (SVDM) solution by IoT WoRKSTM is an integrated offering that helps enterprises ease the challenges arising out of complex global distribution programs. The SVDM comprises IoT sensors to track the location and monitor the condition/integrity of vaccine packages, or containers, and an interactive management portal to maintain real-time visibility of the shipment. Further, by leveraging enterprise systems integrations and optional Blockchain synchronization, the SVDM ensures a brilliant vaccine distribution management by automating workflows that maximize efficiencies for every stakeholder in the value chain.

SMART VACCINE DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT (SVDM)

Key highlights

Achieve end-to-end operational visibility with a vaccine distribution plan driven by IoT-led insights

Features

Unified asset health dashboard

Real-time location tracking and integrity management

Integration with inventory management

Autonomous distribution and cold chain management

Round-the-clock Helpdesk

Blockchain-integrated custody management

Real-time Monitoring

Data-driven preemptive decision-making

Benefits

 
Realize high RoI

Real-time vaccine consignment tracking with an active chain of custody management

Improve reliability

In-transit live temperature and condition monitoring

Improve user experience

Just-in-time cold chain logistics leading to active inventory control

Transform customer experience

Integration with transport and warehouse management systems for dynamic routing (prevention of wastage due to reshipping)

Improve user experience

Autonomous and predictable vaccine cold chain operations

WHY HCL?

Unmatched capabilities expanding new horizons with IoT tracking solutions

DDX

Accelerator for device
IoTization

Pangea

Data Analytics
platform

IDEA Gateway

Reference design for an intelligent device

Platform Acceleration Suite

Build next generation cloud services

LEADER

Global IoT Services Wave for Connected Business Operations, Q4 2018

FORRESTER

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ISG Research Quadrant for IoT in Healthcare, U.S. Market 2018

ISG

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ISG Research Quadrant for IoT in Connected Cars, U.S. Market 2018

ISG

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ISG Research Quadrant for Overall IoT Services, U.S. Market 2018

ISG

WINNER’S CIRCLE

HfS Blueprint Guide: Industry 4.0 Services, 2017

HfS

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IoT Services Peak MatrixTM assessment, 2017

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Zinnov Zones, IoT Technology Services, 2016

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