• Currently offers strong Supply Chain Solutions for the Life Sciences, HealthCare and Clinical Trials Sector
• Blue Dart provides reefer vehicles (cold chain) services to the vaccine sector to ensure seamless transport of shipment.
• As part of the DPDHL Group can access a larger international network with components like Cross Border capabilities.
• Has capability to handle various temperature requirements- Frozen: -80◦C to -20◦C | Deep Chilled: 2◦C to 8◦C | Ambient: 15 ◦C to 25 ◦C
Mumbai, 6th October 2020: Blue Dart, India’s leading express logistics service provider and part of the Deutsche Post DHL Group (DPDHL) with its commitment to help improve the supply chain and ensure timely medical provisions is ramping up its infrastructure with its pre-existing specialised Temperature Controlled Logistics (TCL) to combat the pandemic. Blue Dart will further offer complete Supply Chain Solution for the Life Sciences and Clinical Trials Sector and reefer vehicles (cold chain) services to the vaccine sector to ensure seamless transport of shipments.
As the development of the COVID-19 vaccine leapfrogs across development phases, stringent temperature requirements (up to - 80°C) will be a critical factor for its transportation and warehousing at every stage. An efficient and specialized logistics network will be a prerequisite, to ensure safe and rapid delivery of billions of Covid-19 vaccine doses for mass immunization, and other temperature sensitive pharma products on a national & global scale.
Blue Dart has successfully tailored its existing Temperature Controlled Logistics solution to transport critical shipments such as vaccines, medical samples and more. The TCL teams work with three industry specific segments: Clinical Research Organization (CRO), Vaccine/Testing Kit manufactures and Active Pharma Ingredient for swift and safe delivery of shipments. As per research on Blue Dart’s consumer feedback, conducted through Net Promoter Approach methodology, Blue Dart successfully scored a Net Promoter Score(NPS) of 100% for its TCL solutions, even higher than its other services which has an enviable NPS of 99.6%.
Mr. Ketan Kulkarni CMO & Head – Business Development, Blue Dart, said “The right partnerships are vital to secure critical medical supplies during health emergencies. We are actively working with various pharmaceutical organizations that are conducting clinical trials to produce a Covid-19 vaccine in India in their pre and post production journey. As a part of the DPDHL Group, Blue Dart has the knowhow of the internal best practices in the life sciences and healthcare logistics business and is a part of a large global logistics network which allows us to use each of our sister Business Unit’s strength in providing the best solution to our customer.”
He further added, “A number of factors such as warehousing, packaging and transportation, regional distribution competence, consistent temperature management, requirement of special equipment and availability of trained personnel to handle the temperature-sensitive vaccines will come into play once the vaccine is developed. With an agile response team overseeing the upscaling of our current capabilities, strong fleet of dedicated Boeing 757 aircrafts and robust infrastructure for our Temperature Controlled Logistics solutions, we are capable and prepared to meet any immediate large-scale demand.”
A look into our process flow-chart for Temperature Controlled Logistics
Blue Dart has continuously worked with the medical equipment and pharmaceuticals sector to maintain the supply chain and deliver critical shipment and essential supplies including Covid vaccine samples, temperature-controlled movement of COVID-19 testing kits, ventilators, PPE, testing kits, reagents, enzymes, respirators, surgical masks, goggles and gloves amongst other critical material. The company’s six Boeing 757 freighters ensure the ease in ramping up operations swiftly to handle large scale shipments.
As an express logistics service provider for the country, Blue Dart caters to over 35,000 locations. This ensures that operations in every state across India are covered through its network. With its access to a global shipping network, data driven transparency and insights, local knowledge and access and resilience in the face of a crisis, Blue Dart is armed to be the preferred partner of large and medium scale pharmaceutical and research companies.
About Blue Dart:
Blue Dart, South Asia's premier express air and integrated transportation & distribution company, offers secure and reliable delivery of consignments to over 35,000 locations in India. As part of Deutsche Post DHL Group’s DHL eCommerce Solutions division, Blue Dart accesses the largest and most comprehensive express and logistics network worldwide, covering over 220 countries and territories, and offers an entire spectrum of distribution services including air express, freight forwarding, supply chain solutions, customs clearance etc.
The Blue Dart team drives market leadership through its motivated people, dedicated air and ground capacity, cutting-edge technology, wide range of innovative, vertical specific products and value-added services to deliver unmatched standards of service quality to its customers. Blue Dart's market leadership is further validated by its position as the nation’s most innovative and awarded express logistics company for exhibiting reliability, superior brand experience and sustainability which include recognition as one of ‘India's Best Companies to Work For’ by The Great Place to Work®️ Institute, India, ranked amongst ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’ by The Great Place to Work®️ Institute, Asia, voted a ‘Superbrand’ and ‘Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brand’, listed as one of Fortune 500’s ‘India's Largest Corporations’ and Forbes ‘India's Super 50 Companies’ to name a few.
Under the DHL group motto of “Connecting People, Improving Lives”, Blue Dart focuses its corporate responsibility under three pillars - GoTeach (Championing education), GoGreen (Protecting the environment) and GoHelp (Structured engagement with communities & Disaster management response).