Article | January 3, 2019

5 Qualifying Questions To Evaluate Solution Providers For Temperature-Controlled Shipping

Source: Singota Solutions

By Travis Hudson, Manager of Supply Chain, Singota Solutions

Pharma Cold Chain

Life sciences companies with complex warehousing and shipping requirements have a lot of questions – particularly when their requirements include temperature-controlled shipping. For a potential solution provider, it’s not enough to simply have a refrigerated warehouse and trucks. The product may not even need refrigeration – it may need to be kept at or near room temperature.

The customer is looking for a specific solution, and will see value in a prospective vendor having a wide variety of experience in pharmaceutical logistics. Once the discussion turns to temperature-controlled shipping, how can the pharmaceutical company identify a logistics vendor with the right competency?

Here are five basic questions a pharmaceutical company can use to evaluate a vendor’s qualifications to provide a high-value solution: