IATA WCS: Nallian launches Global Pharma Tracker

posted on 11th March 2019 by Justin Burns

Data sharing specialist Nallian will be launching its Global Pharma Tracker Early Adopter Program at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Singapore this week.

The Global Pharma Tracker is the world’s first data sharing platform for end-to-end tracking and monitoring of temperature-controlled pharma shipments.

It has been launched following a successful proof of concept and pilot phase, in collaboration with Pharma.Aero and their pharma shippers, handlers, airport authorities, forwarders and carriers (Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, MSD, Brussels Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Mumbai Airport, Brussels Airport, Changi Airport, DHL Global Forwarding)

The Global Pharma Tracker Platform is now made available to pharmaceutical companies who are keen to gain full control of their pharma shipments and set the standard for global pharma visibility.

Nallian said it provides unparalleled levels of transparency and visibility, it empowers pharma actors to efficiently detect, act upon and ultimately prevent costly temperature excursions – currently causing billions worth of product loss every year.

The data sharing company said global pharma air cargo supply chain involves many partners: shippers, carriers, ground handlers, forwarders, cold chain service providers and airport authorities. In this fragmented supply chain, detecting excursions and defining why and where they happened is today a complex, time-consuming and manual process.

The Global Pharma Tracker Platform integrates logistics, temperature and quality data from this fragmented supply chain into a single, real-time view. This gives all stakeholders access to an enhanced data stream, providing valuable insights into their cargo flows and end-to-end visibility across the network.

Nallian chief executive officer, Jean Verheyen said: ‘We are excited to bring the benefits of our open data sharing platform to the pharmaceutical industry.

“Proven to generate transparency and efficiency across local cargo communities, expanding these to a global network such as the pharma supply chain is a logical next step in our ambition to bring the benefits of digitization and collaboration to the air cargo industry.

“Users of the Global Pharma Tracker will leverage the benefits manifold: internally, within their local community, across validated pharma corridors and ultimately across the global network. With a cost of 35 billion USD caused by temperature excursions, we trust the Global Pharma Tracker represents a major opportunity for the industry.”

Nallian will present the Global Pharma Tracker platform and share details of the Early Adopter Program at the IATA World Cargo Symposium in Singapore, which takes place from 12-14 March. It will hold a session on Tuesday (12 March) at the Marina Bay Sands – Level 3, Begonia Main 3003 from 16:30h – 17:30h (local times).