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UPS uses the power of logistics to help safeguard your temperature-sensitive air freight shipments with an end-to-end system that delivers across the globe.
Video Tour: UPS Healthcare Facility
UPS's Director of Global Strategy, UPS Healthcare Logistics, describes the most significant global healthcare trends and discusses their implications for the healthcare supply chain. Watch the video.
UPS survey unveils healthcare supply chain trends
UPS has more than four million square feet of dedicated healthcare distribution space around the globe. See inside one of our facilities and hear from our dedicated team of healthcare logistics experts. Watch the video.
Video: UPS executive on healthcare supply chain trends
The 2011 UPS "Pain in the (Supply) Chain" survey explores top business and supply chain concerns at pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device companies worldwide. See the results.
Video: The logistics of moving temperature-sensitive meds
Listen to experts from UPS's healthcare logistics team discuss UPS's approach to maintain compliance while managing the movement of temperature-sensitive products through the supply chain.
New cold chain container solves "Hot" issue in pharma
The PharmaPort™360 Container, manufactured by Cool Containers exclusively for UPS, provides a new layer of protection to help ensure the safe transport of 2-8°C products vital to patients. Learn more.
Packaging forecast + global space
Pira forecasts $820 billion global packaging market by 2016
Feature Image 1 The global packaging market is expected to reach $820 billion by 2016, according to "The Future of Global Packaging to 2016," from Pira Intl. The report predicts the food and drinks industry will grow by almost $43 billion combined, with health care packs rising 4.5% each year to $34 billion by 2016.
Tags: » Pira   » Global   » Forecast   » Packaging line efficiency
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Beyond the cold chain: Tips for protecting CRT healthcare products
When it comes to temperature-sensitive transportation, the cold chain is only part of the picture. Increasing numbers of healthcare products need to be kept at "controlled room temperature," or CRT. CRT products also require the utmost care and protection in the supply chain. Feature Image 2
Tags: » Cold chain   » UPS  
Package design + ease of use space
'Inclusive design' approach to packaging benefits Nestlé and its customers
Feature Image 3 Inclusive design is a process that seeks to develop product design to meet the needs of more people. Nestlé is reportedly the first food and beverage company to adopt this method following its partnership with the University of Cambridge in 2009. Package design also helped the company understand the impact of arthritis in package simulations in Australia.
Tags: » Package design   » Nestl√©   » Nutraceuticals » Arthritis
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Sterile packaging maker to convert pouches in certified cleanroom
Feature Image 4 Rollprint Packaging Products Inc.'s ISO Class 8 cleanroom is expected to be operational by second quarter 2012, with pouches produced at the same facility. The 6,000 sq-ft room will be enhanced via Rollprint's vertical integration, which means that the rollstock from which the pouches are made is also produced at the same location in Addison, Ill.
Tags: » Rollprint   » Medical devices   » Cleanroom » Pouches
OEE consulting service for flow wrapping lines
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Ahold, Publix and Kroger professionals to present April 3-5 in Houston

Harriet Hentges, executive with international retailing group Ahold, will be presenting at Sustainable Packaging Symposium 2012. This year's theme "Advancing Sustainable Supply Chains with Optimized Packaging" brings together leading retailers, brand owners, packaging professionals and solution providers. Register now and save $100. SPS 2012 is April 3-5 in Houston, TX.
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