posts tagged with Logistics

FedEx Breaks Ground on New Temperature Controlled Facility at Memphis World Hub

cold-chain.jpg FedEx Express announced today that it is beginning construction on a new state-of-the-art temperature controlled facility and heavyweight pickup and delivery operation at the FedEx Express World Hub in Memphis, TN. The 88,000 square-foot facility will interface directly with Memphis hub operations, providing greater efficiency for shipments transiting the FedEx Express network, as well as enhanced handling of customers’ cold chain shipments.

The new facility offers several unique features that will give cold chain shippers added confidence that their shipments will remain within their intended temperature range in the event of delays. Facility features include:

IATA Demonstrates Initiatives to Raise the Profile of Air Transport for Healthcare Shipments

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I had the opportunity to attend the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Time and Temperature Task Force (TTTF) meeting this October in Geneva, Switzerland. I had already participated in such a meeting in Montreal, Canada, in 2011 and knew what to expect.

EMBARQ and India's Urban Future

BMTC stat box.png India is one of the few remaining large countries of the world yet to experience the urbanisation of its population. In most regions – from the US, to Europe and Latin America – more than 75% of people live in urban areas. By contrast, only 31% of India’s people live in cities. This, however, is set to change dramatically in the coming decades. By one estimate an additional 250 million people – equivalent to 80% of current population of the United States – will call India’s cities home by 2030. The number of cities with more than 1 million people will increase from 42 today to 68.

For the cities themselves, this demographic transition means that the demands on already stressed urban transport systems will grow significantly. Other convergent trends suggest an even greater increase in urban travel demand than urbanisation alone would predict. Rising incomes mean that the number of leisure and recreational trips per capita will increase. Additionally, the increasing involvement of women in the formal workforce will further increase urban travel.

The Impact of FedEx on the Healthcare and Life Sciences Industries

...the very nature of the products themselves is changing, including complex medical devices, customized medicine based on a person’s own physiology, and drugs that use more sophisticated molecules. The very nature of medicine is evolving; therefore the regulatory environment is becoming more stringent due to concerns about the efficacy and durability of these commodities. Temperature requirements are becoming tighter, and, while this is relatively easy to manage for inventory at rest, it is exponentially more complex to manage for inventory that is in motion—traversing entire oceans and continents...

FedEx Supply Chain and integrated logistics solutions

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At its core, “supply chain management” is the process of providing companies with smarter, faster, more efficient ways of getting the right product to the right customer at the right time and at the right price. In a nutshell, that’s our goal.

FedEx SupplyChain is the subsidiary of FedEx Corporation that develops and delivers comprehensive, integrated logistics solutions for our customers. Our broad range of outsourced services includes global inventory stocking and distribution for customers with time-critical parts and high value inventory, transportation management and cold-chain solutions. We serve...