QuickSTAT Opens Additional VIP Packaging Conditioning Facilities In Singapore and Australia
As part of a global expansion plan, QuickSTAT has opened four new locations that will provide a market leading, Just In Time (JIT) solution to improve turn around times of phase change shippers and other Vacuum Insulated Packaging (VIP) Systems.
The program will help to ensure the viability of high-risk shipments to geographical and logistically challenging countries, in order to minimise the risk of a shipment temperature excursion.
The new conditioning facilities are located in Singapore, Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney. These new temperature controlled facilities are in addition to QuickSTAT’s conditioning facility in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which was commissioned as a result of a partnership between Almac and QuickSTAT.
QuickSTAT will provide conditioning and same day dispatch for each customer’s shipment. The units will be conditioned under the manufacturer’s strict standard operating procedures for the specific temperature ranges required: +2° to +8° C, +15° to +25° C and -25° to-15° C. Units will be transported in an expedited manner, reducing turn around time and accelerating delivery to most locations worldwide by at least 24 hours from previous industry methods.
Each facility was designed, mapped and qualified according to EU GDP guidelines, and are strategically located close to each country’s major international airports, in order to achieve expedited transit and delivery.
The Inventory Management System, developed by QuickSTAT’s in-house IT team, has the ability to track VIP shippers in transit, monitors the actual time the package is valid from pack out time, and calculates time from pack out to expiration, based on the packaging validation specifications. It also includes a managed inventory, inclusive of returns, therefore providing efficient use of return shippers, which is an environmentally friendly solution.