When working in the medical distribution industry, one faces many roadblocks when it comes to temperature-sensitive items, which can be either detrimental to one’s health or ineffective in mishandling. The deployed Field workers may mishandle temperature-sensitive medicines during loading, unloading, or transfer between storage areas. Rough handling or improper stacking of packages can cause physical damage and compromise the integrity of the product.
What are some precautions that can be taken into place? How can we ensure that the retailer will get a good product?
Our job at Comstar USA is to provide the necessary tools to facilitate your medical distribution company’s needs and channel the correct systems into place. To save cold-temperature medicines and ensure product integrity, a medical distributor can leverage the Odoo ERP system, specifically utilizing the field service model, as it will track the movement of cold-temperature medicines. Your company can assign field service technicians responsible for delivering the medicines to retailers or healthcare facilities. Here’s a step-by-step approach:
Temperature Monitoring Module: Implement a temperature monitoring system throughout the distribution process, such as during storage, transportation, and handling; such as using temperature sensors, data loggers, or IoT devices to track and record the temperature of the medicines at various stages, such as during storage, transportation, and delivery. Integrate the temperature monitoring system with the Odoo ERP platform. This integration allows real-time sensor data to be captured and stored within the ERP system.
Field Service Module on Mobile: Equip the field service technicians with a mobile application integrated with the Odoo ERP system. The application should provide real-time access to relevant information, such as delivery schedules, customer details and temperature data.
Temperature Alerts and Notifications: Configure the system to generate alerts and notifications whenever temperature thresholds are breached. By doing this, immediate action can be taken to rectify any temperature deviations and prevent product compromise.
Track and Trace Module: Implement a whole track and trace system within Odoo ERP to enable end-to-end visibility of the product’s journey. The module will allow you to trace the movement of specific batches of medicines and provide accurate information to retailers about the handling and storage conditions.
Report Module: Leverage the reporting capabilities of Odoo ERP to generate temperature reports, compliance reports, and other relevant metrics. Provide these reports to retailers as evidence of your adherence to cold-chain requirements.
By implementing these measures with the help of Odoo ERP, you can assure retailers that their cold-temperature medicines have been handled, transported, and stored in compliance with the necessary protocols, thereby minimizing the risk of compromised products. We at Comstar USA understand the needs and requirements of your business and will map out the processes for a seamless distribution.