Industries & Use Cases

At Point Wherever Sensitive Goods Are at Risk

Industries & Use Cases

At Point Wherever Sensitive Goods Are at Risk

We understand Supply Chain over a Variety of Industries

From Healthcare to Perishable Foods – at Modum we tackle the supply chain challenges of our customers over a variety of industries. 

 

Although each industry has its own traits, we believe that the supply chain for sensitive goods has common denominators. By identifying cross-industry patterns, we can apply appropriate best practice methods to solve seemingly industry specific problems. 

Industries

Pharmaceuticals

As temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products travel to the patient, external conditions, specifically temperatures, can reduce their efficacy and quality. Temperature-controlled packaging can maintain the desired temperature ranges. However, in order to fulfil Good Distribution Practice (GDP), World Health Organization (WHO) standards and other regulatory requirements, a monitoring solution is required. 

Our precision monitoring solutions are developed according to pharma standards (GAMP5) and follow GxP requirements.  

Our solutions allow for customized measurement profiles. With the inclusion of product stability criteria and article-level monitoring, we will take the next step in pharmaceutical condition monitoring. 

 

Medical Devices

Medical devices, which range from diagnostic instruments to implants, are subject to regulatory requirements to ensure quality from production to the end user. In the EU, the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) states that quality control is required on a single unit level. During a shipment, medical devices are particularly prone to damage from shock and tilt due to incorrect handling or insufficient protective packaging. 

Based on your needs, we can adapt our monitoring solutions to be able to detect shock, tilt, freefall or other acceleration related events and easily link it to our cloud-based dashboard. Also, our solution is ideal to monitor the quality of goods for closed-loop shipments, for example with hospitals shipping and returning bone cement to be placed back on the market. 

Perishable Foods and Beverages

According to a UN study, approximately a third of the food produced for human consumption, amounting to around 1.3b tons, is wasted due to supply chain issues, in particular deviations from the required environmental conditions during transit. In addition, functional food, which is often categorized neither as a drug nor a dietary supplement, can be subject to unique quality control and reporting requirements. 

We have both temperature and humidity sensing capabilities and our seamless monitoring approach supports you in keeping your cold chain under control until the produce reaches its destination. In addition, our user friendly and simple mobile app as well as our compact and robust data loggers are ideal for the use in home delivery services. 

Construction Material

In construction, malleable materials, such as thermoset polymer foams, are often used due to their unique ability to change their physical properties depending on temperature, light or pressure. These products are often used for sealing or insulation purposes. This requires controlling and monitoring the environmental conditions during transport in order to ensure that the physical properties remain within the quality limits determined by the product’s intended use.

Our flexible monitoring solutions allow you to measure the conditions of each individual reactive chemical component separately with its own condition profile, link digitally to a single shipment ID, as well as provide alarm settings on component level, thus greatly reducing the manual management overhead. 

Additional Industries

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Arts and Valuables

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Electronics

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Cosmetics

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Oil & Gas

Supply Chain Applications

Primary Distribution

Shipping in bulk from production sites to regional distribution hubs typically involves a variety of transportation means, mainly air freight but with a growing trend also sea freight, and this comes with its own challenges. On the one hand, distributing high value shipments in bulk needs to be protected, and on the other hand, longer shipment durations usually involve multiple 3rd parties and areas with little control over environmental conditions, for example foreign airports or harbors.

We offer solutions that can transfer data autonomously at defined intervals (“real-time”) for transport segments with higher risk and less control as well as stationary gateways for low risk distribution points, where data is autonomously read out from devices in its vicinity. This risk-based approach allows you to meet monitoring requirements while keeping costs at a minimum. To ensure interoperability, we have several interface options to connect with your logistic service providers or integrate into control tower applications. 

Last Mile

Currently somewhat of a blind-spot, regulatory scrutiny is increasingly focusing on monitoring quality during transport in the final stages of goods distribution, also referred to as the “Last Mile”. Coping with delivery density, ad-hoc changes in routing, unpredictability during transit, diversity of consumer needs and cost sensitivity as well as varying carrier capabilities to control transport quality are just some of the challenges which need to be addressed. 

Our award-winning and first temperature monitoring solution MODsense One was designed with digitalizing the Last Mile in mind, providing a simple way of keeping goods safe while still being cost effective. It can be used stand-alone or integrated into a carrier’s processes. Scalable, robust and easy to use, MODsense One is the ideal way to prevent damaged goods crossing your customer’s doorstep. 

Clinical Trials

Over the last few years, clinical trials have reached a global level, where kits are sent over large distances until they reach the participating patients. As clinical trials are both costly and time-sensitive, monitoring and ensuring the quality of the transported goods on a kit level is crucial. Especially with the growing trend of having patients administer treatments independently at home, patients now need to be involved in conducting quality checks prior to consumption. 

Our data loggers are robust and compact enough to fit into most kits, generating ongoing measurement data which, in comparison with pure indicators, provide valuable insights for root-cause analysis. Our solution is designed to be used by consumers, so ongoing quality checks can be performed at the patient’s home during the treatment with quality managers having instant access to the same information remotely. 

Personalized medicine

The personalized medicine market size is expected to double in the next 5 years reaching USD 3.2 trillion in 2025. Its impact on manufacturing processes and logistics is huge – companies will need to shift from large to small batch production, the high value of individual treatments will drive the need for more visibility over the entire supply chain, goods sensitivity to environmental conditions will increase, retrieving bio samples from patients will add a new stage to the logistics process and time-to-patient will need to decrease significantly.

Irrespective of what IoT sensing devices are used in the different distribution stages, the measurement data and related deviation events are managed centrally on an article-level to create a consistent trail from finished goods to the patient. With relevant events being documented on the blockchain, such as quality releases, deviations or custodian handovers, we create a trusted layer for information sharing to enable process automation with Smart Contracts, hence reducing time-to-patient to a minimum. 

Additional Supply Chain Applications

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Anti-Counterfeit

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Provenance

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Closed-Loop

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Intra-Logistics

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