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Building trust and transparency for secure vaccine cold chain transfers
Existing COVID-19 vaccine supply chain processes are fragmented, making it difficult to capture and collate the data generated at every touchpoint while ensuring product authenticity and continuity of cold chain. Without aggregated data, it becomes difficult to get visibility into assets and conditions throughout the value chain, leading to the following challenges:
Built on SAP cloud platform and powered by IoT and blockchain, TCS’ Vaccine Cold Chain Distribution helps transfer the vaccine from manufacturers to providers securely, with real-time tracking and temperature monitoring. The vaccine receivers and/or administrators can check and confirm the shipment health before opening the secure box, ensuring cold chain throughout.
The solution offers three features:
The transactions performed on the secure box throughout the supply chain are visible thanks to blockchain. The temperature of the secure box is monitored during its subsequent distribution for any violation. Vaccine providers can use smart contract mechanism to assess temperature violations.
TCS’ Vaccine Cold Chain Distribution leverages advanced IoT and blockchain to ensure intelligent and effective cold chain monitoring. The solution provides the following business benefits:
Besides our deep expertise across digital technologies such as AI, IoT, blockchain and analytics, and contextual knowledge of cold chain management, TCS offers: