UPS Healthcare Upgrades Prioritized Shipping
July 14, 2022
Healthcare has made a market expansion and the next generation in the
UPS Premier product line. The UPS Premier service portfolio provides
three-level flexibility to meet healthcare customers' unique needs.
UPS Premier monitors packages at all times, creating visibility and
prioritization for each shipment. In addition, sensor technology enables
real-time recovery of UPS Premier shipments if they encounter network
delays, temperature deviations, or other issues.
UPS® Premier Silver and Gold are now available in major markets around
the world. UPS® Premier Platinum adds the ability to monitor
temperature, light and humidity while tracking shipments in and out of
the UPS network. UPS Premier Platinum will be available this fall.
“The expansion and enhancement of UPS Premier supports the complex needs
of our laboratory, medical and pharmaceutical customers around the
world,” said EVP and President International, Healthcare and Supply
Chain Solutions Kate Gutmann. “Whether efficiently moving healthcare
products between countries, maintaining negative 80-degree temperatures
or locating life-saving shipments with precision, UPS Premier provides
industry-leading visibility, control, reliability and recovery.”
specialized service connects major global trade lanes and is now
expanding geographically. These new offerings provide customers even
more benefits, including efficient customs brokerage, environmental
monitoring, and visibility to meet the challenges of global healthcare
"Visibility and traceability are essential to prioritizing the
life-saving medications our customers ship and their customers need,"
said UPS Healthcare President Wes Wheeler. "The difference between life
and death for patients often hinges on the ability to quickly ship and
precisely track, monitor and locate medications."
Innovations in biologics, specialty pharmaceuticals, and medications
genetically personalized for each patient's needs are driving
significant demand for precision logistics to support more
patient-critical, time and temperature-sensitive products.
The global market for biologic therapeutic drugs is set to increase from
$285.5 billion in 2020 to $421.8 billion by 2025. 1 UPS Healthcare has
added these new UPS Premier capabilities to support the complex needs of
this growing market.