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Quality within the community

The life science companies understand the complexities of distribution and logistics of life science products to and from Puerto Rico. The recently launched Puerto Rico Life Science Air Cargo Community informs and (if necessary) trains logistics companies to ensure the highest standards of quality, safety, and security in distribution on par with international standards.

For richer insights into how you can ensure quality within your supply chain, become a member below.

How do you build a robust supply chain?

The short answer is to build a strong relationship with your customers and suppliers and try to understand their needs and challenges.

If you want to ensure good logistics, one should ensure that members of their logistics network are 100% compliant in terms of safety, quality, and regulations. 

Ideally, you also want to agree that they are future-ready and able to handle any customer demand in the long term.

The way to do this is to communicate.

Having a Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Having a BCP enables an organization to continue to perform critical business functions, even in the case of disruptions such as hurricanes or the COVID pandemic. 

Creating a BCP involves gathering a team, studying all major risks and key tasks, then choosing recovery activities. Write the plan as a set of lists and guidelines that may address risks such as hurricanes, electricity fallout, floods, pandemics, or data breaches.

You need clear guidelines to know what to do in each situation: what are the triggers for deciding you are in a crisis and that you need to stop with your regular work.

End-to-end visibility

End-to-end supply chain visibility is about transparency at all stages of the supply chain. From procurement to goods picking, through trucking and airport handling to delivery of finished goods to customers.

This transparency is made possible by carefully monitoring each step of the process, capturing all related data, and organizing it in a centralized data management space where it can be reviewed, analyzed, and, in time, mined for actionable insights that improve business processes, financial planning, and strategic decision-making.

What our members say

“Puerto Rico benefits a lot from the Puerto Rico Life Science Air Cargo Community. The IATA CEIV certification initiative by the Puerto Rico Life Science Air Cargo Community ensures that every step in the air logistics chain is audited, verified, and monitored in good and uniform way.”

Ivan Lugo, Executive Director, Industry University Research Center (INDUNIV).

“Being a part of the Puerto Rico Air Cargo Community has been a captivating experience. The community strengthens collaboration among industry leaders, elevating Puerto Rico’s air freight hub to new heights.”

Kurt Schosinsky, CEO, Viems Consulting & Advisor, Aerostar.

“Timely and efficient airfreight is crucial for industry operations. This community has already surpassed our expectations. It’s an invaluable network and we are proud to be a part of it’s success story.”

Jonas Van Stekelenburg, Adviser, Department of Economic Development and Commerce (DEDC)