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May 20, 2014

Exploring the Final Frontier with FedEx® Space Solutions

Meet the FedEx Space Solutions team. We’re going where no logistics company has gone before!For the first time, there are FedEx packages flying even higher than our planes can take them.

March 6, 2014

Behind the scenes access to critical shipments

What do haute couture clothes have in common with medical equipment and aircraft technology? Any guesses?On the face of it very little. However, at a closer look you’ll see that all of the above objects are critical.By critical shipments I mean high value, extremely time or temperature sensitive, or even irreplaceable objects – making it imperative that their location and temperature is known at all times. 

August 26, 2013

The Future of the Supply Chain

For most of history, the supply chain that links the world together today would have been unimaginable. The road to market is now a superhighway. It is a 24/7 operation. Global trade does not sleep. In fact, it never even pauses for a nap. Wheels on the ground, wings in the sky, keels in the water connect a largely borderless world economy.

August 6, 2013

FedEx Qualified!

Healthcare shippers, including pharmaceutical, biotechnological, medical device, equipment and diagnostics companies carefully select their transportation providers. Obviously, pricing, reputation, reliability, expertise and infrastructure have always played an important role in selection decisions.

July 9, 2013

Direct Relief…When You Need It Most

FedEx and Direct Relief (formerly Direct Relief International) have a relationship that goes back more than 20 years.  From Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, to numerous tsunamis and floods in Asia, to the earthquake in Haiti in 2010; FedEx has worked closely with Direct Relief to deliver much-needed aid to disaster-affected areas both domestically and abroad.

June 28, 2013

The Economy of Health Care: Why Breakthroughs in Medicine Create Growing Demand

How old is the oldest person you know personally?  80?  90?  100? These numbers are well within reach given today’s life expectancy.  Had I asked the same question in 1913 instead of 2013, the answers may have been more like 50 or 55.  The average life expectancy continues to rise, and with it, new trends in the global health care industry.

October 8, 2012

When Peace of Mind is Your Highest Priority

I recently had the honor of introducing our founder and CEO, Frederick W. Smith, at the FedEx HealthCare Solutions Summit in New York City. In that introduction, I talked about the innovative spirit that has powered FedEx from its inception, and how the passionate curiosity of this business icon permeates the entire culture of the company.  In the beginning he asked that age-old question “What if…?”, and the world is a better place as a result.

April 17, 2012

Cold Chain for Beginners

Cold Chain is a term used to characterize temperature-controlled storage, distribution and transportation. The term can be misleading since it does not refer to “cold” temperatures in particular. Products that are sensitive to temperature variations, whether they be perishables such as fruits and vegetables or more sophisticated drugs and medical devices, are included in the term “cold chain”. However, cold chain is often more narrowly used in reference to temperature and time-sensitive high value healthcare products.