YORK, United Kingdom, Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions, based in York, UK has launched an innovative new certification process, which will help increase profit and reduce operational costs within the pharmaceutical industry.
The Intelsius Qualified Partner (IQP) accreditation addresses the issues of asset management and quality, which concern some shippers regarding temperature control packaging re-use.
"While some temperature-controlled packaging solutions are developed for multi-use, the reality is that they are not always used to their full potential and are sometimes only used once," says Steve Healy, Intelsius' Global Director of Sales. "In the current marketplace, the main obstacles that have prevented the re-use of reusable temperature-controlled packaging are the cost and challenges associated with getting the packaging returned, as well as ensuring its refurbishment and performance once it has been used.
"Whilst Intelsius' ORCA range already delivers significant savings over long haul shipments due to greatly reduced volumetric weight versus payload capacity, reusing it can further reduce spend on packaging as it becomes a logistics asset rather than a consumable item. Furthermore, this also creates a more sustainable solution, allowing customers to reduce their waste output."
IQP accreditation aims to create a dedicated central operational group of IQP certified logistics specialists. Service providers will be furnished with the management tools, knowledge and robust industry recognised Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) so they can gain Intelsius Qualified Partner (IQP) certification.
Intelsius is engaging with couriers, integrators and logistics service providers who have the industry knowledge and resource to manage an inventory of ORCA shippers. End users will be able to select service providers, listed on the IQP website, safe in the knowledge that they offer a solution that gives superior thermal performance within a quality management system.
"Ultimately, IQP accreditation is reversing the traditional purchasing method, it will save customers time and money having to separately source a logistics provider and product solution and enable them to achieve peace-of-mind and multi-use shipper benefits without increasing their level of investment," Steve concludes.
For further information on Intelsius Qualified Partner accreditation visit www.intelsiusqualifiedpartner.com.
Incorporated in 1998, Intelsius is a subsidiary of DGP Life Science Ltd. Intelsius serves a wide range of organisations including government agencies, leading pharmaceutical companies, clinical researchers, major laboratories and life sciences organisations. Intelsius is the preferred response partner for human and veterinary epidemic and pandemic events in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Intelsius provides intelligent, thoroughly tested and qualified packaging systems that meet regulatory compliance standards worldwide. The company also offers solutions to ensure the integrity of customers' products and samples for better human and animal health worldwide. Intelsius has a growing global presence with headquarters in York, United Kingdom and manufacturing facilities, distribution hubs and local offices situated in North America, Europe and Asia. For more information visit www.intelsius.com.