18 Nov

Know the differentials in Health Logistics: Medicines, Cosmetics and Food


Health Logistics is increasingly important within the Supply strategy. Being ahead of this process is a great challenge, as it requires meeting a high standard of requirements that goes beyond what is required for logistics in retail or e-commerce, for example.


THE brclog attentive to these needs, it sought through investments in technology, infrastructure and a specialized team to position itself as a differentiated solution for this segment.



What is Health Logistics and why is it different?


Health Logistics basically refers to a set of operations aimed at the rational acquisition of clinical supplies, taking into account the establishment's stock, the movement of items, storage conditions, purchase management and flow management. information at all stages of the process, in order to ensure traceability by batch, control of expirations and handling, in compliance with the requirements of regulatory bodies.


It is also necessary, storage facilities that are adequate and that can comply with the stipulated sanitary regulations, such as refrigerated environments and cleaning with certain products.


THE brclog it is a reference in the Health Logistics service, as it provides assistance and security, in addition to being committed to reducing errors when organizing, administering and managing inputs. For this, it has a robust WMS system, which manages the entire logistics chain and allows the traceability of the goods from entry to the CD until delivery.


Another differential of brclog it is the physical structure that was set up to serve customers with air-conditioned rooms, refrigeration equipment for the conditioning of thermolabile substances, as well as temperature and humidity monitoring.


Get to know the other characteristics of Health Logistics services by clicking on here.



What are the main products transported?


In view of the requirements of regulatory bodies, the brclog performs the transport of medicines in appropriate vehicles, suitable for temperature control and within Anvisa standards, subjecting them to strict hygiene control.


Like medications, supplementary foods (diets) are packaged following strict controls for handling, accommodation and dispensing the hospital environment.


Drinks such as juices, soft drinks and milk can be transported in trucks with a kind of steel tank (when there is only liquid), or in their respective packaging, after being handled at the factory.



Particularities of the transport of medicines, cosmetics and food


As we have already mentioned, these types of products are known for their specific characteristics such as sensitivity to variations in lighting, humidity and temperature, therefore, the logistical processes involving such goods also need to meet certain requirements.


This is exactly what happens with the transport, for example, of a distributor that takes medicines and must have the Certificate of Regularity of the Regional Pharmacy Council, required by Anvisa.


In addition, it is necessary to have a pharmacist in the team of collaborators, as this professional will be responsible for identifying the needs of the product, preventing it from having contact with other items, which may be toxic or radioactive and ensuring proper packaging inside the vehicle, as well as hygiene and cleanliness of the environment.


When a load of medication is received, it is also essential to follow up with a trained professional, and in case of any non-compliance, a return must be requested.


THE brclog is committed to meeting all requirements to carry out logistical activities, has a responsible Pharmaceutical technician on its team, dedicated to monitoring to comply with all regulations and preparing the POPs necessary for the logistical project.


There are also specifications for the transport of cosmetics, in addition to proper certifications, the company needs to adapt the products in firm boxes. It may seem obvious, but it is a point that can cause problems on the way. Another point that must be emphasized is the importance of proper packaging inside the vehicle, heavy products below and light and more fragile ones above. Although they are simple recommendations, they are attitudes that can avoid losses during transport.


The various requirements are also part of food transport, including, there are two Anvisa rules that address details about hygiene practices and handling to avoid contamination, among other aspects.

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