International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Management | India | Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018

A Study on Problems Faced by Freight Forwarders with Reference to Yashimarine Logistics

R. Ravimohan

Abstract: Cold chains are common in the food and pharmaceutical industries and also in some chemical shipments. One common temperature range for a cold chain in pharmaceutical industries is 2 to 8 C. but the specific temperature (and time at temperature) tolerances depend on the actual product being shipped. Unique to fresh produce cargoes, the cold chain requires to additionally maintain product specific environment parameters which include air quality levels (carbon dioxide, oxygen, humidity and others), which makes this the most complicated cold chain to operate. Through this study, the researcher tries to identify the key areas to be enhanced to improve the overall efficiency of the cold chain logistics for pharmaceutical products like vaccines. The general objective of this study is to assess the problems faced by freight forwarders in cold chain supply logistics on safety of vaccines in pharmaceutical distributors. The other objectives are to determine how storage conditions in pharmaceutical distributors influences safety of vaccines, evaluate the influence of packaging in pharmaceutical distributors on the safety of vaccines and to establish the extent to which technical capacity in pharmaceutical distributors influence safety of Vaccines. Convenience sampling method has used in the research work. Multiple choice questions have been chosen to collect the responses from 100 members involved in cold chain logistics of pharmaceutical products. The data collected has been analyzed through various statistical tools like Karl Pearsons Correlation, Chi- square test and One-way Anova test. Numerous new findings has been derived from this research has helped to provide few suggestions to improve the efficiency of the cold chain logistics for pharmaceutical products like vaccines of Yashimarine logistics.

Keywords: Freight forwarders, Cold chains, Pharmaceutical Industry, Vaccines, transportation in climate controlled vehicles, logistic challenges in transportation

Edition: Volume 7 Issue 10, October 2018,

Pages: 1317 - 1326

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