Switzerland Postal Service and Modum Blockchain Startup Partner to Monitor Shipment Temperatures
The national postal service of Switzerland, Swizz Post, has started a cooperation with a blockchain company called Modum. This new partnership will help the company in order to create a temperature monitoring solution that will be used in shipments, as revealed by the logistics news site Die Post this week.
Die Post affirmed that Swiss Post will get the aid of the blockchain technology service Modum, which also deals with the Internet of Things (IoT) technology. The smart service created by the two companies will be called ThermoCare and it will be used to monitor the temperature of packages delivered by Swiss Post.
This will also enable the goods to be properly tracked over their travel route, as well as to be analyzed. The solution is being created in order to optimize the transport of pharmaceutical goods, mostly. However, not only meds will be transported, as the solution will also be very useful for the food industry.
ThermoCare will use Modum’s technology for thermo-monitoring in order to make sure that the goods are always kept within the temperature that they need to be. They will have a proper temperature control as well as a log which will record all the changes in the temperature in real time.
All the data will be accessible at all times using the system created by the company. Also, the information can be accessed by third-parties using their cellphones or similar technology to scanning the package. This way, you do not need to remove the goods from the box in order to track its temperature and integrity.
This way, you can notice any kind of temperature deviation right away and this will allow you to determine which location or organization has the responsibility for any problem during the quality management of the product, too, which will make them accountable.
The partnership is expected to eventually become a large effort of cooperation between these two companies, as noted by Die Post.
As reported before, Swiss Post will get together with some state-owned telecoms from the company in order to provide the country with a 100% blockchain infrastructure, something that will happen soon. This new kind of infrastructure will be created as a permissioned blockchain which will be operated by two entities that will secure all the data in the country.
Using the blockchain for shipments is getting common now. Last year, the logistics giant Maersk got together with the tech company IBM in order to launch a global shipping solution that is going to create immutable records for supply chains. The product was called TradeLens and it merges the blockchain with the Internet of Things technology.