UPS eyes precision logistics for health-care push


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UPS eyes precision logistics for health-care push - Atlanta Business Chronicle

UPS is banking on "precision logistics" to be a major component of its health-care push.

The Wall Street Journal reports United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) will debut "early next year" its real-time tracking service of medical packages that uses a combination of high-powered sensors that interact with Bluetooth, cellular and Wi-Fi technologies, and data analytics.

The precision logistics service, dubbed UPS Premier, aims to improve the increasingly complex health-care supply chain that often involves temperature and time-senstive items. Among the technology's uses is to make it so personalized medicines, such as DNA and gene therapies, investigative drugs, laboratory specimens and implantable medical devices, can be quickly identified and rerouted, if need be.