The robots are coming. Well, maybe. We’ll know soon
For a technology-forward company like Airspace Technologies, the opportunity to use drones in logistics is very exciting – and thanks to the work of some savvy startups, the technology could be ready fairly soon. However, much like self-driving vehicles, we will first need to settle the regulatory and insurance parts.
Transporting medical shipments such as organs, tissues, and blood is a time sensitive process with no room for error. Based on a study by the Cardiothoracic Research Unit at Rayne Institute - St. Thomas Hospital in London, UK; 27% of hearts that are donated become damaged during the transportation and storage process.
Having the ability to track time-critical shipment is a necessary asset for most companies. Knowing where you aviation part is while your plane is grounded or having the ability to staff lab technicians to accurately meet specimen shipments being delivered to the hospital is an easy way to reduce operational costs and better schedule daily tasks. Currently, there are two ways to track time time-critical shipments: 1) a traditional method using lagging indicators and 2) a tech-enabled method using leading indicators.