A strategy that helped ensure donated medicines and vaccines were distributed successfully through the supply chain and ended up with the intended patients.
Case StudyDigital Trust
Using blockchain to reduce illicit medicines and theft in supply chains
How product traceability and digital trust strengthened supply chain security and transformed worldwide access to healthcare.
Learn how an NGO created positive social impact using blockchain
How do you improve supply chain visibility and security, boost stakeholder trust and drive down fraud?
In 2014, two global pharmaceutical companies, working with an NGO, pledged to donate and distribute up to 1 billion units of vaccines and medical supplies to low- and middle-income countries. The programme has since provided 450 million+ units, to treat 18,000+ people.
But there were initial concerns. Much of the donated product was being diverted and sold fraudulently. There were risk control gaps, uncertainty over stock and storage, and inconsistencies in traceability and utilization. All parties knew security and trust had to be improved.
Facilitating secure blockchain technology that helps ensure medicines get where they need to go and benefit patients
We joined the project and helped improve the overall management system and on-the-ground oversight of the distribution of donated medicines. In partnership with Trace Labs, we launched AidTrust, a powerful data management hub.
It combines our supply chain risk and management system controls with Trace Labs’ OriginTrail Decentralized Knowledge Graph (DKG), a way to organize knowledge assets using blockchain. This winning combination enabled visibility of inventory and stock as it flowed through the supply chain, and ensured donated medicines were actually utilized by intended patients.
AidTrust protects integrity, security and privacy of transportation, inventory, and patient data, enabling proactive decisions and real-time response.
Ensuring security and trust throughout the supply chain
BSI's longstanding supply chain expertise, and our effectiveness at integrating with and adapting to innovative solutions such as blockchain, laid the foundations for a strategy to help patients in need at the required scale.
Strengthening your supply chain with digital trust
Discover how BSI combined technology and processes to minimize fraud, ensuring that vital medicine was delivered to those most in need.