Wednesday 28th Sep 2016 - Logistics Manager

Blood delivery service picks Calidus

NHS Blood and Transplant has implemented Calidus TMS transport management software from OBS Logistics.

The service involves collecting blood from more than 3,000 donation venues in England and North Wales. Blood is tested, processed, stored and delivered, to NHSBT’s 15 stock holding units for shipment to every NHS Trust in England and North Wales.

NHSBT has a fleet of 220 vehicles. Collections and deliveries must always be made at the right time and to the right place.

“We are implementing a transport management system that will make sure our transport network, supporting what is a complex logistical supply chain operation, is as effective and efficient as possible,” said Paul Taylor of NHSBT Logistics.

The complete solution brought together Calidus TMS and Calidus ePOD (deployed on rugged Android devices) from OBS Logistics for load planning and delivery capture, with TomTom Webfleet and Telematics and DPS Logix for transport resource optimisation.