Looking back at PFSCM’s first COVID-19 diagnostics shipment delivered one year ago

by | May 3, 2021

May 6, 2021- Today, one year ago (May 6, 2020) PFSCM delivered its first shipment of COVID-19 diagnostics products to Uganda. Even at the what seemed to be the peak of the COVID-19 crisis, the process went incredibly smooth.

The 5 pallets, or 1500 test kits, were shipped cold chain 2°C to 8°C by Logenix International. The importation permit was secured in just one day and the shipment was customs cleared and delivered to the National Medical Stores within just hours of arrival at the airport.

Despite worldwide lock downs, and the increased strain on supply chains, the whole transaction — from request to proof of delivery — took just 10 days. This includes issuing the quote, placing the order with the supplier, arranging export documents, collecting the goods, authorizing importation documents, airfreighting the goods, clearing it in-country, and trucking it to the warehouse.

Normally, a full-cycle delivery of diagnostic products could take several weeks, depending on stock availability, and the complexity of the order.

Since May 2020, PFSCM has delivered $5.8 million worth of six different COVID-19 diagnostics products in 10 shipments to Uganda maintaining an OTIF of 90%.

PCR plate with coronavirus RNA samples with positive patient sample