Positioning for the Last Mile of the COVID-19 Vaccine

by | Feb 4, 2022 | Blog, Industry Insights

Positioning for the last mile of the COVID-19 vaccine

PFIZER and BIONTECH have recently announced that the COVID-19 vaccine has 90% effectiveness. Now the question on almost everyone’s mind is – how will this vaccine get to us? With almost every corner of the world in dire need of the vaccine, delivering it will be a daunting task.

Due to the delicate transportation nature of the vaccines and the urgency of its application, the use of advanced technology is one way that will ensure the swift, efficient, and safe delivery of the vaccine.

The logistics industry is a critical component in the final mile delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine. Discussions are underway on the best way to deliver the much-awaited vaccine that will breathe life back into the world.

Without a doubt, global economies will have a boost once the coronavirus vaccine gets around the world. Depending on the vaccine’s geographic distribution, it’s only a matter of time before there’s a turn around in the negative curve of the global economy experienced this year.

Use of Advanced Dispatch Technology

With the advanced technology developed, firms entering the market will need to keep up to beat their competitors. Newly developed rapid dispatch technologies have proven to be one of the best source systems with the market that may impact the whole world through the transport of the new COVID-19 vaccine.

Before prioritizing any firm to handle such a serious task, it is critical to understand how the dispatch technology works and the critical features that make it more efficient and effective than other transport systems in the current market. These features are a game-changer to the transport sector, and they may be the foundation of future systems.

There are a few firms at the moment that are promising to make efficient and fast deliveries of the COVID-19 vaccine. Some advanced features that will be a game-changer in the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine include:

Route Sequencing Optimization

Firms will need to have developed a high sequencing optimization engine capable of providing the best routes to getting any product to the consumer by bypassing a lot of obstacles along the way. The engine has top-of-the-art computing elements that analyze consumer preferences, proximity to the location, traffic, consumer urgency, distance, and many other vital tasks.

Auto Routing and Suggestion Features

What more efficient way to get the vaccine to you than finding the best route to the consumer? The system automatically determines the fastest route and process based on the orders from the consumer. This then scans through the current dispatched vehicles and the delivery personnel to get the products with limited time wastage and resources.

Precise Photo and Signature Photo

This system is as simple as using the app on your phone. Getting information should be as fast as the delivery so that the dispatch personnel can move towards delivery to other locations. Other features would include having some form of ETA alerts and well-reporting programs to provide precise data on the deliveries’ progress and how the systems can be made more efficient.

Final Thoughts

As the logistics business becomes highly competitive and extremely dynamic, logistics and supply firms need to stay on top of their game. Competitors will continue to rise, and businesses will seek reliable suppliers that would have to prove they have the capabilities of getting the orders in time. The last mile delivery concept isn’t without its challenges, but it’s one of the more favorable options in the efficient delivery of the vaccine.

The Elite EXTRA difference is the solution that your firm needs to acquire a strategic position in the delivery of the COVID-19 vaccine. Contact us today and be a partner with us in the success of this delicate mission.

Colton Ward

Colton Ward


Colton Ward is our Strategic Marketing Coordinator at Elite EXTRA. Unofficially, he also likes to call himself the company's "Marketing Video Producer" so he can claim the title: "MVP". On a typical work day, you can find him coordinating product and brand marketing efforts, working on Elite EXTRA's next video, or building out the company's website. When not at work, he enjoys boating and skiing his way around Wisconsin's beautiful lakes!

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