Digital supply chain infrastructure supporting vaccination programme


This digital infrastructure supports the doctors, frontline medical practitioners, logistics service providers and policy makers to make the best use of vaccine resources for the whole community of Hong Kong to get vaccinated.

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Research completion
Commercialisation opportunities
technology licensing agreement
Problem addressed

To cope with the ad hoc demand in vaccine ordering and dispensing, the e-ordering system encompasses the adoption of barcodes and other technologies to enable the real-time tracking of the vaccine delivery. A central management control system is developed to facilitate the central management in collecting the updated information on the usage of vaccines and minimising wastage as far as possible.

  • The digital infrastructure is powered by technologies such as IoT, Cloud on-demand service-based, data interoperability, eLock secured logistics, data analytics and data visualisation.
  • Vaccines delivery is secured and tracked by e-Lock technology. The logistics situation is tracked and monitored in real time. Only authorised staff can unlock the delivery truck at the destination.
  • Medical staff can refer to the system for the quantity of vaccines that need to be diluted to avoid wastage. All vaccine transactions inside the vaccination centers are also digitally logged.
Key impact
  • It is also scalable and can support community-scale operations in Hong Kong
  • It harnesses professional expertise of the logistics trade and industry for the necessary technical support for putting in place the relevant enhancement of logistics and infrastructure.
  • Tracking
  • Item and transaction logging
  • Inventory management


  • E-Lock  US16/295.187 
  • E-Lock  CN 20191022 8114.4    
  • E-Lock  HK19120630.9 
  • E-Lock  HK42020620196.0
Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM)

Logistics and Supply Chain MultiTech R&D Centre (LSCM) was founded in 2006, with funding from the Innovation and Technology Fund of The Government of the Hong Kong SAR, and is co-hosted by the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. It aims to strengthen the local logistics sector and related industries by providing a one-stop resource for applied research and technology transfer, and to reinforce cooperation between the industry and research institutes to bring about meaningful and significant impact on the industry and the community. 

LSCM serves the industry by initiating research projects, contract research, as well as providing business matching opportunities, technology transfer and intellectual property commercialisation. LSCM initiates technology and knowledge transfer to the marketplace to promote industrial digitalisation, facilitate technology advancement and strengthen Hong Kong’s position as a leading logistics and commercial hub.