Maintaining GDP compliance whilst ensuring cost efficiency throughout the supply chain can often be challenging; selecting the right partners and solutions, and managing them effectively, is critical in order to avoid unnecessary expenditure from the planning stages right through to the last mile.
With insights from over 50 TCL industry professionals, this report will allow you to compare what your peers think about:
- Which areas of the supply chain are the least cost effective
- The most important considerations when selecting supply chain partners
- What new technologies have the potential to uncover efficiencies in supply chain management
Ahead of his participation in the Temperature Controlled Logistics Summit 2019, Pharma IQ spoke exclusively to Saddam Huq, Global QA Senior Manager, Distribution & Cold Chain, GSK Vaccines about temperature excursions on a global scale and managing the risks associated with different regions, freight types and the challenges of data management.
The future of the pharma logistics sector will be characterised by solutions that are software driven rather than hardware driven. In this article, with insights from Amy Shortman, Founder and CEO of ASC Associates Ltd we will explore how the latest technologies will affect the sector, including:
• How new technologies will bridge communication between all parties and stakeholders in the supply chain
• What real time and predictive software systems mean for temperature excursion management
• How IoT and blockchain will shape a touchless, wireless, and secure logistics operation offering an ‘immutable level of traceability’ for products
The last mile presents unique challenges for maintaining drug quality and integrity, both in terms of inaccurate planning and a lack of integration between internal systems. In this article, with insights from Henry Moran Chief Operating Officer, ASC Associates Ltd, we explore:
- Who is responsible for the last mile?
- How can you mitigate the two most common causes of disruption in the last mile?
- How will Internet of Things (IoT) shake things up in the last mile?
The key steps that need to be taken to build a successful temperature controlled supply chain in emerging pharmaceutical regions are in some cases vastly different to those faced in developed markets. This eBook will take you through the considerations that should be made when planning your supply chain, with a particular focus on Russia. The areas we have chosen to focus on are connectivity, regulations, demand planning, cost efficiency and flexibility.
Approximately one-third of the medicines manufactured in Europe and the United States are now being tested and labeled for storage at controlled room temperature (CRT), mostly in the range of 15°C to 25°C and the proportion is increasing.
Pharma IQ sat down with Steve Winyard, Portfolio Strategy Manager Life Sciences at Inmark to discuss best practices for CRT transportation, an area which is facing increasing global regulatory scrutiny.
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