Current Challenges in Biotech Procurement


The COVID-19 pandemic wreaked havoc, disrupted supply chains, and biotech procurement operations for thousands of companies around the country. The current biotech procurement challenges being faced by Chief Procurement Officers and their teams are colossal.

Podcast | Is Mexico Violating the USMCA on Biotech Imports?

Supply Chain Brain

Trade in agricultural products between the U.S. and Mexico is massive: the U.S. ships nearly $20 billion in farm exports to Mexico each year. But that relationship could be in jeopardy


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SME backbone for biotech supply chains

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

With Covid-19 vaccine delivery highlighting the need for resilience in pharma and biotech supply chains, Karl H. Lauri, managing team member at, explains that ERP/MRP gives smaller suppliers the backbone required to take part

Over 1000 Pharma & Biotech Players Across Asia and Beyond to Gather Virtually in December

Supply Chain Brain

Phar-East 2020 returns 8-10 December 2020 to virtually host industry leaders from leading Asian biotechs, pharmaceuticals, government agencies, regulators, investors, technology innovators and more to share their expertise and chart Asia’s path forward

Is Mexico Violating the USMCA on Biotech Imports?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Trade in agricultural products between the U.S. and Mexico is massive: the U.S. ships nearly $20 billion in farm exports to Mexico each year. But that relationship could be in jeopardy

Is Mexico Violating the USMCA on Biotech Imports?

Supply Chain Brain Podcast

Trade in agricultural products between the U.S. and Mexico is massive: the U.S. ships nearly $20 billion in farm exports to Mexico each year. But that relationship could be in jeopardy

New Solutions to Support a Pharmaceutical Value Chain that is in Flux

Logistics Viewpoints

Leading pharmaceutical and biotech companies must continue to adapt to increasing global competition, regulation, and pricing pressures. Pharma & Life Sciences Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Visibility Biotech control tower Pharma track & traceIn response, the pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a major value chain transformation.

Clinical Trial Supply Europe 2016

Supply Chain Movement

This is a unique opportunity to learn from key experts from the most prestigious pharmaceutical and biotech companies: Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Bayer, Roche, Bristol Myers Squibb, Parexel, MultiPharma and many more. Register now>> Events Arena international Barcelona Bayer Biotech Bristol Myers Squibb clinical trial supply europe event Johnson & Johnson MultiPharma Parexel Roche Roundtable sessions SanofiClinical Trial Supply Europe 2016.

Temperature Maintenance of Pharmaceuticals in Distribution 2016

Supply Chain Movement

Temperature maintenance has become an issue of vital importance in the pharma and biotech world. Register now >> Events Arena international Barcelona biotech world Conference distribution event pharmaceuticals Spain temperature maintenanceTemperature Maintenance of Pharmaceuticals in Distribution 2016. Date: 2–3 March 2016. Venue: Barcelona (Spain). Organisation: Arena-International. Website URL:

Join us at Clinical Trial Supply Forum on 17 – 19 May 2022

Supply Chain Brain

Join us in Brussels 17 – 19 May as we discover how pharmaceutical and biotech companies of all sizes are protecting and optimising their processes across the supply chain, ensuring an operation that is as resilient and as effective as possible. Achieve and realise the benefits of and process excellence and patient centricity

Understanding FDA’s New Approach to Computer Software Validation


The term CSV (computer software validation) invokes nightmares and lost sleep for management at medical device, pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturers because it is such an arduous task and a huge cost to the business.

How to start investing on Biopharma stocks | Quick Guide

The Supply Chainer Report

[This is Part 1 of a series of posts about Investing in Biopharma/BioTech companies]. Biopharma and Biotech companies are not very accessible stocks to follow-up, in comparison with other huge industries which are everyday on the newspapers, such as: Consumer Goods ( Nike, Unilever, P&G ), Technology ( Facebook, Google, Oracle ) and so on. BioPharma Biotech Clinical Trials Drug development Drugs FDA finviz IR JamesClear Pipeline Stock

Coping with Surging Demand During the Rebound

The Smart Software

Other customers in critical industries like plastics, biotech, semiconductors and electronics saw demand surges starting as far back as last April. Many of our customers that saw demand dry up during the pandemic are now seeing a significant demand surge.

Vaccinating the Supply Chain with Andrew Kelley

The Logistics of Logistics

Andrew is the Chief Commercial Officer at BoxLock , a company that facilitates secure vaccine transfer for biotechs, manufacturers, labs, hospitals, and clinics. Vaccinating the Supply Chain with Andrew Kelley. Andrew Kelley and Joe Lynch discuss vaccinating the supply chain.

Enterra Solutions Cambridge Office PR

Enterra Insights

We could not be more excited to expand in a place where biotech innovation and collaboration abound,” said Stephen DeAngelis, Enterra Solutions founder and CEO. Enterra Solutions Expands to Third City in United States With New Office Next to MIT, Harvard.

Pandemic exposed pharmaceutical cold chain waste: What’s the solution?

The Supply Chain Journal

More traditional pharmaceuticals with lower price points like headache tablets are more stable when it comes to temperature exposure, but biotech products like vaccines are derived from living organisms. “If Over the past year, the supply chain ?— and more recently the pharma supply chain ?—

Rise of the Industrial Data Scientist

Logistics Viewpoints

However, the global pandemic has accelerated the industry’s desire to digitalize, especially in the pharma and biotech industries. Beyond pharma and biotech in the chemical industry, it’s common to have dedicated models for equipment and leverage a hybrid modelling approach.

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Digitizing the COVID Vaccine: India’s Got This Figured Out


and the COVAXIN shot developed by Bharat Biotech International Ltd. , India’s approval of the Bharat Biotech shot, which was developed with government-backed research groups, was met with widespread criticism from scientists because of the lack of complete data, but the government defends it).

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Hyper-Collaboration in Life Sciences Creates Supply Chain Opportunities


Partnerships will often comprise multiple players, including biotech, pharma, medical device and health tech companies, as well as academia, payers/providers and even regulators.

Poole Graduate Joydeep Ganguly believes in a “Goodness Chain” at Gilead Science


I wanted to find a way to contribute to the healthcare industry, and biotech was an obvious choice.

Welcome 2019

Supply Chain Shaman

The winners include small biotech companies and medical device companies investing in hospital manufacturing capabilities. Welcome to a new year. Congratulations. You made it through 2018. It has been a while since I penned a blog post on New Year’s predictions, but today as I sit and drink my hot chocolate, I feel the itch to write. The bears are starting to chase the bulls from the field.

DroneWaves: How close is drone delivery to a last-mile solution?

The Supply Chain Journal

BIO: Wimberley is a serial entrepreneur and startup specialist in various tech industry disciplines including fintech, biotech and drone tech, otherwise known as unmanned aviation systems. This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ DroneWaves Summit on Friday.

SCRC Partner Profile: A Textbook Transformation at Biogen-Idec

Supply Chain View from the Field

It isn’t easy to drive change in biotech companies for a number of reasons. With their external spend increasing so fast, there is great pressure on biotech companies to rethink how their sourcing structures are set up to add most value. is showing how this can happen in the biotech sector. and with international headquarters in Zug, Switzerland, Biogen Idec is the world’s oldest independent biotech and a Fortune 500 company with more than $4 billion in annual revenues.

Wabash National bets big on dry vans, increases capacity by 20%

The Supply Chain Journal

Extract, which provides containment and aseptic systems for the pharmaceutical, health care, biotech and chemical market, was part of Wabash’s 2012 acquisition of Walker Group Holdings. Wabash National Corp.

Biden Administration’s Executive Action on Supply Chain Releases Multi-Agency Recommendations

Supply Chain Matters

based makers of semiconductors, biotech and biomedical products as well as renewable and energy storage companies to augment manufacturing.

The top 25 supply chains and Survivor


Consider that Samsung has consumer electronics, visual display, semiconductor, heavy industry and biotech divisions. by CJ Wehlage A few years ago, Kevin O’Marah said Gartner’s Top 25 Supply Chains was getting increasingly boring. Apple and P&G were annually #1 and #2. So Gartner looked at the numbers and created the Masters category. The criteria in qualifying for the Masters category is any company who has been in the top five rankings for at least seven out of the past 10 years.

Bristlecone Flash – March 2019


BRISTLECONE OPTIMIZES BIOTECH PROCUREMENT PROCESS. Bristlecone has completely transformed an American biotech company’s requisition-to-order process. New automated workflows accelerate approvals, enhance compliance and drive more effective supplier collaboration, and the user experience is now intuitive and mobile-friendly.

Lights out: China’s energy woes hamper supply chains


Its firms are critical suppliers for pharma/biotech, consumer electronics, automotive, energy, apparel and many other industries; they draw on a huge skilled workforce and have access to unmatched logistics infrastructure.

How 2011 Prepared Us for Today


Agriculture, financial services, biotech/pharmaceuticals and telecommunications also accounted for a large portion of Japan’s GDP. . The Japanese Earthquake of 2011 and resulting tsunami are not exactly top of mind these days.

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Biogen Idec designs the innovation supply chain

Supply Chain View from the Field

Since graduating from the NC State Jenkins MBA program in 2006, Joydeep Ganguly has risen through the ranks at Biogen Idec – the world’s oldest independent biotechnology company and the largest biotech employer in North Carolina. ” “Supply chain design is grounded in supply chain principles, but the problem is that in biotech, standard demand forecasting techniques don’t work.

Bipartisan Consensus on Chinese Threats: U.S. Must Build New Supply Chains with Allies


While the pandemic has given procurement managers fresh ammunition to advocate for greater resiliency within their corporate supply chains, geopolitical experts and a bipartisan coalition of legislators argue that the U.S.

Lou Gehrig Day with Larry Cepuran

The Logistics of Logistics

As a nonprofit biotech we operate without regard to profit or politics. Lou Gehrig Day with Larry Cepuran. Larry Cepuran and Joe Lynch talk about Lou Gehrig Day and ALS, which stands for Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.

Adapting to Manufacturing Disruption: A Strategic Life Sciences Webinar Series


Pre-commercial life science manufacturers, including medical device manufacturers, biotech companies, and contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs), face infrastructure challenges as they work toward Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval. Adapt or die.

ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran

The Logistics of Logistics

As a nonprofit biotech we operate without regard to profit or politics. ALS Sucks with Larry Cepuran. Larry Cepuran and Joe Lynch discuss how ALS sucks and there is still no cure and few treatments for this awful disease.

Risk Management in Contract Pharmaceutical Development: Contract Research Part 2


An aspect of drug development that has risen in popularity is having a contract research organization (CRO) conduct the clinical trials rather than the pharmaceutical or biotech company conducting them in house. The outsourcing allows the sponsor pharma or biotech company to save money and resources while reaping the benefits of a CRO’s expertise in conducting efficient clinical trials.