Creating intelligence in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

Manufacturing & Logistics IT

Covid-19 is straining supply chains around the world, most notably those of pharmaceutical companies. Control over their supply chain is a major challenge for all pharma companies today Scarcity of raw materials upstream and overheated demand downstream cause disruptions.

Sustainability in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

Prophetic Technology

When we talk about greener energy, the Pharmaceutical industry has to make crucial changes; many large pharma companies have determined carbon reduction goals, moving away from fossil fuels and greener, renewable energy resources.


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Coronavirus and the Automotive and Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Logistics Viewpoints

While the human aspect of this outbreak is clearly the biggest story, the virus is causing major disruptions in global supply chains as well. As my colleague Steve Banker pointed out yesterday, the global high-tech supply chain has been hit particularly hard.

State of the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain: Key Takeaways from LogiPharma US 2016


Earlier this week, I attended the LogiPharma conference, a wonderful event for supply chain professionals working in the pharmaceutical industry. Apart from taking part in numerous interactive presentations and roundtables, I had the opportunity to host a luncheon alongside my colleague, Bill Dubois , for a packed room of pharmaceutical industry executives and SCM practitioners. Such external events tend to play a bigger role in pharma than other companies.

How Real-Time Tracking of Shipments Supports the Distribution of Pharmaceuticals

This guide explores critical concepts that supply chain professionals need to know when it comes to tracking and analyzing cold chain shipments.

Key questions to ask your pharmaceutical distribution warehouse provider

Kanban Logistics

When evaluating the 3PL provider in charge of your pharmaceutical distribution warehouse, safety is the name of the game. Key pharmaceutical distribution warehouse questions to ask a 3PL. Many pharmaceutical products have segregation requirements. Pharmaceutical

Continuous Manufacturing in Pharma: Impossible Without Effective Labeling


Supply Chain Track & Traceability FDA Manufacturing Pharmaceuticals

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

The Supply Chain Journal

Over the past year, the supply chain ?— and more recently the pharma supply chain ?— While that spotlight spurred celebration of the supply chain’s resilience and significance to daily living, harsher realities about waste and poor planning also became apparent.

Digital transformation in the life sciences supply chain – show me the data


by Bill DuBois The life sciences supply chain starts with a miracle. In a recent Forbes interview on why it’s so hard to bring tech into pharma, Vas Narasimhan, Chief Executive Officer of Novartis AG pointed out that only one in twenty drugs make it out of clinical trials. Everything we talk about in supply chain starts with discovering that product you can market and sell. From a supply chain perspective, it reminds me of variable lead times.

The 5 ‘C’s’ for CMO Relationships in Pharmaceutical Supply Chain


by Bill DuBois I recently attended the LogiPharma conference in Princeton, NJ to hear a number of speakers give their thoughts on the state of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Of particular interest was a session on Contract Manufacturing Operations (CMO) relationships with Michael Daly, Director of Supply Chain for Valeant Pharmaceuticals. He talked about the 5 C’s for a CMO relationship in pharma. Well, we are living our lives in supply chains.

Critical & Time-Sensitive Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

Real-time, accurate data is a must to ensure the on time, in full delivery of time- and temperature-sensitive pharmaceuticals. This guide explores how to increase visibility in the cold chain and best practices to stop critical pharma losses.

Pharma Track & Trace vs Supply Chain Monitoring | The Best Choice


If your shipment contains pharmaceutical goods, the risk is increased as pharma shipments are more prone to damage, theft, or tampering in transit and pharma track and trace systems are not helping either.

Validated, Real-Time Visibility for Pharma with Josh Allen

The Logistics of Logistics

Josh Allen and Joe Lynch discuss Tive’s validated, real-time visibility for pharma. Josh is CRO at Tive , a leading provider of real-time supply chain visibility insights that help logistics professionals actively manage their in-transit shipments’ location and condition.

How Real-time Visibility Solves 4 Key Pharma Supply Chain Challenges


Pharmaceuticals is one industry that's always standing on the verge of doing 'the next big thing' when it comes to not only medical, but also technological breakthroughs. The same goes for transporting and tracking pharma products.

Pharma Manufacturing World Summit


The Digital Age of Manufacturing gives pharmaceutical executives new abilities. Improving cost performance while maintaining quality and compliance in the midst of rapidly changing supply chain models among internal and external manufacturing takes both careful thought and a lot of hard work.

Playbook: Critical & Time-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Shipments Best Practices

In this playbook, we look at the role accurate, real-time data plays in extending your visibility, best practices for increasing your visibility.

CalAmp temperature sensor boosts pharma and bio supply chain visibility

The Supply Chain Journal

As the supply chain becomes increasingly complex, technology is growing more sophisticated to keep up. The new tech figures to be a boon to supply chain visibility for pharmaceuticals, vaccines and biological materials.

Five Critical Challenges Facing Pharma Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

There’s little room for error in most global supply chains, but none for the pharmaceutical cold chain. Failure is measured in lost revenue, reputation and potentially patient lives

How Pharma Cold Chain Requirements Could Change Overtime

All Things Supply Chain

However, while some are starting to learn how to operate under new regulations, cold chain transporters subjected to… General Logistics cold chain COVID-19 COVID19 vaccine Pharmaceutical supply chain pharmaceuticals

How to Digitize Your Pharma Supply Chain in a Day


As globalization made the pharmaceutical industry increasingly competitive, the pharma supply chain ecosystems have also become more complex.

The State of Data and Insights in Healthcare Logistics

This report, produced by Worldwide Business Research, explores the progress companies have made toward supply chain digitization and logistics maturity.

6 Essentials of a Pharma Cold Chain Early Warning System


Pharma cold chain monitoring technologies have progressed in leaps and bounds and evolved from manual data collection to data loggers with automated logging but manual extraction, and from data loggers to Bluetooth devices when sync was wireless using a mobile phone.

Five Technological Advances that Will Transform Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Visibility

Talking Logistics

The global manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceuticals and the regulatory requirements of countries have always made pharmaceutical supply chains a challenge. Read more Five Technological Advances that Will Transform Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Visibility.

Pharma Supply Chain Failure Is a $35 Billion Problem

Supply Chain Brain

The pharmaceutical industry loses roughly $35 billion annually because of failures in temperature-controlled logistics. Those losses are almost entirely preventable

A Brief Report on the Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit


by Hans Velthuizen This week I attended the 5 th Annual Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit near Heathrow. Seeing a lot of familiar faces you realize that the pharmaceutical supply chain is a small world. Topics that were discussed ranged from strategic supply chain challenges to operational packaging and labeling processes and techniques.

5 Critical Challenges Facing Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

In this article, produced in partnership with Connected Health Pulse, we explore five critical challenges in pharmaceutical supply chains caused by a lack of visibility.

[Video] Sanofi Genzyme trends in pharmaceutical supply chains


Check out the video below as well as links to other supply chain practitioner and Kinaxis executive interviews. Merging two companies is seldom easy, but it’s even more difficult when their supply chains are highly dissimilar, says Jim Calarese, director of supply chain systems at Sanofi Genzyme. The pharmaceutical company is the result of a takeover by Sanofi in 2001. ” No pharmaceutical supply chain is without its challenges.

Pharmaceutical Distribution Shuffle

Tompkins Blog

As the number of mergers, acquisitions, division exchanges, and general realignment of pharmaceutical focus continues to evolve globally, who is managing the supply chain integration? The post Pharmaceutical Distribution Shuffle appeared first on Tompkins International. Blog Distribution insourcing Manufacturing Outsourcing Pharma Pharmaceutical Pharmaceutical & Healthcare

The Journey of a Vaccine in Pharma Cold Chain from Manufacturing to Syringe


The ultimate goal of any pharma company is patient well-being, which it cannot achieve without a tight, lean, and reliable pharma cold chain. Let’s look at how a vaccine travels in the pharma cold chain and how vaccine cold chain monitoring helps make this journey successful.

6 Essentials of a Pharma Cold Chain Early Warning System


Pharma cold chain monitoring technologies have progressed in leaps and bounds and evolved from manual data collection to data loggers with automated logging but manual extraction, and from data loggers to Bluetooth devices when sync was wireless using a mobile phone.

My Lessons in Interviewing Supply Chains to Admire Award Winners

Supply Chain Shaman

In business conversations, the term supply chain excellence rolls off the tongue frequently in meetings, but what does it mean? Supply chain excellence is harder to define than to say. We aim to move companies from a cost-based agenda to drive value in their supply chains.

A Healthy Dose of Chips: Supply Chain Lessons for Life Sciences at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit


by Melissa Clow A quick post to let our readers know that we’ll be at the 2015 Pharmaceutical Innovation in Manufacturing Summit (PIMS). If you plan to attend the conference, join Laura Dionne, Senior Director, Worldwide Operations Planning, TriQuint as she presents ‘ A Healthy Dose of Chips: Supply Chain Lessons for Life Sciences from a High Tech Veteran’ on Tuesday, February 10 th at 2:15pm.

Where to Start Investing to Optimize Pharma Distribution?


The exponentially growing complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain has forced us to rethink the way we manage it and puts light on the complex process that it has become over the recent years, calling for a structural revamping and fundamental transformation to put things into perspective.

Blockchain and its Implications for the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain


Blockchain in the pharma supply chain can dramatically affect the success and verifiability of pharmaceuticals. Unlike other industries, pharmaceuticals are subject to intense regulation. Failure to maintain proper temperatures or traceability within the pharma supply chain can have disastrous outcomes that directly impact patients and their family members. Adding Blockchain to the pharma supply chain could save lives.

The storming & performing era of pharmaceutical cloud deployment

IT Supply Chain

Sr Director, Industry Marketing, Pharma, AspenTech. The post The storming & performing era of pharmaceutical cloud deployment appeared first on IT Supply Chain. By Kelly Doering (pictured).

Podcast | What’s Wrong With the Pharma Supply Chain?

Supply Chain Brain

When it comes to efficient distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine and other drugs, the pharmaceutical supply chain is falling short

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. In response, the pharmaceutical industry is undergoing a major value chain transformation. Pharma & Life Sciences Supply Chain Risk Management Supply Chain Visibility Biotech control tower Pharma track & trace

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation

The Logistics & Supply Chain Management Society

Megatrends Shaping Supply Chain Innovation. While the COVID-19 pandemic woke up supply chains around the world, the ripple effects continue to disrupt in both size and scope. How are supply chains planning for further disruption and uncertainty?

How to Beat Your Pharma Inventory Management Challenges with OTIF?


A pharma giant recently overcame its supply chain security and inventory management challenges and optimized their logistics using the power of real-time logistics visibility. This article aims to highlight the importance of a battle-tested pharma inventory management system.

4th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling Forum

Supply Chain Movement

4 th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling Forum. URL: Together with some of the top think tanks, Global Leading Conferences’ 4th Annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Forum is guaranteed to provide a great opportunity for similar minded peers. Events Austria event GLC Europe labeling packaging pharma pharma packaging and labeling forum pharmaceutical sector Renaissance wien hotel Symposium wien