Creating intelligence in the pharmaceutical supply chain.

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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.

Patient-centric networks at the heart of pharmaceutical supply chain management: Lessons from LogiPharma Europe 2018


In early April I attended the LogiPharma Europe 2018 conference in Montreux, Switzerland, an event that attracted more than 800 attendees, including practitioners and executives from pharma and medical device industries, along with software vendors and many service providers. Here are some key takeaways from a content-rich, fun and exciting pharma supply chain conference. Patient-centric networks are reshaping pharma supply chains.

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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.

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

LogiPharma 2022: Three Key Takeaways for Pharmaceutical Companies


LogiPharma 2022, which took place earlier this month in Nice, France, brought together senior-level pharmaceutical supply chain executives for three days of insightful presentations, roundtables, and networking opportunities.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

[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

Five Critical Challenges Facing Pharma Supply Chains

Supply Chain Brain

As costs come down and battery life is extended, pharma manufacturers, distributors and logistics providers are taking a fresh look at cloud-based, sensor-driven solutions to mitigate risk and build supply chain agility and resiliency in volatile markets.

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.

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

Why Pharmaceutical Supply Chains Demand End-to-End Visibility & How They Can Get It


Pharmaceutical supply chains underscore the importance of temperature-controlled shipping and the need for real-time end-to-end visibility. With stakes this high, pharma shipments must arrive on time and in full. pharmaceutical 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.

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.

Cold Chain Summit: Challenges in pharmaceutical logistics

The Supply Chain Journal

This fireside chat recap is from FreightWaves’ Cold Chain Summit Wednesday. FIRESIDE CHAT TOPIC: Cold chain challenges in the pharmaceutical industry. DETAILS: The COVID-19 pandemic put a spotlight on the cold chain’s role in the pharmaceutical industry.