Patheon Partners With TraceLink For Visibility Solution

TraceLink, Inc. and Patheon, Inc., a provider of contract development and manufacturing services to the global pharmaceutical industry, announced a strategic partnership for implementing TraceLink’s supply chain visibility and collaboration network.
“The Patheon Partnering Philosophy is based on the establishment of strategic relationships with our Life Science customers that deliver increased competitiveness and operational improvement,” said Paul Garofolo, Patheon’s executive vice president, corporate technology.
“This collaboration with TraceLink provides a key foundation for this vision by improving communications, providing better production visibility, and promoting joint operational execution with our network of customers. As a result, companies can minimize cost, reduce cycle time, and improve agility in today’s complex pharmaceutical market.”
The joint TraceLink - Patheon offering incorporates a comprehensive suite of visibility and collaboration software solutions, advanced integration capabilities, and customized professional services designed to accelerate time-to-value. For SAP customers, a jointly developed integration adapter for SAP systems will be offered to accelerate customer on-ramp and improve data access for strategic decision-making.
“We look at our contract partners as an extension of our internal manufacturing capabilities so close communication and collaboration is important,” said Brian Brown, Director, eCommerce Logistics at Cephalon.
“This innovative partnership helps us improve our visibility into our manufacturer partner network and will enable real time integration for our daily business supply transactions between the enterprises.”
“Connecting all people, processes and information across the outsourced manufacturing lifecycle is a cornerstone for a predictable supply network,” said Shabbir Dahod, president and ceo of TraceLink, “Patheon’s collaboration with us on SAP adapter development is just one element of this partnership that demonstrates their dedication to improving customer connectivity and building strategic customer relationships.”
Patheon and TraceLink plan to roll out the program to Patheon customers starting in the second half of 2010.

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