Supply Chain

Get Ready for DSCSA at Pharmapack North America

With compliance dates for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) approaching, pharmaceutical manufacturers and packaging/labeling professionals need to make important decisions, reports Salil Joshi, Senior Director, Industry Development – Healthcare, GS1 US. These decisions include “selection of serialization technology and selection of method for exchange of transaction level data,” he tells PMP News.

Top Five Trends in Enterprise Labeling

As pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers grapple with changing labeling requirements, streamlining their processes could provide support. 

By Josh Roffman, Vice President, Marketing and Product Management

Evolving supply chain themes and technological advancements in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries are compelling businesses to look at labeling differently. A variety of developing trends in enterprise labeling are driving these leading global businesses to reassess their supply-chain strategy to streamline their processes, meet compliance, and initiate best practices.

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The Business Value of Compliance

The 12 business-enhancing benefits to the Drug Supply Chain Security Act.

By Ron Guido, President Lifecare Services LLC

New legislation mandating a tracing system for the U.S. drug supply requires significant investments over the next ten years for full compliance. Can the fragmented and complex pharma supply chain mobilize itself to achieve a significant return on the investment by utilizing the elements of the legislated tracing system to increase business intelligence?

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Webcast Wrap Up: Unlocking Value through Outsourcing

UPS explores the benefits of outsourcing certain distribution and transportation processes.

In March, PMP News held the exclusive Webcast, “Unlocking Value through Outsourcing,” featuring Charles Trammell and Brad Sand, both with UPS Global Healthcare Distribution Strategy. They explored how third-party logistics providers can provide healthcare-optimized services and distribution support. During the Webcast, which was sponsored by UPS, Trammell and Sand addressed a number of questions, and we share their answers below, condensed. To view the now on-demand Webcast, please visit webinars.

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Insights From the UPS "Pain In the (Supply) Chain' Survey

Healthcare executives view compliance with regulations as top concern.
As companies forge into new markets, IT investment and cost management strategies are leading priorities, the UPS Pain in the (Supply) Chain survey finds.
Healthcare executives for the third year in a row cite regulatory compliance as their leading supply chain concern, trumping supply chain issues of cost and product security, according to the sixth annual UPS “Pain in the (Supply) Chain” survey.
And for the first time product security surpasses cost management as th
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FedEx, Direct Relief, and Heart to Heart International Deliver Philippines Aid

FedEx Corp., Direct Relief, and Heart to Heart International have teamed up to deliver more than $10 million worth of relief aid and medical supplies to communities across the typhoon-ravaged Philippines.

Cardinal Health, FedEx Align To Offer 3PL Services

Cardinal Health and FedEx have announced a strategic alliance aimed at providing customers with more options for managing their supply chains.

Intelsius Expands Cold-chain Pharma Packaging Line

The ORCA 2.0 range of products includes high-performance thermal protection for pharmaceuticals and other sensitive products.

Intelsius, a DGP company, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of temperature-controlled packaging solutions based in York, UK, announced the addition of its ORCA™ 2.0 range of products.  The announcement was made today at the IQPC Cool Chain Logistics conference.

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Vetter Approved as Known Consignor by German Federal Agency

The pharmaceutical packaging company’s air-cargo products will be more secure during transportation, thanks to the designation.

Vetter has announced that it has now been approved as a “Known Consignor” by the German Federal Aviation Office. The agency officially granted the pharmaceutical service provider the certificate of approval following an audit at Vetter´s Holbeinstrasse and Ravensburg Vetter West facilities. The approval means that customers will continue to have their air cargo products loaded, transported and delivered quickly and safely, saving valuable time and money. 

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Light-Weight Pallet System Offers Approach for Offsetting Carbon Footprint

Axios Mobile Assets Corp. has gained approval from VCS (Verified Carbon Standard) for the adoption of the industry’s first Light Weight Pallet Methodology to track and retire carbon units. According to Axios, companies can employ this methodology to earn carbon credits to offset carbon footprints as they transport goods throughout the supply chain. Axios reports that it is the first, and only, company in the world to receive VCS approval for this methodology within the Transport Energy Efficiency from Lightweight Pallets category.

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