Supply Chain

Aesica Introduces New Supply Chain Service Model

Aesica, the global pharmaceutical contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO), has unveiled a new approach and business model that aims to solve multiple supply chain challenges at once. The company takes on the management of other CDMOs, while serving as the single, central point of customer contact.

TraceLink Adds Industry Experts to Address Global Serialization

Three pharmaceutical industry veterans with 80 years-combined experience were added to the growing life sciences roster at TraceLink Inc.

The three – Elizabeth Waldorf, Michael Ventura, and Marcel Zutter – have deep expertise in global serialization, product traceability, and supply chain transformation, and they are the latest to join a growing TraceLink team of 153 employees, which has increased by more than 80 percent since Jan. 1.

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Change Is Coming to Good Distribution Practices: Can You Help?

The U.S. Pharmacopeia is asking for your help as it revises its guidance on Good Distribution Practices. 

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. 

Q. Can you help me better understand how a healthcare 3PL can support temperature-sensitive product?

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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.
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