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Global Mastery eBook

Global Mastery eBook

Let's be honest--your ultimate objective is to make your cold chain a world-spanning behemoth with tentacles in all nations. We want to help: to this end, we have complete a multi-part eBook to facilitate your conquest. This eBook includes perspectives from six speakers from top industry companies, focusing on regulations, packaging, logistics, and security in the international cold chain.
Temperature Controlled Logistics: Optimizing Strategies and Cost-Balancing

Temperature Controlled Logistics: Optimizing Strategies and Cost-Balancing

In the mission to further refine a pharmaceutical’s path to market: Risk conduct, compliance and cost balancing are three key pillars to be optimised in any temperature controlled logistics strategy.
Decision Making Agility: Temperature Controlled Logistics Reactions

Decision Making Agility: Temperature Controlled Logistics Reactions

Damage from disruptions in the supply chain can’t be completely eradicated, however they can be mitigated. Disruptions could occur in the form of natural disasters, equipment/vehicle failure or unforeseen transport delays. Companies which apply –what if – scenarios are noted to be much better equipped and agile towards facing unforeseen occurrences in the supply chain. A wrong decision made within the temperature controlled transit of a pharmaceutical, may not only be costly in a financial sense but it also in terms of physical harm caused to patients in extreme cases.
Reduce the Complexity & Cost of Your Packaging Solutions

Reduce the Complexity & Cost of Your Packaging Solutions

Jean-Pierre Emond Ph.D., Director of Cold Chain Research at Georgia Tech Research Institute, has over 25 years of experience researching the cold chain and packaging systems. In this exclusive Cold Chain IQ interview he discusses capability gaps in the temperature controlled supply, developments in cold chain ocean freight and understanding the purpose and function of each cold chain packaging component in order to find the right packaging solution.
Guide to Global GDP Guidelines

Guide to Global GDP Guidelines

There is no single global GDP standard, but we hope this infographic will help you to more easily navigate the global regulatory landscape. The guide includes a map that highlights the latest national, regional and organizational guidelines with links to the source documents.
E-Book: Cold Chain Global Forum - Spring

E-Book: Cold Chain Global Forum - Spring

Ahead of our first ever Spring iteration of the world's largest event on cold chain, we sat down with four of the industry's leading experts to get their perspective on topics specific to each of their areas of expertise. Receive insight on topics that include roadblocks and supply chain challenges, clinical and commercial operations, validation protocols and many more. Through this EBook, you'll gather the resources necessary to bring your cold chain to the next level.
Optimizing the Last Mile of the Supply Chain Industry Report

Optimizing the Last Mile of the Supply Chain Industry Report

Although the full supply chain is valued by life sciences companies, it’s the last mile that matters the most to the customer. With this in mind, we surveyed 150+ pharma logistics leaders to learn more about the key challenges, solutions and trends impacting the last mile of the life sciences supply chain.


Highlights include:   

  • Analysis of what causes the most last mile disruptions and how firms are addressing these issues
  • An overview of our respondents top strategic priorities
  • Facts & figures that outline where pharma logistics leaders are looking to invest in 2019
Guidelines for EUFMD Implementation

Guidelines for EUFMD Implementation

No country is immune to the problems associated with counterfeit medicines. Across the planet, governments are enforcing new regulations and directives to counter the threat of illegal pharmaceuticals to public health and safety.

In this report, ACG examines the EU’s Falsified Medicines Directive – due to be rolled out on February 9 next year.

This paper outlines the insights ACG have gained from their experience in Track & Trace implementation, highlights the challenges faced by pharmaceutical companies across the EU, and posits potential methods of overcoming them. With awareness of counterfeiting increasing, the pharmaceutical industry should be agile in the coming months, and learn to consider regulations as obligations in the years to come.

Expert Insights: Supply Chain Efficiency and New Technologies

Expert Insights: Supply Chain Efficiency and New Technologies

This whitepaper covers:

  • IoT and blockchain will enable proactive shipment management. No longer will practitioners be restricted to post-shipment for analysis and excursion management, increasing the sector's ability to mitigate risk to the product and the patient.
  • The future of the sector will be characterised by solutions that are software driven rather than hardware driven. The benefit of this is that logistics services and shippers will no longer be tied down to a single device, or group of devices that have restricted connectivity.
  • A device-agnostic software system that can switch to the latest technology, which will put the shipper in a much more flexible position in terms of their purchasing ability. It will also ensure that the sector can maintain fluidity and adapt to newer technologies far easier than ever before.
INFOGRAPHIC: The Logistical Challenges of Global Clinical Trial Supply

INFOGRAPHIC: The Logistical Challenges of Global Clinical Trial Supply

With 253,834 studies located in 200 countries, ensuring smooth and cost-effective global clinical trial supply has become a standard for the pharmaceutical industry. Experts from all regions have answered our survey on the main pain points they face, how they can improve their supply chain and what drives its success. Anat Batsri, Global Clinical Supply Chain Study Lead at OPKO Biologics, had a look at the results and gave us her feedback on what the results showed.

Standardization & Risk Management In Cold Chain

Standardization & Risk Management In Cold Chain

A look into the concept of global standardization with risk management in the cold chain.

This whitepaper explores supply chain security and validation as they pertain to lane qualification, data monitoring, shipping lanes and stability budgets.

PHARMA LOGISTICS COMPLIANCE REPORT

PHARMA LOGISTICS COMPLIANCE REPORT

This whitepapers covers the latest pharmaceutical logistics regulatory developments around the globe related to FMD, MHRA, ICH Q12, PACMP, GMP, DSCSA and more! Designed specifically to keep you up to date with key developments that we believe with shape the compliance agenda over the next year, key developments that you will need to tune in for! Highlights include:

  • GMP inspections international collaboration efforts
  • Supply Chain Security and Traceability – GPS
  • EMA regulations
  • Points to remember for your next GDP inspection
  • The latest on Human Drug Compounding Outsourcing Facilities regulations
  • An analysis of ICH Q12 concepts
  • The cost of Brexit and the road forward
  • An overview of EU's recently published report detailing the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD)


Plus! Commentary by 2018 Cold Chain Global Forum speakers:

  • Rafik Bishara, Ph.D, former Director QKMTS, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Ajay Pazhayattil, Former Associate Director, TOPV Apotex Inc.
Serialization Demands Smarter Inventory Tracking

Serialization Demands Smarter Inventory Tracking

Warehouse management systems (WMS) are all too often unable to comply with serialization requirements or deliver mandated reports due to their complexity and high degree of customization.  In order to ensure compliance to DSCSA and FMD standards as well as more effectively control costs, companies need to invest in smarter inventory tracking and more efficient warehousing operations.

In this article, Larry Hall of Tracelink discusses how pharmaceutical serialization requirements are driving demand for smarter inventory tracking and warehouse management. In addition, Hall also provides use cases to highlight key considerations for ensuring life sciences warehousing operations are compliant.