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.
The temperature controlled life sciences supply chain landscape has never been riper for disruption. Though the pharmaceutical industry has changed dramatically over the past 30 years, the pharmaceutical supply chain has remained largely unchained. However, with the influx of biologics and personalized medicine, the growing costs of R&D, increased global regulatory pressure and numerous other emerging trends, the pharmaceutical supply chain is only expected to grow in complexity and expense for the foreseeable future. Given all of the challenges ahead, we asked our Cold Chain Spring 2019 speaker faculty what new, innovations and solutions are on the horizon that could help the reinvent the pharmaceutical cold chain industry as we know it. The following is an overview of the top 3 technologies poised to usher in the next era of temperature-controlled life sciences logistics: Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Advanced Analytics.