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Internet-of-Things Case Study - Large U.S. Biopharmaceutical Company Transforms Track-and-Trace for Life Saving Blood Plasma
Counterfeit prescriptions not only effects big pharma, it can potential impact anyone of us. It has become a 30-billion-dollar black market that is estimated to impact 700,000 lives a year. New regulations such as the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) are now in place to increase the security and integrity of America’s prescription drug supply chain. By 2023, we should have complete visibility of a product’s chain of custody. We will be able to instantly confirm a drug’s authenticity at the moment a product is being dispensed. As the pharmaceutical supply chain continues to grow and size and complexity, we have an obligation to address the lack of visibility of products from raw material to dispensing. Today, IoT is top-of-mind for executives everywhere who realize the potential it has to unlock hidden opportunities in their business and beyond. See how a global Biopharmaceutical company has adopted cutting edge IoT technology to track life saving blood plasma. Click image to the left to download your copy!
Understanding the 3Rs of Robotic Piece-Picking
Perhaps it started when Amazon turned tens of thousands of Kiva Systems mobile robots loose in fulfillment centers around the world. Or maybe it was triggered by crazy fast Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) from Nvidia and others, powering new products and systems based on Virtual Reality and Machine Learning. Some might say it’s vision systems using the latest RGB-D cameras, such as Intel® RealSense™, that have energized developers of perception-based systems. Or maybe the driver has been the dramatic decade-long cost decline for robotic arms. Lower costs, both for collaborative cobots and industrial arms, have enabled robotic arms to reach well beyond automotive production lines. And still others might raise a hand and argue that it’s all about bioinspired robotic grippers, using sensing with compliant fingers. For our part, we believe that all these trends are important indicators of what is quickly becoming the era of robotic piece-picking. If you’re not yet excited about robotic piece-picking and how it can benefit your intralogistics operations, you should be. More important than any one technological breakthrough, the excitement stems from innovations in marrying several elements to create holistic solutions that streamline and simplify how you fulfill customer orders. With e-commerce and click and collect retail experiencing double-digit growth and labor pools for warehouse jobs shrinking, the emergence of robotic piece-picking is happening just in time to bridge a crucial gap.
Key Strategies for Global Trade Management in the Life Sciences Industry
Click the image to the left to download your copy! Covering the best practices gathered in KPIT's global trade compliance roundtable session at PharmaForce 2016, this report will show you the challenges your peers are encountering, as well as how they are optimizing their global logistics strategies.
Achieving 360-Degree Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Visibility
As developing economies become a greater part of the global supply chain, stronger risk management that gives a 360 view into the suppliers of your suppliers is now a prerequisite. In the latest report from LogiPharma, partnered with BSI, you'll discover keys to an efficient and fully vetted supply chain. Click the image to the left to claim your copy!
7 Steps to Building State-of-The-Art Delivery Operations
For better or worse, the market for delivering goods and services has undergone drastic changes over the past few years. These days, customers expect seamless experiences with fast deliveries that arrive at the time and place they find most convenient. This shift happened as Amazon has come to dominate the online retail market through rapid growth and cutting-edge innovations. Their level of logistical excellence has changed the rules of the game in terms of both operational efficiency and customer experience. To remain relevant, every company that has goods that need to be delivered, either directly or indirectly, must evolve by becoming fully agile across their entire delivery ecosystem. Companies include retailers of all types, as well as their logistics service providers including post & parcel companies, 3PLs, 4PLs and shipping companies. This white paper will go into detail regarding the best practices that companies need to adopt in order to establish a clear competitive edge for themselves by building cutting-edge delivery operations.
Reduce Costs of Specialty Pharmaceutical Shipments and Increase Patient Satisfaction
The specialty pharmacy industry could reduce costs by $27.5 million annually (product and call center staff costs only) if visual temperature indicators were used as decision-making tools to determine if medicine should be used or returned when patients suspect heat damage. In addition, 97% of patients surveyed, who received medicine from specialty pharmacies with a visual temperature indicator included in the package, agree that they would want an indicator in all shipments and 95% agree the indicator increased their confidence in the medicines received.
Examining the Patient-Centric Supply Chain and Best Practices for Lean Health Care Fulfillment
When it comes to the goals of health care logistics, it's all about patient outcomes. In the latest research report from LogiPharma and KPIT, you'll learn how to manage a shift that brings your logistics operations into the new patient-centric supply chain paradigm, and the best practices that will optimize your business. Click image to the left to download your copy!
Future Trends to Ensure End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility
Are you prepared for the future of biopharma supply chain? In this report, you'll learn the key trends, challenges, and solutions in supply chain management for life sciences to date. Download now to get the answers you need to ensure a successful supply chain strategy for your company!
Are You Prepared for New Regulation?
Over the past several years, the pharmaceutical industry has been preparing for a series of new regulations from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). To help with the change, some of these guidelines have been implemented piece by piece to allow companies to adequately prepare for them, with the next batch scheduled for the fall of 2017. For example, there will be a new emphasis on serialization and how it impacts track and track protocols. To address these changes, companies have been hard at work to ensure they can maintain organizational compliance within their supply chain and inventory. The FDA decided to implement these new regulations as a way to address a shift in industry priorities. Today, supply chain volatility is subject to many external factors like globalization, climate change and market fluctuation for a particular product. Larger companies have the resources necessary to anticipate external complications, but this might not be true across the board. Smaller teams have to be able to work at a similar rate to ensure they’re ready for changes the FDA introduces. In the next year, pharmaceutical supply chain leaders will be looking to streamline the process of managing their inventory. With new regulations, companies will be tasked with figuring out the best way to update their management process. This requires comprehensive knowledge of not only where specific products are but also, where they are going. Click the image to the left to download the report!
Eighth UPS® Pain in the Chain Survey
UPS has been surveying the healthcare and life sciences industry about supply chain issues since 2008. We started with a simple intention: understanding our customers’ needs so we could serve them better. Over the years, the survey has become a popular barometer of supply chain issues for the healthcare industry. The eighth UPS Pain in the Chain survey was conducted by TNS between April and June 2015. A total of 421 interviews of healthcare logistics executives were carried out in 16 countries. Fifteen separate, qualitative interviews were conducted in North America to gain further insights into trends, challenges, and opportunities impacting healthcare logistics. Look for upcoming UPS position papers that will highlight key takeaways from respondents and offer new approaches to turning “pains in the chain” into “gains in the chain.”
Hospital Inventory Management
In this exclusive presentation from Logipharma, Chris Tucker, Director, Bar Code Resource Office for the VHA Office of Informatics & Analytics, looks at quality assurance in the hospital internal supply chain. Tucker closely examines the implementation of serialization from the hospital's perspective and shares best practices for hospital inventory management and implementing better tracking technologies. Click on the image at left to download the exclusive PDF and share it around the office or use it as the basis of your next meeting.
Materials Management in Healthcare
Click on the image to Download the Exclusive Presentation In this exclusive presentation from Logipharma, Chris Tucker,Director, Bar Code Resource Office for the VHA Office of Informatics & Analytics, looks at quality assurance in the hospital internal supply chain. Tucker closely examines the implementation of serialization from the hospital's perspective and shares best practices for materials management in healthcare and implementing better tracking technologies. Click on the image at left to download the exclusive PDF and share it around the office or use it as the basis of your next meeting.