Global Supply Chain Management for Drugmakers

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Global Supply Chain
Management for Drugmakers

The requirements for track-and-trace are relatively new, and new aspects of them are continually coming into force all around the world. It’s a constantly moving target that drugmakers need to be able to hit no matter where their supply chain takes them.

But it’s a vast — and expensive — undertaking that can take months or even years to implement. The idea is that a drugmaker should be able to track a product’s development journey, documenting each supplier transaction and transferral so that any problem can be traced to the exact point at which things started to go wrong.

Drugmakers that embrace the challenge will find that there are benefits and opportunities that make up for the cost and complexity of the effort.

This management report looks at the status of developing regulations in the US and around the world — e.g., the EU, Turkey, India, China, Brazil, Argentina and Korea — and explains what drugmakers must do to meet upcoming compliance deadlines. Readers will learn how to meet the challenges of implementing a global supply chain security system and how to balance risks with the opportunities a well-crafted system can present.

You’ll learn:

  • Old technology vs. new: how your supply chain needs to transform for compliance

  • How to create a timeline for developing a global system

  • Six steps to achieving a cost-effective system

  • The biggest myths and misconceptions about track-and-trace

  • U.S. requirements and timeline compared to the rest of the world

  • How to recognize and take advantage of opportunities presented by global serialization


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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • The Global Drug Serialization Movement
  • Serialization, Track and Trace in the U.S.
  • Serialization Efforts in the EU and Around the World
  • And More …

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Who Will Benefit

  • Auditors
  • Compliance officers
  • Consultants/service providers
  • Data management and statistics personnel
  • Executive management
  • General/corporate counsel
  • Manufacturing directors and supervisors
  • QA/QC personnel
  • Regulatory/legislative affairs professionals
  • Risk management specialists
  • Strategic planning and business development staff

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