Acting as a vital link in the pharmaceutical supply chain, wholesale distributors ship essential products from manufacturers to pharmacies and other healthcare providers. They manage unique inventory demands to ensure that life-saving drugs are readily available for the patients who need them. The Pharmaceutical Supply Chain at a Glance Complex [...]
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Severe weather, geopolitical tensions, and global pandemics—supply chain disruptions are inevitable. We have no control over when and where they take place. There’s no set schedule or guarantee that they’ll occur. We are only left with the option to prepare for the possibility. Here’s where having a solid contingency plan and pharmaceutical third-party [...]
When it comes to actively supporting efficient distribution efforts, technology can be accredited to helping build resiliency within the supply chain. Such advancements are responsible for reliable contingency plans, transparent consumer relations, and real-time communication. As a thriving pharmaceutical company, implementing the newest supply chain technology is key to staying a step ahead [...]
Even before the recent Russian incursion into Ukraine, global supply chains were stressed by various factors. Many companies and processors are still recovering from challenges—labor shortages and limited resources to name a few—caused by the 2020 pandemic. Now, we have geopolitical tension in Asia. The active fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces is [...]
A pharmaceutical third-party logistics (3PL) provider makes it easier for pharmaceutical companies to keep their shelves stocked. Whether you manage a small or first-time launcher in the healthcare industry, people depend on you to give them access to the drugs they need to stay healthy. Unfortunately, that task takes considerably more effort than most [...]
A pharmaceutical third-party logistics (3PL) provider can dramatically reduce the costs of pharmaceuticals. From wholesale pharmacy suppliers to hospitals and healthcare providers to the patients in need, minimizing such costs is essential for everyone. The journey these drugs take defines the pharmaceutical supply chain. This includes the procurement of the raw ingredients, the manufacturer, [...]
Many small and first-time pharmaceutical companies rely on third-party logistics (3PL) providers to serve as problem-solvers and their trusted advisors. This is because stakes are often high in the pharmaceutical supply chain, leaving little room for error during the process. 3PL providers help pharmaceutical manufacturers in many ways. They help address their asset's specific [...]
This year has been a whirlwind of fixing broken links in the healthcare supply chain and finding ways to improve distribution operations worldwide. We’ve been faced with obstacles, overcame challenges, and worked together to continue providing top-notch care to our patients. There’s been a lot of talk about the healthcare supply chain in [...]
Many of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies, including Pfizer, Merck, and GlaxoSmithKline, are headquarters in the United States and Europe. Despite having solid reputations and a significant presence in the West, these companies rely on active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs)from manufacturers across the globe, particularly China and India. Until March 2020, the life [...]