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21 Critical Supply Chain Tips for Cell Therapies

Thu, 2019-07-11 10:39
From holiday weekends to large health center campuses, find out where risk may be lurking in the collection, manufacturing and delivery of cell therapies.

AHRMM19 Conference Coming to San Diego in Late July

Mon, 2019-07-08 09:22
San Diego, CA, hosts this year’s AHRMM19 with talks and interactive discussions on how to improve client experience through supply chain strategy, and quality and affordability of care.

Bechkoff Unveils Intelligent Transport Technology

Tue, 2019-07-02 11:11
The XPlanar system, designed with free-floating movers, is a new motion control concept that brings more product handling flexibility.

Pfizer Combats Counterfeited Viagra in Hong Kong

Wed, 2019-06-26 04:00
Through serialization technology, pharmaceutical company Pfizer was able to target the distribution of counterfeit Viagra in Hong Kong.

ICYMI: RFID Tags Could Save the U.K. National Health Service $500M/year

Fri, 2019-06-21 14:19
From the AIPIA in New Jersey: Diagnostic samples bound for one of the U.K.’s NHS pathology labs get low-cost RFID labels that save packaging, staff, and operational costs, among other benefits.

DHL Supply Chain Expands its Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Distribution Network

Wed, 2019-06-19 10:09
The company invests $150 million into the construction of nine new sites in the U.S.

ISTA Pharma Committee Releases USP Stimuli Article

Wed, 2019-06-12 13:13
‘Reusable Passive Thermal Packaging System: Best Practice Guideline,’ provides specific guidance on the types of materials used, the qualification of a reusable system, the return logistics and refurbishment service management, and refurbishment and inspection details.

Voice of the Packaging and Processing Industry: Robotics

Tue, 2019-06-11 12:29
Robot suppliers, contract packagers, OEMs and CPGs who participated in a new study from PMMI Business Intelligence, “Robotics 2019: Innovation 2 Implementation,” had a lot to say.

Q&A: The Impact and Benefit of Serialization on Rare Disease Therapies

Fri, 2019-06-07 11:36
At FutureLink Barcelona 2019 in June, the serialization discussion will focus on the value of digital information sharing Can healthcare manufacturers use data to help patients and physicians?

Nordic Cold Chain Solutions: Drain-Friendly and Recyclable Gel Pack

Thu, 2019-06-06 16:30
Drain Safe gel packs use a proprietary and environmentally friendly refrigerant, and can be clipped open and the contents safely washed down the drain.

Contract Packaging Organization Digitizes Supply Chain Operations

Mon, 2019-06-03 13:43
Central Pharma selected the Veratrak platform to help achieve digitized end-to-end visibility of the supply chain and improve collaboration.

With a Nation-Wide Labor Shortage, Industrial Robots can Deliver Results, but Justifying ROI is Still Biggest Challenge

Fri, 2019-05-31 13:13
Robot manufacturers, systems integrators, OEMs, and end users agree on the advantages robotics brings to the production line, but ROI remains a sticking point.

5G Infrastructure Will Boost Robot Use in Manufacturing

Fri, 2019-05-24 03:00
Industrial robots are often connected using a wired system because current conventional wireless speeds cannot support the level of speed needed for large scale cloud computing. A 5G infrastructure that carries more wireless data at much faster speeds could change that.

Glass Cartridges for Autoinjector Pens Chip and Scuff During Shipping, These Small Defects Cause Big Breaks Later in the Lifecycle

Thu, 2019-05-23 09:21
New paper details vibration dampening panel added to regular pallets containing traditional white box trays virtually eliminates glass damage during shipping.

IBM Delivers Basics of Blockchain for Logistics

Tue, 2019-05-21 16:32
William Green from IBM Packaging Technology told the ISTA crowd that blockchain technology is perfectly suited for tracking shipments, tracing ownership, and reporting transactions.

Thirty Warehouse Improvement Ideas

Mon, 2019-05-13 13:46
Sometimes a simple concept can help to improve time, efficiency and cost in the supply chain warehouse environment.

Industrial Robots are Outpacing Forecasts for Global Growth

Mon, 2019-05-13 03:09
Due to the demands for flexibility to fulfill e-commerce orders, packaging is the second largest market for robots behind auto manufacturing, according to a new study from PMMI Business Intelligence.

Cell and Gene Therapy: Agility in the Material Supply Chain

Fri, 2019-05-10 12:10
A robust risk assessment and raw material control prove labor-intensive but invaluable for a gene therapy company’s supply chain.

Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business

Thu, 2019-05-09 16:32
Supply chain theft is estimated at $35-40 billion per year in the US, and today’s threats to the commercial supply chain are different than those of the past. Logistics companies are perfect targets, and those that aren’t aware of the changes are more likely to fall prey.

Mayo Clinic’s Supply Chain Transformational Change

Wed, 2019-05-08 12:45
From 2016-2018 the Mayo Clinic implemented a new data management program called Supply Plus. Supply Plus was the solution to an evolving (and sometime inefficient) supply chain, and the inherent issues associated with a data-intensive management system that was located across several states.