Supply Chain Planning for Today’s Uncertain World

By |2022-09-30T15:01:14-04:0009/05/2022|

Webinar on October 19 @ 11a-12p Eastern Supply Chain Planning for Today's Uncertain World Supply chain leaders in life sciences companies operate in a highly uncertain environment. Commercial and regulatory uncertainty is now compounded by the risk of supply disruptions and geopolitical barriers. For companies managing the complexity of [...]

Advanced Planning: Developing Supply Risk Mitigation Strategies

By |2022-05-20T15:00:55-04:0002/09/2022|

Advanced Planning: Developing Supply Risk Mitigation Strategies Download the PDF Converge conducts a Manufacturing Supplier Risk Assessment and uses the results to build a Supplier Risk Management Plan. A commercial biopharmaceutical company was preparing for their second product launch when senior leadership acknowledged the need to prioritize the supply chain and manufacturing [...]

Are You Ready for Serialization Implementation?

By |2022-01-11T09:56:18-05:0001/11/2022|

Are You Ready for Serialization Implementation? A 7-Point Checklist for Emerging Pharma Companies Serialization implementation is probably on your radar already if you’re an executive at an emerging Biopharma company. Manufacturers need to implement a serialization management solution to fulfill today’s requirements under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). So [...]

Benefits of Using Foreign Trade Zones for Emerging Biotech Companies

By |2021-12-07T11:14:42-05:0012/07/2021|

Benefits of Using Foreign Trade Zones for Emerging Biotech Companies We often see clients incurring high duties on importing key starting materials into the US. For emerging companies conducting R&D, paying duty on each import can significantly impact cashflow, sometimes measuring in the hundreds of thousands of dollars. This impact is amplified [...]

Pushing “Fast Forward” on Serialization Requirements: What Manufacturers Need to Do for 2022

By |2021-12-07T12:19:34-05:0011/16/2021|

Pushing “Fast Forward” on Serialization Requirements: What Manufacturers Need to Do for 2022 Originally published as a MassBio Guest Blog Stephanie L Byrne is a senior supply chain consultant and serialization lead focusing on DSCSA project leadership. She has helped more than a dozen life sciences companies realize the greatest impact from [...]

2022 Industry Serialization Requirements: Assessing 3PL Options for Sending EPCIS Data to Distributors

By |2021-11-16T08:50:29-05:0011/16/2021|

2022 Industry Serialization Requirements: Assessing 3PL Options for Sending EPCIS Data to Distributors Pharmaceutical manufacturers currently share transaction data with their trading partners at the lot level. The Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) mandates package level traceability by November 2023. Cardinal Health and McKesson are requiring that manufacturers provide fully aggregated [...]

Manufacturers Need to Start Now to Prepare for 2022 Serialization Requirements

By |2021-11-08T17:08:01-05:0011/08/2021|

Manufacturers Need to Start Now to Prepare for 2022 Serialization Requirements While the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) does not require manufacturers to send package-level serialization data downstream until November 27, 2023, the Big 3 distributors are accelerating this timeline and requiring that data by November 2022. Cardinal Health and McKesson [...]

Biopharmaceutical Supplier Risk Management: What You Need to Know Now

By |2021-10-13T11:12:51-04:0010/13/2021|

The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the risks and fragility inherent in global pharmaceutical and biotechnology supply chains. This isn’t really news though. For some time, these supply chains have lagged other industries in speed, flexibility, agility, redundancy, and diversification. With risk considerations at the forefront resulting from shortages during the pandemic, the US government is [...]

Global Trade Compliance: Why Emerging Biopharmaceutical Company Operations Executives Need to Take Notice

By |2021-09-30T13:18:28-04:0009/27/2021|

Today’s biopharmaceutical supply chains often stretch around the world. Key starting materials (KSM) and API originate more frequently from Asia. Manufacturing is commonly conducted in Europe and North America. And commercial distribution is spread across the globe. This globalization has resulted in increased logistics and global trade compliance (GTC) complexity along with ever-changing import/export [...]

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