Monthly Archives: October 2014

October Column with Pharma IQ

My October column has just been posted with Pharma IQ. To read it please click here: http://www.pharma-iq.com/manufacturing/columns/auditing-artwork-processes-and-services-tips-1-to/

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10 tips for developing a serialisation strategy – Tip 5: Resource implementation projects with sufficient serialisation specific knowledge to minimise the risk of wasted resources, delays and implementation failure

The specific challenge during the design, build, test and implementation phases of solution projects is to resource them with sufficient serialisation subject matter skills and knowledge to avoid common pitfalls, reduce wasted effort and the risks of delay and solution … Continue reading

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10 tips for developing a serialisation strategy – Tip 4: Understand the immature and evolving solution supply base and select appropriate implementation partners

Serialisation legislation is relatively new to the pharmaceutical industry and therefore the solutions available from the supply base are correspondingly immature and in many cases evolving. Supplier selection will often be the start of a very long relationship, as solutions … Continue reading

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10 tips for developing a serialisation strategy – Tip 3: Define solutions and implementation plans which strike the optimal balance between ensuring product supply and the caution that is prudent with this evolving legislation

There are often a number of supply chain configurations and technical options that can be brought to bear with particular serialisation legislative requirements. Short term tactical options have to be weighed against longer term strategic solutions. Some of the challenges … Continue reading

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10 tips for developing a serialisation strategy – Tip 2: Understand the full impact of these multiple pieces of legislation on the company and product supply chain

Serialisation presents a potentially broad impact on a typical organisation. It is important to engage all of the potentially impacted parties early in the impact assessment phase to ensure that comprehensive solutions can be defined. A further challenge is that … Continue reading

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