Category Archives: Serialization

My April column has just been posted with Pharma IQ

My latest column has just been posted with Pharma IQ: Tips for your serialisation Strategy – Tips 1 and 2 To read it, please click here: We hope you find this column interesting.  We are always searching for ways to improve … Continue reading

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Proactive Strategies for Track and Trace Deployment – Highlights from the CMO Serialisation Seminar UK

Sheraton Skyline hotel – 30 March 2016, London Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend a one-day Serialisation conference – CMO Seminar UK – Proactive Strategies for Track and Trace Deployment.  Organised by Optel Vision, TraceLink and Be4ward, the objective of … Continue reading

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Things we wish we had known before starting a serialisation program or project – Tip 13: Do not forget the non-legislative benefits of serialisation

  Our experience suggests that serialisation programs often set out from one of two places. On the one hand, there is the first group of programs that are very pragmatic and strive to deliver solutions which are focused on meeting … Continue reading

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Things we wish we had known before starting a serialisation program or project – Tip 12: Get an end-to-end solution working early

The end-to-end serialisation solution in any organisation is complex and holds a myriad of opportunities for individual solution elements to not work as planned, interfaces to fail and other things to go wrong. In our experience, organisations benefit a great … Continue reading

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Things we wish we had known before starting a serialisation program or project – Tip 11: Involve local country teams and management early

  In many cases, particularly in track and trace serialisation models, local country teams will have to work with the local supply chain and local suppliers to ensure that robust local el­ements of the overall serialisation solution are implemented. This … Continue reading

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Things we wish we had known before starting a serialisation program or project – Tip 10: Ensure you understand the evolution of serialisation legislation and instruct the organisation accordingly

  Serialisation legislation can be somewhat vague, incomplete and sometimes contradictory, with individual pieces of legislation often evolving over a long period of time. Interpreting the legislation as it evolves and predicting its impacts can present significant challenges. We have … Continue reading

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Things we wish we had known before starting a serialisation program or project – Tip 9: Put a capable, dynamic and motivated leader on the problem

Serialisation is clearly a complex and evolving topic that touches many parts of an organi­sation. With the challenges facing the leadership that is charged with implementing such capabilities, they need to have a broad range of skills, the drive and … Continue reading

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