Reduce risk in the life sciences supply chain
Speed product release
Assure product quality
Improve supply chain performance
Frequently Asked Questions about the Life Sciences Supply Chain
The supply chain consists of the entire shipping process involving medication and vaccines. This process involves the packaging of products and the delivery of these products to pharmacies, hospitals, and ultimately patients. For many medications, such as the COVID-19 vaccine, temperature monitoring is an important factor to consider when making shipments.
Life sciences are heavily regulated and those involved in the cold chain depend on the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) rule on Electronic Records/Signatures (21 CFR Part 11) and the European Medicine Agency’s Guidelines to Good Manufacturing Practice—Annex 11. As a result all data must be validated and in compliance. If supply chain loggers lack consistent data due to time zone disruptions or inaccurate readings, life sciences companies can be faced with challenges.
Additionally, some medications, such as the COVID-19 vaccine require a specific temperature while shipping. It’s important that companies not only have the ability to keep these shipments cold, but to monitor any fluctuations during transit.