Serialization communication practices

Joined up thinking: serialization in practice

The importance of effective serialization communication practices and training for a successful traceability process.  Serialization is a long-term process that requires pharmaceutical manufacturers to not only install new technology to support the labelling of drug products, but also to update and adapt their internal and external systems and infrastructure. This is likely to evolve over…

How to overcome the operational challenges of serialization

Implementing a pharmaceutical serialization solution is a complex task, and with deadlines in the U.S, and the EU drawing closer, it is important that pharmaceutical manufacturers consider the operational implications of introducing new systems and processes. Serialization can present various logistical and operational challenges, some of which are acting as barriers to implementation, particularly for…

global serialization

Global serialization: lessons learned

By November 2017, pharmaceutical manufacturers in the U.S. will have to comply with the U.S. Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). As the deadline for global serialization draws closer, it is apparent that some companies are under-prepared and are unlikely to achieve compliance in time. The U.S. deadline will be closely followed by the introduction…

implementing pharmaceutical serialization

Implementing pharmaceutical serialization

Implementing pharmaceutical serialization across a diverse manufacturing environment – part 1 As the US and European deadlines for pharmaceutical serialization get closer, the challenge of implementing pharmaceutical serialization solution on time is greater than ever. In order to ensure full compliance when the new regulations come into force, manufacturers should already be considering the best approach…