serialization implementation

Research reveals costly implementation the biggest barrier to serialization compliance

According to new industry research, more than half (54%) of industry professionals believe that the cost of implementing serialization is the greatest hurdle to compliance. The research, conducted by serialization software provider, SEA Vision and life sciences technology firm, Zenith Technologies, highlighted that the substantial investment required to implement a serialization solution is cause for…

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…

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Case study: global serialization project

SEA Vision supports multi-national pharma company with serialization processes across 200 production lines SEA Vision and Zenith Technologies support pharmaceutical companies with the design, installation and integration of serialization technology and processes across manufacturing sites. Multi-site implementation can often be a challenge for companies without dedicated resources in place. In this case study, a combined…

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Technology selection identified as biggest hurdle in serialization race for compliance

Technology selection, a barrier to serialization New industry research explores the greatest barriers to serialization success as companies across the pharmaceutical supply chain prepare for new regulations in the US and Europe. The research, conducted by serialization system provider SEA Vision and life science technology specialist Zenith Technologies, highlights technology selection as the biggest challenge…

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…