The Next Big Idea: Integrate the Digital and Physical Supply Chain in Clinical Trials
For decades, the pharmaceutical industry was characterized as risk averse, conservative, and slow to change. In such an environment, being a change agent was not often a job requirement. That’s no longer the case, as innovation outside the laboratory is valued as never before. One change ready to be explored is improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the clinical supply chain by adopting a holistic model that will minimize costs, increase agility and control, and provide greater traceability.
A holistic clinical drug supply solution combines an advanced technology platform for managing patients and supplies with the domain expertise and resources to perform end-to-end supply chain manufacturing and logistics. It enables seamless coordination of key steps —from supply planning and interactive response technology (IRT) implementation through to packaging, labeling, distribution, returns and product destruction. It leverages real-time enrollment information and tight process integration to enable a more iterative delivery model.
Source: Clinical Leader