Pharma & Life Science
The medicine we rely on is only as good as your supply chain.
As the global Life Science sector continues to grow, the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are looking beyond traditional markets for growth. However, the industry faces challenges – expiring patents, pricing pressure, and growing regulation in various markets. Pharmaceutical markets need globalized, traceable, secure and compliant supply chains with end to end visibility.
Agility’s solutions meet the unique requirements of the pharmaceutical industry by providing a range of services, including storage in multiple temperature zones, cold-chain solutions, reverse logistics and advanced tracking and tracing technologies, which ensure total supply chain visibility, and reporting on merchandise flows across all modes of transport.
Agility Risk Mitigations
Rapid introduction of new legislation and regulations
A global network of pharma supply chain experts, continuously trained and committed to compliance with international regulations like Good Distribution Practice (GDP).
Fragile supply chain security, leading to theft and distribution of counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
Full visibility throughout the supply chain with security analysis, supplier evaluation and track-and-trace technology.
Increased demand for temperature control equipment with the introduction of the Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) regulation
Full range of active and passive packaging solutions to ensure the right service level at all times considering product stability, regulation and cost.
A fragile supply chain security, leading to theft and distribution of counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
Cargo consolidation solutions and reducing costs through transport mode and routing optimization.
“Agility’s global Life Science strategy is built on quality-driven and customer-focused solutions, providing end-to-end visibility in the supply chain. Validated IT platforms and our passionate Life Science team assure patient safety at all times.”
– Eric Ten Kate
Vice President, Global Life Sciences at Agility
Fragile or incomplete supply chain has a potential risk of dramatic harm to patients
Global medicine spending forecast to reach nearly $1.3 trillion by 2022
6 to 15 times
An international pharmaceutical shipment exchanges hands six to 15 times en route to a patient
1 in 10 medical products
An estimated 1 in 10 medical products in low and middle income countries is substandard or falsified
It’s estimated that over one million people die each year from fake drugs
It’s vital to know where your temperature-sensitive product is at all times when you are shipping medicines, devices and supplies. Agility eliminates the worry about whether a product will survive in changing storage and shipping conditions, or with fluctuating weather patterns and harsh climates. It’s making consignments traceable and visible from end to end.
With the increasing complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain, it is of utmost importance to introduce standardized practices that minimize the risk of patient harm.
Agility follows Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and regulations laid out by the EU, FDA and World Health Organization.
Computer System Validation
Global Life Science customers know that if they send an order, Agility makes sure it is validated and fulfilled in the computer system. This is increasingly becoming a requirement for customers who need to know where their consignment is at all times. The connection with the external computer system is never a weak link since patient safety is paramount.
Supply Chain Solution
An end-to-end look
GDP-Compliant Pharmaceutical Competence Centre
Trained Warehouse Staff
Supply Chain Visibility
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