Control and Reduce Supply Chain Risks
For many countries, the pharmaceutical industry is one of the most significant sectors, with its products contributing to people’s quality of life and life-expectancy. However, the increasing globalization of production and distribution, and constantly changing conditions pose major challenges to the contributing parties within the supply chain – from production all the way to the consumer.
The legal situation has become stricter over the past years: In 2013, the European Commission published the Good Distribution Practice (GDP) guidelines, clearly allocating the responsibility for the quality of the pharmaceutical products to the pharma producer – from production along the entire supply chain and right up to the end patient. The guidelines also demand quality risk management from the pharmaceutical companies, with the goal of achieving better safety and transparency along the supply chain. They determine that the planning of transportation of pharmaceutical products must consider potential risks in order to avoid them wherever possible. As a consequence, manufacturers, wholesalers and logistics service providers want to make use of an intelligent IT system that comprehensively visualizes the transport chain in consideration of the possible risks.
Thus, there is a need in the market for a standardized, integrated, preventive supply chain risk management system!
Web-based Risk Management Platform for the Pharmaceutical Industry
- Provides risk metrics to pharmaceutical producers, wholesalers, forwarders and carriers based on the capabilities and performance of potential supply chain partners on a specific lane
- Provides a standardized risk analysis and suggestions for a reduction of risks
- Can be used to evaluate which lane and which transport partner will be suitable for a particular product
- Can be used to verify new lanes with regard to regulatory compliance (e.g. EU GDP, FDA)
- Can be used for documentation for regulatory authorities
Benefits for pharmaceutical producers, wholesalers and forwarders:
MYTIGATE will provide pharmaceutical producers, wholesalers and forwarders with a list of potential supply chain partners and their capabilities along a specific lane. Based on this information, the shipper and/or forwarder will be able to select specific lanes and service providers. Furthermore, the shipper and/or forwarder will be able to use MYTIGATE with all its knowledge on theoretical and real risks – based on temperature logger data – to select new routes. In addition, the information can also be used for certification and documentation to authorities.
Shippers will be able to significantly improve the quality of transports and reduce the number of GDP issues. This will enable pharma producers to reduce the costs for root cause analysis per transport, costs caused by scrapping cases, insurance costs as well as costs for packaging, active solutions or expensive transport modes.