UPS opened its new healthcare-dedicated facility to serve the growing pharmaceutical, biopharma, and medical device industry in Latin America.
Effectively managing this temperature-controlled supply chain is more challenging than ever. Here are three technologies that are helping life sciences and healthcare organizations meet the sector's increasingly exacting requirements.
A North Carolina hospital improves patient care by prescribing a lean and healthy supply chain.
Consolidation warehouses typically contend with labeling inconsistency in e-commerce orders. Here's how to boost read rates for packages and avoid manual handling.
Healthcare organizations are transforming how they source supplies and connect with manufacturers and service providers to meet emerging patient demands, address healthcare legislation, support an overall focus on improving patient care, and lower healthcare costs.
Companies are beginning to understand that they need to develop a labeling strategy to meet all of the challenges of today’s global supply chain. Here's how to implement an enterprise labeling approach.
For quickly measuring freight at the point of pick-up, for reclassifying pallets, and for low-volume operations, mobile dimensioning is a low-cost game-changer.
Value-added services that fall outside the realm of traditional supply chain solutions can save millions of dollars and create mutually beneficial, collaborative relationships.
Judi Griffin, director of logistics at Burkhart Dental, is responsible for three distribution centers, purchasing and customer service teams, and inbound and outbound freight costs.
As hospitals begin transforming to adapt to new healthcare initiatives, they are easing the pain by restructuring and streamlining supply chain operations.
It was the worst of times for U.S./Mexico healthcare. Can demand-driven logistics make it the best of times?
Managers must carefully consider all factors of their operation before selecting a new bar-coding system.
Mobile communication technologies facilitate warehouse efficiency and productivity.
Hospitals can cut costs by improving supply chain operations, inventory control, and transportation management.
Bar-code reading errors slowed Champion Tire and Wheel’s operation; a new laser scanner got the company back on track.
SilverStaff, a medical testing lab, used a Web-based portal to improve shipment visibility of inbound specimens.
Shipment monitoring tools allow manufacturers and shippers to locate cargo, manage inventory and prevent theft.
Before choosing a bar-code scanning system, consider your facility’s needs and current bar-code technology.
Many healthcare companies are investigating ways to consolidate and trim expenses in logistics and supply chain.
Regulatory compliance is top supply chain challenge for healthcare executives; Ohio’s transportation funding plan pays dividends with bridge repair program; GM saves $40 million a year by co-locating stamping and assembly facilities; Collaboration is the key to sustained procurement savings; U.S. domestic intermodal surpasses international as growth driver.
Delivering temperature-sensitive flu vaccines to Laos required climate-controlled transport and impeccable timing.
Prologis Pulaski DC breaks ground, breaks new barriers in sustainable development; Voice technology finds traction in the supply chain; Healthcare industry stands to gain by adopting retail supply chain best practices; Freight spot market swings with seasonal demand; Midwest floods present new challenges for inland waterway shippers
Pharmaceuticals manufacturers face special supply chain challenges such as temperature control, security, chain of custody, and regulatory compliance, but successful strategies help deal with these issues.
Organizations all along the healthcare supply chain are taking a dose of smarter procurement and logistics practices to cure high costs and treat ailments in other areas of the business.
Tomato canner Red Gold achieves 99-percent inventory accuracy with QuikTrac data collection software from Integrated Barcoding Systems.
Mexico Taxes U.S. Imports, Audi's carbon friendly cars and carbon friendly transportation, Australia labors over transportation expansion, UPS opens health care logistics hubs in Singapore and China, U.S. football imports from China
Nonprofit organization MedShare distributes recovered medical supplies to the places of greatest need.
A precise temperature-controlled packing and shipping procedure helps Advanced BioHealing ensure its biomedical product's safety and integrity.
Healthcare leaders diagnose their biggest supply chain pains and write a prescription for the Obama administration.
An end-to-end scanning solution with components from Integrated Barcoding Systems and Zebra Technologies helps Trelleborg Automotive Americas improve efficiency and accuracy, while providing real-time production data and lot traceability.
Now more than ever healthcare supply chains are key differentiators for best-in-class manufacturers.
Asia Pacific is home to countries that propel growth and ignite success. Here are the key reasons motivating the world’s LSH companies to establish and expand their supply chains in this geographical region.
The U.S. healthcare system faces many challenges that efficient supply chain management can help heal.
Companies are reducing wastage and associated losses within clinical trial supply, according to a recent Pharma Logistics IQ report. Key trouble areas include: comparator sourcing, planning and forecasting, packaging and labelling, new EU regulation, and temperature-controlled logistics.
Greater adoption of GS1 standards could transform the way we work with barcodes and help warehouse managers achieve maximum efficiency.