Serialization is a reality. Now what? Different companies, large and small, are at varying stages of actual readiness for meeting the rollout of regulatory requirements for serialization in the major markets around the world. Experts agree, however: serialization has a big impact on all aspects of the supply chain. Given the degree of complexity involved, it demands an understanding from the shop floor through enterprise-wide systems to mitigate risks, reduce and address defects, and ensure quality control. Serialization also has the ability to capture key supply chain data and information that can be used to maximize your investments and revolutionize the way you do business. Key issues include coordination with suppliers, CMOs, and other stakeholders, shop-floor tactics to prevent and address defects, and data interconnectivity.