Supply Chain

The sequence of processes involved in the production and distribution of a commodity. A supply chain normally encompasses the following three functions:-Supply of materials to a manufacturer;-The manufacturing process; and,-The distribution of finished goods through a network of distributors and retailers to a final customer.Companies involved in various stages of this process are linked to each other through a supply chain.


Biopharmaceutical supply chains are undergoing dramatic changes that will affect the design and operation of the facilities of the future. Predominant among these is the shift away from primary care to specialty products and personalized medicine, and from large-scale production of low-value small molecules to low-volume, high-value biologics.


India is a worldwide leader in drug manufacturing, producing 10% of global pharmaceuticals, with 2016–2017 exports valued at $16.4 billion.1

  • 1RxGPS: The Alliance for Global Pharmaceutical Serialization. "Implementing India's Drug Serialization and Traceability Requirements to Advance Patient Safety and Support Global Trade." White paper, May 2017....
Special Report: Supply Chain Manufacturing Jim Curry, CEO of OpStat Group, explores the intersection of globalization, data integrity, and ISPE’s...
News & Press Releases
04 May 2015
This week at the ISPE Annual European Conference in Frankfurt, Germany, the society will discuss the Drug Shortage Prevention Gap Analysis Tool which is being developed by the ISPE Drug Shortages Task Team to aid manufacturers in locating gaps in...