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.

Features
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...
Technical
India is a worldwide leader in drug manufacturing, producing 10% of global pharmaceuticals, with 2016–2017 exports valued at $16.4 billion. 1 Indian generic manufacturers generate 20% of all global exports and more than 80% of antiretroviral drugs in the developing world. 7 India's pharmaceutical...
Insights
Michael Schmitz is Vice President, Planning and Logistics, of Vetter Pharma- Fertigung GmbH & Co. KG. In this position he is focused on logistics operations, production resources, OEE measures and customer service levels,...
Insights
The global nature of the supply chain has meant that pharmaceutical manufacturers have to adhere to a hodgepodge of regulations in the diverse regions in which they operate. Efforts to harmonize standards and inspection procedures between countries...
Training
Gain knowledge of the key components of the supply chain, inventory models (such as Kanban, JIT, APICS), supply chain constraints that impact material and product throughput and mitigation strategies. Also, receive...
Online Learning Courses
Define the controls required for purchasing, receipt, storage, and dispensing of raw materials, packaging materials, and related costs. Review engineering standards and how they apply to capital investments, facility and...
PE Magazine
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...