The pharmaceutical industry is growing exponentially, and products that are sensitive to temperature, vibration, humidity, and/or timing are growing at twice the rate of non-cold chain products. A report from the World Health Organization and the Parenteral Drug Association estimates that as many as 20% of temperature-sensitive products are damaged during shipment because of temperature excursions and other in-transit issues.
Improving visibility in these supply chains is essential. Having the ability to monitor the location and condition of shipments accurately and in real time is the next step to achieving a higher level of on time and in full (OTIF) deliveries of these lifesaving, high-value products.
This playbook explores the role of real-time data and best practices for increasing visibility, as well as:
- How pharma critical cold chain is evolving
- Gaps in pharma critical cold chain
- Advancement of real-time visibility to fill those gaps
- How to make the move to real-time visibility