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Connecting the dots: How to harmonise your clinical supply chain with people, process and technology
The clinical trials landscape is evolving in both scale and complexity. By building a data-driven supply chain model, and aligning the physical network used to produce and distribute IMP with interconnected digital systems – along with unified teams of supply and technology experts – supply chain harmony can be achieved. Material Resource Planning (MRP), Temperature Management Software (TMS) and Interactive Response Technology (IRT) must be able to share data securely between system servers to pave the road for holistic process automation. To achieve this, integration is key and if designed and integrated effectively, these systems power the supply chain engine and underpin the physical infrastructure to assure efficient, compliant and cost-effective supply to patients.
Integrated technology can streamline processes and manage risk. Moving through the steps towards the end of a drug’s lifecycle, when it comes to drug assignment, system integration is also key in bringing people, processes and technology together and maintaining the bigger picture. There are several ways to help champion this ideal, let’s take a look on how to harmonise clinical supply chains.
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