Clinical Supply Chain Management


Expertise in the blinding, packaging and global distribution of investigational products

Clinical Supply Chain Management

Planning and managing clinical trials is an increasingly complex task. Unlike standard supply chains, there are many unpredictable factors. Our excellence in clinical supply chain management has been built over 25 years, providing our clients with the best and most comprehensive service offerings in the marketplace.

By partnering with us, biopharmaceutical companies have been able to optimise their clinical supply chains at every level and maximise their operational effectiveness, in turn saving them millions of dollars in R&D costs.

Our best-in-class clinical trial supply chain management experts are supported by our customised technology. This means we are uniquely positioned and equipped to offer the most comprehensive, end-to-end, clinical supply chain management service in the industry.


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The Physical and Digital Clinical Supply Chain
Technology
WebEZTM
Pharmacy Services

The Physical and Digital Clinical Supply Chain

Clinical supply chain management services to suit all client types

Clinical Trial Supply

Whether you’re a small biotech, with limited expertise in clinical supply management, or a large pharmaceutical organisation with resource constraints looking to streamline your drug development activities, we can tailor a solution to your needs.

Our flexible model goes beyond the standard sponsor-vendor relationship, enabling us to make decisions and provide approvals upon request. Our Supply Chain Managers can assume total or partial responsibility for key decisions, ensuring the reliable and efficient supply of our clients’ clinical trial materials to meet patient demand. We work across multiple study types (Phase I – IV), from study initiation through to closeout.

Our technology solutions further enhance and supplement our core manufacturing, packaging and distribution services for investigational products. We have worked successfully with hundreds of global pharmaceutical and biotech clients to deliver their clinical supply requirements – playing our part in bringing about vital new drugs into the marketplace.

Supply Chain Management: A seamless digital and physical solution

CONSULTANCY

Packaging design
• Contingency planning
Distribution strategy and management
IRT design and resupply algorithms
QP release
Commercial drug procurement
Master label text generation and translation

FORECASTING

Protocol design impact on clinical supplies
Scenario planning
Review forecasted vs. actual drug usage

SUPPLY CHAIN OVERSIGHT

• Manufacturing and production planning
• Global inventory management
• Expiry and re-test management
• Identify trends and adjust plans to optimise supply chain

DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

• Shipment quantity optimisation
Temperature surveillance – end-to-end management using our innovative technology – STEMS
Global depot network

 


Technology

Exclusive integrated technology solutions to optimize global clinical supply chains

Access to data is the key to ensuring clinical trials are managed efficiently. Our integrated suite of technologies have been developed specifically for the clinical trial industry and they provide our Supply Chain Managers with total visibility, enabling them to make faster, informed decisions based on near real-time data.

We have integrated the demand forecast, MRP technology and IRT into a single system that provides real-time data. This is completely unique within the clinical supplies industry and again, provides our Supply Chain Managers with a comprehensive, end-to-end view of the supply chain.

SupplyWise

Clinical Trial Forecasting and Supply Chain Planning Solutions

SupplyWise™

This exciting, innovative system is specifically used by our Supply Chain Managers to proactively manage the supply chain. Our comprehensive solution includes a forecasting tool that calculates clinical supply demand over time, Material Resource Planning (MRP) technology to drive production and capacity planning, and real-time inventory and patient enrolment data provided through the Interactive Response Technology (IRT). All of these features, enable the optimisation of production and distribution strategies for efficient clinical supply management.

IRT Solutions

As today’s clinical trial landscape includes studies of all sizes and complexities, our configurable WebEZ® solution, and our fully customisable IXRS™ solution suit all your study needs. We’ll match your study’s protocol functionality with a technological solution that will optimise your trial’s productivity.

Advanced IXRS™

Our interactive voice and web response system offers flexibility and customisability unmatched in the industry. IXRS™ contains configurable and customisable modules, a full suite of languages, alerts, full data integration capabilities and study set-up within weeks of final trial design. When you need the most powerful and flexible tools for patient randomisation and drug supply management, Almac’s IXRS™ is a clear choice.

Almac’s WebEZTM

This web-based, patient randomisation and drug supply management tool offers sponsors a cost-efficient solution for clinical trials. Featuring a user-friendly English interface, easy navigation, standardised reports and a wide range of configuration points, Almac WebEZ® gets your study live within days.

STEMS

Our Shipping Temperature Electronic Monitoring System – STEMS is a purpose-built solution that manages temperature data throughout the clinical supply chain. STEMS holds data against shipments and automatically notifies CTM Managers, quality staff, CROs and sites about important events in real-time. It can be used for automatic notification of excursions, decisions about the suitability of the product, and it is the technology platform used to assist with temperature management activities within the supply chain.


WebEZTM

WebEZ

Incorporate WebEZTM into your supply chain management strategy

WebEZTM is a simple yet powerful system that provides a complete randomisation and drug ordering solution for studies of simple and moderate complexity.

WebEZTM is a configurable randomisation system built for clinical trials that would typically use manual or paper based randomization processes.

webez

 

 

WebEZ Figure 1 New

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WebEZ ScreenShop

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Pharmacy Services

Highly qualified clinical pharmacists with experience in clinical environments

Based in Durham, NC, our project management team offers interaction between creatives and the clinical community, in addition to packaging and distribution services. We believe a pharmacists’ insight ensures that our packaging designs are based on clinical knowledge of what will work and be effective in a clinical setting.

Pharmacy services include:

  • A pharmacy manual, dose card and patient / investigator educational material production
  • On-call pharmacists to advise on dosing and drug compatibility issues
  • On-site investigator, pharmacist or monitor training and participation in investigator meetings
  • Input into the clinical materials sections of clinical trial protocols
  • Label design tailored to the site and the patients involved in the clinical study



More Details

The Physical and Digital Clinical Supply Chain
Technology
WebEZTM
Pharmacy Services

The Physical and Digital Clinical Supply Chain

Clinical supply chain management services to suit all client types

Clinical Trial Supply

Whether you’re a small biotech, with limited expertise in clinical supply management, or a large pharmaceutical organisation with resource constraints looking to streamline your drug development activities, we can tailor a solution to your needs.

Our flexible model goes beyond the standard sponsor-vendor relationship, enabling us to make decisions and provide approvals upon request. Our Supply Chain Managers can assume total or partial responsibility for key decisions, ensuring the reliable and efficient supply of our clients’ clinical trial materials to meet patient demand. We work across multiple study types (Phase I – IV), from study initiation through to closeout.

Our technology solutions further enhance and supplement our core manufacturing, packaging and distribution services for investigational products. We have worked successfully with hundreds of global pharmaceutical and biotech clients to deliver their clinical supply requirements – playing our part in bringing about vital new drugs into the marketplace.

Supply Chain Management: A seamless digital and physical solution

CONSULTANCY

Packaging design
• Contingency planning
Distribution strategy and management
IRT design and resupply algorithms
QP release
Commercial drug procurement
Master label text generation and translation

FORECASTING

Protocol design impact on clinical supplies
Scenario planning
Review forecasted vs. actual drug usage

SUPPLY CHAIN OVERSIGHT

• Manufacturing and production planning
• Global inventory management
• Expiry and re-test management
• Identify trends and adjust plans to optimise supply chain

DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

• Shipment quantity optimisation
Temperature surveillance – end-to-end management using our innovative technology – STEMS
Global depot network

 


Technology

Exclusive integrated technology solutions to optimize global clinical supply chains

Access to data is the key to ensuring clinical trials are managed efficiently. Our integrated suite of technologies have been developed specifically for the clinical trial industry and they provide our Supply Chain Managers with total visibility, enabling them to make faster, informed decisions based on near real-time data.

We have integrated the demand forecast, MRP technology and IRT into a single system that provides real-time data. This is completely unique within the clinical supplies industry and again, provides our Supply Chain Managers with a comprehensive, end-to-end view of the supply chain.

SupplyWise

Clinical Trial Forecasting and Supply Chain Planning Solutions

SupplyWise™

This exciting, innovative system is specifically used by our Supply Chain Managers to proactively manage the supply chain. Our comprehensive solution includes a forecasting tool that calculates clinical supply demand over time, Material Resource Planning (MRP) technology to drive production and capacity planning, and real-time inventory and patient enrolment data provided through the Interactive Response Technology (IRT). All of these features, enable the optimisation of production and distribution strategies for efficient clinical supply management.

IRT Solutions

As today’s clinical trial landscape includes studies of all sizes and complexities, our configurable WebEZ® solution, and our fully customisable IXRS™ solution suit all your study needs. We’ll match your study’s protocol functionality with a technological solution that will optimise your trial’s productivity.

Advanced IXRS™

Our interactive voice and web response system offers flexibility and customisability unmatched in the industry. IXRS™ contains configurable and customisable modules, a full suite of languages, alerts, full data integration capabilities and study set-up within weeks of final trial design. When you need the most powerful and flexible tools for patient randomisation and drug supply management, Almac’s IXRS™ is a clear choice.

Almac’s WebEZTM

This web-based, patient randomisation and drug supply management tool offers sponsors a cost-efficient solution for clinical trials. Featuring a user-friendly English interface, easy navigation, standardised reports and a wide range of configuration points, Almac WebEZ® gets your study live within days.

STEMS

Our Shipping Temperature Electronic Monitoring System – STEMS is a purpose-built solution that manages temperature data throughout the clinical supply chain. STEMS holds data against shipments and automatically notifies CTM Managers, quality staff, CROs and sites about important events in real-time. It can be used for automatic notification of excursions, decisions about the suitability of the product, and it is the technology platform used to assist with temperature management activities within the supply chain.


WebEZTM

WebEZ

Incorporate WebEZTM into your supply chain management strategy

WebEZTM is a simple yet powerful system that provides a complete randomisation and drug ordering solution for studies of simple and moderate complexity.

WebEZTM is a configurable randomisation system built for clinical trials that would typically use manual or paper based randomization processes.

webez

 

 

WebEZ Figure 1 New

2.0

WebEZ ScreenShop

Request-a-demo-button

Click here to download our brochure to discover more


Pharmacy Services

Highly qualified clinical pharmacists with experience in clinical environments

Based in Durham, NC, our project management team offers interaction between creatives and the clinical community, in addition to packaging and distribution services. We believe a pharmacists’ insight ensures that our packaging designs are based on clinical knowledge of what will work and be effective in a clinical setting.

Pharmacy services include:

  • A pharmacy manual, dose card and patient / investigator educational material production
  • On-call pharmacists to advise on dosing and drug compatibility issues
  • On-site investigator, pharmacist or monitor training and participation in investigator meetings
  • Input into the clinical materials sections of clinical trial protocols
  • Label design tailored to the site and the patients involved in the clinical study


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