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Introduction to Specialty Pharmaceutical Distribution

First, a Primer about Specialty Drugs In previous blogs, we have mentioned that specialty pharmaceuticals are on the rise.  Since 1990, the number of specialty drug approvals has increased dramatically.  What characteristics are used to define if a pharmaceutical...

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The Friday Report: June 14th, 2019

Beyond Meat Burgers Finally Fixed for Fast Food After the April announcement that Burger King would test the vegan burger Beyond Meat in 59 locations in the St. Louis area and successful sales by Carl’s Jr. in 1000 locations since January, Beyond Meat CEO Ethan Brown...

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The Friday Report: June 7th, 2019

Target Tempts Shoppers with Same-Day Delivery Target now offers same-day delivery service in 47 U.S. States, facilitated by the Shipt same-day delivery platform.  Although a Shipt account is no longer required, the service costs $9.99 per order or a $99 annual...

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The Friday Report: May 31st, 2019

FedEx Ground to Debut New 7 Day a Week Residential Delivery Service In an effort to keep pace with Amazon Prime’s one day delivery service, FedEx recently announced that FedEx Ground will begin seven day a week residential delivery service for most of the United...

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The Friday Report: May 24th, 2019

Auto Manufacturer Ford to Eliminate 7,000 White Collar Jobs by August American auto maker Ford recently revealed plans to decrease approximately 10 percent of its global workforce by cutting 7,000 white collar jobs by August.  The savings of $600 million annually...

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The Friday Report: May 17th, 2019

Record High Imports Anticipated in Advance of Next Round of China Tariffs New threats of U.S. tariffs on the remaining 325 billion dollars of goods imported from China is anticipated to cause a huge increase of imports from China this spring and summer.  Goods shipped...

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The Friday Report: May 10th, 2019

Pig “Ebola” Sends Shock Waves through Supply Chain The first incidence of African swine fever in China occurred last August on a farm with less than 400 hogs on the outskirts of Shenyang.  Although emergency measures were implemented and the outbreak was pronounced to...

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The Friday Report: May 3rd, 2019

Will Mexico Add Tariffs as Payback for Border Slowdown? Over the past month, truck crossings at the U.S.-Mexico border have been reduced to a crawl following the addition of 750 Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents were reassigned to process incoming migrants...

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The Case for Pharmaceutical Serialization and Aggregation

What is pharmaceutical serialization? By assigning a unique serial number to each pharmaceutical product, goods can be identified and tracked throughout the entire pharmaceutical supply chain.  Information including the product origin, shelf life and batch number...

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The Friday Report: April 26th, 2019

FDA Announces Plans to Pilot New Technologies In an effort to make the pharmaceutical supply chain fully interoperable, the FDA has revealed plans to use innovative technologies to help in the track and trace of pharmaceutical products.  New technologies including...

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2019 U. S. Supply Chain: Warehouse Trends

U.S. Supply Chain:  Warehousing Trends of 2019Ready to know the latest?  2019 is shaping up to be a year filled with pressure.  From inventory levels, to the need for speed, more warehouses, more labor and more technology to the outsourcing trend that is pushing the...

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The Friday Report: April 18th, 2019

Is Cybersecurity Keeping Pace with Supply Chain Technology? As most supply chain professionals know, the supply chain is highly interconnected.  Knocking out a node or two can put an entire company in jeopardy.  Because there are more connections that in the past,...

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Impact of the Circular Supply Chain on Sustainability

Traditionally, the supply chain is linear in nature, goods are consumed and eventually discarded in the trash. The flow of goods originates with raw materials.  With today’s emphasis on sustainability and reclamation of used materials, the supply chain is adapting,...

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The Friday Report: April 12th, 2019

Brexit Deadline Extended to October 31st With the original deadline for the break up with the European Union now past, and numerous Parliamentary votes unsuccessful, the EU has approved an extension to October 31st.  The break can actually be executed earlier if the...

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Last Mile Delivery, 3PLs and Last Yard Logistics Services

For years, much of the buzz in the supply chain industry has been about last mile delivery and last mile logistics.  The “last mile” refers to the final stage of a delivery process, extending from a point of origin to the customer-specified destination.  The final...

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