How secure is your supply chain? More raw material suppliers, more packaging suppliers, more manufacturers, more re-packagers, more logistics providers. All of them are scaling up the current complexity and risk levels of global supply chains. Supply chains are growing vulnerable to illegal activities such as counterfeiting, falsified products, theft and diversion. Unqualified partners need to be highlighted quickly in this global economy to minimize impact. The many regulations rising from regulatory governments over the last 5 years, illustrate the urgency in which current security levels need to be improved in this complex environment.
Examples of questions to be solved
- What are we doing today in terms of supply chain security? What should we do in the future? What is our position and what does this mean for our business?
- How should we approach this in terms of organization, planning, funding, priorities, scope and communication?
- What is happing in the world; which incidents have been reported and what is their impact to safety and economics? What can we learn from them? Could the same happen with our products? With our supply chain?
- What are the latest trends for improving security and risk levels? Which risk-based management approaches are used in the industries?
- How can technology help us to leverage product integrity through our supply chain and improve supply chain security? How to integrate with packaging materials and labeling?
- Which technologies to use to get a better and faster response on recalls, diversion and anti-counterfeits?
- How to integrate with our existing enterprise business processes and systems?
- Do we still have unqualified partners in our value chain? How to expand security to APIs and clinical manufacturing?
- How is security of supply chains linked to product authentication?
Envision a world where diversion and adulteration is fully visible to manufacturers. Anti-counterfeits and thefts are highlighted immediately through exception reporting. Supply chain partners, either competitive or non-competitive, get automatic notifications. Disqualified partners can’t re-enter the supply chain and information is shared at industry network level. A higher degree of patient safety and customer confidence even in difficult markets. Security is immediately associated and linked with product names. The product brand reflects the security feeling of the final consumer.
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