The drug and healthcare supply chain

June 19, 2019 2:24 pm

The pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors are particularly challenging, with complex handling, compliance and regulatory requirements. Unsworth work with leading clients in these sectors, adapting their supply chains to maximise resilience, efficiency and compliance.

The handling and transportation of pharmaceuticals is subject to strict guidelines which differ by country, attracting severe penalties for non-compliance, which is why our dedicated pharma team protects our clients along every step of the global pharmaceutical supply chain.

From maintaining cold chain integrity and monitoring temperature variations, to documentation and providing global consolidation solutions in a controlled environment, Unsworth’s pharma and healthcare solutions service 1,000 global destinations for proprietary, biotech and generics.

Solutions encompass the supply of raw materials into the manufacturing process, to the international transportation and delivery of finished drugs, including the handling of specialised and climate controlled products.

Specific challenges and priorities may differ between pharmaceuticals, high value specialties, proprietaries and generic products, but each face increasing regulatory requirements, particularly on temperature management, with ranges covering +2 to +8C and +15 to +25C, as well as frozen.

Unsworth temperature-controlled GDP compliant supply chains incorporate vehicles that monitor their load, with specially trained drivers and WDA licensed storage facilities with temperature-controlled rooms and freezers, all with temperature monitoring, as well as permanent information for the receipt, storage and despatch of each product.

Our Pharma team also have extensive experience handling active containers, and hold a permanent stock of passive packaging solutions in differing volumes and dimensions.

Unsworth operate established quality management systems that meet the requirements of the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency and apply industry standards such as Good Distribution Practice (GDP).

We safeguard the integrity of our client’s product, with special handling and monitoring to maintain traceability of their shipments and compliance with all legal regulations. This transparency is enhanced by our by 24/7 supply chain visibility tools Pathway and One-Click.

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