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For both its drop-ship and stock-and-ship programs, ICAT warehouses the products near where they are produced—inventorying each box when it comes in, and managing that inventory—then ships on demand when customers order them.
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How medical tech manufacturers save by outsourcing warehousing

Medical technology clients can realize economies by keeping warehousing local, avoiding excess shipping costs, and eliminating internal overhead.
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Parenteral Drug Assn. President Richard Johnson
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Healthcare Packaging goes to Washington: Part I of a four-part series

An update on the Parenteral Drug Assn. from President Richard M. Johnson in Bethesda, MD.
Dirk Rodgers, who contributed to Healthcare Packaging’s Pharmaceutical Serialization Playbook, is an independent consultant and founder of RxTrace.
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RxTrace: Is your drug exempt from the Federal Drug Supply Chain Security Act?

Understanding your product’s characteristics and reading certain provisions of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act are keys.
The PharmaPort™ 360 from Cool Containers is an active hybrid container. What that means is that it’s designed to hold one pallet of product, and is set to maintain a temperature range for temperature-sensitive products. A client would lease the containers from UPS, and we would deliver them to the client pre-cooled. They would put their pallet load in there, close it, seal it, and make sure the temperature is set correctly. Then it is transported from origin to destination.
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Voice of the experts: Controlled room temperature packaging considerations

Healthcare Packaging (HCP) speaks with Mark Davis, UPS Healthcare Logistics Manager, who specializes in temperature-sensitive solutions, about packaging and shipping temperature-sensitive products.
Karl Kretschmer to speak at Webinar
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Mars Canada supply chain alum to give April 23 Webinar on logistics

Kretschmer, supply chain management veteran with more than a quarter-century experience at Mars Canada, will advise logistics pros on how to work efficiently with the brands they serve in this webinar hosted by Nulogy.
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Cost Cutter: Strategic Relationship Management: Is there really value here?

We hear more and more about SRM as the years pass...
In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
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First Person: Comparing/contrasting medical device and food packaging

In this Q&A, Randall Troutman, Account Manager, Printpack Medical, addresses standards, materials issues, sustainability, and workforce development.
Healthcare Packaging Publisher Jim Chrzan near the Vietnam memorial in Washington, DC.
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Public trust part of the life sciences supply chain mix

Complexities in the pharmaceutical, medical device, and biologics supply chain surpass any other industry, except nuclear power. Million-dollar pallets, toxic oncology meds, longer shipping channels—even the public trust, are part of the mix.
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Cube matters

Packaging professionals know that geometry matters.
Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.
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Xavier University FDA Conference: Insurance perspective

Specialty drugs represent improved patient health and profit for manufacturers, but create an insurance conundrum.

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