Bob Sperber, Editor, Contract Packaging

Loophole closes on dimensional weight pricing

Have you taken a close look at your cartons, cases and shippers lately?
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Distribution environments are critical

Conditions of distribution, including an understanding of logistics and transport modes, can significantly improve the design of primary food packaging.
Kevin O'Donnell is Vice President, Cold Chain Standards, Practices & Compliance at BioLife Solutions, Inc., and is a Contributin

Test your cold chain IQ

True or false questions about the handling of biologics and drugs in the supply chain.
Among survey respondents, 52.1% are involved in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and diagnostic

Survey uncovers key trends in temperature-controlled packaging

What to look for in the next two to three years in pharmaceutical logistics and temperature-sensitive healthcare markets.
FREE ADVERTISING. For e-commerce retailers such as Amazon and Zappos, branding on the outside of the shipper extends their marketing message throughout the supply chain.
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E-commerce packaging pitfalls & opportunities

Two studies look at those aspects of e-commerce retail packaging—product fit, package quality, and incidence of damage—that shape a consumer’s experience with the brand.
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Saddle Creek hires new logistics IT guru

The new CIO brings decades of information technology and logistics experience to the growing 3PL
Kevin O’Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius, is a noted authority in supply chain integrity.

Reevaluating drug product stability can save millions on packaging

Kevin O’Donnell, Senior Partner, Exelsius, is a noted authority in supply chain integrity. In this Q&A he lends his “big-picture” insights regarding distribution practices for time and temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical/biological products.
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Contemporary Graphic Solutions: Online compliance and productivity

Software services suite handles design, print, and packaging product life cycle aspects to increase efficiencies and financial savings.
GS1 US has published a guideline that details how to implement GS1 Standards to support the 2013 Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA), and enhance patient safety and security in the pharmaceutical supply chain. (This photo is for illustration purposes only.)

Guideline delineates how to implement GS1 standards

Document provides intelligence to support pharmaceutical lot-level management and future item-level traceability requirements
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Machine Product Brief

Onset: Temperature data logger

HOBO MX1101 transmits temperature and relative humidity data to mobile devices via Bluetooth Smart.


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