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UPS: Top supply chain issues, North America.
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UPS survey examines healthcare distribution challenges

Survey respondents in the Asia-Pacific region push product security issues ahead of supply chain cost as top ‘Pain in the (Supply) Chain’ concern.
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Don't be a 'Dim' wit, know your GAD

In today’s environment of fuel surcharges and offshore manufacturing, it’s important to understand how carriers determine billable weight for shipping charges.
FSMA’s Preventive Controls and Foreign Supplier Verification provisions are of particular relevance to food packaging suppliers.
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Key implications of FSMA for food packaging suppliers

Understanding the impact of FDA's Preventive Controls provision and Foreign Supplier Verification Program (FSVP) js key to helping packagers navigate the Food Safety Modernization Act.
Wendy Buckley
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Bottles and boxes and jars, oh my!

Approximately 12 million hazardous-materials packages were shipped in 2012 in the United States, but only 0.001 percent of those were found to be leaking in transportation.
When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.
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Serialization readiness: What about my partial containers?

When implementing serialization, it’s important to consider handling partial containers.
Live from the 'Cold Chain' Forum: High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.
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Security issues continue to vex healthcare product manufacturers

High-value pharmaceuticals, biologics, and medical devices retain their appeal as a focus of criminal activity around the globe.
At the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum, some 80 companies had exhibits to showcase their products and technologies.
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Cold chain event embraces all links in the pharmaceutical supply chain

Cold Chain Global Forum acknowledges that all distribution and logistics stakeholders, from packaging suppliers to patients, must be involved in successful temperature management efforts.
Eli Lilly saves $2M per year with reusable packaging.
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Study: Reusable cold chain pharma packs 'greener' than single use

LCA study evaluates the environmental advantages of reusable versus single-use shippers for pharma. Eli Lilly’s experiences support the study results.
The first new EU guidelines for GDP of medicinal products for human use since 1994 include new information on quality risk management, transportation, and more.
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New EU GDP includes new/enhanced guidelines

The first new EU guidelines for GDP of medicinal products for human use since 1994 include new information on quality risk management, transportation, and more.
UPS announced new service levels for managing the full range of temperature-sensitive healthcare product as part of its Temperature True® portfolio at the 11th Annual Cold Chain GDP & Temperature Management Logistics Global Forum.
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New shipment service announced at 'Cold chain' event

Healthcare companies can choose from tiered service levels for the transport of cold chain products.

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