From white papers to cases studies and videos…the industry continues to generate a wealth of robust, informative and useful educational and research content on the challenges and issues facing today’s healthcare supply chain.
Along with the ReferenceModel-based materials generated from our own Studies, we invite you to explore the "Industry Contributions" and "Special Selections" below. Here you'll discover more openly published subject matter developed from a wide variety of industry stakeholders.
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We welcome your contributions! If you’d like to add your company’s content to this community forum, please contact Lynette Byrnes at lbyrnes@C4SCS.org. Registered subscribers to our site receive timely updates on the latest additions.
A very special thank you to Tan Miller, Director, Global Supply Chain Management Program,
Rider University, College of Business Administration, for his own published contributions below.
Formation of a strategic manufacturing and
distribution network with transfer prices.
Tan Miller, Rider University
Renatode Mattaa, University of Iowa
The process of establishing a new manufacturing and distribution network or significantly modifying an existing supply chain represents a major challenge. To facilitate a quantitative perspective on this decision, this paper proposes a mathematical optimization model that provides decision support and guidance on constructing a supply chain network from a wide assortment of sourcing, manufacturing and country alternatives.
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HEALTHCARE DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT ASSN. (HDMA)
Communication Guidelines for Managing Product Shortages
The white paper also offers guidance both on communication strategies for supply chain participants when a shortage is predicted or occurs, and on what elements a company may wish to incorporate in its own drug shortage allocation program.
NATIONAL ASSN. OF CHAIN DRUG STORES (NACDS)
Specialty Pharmacy in Community Pharmacy:
The Time Is Now—and How!
In 2006, NACDS Pharmacy Industry Council partnered with VCG & Associates to research the development of a deliverable plan and strategic road map on how community pharmacy can be best positioned to participate in the dispensing and management of specialty pharmaceuticals and the impact on community pharmacy.
STRATEGIC MARKETPLACE INITIATIVE (SMI)
UDI Compliance Initiative Summary: UDI Labeling Strategies for Non-Sterile Implantable Products into the Surgical Setting
The FDA recently requested SMI to explore the impact of introducing UDI into the surgical setting. This initiative report summarizes SMI’s key findings and recommendations.
Foundations of Health Care Supply Chain Excellence:
10 Imperatives for Success
Joe Walsh, AVP of Procurement at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, shares 10 imperatives for success in today's healthcare supply chain.
Data Governance in the B2B2C World
Today’s consumers and their demand for product data have given rise to challenges in product data management. More than ever, manufacturers and retailers need to ensure that the increasing amount of data about their products is accurate, complete and relevant to create a positive consumer experience.
Issues in Federal Health: Data Interoperability
In this video panel by Tom Temin on Federal News Radio, the Industrialized Interoperability and Insight-Driven Federal Health Panel discusses the issues of data interoperability between Federal agencies and private health industry.
Serialized Warehouse Solution Brief
Discover value beyond compliance: If you are like most pharmaceutical manufacturers, you have fulfilled the batch-level reporting requirement of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). But that is only the first step...
Are you ready for DSCSA/DQSA and other global regulations?
Strict regulations for pharmaceuticals and medical devices requires tracking product movement from manufacturer to pharmacy, and financial and physical chains of custody from the pharmacy back to manufacturer. The right traceability solution ensures compliance and long-term benefits.
Analytics in Life Sciences: Supply Chain Management
Supply chains have evolved from local models to global networks, introducing more risks and potential for network disruption. A global presence also means complying with standards in local markets related to good manufacturing, distribution, and serialization practices.
Meeting Traceability Regulations In The World’s Two Largest Pharmaceutical Markets
Made up of many countries, it’s no wonder E.U. pharma regulations vastly differ from the U.S. Frequentz looks at these differences and similarities and help members of the global pharma supply chain make sure they’ve got their ducks in a row to comply with both sets of regulations.
Applying Supply Chain Best Practices
from Other Industries to Healthcare
This 8-page white paper explores which supply chain practices from other industries can be adapted to the needs of healthcare. Includes perspectives from healthcare executives on how to put these concepts into practice.
Why Manufacturers Should Work Closely with Wholesalers
to Comply with DSCSA: Part 1
This is the first in a multi-part series of pragmatic white papers to address
the demands of unit-level serialization and the DSCSA) compliance for pharma manufacturers.
KEN TRAUB CONSULTING
Planned enhancements to the EPC Information Services standard will improve traceability for non-serialized items and transformation processes.
Written by Ken Traub, published by RFID Journal.
All the Ingredients for Success: Data Governance, Data Quality
and Master Data Management
Explore the role data quality plays as an equal component of an enterprise information management or MDM initiative, typical business considerations for data quality, as well as best practices for integrating multi-domain MDM with customer/party data quality and product data quality.
The Business Case for Using Big Data in Healthcare
Healthcare is transitioning from a cottage industry to a mission-based industry focused on best-in-class patient care. To succeed, hospital execs need a strategy that aligns with this mission – and the data and analytical tools to actively manage care delivery. Paper explores the critical role of Big Data and analytics in operationalizing quality, value-based care.