Winning the game requires you to manage the details in short increment time intervals. For a fast/short cycle time business, if you learned that you missed the day at the end of the day, it’s too late to do much about it. But if you had the ability to measure and address performance in hourly or shorter time frames, there’s time to take action to ensure you meet the day’s goals.
Sonoco ThermoSafe, a unit of Sonoco (NYSE:SON) and a leading global provider of temperature assurance packaging, leverages award winning technology to expand its line of pallet solutions with the launch of the LD7 Half PAG pallet shipper. The Half PAG solution is designed to ship multiple pallet loads, while reducing the cost and operational complexity of bulk shipments by optimizing the use of aircraft ULDs (LD7 air pallets). The Half PAG is available for 2-8°C or 15-25°C temperature ranges with durations in excess of five days. Each solution has a universal pack-out design to be used in both hot and cold seasons while also accommodating the demands of cross-hemispheric shipments.
Outsourcing in the pharmaceutical industry, until recently, has been largely confined to commercial manufacturing, packaging, and support for clinical trials. The industry is rapidly changing; companies are facing rising costs, a fast evolving global market, and weak pipelines. Many companies are outsourcing activities that have historically been kept in house, freeing themselves to concentrate on their core competencies and become more agile in responding to changing conditions. These new outsourcing models include discovery and R&D, regulatory, chemistry and manufacturing controls (CMC) support, and back office sales and marketing activities—virtually no activity is out of bounds. Instead of building or acquiring specialized technologies and facilities, many companies are seeking access to them elsewhere. Smart outsourcing provides the following operational and business benefits:
Protein-based therapeutics, specifically monoclonal antibodies (mAbs), have become the focus of pharmaceutical R&D over the last decade. While these biologics offer many possibilities when it comes to treating a variety of diseases, they also present considerable challenges during development.
All of these factors combined make manufacturing and delivery of protein-based therapeutics very difficult. If these drugs could be produced at lower viscosities, then a lower volume could be used, making subcutaneous delivery possible; this would also significantly reduce the risk of aggregates. Now, a treatment that typically requires an hour in a clinic could potentially become a simple injection at home.
This informative white paper by Althea covers the challenges of crystallization of proteins for therapeutic use and how to preserve efficiency during crystallization.
World Courier is transporting Zika diagnostic test kits to and from South America.
Companies trust us to transport and store time- and temperature-sensitive products, and the urgent and sensitive Zika diagnostic test kits are no exception! In the midst of concerns, especially for the well-being of athletes, World Courier’s capability and expertise are another reason to have peace of mind.
The Zika virus was a huge fear for the 2016 Olympic summer games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In the white paper below, World Courrier explains the process and challenges of transporting Zika tests for the 2016 Olympic games to ensure the safety of the Olympic athletes and those attending.
Today pharma companies are faced with an ever-changing market that includes increased regulatory challenges, globalization, and heightened competition (1). Biopharma companies are rapidly expanding into emerging markets where there are new opportunities for drug development. Conversely, logistics companies must keep up with the demand, ensuring all storage technology is equipped to retain the safety and efficacy of a drug by the time it reaches the end of its journey.
This article by World Courier delves into these relevant industry topics:
- Common considerations for shipping biopharmaceuticals;
- Temperature management in extreme climates;
- Recent advancements; and
- Looking ahead.
Previously many of these technologies were emerging on their own, but not considered collectively. With a recent push toward an integrated approach, the Internet of Things, the focused effort is much more clear. While efforts are being made to allow technologies to be more interchangeable and data non-exclusive, much of the progress thus far has been disjointed….
This Q&A eBook with Bossard, published by the Generis Group, highlights Industry 4.0, the Internet of Things, full inventory transparency, and more!
Bossard creates solutions that enable you to achieve higher productivity while helping you to surface your potential. Connect with Bossard at our American Supply Chain Summit taking place April 24-25th in Orlando, FL.
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How many parts does an airplane have? According to Boeing, a goliath in the U.S. Aerospace industry, there are over 6 million pieces that make up its 747. Completely believable when you consider everything from cockpit parts, nuts, and bolts to tray tables and seatbelt buckles!
Mexico has been persistent in working to elevate its position in the supply and demand industry for aerospace parts for several years. ProAereo 2012-2020, put in place by the Mexican government, is a national strategic program designed specifically to put Mexico among the top 10 countries in the world in aerospace manufacturing and production. And further, to make Mexico the first aerospace service HUB in Latin America.
In support of ProAereo’s goal, the Mexican government has established educational facilities and research centers geared to specifically enhance their potential in aerospace: grooming a talented workforce and creating infrastructure to ensure sustained capabilities in the industry.
The strategy is continuing to pay off as San Diego-based U.S. aircraft developer, Spectrum Aeronautical, is set to build their S-40 business jet in Mexico. Spectrum says Mexicali was chosen due to the area’s population of highly skilled workers, and for its proximity to the “huge aerospace industrial infrastructure of Southern California.” Spectrum chief finance officer David Tenney says, “Mexico is really keen to develop its aerospace industry and the S-40 will be the first aircraft to be completely manufactured in the country.”
$300 Million is the sum needed to fund the project in its entirety. The Mexican bank, Bancomext, is providing a portion of the funds necessary while the remainder will be funded through U.S. and Mexican equity investors, Tenny explained. “This will fund the aircraft through development, certification and into service. We are very pleased with the terms and hope to have all the money in place by the end of June,” he added.
Every industry has its own unique supply chain issues and are in need of solutions that support the optimal balance of efficiency and productivity. Equipment failures, unexpected urgent requirements, and supply chain disruptions are frustrating, costly, and nigh impossible to solve on your own. Smaller or unpredictable shipping requirements can also present problems–as well as opportunities.
So, what’s the solution here?
In this brochure, XPO Logistics describes solutions that are applicable to a wide scope of commodities in a wide range of industries.
Least-cost manufacturing is a business imperative, and the goal is lean inventories with no wasted space, time, transportation, or labor in the inbound logistics process.
In this article, XPO Logistics reveals proven processes and systems to:
- Reduce inventory through improved collaboration with suppliers;
- Maximize production space and output;
- Automate replenishment; and
- Postpone inventory ownership through a vendor managed inventory model.
Find more inbound logistics solutions here.