Pharma Logistics: Up in the Air or in Deep Water?
Tens of billions of dollars’ worth of (bio)pharmaceuticals are scrapped every year because of logistical hitches. What can be done to improve the situation? And which mode of transport – air or sea – should companies choose?
James Strachan |
What could be simpler than moving products from point A to point B? A great deal, as it turns out – especially when your product is a sensitive chemical compound or biological.
Shippers from all sectors have to deal with warehousing, transportation, customs clearance and regulatory compliance as they transport their goods across the world (easier said than done). But pharma companies also have to maintain a strict cold chain, where temperature excursions can ruin millions of dollars’ worth of drug – not to mention the potential impact on patients.
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