Industry Solutions

Pharma & Life Science

The medicine we rely on is only as good as your supply chain.

As the global Life Science sector continues to grow, the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies are looking beyond traditional markets for growth. However, the industry faces challenges – expiring patents, pricing pressure, and growing regulation in various markets. Pharmaceutical markets need globalized, traceable, secure and compliant supply chains with end to end visibility.

Agility’s solutions meet the unique requirements of the pharmaceutical industry by providing a range of services, including storage in multiple temperature zones, cold-chain solutions, reverse logistics and advanced tracking and tracing technologies, which ensure total supply chain visibility, and reporting on merchandise flows across all modes of transport.

Knowledge Hubs

Visibility

Visibility

It’s vital to know where your temperature-sensitive product is at all times when you are shipping medicines, devices and supplies. Agility eliminates the worry about whether a product will survive in changing storage and shipping conditions, or with fluctuating weather patterns and harsh climates. It’s making consignments traceable and visible from end to end.

GDP Compliant

GDP Compliant

With the increasing complexity of the pharmaceutical supply chain, it is of utmost importance to introduce standardized practices that minimize the risk of patient harm. Agility follows Good Distribution Practices (GDP) and regulations laid out by the EU, FDA and World Health Organization.

Computer System Validation

Computer System Validation

Global Life Science customers know that if they send an order, Agility makes sure it is validated and fulfilled in the computer system. This is increasingly becoming a requirement for customers who need to know where their consignment is at all times. The connection with the external computer system is never a weak link since patient safety is paramount.

An Example Supply Chain Solution

An end-to-end look

GDP-Compliant Pharmaceutical Competence Centre

Trained Drivers

De-consolidation

Cost Reduction

Trained Warehouse Staff

Supply Chain Visibility

Consolidation

Trained Staff

Agility Derisks Pharmaceutical Supply Chains

Global Challenges

Agility Risk Mitigations

Rapid introduction of new legislation and regulations

A global network of pharma supply chain experts, continuously trained and committed to compliance with international regulations like Good Distribution Practice (GDP).

Fragile supply chain security, leading to theft and distribution of counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

Full visibility throughout the supply chain with security analysis, supplier evaluation and track-and-trace technology.

Increased demand for temperature control equipment with the introduction of the Controlled Room Temperature (CRT) regulation

Full range of active and passive packaging solutions to ensure the right service level at all times considering product stability, regulation and cost.

A fragile supply chain security, leading to theft and distribution of counterfeit pharmaceuticals.

Cargo consolidation solutions and reducing costs through transport mode and routing optimization.

Fragile or incomplete supply chain has a potential risk of dramatic harm to patients

$1.3 trillion

Global medicine spending forecast to reach nearly $1.3 trillion by 2022

6 to 15 times

An international pharmaceutical shipment exchanges hands six to 15 times en route to a patient

1 in 10 medical products

An estimated 1 in 10 medical products in low and middle income countries is substandard or falsified

1,000,000 people

It’s estimated that over one million people die each year from fake drugs

Case Studies

Control tower solves global pharma company’s supply chain woes, saves money
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Control tower solves global pharma company’s supply chain woes, saves money

An Ireland-based global pharmaceutical company specializing in generic, branded and bio-similar products was operating a decentralized logistics setup using multiple suppliers.

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Consolidating Pharmaceutical Products and Increasing Transparency in the Supply Chain Solve Regulatory Challenges and Create 30% Savings
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Consolidating Pharmaceutical Products and Increasing Transparency in the Supply Chain Solve Regulatory Challenges and Create 30% Savings

A global pharmaceutical company based in Germany faces many regulatory and logistical challenges distributing its temperature-sensitive products – requiring controlled room temperature and cold chain transportation – from eight different European countries.

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Helping a Clinical Trial Specialist Navigate in Complex Supply Chains
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Helping a Clinical Trial Specialist Navigate in Complex Supply Chains

Clinical trials are important to ensure drugs and treatments are both safe and effective.

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Pharma & Life Science
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Case Studies

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