Small changes to processes can make a big difference, especially when considering temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products and the downstream supply chain impacts to patients.
Bloomington, IN (PRWEB) May 27, 2014
BioConvergence presented “5 Steps to Reduce Temperature Excursions for Pharmaceutical Products” during its first webinar earlier this month. The topic was based on a case study developed and presented by team members Désirée Valentine and Travis Hudson.
This webinar is the first of a series of webinars to come from BioConvergence. Each webinar is designed to provide attendees with information and tools that promote process improvement and contribute to upholding the integrity of the pharmaceutical supply chain.
“Our goal was to share how this project was valuable to our processes and how other organizations could easily implement the same steps to improve their excursion rates as well. Small changes to processes can make a big difference, especially when considering temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products and the downstream supply chain impacts to patients,” stated Valentine, Senior Business Alliance Manager at BioConvergence.
The presentation featured in the May webinar included these five steps to improve excursion rates:
- Create clear expectations for both parties through Quality Agreements
- Capture better information through controls and tools
- Track comprehensive vendor and internal metrics to identify key partnerships
- Improve internal knowledge to leverage vendor processes
- Acquire appropriate shipping materials to extend the qualification period and improve handling.
Hudson, an Associate Process Engineer at BioConvergence, explained, “Changing our processes and following these steps made some significant differences at BioConvergence. We yielded a 99.7 percent excursion-free rate, decreased the average days in transit by over one day per shipment, improved coordination internally and externally, and reinforced a process for continual improvement.”
To help webinar attendees realize similar improvements within their organizations, BioConvergence released a few related resources, including a Shipments Specification Worksheet template and an article entitled “3 Steps to Strengthen Your Supply Chain Partnerships.”
As a bonus for attending the first webinar, all attendees were entered in a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a free consultation session with BioConvergence.
To watch the full webinar “5 Steps to Reduce Temperature Excursions for Pharmaceutical Products” and view related resources, visit http://www.bioc.us/reduce-excursions.
The next webinar in the series will focus on creating value through designing and implementing a shipping lane qualification for high-value pharmaceutical products. This, along with other upcoming webinars, will address industry best practices and offer tools to help organizations realize improvements through easy-to-implement, low-cost methods. To learn more, visit http://www.bioc.us/events.
BioConvergence is a contract service provider to the life sciences industry, offering outsourcing partnerships for formulation development, testing, production, and supply chain services. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, BioConvergence has over 50 employees with more than five centuries’ worth of combined experience in the pharmaceutical industry. The unique E-Transparency® System provides transparency and flexibility to clients, while offering superior, quality-driven outsourcing services. For more information, visit http://www.bioc.us.