Whitepaper: How To Calculate The Cost Of Excursions In Your Pharmaceutical Supply Chain

By Alex Guite; Ruediger Lomb |

Evaluating the True Impact of Lost Time and Money

As the biopharma industry moves towards niche product development and puts more focus on the patient experience, logistics partners must innovate to meet manufacturers’ requirements. In this complex environment, certainty is more valuable than ever. 

In this whitepaper, you will learn the details behind the losses related to excursions, split under the following three categories, and how to better mitigate them: 

  • Opportunity costs of teams tied up dealing with an excursion and deciding whether to release the product
  • Direct costs such as resupplying and reshipping a product
  • Indirect costs such as overstocking 

Calculating Excursions

Access the whitepaper now to calculate the cost of excursions in your Pharmaceutical Supply Chain.


About the Authors

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Alex Guite

Vice President, Services and Alliances
World Courier
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Ruediger Lomb

Vice President, Global Quality and Compliance
AmerisourceBergen Global Commercialization Services & Animal Health
As the Vice President, Global Quality and Compliance for World Courier, as well as for Integrated Commercialization Solutions (ICS), Dr. Ruediger Lomb oversees the quality program for both entities, ensuring facility and process compliance with all current and future GxP standards such as relevant FDA guidelines, the most recent EU Good Distribution Practices Guidelines and other relevant quality standards. Dr. Lomb is a licensed pharmacist and holds a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical biochemistry.
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