Video: Logistic Leaders - One New Request Pharmaceutical Manufacturers are Asking for
By Mike Connolly |
How are manufacturer requests changing in specialty logistics?
The biggest change in manufacturer expectations — is that they’re looking for transparency in the vendors that they’re selecting, and they’re looking for support in regulatory compliance issues. Largely, whereas I think, years ago, perhaps, the transportation element of pharmaceutical materials was an afterthought — now, GDP regulations have brought that to the forefront. One of the new requests that we’re getting from manufacturers is different keeping temperatures.
Whereas, a lot of shipments used to be transported simply on dry ice at less than minus 20 degrees Celsius — now, different packaging requirements for 2 to 8 Celsius, plus 15 to plus 25, controlled-room temperature and even deep freeze. So, there’s new packaging solutions that are available to our clients to maintain the integrity of that product at that temperature range in transit.