Creating End-to-End Supply Chain Synergy

15 - 17 June, 2020 | Toronto, ON

Whitepapers

Blockchain & The Temperature Controlled Supply Chain: Is It Time For Pharma Logistics Leaders In Canada to Embrace Blockchain?

Blockchain & The Temperature Controlled Supply Chain: Is It Time For Pharma Logistics Leaders In Canada to Embrace Blockchain?

As 2019 CCGF Canada speaker Nedal Ismail, Professor and Program Coordinator Bachelor of Commerce, Supply Chain Management & Management Studies, The Business School, Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning, puts it, though "it is not immediately apparent if blockchain will bring an incremental change (i.e. a marginal improvement in existing processes), or a disruptive change (one that will completely change the way the business is conducted), one thing is clear: blockchain stands to transform pharma logistics over the next decade. From enabling increased transparency, security, communication and efficiency, the potential benefits of blockchain seem limitless.

In this in-depth report, we demystify blockchain by shedding light on:

  • Current use cases and applications of blockchain in pharma logistics both here in Canada and abroad
  • Key barriers to adoption and challenges associated with blockchain
  • The future of blockchain technology and how it could potentially be used to optimize the pharma supply chain in years to come
  • Why Canada is becoming a global hub for blockchain innovation both within life sciences and beyond
Supply Chain Resilience: How to build on-the-ground excellence and protect critical business functions

Supply Chain Resilience: How to build on-the-ground excellence and protect critical business functions

How to build on-the-ground excellence and protect critical business functions


This whitepaper explores:

  • The growing need for business continuity planning
  • Understanding the risk landscape
  • Protecting critical functions and processes
  • Ensuring on-the-ground operational engagement
  • Adopting a mitigation mindset
  • Business continuity planning in practice
The Pocket Guide to Smart Warehouse Management

The Pocket Guide to Smart Warehouse Management

Across the pharmaceutical supply chain, losses associated with temperature lapses are estimated to be worth £320bn globally.[1] To ensure the profitability of the pharmaceutical industry and patient safety, supply chains must limit the risk of damage to products.

Warehouses are a critical area of risk due to the hectic pace of operations and potential for errors in judgment or processes by workers. To ensure the safe storage and continuity of supply for pharmaceutical products, supply chain leaders must operate with smart warehouse management in mind.

In this report, we cover five areas where a company can improve warehouse operations:

  • Smart warehouse management is integral to the efficient running of pharmaceutical supply chains
  • Carefully weighing up the benefits and risks of a centralised or decentralised warehouse strategy
  • Deciding when and where to use warehouse automation and technology
  • Managing critical risk points in warehouse operations
  • Ensuring a flexible warehousing strategy to meet market changes
  • Integrating last mile distribution into warehousing