State of the medical device industry

The medical device industry needs to learn from the failures and the achievements of other industries to bring its supply chains up to date, writes Lora Cecere, founder of Supply Chain Insights. Cecere recommends taking five steps to improve supply chains, such as using customer scorecards and capitalizing on channel data. “We need for supply chain leadership to step up to the plate,” she adds.

Read the full article here: State of the medical device industry.

Q Data and Pharma

SAP Track and Trace in the Pharma Industry

On March 12th, Q Data USA hosted the 1st Annual Serialized Track and Trace seminar that focused on the pharmaceutical industry. As a follow up, the month of April will feature additional live webinar events regarding Serialized Track and Trace. Click here to register for the following sessions. Webinars begin on Thursdays at 11:00 AM CST. Continue reading


Serialization Seminar completed – Sessions available for download

The Serialized Track and Trace Seminar held on 12th March 2014 was well attended and served up some great views in to the Pharma world and in particular the impact of the DSCSA on companies out there.

  • Bill Fletcher delivered some great points taking the attendees through the passing of the new law and the implications surrounding it.
    • What does the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 (DQSA), formerly referred to as HR 3204, mean to you? (Download)
    • What strategies and solutions should you be considering for Supply Chain efficiencies and regulatory compliance? (Download)
  • Stephen Cloughley delivered 2 topics covering SAP’s targeted solution for Pharma and serialization; and the second one on batch traceability covering their new SAP Global Batch Traceability tool.
    • Solutions to help with Supply Chain efficiencies for serialized items. (Download)
    • A detailed look at SAP Global Batch Traceability. (Download)
  • James Tucker took us through Darwin’s law of Serialization from an implementation standpoint. Very interesting take on the topic.
    • Implementation considerations for global serialization. (Download)
  • Guido Rijcken and Kevin Wilson covered SAP’s track and trace solution in more detail.
    • An overview of SAP’s Track and Trace Solution with a focus on SAP EM. (Download)
    • Looking in depth at SAP OER and SAP AII. (Download)
    • Extending SAP’s Serialized Track and Trace solution with Verifier Suite. (Download)

Feel free to download and view each of the sessions if you missed them… Continue reading

Serialized Track and Trace Seminar - March 12th

FREE Serialized Track and Trace Seminar starts tomorrow 12th March

Starts tomorrow March 12th. 8 sessions packed on useful information on DSCSA, SAP OER / AII / GBT / EM, Implementation experience… Focused specifically on the Pharma industry and a second track on the SAP solutions provided for Serialized and Batch Track and Trace.

To register click here.

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What does the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 (DQSA), formerly referred to as HR 3204, mean to you?

On November 27, 2013 H.R. 3204 was signed into US Federal law as the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 (DQSA). Among other things, the new law will impact the way prescription drug trades are documented in the United States and preempt state laws for drug traceability, including California’s e-pedigree law.  This one hour session outlines the requirements of the DQSA, Title II, referred to as the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA).

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Serialized Track and Trace Virtual Seminar – Pharma and SAP (March 12th)

Date: 12th March – 8 sessions starting 8am PST and ending at 3pm PST

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Eventbrite - 1st Annual Serialized Track and Trace Seminar

Congress enacted the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013 (DQSA), formerly referred to as HR 3204, in November 2013 and it starts to take effect in a significant way in January 2015. You should be planning to attend the 1st annual Serialized Track-and-Trace Seminar on 12th March, 2014. This is a virtual event that allows you to attend the sessions from the comfort of your own home or office, yet you still have access to all the content and experts that you would expect from a live event. It’s a truly unique and valuable opportunity for those focused on these latest changes in legislation for the Pharma industry. Continue reading