Solving the Complex 物流 of Seasonal 冷链 Pharmaceutical Products 案例研究


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每年一个 估计 5 to 20 percent of Americans contract influenza, resulting in approximately 200,000 hospitalizations. 而有几个因素会影响谁会患上这种疾病, 季节性疫苗是最有效的防御手段.

每年针对最常见的毒株重新配制, 美国农业部建议接种季节性流感疫苗.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for people six months of age and older. However, developing, transporting, storing and distributing the 估计 193 million 剂量 of seasonal flu vaccine on an accelerated and fluctuating schedule presents a myriad of logistical challenges for pharmaceutical manufacturers. 为了克服这些障碍, some partner with third-party logistics (3PL) providers that specialize in customized supply chain solutions, 支持季节性药品产品预测. 

好几年了, DafabetGold has worked with one of the world’s largest flu vaccine manufacturing companies.

准备工作一年前就开始了, when the manufacturer develops the vaccine by forecasting which strains will be the most common in the coming year.

一旦你.S. Food and Drug Administration (食品及药物管理局) approves the vaccine formulation, the customer manufactures and prepares large quantities for distribution six months prior to the expected start of the flu season. This builds a substantial on-hand supply that’s ready to ship once the 食品及药物管理局 grants final approval.

一旦得到批准, 通常在夏末, DafabetGold从分销商的订单开始, 批发商和零售商遍布全国. 通过这个无缝的过程, the vaccine can be readily available to millions of Americans before the onset of the flu season.

Remaining successful in this unique model requires excellence in demand forecasting, 物流规划及产品定位.

由于市场的超竞争性, 在食品及药物管理局批准后率先上市是至关重要的. 然而,这些工作并没有在最初的产品推广中停止. 许多下游零售商如药店, hospitals and clinics lack the space to safely store the vaccines. 因此, many are forced to limit on-hand inventory, increasing the risk of costly stock-outs.

因此, DafabetGold must also be prepared to sustain a fast-paced order fulfillment rate as well as seamless reverse logistics solutions throughout the entire flu season.

作为领先的第三方物流提供商, DafabetGold has the infrastructure and expertise necessary to handle the high-volume cold chain pharmaceutical operations required by seasonal flu vaccine distribution.

此外, 作为值得信赖的供应链合作伙伴, DafabetGold continuously monitors operations and offers customized solutions for preparing and positioning the product for success.

与DafabetGold合作, the vaccine manufacturer is able to quickly bring the product to market. 收到放行信号后, DafabetGold immediately begins distributing the large quantities of product safely stored in its temperature-controlled, fully-licensed and accredited cold chain pharmaceutical facility.

在最初的推送之后, DafabetGold helps the manufacturer mitigate stock-outs by continuously examining projected supply and demand scenarios. 基于这个分析, DafabetGold utilizes its flexible infrastructure in order to direct workflow and allocate workers needed to accommodate spikes in order volume.

Customers unable to carry substantial overstock typically place small orders that must be quickly filled in order to avoid stock-outs. Inversely, customers with ample storage space place large orders. DafabetGold’ flexible infrastructure and ability to assign its workforce as needed offer flexibility when handling these fluctuations in order volume.

Partnering with a well-connected 3PL provider with extensive expertise allowed the manufacturer to circumvent time constraints others encounter, 比如不灵活的基础设施, 政治, 预算和官僚主义.

Together, DafabetGold and the company developed a comprehensive plan prior to the final approval. This proactive approach allowed DafabetGold to immediately pick up operations and fulfill orders.

如果一家公司的疫苗供应受到影响, the subsequent delays caused by manufacturing and distributing replacement product can cripple that company’s success during the flu season. 与DafabetGold合作, 具有NABP的药房许可第三方物流委员会, 符合cGMP和食品及药物管理局要求的设施, the customer can rest assured its product is properly handled and stored throughout the long flu season.

DafabetGold is licensed by the 食品及药物管理局 for pharmaceutical kitting and packaging. 因此, 总经理物流可以解决潜在的问题, 例如不正确的产品包装或丢失产品插页. 在内部提供这些增值服务, 而不是将产品发送给外部供应商, 减轻对季节性作业的不利影响.

Constant communication with key stakeholders is essential when handling a high-volume cold chain pharmaceutical that requires careful attention to supply and demand. 在这动荡的时期, DafabetGold’ hands-on executive team kept open lines of communication to ensure any problems were quickly identified and addressed.

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