Challenges around pharma logistics
- The requirements on pharma transport and on pharma logistics have been significantly increased in the recent past.
- Principles and regulations, especially the „GMPs – Good Manufacturing Practices“, which are the fundament for pharmaceutical production are more and more extended to transport and logistics of pharmaceutical products (EU-GDP guideline).
- Simplified this can be summarized as:
- products have to be transported under the same conditions under which they are stored
- ”Production“ of the logistic services has to be cost efficient even under these conditions.
- Currently no standardized process exists to describe the process chain involving manufacturer, logistics and transport
Basic ideas of EIPL
- Establishment of a neutral company, which combines the knowledge of temperature controlled transport and quality management in pharmaceutical processes in an optimal way for the customer`s benefit.
- Creation of European minimum standards in order to give guidance to all of the players in the logistic part of the supply chain of pharmaceutical products. (“Mediation”)
- Transfer of existing and relevant laws and guidelines into manageable measures, e.g. for equipment, creation and documentation of processes, staff education and qualification. (“Translation”)