2022-11-22 | DSCSA interoperability deadline: is your organization ready?

In an interview for the Vantage Solves Series I explained why November 27, 2023 is critical for the pharmaceutical supply chain. By this date members of the ecosystem must implement an electronic, interoperable system to identify and trace prescription drug products in the US to be compliant with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). Additionally, wholesale distributors will require aggregation data to accept product in the coming year.

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2022-08-23 | Hey pharma: Data is as important as the drugs. No data? No delivery.

Preface: In this blog I’m going to assert that “the data associated with the drug and its supply chain transactions is just as important as the drug itself.” Disclaimer: The drug is certainly the most important part in the patient healthcare equation—data has nothing to do with that. BUT… there is a comprehensive data collection and integration reality that is required to get these drugs through the supply chain and eventually to the patients who need them. Ultimately, regulations like the...

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2022-07-07 | Country focus: Brazil

Brazil is a vibrant market packed with opportunities. Markem-Image is meeting the needs of our customers by combining our traditional expertise with investment in new technology writes Julio Leite, Markem-Imaje’s Regional Sales Director for Brazil and Argentina.

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2022-05-23 | Markem-Imaje and LUX Global Label – a seamless solution to combat counterfeiting

Systech technology allows manufacturers to add a digital layer of protection to their products that is impossible to counterfeit. As it is based on an already existing mark, our innovative solution is non-additive, representing substantial cost savings.

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2022-04-25 | Cables RCT: achieving speed, quality, legibility and durability in wire and cable marking and coding

When Spanish wire manufacturers Cables RCT identified opportunities for improvement in its complex marking and coding processes, it turned to Markem-Imaje for solutions. 

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2022-04-12 | Evolving coding and traceability to meet the new opportunities in pet food

Wellness! It’s the consumer word of our times and the noun that has sold a thousand products: from vitamin supplements to fitness products and snacks. Whilst the shift over the last decade to personal wellness and hypervigilance of what we put in our bodies is well documented, less well known is the growing trend for wellness in pet products.

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2022-03-21 | Protecting your brand in emerging markets

While counterfeit goods can be found in just about every corner of the globe, in developed markets we used to associate them with street vendors and questionable public fairs or markets.

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2022-01-31 | Reaping the rewards of packaging and coding in the field

Right now, one of the most notable consumer trends is the growing appetite for fresher produce with greater supply chain transparency. This is putting pressure on producers and suppliers to identify innovative yet cost-effective ways to package and code directly at the point of harvest.

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2022-01-12 | At-home coronavirus test kits: the real counterfeiter's dream

In March of 2020, we knew so much less than we do now about COVID-19. One thing we did know, however, was that testing would be a critical element in fighting the pandemic...

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2021-12-21 | Pharma brands shouldn’t wait to aggregate

Is a deadline an obligation or an opportunity? That’s something many pharmaceutical companies, particularly in the US, are considering right now as they look ahead to November 27, 2023...

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