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On time in full (OTIF) high level guidance

This paper provides an introduction and a high-level view of on time in full (OTIF) so that when we use the acronym, we know how it is calculated and are all using it in the same way. It examines detail on the components of ‘Actual orders delivered’ and ‘Expected orders to be delivered’ and talks about the information included, actions to take and gives tips on how to best use each component. 

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Supply chain mapping: A best practice for the biopharma industry

The complexity of the support networks needed to deliver biopharma products, makes good supply chain mapping (SCM) essential to ensure reliable drug product supply.  This is especially the case given the impact that natural disasters, adverse weather and politics can have on supply chain security.

This guide from the Supply Chain Mapping workstream can be tailored to the needs of both suppliers and manufacturers and helps them map and master supply chain risk.  The guide details reasons why companies should adopt the approach, an implementation model, a standardized questionnaire to collate and manage basic supplier data and a maturity model against which a company can assess its own level of supply chain mapping and understanding.

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Raw materials: Patient-centric requirements for the supply of raw materials

Raw material variability and control in the supply chain are important matters for the biopharmaceutical industry. The industry is still working to align the supply performance with biopharma’s needs. More still needs to be done to understand, monitor and control of raw materials. Patient well-being is best assured by reducing or eliminating variability of the finished drug product, and this can be achieved, in part by targeted reduction and/or elimination of variation in raw materials. This paper identifies ten areas of practice endorsed by leading global biopharmaceutical manufacturers to start to address and reduce raw material variation through our supply chains.

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