BioPhorum Supply Partner
Be part of the trusted advisory group driving change for the inbound supply chain of biopharmaceuticals. BioPhorum Supply Partner addresses the supply chain’s complexity, resilience, and costs. Plus we are looking at how to innovate and create more sustainability.
BioPhorum Supply Partner brings together supplier and manufacturer inbound supply chain leaders to deal with current issues and build a future-focused approach to the industry. Our members have collaborated to create a strategic framework that will help drive the future development of the biopharma supply chain.
Our members develop best practices and industry standards. Being part of the collaboration helps them understand what is needed to improve their operational excellence and have the confidence to effect changes.
Join 64 members, including most of the top 29 pharmaceutical companies, to bring about change within the inbound supply chain. Our members benefit from being at the forefront of digital innovation through sharing knowledge and acting as one voice for the industry.
Our members are building on lessons learned over the last few years as several global events impacted the inbound supply chain. Notably, the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war in Ukraine are creating long-term effects, including a change in behaviors along the supply chain.
Members report demand for raw materials is growing in several dimensions. There has been a more than doubling of global bioreactor capacity over the past five years, the productivity has tripled and somewhere between a x5 and x10 demand pull on raw materials, consumables and ingredients – the industry needs to work out how to sustain this growth and manage lead times at times of stress.
Resilience and recovery
Geo-political changes will continue to disrupt the supply of raw materials. So, our members are working to develop solutions to these challenges.
- Increasing forecast and demand planning best practices
- Risk and business continuity management
- Knowledge and mapping of the supply chain to promote efficiencies in processes like auditing and supply change notifications.
Membership in BioPhorum Supply Partner gives your organization a place at these discussions and early access to make the changes within your own inbound supply chain.
Focus on solutions
Through our publications, we bring about positive change in the supply chain. By partnering with other Phorums we pool expertise and knowledge, unlike any other organization.
For example, our collaboration with BioPhorum Drug Substance delivered “ Supply Change Notification Guidance “. This can be used in the industry alongside an electronic template. This template supports the need for increased speed in processing second source supply change notifications.
More and more we are working to take the lead in managing the changes needed to operate and improve operations for the inbound supply chain, for example, our members are actively working to promote X-ray technology as an acceptable sterilization process. The FDA now recognizes this as a complementary technology for sterilization. This offers another channel for sterilizing the industry’s single-use system components.
By creating a strategic framework, our members have identified five objectives that tackle challenges within the industry.
There is a maturity/capability assessment tool for each of these objectives so that members have tangible data to measure their performance. This ensures they see value from operational excellence that ultimately benefits the patients.
The strategic goals are:
- To lead by industry insights on emerging patterns and trends
- Provide a safe and adaptable supply chain which works in harmony with biomanufacturing
- Create a fully digitized supply chain that supports commerce, quality and data sharing
- Develop strong, open relationships across the supply chain for better quality and less risk
- Build a sustainable supply chain that does no harm to the planet, person or product.
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