Pharmaceutical Supply Chain 2021-08-19T12:44:16+02:00
The pharmaceutical supply chain greatly affects drug costs. Consumers face higher out-of-pocket expenses and health plans deal with higher drug spend

Industry trends

Vulnerabilities and future trends
  • As pharmaceutical labs incorporate new technologies, they will evolve to become more digitized, automated and distributed in nature
  • Digitization and automation will transform quality control work in the lab and on shop floor by introducing new ways of working
  • Most pharma companies face five challenges: clearly articulating a vision, defining a business case, scaling up with an agile approach, formulating a technology plan, and ensuring they have the change-management capabilities they’ll need to transform

  • Pharma is a highly regulated industry: approximately 30 percent of staff time is spent on documentation-related activities, includingproduct dossiers, machine logs, batch records, and more. In the pharma company of the future, standard documents would be generatedautomatically, and all information would be documented and checked automatically, so a batch could be released in real time unless therewas a critical process deviation

  • Pharma companies’ portfolios are growing in size and diversity, and volatility on both ends of the supply chain (from sourcing to sales) is increasing. Customers and patients will expect increased supply-chain transparency and information, and this move to telehealth and app-based ecosystems will require a tech-enabled delivery model. The digitization of supply chains will accelerate, and investors may step in to further disrupt and reform supply chains

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Pharma operations

The path to recovery and the next normal

Considerations for companies:

  • Reorganizing assets and supply chains will create resilience
  • Agility and transparency will be critical, with digital and analytics being the engine of acceleration
  • The future of work will likely be remote and distributed, and new capabilities and talent will be needed now

Considerations for industry:

  • Landed cost is no longer paramount as networks rebalance cost and risk
  • Supply chains could become patient-centric with different end points of delivery and information
  • New technologies should emerge and shift the overall industry

McKinsey & Company

How to solve Industry challenges with ClearView Trade solution

Lacking central overview of all export shipments and documents2021-08-18T14:09:59+02:00

Lacking central overview of all export shipments and documents

Industry challenges

No overview, re-typing in multiple platforms:

  • The document supply chain is very fragmented  and up to 2/3 of data is re-typed at least once
  • Using multiple solutions and providers makes it difficult to maintain an overview

Outsourcing of services leaves exporters in the blind:

  • Manuel update and poor info on shipment status
  • Lack of transparency increase risk for errors

Bureaucracy precludes expansion of the business:

  • Limitation on numbers of shipment reduce business potential
  • Best practice takes shipping staff long time to acquire and causes ineffectiveness and large wage costs
ClearView Trade solution

One-stop source:

  • To handle all export administration

Central overview and transparency:

  • Control Tower Portal access enabling enterprise-controlled workflow, organizational alignment and compliance with a company look

  • Carries Portal and Customer Portal access provide digital interactions with access to all partners – information and documents to be shared

Improving upscale of business:

  • Improving supply chain with a digital network will cause shipping department to manage larger shipment volume

  • Adding business intelligence in the form of POD, legalization status,  etc.

  • Improving customer service and reduce no. of inquires

Lack of collaboration tools impacts your ability to grow and optimize resources2021-08-17T07:45:36+02:00

Lack of collaboration tools impacts your ability to grow and optimize resources

Industry challenges

Time consuming workflow:

  • Multiple touch points to get shipment status
  • Using word-processing and spreadsheet templates exchanging documents via e-mail
  • Crucial knowledge is often lost

Covid 19 challenges – working remote:

  • No digital backup plan for joint shipping cases leave staff isolated and working from home becomes ineffective
  • Handover of work between colleagues is time consuming without a common platform
ClearView Trade solution

File Folder overview as a collaboration tool for your team:

  • Everything in one place creates team efficiency and business transparency
  • Improved team planning, flexibility and handover between collages
  • Improved integration of teams working from remote locations
  • Proactive risk management

Significant savings:

  • Digitization of manual team procedures reduces time consumption, which will lead to huge net savings
  • Collaboration platform reduces document lead time from order to shipment, on average exporters save +1 day of lead time
  • Client savings reach typically 60% in time savings
  • Today, 50 % of all shipments trigger customer inquiries
Complying with regulatory demands is time consuming2021-09-28T14:50:39+02:00

Complying with regulatory demands is time consuming

Industry challenges

Industry specific quality standards:

  • Complying with industry specific quality standards is a time-consuming process and causing shipping delays and cancelations

Optimizing service level:

  • Digitization reduces time from order to shipment
  • Errors in export documents and non-compliance causes delays and impact profitability and reputation
  • Any error in shipment processes will lead to potential Customer claims
ClearView Trade solution

Ensure full compliance:

  • Providing legal requirements and practices, as the solution guides users with best workflows and digital verifications of data, document templates and certificates
  • Satisfying customer demand for individual solutions

Reduce error:

  • Digitization reduces or removes errors related to manual processes
  • Applied automation will eliminate re-typing of data  and room for errors
Historically, our platform has helped customers reduce number of failed shipments by 50%

Pharmaceutical Customer Cases

CUSTOMER CASE #1

Global bioscience company

BEFORE

Was looking for ways to cut the lead time of export documents
  • Export documents represented a bottleneck as the shipment was waiting for return of legalized documents
  • Documents were picked up by a local currier and returned the following day
  • Set-up delaying shipments

The company is a supplier of food cultures, probiotics & enzymes. Its products are used in cheese production, fermented milk, meat, food service, beverages, wine, fruit preparation, ice cream and desserts, confectionery, cereals, spreads, bakery products, snacks, dietary supplements, pharmaceuticals and agricultural products

AFTER

Significant cuts in document lead time

  • Now export documents are available same day
  • Transparency due to the possibility of sharing documents with customers, carriers and collegues
  • New cut off time in production resulted in quicker delivery time

  • Documented impact in new incremental  revenue as customer could get accelerated delivery
  • Reducing the document lead time brings more customers

The nature of  this company’s business demands highly effective processes in the supply chain. Using ClearViewTrade for managing export documents has provided a substantial competitive advantage as document lead-time is shortened significantly.

CUSTOMER CASE #2

Global pharmaceutical company

BEFORE

Was looking for ways to cut the lead time of export documents
  • Export documents represented a bottleneck as the shipment was waiting for return of legalized documents
  • Goods was picked up by a local currier and returned the following day
  • Lack of overview and transparency among team members

“Our existing treatments benefit millions of people around the world living with diabetes, severe obesity and rare blood and endocrine diseases. From our laboratories to our factories, we discover and develop innovative biological drugs and make them available to patients worldwide. Our focus is on the serious chronic diseases that affect hundreds of millions of people and which are some of the most pressing global health challenges.”

AFTER

Significant cuts in document lead time

  • Now export documents are available immediately
  • Transparency of processes to all team members
  • One “Control Tower” of all shipments, documents and certificates
  • Simplified custom reporting
  • Ensuring compliance

The company is committed to reduce our environmental impact to zero. It exports hundreds of millions of vials and injection pens. The Clearview Trade platform supports their commitment by removing all paper in the export processes.

CUSTOMER CASE #3

World leader of innovative and sustainable solutions across food, health, pharma and biotech industries

BEFORE

Was looking for ways to cut the lead time of export documents
  • Export documents represented a bottleneck as the shipment was waiting for return of legalized documents

  • Documents and certificates was picked up by a local currier and returned the following day

  • Lack of overview and transparency among team members

The company is uniquely positioned to be a leading innovator in the field of microbes for nutrition, health, and wellness. There are three primary ways to modulate the microbiome—molecules, microbes, and phages—and this company has significant expertise and capabilities in all of them.They have a global team of scientists, thought leaders, and innovators, and decades of research, manufacturing, commercialization, and regulatory expertise.

AFTER

Significant cuts in document lead time

  • Now export documents are available same day

  • Transparency of processes to all team members

  • One “Control Tower” of all shipments, documents and certificates

  • Simplified custom reporting

  • Ensuring compliance

“Using science responsibly is the way we operate. Our products provide enhanced bioprotection, an improved nutritional profile, and better taste and texture with greater cost efficiency and lower environmental impact.”

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The Danish authorized Chambers have chosen to work with us

All our solutions are based on open standards (UBL and UNCEFACT) and a secure public infrastructure (PEPPOL).

ClearView Trade has been heading the OASIS UBL transportation Subcommittee in connection with ISO 204 (intelligent logistics).

Digital community:
  • Large international network with sister organizations and embassies around the world and offices in both Denmark and Brussels

  • Digital service for all export companies:
    • 85 % of danish exports
    • 4000 clients and 6000 users
  • We are collaborating with the Agency For Digitization under the Danish Ministry of Finance to develop digital standards for trade and logistics within PEPPOL, meaning we are 3-4 years ahead for other markets and competitors.

  • (3-4 year ahead for other markets and competitors)

Endorsed partnership:

  • Certificate service accredited by the ICC providing:

    • Endorsement and legalization of Trade Invoices, Health Certificates, Packing lists, Contracts, Price lists & other
    • Digital issuing of COO, EUR 1, ATR and ATA Carnet
    • Two-factor authentication, digital stamp and signature
  • Membership activities and services including

    • Support and counseling on industry specific legal affairs, business law, customs rules, etc.
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