Insights for FDA Regulated and HIPAA Compliant Organizations

The TAGmedica blogging team is committed to writing, sharing and distributing interesting and useful industry information. Tips, trends and other relevant topics along with some editorial, opinions, observations and good old-fashioned discussion and debate. We hope you enjoy and don't be afraid to join the conversation.

Radical Change Coming to Warehouse Management Systems and Fulfillment

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The traditional supply chain is moving to a highly integrated, digitized, and collaborative extended supply chain. Manufacturers in life science and elsewhere are deploying technology to improve warehouse operations, inventory management and distribution in their supply chain process. While manufacturing can be diverse, common business issues preva...
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My 3 "Simple" New Year's Resolutions

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"If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough" Albert Einstein Who am I to argue with Einstein? I reread my last 3 year's posts regarding my thoughts about the New Year and my resolutions for each one. Still all good advice about goal setting, how to use time better and focusing on priorities. Here's the rub though. While I c...
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Santa's Customer Service Secrets

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"This is the ultimate in feel-good projects. To make money and make people happy, it's a Santa Claus project" ~ Craig Belser Santa Claus may just preside over the most successful customer service organization in the world. This is amazing, given the fact that he has many logistical and operational disadvantages. The ordering system is antiquated. I...
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The Breaking Point for Supply Chains

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Over the last decade, many companies faced extreme supply chain challenges that stretched their capabilities to the breaking point. Supply chains, which once functioned almost on autopilot, face many dangers today in both the global and the domestic markets. Due to its global nature and systemic impact on the firm's financial performance, the suppl...
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3 Reasons to Be Thankful for Good Sales People

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"Your life, no matter how bad you think it is, is someone else's fairy tale" ~ Wale Ayeni Thanksgiving has always been my favorite holiday. It does not have the pressure and expectations of gift-giving like Christmas does. It usually does not have the excesses of New Year's Eve. And it doesn't come with the over-stimulation of parades and fireworks...
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Adapting to Changing Customer Demands

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Volatile times demand pervasive visibility and flexibility. Cost and currency fluctuations, supply disruptions, transportation capacity constraints and production recalls all put pressure on productivity. Supply chain executives are under ever increasing stress – if there is even one misstep – your whole supply chain and its extended network can be...
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Never Quit! Unless You Should...

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"Winners never quit and quitters never win."  ~Vince Lombardi Well………. Far be it from me to disagree with the great Vince Lombardi, and millions of other people who have ascribed to this philosophy. And to be fair, I'm sure that I've uttered the phrase above or something similar to my kids I'd say only a few thousand times over the last 20 plu...
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Innovative Supply Chain Partners are Good Medicine

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Shifting customer needs have always been a driver for innovation. Life science organizations will need the services of innovative supply chain partners that can deliver one-stop shopping for all their product delivery requirements, both locally and around the world. Life science companies are adapting to distributing to more locations, including re...
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Change Requires Escape Velocity

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"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."  Socrates ​ Think about change for a moment.  Change is a word and a concept that often immobilizes even the most goal-oriented, determined and successful people among us. ​ Think of a happy circumstance you are experiencing right now ...
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Driving Innovation with Supply Chain Excellence

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Innovation is a critical capability for diagnostic and genomic testing organizations to help them identify and bring new life-changing discoveries to patients. The real-world outcomes would suggest that life sciences organizations are rapidly improving their success at unlocking new answers.  However, based on industry research, it is clear th...
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The Right Way to Look for a Third-Party Logistics Provider

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For diagnostic testing and medical device companies, global business plays a critical role in delivering life-saving and life-enhancing therapies for an exponentially increasing number of patients daily. Lately, third-party logistics providers (3PL's) are focusing on ways in which they can deliver optimal service to their customers. This involves p...
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The Starting Line for Supply Chain Solutions Starts with TAGmedica

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At TAGmedica, you'll find the solutions you need to solve tough FDA regulated supply chain challenges that exceed customer demands and help companies gain a competitive edge. At TAGmedica , our most successful partnerships are those with rapidly growing, biologic companies that have outgrown the ability to warehouse, assemble and distribute diagnos...
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Is Any PR, Good PR?

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I don't know. I genuinely wish I had a better answer, but that's the truth. Let's dig a little deeper. So how is this shoe company doing financially in the last 10 days or so. From what I've read, and I'm certainly open to input from others, online sales have grown 31% from the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, through today. And while there was an init...
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Bringing Products to Market in a Global Regulated Environment

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The rapid pace of process innovation and technological advancement in the last decade has introduced both significant benefits as well as significant challenges to FDA regulated industries.  Learn More about TAGmedica   Companies these days are faced with demands of bringing products to market faster and faster, not only to meet sales and...
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The Connected Supply Chain

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The shift towards outcomes Trends in the Life Sciences industry are driving pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, and diagnostic testing companies to rapidly transform their business operations. These trends in the Life Sciences industry are putting new pressure on companies' manufacturing and supply chain organizations to simultaneously i...
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The Best Path to Commercialize a Diagnostic Test Kit

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Finding the Right Partners is the Key Inherent with the goal of commercialization lies the problems of production and distribution methods and costs, which must be worked out before manufacturing begins. FDA regulated companies are looking for a shorter and less costly pathway to commercialism, especially for smaller diagnostic testing companies. T...
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DOES YOUR 3PL PROVIDER UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS?

Does your 3 PL provider understand your business? Do they take the time to comprehend your logistic supply chain management strategy? Do they understand what you are trying to accomplish and recognize what is important to you? What is their supply chain management strategy does it fit with yours? Have they built metrics around those key aspects of your business? Do they understand the quality and regulatory needs of you business? Do they act like a key consultant?  

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