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Brian Butler is Vice President of business development at both The Allied Group and for their TAGmedica division.  TAGMedica is a turn-key provider of specimen collection & diagnostic kitting services for genomic and diagnostic testing companies.  He is the author of Find 'Em, Get 'Em, Keep 'Em, Proven Strategies for Attracting, Acquiring and...

Brian Butler is Vice President of business development at both The Allied Group and for their TAGmedica division.  TAGMedica is a turn-key provider of specimen collection & diagnostic kitting services for genomic and diagnostic testing companies.  He is the author of Find 'Em, Get 'Em, Keep 'Em, Proven Strategies for Attracting, Acquiring and Retaining the Right Customers, and the recently released In Search of...Customers!   Brian holds a BS in marketing, graduating with honors from The University of Bridgeport, where he attended school on a two-sport athletic scholarship for soccer and baseball, and an MBA from Century University.

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Innovation is Good Medicine

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"Creativity is thinking up new things.  Innovation is doing new things." -Theodore Levitt Shifting customer needs have always been a driver for innovation. Life science organizations are in need of innovative supply chain partners that can deliver turn-key services for all of their product delivery requirements, both locally and globally....
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Supply Chain Success Means Having All the Links in Place

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 "You're only as strong as your weakest link." Dynamic discoveries and emerging technologies in the life science industry are driving profound changes for genetic and diagnostic testing companies who need to rapidly transform their business operations. These trends are putting new pressure on companies' manufacturing and supply chain organizat...
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Finding the Right Partners is the Key to Creating Supply Chain Success

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s "Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships." -Michael Jordan 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,...
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Marketing Diagnostic Testing Services in the EU

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Many of our US-based diagnostic testing clients are having us help them move into the EU marketplace In order to commercialize in vitro diagnostic (IVD) in the European Union, a CE Mark certificate is needed. This certification verifies that a device meets all regulatory requirements for IVDs, which will soon change under the new In Vitro Diagnosti...
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Navigating Changing Regulations for Diagnostic Companies

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 As US-based diagnostic organizations capitalize on the increasing world-wide interest in testing, they need to understand the regulatory landscape in different markets. The European Union's (EU) In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) of Medical Devices 2017/746 is significantly affecting the IVD industry and companies selling into the EU marke...
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A Global Solution for Diagnostic Kitting & Fulfillment

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 We are pleased to share news about our 2 year partnership and successful client relationships built with Titan Solutions of Ireland. As the need, interest, and availability for Diagnostic Testing has grown globally in the last few years, our strategic alliance has given our customers an ability to have world-wide fulfillment solutions. Geneti...
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COVID 19: Mission Report

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"Leadership requires a belief in the mission and unyielding perseverance to achieve victory." -Jocko Willink Much time has been spent talking about our collective mission and the ultimate 'victory over Covid.' Here are my personal reflections / "Captain's Log" if you will, of the last 12+ months. Number of days in the pandemic: 400 Number of days s...
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From Corner Print Shop to Global Life Science Service Provider

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 In just 2 months I'll be celebrating my 34th year at The Allied Group.  Started in 1946, this year Allied is celebrating its 75th anniversary. I 'grew up' using a layout sheet, a metal ruler, and a mechanical pencil drawing sketches of business forms.  Allied Printing produced invoices, checks, statements and other kinds o...
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The Global Diagnostics Revolution

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The pandemic of 2020-21 has sped the revolution of the diagnostic testing industry as a whole.  The strategic questions organizations in this space must answer go well beyond just outsourcing. Whether a company runs its own assembly and distribution operations or outsources these functions, it still has to make improvements and align them...
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11 Steps on the Path to Fulfillment for Diagnostic Testing Organizations

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 The genomic and diagnostic testing sector is playing a critical role in shifting the healthcare and drug discovery landscape. Rising healthcare costs and consumer demand have created a need for advanced tools that are fast, accurate, informative, affordable, and less invasive for clinical decision making. Ongoing significant technological and...
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Outsourcing & Agile Supply Chains as a Competitive Business Strategy & Fundamental Growth Imperative

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 Diagnostic companies of all sizes have discovered the need to focus on core competencies and farm out everything that others can do more efficiently. Outsourcing is nothing new of course, but what started with isolated processes such as IT or payroll  has now evolved to encompass the entire front-end process: design, procurement, product...
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The New World of the Patient-Centric Supply Chain in Diagnostic Testing

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The impacts of the pandemic include shortages of critical supplies and delays in shipping that have affected every industry. The enormity of testing surrounding COVID has increased consumer awareness of both diagnostic testing for a variety of targeted screenings and general overall health benefits. This fact is requiring that diagnostic testing or...
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The Road to Fulfillment: Diagnostic Testing in the EU

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Are you looking to develop and launch a diagnostic test kit in the EU in 2021? The European Union is a collaborative economy with over 500 million prospective customers in need of diagnostic testing services. Here are some of the logistics steps to consider in order to develop a successful program: Develop content requirements Design brand, packagi...
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The Boom in Healthcare Investment and the Rise of Diagnostic Testing

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Healthcare Investment grew exponentially in 2021.  And due to the pandemic and the health needs of everyone going forward, it seems that trend is likely to continue into the foreseeable future.    2020 brought a huge boom in healthcare investment. How big? SVB analysts have the record-breaking answer – Endpoints News (endpt...
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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.  The emergence of COVID and the pandemic of 2020, and now 2021, has only intensified the pressure. Supply chains, which once functioned almost on autopilot, face many dangers today in both the global and the ...
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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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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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