The Trend

Supply chains that span the globe can be challenging to monitor, leaving opportunities for error and diversions. As manufacturers around the world strive to maintain – and improve – safety in an increasing globalized supply chain, track-and-trace technology has never been more important.

Effective Technologies for a Complex Supply Chain

Tracking solutions make it harder for sub-standard drugs to enter the market by making it simpler for manufacturers and authorities to determine location and status of products—this is especially helpful in case of a stolen or diverted item.

The new Ar-Box from Onelite (Booth # W-450), a high-speed, automatic linear labeling system, designed to apply self-adhesive labels or tamper-evident seals for the inviolability of tuck flap cartons on upper and/or bottom faces of closed boxes. The machine’s compact design gives manufacturers the option to add traceability systems, while saving valuable plant floor space.

Another innovation- the new HD barcode™ from Complete Inspection Systems (Booth # N-5804) works with or without internet access and can store up to 175 times more data than traditional 2-D codes. Using a proprietary reading application, an authorized user can scan, read and verify product details from any location. Manufacturers can include track and trace information, products specifications, e-pedigree data, plant location, manufacture date, distribution regions, package, carton or label identifiers, user data, full color images and marketing incentives.

All Under One Roof

Pharmaceutical manufacturers looking for technology to prevent product altering and counterfeiting, while ensuring manufacturing efficiency will find new solutions at Pharma EXPO (McCormick Place, Chicago; Nov. 2-5). The show will offer attendees the chance to explore the latest industry developments in the use of track-and-trace technologies.

Additionally, attendees will benefit from educational sessions addressing the use of advanced technologies to help protect integrity of the pharmaceutical supply chain. Curated by the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE), the presentations are divided into three tracks: Manufacturing Operations on Monday, Nov. 3, Compliance Trends on Tuesday, Nov. 4, and Pharmaceutical Packaging on Wednesday, Nov. 5. Additionally, The Innovation Stage will offer free 30-minute educational seminars on breakthrough technologies. These presentations will take place throughout the day right on the exhibit floor. And because it’s co-located with PACK EXPO International, attendees will have the opportunity to explore ideas that apply across multiple industries!

Don’t miss out. Register now.