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Benefits of Foreign Trade Zones

A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) writes[1], is a secure area supervised by CBP, but treated as being outside United States trade boundaries.  Companies utilizing an FTZ have the legal opportunity to pay lower duty rates or possibly avoid paying them altogether as...

Thursday, September 30, 2021 | Read More

Resilience Analysis of Vaccine Supply Chain

Released by Sentry BioPharma Services In, as it says, what now appears to be a prescient discussion described in an article written in April, 2020[1], Tim Gunn wrote about how vaccine cold chain supply practices were soon going to be put to the test to store and distribute COVID-19 vaccines....

Friday, July 23, 2021 | Read More

Mitigating the Logistical Challenges Associated with Clinical Studies of Investigational Drugs

How Sentry BioPharma Services supports clinical studies with just-in-time custom labeling/kitting/packaging and more. Released by Sentry BioPharma Services Contract Pharma Staff 06.17.21As crucial to innovation as they are, clinical studies come with a unique set of logistical challenges...

Thursday, June 24, 2021 | Read More

Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Management

Supply Chain Management: Real-Time Tracking, Trusted Alliances, Ensured Integrity

Biotech and pharmaceutical companies leverage Sentry's contract pharmaceutical manufacturing background and a versatile network of pharmaceutical cold chain logistics providers to successfully plan, source, make and deliver temperature-sensitive products.   Sentry adheres to the Supply-Chain Council's Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR®) model. The model provides a framework linking processes, metrics, best practices and technology into a unified structure to support supply chain communication and improve management effectiveness. Planning, sourcing, making, delivering and returning processes comprise the foundation of the SCOR® model.

Sentry's core functions extend to all pharmaceutical supply chain interdependencies. This unified, cohesive approach integrates manufacturers, researchers, distributors, software systems, consultants and channel supply partners to meet emerging customer expectations.

From early-phase shipper and channel qualification to supporting cost-effective commercial product launches, Sentry utilizes biopharma experience and relationships with qualified vendors, brokers and manufacturers to design and implement domestic and international pharmaceutical supply chain solutions.

Sentry's Supply Chain Programs

  • Pharmaceutical cold chain management
    • Container and channel qualification studies
    • Gel pack conditioning (acclimation)          
    • Outer packing (tertiary) system
      • Consulting
      • Design
      • Testing
      • Recycling
    • Time-out-of-temperature (TOT) reduction
  • Regional, national and global distribution
    • Cross-docking
    • Freight cost containment
    • U.S. licensed, registered and accredited
  • Commercial Fulfillment (order-to-cash) services
    • Dedicated customer service representatives
    • Compatible Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system
    • Order processing 24/7
  • Pharmaceutical import and export process management
  • Returns management program

 

 

 

 

 

  Supply Chain Management

Sentry anticipates, understands and addresses regulatory expectations and best practices, ensuring product integrity in every phase of the pharmaceutical supply chain. With 24/7 online data access, clients can monitor inventory and tracking information in real time for total transparency.

Sentry's Supply Chain Attributes

  • Adherence to applicable regulatory bodies, including:
    • Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
    • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
    • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
    • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
    • U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
    • U.S. state licensing agencies
    • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Track and trace
    • Advanced barcode technology
    • Configurable inventory management system
    • Electronic pedigree (e-Pedigree) and serialization
  • Pharmaceutical anti-counterfeiting measures
  • Processing of all orders efficiently, completely and correctly, every time

For more information about how Sentry's supply chain management programs can ensure product integrity in every phase of the pharmaceutical supply chain, contact Sentry via email or by phone at 1-866-757-7400.