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Develop and implement contingency plans to better prepare for unexpected events

Presented at: CBI’s Biopharmaceutical Forum on Clinical and Commercial Supply Chain Excellence; 2012 Jul 24-25; New Brunswick, NJ.

Whether getting drugs to a population during a natural disaster or pulling product from the shelves in response to a recall, biopharmaceutical companies must have alternate supply chain strategies in place for unexpected events. Examples of real-world circumstances that have impacted the supply chain and contingency plans for improved preparation and disaster management are presented, including:

  • Various potential supply chain challenges resulting from an unexpected event such as natural disasters, consent decrees, supply chain disruptions, or pandemic concerns
  • Contingency plans to better prepare for and address regulatory, organizational and logistical challenges resulting from an unexpected event