Gartner Research

Assess Regulatory Guidelines for Transporting Temperature-Sensitive Pharmaceutical Products

Published: 14 October 2015

ID: G00291277

Analyst(s): Lisa Callinan

Summary

Global regulations are tightening for the distribution of temperature-sensitive pharmaceutical products. Logistics leaders must act now to ensure their transportation networks are compliant.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Increasingly stringent shipping guidelines for temperature-sensitive products are placing significant new demands on manufacturers and distributors to ensure product integrity is maintained during the transportation process
  • Logistics leaders are likely to see continued increases in costs associated with temperature-sensitive transportation due to additional qualification and validation protocols
  • Because demand for cold chain logistics services is increasing, the choices for logistics leaders of vendors that can offer the capabilities and capacity to meet specific compliance requirements at a global level are limited

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