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Key Capabilities of Track-and-Trace and Serialization Software Solutions in the Life Science Industry

Published: 26 April 2016

ID: G00299046

Analyst(s): Andrew Stevens


Life science manufacturers and their supply chain partners must assess key capabilities needed as part of software solutions for track and trace and serialization. This research identifies the key capabilities for consideration as part of ongoing compliance and supply chain integration initiatives.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Identify the Key Capabilities of Each Software Solution and Their Scaling Strategy to Deliver Across the End-to-End Supply Chain
  • Foundational (Core) Capabilities
  • Execution (Extended) Capabilities
  • Enablement (Strategic) Capabilities
  • Assess Separate Capabilities for Establishing Foundational Architecture Integrating Across Enterprise IT Data Management and Operational Execution Levels
    • Foundational (Core) Capabilities
    • Execution (Extended) Capabilities
    • Verification and Authentication
    • Cloud Capabilities
    • Security
    • Edge Capabilities
    • Visibility — Supply Chain Visibility and Governance of Data
    • Aggregation
  • Special Considerations for Software Solutions' Extended Capabilities
    • Hardware Integration and Interdependency
  • Enablement (Strategic) Capabilities

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