It is pretty clear that there is not much interest in the use of Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) in the pharmaceutical supply chain because every time I publish an essay in RxTrace about some aspect of it, there is a drop in readership. So at the risk of taking another hit in readership, let’s take … Continue reading The Case Against RFID In Pharma
There is a new and valuable resource available for anyone who needs to make use of both GS1 RFID and GS1 barcodes–or even just one or the other–on any product or shipping container and in any supply chain. It is called “RFID Bar Code Interoperability, GS1 Guideline” and it is available as a free PDF download … Continue reading InBrief: RFID and Barcode Interoperability
It has been almost two years since I published “RFID is DEAD…at Unit-Level in Pharma” and we are approaching a pivotal decision by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that will determine whether or not RFID will be acceptable for identifying drugs in the U.S. supply chain. Last Thursday was the scheduled final closing of … Continue reading Will the FDA Accept RFID for Drug Identification?
That’s right. And it comes from an economic reality that was evident even six years ago. That was when a small group of people with various pharmaceutical supply chain backgrounds had an informal discussion of the relative costs and impacts that each of the three primary business segments in the supply chain would face in a … Continue reading RFID is DEAD…at Unit-Level in Pharma
*NOTE – We are including a Free Trading Partner Integration template for you to download at the end of this article. The 2023 DSCSA requirement looms in the near future and pharma companies are frantically working together to create and implement the technological goals that create the interoperable system by November 27, 2023. To achieve … Continue reading EPCIS GUIDE for your organization
The new GS1 Global Model Number.
China finalizes two of three documents related to its pharma traceability mandate.
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