FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ISPE Announces Release of Free White Paper:
“Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach”
TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA, 16 September 2010 – ISPE, a global not-for-profit association of 22,000 pharmaceutical science and manufacturing professionals, today announced the release of a new white paper entitled, “Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach ( 2 MB).” The white paper is available as a free download to Members and non-members of the Society via the ISPE Web site, www.ispe.org.
Supply chain security is a chief concern throughout the pharmaceutical industry. “Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach” illustrates how an integrated approach can help address pharmaceutical supply chain security concerns, such as preventing and detecting adulteration, counterfeiting, illegal diversion, and theft. The document takes a holistic view of supply chain security, and outlines a number of strategies for augmenting existing supply chain strategies. The principles discussed in the white paper include augmenting specific quality systems, being alert to signals in the environment, applying risk management principles, and developing specific programs.
This white paper was developed by members of the International Leadership Forum (ILF), a high-level advisory group working through ISPE. The ILF is comprised of thought leaders from the Pharmaceutical Industry whose mission is to identify and influence direction and align the industry globally, establish dialogue with regulators to discuss critical technological issues, identify opportunities for innovation, promote consistency, and seek worldwide harmonization where appropriate.
To download “Supply Chain Security: A Comprehensive and Practical Approach,” click here ( 2 MB). The document is located in the “Other Publications ” section. An Executive Summary of the white paper also appears in the September/October issue of ISPE’s Members-only publication, Pharmaceutical Engineering.
ISPE, the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering, is the Society of choice for 24,000 technical professionals working in or serving the manufacturing sector or drug development in the pharmaceutical industry in 90 countries. ISPE aims to be the catalyst for "Engineering Pharmaceutical Innovation" by providing Members with opportunities to develop their technical knowledge, exchange practical experience within their community, enhance their professional skills, and collaborate with global regulatory agencies and industry leaders. Founded in 1980, ISPE offers online learning opportunities for a global audience and has its worldwide headquarters in Tampa, Florida, USA; its European office in Brussels, Belgium; an Asia Pacific office in Singapore; and its newest office in Shanghai, China. Visit www.ISPE.org for additional Society news and information.