ESP - GS1 Pharma Serialisation Industry Readiness Survey Report 2017

A report on the 2017 ESP - GS1 Ireland survey on industry readiness for pharmaceutical serialisation with a focus on the EU FMD deadline

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Survey Background

Our joint report on serialisation readiness returns in its second year. This time, we have focused on preparations to meet the impending EU FMD deadline. The survey draws from across the industry, including Pharma Manufacturers, Virtual Pharma Companies, Contract Manufacturers, 3PLs, and Wholesale Distributor Repackagers.

Key findings of the report

  • There is a greater understanding of the financial implications of serialisation for businesses in 2017, when compared to the findings of our 2016 survey
  • With the deadline due in less than 18 months, the survey found that a quarter of those surveyed had no lines ready to meet the requirements of the EU FMD
  • Over 70% of those surveyed had business processes readt to handle master data
  • In over 50% of companies surveyed, a company-wide education programme is not in place to deal with the challenges of serialisation

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