Logistics involves the coordination and transportation of drugs, devices, and clinical trials supplies between manufacturers, depots, sites, and patients. Packaging and labeling is included within this segment.
Distribution & Management
Distribution & Management refers to the contract services that provide management of a drug distribution chain, the inbound or outbound distribution courier service itself, or both. This sub-segment includes supply chain management for clinical trial drugs or finished goods, courier/transportation services, wholesale services, and storage services.
Packaging consists of placing ready-to-ship goods in suitable shipping cases and boxes for transportation. Packaging services also include labeling and printing for the package container and production of raw pharmaceutical packaging materials such as bottles, caps, and boxes.
Logistics Technology encompasses all technology solutions that assist with logistics management or security. Logistics management systems, tracking solutions such as RFID tracking systems, and anti-counterfeit systems are all represented in this category.