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The Role of Smarter Supply Chains in Reducing Drug Shortages within the Healthcare Industry

The role of the supply chain in protecting patients from unsafe medical products is crucial, with the transportation and storage of pharmaceuticals having a significant impact on product integrity, and thus end patient welfare. Yet, with the growth of biopharmaceuticals, the significance of getting logistics right becomes even more important. The stricter logistic requirements and significant cost are combined with limited supply, meaning that every batch is vital. Ellena Austin of Yusen Logistics considers how supply chains can work smarter to mitigate the risks that cause product failures and better protect end patients.