Supply Chain Management
Marken’s experience and expertise in supply chain logistics can support every aspect of your clinical trial, freeing you to focus on what you do best.
For drug companies looking to optimize supply chain logistics, Marken makes it happen. We’re more than just a premium courier service…we’re global life science supply chain specialists. Life science is our business, and we’re uniquely qualified to help you transform your supply chain.
Marken guarantees reduced costs on equal volumes. Customers who partner with us on 3-5 year agreements see more than 5% cost savings year over year.
With more sites and more markets opening up daily, supply chain logistics will only become more complicated:
• There are more clinical trial starts than ever before, and these clinical trials involve more patients and last longer than earlier trials.
• Many complex compounds used in these trials are time-sensitive and temperature-sensitive, demanding strict cold chain management.
• With the rise of bio-markers as the preferred measure of efficacy, samples represent critical endpoints of a clinical trial, and any mishandling could harm the integrity of the trial results.
The increasing complexity of supply chain logistics has affected the bottom line of companies across the industry, with global supply chain spending growing 12-15% every single year. Many companies are unaware of just how much supply chain logistics costs them in both money and hours.
4PL: The Marken Difference
Third party logistics (3PL) service providers only target specific functions, but Marken is a fourth party logistics provider (4PL) that can manage the entire process for you. Our deep knowledge and practical, hands-on experience uniquely position us to manage your 3PL providers for more streamlined, integrated service.
When It’s Out Of Your Hands, It’s In Ours
You need a supply chain logistics provider who truly understands the global nature of the pharmaceutical industry. No one can match Marken’s in-depth knowledge of customs policies and procedures around the world.
Marken works in a very complex regulatory and logistics environment, and our regulatory compliance is best in class. That’s whyover 49,000 investigator sites in over 150 countries are now supported by Marken.
No one can match Marken’s in-depth knowledge of customs policies and procedures around the world.
Ensuring the security of your supply is our primary goal, regardless of whether we choose an outside courier service or our own. No one in the industry can match our on-time and within specification deliveries of time-critical and temperature-sensitive shipments.
Best of all, we provide you with real-time access to the data you need to know that your shipments are safe. Our IT systems provide you with a clear picture of what’s happening in your supply chain any time, day or night, from any internet-connected device.
A Systematic Approach To Logistics
When providing supply chain solutions for a customer, Marken follows a clearly defined pathway, one marked by objective milestones and clear indicators of increased efficiency. Our team generates projected cost savings, KPI scorecards, and target service levels that Marken believes it can achieve.
From there, we work tirelessly to achieve these projections. We manage all vendor decisions, and find new vendors that can better service your needs at lower costs.
The Bottom Line
With Marken’s global life science supply chain solutions, you can focus your energy, resources, and passion where they belong: the success of your clinical trial
Managing a supply chain in today’s complex global marketplace requires an endless series of critical decisions. Without a dedicated background in life science logistics, these decisions can be nearly impossible to make, and the wrong choices can be devastating to your clinical trial.
But choose Marken as your supply chain logistics provider, and we’ll make all the other choices for you. We remove your team from the day-to-day supply chain management issues that keep them away from what they do best.
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