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Survey: Assessing the Current and Future State of Clinical Trial Supply in Logistics Blog




In order to gain a deeper understanding of the rapidly evolving Clinical Trial Supply market, Sonoco ThermoSafe, Berlinger & Co. AG and Arena International Events Group conducted a survey across global regions. QuickSTAT Global Life Science Logistics was on an advisory panel that developed the survey.


Consisting of five sections: respondent demographics, logistics, technology, supply challenges and innovation, the survey reveals a number of trends shaping the future of clinical trial supply:


  • Growth in the adoption of Direct-To-Patient distribution model, driven by the desire to optimise cost of recruitment, patient interactions and leverage efficiencies in data collection/visibility using technology and specialist service providers.
  • Accurate and proactive supply forecasting is heavily influenced by the partnerships between clinical and operational teams. In particular, supply chain collaborations with the ability to integrate data and tools with CRO, CMO, distributors and packaging suppliers.
  • Technology has the potential to reduce some of the supply chain issues highlighted in the survey. Wider adoption of technology can be achieved if vendors make solutions that address data security, easier mobile user interfaces and ability to integrate with existing systems.



You can learn more about the trends by downloading the full Survey Report here:

About the author

Global Operations Director
James Smith has been with the Quick Group of Companies for over 9 years in various management positions, and currently holds the position of Global Operations Director. With over 15 years in life science logistics, James concentrates on... Read more.
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