Supply chain excellence in healthcare

March 16, 2021

Supply Chain, Healthcare

By Gary Hagood, Seagull Scientific senior regional sales manager


Even small errors in the global healthcare supply chain can jeopardize human safety.

It’s imperative that labeling across the life sciences is adaptable, scalable and able to carry mission-critical data from end-to-end throughout the supply chain. Data carriers like 1- and 2D barcodes and RFID are the core of supply chain traceability.

Manufacturers in the life sciences have faced the challenge of protecting supply chain integrity — and its direct impact on patient safety.


Zimmer Biomet’s new labeling system enables regulatory compliance and unprecedented systems efficiencies

Zimmer Biomet's labeling system needed streamlining after a period of merger and acquisition. They struggled with managing legacy systems. The company decided on the Oracle E-Business Suite ERP and needed a labeling software that would integrate into that system.

The company needed its labeling to access a single source of truth for its data — and provide compliance with global medical device regulations, including UDI and MDR. They also wanted to reduce the number of label formats they managed.

Oracle stored the master data, and a BarTender integration transformed the data into FDA-compliant labels.


Healthcare supply chains and BarTender

25 of the Gartner Healthcare Supply Chain Top 25 use BarTender.

The global healthcare supply chain trusts BarTender to integrate throughout its technological ecosystem, providing interoperability and allowing health care organizations to create better end-to-end visibility via a system that is secure, proven, reliable and scalable. Companies can meet the needs of patients, and streamline its processes to save time, resources and money all at the same time.

Patient safety is at the core of the global healthcare supply chain’s mission. Maintaining the flow of critical — and accurate — data keeps the supply chain moving, and patients safe.

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