Evaluating the potential for the continuous processing of pharmaceutical products—a supply network perspective

Srai, Jagjit Singh, Harrington, Tomás Seosamh ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3351-3331, Alinaghian, Leila and Phillips, Mark (2015) Evaluating the potential for the continuous processing of pharmaceutical products—a supply network perspective. Chemical Engineering and Processing: Process Intensification, 97. pp. 248-258. ISSN 0255-2701

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This paper presents an approach to evaluating the potential supply chain benefits of adopting continuous processing technologies for a diverse set of pharmaceutical products. The approach integrates upstream ‘continuous’ processing considerations for the production of active ingredients and final product formulation, with the downstream implications for packing and distribution. Currently, these upstream and downstream operations largely operate as decoupled operations with independent coordination and governance mechanisms, and the approach presented in this paper identifies opportunities for more case-specific integrated end-to-end supply chains enabled by continuous flow technologies. Three specific product (and corresponding processing technology) case studies are used to demonstrate the utility of the approach in assessing the supply network and system integration opportunities that emerge from the continuous processing of pharmaceutical products.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: continuous,supply chains,industrial sub-systems,pharmaceuticals
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > Norwich Business School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Social Sciences > Research Groups > Innovation, Technology and Operations Management
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Date Deposited: 16 Sep 2017 05:06
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2022 16:31
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/64896
DOI: 10.1016/j.cep.2015.07.018


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