RFID in Pharmaceutical Manufacturing: Cost Saving Strategies for Pharmaceutical Companies and Opportunities for Technology Companies

 
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Published Mar 1, 2008 | 100 Pages | Pub ID: KLI1614092

Pharmaceutical manufacturers are utilizing new RIFD technologies to deal with multiple challenges they face in the manufacturing process. This Kalorama Information report discussions the solutions available, and covers the opportunities available to technology companies to provide services to this sector.

Full coverage of the market for RFID technologies in pharmaceutical manufacturing operations is provided, including.

  • Explanation of RFID Technologies
  • Cost Savings from Implementation
  • Total Market for RFID Technologies in Pharma Manufacturing
  • Market Forecasts
  • Major Companies Involved in RFID and its use in Pharma

In order to efficiently cope with the changing structure of the industry, pharmaceutical companies and distributors are working to find suitable technologies to maintain patient safety and to streamline business. There are a number of solutions to help in this effort but radiofrequency identification (RFID) is positioned to be a top solution in manufacturing and distribution, clinical trials, and sample distribution.

Due to the nature of the manufacturing and distribution of pharmaceutical products, the scope of the study includes these two interconnected segments. This report describes RFID potential and opportunities in the US, outlines key market trends and dynamics, and analyzes the value chain and customer preferences.

As part of Kalorama Information's trusted information-gathering process, research is conducted but the report is the result of primary research -- interviews with experts provide the basis for the findings of this market study. The following corporations are profiled in this report.

  • Alien Technology
  • Blue Vector
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation
  • Intermec, Inc.
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • SupplyScape
  • Tagsys, Inc.
  • Toshiba TEC
  • Zebra Technologies Corporation

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CHAPTER ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction

  • Scope and Methodology
  • Size and Growth of the Market
  • Customer Segments
  • Cost of RFID Deployment
  • Industry Initiatives to Promote the Adoption of RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

    CHAPTER TWO: INTRODUCTION Basics of RFID Technology

  • Configurations of RFID Systems
  • Parameters for Distinguishing RFID Systems
  • Classification of RFID Systems
  • Classification of RFID Systems on the Basis of Performance
  • Classification of RFID Systems on the Basis of their Range
  • Classification of RFID Systems on the Basis of Auto ID Centre
  • Security Aspects and Possible Attacks on RFID Systems RFID Infrastructure
  • Key Benefits of RFID in Healthcare
  • Applications of RFID in the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Need for RFID in Pharmaceutical Industry
  • RFID Benefits for the Pharmaceutical Industry
  • RFID Application Areas
  • Drivers
  • Challenges
  • Application of Identification Technologies
  • Anti-Counterfeiting Applications for RFID in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
  • Pfizer’s SupplyScape E-Pedigree System
  • Pharmaceutical Company Case Study
  • Background
  • Solution - Executing the Pilot
  • System and Technology
  • Future
  • Pharmaceutical Distributor Case Study
  • Worldwide Implementation of RFID with Pharmaceuticals Jena Hospital
  • EU Project
  • St. Clair Hospital
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Refrigerated Drug Cabinets
  • Partners Develop E-Pedigree Solutions for Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Cardinal Health and California’s Drug Pedigree Law
  • Faster and More Accurate Shipping Methods

    CHAPTER THREE: ISSUES AND TRENDS Counterfeit Drugs

  • Global Counterfeiting
  • World Counterfeiting Issues
  • World Health Organization (WHO) and Counterfeit Medicines
  • Regional Comparisons and Online Counterfeits
  • Internet sales
  • Improvements to Shipment Accuracy
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Electronic Pedigree and the NABP
  • Return on Investment (ROI)
  • Estimated ROI for Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Improved Inventory Control
  • Prescription Sample Control and RFID
  • Health and Safety Concerns
  • Effects on Blood Products
  • Clinical Trials
  • Uniform Standards
  • Developers Answer to Uniform Standards
  • Smaller, Faster Chips
  • Privacy Concerns
  • Signal Transmissions
  • Existing Technologies
  • CHAPTER FOUR: MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Overview
  • US Pharmaceutical RFID Market Size and Forecast
  • Industry Voices
  • Cost of RFID Deployment
  • Implementing RFID
  • Industry Initiatives to Promote the Adoption of RFID in Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals

    CHAPTER FIVE: IMPLEMENTING AN RFID SYSTEM

  • RFID Infrastructure Deployment
  • Implementing RFID in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
  • Scaling from Pilot to Implementation Stage
  • Cost of RFID Infrastructure Deployment

    CHAPTER SIX: CORPORATE PROFILES

  • Introduction
  • Alien Technology
  • Blue Vector
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • International Business Machines (IBM) Corporation
  • Intermec, Inc.
  • Motorola, Inc.
  • SupplyScape
  • Tagsys, Inc.
  • Toshiba TEC
  • Zebra Technologies Corporation
  • APPENDIX A: REGULATORY AUTHORITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS

    APPENDIX B: LIST OF COMPANIES

    TABLE OF EXHIBITS

    CHAPTER ONE: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  • Table 1-1: Market for RFID Applications in the US Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Figure 1-1: Market for RFID Applications in the US Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Table 1-2: Major RFID Benefits for Users
  • CHAPTER TWO: INTRODUCTION
  • Figure 2-1: Parameters for Distinguishing RFID Systems
  • Table 2-1: Classification of Radio Frequency in Terms of Performance Parameters
  • Table 2-2: Applications of RFID with Different Ranges
  • Table 2-3: Comparison of Active and Passive RFID in Terms of Different Performance Parameters
  • Figure 2-2: Parameters for Classification of RFID Systems
  • Table 2-4: Auto ID Centre Classification of RFID Systems
  • Table 2-5: Types of Attacks on RFID Systems and their Countermeasures
  • Figure 2-3: Classification of RFID Tags
  • Figure 2-4: Value Chain of the RFID Industry
  • Table 2-6: Select Identification Technologies Compared on Different Parameters
  • Table 2-7: Key Differences between Bar Codes and RFID
  • Table 2-8: Vertical-wise Application and Benefits of RFID
  • Figure 2-6: Classification of Identification Technologies Applications
  • Figure 2-7: Example of a Comprehensive Track-and-Trace Process

    CHAPTER THREE: ISSUES AND TRENDS Table 3-1: Counterfeiting Rates by Region

  • Table 3-2: NABP Recommendations Regarding Information to Include in an E-Pedigree System
  • Table 3-3: Estimated Return on Investment (millions) for the Implementation of RFID - Typical Large Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
  • Figure 3-1: Estimated Return on Investment (millions) for the Implementation of RFID - Typical Large Pharmaceutical Manufacturer
  • Table 3-4: Estimated Return on Investment (millions) for the Implementation of RFID - Typical Large Pharmaceutical Distributor
  • Figure 3-2: Estimated Return on Investment (millions) for the Implementation of RFID - Typical Large Pharmaceutical Distributor ($millions)
  • CHAPTER FOUR: MARKET ANALYSIS

  • Table 4-1: World RFID Market
  • Figure 4-1: Worldwide Market for RFID
  • Table 4-2: Market for RFID Applications in the US Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Figure 4-2: Market for RFID Applications in the US Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Figure 4-3: Composite Figure - Global Market for RFID with Segmented US RFID Market in Healthcare and the US Pharmaceutical RFID Market
  • Figure 4-4: Cost of Implementation of RFID (2004 and 2008)

    CHAPTER FIVE: IMPLEMENTING AN RFID SYSTEM

  • Table 5-1: Planning and Implementing RFID Systems
  • Figure 5-1: RFID Implementation - Time Taken for Various Stages
  • Table 5-2: Phase-wise Proposed Deployment of RFID in the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain