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Survey conducted by HDA reveals thought process of manufacturers, distributors, and 3PLs
Updated survey data recently released by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Research Foundation suggest that healthcare supply chain partners remain in the early stages of creating the interoperable transaction data connections necessary to comply with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) by Nov. 27, 2023. However, some progress has been made since a previous survey conducted last spring.
The foundation’s latest EPCIS Implementation Benchmarking Survey assesses industry progress of adopting GS1 Electronic Product Code Information Services (EPCIS) and trading partner plans for sending data. EPCIS is an international standard that allows supply chain partners to share DSCSA-required data in a secure, electronic, and interoperable manner.
The survey reflects data collected in Q4 of 2021, with responses across pharma supply chain stakeholders, including 40 manufacturers, 16 distributors and four third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Among the updates from the last survey:
The HDA Research Foundation’s EPCIS Implementation Benchmarking Survey is available as a complimentary download on its website.