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Digitize your Lane SOPs!

Updated: Apr 14, 2022

How do you remain compliant with healthcare regulations when your supply chain has become so dynamic since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic? To ensure product integrity and patient safety, pharmaceutical manufacturers and their forwarders often document specific transport and packaging arrangements in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). With frequent changes to flight schedules and more frequent ad-hoc shipments, this has become both more challenging and important.

That's why we are very excited to introduce digital Lane SOPs in Validaide. With digital SOPs you can easily document, share approve specific transport arrangements.

Digitization of these SOPs will create significant efficiency gains, accelerate the lane approval process and simplify change management in today's dynamic market environment.

How does it work?

  1. Create an SOP and link this to multiple Lanes: each SOP in Validaide can be linked to multiple Lanes, for example to cluster Lanes based on destination country or air carrier in a single SOP.

  2. Add Contacts and Processes: you can easily add contact information to an SOP by automatically using the contact information that is already defined in Validaide. Flexible process descriptions can also easily be added to the SOP, for example to document packaging instructions, customs clearance, temperature monitoring and other arrangements.

  3. Digital approval and online sharing: You can share the Lane SOPs on Validaide with your customers and use digital signatures to jointly approve the SOP. This ensures all people have access to the most recent versions and replaces the issues creating Excel or Word documents and sending these by email.

  4. Complete version history: SOPs have a user-defined revision period to manage the update and review process, with automatic notifications prior to the revision date. This make it easy to maintain your SOPs and provides a complete version history.

With an environment that is expected to remain highly dynamic in the coming years, we believe that digital SOPs can be particularly valuable. We are therefore very excited about these enhancements to Validaide and we would be pleased to provide you with a demo.

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