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Timothy Korwan, Timothy.Korwan@avantorsciences.com, is a director of new product development at Avantor
Jay Harp, Jay.Harp@avantorsciences.com, is single-use product manager at Avantor
Dual-sourcing and redundant manufacturing capabilities are crucial in a single-use supply chain strategy, but must be applied correctly.
As single-use systems (SUS) have increasingly been implemented in GMP biopharmaceutical production, supply-chain assurance for SUS materials, components, and assemblies has become even more important. Dual-sourcing and redundant manufacturing capabilities are crucial in a single-use supply chain strategy. However, these tenets of supply-chain management are often misapplied and undervalued, leading to potential risk that can result in delays or even stoppages in critical drug production.
eBook: Single-Use Systems
When referring to this article, please cite it as T. Korwan and J. Harp, " New Strategies for Managing Single-Use Components," BioPharm International Single-Use Systems eBook (June 2019).