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List your digital items on Pharmisa

August 2022

With the growth in digital and virtual engagement between representatives and healthcare professionals, having digital resources easily accessible is essential.

Did you know that Pharmisa provides a materials management and ordering system not only for printed materials, but also for digital assets?

Whether materials are physically or electronically stored, the same systems and controls are in place to ensure only certified materials are allocated to the specified contact groups.

The ordering process for digital items is simple. When a digital item is ordered, it is available for download from the order confirmation page, as well as ‘manage my orders’ page. An email is also sent with a link to access the digital item from Pharmisa.

For more information, please contact your Customer Service Team.

top tips to better manage your inventory

August 2022

In our previous newsletter we have started sharing our top tips on effective inventory management and how CPG can help.

Tip 4 – No–codes. If a material is delivered without CPG receiving a Delivery Advice Notification (DAN) in advance, the material will be no-coded. The material owner is contacted to complete a DAN. This process is repeated and also a point of escalation is included to make clients aware of this delivery which is incurring storage charges, but unavailable to be ordered.

These processes are further supported by an Inventory Management Report (IMR) which provides an overall view of all active codes at CPG including stock levels, unit value, re-order level, total stock value, re-certification date, last ordered as well as the number of working days left. This report allows our clients to assess stock levels and make informed stocking decisions. This report also features an easy to use ‘top twenty’ filtering system, allowing rapid extraction of key materials that need to be reviewed.

CPG commits to planting trees via treeapp

June/July 2022

We are delighted to announce that CPG have joined Treeapp committing to planting 30 trees a month. The Treeapp is the largest platform for eco-conscious brands demonstrating our commitment to sustainability.

By planting trees with Treeapp, we are having a direct environmental and social impact around the globe. While Treeapp plants in regions that are in desperate need of more trees such as Brazil or Indonesia, they also focus on planting activities in some of the poorest regions around the world to benefit indigenous farmers and local communities with revenues from tree planting.

Treeapp also supports the United Nations SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) with their planting activities such as aiming to empower women on many of their sites and in Ethiopia all their tree planters are women.

We are looking forward to working with Treeapp and we will keep you updated on our collaboration.

OUr focus on sustainability

June/July 2022

We strive to reduce our carbon footprint and we continually review our impact on the environment as a company overall. Packaging used by CPG is designed to have the least impact to the environment whilst continuing to protect the materials we store and ship.

Key packaging types are:

  • Carton boxes. Made from a minimum 70% recycled material and are 100% recyclable and compostable
  • Air bags. The material used within bubble bags is LDPE Polythene and is made from 50% recycled material. The bubbles are 100% recyclable
  • Jiffy padded bag. Made from paper and the inner is made from 100% recycled paper fibre, with the outer being made from virgin kraft paper. The jiffy bags are 100% recyclable and are compostable

For more information on waste reduction initiatives, please contact your Customer Service Team.

TOP TIPS TO better manage your inventory

June/July 2022

Inventory Management is an essential part of any business. Effective inventory management keeps both stock levels and costs under control, and for our pharmaceutical clients it ensures only certified materials are available for ordering.

In our previous newsletter we have started sharing our top tips on effective inventory management and how CPG can help.

Tip 3 – Materials at nil stock. After a material has been at nil stock for a set period of time, the code can be removed from CPG’s systems to ensure inventory reports only contain active materials. By pro-actively removing codes it also prevents old materials from being booked back into stock if the code is still set as active on CPG’s system.

Medisa reaches 55,000 registered users

May 2022

We are very pleased to announce that Medisa has reached another milestone and now has over 55,000 registered users.

Medisa provides a range of online ordering options for healthcare professionals (HCPs), patients and carers to order information and resources when they need them. The two main ordering options are Medisa.com and Incorporated Medisa sites.

With over 250 materials across 20 practice areas, Medisa.com is a cost-effective channel to distribute existing marketing materials to healthcare professionals and/or patients within the UK.

Incorporated Medisa sites are bespoke web ordering sites created specifically for individual clients, an easy way to provide an ordering element to an existing website, tailored according to client requirements.

The Medisa ordering sites offer an easy, compliant way for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies to provide physical and digital information at the point of interest. If you would like more information on the range of Medisa services please visit www.medisa-services.com 

ABPI Training

May 2022

Our annual ABPI training took place on 29th March.

Provided by Compliance Hub, the training enables us to keep up to date with the changes in the ABPI Code of Practice to ensure both our Pharmisa and Medisa services remain compliant. The training not only provides our teams with an understanding of the code of practice and how it affects our business

but also an understanding of how it impacts our customers.

Our membership to Compliance Hub’s Agency Recognition and Training Scheme continues to demonstrate our focus on compliance and commitment to complying with the codes of practice that affect our customers.

List your materials for UK, GB, and/or NI audience on Medisa.com

March 2022

Medisa.com is a cost-effective channel to distribute existing marketing materials to healthcare professionals and/or patients within the UK.

With the recent changes due to Brexit, Northern Ireland and Great Britain now have different Marketing Authorisations and need different prescribing information. Companies have until 31 December 2022 to change material from EMA to GB/NI licences. But here at Medisa we are prepared and ready to list your items as our site is already designed to accommodate materials for the UK, GB, and/or NI audience.

With over 50,000 registered users, Medisa is a trusted site through which HCPs and patients can order information when they need it. All orders are delivered free of charge, usually within 3 working days. The ordering site offers an easy, compliant way for pharmaceutical and healthcare companies to provide physical and digital items at the point of interest.

Get in touch today and we can discuss how to integrate the channel into your current activity.

TIP 2 on how to better manage your inventory

March 2022

Inventory Management is an essential part of any business. In our previous newsletter we have started sharing our top tips on effective inventory management and how CPG can help.

Tip 2 – Re-certification dates. Having the reassurance that only certified materials are available for ordering is crucial for our pharmaceutical clients.

CPG can pro-actively quarantine materials in advance of the re-certification date to prevent the materials from being ordered. The material owner is notified via email and can then provide an updated re-certification date and request for the stock to be un-quarantined or submit a destruction request if the material will not be re-certified.

The material owner and point of escalation are notified at agreed intervals if an updated re-certification date or destruction request have not been received.

More top tips to follow in future newsletters!

For more information on how CPG can help effectively manage your inventory, please get in touch. 

CPG awarded silver EcoVadis rating​​​​​​​

January 2022

CPG Logistics have been assessed by EcoVadis, the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings and we are very pleased to announce that CPG has been awarded a silver rating.

The assessment analysed the quality of our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) management system focusing on 4 key areas: the environment, labour, ethics and sustainable procurement.

This rating acknowledges the meaningful efforts that CPG have undertaken to create a more sustainable world and the result places CPG Logistics among the top 25% of companies assessed by EcoVadis which is a fantastic result.

We will keep you updated on CPG’s sustainability initiatives in our future newsletters.

Top tips to better manage your inventory

January 2022

Inventory Management is an essential part of any business. Effective inventory management keeps both stock levels and costs under control, and for our pharmaceutical clients it ensures only certified materials are available for ordering.

Over the next few newsletters, we will be sharing our top tips on effective inventory management and how CPG can help.

Tip 1 – Slow moving stock. It is important that stock is actively ordered to avoid unnecessary storage costs if it is unused.

CPG can monitor inventory movements and notify the stock owner of any stock that hasn’t been ordered within a specific time period.

This enables the stock owner to decide whether to encourage the sales teams to order the stock, find an alternative way to distribute it, or if it is no longer of use to submit a destruction request. Both the stock owner and a point of escalation (if required) can be notified at specific time intervals if it remains un-ordered and after an agreed time CPG can pro-actively destroy the stock.

This keeps costs under control and avoids unused and old stock being stored longer than necessary.

More top tips to follow in future newsletters!

For more information on how CPG can help effectively manage your inventory, please contact your Customer Service Team.

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