Ensure the safest pharmaceutical products for your consumers while driving enhanced inventory management, product authentication, and chain of custody validation.

Challenges Facing the Pharmaceutical Industry

Item-level RFID has become essential for optimal supply chain management in the pharmaceutical industry, particularly with regard to issues of perishability, product authenticity, and chain of custody. Enabled by the Clarity® enterprise item-level software platform, SML’s item-level RFID solutions empower pharmaceutical firms to easily track and manage each of these aspects and more throughout the supply chain, all the way to the point of use.

SML’s innovative RFID technology solves a range of longstanding pharmaceutical industry challenges, including low-tech, manual processes that result in inaccurate inventory counts, time-consuming expiration date monitoring, and chain-of-custody issues. In the case of recalls, RFID helps prevent unnecessary waste by allowing traceability of products at the item level.

Benefits of Item-Level RFID for the Pharmaceutical Industry

  • 93-99% inventory accuracy
  • Improved inventory management processes
  • Risk management efficiencies
  • More precise and efficient compliance with recalls
  • Reduction of waste

RFID Solutions for Pharmaceutical Firms

With deep retail experience and a strong foundation in the pharmaceutical industry, SML offers comprehensive item-level RFID technology solutions that are tailored to the needs of today’s leading pharmaceutical firms.

One of our pharmaceutical industry innovations — our DoseID-certified GB32U9 inlay — is specifically designed to tackle pharmaceutical industry pain points of tracking liquid and small items. This extremely small RFID inlay provides high quality and rapid inventory counting in dense RFID tag populations. Our global network of service bureaus provides non-RFID and RFID products and a wide spectrum of labeling forms to support different pharmaceutical products within short lead times. Overall, our breadth of product offerings and depth of experience ensures optimal results for our pharmaceutical customers and their unique brand needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How is RFID used in Healthcare?

From pharmacy to the hospital floors, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is used in various ways in healthcare to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Using item-level RFID can improve traceability and verify authenticity of pharmaceutical drugs. At the hospital, RFID can be used to manage patient information, track patient, ensure care is delivered in a timely manner. Asset tracking and equipment maintenance can be performed more easily using RFID technology. Our experts can help you find the best solution for your organization. Contact us today.

What are the Applications of RFID in Pharmaceutical Industry?

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can be applied to the pharmaceutical industry in many different ways. With item-level RFID technology solutions, pharmaceutical companies can improve inventory accuracy by more than 98%. Item-level RFID enables pharmaceutical firms to track and manage perishability, authenticity and chain of custody. Use of RFID can eliminate manual processes that can lead to inaccurate inventory. Item-level RFID can also make it easier to monitor expiration dates. RFID can also help resolve chain-of-custody issues. Contact our experts to learn how RFID can help your pharmaceutical firm.