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How Has Coronavirus Impacted Pharmaceutical Distribution

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Published on November 6th, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on every aspect of business and every other aspect of our lives presenting several challenges that can seem impossible to overcome.

However, there have been some positive changes in the distribution service that could provide long term positive benefits moving forward in this difficult time. To help you understand these positive changes we will be providing you with the positive benefits that will come from this.

Improved Supply Chain Elements

Over the years, many businesses have seen huge changes to their supply chains and the way that they operate. However, with many more businesses forced to operate online, the supply chain has had to be automated in order to keep up with orders.

This is a huge improvement for online businesses as well as improved supply chains for the pharmaceutical distribution sector at this time. With deliveries needing to be met much faster, the improved supply chains will be a welcome change for the future of the industry.

Much Faster Production Times

In addition to the improved supply chain, the industry has also been met with much faster timelines for the production of medication and PPE. As the need for these as increased, so too has the technology that goes into aiding the creation of this medication.

Though the circumstances for this expansion have not been the best, this is a lasting change that is set to greatly impact the industry moving forward as it enables much faster production for covid-19 medication and potential vaccines as well as the production of other crucial medications.



New Opportunities For Businesses

Along with faster production time and improved supply chains, there has also been a huge amount of opportunities for several businesses on the production of PPE. With supply and demand increasing for PPE such as masks and shields, several businesses were given government licences to produce some of this PPE.

This was great for businesses that had been affected by the pandemic as it allowed them to generate revenue and save several jobs at this time. Though several businesses have benefitted from this, this may only be for a limited time meaning jobs may be at risk.

Exciting Time For The Development Of Medicine

In addition to saving jobs, there has also been a development in medicine. With the race to find a vaccine well and truly underway, there are has also been research into several other medications, this is having a huge impact on the distribution as more medication is now in demand when they were not the first time.

This is a promising assign for the distribution industry as it could mean a potential increase in the expansion of the services. This is a huge benefit to this as this can mean a huge expansion for the industry at this time.

Whether you will be directly affected by this or you are interested in how this will change in the near future, there are several ways that this is set to change at this time.