When it comes to aggregation in serialization, the effects of it can influence many areas such as the packaging line to the entire supply chain. The hope for a completely digital supply chain that’s fully integrated for manufactures to have visibility of their products till they are dispensed is only possible with aggregation.

The market advantages for businesses are plenty, such as the likely returns on investments from production stages and then throughout the whole supply chain. It also offers efficiencies manufacturers by allowing pharma packaging companies to connect unique identifiers to packaging containers. Since data aggregation in the supply chain depends on sales, forecast, and revenue, businesses can take advantage of the visibility and insights this offers into their supply chains.

Aggregation in markets is an immense value add although there are plenty across Europe that haven’t adopted it as widely as the US markets have, which could either be because the process may be either too steep or complicated.

Implementing aggregation usually requires added investment and adjusting current serialization solutions. When trying to put aggregation into effect, it could affect the production (re-validating software and equipment) and the workforce (adapting to changes).

However, when aggregation is implemented alongside serialization, the benefits far outweigh the initial inconveniences. It not only impacts the supply chain positively but also the different stages of productivity, manufacturing and packing lines as well. The process of recalling or reclaiming stolen goods is straightforward, and it’s easier to identify, track, and understand where issues lie in production environments and specific stages of the supply chains.