Updated: Supply Chain - Life Cycle of a Product

The interactive of the Life Cycle of a Product in the Supply Chain illustrates the life of a medical product across the healthcare system, how product data flows, and where unique identifiers and the National Product Catalogue (NPC) are utilised, the Agency's 'Life of a Product' interactive diagram has been updated.

The latest version visually illustrates:

  • End-to-end product lifecycle throughout the health supply chain with updated parameters built into each function in the process
  • How data flows across functions
  • How the relationships work for each function across the chain with a focus on unique identifiers (GTIN, GLN) and the NPC which supports every single function in the process, and are required to ensure smooth flow of information and visibility of medical products.

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