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Dan Polkowski

Ancillary Supplies

Pre-approval communications prior to export: Why are they so important?

By On May 3, 2018

The best way to answer this question is with the catchphrase a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.  After 25 years of managing global clinical trial studies for clients,… Read More

Ancillary Supplies

Shipping Globally? Who is Your Importer of Record?

By On February 8, 2018

Planning to export an ancillary supply or a medical device? Get ready for some bureaucratic red tape. Country governments take compliance with their import and export laws and regulations seriously. If a… Read More

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Business Insights

7 Caveats to ‘Just Ship It’, Part 2

By On June 1, 2017

If you think logistics isn’t your business, think again… Logistics processes are not just for logistics personnel – they should be understood by everyone involved in the process in order to avoid… Read More

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Site Materials & Logistics

7 Caveats to ‘Just Ship It’, Part 1

By On June 1, 2017

If you think logistics isn’t your business, think again… I often hear the phrase: “I provided you an address, just ship it, what’s the big deal?” Logistics processes are not just for… Read More

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Business Insights

2 Tips for Shipping Your Clinical Supplies Internationally

By On May 15, 2017

Shipping clinical study supplies internationally is an art and a science. Customs departments add an unsympathetic layer of bureaucracy – if paperwork and preparations aren’t in line with the country’s regulations, you… Read More

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Site Materials & Logistics

5 Countries with Challenging Import Regulations

By On March 14, 2017

  Shipping Study Supplies Internationally: How to Avoid Customs Delays in these Five Challenging Countries Shipping study supplies internationally is a challenge, even for the experts.  I have found In my 20+… Read More