Serialisation, Artwork Management and Supply Chain Strategy
for Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices Industries

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Artwork Error - A significant recall risk

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About Be4ward

What we do

Be4ward provides specialist consulting services to the Pharmaceutical and other highly regulated industries.

We deliver value to our clients through a combination of deep subject matter expertise and excellent consulting skills.

Whilst we have a thorough understanding of the supply base in our areas of focus, we pride ourselves on providing entirely independent advice to our clients.

Areas of focus

  • Product coding, serialization and anti-counterfeiting capabilities
  • Packaging and artwork design capabilities
  • Post merger legal or acquisition brand integration
  • Secondary packaging and distribution supply chain design
  • Product complexity management, late customization and postponement
  • Pharmaceutical product launch and portfolio management

Global Coverage

 Be4ward provides specialist consulting assistance to clients across the globe. Our teams are mainly based in Europe and North America.

We can work at your location(s), remotely or in a combination of the two.

Consulting Services

‘Product Serialisation
Whether you are already on your serialisation journey, or just embarking on it, Be4ward has a broad range of consulting services to help your Serialisation Program/Projects/Operations be successful.

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Packaging Supply Chain Optimization
Be4ward has helped a number of clients to optimize their product portfolio and packaging range. They also designed optimal packaging supply chains to deliver high degrees of customer service for small order quantities.

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The requirements for the new legislation impact the majority of parties involved in the supply and governance of medical devices to the EU market across the entire lifecycle of each device. Be4ward can help you understand and implement solutions.

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Labelling and Artwork Management
Packaging labelling and artwork present a significant compliance risk. Be4ward helps companies to get world class capabilities to mitigate this risk and reduce their level of recalls.

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Legal Entity and Brand Integration
Be4ward has a proven approach tool kit and experienced consultants to help companies successfully manage their legal entity  and brand integration projects.

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Our Expert's Publishing
Specialist Labelling and Artwork

At Be4ward, we pride ourselves on sharing our knowledge issued from many years of experience.

Download our booklets and white papers on Serialisation, Artwork and Packaging Supply Chain topics.

Our reference book Sustaining Excellent Packaging Labelling and Artwork capabilities,  is also available on

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Our Labelling and Artwork book

Labelling and Artwork Specialist


Understand and deliver the right mix of packaging artwork capabilities for your organisation, faster, at lower cost and with significantly less risk. You will find:

  • The importance of artwork capabilities in the business strategy
  •  The causes of artwork errors
  • Contain all the crucial elements needed in your artwork capability implementation
  • Discover what the future holds

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“If you are looking to improve the performance of your company’s artwork capabilities then this book is a must read. It captures the authors’ vast experience in turning around the artwork operations of healthcare companies and provides a unique and valuable resource for anyone involved in the area.”

– Steve Richmond
Head of Global Packaging, AstraZeneca
Training Courses & Events

Be4ward  provides online and on-site specialized training courses on Serialization, Artwork Management and Packaging Supply Chain topics.

Our experienced professionals team can provide a standard or à la carte course to fit your specific needs.

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Our Experts Blogs

Andrew and Stephen share their views and tips on their respective blogs with regular posts on all the topics related to Serialisation, Artwork, Proofreading, Packaging Supply Chain Optimization.

Visit their respective blog often and share their posts with your teams.

Andrew Love

See Andrew's particular take on Artwork Management, Translation and Proofreading Practices.

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Stephen McIndoe

See Stephen tips and take on Serialisation and Packaging Supply Chain Optimization Practices.

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