What events are available in the SNCM?
ACTIVATION – Activation of the product’s unique ID (IUM) must be done by the registration holder for a drug that is about to be introduced into the pharmaceutical supply chain. Only registration holders can “activate” drugs.
DISPATCH – Dispatch is the operation of shipping one or more traceable commercial packages to another member of the pharmaceutical supply chain. In order to perform a dispatch operation, you must always first declare that you are in possession of the drug.
RECEIPT – Receipt is the operation of receiving one or more traceable commercial packages from another member of the pharmaceutical supply chain. At the Receipt stage, the supply chain member can report the IUM(s) individually, the transport package identifier (IET), or a mixture of individual IUMs and IETs.
COMPLETION – The final operation in the movement of a commercial pharmaceutical package is considered to be a “completion” event; the event instance could be any one of several options.
REPLACEMENT – The reporting of a new version of an event instance to the SNCM. The first event instance is designated “replaced” and the second is designated “replacement”. This might happen when, for example, the list of IUMs dispatched needs to be amended after verifying that particular packages were not loaded onto the transportation vehicle. You only have authorization to replace an event instance that you reported in the first place. And you can only replace an event instance with another of the same type.
REVOCATION – A previously-reported event instance that has to be disregarded. A supply chain member can only revoke events they have reported, and must do so within 30 days following the original report.