Supply Chain Management main glossary

This is a glossary of key terms used throughout the site.

Browse the glossary using this index

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |


Finished pharmaceutical product

A finished pharmaceutical product (FPP) is the final product after all stages of manufacture, including packaging in its final container and labelling.

Entry link: Finished pharmaceutical product

Finished product specifications

Finished product specifications are the set of tests and values applicable to a finished pharmaceutical product (FPP), to ensure that every batch is of consistent quality at the time of release and throughout its shelf-life.

Entry link: Finished product specifications


In medicines, the term formulation refers to the process in which different chemicals, including the active ingredient, are combined to produce a final pharmaceutical product.

Entry link: Formulation

Freight forwarder

A freight forwarder, forwarder or forwarding agent, is a person or company that organises shipments for individuals or corporations.

Entry link: Freight forwarder