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SMi Group announces the return of its 11th annual Pharmaceutical Logistics conference to London on the 18th- 19th May 2017. Outsourcing logistics tasks to third parties has been observed as an emerging trend in the global market and it is only expected to gain momentum in the coming years.

Optimisation of the pharmaceutical supply chain is allowing for faster deliveries to greater areas and however there are still unmet needs that logistical and pharmaceutical companies are yet to advantage of. Join us as we explore the impact of globalisation and how changes to regulation are affecting all parts of the pharmaceutical supply chain, from manufacturers to wholesalers

 

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• Gain key EU regulatory updates on the implementation of GDP
• Discuss the latest innovations surrounding temperature control
• Join insightful discussions on; pharmaceutical logistics in emerging markets
• Hear about tamper proof evidence anti-counterfeiting, forecasting and serialisation



 

You should attend this event if you are a Director, Area Head, Chief Executive, CSO, or Vice President within the pharmaceutical or healthcare industry with responsibilities in the following areas:

• Supply chain
• Clinical Trials Operations
• Logistics/ Distribution
• Regulatory Affairs
• Quality (Management/ Assurance/ Control/ GCP/ GMP)

 

Actelion Pharmaceuticals; Agility; Alcura; Amicus Therapeutics UK LTD; Ancillare; ASC Associates Ltd; Astrazeneca R+D; Bayer A G; Bial; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Catalent Pharma Solutions; CEVA Asia Pacific Holdings Company Pte .Ltd; Chelsea and Westminster Hospital; Chiesi S.p.A.; Egyptian Pharmex Co; Eisai Europe Ltd; Elpro-Buchs AG; endpoint clinical; Eumedica pharmaceuticals; Federal Express Europe Inc; FedEx; Genmab A / S; Genmab A/S; GS1; IAG Cargo; Iatrics, Inc.; Janssen; Karyopharm Therapeutics Inc; Kings College London; Merck Sharp & Dohme; MHRA; MSFQA Associates Limited; Mundipharma International; Mundipharma Research Ltd; Norgine Ltd; Parexel; Parexel International Ltd; PDP Couriers; Pharma Publications; ProStrakan Group plc; Sanofi; SeerPharma (UK); Shionogi Limited; Shipping; Teva Pharmaceuticals Ltd; Theorem Clinical Research GmbH; Trial Brain; Vifor Pharma Ltd.; Walgreens Boots Alliance; We Pharma;

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Tony Wright

Tony Wright, CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management

9:10 Update on IATA’s Pharma Handling Certification Program CEIV

Francisco Rizzuto

Francisco Rizzuto, Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA

  • discussion on how to improve the level of competency, operational and technical preparedness for temperature-sensitive air freight shipments
  • What the IATA CEIV Pharma certification program entails and how it can revolutionise your distribution strategy
  • How to approach the issue of the pharma cargo community collaboration and its present global status
  • What the organisation does, how it does it and why it does it.
     
  • 9:50 Cold chain distribution: Strategies in risk management

    10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Optimising warehouse management

    11:40 Shipping GSK’s Crown Jewels, frozen by sea

    Mark Champ

    Mark Champ, Logistics Supervisor, GlaxoSmithKline

  • How to ship high value discovery samples from Spain to the US
  • Saving more than £250K- how we accomplished this
  • Experience of damping the temperature fluctuation associated with the defrost cycle for the reefer
     
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 The Impact of Innovation… on the patient, the clinical trial, the technology, and you

    Rebecca Jackson

    Rebecca Jackson, Senior Manager, Solution Architecture, Janssen

  • The increased use of technology in healthcare and what it means for the patient
  • What exactly is ‘innovation’ when applied to clinical research, and are we really doing it?
  • The technical implications of innovation
  • How to embrace change and be an Innovation Leader
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    14:10 Sourcing comparators for Chinese clinical supplies

    Jasmin Hellwig

    Jasmin Hellwig, Senior. Comparator Specialist, Merck Sharp & Dohme

  • Scenarios in sourcing comparators for clinical supplies - China as case study
  • Approaches to maintaining flexibility while matching supply and demand
  • Challenges involved in comparator drug sourcing- what are the ways around this?
  • Ways to increase speed of supply
     
  • 14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Risk management - How to analyse, manage and mitigate the risk of supply shortage

    16:00 Maintaining control and managing supplies to the patients

    16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma

    9:10 An approach to global supply chain security in the pharmaceutical industry

    Tom  Cochrane

    Tom Cochrane, Head of Security Operations, Mundipharma International

  • How a pharmaceutical company with a global supply chain designs and manages its security system to mitigate the risk of physical damage, diversion, temperature excursion, bribery and corruption.
  • Using internal and external networks as well as technology the presentation highlights the need for a multi-layered approach.
  • Demonstrate case studies where incidents occurred and what the corrective actions were to mitigate re-occurrences. This will include looking at investigations such as paper trails, CCTV footage and forensic analysis to identify the root cause of the incident.
  • Supply chain routes by road air and sea.
  • 9:50 GS1 standards – a critical tool in the fight against counterfeiting

    Glen Hodgson

    Glen Hodgson, Head of Healthcare, GS1 UK

  • Standards as a tool to prevent counterfeiting
  • Regulatory bodies taking action
  • Authentication or traceability – Europe & the world
  • 10:30 Morning Coffee

    11:00 The impact of the Falsified Medicines Directive to the supply chain

    Martin Fitzgerald

    Martin Fitzgerald, Deputy Director General, European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP)

  • Falsified Medicines Directive & Delegated Regulation
  • Development of European Medicines Verification Systems
  • The cost implications for the operators
  • Status of national implementation and latest developments
     
  • 11:40 How TAPA mitigates supply chain security risks

    Jason Breakwell

    Jason Breakwell, Vice Chairman, TAPA EMEA

  • Identification & evaluation of supply chain Risks
  • Intelligence analysis
  • Mitigation measures for facilities and transportation
  • Collaborative approaches
  • 12:20 Networking Lunch

    13:30 Developing Time and temperature controlled supply chain risk strategies for emerging markets: Dedicated to Eurasia and Middle East

    Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace, Senior Director International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme

  • What makes emerging markets different?
  • What are the specific challenges? By region
  • What has been Sanofi Genzyme’s approach?
  • How has Sanofi Genzyme mitigated the risk(s)?
  • What can you do to mitigate your risks? 
     
  • 14:10 New GDP guidelines – what have we learned from the first inspection experiences

    14:50 Afternoon Tea

    15:20 Risk Management – Back to Basics

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes, Director , Seer Pharma

  • The regulatory requirement for  risk-based approach to GDP compliance
  • Why managing risk efficiently and effectively is good for business
  • Industry trends – Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), the preferred methodology
  • An FMEA model that works!
     
  • 16:00 GDP – Stop talking, more action

    Amy Shortman

    Amy Shortman, Consultant, Director, ASC Associates Ltd

  • How to implement GDP and work with key stakeholders to ensure a compliant and secure supply chain
  • Case study (Implementing a global GDP complaint QMS for a 3PL provider
  • Developing good relationships and a collaborative approach to compliance
     
  • 16:40 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Bob  Hayes

    Bob Hayes

    Director , Seer Pharma
    Christopher Wallace

    Christopher Wallace

    Senior Director International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme
    Francisco Rizzuto

    Francisco Rizzuto

    Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA
    Mark Champ

    Mark Champ

    Logistics Supervisor, GlaxoSmithKline
    Martin Fitzgerald

    Martin Fitzgerald

    Deputy Director General, European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP)
    Rebecca Jackson

    Rebecca Jackson

    Senior Manager, Solution Architecture, Janssen
    Tom  Cochrane

    Tom Cochrane

    Head of Security Operations, Mundipharma International

    Amy Shortman

    Consultant, Director, ASC Associates Ltd
    Amy Shortman

    Bob Hayes

    Director , Seer Pharma
    Bob  Hayes

    Chris Bell

    Director, Seer Pharma - TeDaC Ltd
    Chris Bell

    Christopher Wallace

    Senior Director International Supply Chain Operations, Genzyme
    Christopher Wallace

    Francisco Rizzuto

    Cargo Manager, Europe, IATA
    Francisco Rizzuto

    Gaetano Carubia

    TSMS Control Strategy and Process Monitoring Consultant, Eli Lilly Italia SpA
    Gaetano Carubia

    Glen Hodgson

    Head of Healthcare, GS1 UK
    Glen Hodgson

    Jasmin Hellwig

    Senior. Comparator Specialist, Merck Sharp & Dohme
    Jasmin Hellwig

    Jason Breakwell

    Vice Chairman, TAPA EMEA
    Jason Breakwell

    Jim Shaw

    Head of Sourcing &Supply, UK Operations, AstraZeneca
    Jim Shaw

    Juan Castillo

    Senior Distribution Manager, Novo Nordisk
    Juan Castillo

    Mark Champ

    Logistics Supervisor, GlaxoSmithKline
    Mark Champ

    Martin Fitzgerald

    Deputy Director General, European Healthcare Distribution Association (GIRP)
    Martin Fitzgerald

    Rebecca Jackson

    Senior Manager, Solution Architecture, Janssen
    Rebecca Jackson

    Tom Cochrane

    Head of Security Operations, Mundipharma International
    Tom  Cochrane

    Tony Wright

    CEO, Exelsius Cold Chain Management
    Tony Wright

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    Official Publication

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    IJLSM addresses the development of logistics resources, emphasising the implications that logistics strategies and systems have on organisational productivity and competitiveness in global and electronic markets. Globalisation of markets and logistics services is closely related to the success of a company. This perspective indicates the importance of effective logistics systems and their management for organisational effectiveness and competitiveness. The journal intends to provide executives and academics with the state of the art of logistics systems and supply chain management.


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    Supply chains and business operations are the backbone for development and growth of organisations and nations. Today's uncertain, turbulent environments expose supply chains and business operations to risks/disruptions that can significantly damage organisations and economies. IJSCOR presents the latest research/developments in supply chain/operations resilience strategies, highlighting theoretical research with practical applications. Besides being a theoretical platform for the academic community, IJSCOR helps practitioners bridge the gap between supply chain and operations resilience theory and its effective deployment and application.


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    IJHTM is a series emerging from the International Journal of Technology Management. It provides an international forum and refereed authoritative sources of information in the fields of the economics and management of technology in healthcare.


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    IJSCIM provides a unique focus by explicitly linking supply chains with inventory management. Inventory, transport, location of production and storage spaces significantly influence supply chain performance. Modifications of inventory policies can lead to a dramatic alteration of supply chain efficiency and responsiveness. Increasing supply chain inventories will improve customer service and revenue but also increase supply chain cost. Therefore, key areas to be explored include the correct sizing of inventory, links with supply chain efficiency and impact on logistics services.

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    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

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    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

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