Workshops

Pharmaceutical supply chains are increasingly complex, with more partners, longer routes, new modes of transport, increased data load and new connected
devices. A temperature controlled supply chain is exceptionally sensitive, and is only as strong as its weakest link, meaning you need to ensure that your
supply chain is seamless from the first to last mile.
Achieving complete supply chain visibility is no easy feat, and requires harmonisation across partners, systems and devices. In this interactive workshop
you’ll explore back-to-basic strategies to improve your supply chain strategy and improve end-to-end visibility.
The last mile in your temperature controlled supply chain is the part that matters most to the customer, and as manufacturers move into new markets and
launch products, ensuring the integrity of the entire supply chain is more important that ever – and this includes the very last mile of distribution! So what
do you need to be doing to ensure the vital last mile of your supply chain is a strong as the first? And how can you ensure your supply chain is flexible enough
to adapt to changes post BREXIT?

Attend this workshop to:
  • Utiilse your data from suppliers, receipts, sites and devices to reveal the full story of your supply chain
  • Discuss internal supply chains and domestic distribution
  • Analyse how BREXIT will affect European logistics
  • Review your current supply chain strategies and identify areas for improvement
  • Discuss how to upskill your teams to ensure end-to-end supply chain improvements
  • Assess the efficiencies of your internal supply chain and determine areas where efficiencies can be improved
  • Discover how to better use data analytics to improve your last mile
  • Factor new sensitive therapies such as cell and gene therapies into your last mile strategy
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Jackie Pomroy

Former Head of Supply Chain and eBusiness
NHS South of England Procurement Services

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Rob Drag

Scan4Safety Programme Manager
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Role of Logistics Provider in Selection and Use of IoT Sensors

Jon Chapman - Global Product Manager, Kuehne + Nagel
The appetite for data and information is relentless, the capability of our computer systems to crunch data is ever increasing based upon past experience the dreams of today will be the fact of tomorrow. In this workshop we explore the capabilities of the IoT sensor world today, prioritise the development priorities for tomorrow and consider the roles and responsibilities of all players, sensor provider, pharmaceutical shipper, logistics services provider and patient.

Attend This Workshop to Discuss:
  • Sensor Hardware
  • Sensor Software
  • Sensor interface / connectivity (API – normalize and standardise data intake layer)
  • Marriage (sensor with shipment data in ERP system / logistics provider TMS)
  • Analytics
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Jon Chapman

Global Product Manager
Kuehne + Nagel

In today’s evolving market landscape there is increasing pressure on pharmaceutical manufacturers to cut costs is while at the same time advance their
efforts around Corporate Social Responsibility. This is no easy feat, and the pull it off manufacturers need innovative opportunities to meet this challenge.
Sustainability initiatives have to be more than just for the sake of environmental preservation, they need to be measurable, and deliver value to the business.
Therefore manufacturers who are aiming to establish themselves as leaders through their CSR efforts now need to look more in depth then ever before for
effective sustainability solutions. The best place to start is reverse logistics, as this is where manufacturers can start to build real sustainability into their
operations, and create new revenue streams in the process. So how can you achieve this?

Attend this workshop to:
  • Sustain a competitive edge by adopting sustainable and innovative business practices in your return logistics strategy
  • Develop strategies to decide between reusable vs single-use containers for your transportation
  • Discover ways to calculate the price tag attached to reverse logistics
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Ben Ruffell

Global Sales Development Manager Healthcare & Logistics
va-Q-tec

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Fabian Eschenbach

Head of Business Unit Healthcare & Logistics
va-Q-tec

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Christopher J. Storch

Global Head of Sales
va-Q-tec

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Use the Virtual Cold Chain for Packaging Selection and Lane Risk Assessments

Stefan Braun - Managing Director, SmartCAE
Transporting your temperature sensitive products around the world is a risky business. There are so many points where things can go wrong, especially when transporting to emerging markets. With increasing opportunities to commercialize pharmaceutical products around the world, setting up new lanes successfully can lead to significant revenue growth. A robust and thorough risk assessment is imperative to ensure your products are secure throughout your entire end-to-end supply chain, and GDP compliance is adhered to. Selecting the right packaging for a lane can mean the difference between a shipment arriving safely or not, the Virtual Cold Chain makes this transparent.


Attend this workshop to:
  • See if a prequalified box is really fit for reality
  • Develop your current risk management and shipment monitoring strategies– what are your current risk management & monitoring processes?
  • See the difference between risk numbers and a digital virtual cold chain approach, which computes temperature excursions
  • Discover how to establish new lanes with a transparent data driven approach protected by passive boxes, thermal covers
  • Use the Virtual Cold Chain to find the reasons for temperature excursions 
  • Learn how power offs of ocean container can affect your product
  • Improve the operational efficiency or your risk assessments and focus on continuous improvements 
  • Manage risk across completely different temperature zones on the same journey with optimized packaging
  • Create powerful lane risk assessments for your routes by combining supplier information with climate data and flight data
  • Understand how to use weather forecasts for dynamic packaging to reduce the risk of excursions

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Stefan Braun

Managing Director
SmartCAE