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 Predicting Variables with Big Data

Jon Chapman - Global Product Manager Kuehne + Nagel
Risks are everywhere in the supply chain – sometimes we can see them coming and sometimes they catch us of guard. When we let risks surprise us and
we’re not ready, the consequences can be dire. Especially when we’re dealing with extremely valuable and often life-saving products, So what can you do to
be better prepared for risks to the integrity and security of your supply chain?
We are also in an era of advanced technologies, at the heart of which is the incredible ability to analyse the vast quantities of data we produce, and utilise
the insights gleaned to do things better. In our data we have the power to predict variables and dramatically reduce supply chain risks. We just need to know
how to unlock it.
In this interactive workshop, you’ll have the opportunity to discover strategies that allow you to extract information from your existing data in order to
determine patterns and predict future outcomes and trends that can significantly reduce risk along your temperature controlled supply chain.

Attend this workshop to:
  • Improve your current risk management & shipment monitoring strategies by identifying gaps and areas of weakness
  • Learn how to predict variables in your supply chain planning to ensure extra protection at risky points
  • Discover how advanced analytics can be used to further mitigate risk in your supply chain
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Jon Chapman

Global Product Manager
Kuehne + Nagel

1:30 pm - 3:00 pm Sustainability and Reverse Logistics

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

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm Supplier Qualification and Lane Risk Assessments

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 a qualified vendor can mean the difference between a shipment arriving safely
or not, so make sure you’re working with the right partners.

Attend this workshop to:
  • Develop your current risk management and shipment monitoring strategies– what are your current risk management & monitoring processes?
  • Discover how to establish new lanes with a data driven approach
  • Improvement the operational efficiency or your risk assessments and focus on continuous improvements
  • Manage risk across completely different temperature zones on the same journey with qualified packaging
  • Replace inefficient data management processes by a secure online platform and electronic workflows
  • Maintain your data quality by verifying supplier profiles for completeness and consistency and keep your data up-to-date with notifications of supplier updates
  • Create powerful lane risk assessments for your air freight routes by combining supplier information with climate data and flight statistics