Tom CochraneHead of Security Operations
Tom has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 37 years, holding positions in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Business Process Improvement Manager and Security Operations. With a strong background in Quality he worked as Business Process Improvement Manager with NAPP Pharmaceutical Group in Cambridge for 10 years where he was tasked with embedding quality principles throughout business processes. This saw him applying improvement techniques not only in the traditional areas of manufacturing Quality Control but in other business functions such as Sales, Finance, Drug Development, Regulatory Affairs, Human Resource, Product transfers and Supply Chain Security. In the area of supply chain security he set up a Security Management System and a Security Operations Group with the company in 2003, this project then led him to develop the supply chain security and the role of Head of Security Operations. The remit of his position is to ensure the security of controlled drug and high value products throughout manufacture, storage and distribution across a global supply chain. The scope of his work covers commercial as well as clinical trial materials. He is responsible for setting up systems and processes to protect shipments from physical damage, inappropriate temperature excursions, diversion and pilferage. He has also set up a framework to mitigate the risks of bribery and corruption and counterfreit products entering the supply chain. He is a Home Office approved person and works with regulatory bodies worldwide.
• How to ensure the security of your products in high risk areas of the world
• Examine the most common oversights that occur across the supply chain that create opportunities for counterfeiters.
• Examine low cost anti-counterfeiting strategies to protect products
• Look at examples of successful case studies.