ASC Amy Shortman CEO
amy shortman, FCILT

chief executive officer

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Amy has 21 years’ experience within Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Logistics. During this time, she has worked within Management positions in Operations, Sales and Business Development. As the CEO of ASC, Amy is passionate about developing a global team of experts who can advise and support the industry by creating compliant solutions for the distribution of temperature sensitive and high value products, ensuring that product integrity is maintained throughout the supply chain.

Amy started her career in an operations role for a global specialist clinical trial logistics provider. Then went on to establish the UK and Irish operation for one of the world’s leading active temperature control container organisations. She created brand awareness as well as education to the Healthcare and Logistics industry, of the increasing need for improved compliance and Cool Chain Management. As well as airfreight, Amy has also worked within the Sea and Road arena and has extensive experience of setting up secure supply chains for High Value Freight. Her penultimate role before establishing ASC was with a top 3 Global Third Party Logistics Provider in Healthcare and Life Sciences specializing in Business Development and Key Account Management for Global Clients within this industry.

ASC was established to fulfil the increasing demand for expertise in compliant and secure supply chains within the logistics industry. Amy co-developed an independent 1 day GDP certificated course aimed specifically at logistics personnel who handle or who are involved in the distribution of Medicinal Products for Human use. She is an experienced facilitator and trainer, and works with International Air Transport Association (IATA) as an External Instructor for CEIV. Amy is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.

ASC Henry Moran COO

henry moran, BSc, MBS, CMILT

chief operating officer

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Henry Moran joined ASC Associates in January 2016 as Cheif Operating Officer. This latest role allows him to use his operational and academic experience to support clients in obtaining their respective GDP accreditation, providing GDP compliance and supply chain security audits, gap analysis on the GDP requirements, combined with facilitating the ASC GDP course. Henry is a qualified Lead Auditor on Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001:2015), Leading Management System Audit Teams and Auditing Management Systems (ISO 19011:2011) and TAPA FSR certified Auditor.

Prior to joining ASC Associates, he worked for Mundipharma/Purdue Pharma where he started in 2006 as the International Supplies Manager.  In the role he had responsibility for the global supply and logistics of delivering product to the customer. The role also included the evaluation and mitigation of risks of pharmaceutical products in the Global Supply Chain, compliance with regulatory guidelines and Cool Chain Management.

Prior to working at Mundipharma/Purdue Pharma Henry worked in numerous logistics roles in Hi-tech Electronics, Global Logistics and Freight Forwarding. Henry is a Six Sigma Black Belt and studied in the UK at the University of Plymouth and at University College Dublin and holds a Master’s in Business Studies specialising in Manufacturing and Logistics. Henry is an Advisory Board Member of the HDA PCSC (Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition).

 

Tom Cochrane - Associate

tom cochrane, BA Hons, MBS, Cbiol

associate

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Tom has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 35 years, holding positions in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Business Process Development and Supply Chain Security Operations.

With a strong background in Quality, he worked as Business Process Development Manager with Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge for 10 years where he was tasked with embedding quality principles throughout business processes. As part of this he applied improvement techniques not only in the traditional areas of manufacturing and 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, Tom set up the Global Security Operations Group with the company in 2003, this project then led to the role of Head of Security Operations. The remit of the position was to ensure the security of products throughout manufacture and storage, as well as distribution across the global supply chain. The scope of work covered commercial as well as clinical trial material supply chains.

Tom has global experience in setting up systems and processes to protect shipments from physical damage, inappropriate temperature excursions, diversion and pilferage. He also developed and implemented an anti-bribery and corruption program for the global supply chain. He has extensive experience of facilitating and training teams on GDP and Supply Chain security, he isTAPA FSR certified Auditor and speaks regularly at many industries conference on both of these topics.