ASC’s Tom Cochrane to Chair Day 1 and is giving the Keynote speech.
Tom will be sharing his 37 years of experience within the industry by giving the Keynote speech on ‘An Approach to Global Supply Chain Security in Today’s Pharma Industry’. Tom will cover the following topics:
- Identifying the risks in the supply chain
- Designing and implementing a security management system
- reviewing some examples
- Sharing best practice
This event will be held at The Steinburger, Frankfurt am Main, Germany on the 17th & 18th May 2018.
Some other topics covered within this conference will be:
- Explore applications of block chain, temperature monitoring and more. Embrace the globalization of distribution efficiently and safely
- Building a safe and effective global distribution network
- Shipping rout verification and cost optimisation
- Value of smart packaging
- Digitization of supply chain
We look forward to participating in this event organised by Fleming, and hearing updates from the industry by an esteemed list of speakers.
Last month our CEO, Amy had a chat with James Strachan from The Medicine Maker on the popular topic of modal shift. Amy expressed her thoughts and opinions why both modes are very relevant, however their future success is dependant upon embracing current demands in innovation and compliance. Please click here to read the complete article.
We are delighted to announce that ASC will once again be presenting at this year’s Temperature Controlled Logistics Conference. Now in its 17th year, the conference is organised by the International Quality and Productivity Center (IQPC), and will run from 29th January to the 1st February in London.
The conference brings together experts from across the industry, covering every aspect of cool chain logistics. With 60 expert speakers, covering 40 sessions split into three distinct streams – planning, transportation, and last mile distribution – alongside 60 exhibitors and 72 hours for networking, it is a key event of the year.
You may remember that last year our CEO, Amy Shortman, chaired the conference. It was a fascinating experience, because it showed us just how much time, effort, and planning goes into making sure the event runs without a hitch. This year we are looking forward to simply enjoying the atmosphere and networking with our fellow delegates.
That’s not to say we won’t be busy. Amy and our COO, Henry Moran, are running a session entitled, “Implementing Global Operation Centres (GOC) and Quality Management Systems (QMS).” We shall be looking at case studies which examine the challenges involved in implementing a global CMS and how these may be overcome.
We look forward to seeing you at the conference.
ASC were delighted to be part of this year’s IQPC Temperature Controlled Logistics Conference 2017. Hosted for the first time in London, the stage was set within the historic London dockland at ExCel. Our CEO Amy Shortman was honoured to be Chairwoman for the conference, saying, “IQPC believe that this is the first time this conference has been Chaired by a woman and I am thrilled to take part”.
Amy’s opening remarks as Chairwoman drew parallels between the Historic Docklands and the challenges we find ourselves dealing with today. The Docklands, which were once a major part of the supply chain, are no longer used since containerized sea freight needs larger vessels and in turn deep sea docks. Similar changes in the way we handle freight can be seen today, with greater regulatory pressure creating more complex supply chains and sensitive products increasing the need for greater emphasis on temperature controlled logistics and supply chain security.
As the conference progressed, a key theme began to emerge, that of the need for greater collaboration combined with outsourcing of key activities to those with the best skills and expertise. Pharmaceutical companies are slowly realising the cost and strategic benefits of doing so whilst focusing on their own strengths.
The modal shift from air to ocean was another trend highlighted at the conference, with more companies altering their stock and inventory management to accommodate the longer supply chains involved with sea freight. Technology was abundant and the continuing development of cloud based temperature monitoring systems demonstrated how the data can be utilised for continual improvements.
ASC’s Henry Moran and Amy Shortman jointly presented on Key Considerations for Supply Chain Security for Temperature Sensitive Medicinal Products, API’s and Excipients. Their message was that whilst adhering to Good Distribution Practice (GDP) is imperative, there should be equal importance placed upon the Falsified Medicines Directive. This helps ensure that counterfeit materials don’t enter the legal supply chain, that products are not tampered with, and that supply chains protect products from theft for sale on the black market.
Henry Moran, COO stated “The sharing of case studies and best practice was exemplary and it is testament to the industry as a whole and IQPC specifically that an educational approach was taken in development of the two days”.
For a more in depth report please read the official IQPC report.