Princeton-based Supply Chain Wizard – a leading full-service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, as well as supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs – is hosting Pharma CMO Summit on April 4-5, 2017 at the Nassau Inn Hotel in Princeton. This event is supported by Pharma & Biopharma Outsourcing Association (PBOA), a national organization representing Contract Manufacturing Organizations and Contract Development and Manufacturing Organizations (CMOs/CDMOs) in the drug industry.
With only eight months to meet the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) serialization deadline, the gathering offers a unique opportunity for pharmaceutical industry partners to make or finalize strategies for both initial compliance and optimized post-implementation operations.
The Pharma CMO Summit will bring together manufacturers, CMOs, CPOs, 3PLs and solution providers for two days of education and interactive activities centered on serialization compliance, serialized operations and value beyond compliance. Although full implementation of the Drug Supply Chain Security Act will come in phases, the next milestone for manufacturers is November 27, 2017, by which date pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to print a unique product identification code on all prescription drug units of sale and homogenous cases distributed in the US.
With that in mind, one of the Summit’s main objectives is to provide late starters with flexible strategies and solutions for achieving the shortest path to compliance. Leading solutions on the market focused on fast, cost-effective implementation will be modeled, and case study presentations will help educate trading partners on likely challenges to implementing serialized operations.
The Summit is sponsored by solution providers Adents, Antares Vision and Verify Brand, along with pharma manufacturers Abbott, Par Pharmaceutical and Teva. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.
“By providing a forum that brings together perspectives from the full spectrum of supply chain partners, from manufacturers to dispensers, the Summit will not only help all players be best prepared for November’s deadline, but also lead to opportunities for valuable collaborations,” said Evren Ozkaya, CEO of Supply Chain Wizard.