World Pharma Logistics and Supply Chain Conference 25-26th June 2020 Boston USA


Adapting new techniques to limit the impact of a global pandemic on pharma supply chain

Increasing pressure faced by pharmaceutical companies to make their supply chain more efficient, cost-effective, focused, and more agile has made the industry increasingly competitive in recent years. With the mandate for serialization, strict quality regulations, and the increasing importance of patient centricity for pharma companies to follow, it is essential to navigating from complex supply chain ecosystem to simpler processes. Now with the additional roadblocks and problems due to the pandemic (global outbreak), the pharma supply chain is faring. The major problem being the impact of COVID-19 on two of the largest global producers of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and generics: China and India.

Markets and Markets World Pharma Logistics and Supply Chain Digital Conference will hold use case discussions on how to build a supply chain that is more agile, that can operate faster and react to such unpredictable and predictable changes in the market. Expert speakers from top pharma companies will share their real-life use cases on crisis management during the pandemic on a global basis. How adapting to newer technologies and solutions at various stages of the supply chain can reduce the impact faced due to this pandemic and how practical it is to adapt to the available solutions in the market. The digital event will witness the overwhelming participation of leading supply chain and logistics decision-makers discussing how collaboration can be a key in solving the issues faced at various stages of pharma logistics.

Key highlights:

  • Limiting the impact of a global pandemic on pharma supply chain
  • Patient Centricity in today’s clinical supply chain
  • Creating a fully optimized supply chain with digitization
  • Forecasting and Demand planning- Integrated Business planning for supply chain efficiency
  • Capability building for the future-the road ahead for pharma supply chain industry

Elemica will be attending as a speaker, sponsor, and exhibitor.

Elemica Speaking Session:

“Streamlining the drug journey for more visibility of product through the entire logistics process –
leaving the factories until it reaches the destination” – Thursday the 25th at 11:05


World Pharma Logistics and Supply Chain Conference 25-26th June 2020 Boston USA
Gary Neights

Senior Director, Product Management

Gary is responsible for innovations in digital supply networks for products that Elemica clients sell through their supply chains. This includes decision support systems driven by predictive analytics and the use of blockchain for lineage management and smart contracts.  Gary started his career as an officer in the USMC focused on supply chain activities to keep frontline aircraft mission-capable. After that worked at GP Strategies (formerly RWD Technologies) supporting technology initiatives for companies including Chevron, Coca Cola, Conexant, Dow, Exxon, Ford, IBM, Lyondell, Mobil, P&G, and SAP. Gary holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Penn State and an MS in Business Administration from Boston University.




Where: June 25 - 26, 2020 [VIRTUAL EVENT]