Pharmaceutical/Bio-Tech/Healthcare — December, 2012

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Pharmaceutical Heists on the Wane in Number and in Value of Drugs Stolen. Why?
The average size of each pharmaceutical theft incident in U.S. so far in 2012 has been about $120,000. Compare that to just four years ago, in 2009, when the average incident resulted in losses of about $4m. That is an astonishing reduction of more than 30 times in just four years. Furthermore, the number of incidents during the same period has been cut in half. What is the cause of this phenomenal success?
For one thing, security is no longer just a blue collar job. It has become...

Pfizer's Path to Value Chain Visibility and Control
A case study on how Pfizer developed a common logistics information layer and integrated its many partners in it, presented by James P. Cafone, vice president, Supply Network Services, Pfizer Global Supply, and Jeff Jagiela, director, Global Transport & Logistics Services, Pfizer Inc.
(Run Time (Min.): 9:11)...

Changing Lives Through Stronger Supply Chains
A case study on overcoming enormous sourcing, warehousing and distribution problems in supplying needed drugs for HIV/AIDS programs in Africa, presented by John G. Crowley, Ph.D., chief, Supply Chain for Health, USAID, and Dr. Iain Barton, CEO, RTT Group.
(Run Time (Min.): 10:16)...

WHITE PAPER: Seven Success Strategies for Your IBP Journey
How innovative IBP technologies can help drive the right process and the best business value in an environment where volatility is the "new normal." Great Sales and Operations Planning is a journey aligning people, process and technology to gain a central—actionable-- view of the business' supply and demand fundamentals. IBP, or Integrated Business Planning integrates strategic financial data into the equation. In even the most volatile business climates...

Innovative Packaging for Shipping Refrigerated Pharmaceuticals
Chris Anderson, director of quality systems at Cardinal Health, and Kenneth Maltas, vice president of engineering at ThermoSafe, discuss why phase-change materials are better at ensuring temperature control in pharmaceutical delivery than water-based gel bricks.
(Run Time (Min.): 7:10)...

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