On behalf of the Program Planning Committee and PDA Europe I am proud to invite you the conference on Pharma Logistics & Outsourced Operations to take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 12-13 November 2019!
The pharmaceutical industry’s key players are extending their networks by including more suppliers for raw materials and outsourcing core operations to contract partners. It is current common practice for large pharmaceutical industries to work with up to 200 contract manufacturing organizations. The increased complexity of companies’ partner networks generates potential for vulnerability to the overall drug supply, with risk of drug shortages, recalls or supply reliability issues.
The 2-day conference will offer lectures, panel discussions and interactive formats to tackle issues such as the modernization of the supply chain and the embrace of new logistical strategies by implementing novel technologies, the opportunities and challenges new technologies imply, aiming to ensure integrity, continuous temperature control and reliable data exchange. The safety of drug products should be secured by best practices during storage, shipment or manufacturing. Discussions on how strong partnerships with external partners for handling of logistics and outsourced operations are built and what strategies are implemented by CDMOs or CMOs for sustainable sourcing and traceability, transparency and reliable performances will be included.
I look forward to welcoming you to beautiful Lisbon!
Sartorius Stedim, Conference Chair