December 7th - 8th, 2017
Washington, DC

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Expert Insight into Top Pharmaceutical Challenges Surrounding Serialization: Aggregation and CMO Integration

In anticipation of the Pharmaceutical Traceability Forum, we spoke with Matt Sample and Christopher Howell about the top pharmaceutical challenges surrounding Serialization: Aggregation and CMO Integration. Both speakers shared their unique perspectives on the topic and also expressed what they were most excited to learn about at the upcoming event. 

Tools of the Trace

Past speaker Peter Sturtevant, Sr. Director of Industry Engagement at GS1 US, discusses the tools which will help you achieve and surpass DSCSA compliance, such as the Electronic Product Code Information Service and the Master Data Exchange. 

Exclusive Content

Pharmaceutical Traceability Industry Experts EBook

Before you hear from these great speakers at the Forum, read their thoughts on serialization within the life sciences industry. We sat down with speakers from top companies such as AmerisourceBergen, Merck & Co., NC Mutual Wholesale Drug Company and Neurocrine Biosciences, find out what they had to say!

UniTrace: Safeguard Serialization

Leading brands around the world are faced with complex serialization challenges in response to varied regional legislation. A critical part of compliance is the generation, management, exchange and reporting of serialization data within the ecosystem of trading partners and regulatory bodies.

Courtesy of Systech


Preparing for 2023: Advice from a Top Wholesaler

In advance of the Forum, we spoke with an elite representative from the wholesaler side of pharmaceutical shipping about the plans his company has and the challenges he’s facing. Take these into consideration today for best results 7 years from now.


Serialization: 2017's Savvy Essential

Find out why the editor of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing says serialization in essential for 2017. Download the article to read her thoughts on the DSCSA's November 2017 deadline and how serialization can help your pharmaceutical company.

Achieving Scannable GS1 Codes for DSCSA Compliance

Take a look at this exclusive whitepaper put together by VideoJet. Within the paper you will find out more about how the DQSA and DSCSA compliance regulations can impact your overall operation.

AmerisourceBergen Corporation Wins HDMA’s Distribution Management Award for Centralizing DSCSA Data and Serialization Compliance

AmerisourceBergen Corporation was named the winner of HDMA’s 2016 Distribution Management Award for centralizing its data for Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance, as well as to prepare for long-term serialization requirements.

It’s still business as usual: FDA’s proposed DSCSA enforcement delay

The FDA has published draft guidance proposing a 12 month grace period on the enforcement of November’s DSCSA ( Drug Supply Chain Security Act) requirements. Even still the industry should continue serialization projects to secure supply chains ahead of 2017's deadline.

Working with CMOs: serialization tends to fail in the details

This is the second article in a series looking at how to avoid the supply risk when working with CMOs on serialization. In this article I will discuss another six learnings covering everything from resource-planning to clarifying your RACI.

Countering The 'Buyer Win - Supplier Lose' Mind-Set : A Balancing Act

Terrorism, climate change and financial stability are not the only globally-critical areas where there is a huge need for greater co-operation and interaction between independent agencies with common needs and objectives. In a world increasingly characterized by division, alienation and conflict, corporate organisations are being urged to work in a more concerted way towards their common goals. Alan Kennedy looks at the upsides and downsides of closer collaboration in the field of pharma-logistics.

Serialisation Case Studies: SMEs and CMOs

Pharma IQ spoke with Mark Davison, Chief Executive Officer at Blue Sphere Health Ltd, and Vetter Pharma to gain insight into SME pharma & biotechs for serialization, as well as strategies that CMOs can implement to succeed in serialization.


DSCSA Serialization and Pilot Programs

Matt Sample, from AmerisourceBergen describes his experiences using DSCSA Serialization and Pilot Programs inside his organization in regards to traceability.

The Hidden Requirements of Enterprise Serialization Systems

Past speaker Scott Pugh, Principal at Jennason, talks about the key functionality, architecture, hosting, and deployment, implementation and validation of enterprise serialization systems in this past presentation.

Proactively Prepare for Aggregation

Kevan McKenzie, Director Serialization Technology at McKesson, cuts to the heart of who, what, and when of aggregation in the US, as well as the matters of customers & inference and saleable returns, in this past presentation.


Examining Serialization as a 21st Century Approach to Anti-Counterfeiting

Check out this webinar from Ben Locwin of Healthcare Sciences Advisors! 

White Papers

Pharmaceutical Serialization and Traceability 2017 Trend Report

With time running low, Pharma Logistics IQ tracks the state of the industry’s serialization projects. This year’s research report maps out and measures the changes in consensus as the industry advances closer to an entirely track-and-trace pharmaceutical environment. Sections covered:

  • Project Planning
  • Implementation Progress
  • Traceability In Operation 
  • Benefits Beyond Compliance

Serialization: Driving Business Value Beyond Compliance

As serialization and track-and-trace capabilities go mainstream to meet regulatory compliance mandates, pharmaceuticals companies should simultaneously explore how these tools and techniques can improve supply chain planning and operations, elevate patient and doctor engagement, and increase sales and marketing effectiveness. Whitepaper courtesy of Cognizant.

Serialization: An Implementation Guide

This white paper gives in-depth descriptions of the:

  • Challenges driving new serialization regulation.
  • Pending regulation requirements and deadlines.
  • Implementation and interoperability challenges in serialization solutions.
  • New holistic serialization solution from Rockwell Automation built on a modular and scalable off-the-shelf control and information platform.
  • Business benefits of the common data source created by serialization.