OPPI organises conference on future of supply chain management in Mumbai
Key stakeholders of the pharma industry congregated at the event to confer and converse on the blueprint to build an effective and efficient supply chain ecosystem for the life sciences industry and drive continuous improvements in its management
OPPI recently organised a day-long conference in Mumbai for the stakeholders of the life sciences industry on the theme, ‘Future of Supply Chain Management.’ It aimed to showcase the importance of effective supply chain management in an age of biologics, gene therapies and personalised medicine which mandates products to be shipped in temperature-controlled conditions within tight timelines.
A Vaidheesh, President, OPPI and VP, South Asia & MD India, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals commenced the event with his welcome address. He highlighted that healthcare needs are changing with time and as a result, the challenges too are unprecedented. He said, “Global best practices ensure that the quality of medicine is not compromised for the Indian patient. Today, healthcare is about longevity of life along with good quality of life. And, one important aspect to enable this would be a responsive and efficient supply chain system. We need a supply chain which ensures that patients receive the right medicines of optimum quality at the right time. Quality of medicines should not be compromised because of challenges in last-mile delivery.”
Next, Dr Sanjit Singh Lamba, MD, Eisai Pharmaceuticals Indi