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Masterclass offers in-depth view of the pharma supply chain

[ March 29, 2022   //   ]

Logistics non-profit organisation Pharma.Aero, the University of Antwerp, Khalifa University Abu Dhabi and the HOPE vaccine distribution consortium are to run a second edition of their Masterclass on Pharma Logistics, following the success of last year’s event.

As well as highlighting the current critical aspects of pharma logistics, it will be an opportunity for industry professionals and academics to gain more in-depth knowledge into how pharmaceutical supply chains are organized and logistics processes are optimized through applied technology for the pharma and life science sector.

The five-day hybrid programme runs from 5-9 September at Khalifa University of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi featuring lecturers and business experts from all different parts of the world, combined with daily workshops and interactive case studies as well as site visits to the Khalifa University Center for Robotics and Autonomous Systems (KUCARS), Abu Dhabi Airport, Sea Port and Genome Valley.

Khalifa University executive vice-president, Dr Arif Sultan Al Hammadi, said: “Through our research center for Digital Supply Chain and Operations Management , our expertise spans not only new methods and tools to improve performance of complex and extended supply chains through predictive analytics and self-optimizing logistics, but also enabling transition into paperless, borderless and highly trusted transaction-based operations. Such intense expertise will prove significantly beneficial to all participants of the second edition of the masterclass.”

Themes of the masterclass include life science production, storage and handling, as well as economic and operational challenges and speakers will highlight topics such as disruptive technologies and big data, supply chain strategies, innovations in packaging & cool chain, emergency crisis logistics and health care aspects and sustainability and pharma green lane logistics.

Etihad Cargo manager of global cool chain solutions, Fabrice Panza, added:  

“Innovation has been integral to recent advancements in pharma logistics, particularly in response to today’s global challenges. It has played a central role in the success of the HOPE Consortium in facilitating the movement of temperature-sensitive vaccines and medication worldwide in 2021.”

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