New boss for ocean pharma group

Torben Weilmuenster has been elected chairman of the Poseidon pharmaceutical logistics programme. The network of independent shippers and logistics providers aims to reform the pharmaceutical logistics process and make ocean freight the default mode of carriage for bulk medicines. Weilmuenster is currently head of global supply chain management at Frankfurt-based Merz Pharma. [+]

Pharma logistics needs to shape up, says expert

The global pharma industry loses over $35bn a year solely as a result of temperature excursions and 30% of scrapped pharmaceutical can be attributed to logistics issues alone, says industry collaboration specialist Alan Kennedy. Speaking ahead of the roll-out of the Poseidon pharma ocean freight programme at the IQPC Temperature Controlled ... [+]

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