I´m a 53-years old Brazilian mechanical engineer. I´ve studied and worked all my life, focusing on supply chain. Besides my work at a multinational pharmaceutical company, I also teach supply at universities in Brazil. I´m a former shooting instructor, married for 28 years, have 3 children (now grown men) and two dogs. Don´t like carnival, but love barbecue with friends and family, as well as biking, walking and traveling.
There are companies that relies exclusively on internal resources for production and other ones that utilizes external capacities in order to optimize their resources. These full internal ones seem to be more flexible (based on an installed capacity) but carries more fixed costs. The external-manufacturing ones present a rational cost but lack some exclusivity in their production lines.
Any adopted model that guarantees full customer service might be considered effective. An efficient supply chain takes the best outcome from the resources you allocate and when using these resources in such a a way that it gets 100% service level, you´re ok. Those resources will vary upon the model you use and the complexity of your operations.
Full Impact! By one side, we can be more effective the better we forecast, and nowadays we have different ways to determine sell-out demands and convert it in business needs. On the other end, the tracking data we have at our transports and the use of effective models allows us to act proactively in the distribution chain.
A great one, indeed. It focuses on aspects like our people, customer value & trust and competitiveness – simple metrics that are the really important ones. We also rely on a few “license to operate” pillars that are the foundations of the execution profile . Actually it took a lot of time and effort to build up a simple yet effective vision of our strategy.
We must improve our capacity to anticipate customers’ needs and fulfil these needs. We can use a different predictable model that considers other factors that impact in service level. I also understand that some technical characteristics will be very similar among competitors and one way to differentiate the service we offer is through an effective relationship model – and to build up this B2B -> P2P movement is a challenge.
At PSIP we have the opportunity to identify TRENDS! We must understand that we´ll be in touch with very new concepts and experiences and nothing comes ready to use in a everyone-basis condition. So we can see , at first-hand, what are the actions happening on top companies and extrapolate to our own companies, adequating to one´s situation but having a vision on what can be obtained through these new processes / techniques.
A Portuguese company, CapTemp develops monitoring, supervision and M2M remote control systems with IP sensors to ensure the safety of environmentally-sensitive environments as well as manage the consumption of resources such as water, gas and electricity. Pioneers of metrology software for monitoring temperatures, the company provides custom remote monitoring and management solutions to a diverse range of industries including healthcare, food & retail, transportation and logistics, agricultural and animal growth, data centers and business corporations
Our sensors have embedded technologies that provide the Pharma Industry full compliance with EU Regulations and Security between sensors and Data Receivers that make it impossible to enter the system unless the receiving unit or remote control unit has received the Algorithm generated Security Key. In addition, the reports generated are reports impossible to be altered and certified. Our solutions are certified according to the norm EN12830 and our software validated by the guide WELMEC 7.2.
It is essential to preserve the quality and safety of goods in transportation and storage. Temperature must be monitored and maintained throughout the entire distribution chain. According to legislation temperature must be documented and archived, this is done via the cloud. Our sensors can provide accurate, to the second detailed information, from the sensors and in addition, alarms in case there is difficulty communicating between sensors and Data Collection devices.
The future will be to real time monitoring of transportation of goods from the producer to the end user, without any breaks in the temperature monitoring. NB-IoT, is a protocol of communication that will help to solve this problem and give us the data in real time.
I have over ten years of experience in the field of serialization, traceability, and consumer protection from counterfeit drugs. My work in this field began in 2004 when I became a victim of a counterfeit drug while traveling in India. I began to research all available technologies that could not only defeat this problem, but also empower consumers to verify the drug at the point of sale. My research and publication in CII’s highly acclaimed manual played a pivotal role in the implementation of a serialization program to protect drugs exported from India.
I am public advocate for the need to protect consumers through effective technologies. I introduced the very concept of serialization to the Indian pharmaceutical industry ten years ago and helped to create a national SMS program that allows consumers to verify their drug purchase. I went on to establish significant expertise in the design and implementation of serialization and traceability programs in the pharmaceutical, food, and FMCG industries.
I am now responsible for spearheading Systech’s expansion in Asia, with focus on the UniSecure™ platform. I have recently written a highly acclaimed white paper titled Serialization Reality Check: Where are all the numbers?
I received my master’s degree from the University of Toronto and my Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.
A. Systech Brand Promise - Keeping products authentic, safe and connected across the supply chain—from manufacturing to the consumer’s hands.
B. Providing foundational solutions to help organizations combat counterfeiting and diversion, while enabling them to meet regulatory compliance mandates.
Systech provides a comprehensive Brand Protection Suite of software offerings with complete integration and operational insight throughout the supply chain. We provide integrated Anti-Counterfeiting, Diversion Detection and Regulatory Compliance solutions.
There are many different types of authentication solutions in the market. Some are additive and some are not as it relates to item-level product packaging an potentially up to complete aggregation. Systech offers secure, non-additive authentication to prevent counterfeiting and diversion with existing packaging. With it, we include end-to-end global traceability and fast, flexible serialization that is trusted by the world’s leading pharma companies.
Because you cannot fight new battles with old weapons. You must continue to innovate. Protecting the supply chain from counterfeiters has been on the regulatory agenda for some time. As such, the pharmaceutical industry has witnessed the implementation of compliance regulations to help combat the threat of falsified medicines and protect patient safety. But compliance does not equal brand protection or anti-counterfeiting. The problem is only getting worse on a global scale.
Serialization was introduced to protect the supply chain from counterfeits entering the market, but in reality it is really just a compliance initiative, not a brand protection solution. New, all-digital approaches that connect physical product to digital records is a trusted solution that enables cross-supply chain mobility using technology such as Systech’s e-Fingerprint®. This also means that emerging technologies like blockchain can be employed, which combine digital identity with authenticated and trusted physical product identity offering complete visibility and more robust information and data capture, which can be used for competitive advantage.
Sharing thought leadership and engaging with delegates interested in protecting their brands and patients that receive their products. Understanding the possibilities for improved supply chain security and how best to keep products authentic, safe and connected across the supply chain—from manufacturing to the consumer’s hands.
A. They have to be more precise, robust and must meet the highest technological standards than ever before.
B. Using a cloud infrastructure in the background to collect and analyze all the data and more importantly react to it, will be the biggest beneficial.
I holds a degree in applied economics and a master degree in transportation and logistics. I have more than 30 years of experience in warehousing and transportation. I held different positions in transportation and logistics in FMCG companies. Till 2012 I was the worldwide network leader for logistics for the beverages division at Danone. Previously I kept the same position for the biscuits division at the Danone group. I was the President of ELA, the European Logistics Association, for 6 years. My term ended in may 2017. I am now the immediate past President of ELA. One of the main activities of ELA is to asses individuals worldwide and to provide them with the ELA certificate. I am also the president of the Belgian Association for purchasing and logistics : V.I.B.
Artificial intelligence will certainly have a big impact on supply chains: predictive forecasting and predictive inventory management will help to increase customer satisfaction through better delivery performance. Cobots will help companies to efficiently reduce costs and increase performance.
If Supply Chains are not effective, how can they be sustained and continue to exist? And if they don’t exist, how can they be efficient? Effectiveness precedes efficiency, but to remain competitive, effective Supply Chains have to continuously be made more efficient. In that sense, an efficient Supply Chain is not one possible model. It is the ONLY model, and therefore we have to make it effective!