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See you tomorrow in Mumbai for 5th edition of Global Pharma Logistics Summit

The premier pharma supply chain conference and networking event will be held at The Leela Hotel, Mumbai on October 13, 2022.

See you tomorrow in Mumbai for 5th edition of Global Pharma Logistics Summit

Global Pharma Logistics Summit 2022, the premier pharma supply chain conference and networking event, is bringing the entire spectrum of pharmaceutical supply chain stakeholders tomorrow at The Leela Hotel in Mumbai.

Organised by Indian Transport Logistics News, the fifth edition of GPLS is presented by Cargo Service Center while it has Mumbai International Airport Limited (CSMIA) as Airport Partner, Turkish Cargo as Airline Partner, Odyssey Logistics as Solutions Partner, Skyways Group as Supply Chain Partner, Skye Air Mobility as Delivery Partner, va-Q-tec and Frankfurt Airport as Supporting Partners and WIZ as the Associate Partner.

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By selecting "Resilient till the point of cure: The way for pharma logistics" as the theme for this year, GPLS 2022 is putting the focus where it should be: patient care and patient cure. The event intends to help the industry articulate this very purpose and help create a roadmap by bringing all stakeholders under one roof in Mumbai.

The one-day conference packed is with four panel discussions on intriguing topics, persuasive presentations and onsite interviews.

Dr P.B. N. Prasad, Joint Drugs Controller (India), Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) will provide the keynote address while the panel discussion will delve into the topic "Becoming better before becoming big: Are we ready for the next disruption?"

According to the recent Straits Research, the global pharmaceutical logistics market size will reach $167 billion by 2030. However, can we continue to flow if there is a new disruption coming in?

The second panel points out that the post-pandemic pharmaceutical supply chain requires a revamp and we call it a supply chain therapy! Under the topic, "Supply Chain Therapy: Identifying pain points in pharma logistics," the panel will explore the questions like what is the nature of therapy that the supply chain really need? Who can do the therapy? How far technology developers can do it? How about the govt regulations or initiatives like ULIP?

With the programme named "The Relief," we present two cool and innovative companies that are building solutions to provide relief to healthcare supply chain pains. This will also include a short Q&A with the presenter by the moderator.

The third panel under the topic "Playing it cool: moving temperature-sensitive pharma" will explore the dynamics of cold chain logistics. What are new innovations and solutions in terms of containers, packing and monitoring available? Can those sensitive shipments reach patients safely without compromising efficiency and efficacy? What are the pain points?

Do we have the right kind of scenario planning and risk mitigation strategy in place? How can they make sure that the patients are not suffering due to disruptions?

The final and last panel has been dedicated to the need for visibility and predictability in the pharma supply chain.

A recent study released by GS1 India and the Association of Healthcare Providers revealed that India lacks visibility to the point of care across 80 percent of its pharma manufacturers which follows inefficient inventory management, expiry and pilferage, and the inability to recall products beyond distributors.

How will this affect the patients? Who should fall in line? What are the technologies required? What should the industry do?

Can new technologies in the supply chain contribute to helping patients to have more affordable life-saving drugs?

Follow our social media handles for more updates and see you in Mumbai on Thursday.

Libin Chacko Kurian

Libin Chacko Kurian

Assistant Editor at STAT Media Group, he has six years of experience in business journalism covering food & beverage, nutraceuticals and now logistics. His current passion is to understand the nuances of global supply chains and their current turmoil. Outside work, he is also interested in philosophy, history, birding and travelling. Mail him: Follow on LinkedIn

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