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Supply Chain/ Logistics 2013 HDMA Distribution Management Conference International collaboration emerges as a focus HDMA’s annual Distribution Management Conference and Expo is the single-largest forum for wholesalers dealing with the changing landscape of pharmaceutical distribution. This year, the meeting will benefit from the involvement of both the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW; Manassas, VA), and the Canadian Assn. of Pharmaceutical Distribution Management (CAPDM; Toronto). Historically, drug wholesaling was vastly different outside the US, and while many differences remain, actions such as the purchase of Germany’s Movianto by Owens & Minor (Pharmaceutical Commerce, Sept/Oct 2012, p. 13); Walgreens pairing up with Alliance Boots, announced in Acsis inc. Warehouse systems integ rator Acsis specializes in enterprise serialization in the life sciences, food and beverage and industrial markets. The company’s Enterprise Serialization Suite is designed to manage the serialization process from packaging through the warehouse, including global visibility. AFS AFS is a leader in transportation cost management, combining a robust reporting suite with cost-management specialists saving money for clients. Shipping cost reductions of 15% can be achieved. AmeriCares AmeriCares is a nonprofit disaster-relief and humanitarian-aid organization providing immediate response emergency medical needs. For more than 30 years, AmeriCares has built a track record of successfully delivering medicines, medical supplies and aid generously provided by corporate partners to people in desperate need, globally. ARCo Design/Build, inc. ARCO Design/Build, Inc. is a turnkey design/ build firm widely recognized as an industry leader for various industrial project types, including cold storage, pharmaceutical distribution, foodservice distribution, food manufacturing, public refrigerated warehouses and light industrial warehouse and distribution. mid-2012; McKesson’s deepening investment in Canadian wholesaling (Mar/Apr 2012, p. 17), and the 2010 acquisition of a major Chinese wholesaler by Cardinal Health are changing that scenario dramatically. John Gray, HDMA president, will share the opening address slot with Mark Parrish, president of IFPW. There is also a session on the practice of drug wholesaling in Germany, by Dr. Thomas Trumper, chairman of the executive board of Anzag, a leading German wholesaler majority-owned by Alliance Boots. The conference program for 2013 is a combination of perennial drug-wholesaling issues, with several of-themoment topics added in. There are several sessions on serialization and track-and-trace technology for pharma distribution (HDMA has been an active member of the Pharmaceutical Distribution Security Alliance); drug recalls and reverse-logistics management; and compliance with DEA mandates on controlled substances distribution. Dave Long, VP industry relations at IMS Health, will give his annual Axway As the Business Interaction Networks company, Axway manages, runs, secures and monitors all of your business interactions, including email, files, messaging, services, events and processes. In addition to Axway’s comprehensive offerings of managed file transfer, secure email and business activity monitoring, the company provides solutions for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry that offer improved supply chain visibility for counterfeit detection, diversion detection and compliance with industry regulations. BuzzeoPDMA, a Cegedim Company BuzzeoPDMA offers the resources, technology and guidance needed to costeffectively comply with today’s changing regulatory requirements of the DEA, FDA and states, including state licenses and renewals. The company has helped its clients avoid monetary fines for regulatory violations, and its practitioner licensevalidation services help assure DEA, State and FDA compliance and business efficiency. Cavalier Logistics With its own fleet of validated refrigerated trucks, Cavalier distributes diagnostic products, vaccines and pharmaceuticals in the cold chain globally. 3PL services include 24 Visit our website at March | April 2013 marketplace-trends presentation. More-topical presentations include a review of the 340B Drug Pricing program in light of the Affordable Care Act; a presentation on synthetic genomics and the effects of genomic research on drug development; and an emergencypreparedness table-top exercise based on wholesalers’ experience in dealing with Hurricane Sandy. Showcase presentations include a leadership lesson from Alison Levine, an adjunct professor at West Point and leader of an American Women’s Everest Expedition, and insider’s view of Washington politics by Howard Fineman, political analyst for MSNBC. The meeting is being held at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel, Tampa, FL. The meeting is also the occasion of the annual HDMA Distribution Management Award for innovative technology or business development. Nearly 40 exhibitors (as of mid-January) have essentially sold out the exhibition space for the expo at the meeting. Descriptions of these exhibitors follow. cGMP-validated cold storage and complete global logistics service. Asssets include validated 15–30°C space for 5,000+ pallets, 2–8°C space for 300 pallets, and -80 and -20°C sections. Licensed by DEA, Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Pharmacy and State of Maryland for the storage of schedule 2–5 controlled substances. Cold Chain Technologies Having more than 40 years’ experience in cold chain management, Cold Chain Technologies is a leading global provider of innovative thermal packaging solutions that protect the integrity of temperature sensitive products. The company offers standard off-the-shelf and custom KoolTemp containers, Koolit refrigerants and temperature indicators and data loggers. DDN DDN, a Dohmen Company, provides conflict-free business support services for life sciences companies worldwide. DDN’s service advantage includes same-day delivery, real-time reporting, customer call centers, contract management, financial services, IT services and logistics. Contact us to discuss how DDN can streamline your day-to-day operations, protect your brand and grow your business. DSC Logistics Emphasizing operational and strategic strengths in 3PL and warehouse management, the DSC nationwide network includes more than 45 Logistics Centers and a Transportation Management Center located at the corporate campus in Des Plaines, IL. DSC provides integrated supplychain solutions to help customers achieve their business goals, applying leadership, intellectual capital and collaboration to meet changing needs. EAM-Mosca Corp. EAM-Mosca Corp. is a global leader in the manufacture of innovative, high performance strapping systems. The Sonixs ultrasonic sealing system is ideal for distribution applications that demand reliability along with improved security and tamper evidence. The innovative strap handling design utilizes sealed bearing construction that prevents dust intrusion, reducing maintenance requirements. EAM-Mosca is displaying its TRP5 machine, a highly automated strapping machine for corrugated and other containers. EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp. EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp. is a leader in the reverse distribution industry, s p e c i a l i z i n g i n re t u r n s p ro ce s s i n g , professional waste disposal and customized reporting ser vices, nationally and internationally. EXP is fully licensed by the DEA (Schedules I–V), EPA and State Boards of Pharmacy. The company also has VAWD certification from the National Association

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Pharmaceutical Commerce - March/April 2013
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Pharmaceutical Commerce - March/April 2013