Ahead of the Curve: Formula for Pharmaceutical Logistics and Supply Chain Success in 2024

Life Sciences, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain,
  • Thursday, December 14, 2023

In this groundbreaking webinar, discover the future of pharmaceutical logistics, industry trends, supply chain challenges and innovative strategies to succeed in 2024. In recent years, unprecedented events have served as a catalyst for the rapid evolution of healthcare modalities. This transformation has propelled specialty logistics to new heights, with a spotlight on innovative solutions that deliver advanced medicines to patients today and in an unpredictable tomorrow.

Join Marken leaders from around the globe for an insightful discussion on the current dynamics of the pharmaceutical supply chain, the key challenges and opportunities shaping the industry, and strategies for achieving success in 2024. Our experts will also explore the latest trends as well as regional shifts impacting the current and future landscape of healthcare logistics.

The featured speakers will discuss:

  • Industry trends
    • Pivotal transformations to meet the growing demand for personalized medicines, accelerated speed to market and patient-centric models
    • Rapid integration of digital technologies such as AI and automation for enhanced real-time visibility and data-driven insights
    • Increasing focus on sustainability with organizations committed to reducing their environmental impact and fostering a greener future
  • Supply chain challenges and considerations
    • Remaining a resilient leader amid ongoing global disruptors with the right people, tools and processes
    • Expert support on regional compliance requirements, customs regulations, local sanctions and guidelines
    • Safeguarding product integrity of temp-controlled shipments through smart packaging, risk assessment and lane verification processes
  • Strategic approach and innovative solutions
    • Adoption of advanced systems and new software to optimize your operational performance and succeed in a fiercely competitive market
    • Strengthening the supply chain through supplier diversification, risk management and contingency intervention planning
    • Designing future-proof infrastructure and logistics strategies that proactively prepare you for any situation – tomorrow and beyond

Join this webinar to learn about the latest trends in pharmaceutical logistics and gain valuable insights and practical strategies for success in the industry in 2024.


Mike Bartone, Marken

Mike Bartone, VP of Network and Infrastructure Americas, Marken

Mike Bartone is Marken’s Vice-President of Operations and Facility Infrastructure for the Americas and has held several positions that have played a pivotal role in driving Marken’s expansion in Latin America (LATAM) and North America (NORAM) regions. With integral understanding of infrastructure processes, his insights are invaluable for ensuring the effectiveness and efficiency of client’s value chains. Within the fast-paced industry of specialty logistics, Mike brings a wealth of expertise to support his team’s innovative and future-focused strategies.

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Arnab Bhattacharya, Marken

Arnab Bhattacharya, Sr. Regional Director, South APAC, Marken

As Senior Regional Director of the South APAC region for Marken, Arnab Bhattacharya leads business plan development, profit and loss management, and strategic expansion in India, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and South Asian countries. As former General Manager for Marken, Arnab focused on expanding the business across India and the sub-continent. Since joining in 2011 as Operations Supervisor for the Pune Area, he has held various key positions within the company delivering high-quality, customized solutions in specialty logistics.

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Adrian Karrer, Marken

Adrian Karrer, Senior Director, EMEA Strategic Operations, Marken

With over 20 years of logistics operations management experience across Europe and surrounding regions, Adrian Karrer is the Senior Director, EMEA Strategic Operations at Marken. His expertise in the critical distribution of both clinical and commercial medical products has been instrumental to enhancing the flexibility and resiliency of Marken’s expansive global network. Since joining Marken in 2007 as Operations Manager, has held several key leadership positions focused on designing and implementing strategic supply chain solutions for top clients in the area.

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Who Should Attend?

Senior professionals who are involved with:

  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Central labs
  • CMOs
  • CROs
  • CDMOs

What You Will Learn

Attendees will gain insights into:

  • Industry trends
  • Supply chain challenges and considerations
  • Strategic approach and innovative solutions

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Marken, UPS Healthcare’s clinical subsidiary, includes BOMI Group and Polar Speed, staffing 199 locations and 10,000+ employees globally. Offering a GMP-compliant depot network in 60 locations, Marken leads in Direct-to-Patient services, biological sample shipments, and kit production. Their 2,400+ staff manage 154,000 monthly shipments in 220+ countries and have arranged 15,000+ home healthcare visits. Services like cell and gene supply chain, ancillary material sourcing, shipment lane verification, and GDP consultancy solidify Marken’s unique industry position.

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