Building an Effective Global Supply Chain Through Implementation of Successful IOR Strategies

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain,
  • Tuesday, December 03, 2019

We are delighted to invite you to Almac’s upcoming live webinar, Building an effective global supply chain through implementation of successful IOR strategies, taking place on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019.

During this live webinar, international logistics specialist, Sharon Courtney will discuss the importance of an effective distribution strategy to overcome global import/export constraints and nuances in order to ensure clinical trial success.  Sharon will use real life examples to explain and demonstrate key areas for consideration such as:

  • developing an effective distribution strategy
  • the role of Importer of Record (IoR)
  • customs related regulations
  • partnering with the right IoR
  • constraints of an IoR



Sharon Courtney, Logistics Services Manager, Almac Clinical Services

Sharon Courtney is an international logistics specialist who has worked for 18 years in clinical supply chain. She has expert knowledge in a number of key areas within the end-to-end supply chain process including management and control of temperature-sensitive shipments, risk mitigation (identifying and managing risk), developing and managing robust relationships with transport partners, chain of custody responsibilities, active and passive shipping solutions and import/export country knowledge.

Sharon has consistently delivered reliable and validated logistics solutions for customers based on her experience with establishing numerous international logistics models over the years. Sharon is passionate about providing excellent customer service in the area of logistics and this is demonstrated in her understanding of every role within the end-to-end supply chain process. She has first-hand knowledge of working with customers, external organizations and the appropriate departments within Almac to deliver well established logistics solutions in the pharma industry.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will appeal to senior-level managers and clinical professionals working in pharma, biotech and CROs as well as the following or related departments:

  • Logistics management
  • Global and regional supply chain management
  • Import/Exports
  • Vendor management
  • Distribution operations
  • Project management
  • Clinical operations

What You Will Learn

Participants will gain insights into:

  • Best practices and common pitfalls when shipping internationally, focusing on the US, UK/Ireland and China
  • How to reduce risk and maximize opportunities
  • Best practices for outsourcing export responsibilities to an experienced third party

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The Almac Group is an established contract development and manufacturing organization providing an extensive range of integrated services across the drug development lifecycle to the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors globally. Our innovative services range from R&D, biomarker discovery development and commercialization, API manufacture, formulation development, clinical trial supply, IRT (IVRS/IWRS) through to commercial-scale manufacture. The international company is a privately owned organization that has grown organically over the past five decades now employing over 5,000 highly skilled personnel across 17 facilities including Europe, the US and Asia. Click here to view our facilities. We have a global reputation for excellence built over 50 years of client service, delivering expertise right across the drug development lifecycle and offering a tailored solution to each of our clients. We will be exceptional, always.

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