Clinical Supply Chain Management: Experience Matters

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharmaceutical, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain, Drug Discovery & Development,
  • Monday, December 11, 2017

Developing a new drug and bringing it to market is an expensive, fast-paced, and complex endeavor involving a team of many players from multiple functions, and even companies. A critical link in the successful execution and completion of a clinical trial is the supply chain. From the initial strategic design and set up of the supply chain, through the enrollment and close out phases, careful planning and monitoring are required. Even then, some degree of risk and the potential for the unexpected remains. With the involvement of an experienced clinical supply chain manager however, these risks can often be identified up front and planned for, or avoided altogether. When the unanticipated problem comes up, having a strong supply manager on board with a background in clinical supplies and access to a network of other supply managers, can be the difference between missing milestones or moving the trial forward with little to no patient and trial impact.

In this webinar, the participant will:

  1. Learn the benefits of deploying an experienced supply chain professional
  2. Be exposed to the tools used to plan and deliver an optimized supply chain
  3. Recognize when the time is right to bring in an expert


Sylvia Tsengouras, Senior Clinical Supply Chain Manager, Fisher Clinical Services

Sylvia Tsengouras joined Fisher Clinical Services in January 2015 as a Senior Clinical Supply Chain Manager for the Clinical Supplies Optimization Services group. Sylvia has over 22 years of clinical supply chain management experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining Fisher Clinical Services, Sylvia was a Sr. Clinical Supplies Manager for 20 years at Astellas Pharma, Inc., where she helped to build the clinical supply department from inventory management systems to establishing Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and processes, while meeting the company’s rapidly expanding clinical development pipeline.

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Steven Yoder, Global Director of Clinical Supply Optimization, Fisher Clinical Services

Steven Yoder is the Global Director of Clinical Supply Optimization at Fisher Clinical Services.

Steve has over 25 years of supply chain experience and leadership in the pharmaceutical industry, with the last 12 years focused specifically on Investigational Products.  His career spans experiences in Finance and Leadership in Manufacturing, Distribution, Outsourcing, and Global Logistics.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Finance from Purdue University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with an Operations focus from Indiana University. He is APICS certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), and served as a member (and Past Chair) of  the ISPE Investigational Products North America Steering Committee.

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Who Should Attend?

Clinical teams, plus professionals in clinical supplies, logistics and outsourcing, including those working within:
  • Cold Chain Logistics Team
  • Cold Chain Management Team
  • VP Logistics
  • VP Supply Chain
  • Clinical Supply Team
  • Clinical Management
  • Procurement Team
  • Clinical Trial Team
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Investigator Sites
  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Supplies & Investigational Supplies
  • Clinical Packaging
  • Clinical Project Management

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Fisher Clinical Services

Fisher Clinical Services is one of the world’s leading providers of clinical supply chain services.

With a network of cGMP facilities strategically located across the globe to support the conduct of clinical trials, we offer worldwide support for all aspects of clinical supply management including clinical supply optimization, comparator, co-medication and ancillary supply sourcing, packaging, labeling, translations management, distribution, storage, through to returns and destruction. With more than twenty years of experience exclusively focused on clinical trials, we can offer guidance and full logistics support across all types of clinical programs and projects.

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