Why Flexibility Matters in Your Clinical Supply Chain

Life Sciences, Pharma Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Pharmaceutical,
  • Wednesday, November 20, 2013

With the growing complexity of clinical trials, all components of the set up and execution of studies have become more challenging. This challenge extends to the clinical supply services in particular because complexity can mean providing options to alter doses, regions, countries, labels or supplies. What are some of the variables that should be considered when planning a trial? What can clinical and clinical supply chain services do to get ahead of the planning? How has a more flexible approach worked in other programs?

Join Mike McNear as he shares his experience and recommendations for optimizing clinical programs, through a flexible approach with clinical supply services.


Michael McNear, RPh, Global Head, Clinical Supply Optimization Services, Fisher Clinical Services

Michael McNear, RPh is the Global Head of Clinical Supply Optimization Services for Fisher Clinical Services. In this capacity he is responsible for the global activities associated with Clinical Trial Material Supply Chain project management and forecasting/supply simulation services. Mike joined Fisher Clinical Services in 1996 and has held previous positions as GM for Fisher Clinical Services Indianapolis, VP of the Global Innovation Council, VP of Client Services and VP of Operations at the Allentown USA facility.

During his time at Fisher Clinical Services Mike has also been responsible for the design and build of the current Allentown facility and helped start the Fisher Clinical Services FACTS IWR (now Cenduit) business segment.

Prior to joining Fisher Clinical Services Mike was responsible for the global clinical supply unit at Abbott laboratories and Lorex Pharmaceuticals in the Chicago land area. In all, Mike has been involved in the clinical trial material area for 33 years. Mike holds a BS in Pharmacy from Purdue University and is active on the Dean’s Industrial Advisory Council there. Mike is a member of ISPE, EPICS and MWCS.

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Clinical teams, plus professionals in clinical supply services, logistics and outsourcing

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Fisher Clinical Services is the world’s leading provider 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 comparator, co-medication and ancillary supply sourcing, packaging, labeling, 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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