Inventory Management System. Choosing the Right Clinical Trial Solution for Distribution and Supply Optimization

Life Sciences, Clinical Trials, Pharma Manufacturing & Supply Chain,
  • Tuesday, September 08, 2020

Using an IRT or IMS system can vastly improve the visibility, control and management of a clinical trial. What are the differences between them? Which solution is the most suitable for a given trial? This webinar will focus on how carefully examining clinical trial and protocol expectations will allow participants to choose the right solution for their clinical trials. The panelists will highlight the many key benefits to using an IRT system, the key benefits to utilizing a fully integrated inventory management system, followed by case studies to help identify which is best for your clinical trial. The goal is to walk away with a better sense of the solutions, how to utilize them and which one is the best for individual trials.


Rich Scheuermann, Sharp Clinical

Rich Scheuermann, Clinical Account Executive, IRT, Sharp Clinical Services

As the IRT account executive at Sharp, a division of UDG Healthcare plc, Richard Scheuermann is responsible for enterprising and building relationships with customers in order to successfully assist them in the development of their clinical trials, specific to IRT services. Richard has 10 years in the Clinical Research field, gaining experience from working as a data coordinator and project manager at the site level, to recruitment/marketing at the site/CRO level, to solution design in both eCOA and IRT for industry leading organizations.

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Marissa Crane

Marissa Crane, Project Manager, IRT, Sharp Clinical Services

As the IRT project manager at Sharp Clinical Services, Marissa Crane is responsible for leading a cross-functional team in the design and implementation of Interactive Response Technology (IRT) systems that streamline the randomization and drug supply management processes in clinical trials for biotech and pharmaceutical clients.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Clinical Operations
  • Clinical Supply
  • Demand Planners
  • Distribution and Logistics
  • Clinical Study Managers
  • Clinical IRT specialists
  • Clinical Outsourcing

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, the panelists will discuss what a full IRT solution can offer compared to an inventory management system. The webinar will cover:

  • The impact managing supply can have on the outcome of a trial
  • Key questions that need to be considered in managing a trial
  • How IMS can offer full visibility and control of clinical trial supplies
  • How inventory management can have a significant impact on trial timelines and budget
  • Why it is necessary to align inventory supply with trial planning and supply distribution
  • An ROI scenario for the Inventory Supply Management system

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Sharp Clinical Services

Sharp, part of UDG healthcare, is a global leader in contract pharmaceutical packaging and advanced clinical supply chain services. Offering solutions and support to pharma and biotech clients from phase I trials all the way through to rapid launch and commercialization. The organisation has state-of-the-art facilities in the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium and the Netherlands and over 32 clinical depots globally, covering every region of the world.

Our full complement of integrated services includes:

  • Analytical, formulation development
  • Clinical manufacturing & packaging
  • Clinical IRT
  • Blister packaging, bottling, secondary assembly and labelling of injectable presentations, compliance packaging, as well as storage and distribution
  • Sharp also offers Qualified Person (QP) services for European distribution

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