Manufacturers/CMOs Serialization Experience: Financing and Other Success Factors


Stephen Coady
Program Manager, Global Serialization and Track & Trace
Apotex Inc.
Justin Stewart
Manager, Engineering
Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging
Benoit Maheux-Lacroix
Project Line Manager, Serialization Team Leader
Optel Vision
Karine Précourt
Vice President of Finance
Optel Vision
Jim Chrzan
VP Audience Development
Healthcare Packaging
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The Pharmaceutical Industry is experiencing major transformations. Regulations around the world are being put in place to avoid counterfeiting, which imply serialization at different packaging levels.

Serialization is a challenging process for pharmaceutical manufacturers, requiring extensive preparation involving many departments within an organization. As a CMO, getting ready for serialization can be even more difficult, considering the fact that they usually manage different customers that have specific requirements.

During this insightful interview, Apotex and its contract manufacturing organization, Legacy, will discuss how they jointly addressed their serialization preparation plan. Learn about how Apotex and Legacy worked around important issues such as:

  • the variability between global requirements
  • project team setup
  • data exchange
  • pilot projects
  • cost and financing

Join Optel Vision and Healthcare Packaging as they once again bring together industry experts to share their experience in this interactive webinar, the third in a three-part series.

Other Webinars in This Series:

Successful Serialization Implementation: Successful Serialization in the Packaging Line | Register Here to View Now

Successful Serialization Implementation: IT and Connectivity Really Matter |Register Here to View Now

About the Speakers:

Stephen Coady
Steve is a seasoned professional in Pharmaceuticals with over 29 years experience in IT, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain. He has significant experience in SAP specializing in Materials Management, automation integration with SAP, Shop Floor Execution, Enterprise level Support Networks and was a member of an SAP implementation team in 2000/2001. Steve has been involved in Serialization and Track and Trace since 2008 and is currently leading a global, enterprise level implementation team focused on meeting current and emerging serialization requirements including US, EU, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and others. In this role Steve has oversight of the entire implementation, including backend serialization repository, packaging line level installations and distribution processes. Steve is an active member in numerous industry working groups, including US GPhA, US HDMA, EU Medicines for Europe Anti-Counterfeiting Steering Committee and GS1.

Justin Stewart
Over his 9 years’ experience in manufacturing and pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Stewart has performed as a production manager, operated in supply chain, and worked in project engineering. He currently occupies the role of Engineering Manager at Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging where he oversees packaging development and equipment design/purchase/installation. He is the lead engineering member on the Legacy Serialization team. He holds a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Benoit Maheux-Lacroix
Benoit graduated in Engineering Physics and earned a Master in Business Administration from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. He started his career as a Biomaterial Researcher and Science Teacher at his alma mater. His experience in product management and his team building skills prompted him to lead the group of Serialization Product Managers for Optel Vision. Mr. Maheux is responsible for following country regulations and standards by working together with industry partners. He manages the Track & Trace solutions road map to address serialization needs in the pharmaceutical industry globally.

Karine Précourt
Karine is CPA, has earned a Master in accounting from Sherbrooke University in Canada and has over 15 years of experience in this field. She started her career at KPMG, one of the big four accounting firms, as an auditor for more than 8 years. Karine joined Optel Vision in 2014 as Vice President of Finance.


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