Serialization Implementation: Key Challenges and Lessons Learned


Andrew Pietrangelo
Antares Vision, North America
Adriano Fusco
Director of Strategy & Development
Antares Vision
John Woodburn
Global Serialization Solution Lead
Ian Parsonage
Senior Director, Global Serialization Services
PCI Pharma Services
Jim Chrzan
VP, Audience Development
Healthcare Packaging
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Serialization is transitioning to a more mature stage, one in which it is becoming a must-have rather than an attractive add-on. In the process, the pharmaceutical industry is rushing headlong into one of the most complicated industry-wide initiatives ever undertaken.

The roadmap can be as confusing as the widely differing directions given by regulators around the world. The multi-disciplinary aspects of incorporating a cost-effective, reliable track & trace solution require all segment stakeholders — executive, engineering, quality assurance, production, maintenance, packaging, art, labeling, regulatory affairs, procurement — to not only be involved but in sync.

Make no mistake: For a major pharmaceutical company or contract manufacturer to implement a truly comprehensive, flexible and scalable track & trace serialization solution, a lengthy list of hurdles must be leaped. Need proof? Ask leading pharmaceutical manfucturer Sanofi, and leading CMO PCI Pharma Services.

Join us for Serialization Implementation: Key Challenges & Lessons Learned, a spirited discussion about the exhaustive yet educational process of incorporating modern-day track & trace systems at one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical manufacturers, as well as at one of the most prominent CMOs in the USA. From the floor, discover how to broker the compromise between line integration and standalone modules according to space, availability, ease, reliability and speed of format changeover. And from the C-Suite, learn about key success factors, such as:

♦ Track Team: Assembling project groups that comprise all multi-disciplinary competences

♦ “You need how long? How much lead time does each individual project group need to converge, on schedule, with an effective, cohesive trace & trace solution? (Spoiler alert: It’s longer than you think.)

♦ The Right Partner: Navigating the often overwhelming process of selecting the right vendors based on a variety of factors, including reputation, technology and post-sales services

Join Antares Vision, Sanofi, PCI Pharma Services and Healthcare Packaging as we bring together industry experts in this interactive webinar.

About the Speakers:

Andrew Pietrangelo
President, Antares Vision, North America
Andrew Pietrangelo leads Antares Vision, North America and is responsible for the strategic growth of the company’s line of serialization technologies in the US and Canada. Prior to joining Antares in 2013, Andrew held several high level account management positions at a number of Industry companies. His background includes six years in the automation industry as a Senior Application Engineer with Omron. Andrew holds an MBA and a BS, Engineering from Villanova University.

Adriano Fusco
Director of Strategy & Development, Antares Vision
Prior to joining Antares in 2007, Adriano was a management consultant for over 10 years. He has a degree in Electronic Engineering from Politecnico di Torino, Italy and a Master in Business Administration from SAA, Torino. He has been a member of Antares Vision since its founding in 2007, serving as the company’s Marketing Director. In 2014, Adriano relocated to the US to assist in the global expansion of the company’s marketing and sales. He is following serialization programs for select Antares key customers, one of whom is Sanofi.

John Woodburn
Global Serialization Solution Lead at Sanofi
John Woodburn’s career at Sanofi spans over 10 years and includes roles as Deputy Director of Engineering, Automation Platform and as Project Leader for Serialization at Sanofi’s vaccines division. Prior to Sanofi, he spent eight years as an Engineering Manager for Johnson & Johnson and two years as a Project Manager for Pfizer. In addition, he was a Project Manager in the biopharmaceutical space with Parexel and a Manufacturing Engineer with Pratt and Whitney. John holds an MS, Management of Technology from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School and a BSME, Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Ian Parsonage
Senior Director, Global Serialization Services at PCI Pharma Services
Ian Parsonage's career at PCI spans the last eight years and includes roles as Head of Information Technology and his current role as Senior Director of Global Serialization Services. Prior to joining PCI, Ian spent five years as the Chief Information Officer at Constellation Brands (EMEA). In addition, he spent over 20 years at ILFORD Imaging where he held various technical roles leading to his more recent positions as Global Supply Chain Manager and Global IT Director. Ian studied at the Manchester Metropolitan University and holds an BA, Combined Studies from the Open University.

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