FMD guideline and its effects on pharmaceutical transport logistics
Event date 24 September 2018 16:30 – 18:00
Location Fairgrounds of Deutsche Messe, Hermesallee, D-30521 Hannover BPW Bergische Achsen - idem Telematics GmbH Hall 26, Booth C31
The EU Falsified Medicines Directive will enter into force on February 9, 2019. Among other things, it stipulates that prescription drugs may only be marketed in a package with a serial number and tamper-evident closure. The serial numbers are stored in a central IT database. By scanning the packaging after production, the manufactured units are registered in the system. The serialized and thus clearly identifiable goods must be re-checked and validated at the point of sale (e.g. pharmacy) by scanning the data matrix printed on the packaging before they can be handed over to the end customer. However, it is not clear what must happen if the serialized goods are damaged, contaminated, sabotaged or stolen in transit from production via wholesale to the point of sale.
The central question is to what extent logistics service providers (together with their shippers) must also develop concepts here - in addition to GDP. How can security technology and surveillance prevent damage or theft? Which security technology is available - on the vehicle side, through IT & telematics (geofencing, alarm systems) etc. and must this technology be GDP-qualified? Worst Case: What happens to the damaged or stolen goods? Are there emergency plans and instructions for the freight forwarder? How do the communication channels work? Do authorities have to be involved? Who bears the liability risks? etc. These questions are to be clarified in a panel discussion in which representatives of the entire pharmaceutical logistics supply chain will participate.
Thomas Schleife, Managing Director Transco Berlin Brandenburg GmbH (Initiator)
Christian Specht, Managing Director EIPL European Institute for Pharma Logistics GmbH
Joost van Eck, Managing Director, van Eck Group
Bernd Schlumpberger, Head of Fleet & Transport Management, Merkle GmbH / Teva-Ratiopharm
Heiko Boch, Head of Product Management, idem Telematics GmbH (a subsidiary of the BPW Group)
Moderation, project management, media partner PR:
Bruno Lukas, Press'n'Relations GmbH, PR Consultant, Head of Business Unit Logistics & NFZ
Media partner for the trade press:
CHEManager / Wiley Verlag, represented by Dr. Sonja Andres (Head of Logistics for Chemicals & Pharmaceuticals LCP) and Thorsten Kritzer, Head of Media