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From serialisation to digitisation and beyond

on 07 December 2018

For years now, we’ve talked about the revolutionary potential of digitising the pharma industry. Truth be told, the efforts of most companies have merely grazed the surface of that potential. Recently, however, digital initiatives put in place by some forward-thinking industry leaders have begun to truly transform the playing field










For Industry-Wide Digitalization, Think Small

on 27 June 2018

Predictions abound concerning pharma manufacturing's more automated, data-centric future. Some forecasting focuses on looming serialization compliance requirements and their impact - both positive in terms of consumer safety and product security, and negative in terms of obligatory infrastructure investments and possible production line and supply chain slowdown.



QPSI Partners with Supply Chain Wizard

on 14 May 2018

Quality Packaging Specialists, Int'l (QPSI) and Supply Chain Wizard have formed a partnership supporting QPSI's mission to digitally refine their U.S.-based factory network and provide a transformational value proposition to its customers, utilizing their state-of-the-art, 375,000 sq. ft. supply chain excellence center in Florence, NJ.



Digital Double-Win

on 01 May 2018

Navigating the risks and opportunities of the digital supply chain can be difficult. An executive team survival guide can help.





Serialization Expert Supply Chain Wizard and Medicines for Europe to Co-host Pharma CMO Summit in Amsterdam

on 22 November 2017

A leading full-service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, as well as supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs – and Medicines for Europe, an organization serving as the voice of Europe’s generic, biosimilar and value-added medicines industries, will co-host a Pharma CMO Summit on December 4-5, 2017 at the Mövenpick Hotel City Centre in Amsterdam. The gathering offers an opportunity for pharmaceutical industry partners to finalize strategies for initial serialization compliance and optimized post-implementation operations.




Supply Chain Wizard: Digital Supply Chain Suite

on 27 October 2017

Cloud-based software products and accompanying consulting services deliver beyond-compliance ROI to pharma manufacturers, CMOs, 3PLs and pharmacies for meeting mandated serialization regulations.




OEE Tracker Offers Improved Pharmaceutical Packaging & Manufacturing Line Efficiency

on 02 July 2017

Tracking Tool Enables Data-driven Decision Making, Enhancing Equipment & Labor Efficiency
Supply Chain Wizard (SCW) – a leading full-service global consulting firm specialising in serialisation and traceability, supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs – has introduced a user-friendly, yet powerful, OEE Tracker, an analytics-based tool to improve the overall equipment efficiency of pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing lines in a cost-effective, expedited fashion.





Countering the Loss in Efficiency Caused by Mandated Serialization Compliance

on 18 April 2017

With the November 2017 deadline for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) looming, US pharmaceutical manufacturers, contract manufacturing organizations, and contract packaging organizations are getting their serialization solutions ready and validated. Few, however, are as concerned with what happens next.



Pharma’s Digital Supply Chain Transformation

on 18 April 2017

Amid the increasingly crowded discussion of pharmaceutical supply chain digitization, buzzwords abound - Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence - and, of course, digital supply chain transformation.



The Future of Supply Chain

on 06 March 2017

This interview is previously posted on Supply Chain Expert Community

Prior to Supply Chain Wizard, I was an executive in a pharmaceutical manufacturer in the supply chain practice. And prior to the pharma industry, I was with McKinsey & Company as a consultant in their supply chain management practice, serving clients involved in vital industries, including healthcare, medical devices, logistics, consumer packaged goods, and a little bit of private equity.







Serialization Event for CMOs, CPOs and 3PLs

on 28 February 2017

Two interactive days in Princeton, NJ, aim to assist key pharmaceutical manufacturers, CMOs, CPOs and 3PL’s achieve cost-effective compliance with November DSCSA serialization deadline.



Pharmaceutical packaging: The year of serialization

on 13 February 2017

U.S. government-mandated serialization is creating a scramble in the pharmaceutical packaging world. Track and trace solutions must meet Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) compliance by November of this year. Before the initial deadline, however, there are actions one must take to interact with the serial number – such as with product returns and suspect product investigations.



Supply Chain Wizard: OEE Tracker

on 7 February 2017

Tool enables data-driven decision making, enhancing equipment and labor efficiency on pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing lines.



Supply Chain Wizard develops OEE Tracker

on 07 February 2017

Consultancy firm Supply Chain Wizard has developed an analytics-based tool, OEE Tracker, to improve the overall equipment efficiency of pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing lines in a cost-effective, expedited fashion. OEE is a recognized term meaning Overall Equipment Effectiveness.



Supply Chain Wizard: OEE Tracker

on 25 January 2017

Supply Chain Wizard, a full-service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs, has introduced OEE Tracker. A user-friendly, yet powerful, analytics-based tool, OEE Tracker improves the overall equipment effectiveness of pharmaceutical packaging and manufacturing lines in a cost-effective, expedited fashion.



Evren Ozkaya: Supply Chain Wizard

on 19 January 2017

Evren Ozkaya (MSIE 05, Ph.D. 08), an alumnus of Georgia Tech’s Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISyE), has long been fascinated by supply chain management – so much so that he named his startup company Supply Chain Wizard (SCW). SCW is a consulting company that helps other companies with – as its name suggests – supply chain management and optimization.




Pharma CMO Summit

on 19 October 2016

Join the most valuable Serialisation Summit in EU

Supply Chain Wizard and Medicines for Europe partnered together to organize Pharma CMO Summit on December 12, 2016 in Berlin to bring key Pharmaceutical Stakeholders (MAH holders, CMOs, CPOs, 3PLs, Solution Providers) together for achieving successful and cost-effective serialisation compliance in Europe and around the world.2016 in Berlin to bring key Pharmaceutical Stakeholders (MAH holders, CMOs, CPOs, 3PLs, Solution Providers) together for achieving successful and cost-effective serialisation compliance in Europe and around the world.



New Office in Princeton, NJ

by Evren Ozkaya on 19 October 2016

Following a banner year of expansion, Supply Chain Wizard has moved to a larger U.S. headquarters in Princeton, NJ. The central New Jersey location allows SCW to conveniently service customers through the NY/NJ Metro area, as well as the greater Philadelphia area. The new office’s address is 475 Wall Street, Princeton, NJ, 08540.




Supply Chain Wizard Opens Berlin Office

on 19 October 2016

Supply Chain Wizard is proud to announce its new office in Berlin. Founding of new legal entity, Supply Chain Wizard GmbH, gives the company a prime location in the heart of Europe, allowing it to better serve customers throughout the continent. Aytac Atac, Ph.D., PMP, has been chosen to head up the Berlin office. Aytac will head SCW Germany, while also spearheading the firm's Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives as Digital Innovations Manager.



Serialization Certification Program and Webinar Series

on 19 October 2016

Supply Chain Wizard, LLC, is a leading full service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, as well as supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs. For industry leaders committed to incorporating serialization solutions into their facilities, SCW offers full-day certification programs to instantly and vastly enhance its customers’ track & trace knowledge levels.



SCW Presents Strategic Planning Tool for Serialization: Serialization Wizard

on 18 April 2016

Serialization program management is relatively new to Pharmaceutical Industry and many companies are lacking resources and expertise to properly plan for and execute a cost effective serialization program while meeting tight compliance deadlines. Establishing the right project budget/timeline and resources remains to be a major challenge that delays the timely start of serialization programs.



Successful Serialization Implementation Webinar

on 18 April 2016

Supply Chain Wizard is pleased to announce the Successful Serialization Implementation Webinar will be held on April 19, 2016 and Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Wizard LLC, Evren Ozkaya, will be a speaker in this webinar.



FREE Serialization Project Management Training Webinar on May 12, 2016

on 18 April 2016

Due to increased demand by the industry, Supply Chain Wizard is now pleased to inform you there will be periodic FREE Serialization Trainings held by Supply Chain Wizard team to increase global awareness about serialization regulatory requirements, serialization program challenges, and best-practices to achieve cost-effective compliance. Each of these sessions will be consisting of various case studies, best practices and Q&A sessions to provide a great opportunity to get training on the subject and clarify issues & concerns with the industry experts. Mark your calendars for the first FREE Serialization Project Management Training Webinar on May 12, 2016 at 9:00 a.m EST.



3rd Serialization Symposium for the Pharmaceutical Industry is just around the corner!

on 18 April 2016

Supply Chain Wizard is delighted to announce the 3rd Serialization Symposium for the pharmaceutical industry which will be held in Philadelphia, PA on June 8, 2016. Organized by OCS, Arvato and REA JET; and supported by Supply Chain Wizard as Education Partner, Founder and CEO of Supply Chain Wizard, Evren Ozkaya, will be a speaker in this event. There will be group of industry speakers and forum roundtables will provide a rich and engaging experience and a great opportunity to learn best practices on Serialization Programs and meet others that share similar challenges in the U.S., Europe, Turkey and China.



The Falsified Medicines Directive for EU

on 18 April 2016

The Falsified Medicines Directive was first published in the EU Official Journal on July 1st, 2011 and it has been discussed ever since. There have been some developments after 2011 but the waiting period took much longer than expected.



Track & Trace Pro-Active Strategies CMO Seminar

on 13 April 2016

Track & Trace Pro-Active Strategies CMO Seminar was held in Goa, India on April 13, 2016. The event is sponsored by Supply Chain Wizard and Domino, and organized by Optel Vision, Conval Group and Tracelink Life Sciences Cloud. The CMO event series is a great opportunity to learn best practices on Serialization programs and meet other CMOs sharing similar challenges along the way of getting serialized.



The 2nd Serialization Roundtable for CMOs

on 01 February 2016

The 2nd Serialization Roundtable for CMOs event was held in Frankfurt on February 16, 2016. With the joint effort of Supply Chain Wizard, Optel Vision and Movilitas, this event the biggest & coolest one in Europe. This event improved attendees’ understanding and ability of Pharmaceutical CMOs (Contract Manufacturing Organization) on serialization programs, provided CMOs with robust strategies, insights and practical tools to prepare for the European serialization compliance, and also introduced CMOs to available IT technologies, best practices, finance advice and lessons learned.



SCW is expanding with a new crop of professional consultants

on 03 November 2015

Supply Chain Wizard, LLC is the leading full-service global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability. Our success and phenomenal growth comes from the talented consultants who work with us — renowned specialists from the world over who bring their expertise and acclaim to deliver for our clients. We are delighted to have the latest group of professionals join SCW.



New Membership: Supply Chain Wizard joins GS1 US and GS1 Global organizations

on 01 October 2015

Supply Chain Wizard is serving some of the world’s leading organizations in the areas of supply chain, serialization and Track & Trace. Joining the world’s leading standards organizations, such as GS1 US and GS1 Global, aligns perfectly with SCW’s vision of inter-operable standards within and across industries to reap the benefits of supply chain visibility, security and patient safety. With GS1’s focus on development of global standards and common language for the supply chain, SCW is excited to now be part of a large family of GS1 members.



Growing Expertise: Priya Gopal joins Supply Chain Wizard

on 01 October 2015

We are delighted to announce that Priya Gopal, industry veteran and former Program Manager of Serialization at Novartis, has recently joined rapidly growing team of Supply Chain Wizard as a Senior Consultant & Program Manager.



Growing in Europe: SCW’s Recent Strategic Partnership with epista IT

on 21 September 2015

Facing IT Compliance and Regulation Challenges?
Pharmaceutical Industry is facing challenges during establishing and running a cost-effective serialization program to achieve regulatory compliance. With legislation already in effect in many countries, and other global deadlines quickly approaching, building a strategy to select and implement the right solution is a critical and also an overwhelming task. SCW's new partner, epista IT, a Denmark-based boutique consulting company, will strengthen SCW's reach & capabilities in Europe, supporting our clients' regulatory & IT compliance challenges.



Waking up to Track-and-Trace Benefits

on 02 May 2016

With deadlines only a few years away, some companies have not started serialization programs, while others are taking a tactical, short-term approach, losing out on potential business benefits.



Get the programme started – cost-effective supply chain security

on 01 October 2014

With global serialisation legislation now in place, pharmaceutical companies are starting to realise its full impact, but they must endeavour to find a cost-effective strategy that ensures security of supply before it’s too late. Dr Evren Ozkaya, former director of the global track-and-trace programme at Sandoz, and the founder and CEO of Supply Chain Wizard, explains how organisations can develop a comprehensive programme that minimises disruption and delivers value beyond compliance.



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