Vaccine Supply & Logistics


Vaccine Supply& Logistics


During the “decade of vaccines” the introduction of new vaccines, the vaccination of groups beyond infancy and tackling the equity gap in providing vaccines to all has meant that outdated immunization supply chains have been overstretched and have outgrown their ability to cope. Join us in Washington to listen and learn from key thought leaders in this space, and showcase your solutions to challenges in vaccine storage, distribution, management and stock control to ensure that we achieve future global immunization goals.




Vaccine Supply & Logistics, Wednesday 4 April 2018

Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Chair’s opening remarks

Global Immunization Supply Chains

James Cheyne
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Vaccine supply chains in low resource environments: past, present and future perspectives

  • The most fully scrutinized public sector vaccine supply chain are in the least developed countries; 
  • Supply chain strengths and weakness will be demonstrated - there are plenty of both;
  • Implications for the future for vaccine developers and manufactures will highlighted.
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Mitigating the impact of natural disasters on vaccine supply chains

  • Impacts on power and communication infrastructure
  • Impacts on airports
  • Impacts on seaports
Matthew Burt
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Success Factors for managing a scalable global clinical supply chain system

  • Managing vaccine supply chains at a global level; setting the right inventory levels, avoiding stock outs, managing supply and demand
  • Challenges associated specifically with vaccine supply;
    • Long lead times
    • Heavy focus on Quality Assurance
    • Complying with global regulation
  • Keeping up with constant improvements in the manufacturing process

Networking coffee break

Supply Chain System Design

Edward Wilson
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Driving the immunization supply chain with data

  • Digital solutions and other innovations for improving data visibility, including case study examples
  • How to build a culture of data use
  • Future directions in improving the visibility and use of data
Ms Emily Bancroft
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Redesigning immunization supply chains in low and middle-income countries: a case study

  • What is the current scope of the problem
  • What level of change is needed
  • Promising examples of change in sub-Saharan Africa
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Industry perspective: Improving your supply chain strategy and system design


Networking Lunch & Poster Session

Cold Chain, Technology & Data

Paddy Hanlon
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Overcoming Key Supply Chain Challenges for Vaccine Shipments

  • Establishing a strong global network increases the strength of your supply chain
  • Explore the latest technological advances in packaging and tracking for complete end to end visibility
  • Learn how performing a detailed risk assessment, including lane verification, helps to ensure a smoother and less risk-sensitive shipment process
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

New and alternative delivery systems and routes for vaccine supply

Jeffrey Rowland
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Engaging private sector innovators to create sustainable change at scale in low resource environments.

  • Bringing business acumen and innovation to bear to save lives and create sustainable health systems
  • What are the biggest supply chain related obstacles to reaching all children with life-saving vaccines
  • How can partnerships be created that provide a win-win for both the public and private sectors

Networking coffee break

Thomas Sorensen
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Rolling out cold chain innovations on a larger scale

  • Experience gained from implementing the greatest revitalization of the cold chain in decades
  • Spreading innovation:
    • What does it take to roll out on a large scale?
    • What are the challenges in reaching so many countries
How the roll out is managed between partner organizations

Supply Chain Preparedness

Laurie Werner
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Discussion: Linking supply chains to immunization registries at home and abroad

  • In the USA:
    • The U.S. Vaccines for Children program move to centralized distribution and the need to automate the ordering process
    • How IIS are used to monitor vaccine usage, project vaccine needs, budget for future needs and monitor storage environments
  • In LMIC:
    • The need to have systems that provide routine program data as well as supply chain data
    • The integration, interoperability & data sharing of these systems with examples in Tanzania and Zambia
    • How has the linkage of systems allowed the tracking of stock levels and projection of accurate usage rates for more efficient ordering and distribution
Geoffrey Glauser
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Preparing for a pandemic: successful planning and distribution of large quantities of vaccine within a limited time frame

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  •              Long term relationships with potential pandemic countermeasure suppliers
  •              Regular planning and response communication with contractual partners and stakeholders.
  •              Advanced development work focusing on potential threats
  •              Vetted and approved response, modeling, capability and capacity plans

Chair’s closing remarks and close of congress day 2


Networking Drinks & Party

last published: 12/Dec/17 18:15

Vaccine Supply & Logistics, Thursday 5 April 2018

Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Chair’s opening remarks

The Future of Supply Chains

Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Lessons learnt in successful distribution of Malaria Vaccines in Africa

Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Challenges in supply chain security: implementing serialization

Julie Jacobson
Vaccine Supply & Logistics

What can vaccines learn from neglected diseases on effectively engaging the private sector?


Networking coffee break

Vaccine Supply & Logistics

Panel: Innovation, emerging technology and digitalization in vaccine supply chains

Panellists to be announced shortly

Networking Lunch & Poster Session


last published: 12/Dec/17 18:15



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