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Identifying and Mitigating Global Pharmaceutical Supply Chain Risks

Pharmaceutical products are prone to a number of supply chain disruptions that increase costs, create potential patient safety issues, and damage brand reputation. Pharmaceutical supply chains across the globe continue to be subject to alarmingly high levels of theft, product counterfeiting and supply chain integrity concerns. It's important that pharmaceutical companies implement risk management strategies to ensure their global operations remain compliant with corporate and government security policies, GMP/GDP regulations, and EHS requirements to protect consumers from imitation drugs, and health and safety hazards.

Identifying where high risk suppliers are located allows organizations to effectively direct their efforts and resources to where they're needed most. Utilizing geographic and supplier specific risk data and analysis, will allow Pharmaceutical corporations to proactively identify and mitigate threats before they can evolve. Implementing a holistic risk management program will enable organizations to efficiently analyze and track supplier compliance and risk to ensure their global supply chain operations are protected.

Join us and other pharmaceutical industry leaders to learn how BSI's suite of intelligence infused software solutions and services can help you implement a robust supply chain risk management program to improve global compliance and reduce risk.


Dan Purtell is the Senior Vice President of BSI's Supply Chain Solutions group; a position he's held for eleven years. At BSI, he leads an organization which provides Security and Risk Management consulting services, Compliance software, Intelligence and global auditing services. Prior, he served eleven-years as a Counterterrorism and Investigative Program Manager in the US Air Force and for nine-years as Intel Corporation's Global Supply Chain Security Manager.

Jim Yarbrough leads BSI's team of supply chain security analysts and assesses the potential threat of terrorism and cargo disruption to countries and businesses worldwide. These assessments are integral to the Global Risk Analysis & Data Evaluation (GRADE) tool that BSI provides to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.