The Manufacturer/CMO Serialization Experience: Financing and Other Success Factors

When ? 2016-06-07 14:00 (GMT-5)

Webinar: The Manufacturer/CMO Serialization Experience: Financing and Other Success Factors

Serialization is a challenging process for pharmaceutical manufacturers. It requires a lot of preparation and involves many departments within an organization. As a CMO, getting ready for serialization can be even more difficult, considering the requirements of each and every customer.

Optel Vision and Healthcare Packaging are bringing together industry experts to share their experience in an interactive webinar.

Join us for this insightful interview with Apotex and its contract manufacturing organization, Legacy, who will discuss how they jointly addressed their serialization preparation plan. Learn about how Apotex and Legacy worked around important issues such as: the variability between global requirements, project team setup, data exchange, pilot projects, cost, and financing.


  • Global variability in requirements
  • Project team setup
  • Managing CMOs (Schedule, Data Exchange)
  • The value of pilot projects
  • The cost of serialization and how to finance it


In partnership with:

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Stephen Coady
, Program Manager, Global Serialization and Track & Trace at Apotex Inc.

Steve is a seasoned professional in Pharmaceuticals with over 29 years’ experience in IT, Operations, Logistics and Supply Chain. He has significant experience in SAP specializing in Materials Management, automation integration with SAP, Shop Floor Execution, Enterprise level Support Networks and was a member of an SAP implementation team in 2000/2001. Steve has been involved in Serialization and Track and Trace since 2008 and is currently leading a global, enterprise level implementation team focused on meeting current and emerging serialization requirements including US, EU, China, Brazil and Saudi Arabia and others. In this role Steve has oversight of the entire implementation including backend serialization repository, packaging line level installations and distribution processes. Steve is an active member in numerous industry working groups including, US GPhA, US HDMA, EU Medicines for Europe Anti-Counterfeiting Steering Committee and GS1.

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Justin Stewart
, Manager, Engineering, at Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging.

Over his 9 years’ experience in manufacturing and pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Stewart has performed as a production manager, operated in supply chain, and worked in project engineering. He currently occupies the role of Engineering Manager at Legacy Pharmaceutical Packaging where he oversees packaging development and equipment design/purchase/installation. He is the lead engineering member on the Legacy Serialization team. He holds a B.S. in General Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Benoit Maheux-Lacroix
, Project Line Manager, Serialization Team Leader at Optel Vision

Benoit graduated from Engineering Physics and earned a Master in Business Administration from Laval University in Quebec City, Canada. He started his career as a Biomaterial Researcher and Science Teacher at his alma mater. His experience in product management and his team building skills have prompted him to lead the group of Serialization Product Managers for Optel Vision. Mr. Maheux is responsible of following country regulations and standards by working together with industry partners, he manages the Track & Trace solutions road map to address serialization needs in the pharmaceutical industry globally.

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Karine Précourt
, Vice-President of Finance at Optel Vision

Karine is CPA and earned a Master in accounting from Sherbrooke University in Canada and has over 15 years of experience in this field. She started her career at KPMG, one of the big four accounting firm as auditor for more than 8 years. Karine joined Optel Vision in 2014 as Vice-President of Finance.