Successful Serialization Implementation: IT and connectivity really matter

When ? 2016-04-19 14:00 (GMT-5)

Webinar: Successful Serialization Implementation: IT and connectivity really matter

The second live webinar IT and connectivity really matter from the series Successful Serialization Implementation by Optel Vision and Healthcare Packaging, address effective solutions to these particular challenges through a dynamic conversation between industry experts.


  • Specific IT challenges for CMOs
  • What is the level up to which a CMO has to integrate
  • Serial number management, CMOs or Customers?

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Jean-Pierre Allard, Chief Technology Officer at Optel Vision

Mr. Jean-Pierre Allard, Optel Vision, Global Serialization Program Manager, has 15 years of experience in the vision industry. Mr. Allard began his career in Spectrometer Design and R&D project management. Mr. Allard is following countries regulations and standards and is working on the design and road map for vision and software solutions to address the serialization needs for numerous countries and products. Working closely with various global implementation projects as an active member in GS1 US Healthcare, Mr. Allard is recognized as one of the serialization subject matter experts.

“Traceability regulation deadlines are coming quickly, CMOs must not be left behind.” 
 – Jean-Pierre Allard

Aladin Alkhawam, Director, Packaging at Par Pharmaceutical

Over his 29 years of experience in the Pharmaceutical industry, Mr. Alkhawam has performed as senior manager in packaging and Distribution Services as well as a manufacture supervisor and project engineering in multinational pharmaceutical companies such as Zenith Goldline Pharmaceuticals (now Teva), Faulting Pharma (now Actives), Wyeth Pharmaceutical (now Pfizer). He currently serves as a Director, Packaging at Par Pharmaceutical leading the Serialization Program.

Evren Ozkaya, Founder and CEO, Supply Chain Wizard, LLC.

Dr. Ozkaya is the Founder & CEO of Supply Chain Wizard, LLC, a management and technology consulting firm helping Pharmaceutical companies establish and execute cost-effective serialization programs, as well as serving broader manufacturing industries with their supply chain strategy & optimization programs. Dr. Ozkaya received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology with his award-winning thesis on Demand Management in Global Supply Chains. Prior to Supply Chain Wizard, Dr. Ozkaya established the Global Track & Trace Program at Sandoz (a Novartis company) and led multiple implementation projects in Americas, Europe and Asia addressing all active serialization legislations.  He also led a supply chain transformation program at Sandoz North America.


Jim Chrzan, Vice president, Brand Development at Healthcare PackagingIn his role as Vice President, Brand Development for PMMI Media Group, Mr. Jim Chrzan travels the U.S. and Europe tracking developments in life sciences regulations, serialization, patient adherence and the temperature-controlled packaging supply chain. Jim has over a decade of experience at the helm of the leading media brand covering life sciences packaging and logistics, Healthcare Packaging (HCP), published by PMMI Media Group. He is also the Publisher of Automation World, which covers industrial automation for discrete manufacturing and the process industries. Jim is a sought after presenter, sharing his informed views via an engaging style. PMMI Media Group is a division of PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies.

“CMOs have a vital role in the pharmaceutical industry, they need to clearly understand how to better approach serialization.”
– Jim Chrzan