With the advent of Industry 4.0, several businesses are attempting to improve their supply chain performance by adopting digital technologies and developing digital capabilities.

However, this journey will vary significantly depending on the level of maturity within each organisation and its associated networks. The growing demand for vaccines to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the performance of pharmaceutical supply chains.

In this webinar, we highlight some of the digital transformation issues and opportunities in pharmaceutical supply chains and the essential roadmap required for digitising such complex, global supply chain networks.

This webinar will:

  • Discuss contemporary challenges in pharmaceutical supply chains
  • Explore digital transformation roadmap for improved supply chain performance
  • Provide a practitioner perspective on the digital transformation journey in a leading pharmaceutical company


Professor Michael Bourlakis, Cranfield School of Management, UK

Dr Abhi Ghadge, Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield School of Management, UK

Mr Saurabh Verma, Director Value Chain Excellence, Janssen - Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Switzerland


10:00–10:05  Welcome, Professor Emel Aktas
10:05–10:15  Contemporary challenges in pharma supply chains, Professor Michael Bourlakis
10:15–10:30  Roadmap for digital transformation in supply chains, Dr Abhi Ghadge
10:30–10:45  Digital transformation journey at Janssen, Mr Saurabh Verma
10:45–11:00  Questions from participants


This webinar is hosted by Zoom. You will need to download the Zoom application and be logged in to your Zoom account to be able to access the webinar. You can create a free Zoom account; you do not need a paid subscription with Zoom. You will need a reliable internet connection.

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