PA Consulting to guide on successful pharmaceutical outsourcing at Pharma SRM 2008


PA Consulting Group - the leading international management, systems and technology consultancy - will give insight to devising cost benefit analysis/future strategy, and to outsourcing performance management at CPhl Conferences’ Pharma SRM 2008, 27- 29 October 2008, Frankfurt.

Through two contributions to the programme, a PA team of healthcare and manufacturing consultants will overlay deep insight to pharmaceutical procurement processes with examples of other industries’ sourcing ‘best practice’ to provide practical and valuable guidance on effective relationship management:
Paper - Tuesday 28 October at 13.10hrs – Devising a Cost Benefit Analysis of your SRM Programme, and Planning Future Strategies
One-day post-conference, interactive workshop on Wednesday, 29 October – Outsourcing Performance Management comprising four sessions:
- Fundamentals of outsourcing performance management
- A collaborative approach to robust, performance based contracts
- Measuring your outsourcing partners’ performance
- Management and governance processes to ensure robust performance.
Chris Nuttall, a member of PA’s Management Group who has extensive Pharma outsourcing experience in the US and UK, comments: ‘PA’s sessions will be of particular benefit to business and procurement leaders in global life sciences organizations who are looking to drive business value through their sourcing and outsourcing strategies.’
Kevin Dean - workshop leader - is a Managing Consultant in PA’s Global Technology Group. His 25 year cross-industry career has focussed on R&D improvement and technology developments. Kevin has worked with many companies over the past 12 years improving R&D performance, including implementation of lean/agile methods, improving innovation effectiveness, implementing new sourcing models and developing breakthrough technologies and products.
Pharma SRM 2008 – Supplier Relationship Management in the Pharma Industry, 27 – 29 October, Frankfurt Marriott Hotel, Frankfurt, Germany.
PA's healthcare capability spans technology development and delivery, and consulting services for life science companies, through to supporting the health sector on healthcare delivery and reform.

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PA supports drug discovery, development, manufacturing and commercialisation activities from strategy to implementation. Core services are: strategies for commercial excellence; improving R&D effectiveness; and enhancing supply chain performance.

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PA invests heavily in its UK and US technology centres. Over 200 scientists and engineers from the life sciences industry, design, develop and deliver pharmaceutical products, drug-delivery devices, process automation machinery, and novel scientific instruments

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PA's expertise addresses the most critical business issues that affect payers, providers and managed care companies. We advise on and support the implementation of new health policy, improving performance against targets, providing IT solutions to enable delivery of change, managing delivery of change, supporting organisational development, and modelling and analysing data to provide healthcare management information.

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Our willingness to invest in IP has led to unique propositions in improved patient safety through product authentication at the point of dispensing™, addressing the growing concern over counterfeiting. We have also developed patented technologies to radically improve discovery planning and execution.

For more information about PA’s contribution to this event please contact:
Chris Nuttall DL +1 212 973 5955
Beverley Adams (Marketing)  +44(0)1763 285260
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