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Managing Pfizer’s Final Mile: Patients featuring Jim Cafone
Episode 97129th August 2022 • Supply Chain Now • Supply Chain Now
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Over the last two years, supply chain professionals have been thrown into the spotlight like never before. While all of that attention brings opportunity, it is also exhausting – and the challenges seem to be never ending, especially for leaders in the pharmaceutical industry.

 Jim Cafone is the Vice President of Pfizer Global Supply Chain. He has responsibility for planning and delivery worldwide, including the company’s sales order management functions. Because Pfizer makes vaccines, solid dose tablets, and gene therapy treatments for rare diseases, they employ a broad range of technology platforms to support the people they think of as their last mile: patients.

In this interview, Jim talks openly about what it was like to manage Pfizer’s supply chain through the COVID-19 pandemic with co-hosts Kelly Barner and Scott Luton:

  • How his team put a plan together to roll out the COVID-19 vaccine
  • Some of the operational hurdles they faced and how they overcame them
  • Examples of ongoing Pfizer innovation and his advice for new graduates entering the field of global supply chain

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