Critical Supply Chain Risk Workshop for Pharmaceutical


Key Learning Objectives

  • Current challenges and vulnerabilities facing pharmaceutical supply chains
  • Understand key supply chain related threats
  • Map your supply chain to identify critical gaps
  • Identify immediate solutions to support your resilience


  • Director/s of Corporate Security
  • Director/s of Supply Chain Security
  • Director/s of Global Security
  • Director/s of Enterprise Risk
  • Director/s of Product Protection / Brand Protection

Map your journey to supply chain resilience

Pharmaceutical companies face a daunting array of risks and failing to protect their most valuable products often has consequences that go far beyond the actual cost of the incident. Interruptions, such as cargo theft, substandard products, interruption to production, counterfeiting, and theft cause companies to scramble to respond and recover, which disrupts delivery deadlines and impacts their reputation. The ever increasing attention and scrutiny on controlled products, new high-value products, and vaccines underscores the importance of increasing supply chain transparency and reducing risk.

Organizations need to proactively identify the critical risks to minimize disruption and help protect global operational, financial and reputational exposures. Proactively identifying risk can help pharmaceutical companies understand where their greatest risks lie and help justify appropriate mitigation measures.

Mapping out your supply chain and identifying specific risks will help you to understand where your critical vulnerabilities lie and where you need to focus your efforts and budget to mitigate those risks. By utilizing this risk-based methodology you will gain unparalleled visibility to help you build resiliency in the supply chain and increase trust with partners and customers as you secure your global operations.

Join BSI in this interactive workshop where we will guide you through how to identify critical gaps and create a map of your supply chain allowing you to begin identifying and assessing your internal and external threats. Once risks are identified, Tony and Neil will show you the best ways to work with suppliers to drive improvement, based on our previous experience working with multinational pharmaceutical companies.

Presented by

Tony Pelli,

Practice Director, Security and Resilience

Tony is an experienced supply chain risk consultant at BSI with a broad range of specialized skill sets, including experience in conducting end-to-end, enterprise-level supply chain risk assessments for clients and their supply chain partners. Tony has led assessments where he models, forecasts, and quantifies the risk of cargo theft, counterfeiting, and other supply chain risks, and has assessed over $50 billion in trade in the electronics, pharmaceutical, and consumer products industries over the past three years. Tony has also designed loss prevention and security assessments, mapped and assessed security and business continuity risk in supply chains for Fortune 500 companies, and assisted in the successful implementation of supply chain security plans, policies, and procedures.

Neil Coole,

Director, Food and Retail Supply Chain

Neil Coole is a BSI subject matter expert who has more than 22 years of experience working in the standards development, testing, inspection and certification industry, who has presented on the important topic of supply chain resilience at numerous industry events. Since re-joining BSI in June 2018 as Food & Retail Supply Chain Director of the Americas, Neil has been supporting organizations on their journey towards a more resilient supply chain, focusing on the importance of organizational resilience, of which supply chain resilience is a key pillar, along with operational resilience and information resilience.