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California 2015 Serialization & e-Pedigree: Strategic Planning

By Michael Stewart

Those that have heard me speak at industry events, private management workshops, or webinars know that I am always asking “What can we do better?” The “We” is you, the client, and PharmTech. The “What” is how you’re looking at your business and your project. It is what will turn this initiative, and any future project, from a sunk cost to a strategic investment.

What I’m going to ask you to do in this strategy guide, written in a make-you-think cliff notes style, is to step out of your comfort zone, especially when it comes to your mind set on business value. Included are multiple questions that need to be thought through and answered and activities that need to be performed, by internal staff or external resources. I will laundry list the various bullet pointed benefits that everyone proclaims from serialization to derive ROI and business value. While others talk about value in the ether, our engagements include actionable business value opportunities in our deliverables .

What I want you to do is take a step back and instead of looking at this initiative as specifically a compliance project- a static, linear, regulatory challenge that has a beginning and end- I want you to view it as an opportunity. I want you to be possibility driven and accept the breadth and depth of choices out there.