Presenting on the above topic is Mr Kalyana Krishnan, Head, Global Supply Chain, Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, India. He will be speaking at Pharma & Biotech Supply Chain Asia 2012, part of a series of conferences at the 5th Annual BioPharma Asia Convention 2012, held on 19-22 March at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.
Mr Krishnan is presently working as Head, Global Supply Chain with Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, a leading Global Pharmaceutical Company, responsible for Demand and Supply Planning of Formulations and APIs and Logistics. Prior to this he was Vice President Supply Chain Management with Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. Apart from heading the entire Supply Chain operations – Planning, Sourcing and Logistics, he was Project Manager for Viable Vision Project, a project implemented across Dr Redd’s in the principles of Theory of Constraints (ToC). He also had a two year assignment at Moscow as Head of Supply Chain for Dr Reddy’s Russia operations. He has played a key role in the implementation of SAP supply chain modules and configuration and reengineering of supply chain processes and practices for the Formulations business. Prior to Dr ReddyÂs, he has worked in companies like Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Cadila Pharmaceuticals. He is a post graduate in Statistics and Management with more than 25 years of experience mostly in the Pharma sector.
He will be addressing the following issues:
Exploring cost effective logistic strategies in emerging markets
1. Implementing safety measures to protect high value pharmaceutical products and equipments
2. Adopting flexible storage options for seasonal or stockpile campaigns to minimize cost
3. Leveraging on economies of scale in Asia for cost efficiency in inventory management