Pharma.Aero and BSMA sign MoU


At the 15th Annual Conference of BSMA in Foster City, California, Pharma.Aero and the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) announced their move to collaborate to augment their supply chain management capabilities for their global communities. The signatories of the collaboration were Devendra Mishra (Executive Director of BSMA), Franck Toussaint (Managing Director of BSMA Europe), Frank Van Gelder (Secretary General of Pharma.Aero), and Trevor Caswell (Chairman of Pharma.Aero).

Devendra Mishra, executive director of BSMA. said: “The COVID-19 pandemic exposed the vulnerability of the global supply chain where airfreight logistics was significantly constrained because of systemic and external factors of decimated cargo capacity. Combining the supply chain management dimension of BSMA with the global network of Pharma.Aero augurs well for the industry committed to saving human lives. Together, the two associations will synchronize the links of the end-to-end supply chain with optimal policies.”

Frank Van Gelder, Secretary General of Pharma.Aero. added: “Pharma.Aero is a strong international cross-industrial collaboration platform, fostering collaboration between the pharmaceutical manufacturers and the stakeholders of the Life Science Supply Chain specialised in end-to-end airfreight logistics. The collaboration between BSMA and Pharma.Aero increases the shared insights and experiences to optimise, design and develop the future health care supply chain. The members of both organisations will benefit through joined initiatives and projects with the aim to improve the entire supply chain.”

The strategic intent of the two global organizations is to synergise the network of Pharma.Aero with the supply chain of Life Sciences of BSMA. The areas of co-operation will be to review and recommend relevant standards, processes and guidelines in handling of products. In addition, they will collaborate and foster industry-relevant projects for innovation.