2014 HDMA Distribution Management Conference

Pharmaceutical CommercePharmaceutical Commerce - March/April 2014

DQSA—the Drug Quality and Security Act of 2013, handling product recalls and product safety, DEA compliance for controlled-substances distribution, and specialty pharmacy trends all take center stage at this year’s HDMA meeting (March 9-12, Palm Desert, CA). The meeting brings together both the upper managements of US wholesaler-distributors, and pharma industry managers concerned with supply chains and commercial operations. As has been the case in the past couple years, the meeting is also being supported by the Canadian Association for Pharmaceutical Distribution Management (CAPDM) and the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW).

Keynote speakers will be Gov. Michael Leavitt, former governor of Utah and secretary of health and human services in the Bush Administration, and Adam Steltzner, lead landing engineer for the NASA Mars Curiosity Rover project. Michael Murphy, a Washington-based political strategist and media commentator, will give an inside-the-Beltway perspective, and Doug Long, VP, industry relations for IMS Health, will give his annual industry forecast review.

The meeting has an exhibition hall with 29 exhibitors. Details follow:

AmeriCares Booth 401

Humanitarian aid and disaster relief.


Fortna Inc. Booth 601

Professional services firm helping companies with complex distribution operations.


Pharmaceutical Dimensions Booth 602

Customized reverse distribution services including waste management and IT services.


ARCO Design/Build, Inc. Booth 802

Construction services for warehouses, cold storage, light industrial distribution.


GENCO Pharmaceutical Services Booth 501

Pharmaceutical returns and recalls to all classes of trade.


PharmaLink, Inc. Booth 203

Pharmaceutical reverse logistics provider.


Cardinal Health Third-Party Logistics Services Booth 703

Precision product distribution; industry leading order-to-cash management; superior account management; pedigree and serialization standards; real-time reporting and analytics; complete transportation management (inbound, outbound and import/export); and, flexible IT solutions.


Guaranteed Returns Booth 300

Reverse distribution for the pharmaceutical industry.


Pro Compliance PVS Booth 806

Regulatory compliance, VAWD accreditation and auditing, data analysis.


CustomVault Booth 204

Leading provider of technologically advanced, high-security modular vault systems for DEA-validated storage of Schedule I and II controlled substances, as well as Schedule III, IV and V.


Inmar, Inc. Booth 304

Reverse logistics; pharmacy management services, promotions and third-party logistics. Operations in the US, Mexico and Canada.


Schaefer Systems International, Inc. Booth 603

Materials-handling systems, material flow control, automated warehouse systems.


Dematic Corp. Booth 704

Comprehensive range of intelligent warehouse logistics and materials handling solutions.


Integrichain, Inc. Booth 100

Cloud-based data analytics to manage relationships, orders and inventories across retailers, e-tailers and distributors.


Sensitech, Inc. Booth 303

Cold chain visibility solutions to track and monitor assets across the supply chain.


Dispensary of Hope Booth 404

Charitable pharmaceutical distributor partnering with the healthcare industry in an efficient and compliant system of donated medications.


KNAPP Logistics Automation, Inc. Booth 600

Automated warehouse solutions, picking and storage.


Sonoco ThermoSafe Booth 800

Temperature-assurance packaging for the safe and efficient transport of bio-substances, including blood, plasma, organs, tissues or any other temperature sensitive specimens, operating globally.


DMLogic, LLC Booth 200

Supply chain consultants with decades of experience solving challenges for their pharmaceutical clients, including warehouse management systems, e-pedigree programs and regulatory compliance.


Legisym, LLC Booth 202

Controlled Substance Ordering System (CSOS) software and services.


TempTime Corp. Booth 604

Time-temperature indicators that protect patients by alerting the user that a medical product has been exposed to potentially damaging temperatures.


EAM-Mosca Corp. Booth 400

Innovative, high performance strapping systems and material-handling equipment.


Manhattan Associates Booth 301

Supply chain software, processes and technology, nationally and globally.


ValueCentric, LLC Booth 500

Leveraging critical channel information to drive transformational decisionmaking and business outcomes.


EFP Corp Booth 701

Custom temperature-controlled packaging products under the Pharmatuff brand name for the pharmaceutical industry.


OHL Booth 201

3PL services, including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services.


Woodfield Distribution, LLC Booth 504

Pharmaceutical reverse logistics.


EXP Pharmaceutical Services Corp. Booth 302

Leader in the reverse distribution industry, specializing in returns processing, professional waste disposal and customized reporting services.


Omnicare Specialty Care Group-RxCrossroads Booth 104

Brand support, reimbursement assistance,

direct-to-patient dispensing, patient education and adherence counseling.


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