Supply Chain Wizard (, a global consulting firm specializing in serialization and traceability, as well as supply chain strategy and operational transformation programs, is co-hosting the Pharma CMO Summit on December 12, 2016, at the Ramada Hotel Alexanderplatz in Berlin. Titled Preparing Pharmaceutical CMOs & CPOs for Cost-Effective Serialization Compliance, the event will bring together manufacturers, CMOs, CPOs, 3PLs and solution providers for a full day of education and networking around the theme of making real progress toward serialization compliance.

The event is co-hosted with Medicines for Europe (formerly European Generics Association), an organization serving as the voice of Europe’s generic, biosimilar and value-added medicines industries. The gathering is the latest iteration in a series of such summits initiated by Supply Chain Wizard. Pharmaceutical industry professionals can register for the conference by visiting

The goal of the event is to address the serious challenges presented by upcoming global serialization mandates, especially those in Europe and the United States. The day-long event will feature keynote addresses on major topics in serialization, along with panel discussions, breakout networking and roundtable sessions. Speakers and workshops will provide manufacturers and CMOs with strategies, processes and tools to prepare for serialization compliance and integration.

The event’s esteemed roster of sponsors speaks to the summit’s overall heft: The list includes Abbott, Teva and other leading pharmaceutical manufacturers. Solution providers will share best IT and packaging technologies, processes and tools for streamlining and enhancing serialization implementation. In addition, the conference will present opportunities for hands-on serialization learning activities, and will stress the sharing of content and experience among participants – a concept often seen as challenging in a largely close-to-the-vest pharmaceutical culture.

Another highlight of the event – one in which Supply Chain Wizard is particularly well-versed – is the opportunities for enhanced business practices through data analytics offered by optimized serialization systems. It is, according to the company, an instance where regulations once deemed onerous are opening doors to smarter manufacturing and supply chain operations.

“The exchange of knowledge this event will facilitate is the cornerstone of its success,” says Evren Ozkaya, founder and CEO of Supply Chain Wizard. “By bringing together multiple perspectives, and sharing both successes and struggles, we are confident attendees will leave this conference with a better understanding of what is needed to assure compliance with looming serialization mandates, and to effectively utilize the resulting data these new processes and systems will provide.”