Tom CochraneBA HONS, MBS, CBIOL
Tom has worked in the Pharmaceutical Industry for 35 years, holding positions in Quality Control, Quality Assurance, Business Process Development and Supply Chain Security Operations. With a strong background in Quality, he worked as Business Process Development Manager with Mundipharma Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge for 10 years where he was tasked with embedding quality principles throughout business processes. As part of this he applied improvement techniques not only in the traditional areas of manufacturing and Quality Control but in other business functions such as Sales, Finance, Drug Development, Regulatory Affairs, Human Resource, Product transfers and Supply Chain Security.
In the area of supply chain security, Tom set up the Global Security Operations Group with the company in 2003, this project then led to the role of Head of Security Operations. The remit of the position was to ensure the security of products throughout manufacture and storage, as well as distribution across the global supply chain. The scope of work covered commercial as well as clinical trial material supply chains. Tom has global experience in setting up systems and processes to protect shipments from physical damage, inappropriate temperature excursions, diversion and pilferage. He also developed and implemented an anti-bribery and corruption program for the global supply chain. He has extensive experience of facilitating and training teams on GDP and Supply Chain security, he isTAPA FSR certified Auditor and speaks regularly at many industries conference on both of these topics.