Alcott Global Podcast: Emer Cunningham, VP Internal Medicine Global Supply Chain at Pfizer

In Episode #113 of Leaders in Supply Chain and Logistics Podcast, Radu Palamariu, the Managing Director Asia Pacific of Alcott Global interviewed Emer Cunningham, the VP Internal Medicine Global Supply Chain at Pfizer.

Listen to the full episode here.

Key highlights of this episode:

  • Examples of how Pfizer manages their Internal Medicine division, with 400 products and 9000 unique SKUs
  • Case studies and lessons learned
  • The superpowers that teams need to have and key skills that supply chain teams need, in order to stay relevant and on their toes
  • Best career advice that Emer received

Organizational structure plays an important role in the way bridges are being built between commercial and manufacturing teams. Making sure that there are translators in the middle understanding margin, market trends, what it really means for products, and then turning around and explaining that to manufacturing, is one of the lessons from this insightful episode.

About Emer Cunningham

Emer has +20 years of experience in the pharma industry across manufacturing, engineering, operational excellence, and supply chain. Her experience in operational excellence saw her gain extensive experience in value stream improvement of global products, project coaching, training delivery, and support for lean transformation. Furthermore, in product portfolio management she was responsible for strategic supply chain design and identified and executed cross-functional, strategic projects.

She has been with Pfizer for over 20 years in various roles. And in her current role for close to 2.5 years as Vice President Internal Medicine Global Supply Chain.

About Leaders in Supply Chain Podcast

The host, Radu Palamariu, has been named as a top 3 Global Supply Chain Influencer on Linkedin and has been featured on Bloomberg, Bangkok Post, and MIT Supply Chain Talent magazine. Radu invites executives to share stories and perspectives around technology, logistics, e-commerce, supply chain, and manufacturing, and their views on how the future will look like, on his Leaders is Supply Chain Podcast channel. All episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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