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Jennason LLC Partners with The Axia Institute


Jennason LLC Partners with The Axia Institute®

Midland, Michigan – January 13, 2020

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce that Jennason LLC, has joined the Axia Institute as a General Member.

“I’m pleased to have Jennason on board with our Institute,” stated Katherine Franz, the Axia Institute’s executive director.  “Jennason is doing exceptional work in the area of serialization. We’re looking forward to their contributions in their new role as a General Member of the Institute,” Franz concluded.

The Axia Institute’s current research portfolio involves projects in support of the FDA’s Drug Supply Chain Security Act, or DSCA, which requires the serialization of all pharmaceuticals. Jennason works to support global organizations across multiple industries and leverages serialization and traceability to gain a strategic advantage and maximize business value.

“Jennason is excited to serve as a partner to the Axia Institute,” according to Scott Pugh, Jennason LLC’s Principal.  “Axia fills a critical role by bridging between industry’s real-world supply chain challenges and the incredible research assets provided through Michigan State. This partnership is the perfect evolution of what has been a more than 2-year relationship between Jennason and Axia and I look forward to providing Jennason’s expertise in the areas of serialization and supply chain traceability to Axia’s future initiatives,” Pugh commented.

As a General Member of the Axia Institute, Jennason will have exposure to Axia’s research portfolio, and will be able to participate in the Axia Value Chain Index™ Performance Assessment.

About Axia

Located in Midland, Michigan, The Axia Institute®, formerly the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, is a premier research and education center dedicated to developing effective and sustainable solutions to improve public and private value chains. Established by Michigan State University in 2013, The Axia Institute® partners with industry to solve grand challenges and conduct cross-disciplinary research in areas of value chain optimization, data analytics, engineering, smart packaging, anti-counterfeiting, and water and food safety. The Institute was founded by leaders in value chain creation and development at MSU, including the Eli Broad College of Business, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Engineering, College of Social Science, and School of Packaging. Founding donors include The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation, and the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation.

About Jennason LLC

Jennason is a globally recognized advisory consulting and solution provider with over 15 years of experience in serialization and supply chain traceability.  Jennason’s mission is to provide customers with tailored engagements and solutions covering initial education and strategy through capability deployment and ongoing operational support.  Whether for regulatory compliance, supply chain security, visibility, sustainability or customer engagement, Jennason helps its clients leverage serialization and traceability to gain a strategic advantage and maximize business value.


For further information, please contact:


The Axia Institute:

John D. Hatfield

(989) 423-2047


Jennason LLC:

Scott Pugh

(704) 763-0703