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December 2020

Getting COVID-19 Vaccines from the Factory to the Pharmacy – A Discussion with Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian

December 2020

Bahar Aliakbarian is an expert in supply chain management in pharmaceuticals and a professor at the School of Packaging at Michigan State University. Here, she describes the vaccine supply chains of Pfizer and Moderna, which are expected to be the two major early suppliers of the COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S. She also talks about challenges in distribution and the work being done to ensure safe and systematic delivery of the vaccines.

New Research Leader Joins the Axia Institute

December 16, 2020

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce the appointment of Carlos A. Marino as Research Leader – Value Chain Digitization …

November 2020

Ten Count Consulting Joins the Axia Institute

November 2, 2020

Michigan State University’s Axia Institute is pleased to announce that Chicago-based Ten Count Consulting, LLC has joined the Axia Institute as a General Member.

October 2020

Industry Leaders Featured at Revolutionizing Patient Safety: Securing the Medication Supply Chain Virtual Conference

October 2020

On October 6, 2020, the Axia Institute hosted a virtual industry-focused event on the critical value chain to secure the supply chain for prescription medication. Revolutionizing Patient Safety: Securing the Medication Supply Chain provided a relevant forum for the important issue of patient safety and brought together industry professionals to discuss this important challenge. The Axia Institute would like to thank its sponsors including the Council of Pharmacy Executives and Suppliers (CPES), the Council of Supply Chain Executives (CSCE), eAgile, Fresenius Kabi, GS1, and IntelliGuard for helping underwrite this important event.

Revolutionizing Patient Safety: Securing the Medical Supply Chain

About: On October 6, the Axia Institute conducted a revolutionary conference with industry professionals and keynote speaker Christopher Jerry who shared his touching story to inspire change. Available on our website are the recap videos and event summary. We look forward to continuing to inspire change and discussing industry challenges and how to overcome them.

Upcoming Events

Spring 2021

Value Chain Certificate Program

About: The program’s structure is based upon a portion of the graduate-level Supply Chain Management concentration in The Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. The Broad College’s Supply Chain Management Program is consistently ranked as one of the best in the country.

Date: April 12 – June 3 , 2021

Fees: The fee, which includes instruction, all educational materials, refreshments, web support, and certificate of completion, is $2,995. Fees can be paid by check made payable to Michigan State University or by credit card and are due at least 15 days prior to the start date (March 28, 2021).

Registration: Learn more here.

Previous Events

March 2020

Bahar Aliakbarian Presents at the Midland Business Alliance

March 16, 2020

Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian of the Axia Institute recently presented at the Midland Business Alliance’s February Issues and Answers session. The event, Employers’ Update on the Opioid Crisis featured a panel of professionals from the medical field, health agencies and academia. The panel addressed workplace challenges caused by the opioid crisis and outlined strategies for managing these risks.

The Axia Institute Hosts Global Logistics Forum

March 26, 2020

The Axia Institute recently hosted Bridging the Gap: Establishing a Global Logistics Community to Jointly Address Common Challenges. The goal of the event was to help Axia and its partners begin thinking about ways to address shipping challenges across the global supply chain.