Summary: At o2s we are passionate about temperature-controlled supply chain (cold-chain) and packaging engineering. We take pride in being an integral part of the process that brings medicines to patients.
Oumer Salim, the Principal Consultant, has worked in the pharmaceutical industry since 1998. As a packaging engineer, he worked directly with multiple third party suppliers and internal manufacturing sites on the design, development, and implementation of primary, secondary and tertiary packaging components.
He has been directly involved in pharmaceutical temperature-controlled supply chain (cold-chain) and the implementation of Good Distributions Practices (GDP) since 2000. As the Supply Chain Manager for temperature-controlled products at Pfizer, he identified, initiated and managed projects in US and key international markets to harmonize the supply chain while ensuring compliance with company procedures and regulatory guidelines. He accomplished these projects while minimizing the overall cost and environmental impact for both company managed and outsourced supply chain projects. In addition to the overall management of these projects, he oversaw and worked hands-on with the design, development, qualification and implementation of active and passive temperature-control solutions.
For many of these projects he was also able to achieve significant cost savings along with a higher level of compliance.In 2011, he left Pfizer and started o2s Consulting, providing services in GDP, temperature-controlled supply chain and packaging engineering.Oumer is Certified Packaging Professional, member of International Organization of Packaging Professionals (IOPP) and member of the Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Interest Group (PCCIG) at PDA. He is also co-author of PDA Technical Report No. 39 (Guidance for Temperature-Controlled Medicinal Products) and is a frequent speaker at industry forums on temperature-controlled supply chain. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MS in Industrial Engineering.