SOURCE: Clarkston Consulting

February 26, 2008 15:25 ET

Tony Ross to Lead Commercial Compliance Service at Clarkston Consulting

DURHAM, NC--(Marketwire - February 26, 2008) - The entire pharmaceutical supply chain is facing a complex challenge of adhering to laws being formed about ePedigree and Serialization by different state boards of pharmacy. Of the 50 states, 35 are at some stage of legislation, and 17 of those states have enacted legislation, including California's SB1476 that is effective January 2009. Clarkston Consulting, a leading management and technology consulting firm, is expanding its portfolio of services to include a new business solution area that is focused on addressing the business impact and IT needs of ePedigree and Serialization for our global client base.

Mr. Tony Ross has been hired as Director, Commercial Compliance in the Dallas, TX office to lead this new business solution in the Life Sciences sector. Mr. Ross brings to Clarkston his experience in helping clients prepare for the ePedigree laws in both Florida and California. "By combining Tony's experience with the acknowledged leadership around Life Sciences and technology-related solutions, we will provide our clients with an excellent cadre of resources to assist them in addressing the ePedigree and Serialization challenges," comments Paul W. Allen, VP and Managing Partner, Life Sciences.

Mr. Ross has more than 30 years of experience in delivering technological and operational supply chain strategy solutions, in both the Life Sciences and Consumer Products industries. He assisted his clients in process improvements and helped them with technology enablement. Mr. Ross has been an engagement director across both large-scale programs and short-term assessments for many Fortune 500 clients in North America and abroad. He has deep subject-matter expertise in ePedigree, logistics service providers, and fulfillment strategy. Mr. Ross is a sought after speaker and has spoken at many conferences such as CSCMP and WERC and authored or co-authored several studies on logistics, third-party logistics, and outsourcing over the past five years. He has also taught supply chain management courses in North America and France.

Mr. Ross graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor's Degree from Dallas Baptist University.

About Clarkston Consulting

Clarkston Consulting is a different kind of management and technology consulting firm. We deliver a unique experience for market leaders within the Consumer Products and Life Sciences industries. Considering professionalism, expertise, and value as prerequisites, we take service a step further through our unyielding commitment to the success of people as individuals, both our clients and our employees. By combining integrity, adaptability, and a whatever-it-takes attitude, we have achieved an extremely high rate of referral and repeat business and a client satisfaction rate of 97% over the past five years as measured by The Conference Board.

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