A former executive with GlaxoSmithKline, Cassidy will be responsible for deepening UPS’s supply chain footprint in top-tier priority segment
UPS (NYSE: UPS) today announced Chris Cassidy as vice president of global healthcare logistics strategy. He is charged with leading and advancing UPS’s commitment to the healthcare supply chain, which remains a top company priority.
“As UPS transforms our business for the future and invests in our global healthcare-compliant distribution infrastructure, it’s imperative that we have the right innovative leaders to keep our healthcare supply chain strategy nimble and effective,” says Alan Gershenhorn, UPS chief commercial officer. “Chris’ extensive healthcare-compliant supply chain roles at GSK along with his other experience and thought leadership make him a great fit to help UPS meet the complex demands of our healthcare and life science customers.”
Cassidy possesses 18+ years of global logistics and business change experience, holding various supply chain operations, strategy and transformation roles at global healthcare company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK). He led GSK’s End-to-End Logistics Partnership for major 3PL LSPs. He also supported corporate go-to-market strategies overseeing GSK’s international air and ocean freight forwarding transportation for the healthcare supply chain and most recently the transformation of the European FTL/LTL road network.
Cassidy has extensive supply chain logistics and packaging (i.e., temperature-control solutions) experience, and is credited with creating key efficiencies within global pharma warehousing and distribution networks. He was previously responsible for developing an innovative, award-winning “single management” freight forwarding and healthcare manufacturing collaboration that resulted in better visibility, and ensured control and compliance for regional supply chain teams. Cassidy’s other areas of healthcare supply chain expertise encompass customs brokerage, contract logistics, and mergers and acquisition integration.
UPS has approximately 7 million square feet of cGMP- or cGDP-compliant healthcare distribution space worldwide. UPS also maintains one of the world’s largest networks of field stocking locations with approximately 950 sites. For parcels requiring strict temperature environments, from CRT to cryogenic, and those requiring around-the-clock monitoring, UPS has solutions such as UPS Temperature True™ and UPS Proactive Response™ services. UPS continues to invest in its healthcare capabilities, including acquisitions of Marken, CEMELOG, Pieffe, Poltraf and Polar Speed.
Cassidy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Georgia Tech and a supply chain Executive Certificate from MIT. He will be based in Atlanta.
UPS (NYSE: UPS) is a global leader in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including transporting packages and freight; facilitating international trade, and deploying advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was awarded America’s Best Customer Service company for Shipping and Delivery services by Newsweek magazine; Fortune magazine’s Most Valuable Brand in Transportation; and top rankings on the JUST 100 list for social responsibility, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, and the Harris Poll Reputation Quotient, among other prestigious rankings and awards. The company can be found on the web at ups.com or pressroom.ups.com and its corporate blog can be found at longitudes.ups.com. The company’s sustainability eNewsletter, UPS Horizons, can be found at ups.com/sustainabilitynewsletter . To get UPS news direct, follow @UPS_News on Twitter.
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