Blockchain is a Team Sport



  • Brian Thornley, AVP Supply Excellence and Digital Transformation, Merck Sharp Dohme



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Brian M. Thornley leads the global supply strategy from plant to patient. He oversees Merck’s digital supply chain strategy including blockchain enabled pharma, organization development and enterprise segmentation to optimize service, cost, earnings and return on capital employed. Previously, he was AVP Supply Chain Operations EMEA & AP, including Planning and Strategy for Merck MSD, developing the strategic approach to deliver internal efficiencies and external transformation of the supply chain from factories to end customer. Before joining MSD he was the COO of Aegate Ltd, implementing integrated data and information networks directly with pharmacies across Europe and the first commercial pharmaceutical authentication system across the European pharmacy network. Brian provided consultancy support to the PGEU, the representative body of pharmacies in Europe.


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How to Cite

Thornley, AVP Supply Excellence and Digital Transformation, Merck Sharp Dohme , B. . (2022). Blockchain is a Team Sport: Keynote . Blockchain in Healthcare Today, 5(S2).