Supply Chain Development

We develop flawless supply chains from the ground up, helping clients ensure success at launch and beyond.

We have an extensive track record, with over 80 launches supported to date.

Our expertise spans all segments of the life sciences, including (bio)pharmaceuticals, controlled substances, advanced therapy medicinal Biotech products (ATMPs), medical devices, diagnostic equipment, kits, and more.

We’ll help you with the first launch and are capable of supporting subsequent products, regions, and indications after that.

You can count on us to provide comprehensive support, from strategy through execution.


Prepare for Filing

Ensure all operational activities are performed that must be included in the MAH application dossier, such as:

  • Secondary packaging
  • MIA holdership
  • Etc.


Strategy Phase

Grasp full understanding of the supply chain needs by evaluating specifics such as:

  • Product characteristics
  • Prescription practices
  • Dispensing practices
  • Urgency
  • Tax and legal structure
  • SKU build up
  • Customer service
  • QP release
  • Etc.

Design Supply Chain

  • Define product, financial flows
  • Define service levels
  • Define handovers
  • Develop RASCI responsibility matrix
  • Set up team
  • Define IT infrastructure
  • Define scope of partner activities
  • Define scope of in-house activities


Execution Phase

Select Partners

  • Prepare RFPs / RFQs
  • Evaluate bids
  • Visit providers
  • Audit providers
  • Select provider(s)


  • Negotiate commercial contract
  • KPIs and service expectations
  • Negotiate quality agreements

Build Supply Chain

  • Create project team
  • Create steering team
  • Create project plan
  • Define pre-set gates
  • Define timelines
  • Build roll out plan
  • Define responsibilities


  • Appoint owners
  • Execute project management
  • Train team members
  • Perform change management
  • Conduct auditing / testing
  • Issue formal go-ahead

Implement Supply Chain

  • Provide intensive care during the go-live period (first 2-4 weeks)
  • Audit reports and interfaces


  • Verify SOP correctness and compliance
  • Provide after care to users and suppliers
  • Conduct handover


Supply Chain Development

Supply chain strategy, design, and implementation, particularly for start-up life science companies

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Strategic and tactical consulting to improve operations or tackle new supply chain challenges

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Maintenance Support

Post-launch supply chain operations and management support

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Interim Professionals

Experienced professionals who can provide specific expertise or leadership when critical roles are temporarily vacant

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My experience with AIM has been fantastic. They have a knowledge of the European and global market that is extensive from a supply chain standpoint…our relationship has been amazing.

Sage Therapeutics

(AIM’s) knowledge of Europe is great . They work with so many clients and have such a wide breadth of experience, that every new undertaking is something they’ve already gone through .”

Apellis Pharmaceuticals

We are very pleased with the performance of AIM and they have proven to be a major contributor to our European launch project.

GW Pharmaceuticals

AIM is a great resource for smaller companies…They’re extremely experienced and provide a lot of expertise.”


(AIM) are well experienced in supply chain…They have strong knowledge about regulatory requirements and guidelines and provide full support to a small pharmaceutical company.


(AIM) are industry experts…they know who the players are and the key success points in the industry.  They know what to look out for and have the experience you need.


AIM was selected to help define the supply chain strategy for Europe…and conduct the search, contracting, and implementation of a third party logistics partner (3PL).  AIM…has proven to be important for a successful launch of ZEJULA® and VARUBY® in the EU.

Tesaro (now part of GSK)

Our senior staff members had previous positive experiences with AIM…AIM did an excellent job and were highly capable to execute a successful launch…


We are a collaborative team of more than 50 supply chain experts.

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