Expert Lecture

Development Management of Pharmaceutical Industry – an Expert Lecture

“Contribution of the Pharmaceutical Industry in the JKN Era”

An expert lecture on the Master of Pharmacy Management study program at Universitas Gadjah Mada was held on Saturday, April 27th, 2024, with the theme of cost savings in the Indonesian Pharmaceutical Industry. This expert lecture presented Drs. apt. Pre Agusta Siswantoro, MBA as Independent Commissioner of PT. Enseval Putra Megatrading. Before serving as Independent Commissioner of PT. Enseval, he was served as Kalbe’s External Relations Consultant and served as Manufacturing Director of Kalbe (pharma division) and Manufacturing Director of PT. Bintang Toedjoe. He also served as Chairman of Hisfardis (Association of Pharmaceutical Distribution) and deputy chairman of the IAI Central Management. Currently he is still appointed as the Jury of “Indonesia’s Innovation” organized by BIC and KNRT. Based on his experience, in this expert lecturer study, the students have the opportunity to explore knowledge comprehensively, especially regarding the development management of the pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia.

In this expert lecture, he explained four topics, including Production Cost Management, Production Operations Management, Warehouse-Transportation Distribution, and Cold Chain Logistics. In this expert lecture, he also conveyed the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia, which is currently largely influenced by the existence of the SJSN (Sistem Jaminan Sosial Nasional) where drug prices are determined by the government through an e-catalog auction system so that the pharmaceutical industry has to construct strategy for cost reduction program to produce pharmaceutical products remain of high quality at an affordable price.

Hopefully, this study can contribute to the realization of the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), namely the realization of positive economic growth in the pharmaceutical industry sector and the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia more rapidly, as well as the creation of new innovations in producing medicines. Furthermore, it reminds us the role of pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry is very important, namely that they always have responsibility for the products they produce and are responsible towards consumers, which prioritizes patient safety.

As a practitioner in manufacturing and distribution, he also shares his experience in the practice of drug distribution in several real cases that occurred in Indonesia. One of the cases raised was choosing a mode of transportation to save costs. Based on topic of the study and sharing sessions, it opens students’ insight into management development of pharmaceutical industry. Students are expected to be able to contribute to the development of the pharmaceutical industry in Indonesia by committing to high product quality and compliance with regulations.

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