Christine Simpson, MBA, MPH, is a Supply Chain Practice Director for Converge Consulting and is a hands-on supply chain technical operations leader with 30 years of experience in the Life Sciences industry. She has led over 50 US product launches including global launches into over 250 territories.
Simpson is known for her skills at both building end-to-end supply chain infrastructures and developing senior leadership team planning frameworks. She brings her deep expertise to Converge’s Clinical and Commercial stage clients in commercial launch, supply & demand planning, artwork, packaging & labeling, CMO governance, cold-chain logistics, distribution/warehousing/3PLs, material management, serialization, global trade compliance and order fulfillment/customer service.
As Senior Director at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Simpson led the end-to-end development of a global supply chain to support commercial product launch and the build and start up of their drug product manufacturing site. She directed production and capacity planning, multicountry artwork, packaging & labeling, serialization, as well as cold-chain transportation & logistics.
While Head of Supply Chain Technical Services at Shire Pharmaceuticals, Simpson was directly responsible for managing global product launches for the rare disease portfolio, including the supply chain teams for distribution, warehousing, global trade compliance, as well as packaging, labeling and artwork governance. She was also responsible for the build, start up, and regulatory approval of the global packaging, artwork, and labeling capabilities, including serialization.
She also managed supply chain activities while on the Site Leadership Team for Bristol Myers Squibb while they established a $750M biologics manufacturing facility in Devens, MA.
In addition, Simpson has led the Logistics, Distribution and Label Control functions at AstraZeneca in Westborough, MA.
She earned her MBA from the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, her MPH from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and a master’s degree in manufacturing from Warwick University, London, England.