Rob Pizzie has a BSc in Chemistry and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Southampton University in the UK. He has worked for Upjohn, Pharmacia & Upjohn, Pharmacia, Pfizer and Schering Plough for 30 years where he has held a variety of management positions in Analytical Development, Commercial Quality Assurance, R&D Quality Assurance, R&D Laboratory Operations, and Clinical Supply Operations in the UK and the USA. He is currently employed at Merck as the head of Global Clinical Supply. Rob has been involved in several clinical supply process redesign projects as well as several large scale clinical development process redesign projects as the clinical supply representative and in a number of Merger/ Integrations. Rob has a total of 17 years experience in all aspects of clinical supplies. Rob is a Past Chair and member of the ISPE Investigational Product Community of Practice in the USA.