Our Journey in Next Generation Manufacturing: What We Can Achieve Together

  • Where our organizations are heading as a community of pharmaceutical manufacturers
  • Our current and future capabilities by geography, people, and technology
  • Practical leadership approaches that empower us to tackle challenges and set ambitious goals for the future
  • Next generation platforms that will change how we work and succeed
  • Examples from Pfizer that illustrate these pursuits in action

Jim Cafone
SVP Global Supply Chain


Jim Cafone has been with Pifzer since 2010.  In his current role as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Jim oversees global demand forecasting, demand and supply planning, worldwide logistics, and inventory management for Pfizer.

In his previous role, as Vice President, Network Design & Performance, Jim was responsible for business development, supply chain network design, Pfizer’s lean production system, all performance reporting and analytics, innovation, and recognition programs.

Prior to joining Pfizer Jim spent almost two decades with Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as part of the manufacturing and operations analysis team. He held numerous positions within manufacturing, materials management, customer order management, physical distribution, and information technology functions. This included Vice President, EMEA Manufacturing and Supply (2003-2007) and Vice President, Worldwide Logistics (2008-2009).

Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering, and a Master of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Rhode Island. In addition, Jim holds a Master of Science in Technology Management from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Engineering, and the Wharton Business School.

Jim resides in Collegeville, Pennsylvania with his wife and two sons. When the weather permits, you’ll find him deep sea fishing in the ocean somewhere off the East Coast.