Christopher Ohms

Christopher Ohms is a San Francisco Bay Area native and serves as director of supply chain at Rigel Pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Rigel, Ohms held positions at Gilead Sciences, Patheon, Stanford School of Medicine, Pain Therapeutics, and ALZA. His 27-year career in the medical and pharmaceutical settings has been in quality, project management, research, development, commercial operations, manufacturing, packaging and labeling, supply chain, sales and operations planning, and global clinical/commercial contracted relationships and oversight. Ohms has co-authored eight patents and holds a B.S. in biology and an M.A. in English literature.


  • 4 Skills An Exceptional Project Manager Can’t Survive Without

    Project manager can mean many different things to many people. To some it means passing a PMI-accredited test and being knighted into project management. To others it means running cross-functional meetings, issuing and following up on minutes and action items, and managing GANTT charts. And to others it means meeting key project milestones and budgets.

  • COVID-19: 5 Steps To Achieve Situational Awareness In The Pharma Supply Chain

    To address the current worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, more controls are being imposed by cities, states, and countries. Trucks are being delayed at borders. Flights are being canceled. It is important to be capable of adapting work practices around this ever-changing situation.

  • The 5 Pillars Of Clinical Trial Material Management

    Ensuring that enough study drug supplies are available at study sites is a requirement of every clinical trial. This article discusses five fundamental tools and techniques for effective planning, execution, monitoring, and inventory control of clinical trial material from the manufacturing, packaging, and distribution perspectives.

  • The 4 Most Important Elements Of A Successful Sponsor-CDMO Relationship

    When a sponsor contracts with a manufacturing organization, it takes on oversight beyond that within its own organization. These understated considerations play an important role in a successful relationship.