LogiMed US 2018

March 06-March 08, 2018

Westin Buckhead Atlanta, GA

1.888.482.6012

Day 1: Cost Optimizing the Supply Chain and Increasing Efficiencies in a Complex Environment

7:15 AM - 8:15 AM Registration & Breakfast In The LogiLounge

8:15 AM - 8:20 AM Welcome Remarks

Marissa Alvord, Executive Director, LogiMed USA

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Marissa Alvord

Executive Director
LogiMed USA

8:20 AM - 8:50 AM Device Specific Ice Breaker Roundtables, Part I

How often do you get to meet face-to-face with competitors? Set your alarms early, stock your pockets with business cards and do not miss this opportunity to connect with peers from similar types of device companies. Choose the category that most closely resonates with your product offerings, including diagnostics, implantables, medical/surgical supply, hardware, laboratory equipment and more. Share your top 3 priorities with the group and be the eyes and ears for each other as you learn and gain takeaways throughout the event. You’ll re-connect later in the event to share key takeaways to support the needs of your specific supply chains.

8:50 AM - 9:05 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Interested in showcasing thought leadership as Chairperson? Contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or alicia.upchurch@wbresearch.com to find out about how to get involved as emcee.

9:05 AM - 9:35 AM Guest Speaker | Lessons Learned from the Retail and Telecommunications Industries to Cost Optimize the Supply Chain

Atif Meraj, Director, Supply Chain Operations, Delta Airlines
The medtech industry is pioneering when it comes to innovation and supporting patient health, though when it comes to supply chain transformation, there is a bit of a learning curve and there is plenty to be learned from other industries. Atif Meraj recently started a new role as Director, Supply Chain Operations at Delta Airlines after years of supply chain experience with a big-box retailer and a major telecommunications company. Fresh out of the retail space, Atif is gearing up to implement best practices in a parallel, highly regulated industry. What are key lessons for supply chain optimization that can be adopted in healthcare? What does a playbook of best practice look like for cost optimization?
Gain key insights to help you:
•Reduce complexity through supply chain segmentation
•Analyzing for cost and driving cost savings
•Better collaborate across the supply chain


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Atif Meraj

Director, Supply Chain Operations
Delta Airlines

9:35 AM - 10:10 AM Panel Discussion| Developing Future Supply Chain Leaders, Bridging the Gap in Skillsets

Chris McCall, Head of Supply Chain, Grifols Dave Malenfant, Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Texas Christian University
The demands of supply chain are quickly changing and the medical device industry in particular is lagging when it comes to supply chain talent. Supply chain leaders must be flexible and agile with an innate ability to adapt to new technologies and an ability to speak multiple functional languages, while being leaders. Too frequently supply chain leaders will see great technical skills and an absence of leadership skills, and vice versa. Panelists will debate what they are looking for in talent and how the academic community is supporting the industry, including:
•Which skillsets really matter
•How to further develop talent when you’ve got it
•Current and future supply chain program curricula and academic partnerships


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Chris McCall

Head of Supply Chain
Grifols
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Dave Malenfant

Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Texas Christian University

10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Case Study | Non-Conventional Lean and Operational Excellence Activities to Remove Waste at the Point of Care

Chet Damania, Senior Manager, Customer Solutions, Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc. Rick Desmarais, Director Global JJOS Deployment Leader, Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems
Lean margins mean the need for an efficient supply chain. The continuous improvement mentality is housed in the supply chain organization, but how can you expand the reach to drive out waste? How can you bring that expertise into the operating room where waste with surgical kits is a common challenge? Hear about how one manufacturer brought Lean projects into the operating room of a major hospital to drive out waste.
Hear lessons learned and new approaches including:
•Identifying non-value added activities to improve efficiencies
•Understanding the issues facing clinicians to better design solutions
•How to adjust offerings to achieve savings and maintain service levels


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Chet Damania

Senior Manager, Customer Solutions
Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.
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Rick Desmarais

Director Global JJOS Deployment Leader
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems

10:30 AM - 11:10 AM Morning Jolt Break in the LogiLounge

Meet our exhibitors in the LogiLounge while you enjoy a refreshing cup of coffee. We feel great new connections brewing!

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM Vital Signs for the Medical Device Supply Chain

Robin Hooker, Director, Marketing, Healthcare Sector, UPS
What’s top of mind from a provider perspective? With constantly evolving med device supply chain, firms can gain perspective from data points gleaned from medical providers. Top strategies and supply chain points along with recent insights from the UPS Vital Signs Supply Chain Survey will highlight best practices for device firms seeking to transform their supply chains.

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Robin Hooker

Director, Marketing, Healthcare Sector
UPS

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM Case Study | Mitigating Demand & Supply Risk in an Environment of Uncertainty

Ivan Lai, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Neurovascular, Stryker
After the success of the IBP revamp of 2015, Ivan Lai, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Neurovascular for Stryker looked to the next opportunity to further improve demand planning and the ability to respond quickly to potential spikes and avoid the bind of being low in supply. He and his group identified 5 areas of supplier risk to better prepare for demand scenarios. Ivan will share lessons learned, including:
•Coordinating a cross-functional effort and gaining alignment across strategic sourcing, operations, planning and engineering
•Metrics to identify top risks, from supplier to capacity
•Executing an action plan to mitigate risk and be more flexible to unanticipated changes


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Ivan Lai

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Neurovascular
Stryker

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM The Future of Life Sciences & Healthcare Logistics

Scott Allison, President, Life Sciences and Healthcare, DHL
Rapidly moving towards a patient-centric healthcare approach and anticipating growth in global healthcare spending, the life sciences and healthcare sector is experiencing significant transformation of its operating models and supply chains. Based on the DHL Logistics Trend Radar, we will deep dive into six of the key trends and technologies impacting life sciences and healthcare logistics. We will also explore specific use cases where digitalized, innovative and more efficient supply chains serve as a healthcare market enabler. For these changes to be successful, industry collaboration is a must. Let’s work together to seize new opportunities.
•Advancing data analytics combined with a real-time view of operations will enable more accurate demand prediction and optimize supply chains
•The Internet of Things will help take tighter control of product inventories, reduce waste and increase service levels and availability
•Healthcare on-demand models will improve response to increasing online and home care channels
•Robotics and automation solutions will enable the industry to manage increasing complexity and satisfy service requirements without adding excessive costs
•Augmented reality will make supply chains more accurate and efficient, and even reduce counterfeiting
•Additive manufacturing will enable the switch to on-demand and small batch manufacturing, reducing inventories and making supply chains more agile and responsive


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Scott Allison

President, Life Sciences and Healthcare
DHL
#1 Non-Conventional Lean and Operational Excellence Activities to Remove Waste at the Point of Care
Chet Damania, Senior Manager, Customer Solutions, Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.
Rick Desmarais, Director, Global JJOS Deployment Leader, Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.

#2 Vital Signs for the Medical Device Supply Chain
Robin Hooker, Director, Global Healthcare Market Strategy, UPS

#3 Optimizing Operational Metrics, What Does Success Look Like and How is it Monitored?
Eric Huppi, Director, Loaned Inventory and US Transportation, Zimmer Biomet

#4 Selecting and Implementing a Distribution Model to Suit Your Business
Andreea Teodorescu, Regional Business Manager, Caribbean, ConMed

#5 Overcoming the Challenges of Inventory Postponement

#6 Harnessing New Technologies From the Internet of Things to Big Data to Improve End-to-End Visibility

#7 Advancing the Supply Chain in the Face of Global Political Change



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Chet Damania

Senior Manager, Customer Solutions
Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.
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Rick Desmarais

Director Global JJOS Deployment Leader
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems
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Robin Hooker

Director, Marketing, Healthcare Sector
UPS
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Eric Huppi

Director of Loaned Inventory & US Transportation
Zimmer Biomet
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Andreea Teodorescu

Regional Business Manager, Caribbean
ConMed

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Lunch

Inventory Management & Field Logistics 

Track A | Optimizing Inventory Management

2:15 PM - 2:25 PM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Interested in showcasing thought leadership as Chairperson? Contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or alicia.upchurch@wbresearch.com to find out about how to get involved as emcee.

Consignment is the elephant in the room, and while many want to get rid of it, that’s simply not feasible for most organizations. What are the mechanisms that are most effective for tracking consignment? How can you best rotate inventory to have less waste? Just how much consignment should you have and how much should you have as loaner? How can you better collaborate with sales reps’ to ease their consignment pains? Supply chain leaders will discuss wins and lessons learned to better manage consignment inventory, including:
•How to get systems to communicate more effectively across the chain
•Best practices to handle expiration date management and turn product before it expires
•How to get inventory back from under performing distributors


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Patrick Straubel

Director, Planning and Inventory Management
Aesculap, Inc.
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Craig Leist

Field Operations Manager
Arthrex

Pratik Saraiya

Vice President, Supply Chain
K2M, Inc.
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Shawn Taylor

Director, Field Inventory Operations
MicroPort Orthopedics

Track A | Optimizing Inventory Management

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Use of Mobile Devices in Medical Device Surgical Case and Inventory Management

Stephen Bradley, CEO, Medical Tracking Solutions
Mobile devices continue to play a greater role in the MedTech world. This is not different for Medical Device companies who are trying to optimize sales time, increase sales accuracy while making more efficient use of inventory assets. We will discuss the keys to effectively deploying mobile software and the outcomes that can be achieved.
•Critical attributes of mobile case and inventory software
•Lessons learned in its deployment
•Outcomes that make a difference for Ops and the business


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Stephen Bradley

CEO
Medical Tracking Solutions

Track A | Optimizing Inventory Management

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Right Stuff, Right Place, Right Time, Optimizing Inventory

William Thiele, Director, Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific
Different types of products require different inventory management, which means broad opportunities to develop new inventory reduction approaches. When regulations require you to hold a certain amount of inventory, you don’t have the ability to continue reducing inventory passed a certain point. How can you best optimize your inventory without compromising service? How can you optimize beyond your central DC into tier II and III inventory levels?
Gain key takeaways to optimize inventory, including:
•Leveraging vendor managed inventory to reduce capital spend
•Opportunities for automation
•Successful collaboration across the supply chain


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William Thiele

Director, Global Supply Chain
Boston Scientific

Planning

Track B | Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management

2:15 PM - 2:25 PM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Interested in showcasing thought leadership as Chairperson? Contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or alicia.upchurch@wbresearch.com to find out about how to get involved as emcee.

Track B | Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management

2:25 PM - 3:00 PM Panel Discussion | Collaborating Up The Value Chain to Improve Planning and Forecast Accuracy

Kulwant Sandhu, Director, Supply Chain, Abbott Bob Sheppard, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Tecomet Sree Duggineni, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Vyaire Medical Peter Smith, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Planning, Baxter Healthcare
As companies grow through acquisition and launch new product lines, how can you do demand planning better? How can you work at a higher level with executives in finance, sales and marketing to drive forecasts and stocking strategy? How do you create a supply chain champion for the rest of the company?
Find out how to:
•Stabilize and understand forecasts and requirements on the demand side
•Partner across the organization for accurate data in support of planning
•Utilize the latest approaches in S&OP and IBP


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Kulwant Sandhu

Director, Supply Chain
Abbott
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Bob Sheppard

Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Tecomet
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Sree Duggineni

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Vyaire Medical
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Peter Smith

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain Planning
Baxter Healthcare

Track B | Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management

3:00 PM - 3:10 PM Innovation Spotlight

Interested in showcasing your latest solutions in a quick-fire session? Contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or alicia.upchurch@wbresearch.com

Track B | Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management

3:10 PM - 3:20 PM Innovation Spotlight

Interested in showcasing your latest solutions in a quick-fire session? Contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or alicia.upchurch@wbresearch.com

Track B | Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management

3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Preparing for Launch, Improving Collaboration for a Seamless Launch

Scott Williams, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Dexcom Inc
Bringing new products to market is one of the most critical activities for a medical device company and the biggest challenge is ensuring things happen on time and effectively. What are some of the innovative approaches being used to take products to market? Where does turnover from R&D, planning and operations happen? How do you get planning involved? Hear lessons learned and successes from one company’s Medicare launch, including:
Find out:
•How to best project manage launch readiness
•Skills and competencies needed to support an agile organization
•How to open up in new markets


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Scott Williams

Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Dexcom Inc

3:40 PM - 4:20 PM Business Card Swap Afternoon Break in the LogiLounge

Stock your pockets with business cards and connect with others going through similar experiences. Share stories, ask questions and find new partners in the industry to benchmark off of for years to come!

General Session

4:20 PM - 4:40 PM Coming Full Circle, Handling Excess Inventory, Obsolescence and Discontinuing Products

Kiril Tzvetkov, Director, Global Supply Chain, Advanced Bionics
Every product will face its obsolescence and it can be a challenge for supply chain to influence marketing about product lifecycle. There is often a desire to please every clinician or save certain products for particular markets, but there comes a time when products must be killed off. With many cooks in the kitchen, how can you sell obsolescence to the business?
Find out how to:
•Pitch obsolescence to the business and overcome resistance
•Plan for phase outs
•Develop a plan for phase-ins of new product


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Kiril Tzvetkov

Director, Global Supply Chain
Advanced Bionics

General Session

4:40 PM - 5:00 PM Creating a Commodity Team to Reduce Supply Base and Lower Spend

Tamanna Prashar, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Vyaire Medical
When Tamanna Prashar, Vice President, Global Supply Chain entered her role at the newly carved out venture, Vyaire Medical, she set out to prioritize projects that would ultimately reduce inventory levels, improve service and reduce spend. A commodity team and strategy was at the top of her list to align with engineering to drive the right behavior and best results. Find out how the commodity team was formed and key results, including:
•Aligning internally with engineering and quality
•Supplier categorization and evaluation to assess and mitigate risk
•Determining parameters to determine where to migrate spend and who to partner with


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Tamanna Prashar

Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Vyaire Medical

General Session

5:00 PM - 5:20 PM Leveraging Value from UDI Requirements, GUDID and Moving Beyond Compliance

Dennis Black, Director, e-Business, BD
UDI requirements have created a renewed focus on data quality and there are many opportunities to gain value from this data. How are customers using this information? How can manufacturers use UDI to enhance supply chains? What does UDI mean to the supply chain organization and how should the supply chain be preparing for it?
Find out:
•Opportunities to improve interoperability
•Examples of GUDID and how hospitals can use it
•How hospitals are looking to use this information for next level analytics


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Dennis Black

Director, e-Business
BD

VP of Operations Meet-Up

4:20 PM - 5:20 PM VP of Operations Meet-Up

Limited to 15 VPs of Operations from small-mid sized manufacturers only, sign up at registration to connect with others overseeing supply chain and more.
•Understanding the skillsets and capabilities needed for smaller teams
•Preparing for and navigating M&A
•Handling make vs. buy decisions when it comes to in-house talent and consulting
•Best practices for balancing the complex needs of IT, manufacturing, customer service, field service logistics and more


5:20 PM - 6:30 PM LogiMed Kick-Off Reception

After a full day of interactive sessions, panels and roundtables, join us at our kick-off reception in the LogiLounge. Enjoy delicious bites and take a trip around the exhibit hall with a cocktail or two! Reconnect with old colleagues and network with your peers as we celebrate the first night of LogiMed!

6:30 PM - 6:30 PM Conclusion Of Day One

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