March 19 - 21, 2019
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
Day 1: Bridging The Gap Between Suppliers And Providers
7:30 am - 8:30 am Registration & Breakfast In The LogiLounge
8:30 am - 8:45 am Welcome Remarks
9:00 am - 9:35 am Keynote | How Amazon Is Transforming The Supply Chain LandscapeChris Holt - Leader, Global Healthcare, Amazon
Chris Holt brings more than 25 years of global healthcare supply chain innovation to the Amazon team. He began his career in supply chain strategy consulting with Ernst & Young. He then joined UPS where he helped establish the company’s Healthcare vertical. Chris has extensive international experience in healthcare having led the China business for Cardinal Health and subsequently serving as CEO of Chinese medical product supplier Tiger Medical. Most recently, he led Business Ventures for Vizient, the US' largest healthcare group purchasing organization, where he oversaw $10 billion of non-profit hospital spend. In this opening keynote, Chris will share:
- Amazon’s mission - Earth’s most customer-centric company; what does this mean for Amazon’s approach to healthcare
- How to develop a culture of innovation, starting with the customer and working backwards
- What are today’s key digital transformation technologies, and how is Amazon implementing them within transformational healthcare
Chris HoltLeader, Global Healthcare
9:35 am - 10:15 am Customer Panel | Building Trust And Meeting The Complex Needs Of Your CustomerJohn L. Wright - VP Supply Chain/Support Services, Supply Chain Organization, Intermountain Healthcare Steven Huckabaa - VP, Supply Chain, Vidant Health Alan McQueen - Director, Supply Chain Logistics/Supply Chain Distribution, BJC Healthcare Kevin Thompson - Chief Supply Chain Officer, Sharp Healthcare
Our panel of esteemed supply chain leaders from hospitals and health systems will delve into their preferences around supplier engagement and how to move forward to accomplish mutual ground. Suppliers in the audience will better understand best practices around:
· Engaging with resources to help drive hospitals
· Opportunities to improve the supplier relationship
· Insights into the future of provider/supplier relations
John L. WrightVP Supply Chain/Support Services, Supply Chain Organization
Steven HuckabaaVP, Supply Chain
Alan McQueenDirector, Supply Chain Logistics/Supply Chain Distribution
Kevin ThompsonChief Supply Chain Officer
10:35 am - 11:15 am Morning Jolt Break in the LogiLounge
11:15 am - 11:35 am UPS Keynote | Topic TBA
11:35 am - 11:55 am Worldwide Medical Device Supply Chain – Evolving Challenges And Tips To Address ThemIvan Lai - Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Stryker
Worldwide Medical Device Supply Chain – Evolving Challenges And Tips To Address Them
Equipped with his extensive worldview and experience working in emerging markets, Ivan Lai will speak to unique and evolving challenges around different parts of the world. From delays in Brazil regulation, uncertainty around EU MDR regulation, unique distributor business models in China and in Japan, and date-of-manufacturing requirements in China, there are endless roadblocks. Ivan will share insights into:
· An overview of common challenges that come with working in global markets
· Managing these unique challenges in an efficient manner
· Stryker’s experiences on how to deal with them
Ivan LaiSenior Director, Global Supply Chain
11:55 am - 12:15 pm Case Study I Supply Disruption And ContinuityRichard Beach - Asst. VP of Logistics & Materials Management, Intermountain Healthcare
There are endless causes of disruption: production issues, recalls, large demand during flu season, natural disasters, and the list goes on. While we can’t always predict and plan for such occurrences, we can learn from others in the industry – whether emulating their wins or avoiding their mistakes.
· In what ways can hospitals and suppliers work better together to minimize those disruptions, or recover quickly
· Hear case study about a supplier bounced back from disruption
- What worked and what they would have done differently
Richard BeachAsst. VP of Logistics & Materials Management
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Lunch For All Attendees
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management1:15 pm - 1:25 pm Chairperson's Opening Remarks
To learn how you can chair Track A, contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or Alicia.Upchurch@wbresearch.com.
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management1:25 pm - 1:55 pm Panel Discussion | The Great Consignment Debate Jeremy Padmos - Director, Asia and Latin America Supply Chain, Interventional Segment, Becton Dickinson Steven Huckabaa - VP, Supply Chain, Vidant Health Ross Harvey - Global Director, Customer Support & Delivery, Cook Medical Jason Webster - Director, Asset Management, Sales Logistics, Zimmer-Biomet
It’s no secret that the industry has mixed feelings on consignment inventory. Our panelists hash out their best approaches for handling major challenges, reducing waste, and partnering with sales.
- Tracking consignment inventory
- Managing consignment inventory How to get systems to
- Transparency and visibility across the chain communicate more effectively across the chain
Jeremy PadmosDirector, Asia and Latin America Supply Chain, Interventional Segment
Steven HuckabaaVP, Supply Chain
Ross HarveyGlobal Director, Customer Support & Delivery
Jason WebsterDirector, Asset Management, Sales Logistics
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management1:55 pm - 2:05 pm Innovation Spotlight
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Case Study | Scrap Reduction & Leveraging RFID to Manage Device Inventory Troy Compardo - Director, Supply Chain Operations, BJC Healthcare
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management2:25 pm - 2:45 pm Case Study | Collecting Data On Vendor-Managed Inventory Ruben Taborda - Vice President, Enterprise Hospital Customers, Johnson & Johnson
One of the biggest challenges faced by manufacturers is collecting clean, useful data to drive efficiency for inventory.. Gain a better understanding on how companies are handling data.
- The benefits to consolidating data
- Communicating data-driven decision-making
- Integrating data with medical device suppliers and hospital providers for improved collaboration
Ruben TabordaVice President, Enterprise Hospital Customers
Johnson & Johnson
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management2:45 pm - 3:05 pm Field Audit Panel Shawn Taylor - Director, Field Inventory Operations, MicroPort Orthopedics Tommy Russell - Manager Global Field Operations, Arthrex
Track B | Forecasting & Planning Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management1:15 pm - 1:25 pm Chairperson's Opening Remarks
To learn how you can chair Track B, contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or Alicia.Upchurch@wbresearch.com.
Track B | Forecasting & Planning Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management1:25 pm - 1:55 pm Panel Discussion | Integrated Business Planning At A Contract Manufacturer Marc Rottink - VP, Supply Chain, Medtronic Kulwant Sandhu - VP, Integrated Supply Chain, Outset Medical, Inc.
This panel is designed to give contract manufacturers better insights into how their biggest customers (OEMs) plan inventory in the field.
- What technology is being used?
- Forecasting and planning opportunities
- Using data for demand planning
Marc RottinkVP, Supply Chain
Kulwant SandhuVP, Integrated Supply Chain
Outset Medical, Inc.
Track B | Forecasting & Planning Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management1:55 pm - 2:05 pm Innovation Spotlight
Track B | Forecasting & Planning Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management2:05 pm - 2:25 pm Forecasting Techniques for a New Product or Limited Launch Kiril Tzvetkov - Director, Global Supply Chain, Advanced Bionics
· Discuss the many variables of a new product launches; how to approach risk, lack of data and uncertainty
· Managing a limited launch and surge demand for a new product
Kiril TzvetkovDirector, Global Supply Chain
Track B | Forecasting & Planning Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management2:25 pm - 2:45 pm Case Study: How to DRIVE Planning in a cross functional, politically charged environment Ketaki Pathak - Manager, Production Planning, Advanced Bionics LLC
Planning isn’t just about the tools and processes, Planners need to ensure that all stakeholders are bought in and rowing in the right direction for a successful new product launch.
Ketaki PathakManager, Production Planning
Advanced Bionics LLC
Track B | Forecasting & Planning Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management2:45 pm - 3:05 pm Integrating Sales and Operations Into Your Logistics Planning Dan Kavanagh - Executive Director Operations & Information Technology, Omron Healthcare, Inc.
3:05 pm - 3:45 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!
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm Interactive Roundtable DiscussionsDoug Bashar - Medical Products Division Business Solutions, W.L. Gore & Associates Anne Leger - Project Manager II, Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific Tom Seifert - Manager, Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific Angela Mwaniki - Global Procurement Innovation Manager, Abbott
(Choose 2, 30 minutes each):
To learn how you can host a roundtable, contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or Alicia.Upchurch@wbresearch.com.
1. Managing Inventory From A Field Perspective – Rolling Out A Field Inventory Management System
Doug Bashar, Medical Products Division Business Solutions, W.L. Gore & Associates
2. How Teams Can Leverage Supplier Capabilities To Drive Innovation
Angela Mwaniki, Global Procurement Innovation Manager, Abbott
3. The Impact of Purchasing In The Supply Chain
Anne Leger, Project Manager II, Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific
Tom Seifert, Manager, Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific
4. How To Deploy Blockchain Technology To Increase End-To-End Visibility Of Your Inventories Across Your Supply Chain
5. Leveraging UDI Barcoding Technology
6. Debating A Standard For RFID Technology
7. Managing Consigned Inventory
8. Utilizing Product Ordering Technology
9. What You Need To Know About Cold Chain
10. Optimizing The Final Mile
Doug BasharMedical Products Division Business Solutions
W.L. Gore & Associates
Anne LegerProject Manager II, Global Supply Chain
Tom SeifertManager, Global Supply Chain
Angela MwanikiGlobal Procurement Innovation Manager
4:45 pm - 5:05 pm Case Study | Reducing Transactional Waste In HealthcareChet Damania - Senior Manager, Customer Solutions, Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.
Procure to pay efficiency: Managing the complexities of “from order management to payment” in order to lean out the process, increase automation and collaborate to reduce waiting times and wastes. In this age of technology, transactions should be easy. Most industries can get an order placed and a shipment tracked in real time. This rarely, exists in healthcare. Our industry continues to create waste and frustration, and it’s a huge pain point while dealing with large customers who transact everyday with manufacturers and suppliers. How can we fix this?
Chet DamaniaSenior Manager, Customer Solutions
Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.
5:05 pm - 5:25 pm 5 Ways To Improve Total Cost Of Ownership By Partnering With Suppliers Further Down The ChainAmanda Kurth - Vice President, Manufacturing Technologies Business Line, Heraeus Medical Components
Amanda KurthVice President, Manufacturing Technologies Business Line
Heraeus Medical Components
5:25 pm - 5:55 pm The Move to Medical Device Formulary ModelsDavid McCombs - Vice President, ERP/Supply Chain Operations, Bon Secours Health System
Health Care providers are moving from traditional open catalogue contracting and procurement approaches to the establishment of Medical Device formularies that provide clinicians and patients access to all clinically superior products, while eliminating “me-too” options that have no added clinical benefit but have higher costs. As Value Based Payment models expand through Bundled Payment and Direct Employer contracts for services, the formulary approach will increasingly be adopted by Health Networks and payors to insure affordable and predictable program cost. Learn how formularies are being developed and managed, and how a vendor needs to position themselves to be a thriving partner in these models versus “being on the outside looking in”.
David McCombsVice President, ERP/Supply Chain Operations
Bon Secours Health System