March 19 - 21, 2019
Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA
Day 1: Bridging The Gap Between Suppliers And Providers
7:30 am - 8:20 am Registration & Breakfast In The LogiLounge
8:45 am - 9:15 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
9:15 am - 9:45 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 Alan McQueen - Director, Supply Chain Logistics/Supply Chain Distribution, BJC Healthcare Kevin Thompson - Chief Supply Chain Officer, Sharp HealthCare Stephen Downey - Group SVP, Supply Chain Operations, Vizient, Inc
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
Alan McQueenDirector, Supply Chain Logistics/Supply Chain Distribution
Kevin ThompsonChief Supply Chain Officer
Stephen DowneyGroup SVP, Supply Chain Operations
9:45 am - 10:05 am Keynote | The Role of Standardization in Linking Manufacturing Demand and Outcome to the Current Regulatory EnvironmentRob Sobie - Worldwide VP & GM, BD
Since 2007, the Becton Dickinson Pyxis team recognized the importance of Track and Trace technology for ensuring patient safety. Working alongside lawmakers on the Hill and hospitals across North America, a process and patent was created to optimize the movement of these critical devices throughout the healthcare supply chain. This effort relies on the close collaboration and connectivity of stakeholders throughout the chain in order to enable the exchange of data – the crucial element for allowing an efficient product order, receipt, storage, patient tracking and recall management process.
Rob SobieWorldwide VP & GM
10:05 am - 10:45 am Morning Jolt Break in the LogiLounge
10:45 am - 11:05 am Healthcare trends and the Ramifications on the Medical Device Supply Chain – Keynote and Fireside ChatRobin Hooker - Director Marketing, Healthcare Sector, UPS
Robin Hooker, Director of Global Product Innovation for UPS will discuss the dynamic landscape and emerging logistics capabilities needed to address the complex demand of the Medical Device Supply Chain. After the discussion, he will engage in a fireside chat with Rob Cunningham VP, Enterprise Solutions at Baxter Planning and Howard Weathersby, V.P., Global Business Development from Web Ops to discuss the importance of collaborative solutions for addressing the agility, quality, and informatics needs of the manufacturers, distributors, and providers.
Robin HookerDirector Marketing, Healthcare Sector
11:05 am - 11:25 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
11:25 am - 11:45 am Keynote: Forward-Thinking, Intelligent HealthcareLarry St. Onge - Life Sciences & Healthcare, President, DHL
The life sciences and healthcare industry is undergoing fundamental transformation. Value-based healthcare, patient-centricity, connectivity, data analytics, and home care are driving change in the medical devices sector. Supply chains have to adapt to this new environment, which demands higher visibility and agility. In this session we will be looking at new technologies, innovative logistics solutions, and end-to-end management approaches that are the key building blocks for forward-thinking, intelligent healthcare.
Larry St. OngeLife Sciences & Healthcare, President
11:45 am - 12:45 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 Trevor Outman - Co-Founder & President, Shipware Howard Weathersby - VP of Global Business Development, WebOps Ruben Miranda - Vice President, Operations, Providien Steven Ciemcioch - Ciemcioch, Warehouse Anywhere
(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. How To Drive A 5-25% Shipping Cost Reduction Without Disrupting Distribution
Trevor Outman, Co-Founder & President, Shipware
2. Optimizing Inventory Through Analytics
Howard Weathersby, VP of Global Business Development, WebOps
3. Forward Deployed/Critical Inventory Final Mile Delivery
Steven Ciemcioch, President, Warehouse Anywhere
4. Why Near Shore Manufacturing is Optimizing The Supply Chain & Providing Cost Advantages
Ruben Miranda, VP, Operations, Providien
5. Managing Inventory From A Field Perspective – Rolling Out A Field Inventory Management System
Doug Bashar, Medical Products Division Business Solutions, W.L. Gore & Associates
6. 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
Doug BasharMedical Products Division Business Solutions
W.L. Gore & Associates
Anne LegerProject Manager II, Global Supply Chain
Tom SeifertManager, Global Supply Chain
Trevor OutmanCo-Founder & President
Howard WeathersbyVP of Global Business Development
Ruben MirandaVice President, Operations
12:45 pm - 1:45 pm Lunch For All Attendees
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management1:45 pm - 1:55 pm Chairperson's Opening Remarks Dave Malenfant - Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Texas Christian University
To learn how you can chair Track A, contact Alicia Upchurch at 646-200-7452 or Alicia.Upchurch@wbresearch.com.
Dave MalenfantDirector, Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Texas Christian University
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management1:50 pm - 2:20 pm Panel Discussion | The Great Consignment Debate Jeremy Padmos - Director, Asia and Latin America Supply Chain, Interventional Segment, Becton Dickinson 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
Ross HarveyGlobal Director, Customer Support & Delivery
Jason WebsterDirector, Asset Management, Sales Logistics
Track A | Inventory Management & Field Logistics Optimizing Inventory Management2:20 pm - 2:40 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 Management2:40 pm - 3:00 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 Management1:45 pm - 1:55 pm Chairperson's Opening Remarks Joe Pleshek - President and Chief Executive Officer, Terso Solutions
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 Management1:50 pm - 2:20 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 Management2:20 pm - 2:40 pm Integrating Sales and Operations Into Your Logistics Planning Dan Kavanagh - Executive Director Operations & Information Technology, Omron Healthcare, Inc.
Track B | Forecasting & Planning Partnering to Improve Product Launch and Lifecycle Management2:40 pm - 3:00 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
3:00 pm - 3:40 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!
3:40 pm - 4:00 pm Fireside Chat: RFID Real-Time Tracking Creates A Smile: A Q&A with George Koskinas of Straumann, One Of The World’s Largest Dental Implant ManufacturersGeorge Koskinas - Director, Edentulous Business, North America, Straumann Joe Pleshek - President and Chief Executive Officer, Terso Solutions
Joe Pleshek (CEO of Terso Solutions) and George Koskinas (Director of Edentulous Business, North America, Straumann) sit down for an explorative look at RFID technology’s impact on Straumann’s customers and how this automated solution has improved the inventory process with their implants.
Learn more about:
- The benefits and reliability of real-time visibility of inventory
- The gray areas involved in implementing RFID technology
- The role RFID can play as the Dental Service Organizations’ market expands
George KoskinasDirector, Edentulous Business, North America
4:00 pm - 4:20 pm Fireside Chat: How Procurement Can Drive Value for Medical Device ManufacturersRichard Eisner - Senior Director, Global Procurement, Integra Life Sciences
4:20 pm - 4:40 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
4:40 pm - 5:00 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.