1st BSMA-SCMI Conference – San Diego, CA 2014

STRATEGIC SOURCING LEARNING EXCHANGE IN SAN DIEGO
JUNE 24, 2014

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm, followed by Cocktail Reception (See Program below)

Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (KIPJ), University of San Diego, CA

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THEME: “Bio-Pharma & Medical Device Strategic Sourcing Summit: Reducing Cost, Lead Time, & Defects” 

The world’s leading community of supply chain management professionals in the biopharma industry will come together at Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice at USD on June 24 to focus on the critical issue of Strategic Sourcing in the rapidly globalizing business. The Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) in partnership with the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) of the University of San Diego (USD) will organize the conference to foster the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices of strategic sourcing from R&D to clinical trials, commercialization, manufacturing and logistics.

Devendra Mishra, Executive Director of the BSMA observed, “The evolution of the biotech industry from being a science to a business has been fueled to a large extent by the relationships between the drug manufacturing companies and their suppliers of raw materials, CROs, CMOs, clinical trials services and enabling technologies across the supply chain. A major driver of this evolution has been strategic sourcing where the issues of cost, quality, inventory and risk are operationalized to enhance the growth and profitability of an enterprise. We are also inspired by the history of the birth of biotech when academia and venture capitalists came together. The event is designed to empower SCM professionals in the large as well as small biopharma companies.”

Joel Sutherland, Managing Director of USD’s Supply Chain Management Institute, remarked, “The partnership with BSMA augurs well for the mission of SCMI and fulfillment of the professional needs of the biotech industry which has a huge presence in San Diego. Our Institute has been committed to the development of strategic sourcing executives.”

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Professionals responsible for supply chain, strategic sourcing, purchasing, forecasting and planning, clinical supplies and operations, manufacturing, warehouse operations, logistics and risk management in the biotech, biopharma, medical devices and related industries.
  • Producers of healthcare products and service providers
  • Purchasers of those products – wholesalers, distributors and group purchasing groups

WHY PARTICIPATE?

  • Learn from solutions delivered by executives and round table subject matter experts
  • Network with senior executives from the industry
  • Join Industry Forums to discuss and solve your business problems
  • Leverage technologies and services from reputed suppliers
  • Brand your enterprise in the biopharma industry

BSMA-SCMI CONFERENCE PROGRAM

 

     

BSMA & SCMI-USD 
WELCOMES 
OUR SPONSORS

Envirotainer

Envirotainer

PwC

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Fisher Clinical Services

Fisher Clinical Services

 


AFFILIATED
ASSOCIATIONS

APICS

APICS GGC

APICSGGC

AZ BIO

BayBio

BAYBIO

BIO

BioTechnology Industry Organization

Biocom

Biocom Purchasing Group

BVS

Biotech Vendor Services

CommNexus

CommNexus

CSCMPSF

CSCMP

ISM

ISM

Supply Chain Brain

SupplyChainBrain

SCMI

SCMI-USD

WIL

WIL

 

 

TIME/

ROOM

EVENT

 

12:00pm-

1:00pm
Rotunda

Registration

 

1:00-
1:15
Theatre

Welcome Address

Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, BSMA

Joel Sutherland, Managing Director, SCM Institute, University of San Diego

 

1:15-
2:00
Theatre

PANEL: “Leveraging Strategic Sourcing for Startups and Small Companies in Bio-Pharma”

Sourcing for R&D, Clinical Trials and Commercialization is a formidable challenge for small and large companies. The global market place, inter-dependence of trading partners in the supply chain, emerging markets of suppliers, IT connectivity and stringent requirements of agility, cost reduction, quality, sustainability of the environment and safety have added challenges to management responsible for strategic sourcing.

Moderator: Wayne McDonnell, Director of Advisory, PwC

Panelists:

Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain and Procurement Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Mike Mayo, Director, Materials & Procurement, Olympus Biotech

Mary Kachinsky, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing, Cubist Pharmaceuticals

Joseph Hopkins, Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement Operations, Allergan

 

2:00-
2:30
Theatre

“Biopharma Industry Service to Safeguard Sourcing of Materials and Delivery of Drugs”

This presentation will provide an international network to provide economical QA audit of suppliers across the globe as well as implementation of innovative approaches to protect the quality of the product to the patient and to prevent illicit acts such as counterfeiting, diversion, and economic adulteration from threatening the safety of the drug supply. Procurement of raw materials and services and distribution of drugs is a global reality for the biopharma and medical device industry. The significant challenges and responsibilities of securing and protecting the integrity of the vast, global pharmaceutical supply chain affect all drug developers and suppliers – small, medium and large in size.

Speaker:
Martin Van Trieste, Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance, Amgen

 

2:30-
3:00
Theatre

“Pain in the Supply Chain of Pharma, Biotech and Medical Devices: Strategic and Tactical Issues in the Global Market”

Presentation of the key findings on the business landscape of healthcare logistics around the world, as well as healthcare logistics executives’ top concerns and strategies for expansion. In collaboration with TNS Global, over 440 executives were interviewed in the pharma, biotech and medical device industries world-wide. Subjects have been elevated which are of vital importance to small and large companies alike. Considerable concern has been highlighted in temperature-controlled distribution and cold chain, for example.

Speaker:
Robin Hooker, Director of Global Strategy Healthcare Logistics, UPS

3:00-
3:30
Theatre

“Building Information Systems to Support Strategic Sourcing from Scratch”

A case study of how the challenges faced when the executive first joined Cubist with no systems and tools to understand our spend and to be able to identify opportunities for strategic sourcing, cost reduction, supplier optimization and/or supplier management, etc.  A customer driven, low cost solution was successfully implemented with extraordinary results. 

Speakers:
Mary Kachinsky, Senior Director, Strategic Sourcing, Cubist Pharmaceuticals
Richard Waugh, Vice President – Corporate Development, Zucus

3:30-
4:00
Theatre

“Short-Cut to Supply Chain Success:  Adapting Large Company Best Practices to Small and Mid-sized Companies”

Many large companies have achieved great results from building powerful supply chain organizations and global infrastructures.  This success often takes decades to develop and at a large expense to create and maintain.   This presentation will describe how small companies who don’t have the same supply chain volume as the large companies can achieve some of the same benefits by leveraging other industry resources and best practices.

Speaker:
Paul Anderson, Senior Director, Operations Strategy, Life Sciences Solutions ThermoFisher Scientific

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4:00-
4:30
Rotunda

NETWORK BREAK

 
 

TRACK 1: STRATEGY – Room KIPJ C

 

4:30-
5:00

“Developing a Strategic Sourcing Competency for a Small Company”

A presentation on the basics of a strategic sourcing process, i.e. how small to medium companies may begin to be strategic in their focus.

Speaker:
Isaac Young, Sr. Director Supply Chain Operations, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals

 

5:00-
5:30

“Contract Manufacturing Life Cycle Management”

The selection and ongoing management of a contract manufacturing organization (CMO) is critical to the success of the contracting organization. This presentation walks through key considerations and suggested process steps that assist the organization in making the best decision to support its objectives when utilizing a CMO. The critical issue so ramp up, supply chain visibility and risk avoidance will be analyzed.

Speaker:
Myles Marcus, >Senior Director, Materials & Logistics,CTI Bio Pharma

 

5:30-
6:00

“Producing, Growing and Retaining the Right Supply Chain Talent”

To attract, retain and develop top talent in supply chain managment in the biotech industry has never been more strategic a demand than now as SCM takes on greater strategic importance. This presentation will provide valuable insights into what industry can do to better acquire, develop, and retain SCM talent to meet their current and future needs. The SCM Institute has built an educational program based on collaborative relationships with industries and applied research.

Speaker:
Joel Sutherland, Managing Director, SCM Institute, University of San Diego

 
 

TRACK 2: EXECUTION – Room KIPJ D

 

4:30-
5:00

“Environmentally-Controlled Transportation: Overcoming the Achilles’ Heel in Sourcing”

Presentation of the technologies, best practices, systems and standards for environmentally controlled logistics from source to delivery for manufacturing.

Speaker: Doug Wettergren, Regional Sales Manager, Envirotainer/td>

 

5:00-
5:30

“Lessons Learned in Establishing a Synergistic Partnership with a Supplier”

Measuring value during the lifecycle of an agreement is a pathway to driving innovation and relevance to the collaborative efforts of both organizations. Experience an approach used to capture and drive value that is scalable, acknowledges best pratices and encourages continuous improvement on key levels for the evolving technology organization.

Speaker:
Dan Ambrose, Director, Customer Logistics, VWR International/td>

 

5:30-
6:00

“Consortium Purchasing: Current Benefits & Future Opportunities”

Consortium purchasing has produced considerable value to large as well as mid-sized companies through adoption of sound business principles. The current benefits and procedural matters will be presented. A town hall meeting is looking forward to receiving ideas for the future.

Speakers:
Tom Heebink, Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Western Region, BIO
Rick Fultz, Managing Director, BIOCOM Purchasing Group >

 
 

6:00pm-

7:00pm

COCKTAIL RECEPTION, Sponsored by ENVIROTAINER at the Garden of the Sea

 

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