Driving Innovations in the Supply Chain for Mid-Sized and Small Biotech Companies – Solutions from Service Providers,Technology Enablers and Regulation Experts

The premiere Summit of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) in Foster City, California, will provide the unique opportunity to learn and network with the world’s leading community of biotech and biopharma executives on October 8. Industry panels, presentations, workshops and networking will enable executives in supply chain management, clinical operations supply, strategic sourcing, commercialization, manufacturing, logistics and information technology in “Managing Governmental Compliance for Global Quality, Safety and Reliability.”

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“The 2012 Annual Conference was an extraordinary event, thanks to the guidance and organizational skills. I look forward to participating as a member of Advisory Board of this great organization.” Paul Anderson, VP, Global Procurement, Life Technologies

Foster City, CA (PRWEB) October 04, 2013

The premiere Summit of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) in Foster City, California, will provide the unique opportunity to learn and network with the world’s leading community of biotech and biopharma executives on October 8. Do not miss it for over 40 eminent experts will address the challenges of commercialization, growth and emerging market entry while complying with governmental regulations. Industry panels, presentations, workshops and networking will enable executives in supply chain management, clinical operations supply, strategic sourcing, commercialization, manufacturing, logistics and information technology in “Managing Governmental Compliance for Global Quality, Safety and Reliability.”

Plenary Sessions:
Supply Chain Management: Serialization, Big Data Analytics & Risk Management
"Convergence of Science, Technology & Business: Biotech Industry Reality!"
"CA ePedigree Law 2015: Call to Action!"
SCM EXECUTIVE PANEL: Industry 360° - "Advancing the Efficacy and Integrity of the Biotech Supply Chain"
"Leveraging Big Data and Advanced Analytics for Supply Chain Management"
"Supply & Distribution Disruption Risks: Assessment and Mitigation for the Virtual Supply Chain"

Track 1: Serialization, Traceability and Cold Chain
"One Way or Another, Serialization and Track & Trace Will Transform the Pharma and Biologic Supply Chains"
"The Global Network Service for Product Safety, Quality and Reliability"
Panel: "Driving Serialization and ePedigree for Business Growth and Profitability"
Panel: "Temperature-Controlled and Cold Chain Supply Chain: Proven Technologies and Practices for Compliance"

Track 2: Strategic Sourcing & Clinical Supply Chain
Panel: "Strategic Management of Suppliers: Maintaining Efficient Manufacturing Operations"
"Back To Basics: 7 Focus Areas for Supply Chain Improvements"
"Consortium Purchasing: Current Benefits & Future Opportunities"
"Trials & Tribulations of HR: Developing Sourcing Management Executives"
"Clinical Operations Management: Best Practices and Services for the Global Marketplace"
"3rd Party Blinding Case Study: Best Practices for Achieving and Maintaining Site Compliance"
"Challenges in Managing Clinical Supply Chains: Workshop"

Track 3: Molecular Diagnostics Testing
"Molecular Diagnostics Testing Industry: An Overview"
"Supply Chain 101: Foundations for Success in the Molecular Diagnostics Testing"
Panel: "Molecular Diagnostics Testing: Opportunities for SCM Efficiency!"
Case Study: "Managing your 3-PL Partner"
"Designing Solutions for Healthcare Shippers"
Case Study: "Drum, Buffer, Rope"                                                                                                                                
Case Study: "Rightsizing Your Client’s Kit Inventory"
Breakfast, Network Breaks, Lunch and Cocktail Reception

Speakers Confirmed
Alan Wells, Vice President, Diagnostics Lab Operations, Life Technologies
Amy Penticoff, Director, Clinical Supply Management, Intarcia Therapeutics
Arbi Harootoonian, Vice President, Business Development, Therapak
Bethany Hoover, Director, Supply Chain Integrity, BioMarin
Bill Coakley, Director, Supply Chain Planning, Bio-Marin
Chris Amberg, Executive Vice President, Unitrans International
Christelle Laot, Technical Fellow, Cold Chain Management, Life Sciences, FedEx
Dan Ambrose, Director Customer Logistics, VWR International
David Wiggin, Program Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Teradata
Devendra Mishra, Executive Director, BSMA
Dirk Rodgers, Founder, RxTrace & CEO, Dirk Rodgers Consulting
Doug Wettergren, Global Key Account Manager, Envirotainer
Elizabeth Gallagher, Global Logistics, Fischer Clinical Services
Friedhelm Lotz, Partner and Audit Practice Leader, Global Risk Experts AG
Gary Hutchinson, CEO, Modality Solutions                                                        
Glen McHenry, Senior Manager SCM, Monogram Bioscience
Guadalupe ("Lupe") Leon, Division Global HR Manager, Bio-Rad Laboratories
Jim Latimer, Chairman, Strategic Sourcing Steering Committee, BSMA
John Johnson, Director - Pharmacy, Sharp Memorial Hospital
Karel Hurka Jr, Sr. Manager SCM, Genomic Health
Kevin Pegels, Vice President – Global supply Chain, Bayer Healthcare – Biotech
Lisa Fuller-Howard, UPS Temperature True Product Manager, UPS
Marissa Johnson, Vice President, LifeConEx
Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain and Procurement Leader, Bio-Rad
Mark Ginestro, Partner, Clarkston Consulting
Meserve Platt, Associate Director- Materials & Facilities, Crescendo Biosciences
Michelle Foust, Director of New Product Development, Almac Clinical Services
Mike Crowell, Director Supply Chain, Verinata Health (Illumina)
Mike Mayo, Director, Materials & Procurement, Olympus Biotech
Nasir Hassan, Operations Management, Global Supply Chain, Bayer Healthcare
Pam Osborne, Senior Clinical Supply Chain Manager, Thermo Fisher Clinical
Paul Anderson, Vice President, Global Procurement, Life Technologies
Richard Dawe, Professor, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University
Rick Fultz, Managing Director, BIOCOM Purchasing Group
Shabbir Dahod, CEO, TraceLink
Sophia Sharp Donaldson, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Baxter Bioscience
Susan Jiang - Supply Chain Supervisor at Verinata Health, Inc. an Illumina Company
Susanne Sommerville, Vice President, Supply Chain North America,
Tom Heebink, Business Development & Strategic Alliances, Western Region, BIO
Virginia Herold, Executive Officer, California Board of Pharmacy
Wayne McDonnell, Director of Advisory, PwC

About BSMA
The Bio Supply Management Alliance, which organizes the Conference, was born of the need to create a worldwide community of operations and supply chain management leaders and professionals in the biotech, biopharma, and biomedical device industries. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to more than 400 bio firms, the Alliance provides a forum for collaboration, learning and best practice sharing of practitioners, executives and thought leaders in these uniquely demanding industries.
Because life depends on usTM, the Bio Supply Management Alliance supports continuous learning and improvement of bio supply management professionals.


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