Calabassas, CA (PRWEB) January 23, 2014
“Biotech manufacturer supplier collaboration: reducing cost, lead time & defects”
The world’s leading community of supply chain management professionals in the biopharma industry will come together on October 23-24 for the 7th annual conference of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) in Foster City, California. The conference will enable supply chain professionals engaged in R&D, strategic sourcing, clinical supply and operations, commercialization, manufacturing and logistics.
Devendra Mishra, Executive Director of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (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 and ingredients; CRO, CMO, clinical trials management services; enabling technologies of manufacturing and packaging automation; and, information services across the supply chain. Meeting the formidable challenges of the young industry, where investment is made with high risks and rewards over a long period of time to finally achieve governmental compliance, has been made possible by the stakeholders bringing their competencies to bear. The Conference will advance the state of the biotech industry.”
The Bio Supply Management Alliance was founded on the basic premise that collaboration among the manufacturers and their suppliers across the board will significantly increase productivity, quality and safety of drugs. The theme of 2014 Annual Conference to be held on October 23-24 in Foster City, California at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is “Biotech Manufacturer Supplier Collaboration: Reducing Cost, Lead Time and Defects”.
The two-day conference will have the Plenary Sessions in the afternoon of October 23, consisting of the challenges and solutions to advance the efficacy of the global supply chain of the biopharma industry, and Multiple Tracks on the next day to address the critical areas of strategic sourcing and suppliers relations, clinical supply, virtual supply chain, information technology as the Holy Grail, risk mitigation, cold chain, SCM talent development, emerging markets and governmental compliance. The focus of the conference recognizes the fact that supplier relations management has been a critical enabler in drug development, clinical operations, manufacturing and distribution of drugs.
Eminent executives of the industry, pioneering academics, management consultants, recognized researchers and government representatives will focus on reconfiguring the links of the supply chain, ensuring visibility from end to end, integrating best processes and technologies and navigating regulatory requirements globally in order to maximize patient care.
Who Should Attend?
Call for Papers
The Call for Papers requests expert speakers to present topics which will enhance the practice and principles of supply chain management in the biopharma industry. The deadline for paper submissions is June 1, 2014.
For detail information visit the past conferences on our website.
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. 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.