It was great being part of your event. The sustainability initiative of BSMA is outstanding. - Cristina Amorim, Chief Sustainability Officer, Life Technologies
Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014
Over the last seven years, the Bio Supply Management Alliance has been engaged in promoting collaboration among the manufacturers and their suppliers across the board to significantly increase productivity, quality, safety and government compliance through commitment of executives and academics serving on Steering Committees of biotech industry segments. Join the Strategic Initiatives of the Bio Supply Management Alliance to Drive Efficiency and Patient Care in the Biotech Supply Chain.
Devendra Mishra, Executive Director of BSMA, stated, “Our Biotech industry is driven by scientific discoveries, technology, and supply chain management in an environment subject to extensive governmental regulations. Executives and academics have come together from over 90 companies and institutions to form Steering Committees to collectively address the challenges of the biotech industry and we welcome others to join us.”
Leadership for SCM Advancement in Biotech - The SCM executives of the major biotech companies and thought leaders from academia serve on the Advisory Board of BSMA and drive its mission. The esteemed Advisors are Dave Malenfant, VP, Global Supply Chain, Alcon Laboratories; Rayne Waller, VP, Global Supply Chain, Amgen; Shankar Suryanarayanan, Executive Director, Baxter; Kevin Pegels, Vice President, Supply Chain, Bayer Healthcare – Biotech; Rob Tenerowicz, VP, Supply Chain Management, Bio-Marin Pharmaceuticals; Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain and Procurement Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories; Mary Kachinsky, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing, Cubist Pharmaceuticals; Susanne Somerville, VP, Supply Chain, North America Region, Genentech-Roche; Paul Seaback, Head of Global Supply Chain, Gilead Sciences; Richard Dawe, Professor, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University; Paul Anderson, VP, Global Procurement, Life Technologies; Mahender Singh, Research Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Nancy Nix, Former Director, Executive MBA Program, Professor, Texas Christian University; and, Phil Kaminsky, Chairman, School of IE&OR, UC Berkeley.
Steering Committees Driving Industry Initiatives - Steering committee members represent biotech drug manufacturers, suppliers, technology enablers, management consultants and trade associations. The committee has the mission to implement industry solutions through collaboration where best practices are shared, education is provided, B2B network is developed and knowledge base is established. The current 8 active Steering Committees are:
- Clinical Operations Management
Chairperson: Amy Penticoff, Director, Clinical Supply Management, Intarcia Therapeutics
- Emerging Markets
Chairperson: Shankar Suryanarayanan, Director, Manufacturing Strategy, Baxter International
- Molecular Diagnostics Testing
Chairperson: Mile Crowell, Senior director, Supply Chain Management, Verinata Health
- Risk Management
Chairperson: Vijay Chiruvolu, Director, Operations Risk Management, Amgen
- Strategic Sourcing
Chairperson: Jim Latimer, BSMA
- SCM Talent Development and Career Development
Co- Chairperson, Richard Dawe, Professor, Ageno School of Business at Golden Gate University
- Temperature-Controlled Distribution & Cold Chain
Co-Chairpersons: Doug Wettergren, Regional Sales Manager, Western North America, Envirotainer & Gary Hutchinson, CEO, Modality Solutions
- ePedigree and Visibility in the Supply Chain
- To discuss and solve your business problems
- To build a B2B Network of like-minded professionals
- Create critical mass to forge industry action
- Leverage technologies and services from reputed suppliers
- Brand your enterprise in the biopharma industry
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.