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The Advisory Board of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) has instituted the first “Annual Industry Awards for Excellence in Supply Chain Management in the Biotech Industry”.

The Advisory Board of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) has instituted the first “Annual Industry Awards for Excellence in Supply Chain Management in the Biotech Industry”. Over the last seven years, BSMA has been engaged in promoting collaboration among the manufacturers, suppliers, technology enablers, academia, trade associations and governmental agencies to significantly increase productivity, quality, safety, patient care and government compliance through excellence in supply chain management. The principles and practices of supply chain management continue to help transform the biotech industry from science of business.

Devendra Mishra, Executive Director of BSMA, stated “Our esteemed members of the Advisory Board, who are leaders of the industry as well as academia, believe that the Alliance has matured to recognize the extraordinary contributions being made across the industry to further its mission to enhance efficacy in the global supply chain. Highlighting the innovations in developed and emerging markets will further the profession of SCM and provide tremendous educational value.”

The awards will be based on peer nominations with final selections being performed by the BSMA Awards Committee. Rules and regulations for submission of nominations will be published on May 1. Category of awards will be Biotech Manufacturer, Distributor, Supplier of Service, Provider of Technology, Academia and Industry Trade Association. Nominations will be solicited from June 2014 for awards to be delivered at the Annual Conference of BSMA on October 23 -24 at the Crowne Plaza in Foster City. Certain specific areas for excellence in SCM consideration are supply chain collaboration, clinical supply, strategic sourcing, information technology, automation technology, SCM talent development, risk management, temperature-controlled distribution and cold chain, distribution, emerging markets, patient care and governmental compliance.
Founders of the Excellence in SCM Awards

The BSMA “Excellence in Supply Chain Management” awards have been instituted by the industry executives and thought leaders and researchers from academia who serve on its Advisory Board 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.    

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.

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