Calabases, Ca (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
BSMA SUMMIT in Partnership with the Supply Chain Management Institute of the University of San Diego.
Venue: Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice, KIPJ Room 121, 5998 Alcala Park, University of San Diego, San DIEGO, CA 92110
Strategic sourcing remains a formidable challenge in the critical areas of R&D, Clinical Trials and eventual Commercialization for Start Ups to Mid-sized companies in the biotech, pharma and medical device industries,. In this context, supply chain management has come to mean strategic sourcing and logistics, where all the links in between are outsourced. On the other hand for the large companies, strategic sourcing provides a competitive edge, particularly in the global marketplace. Bio Supply Management Alliance is providing a unique platform for sharing of best practices at the premiere conference on the 24th of June.
Business and academic leaders will address the strategic and tactical management of sourcing to support functional links of the supply chain from R&D to Commercialization; information systems solutions from Excel to SAP; CROs, CMOs and Logistics Providers; environmentally controlled distribution; risk mitigation; and, strategic sourcing management talent and career development.
SPEAKERS CONFIRMED TO DATE
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 Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI), directed by Joel Sutherland, was created in 1999 and today has a rightly deserved reputation for supporting the development of exceptional professionals who are sought after by industry and the public sector alike. The SCMI Advisory Board consists of senior executives of firms recognized as being on the leading edge of their respective industries and fields. USD’s MS-SCM is one of the leading programs in the world, possessing both Institute of Supply Management (ISM) approval and Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) accreditation. SCMI disseminates its insights and best practices through graduate web-based programs, residence programs, executive education, and semi-annual forums.
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.