Call for Submission: BSMA’s Supply Chain Management Innovation Awards

Gain recognition for leadership and contribution in advancing the Global Supply Chain of the biotech industry. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual SCM Innovation Awards, brought to you by the Bio Supply Management Alliance, a premiere global organization of supply chain management professionals for the past 7 years.

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Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) July 24, 2014

Gain recognition for leadership and contribution in advancing the Global Supply Chain of the biotech industry. Nominations are now being accepted for the annual SCM Innovation Awards, brought to you by the Bio Supply Management Alliance, a premiere global organization of supply chain management professionals for the past 7 years.

Awards will be given to stakeholders of the Biotech industry – Manufacturers, Service Providers, Material Suppliers, Technology Enablers, Academia, Management Consultants, Trade Associations and Governmental Regulators, as approved by the Advisory Board of BSMA. A winner will be adjudged for each stakeholder category as deemed meeting standards of excellence by the review committee.

Application Deadline: September 15, 2014
Submit an entry for this prestigious award to:
Devendra Mishra via email, 818-224-1552 (for queries)
Showcase innovative project(s)!

Submit a 300-word Case Study to include the nature of the innovation that enhanced the supply chain; objective(s) of the endeavor; strategies and tactics adopted; benefits realized and costs incurred; human, technology and organizational resources deployed; and, governmental compliance requirements met, if applicable. Please identify the Company to be recognized for the award.

Winners will be selected by a prestigious panel of judges and honored at BSMA’s Annual Conference on October 23, 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Foster City, CA. Dr. Phil Kaminski, Chairman, Department of IE & OR, UC Berkeley, will be the Chairman of the Awards Committee.

BSMA SCM Innovation Award Winners will receive:

1. Recognition at the BSMA Annual Conference in Foster City (CA), October 23-24, 2014
2. A prestigious iconic award
3. Two complimentary full conference passes to BSMA Annual Conference in Foster City (CA), October 23-24, 2014, and Networking opportunity with executives and other award-winning colleagues
4. Your innovation story featured in the BSMA press releases and posted on the BSMA website
5. Opportunity for an interview to be published by BSMA

Background for the Award
This award recognizes that increasing pace of innovation, regulatory issues, and overall distribution complexities of the industry produce extraordinary supply chain opportunities. Integration of supply chain management with R&D and sales & marketing organizations is the key to fully capturing business opportunities, increasing speed-to-market, and reducing costs. Product introduction is accelerating and there is an increasing level of interest in ways that all parties can work together to optimize the supply chain to support and sustain market demands. Efforts to overcome counterfeiting, potential recalls and patent-expiration as drugs progress through their life-cycle is improving patient safety. Furthermore, collaboration in the end-to-end supply chain of the biotech industry is the key for Jay Forrester’s stated objective to “minimize system-wide cost for supply chain management optimization” to be realized. Consequently, recognizing innovation is deemed critical for the growth of biotech.

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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