Nexinfo Inducted into Bio Supply Chain Academy and to Present at Second Annual Conference

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Nexinfo to help Bio Industry increase insight into leading practices in supply chain management including Sales and Operations Planning

Nexinfo Solutions Inc ( and the Biotech Supply Chain Academy ( today announced the induction of NexInfo Solutions into the academy and it's participation at the second Annual Conference at the South San Francisco Conference Center on October 19-20, 2009. The second annual conference - Rx FOR A LEAN & HEALTHY BIOTECH SUPPLY CHAIN, is designed to provide an exclusive audience of senior-level executives of R&D, Risk Management, Human Resource, Finance, Sales, Marketing & Supply Chain Management professionals with authoritative insights, best practices and market intelligence about the supply and distribution of biotechnology products.

According to conference chairman Tim Salaver, " The mission of the Biotech Supply Chain Academy continues to gather momentum in the areas of talent development, risk management and visibility and
efficiency in the supply chain. Bringing Nexinfo's knowledge in Supply Chain Processes and Best Practices to be shared at the conference will significantly help our members in increasing insight into industry standard of leading practices "

"Nexinfo is excited to be part of this academy and participate at the conference. Many companies in the biotech industry are in their infancy when it comes to adoption of structured and sophisticated supply chain processes. Typically, many companies have shied away from standardizing processes because of the complexities in this supply chain. However competitive pressure is now driving companies to streamline their processes which will help improve operating excellence and company growth initiatives while providing timely and efficient customer service" detailed Arun Cavale, President, NexInfo Solutions, Inc. "

Nexinfo will be presenting at two sessions at the Conference.

When: October 19th , 2009

In this session NexInfo will define a solution that will help companies implement a collaboration process to maximize the effectiveness of their S&OP process. The session will lay out the Sales and Operations Planning Process and it's informational needs from suppliers. It will highlight some of the facets of the process that make it complex like

  •     demand striping and other demand level information like partial fulfillment
  •     distinguishing existing contractual commitments
  •     establishing other product level information like 'lot expiry', 'minimum shelf life', 'required product grade'
  •     identifying cost impacts of changes to supply during iterative simulations
  •     visibility to safety stock and demand variability

NexInfo will also highlight the differences between supplier collaboration for operational process versus the S&OP process.
The session will conclude by discussing a software solution using a leading off the shelf packaged software and highlight some of it's limitations in the above process and how these limitations can be mitigated

When: October 20th, 2009
What: Demand Rationalization and Operations Planning for Clinical Trials
Forum: Panel Discussion on Clinical Trails

This session will introduce the five step process in the DR&OP adopted from the traditional S&OP process and how you can use DR&OP within your clinical trials to balance demand and supply to achieve peak performance. In this session you will understand what are the key questions you should answer prior to implementing Forecasting & Planning for DR&OP for clinical trials. Also how to identify potential risks, opportunities and constraints throughout the DR&OP planning horizon. How to anticipate, communicate, and resolve resource imbalances in DR&OP. How to integrate supply and resource requirements planning at each level of the DR&OP process. Metrics to be used for DR&OP process within Clinical Trials and lastly how DR&OP within the context of clinical trials can help keep you compliant with regulatory requirements

About NexInfo Solutions, Inc. (NexInfo)
NexInfo is a leading provider of Supply Chain and Manufacturing solutions with deep domain expertise in the Forecasting and Advanced Supply Planning domains. NexInfo has demonstrated expertise in desiging and deploying supply chain processes using Oracle's Advanced Planning and Demantra platform. NexInfo's strategic intent is to create business value for customers through the innovative application of advanced technologies and leveraging the deep domain experience within the supply chain space. Leading Fortune 1000 and mid size companies worldwide benefit from NexInfo's agile approach toward building global solutions. Headquartered in Orange County, California, NexInfo has been providing enterprise and e-business consulting services since 1999, leveraging a strong foundation, in depth supply chain experience and ongoing relationships with Oracle( . NexInfo has helped dozens of clients redesign business systems, optimize supply chains, integrate and externalize applications, and transform enterprise processes through e-business and enterprise initiatives. For more information, please call NexInfo at (714) 338-6166 or visit the company's website at

About the Bio Supply Management Alliance
The Bio Supply Management Alliance 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 600 bio firms, the Alliance provides a forum for collaboration, learning and best practice sharing of practitioners, executives and thought leaders in these uniquely demanding industry sectors.
Founders Tim Salaver and Devendra Mishra have forged relationships with key industry leaders and defined initiatives with a vision to create process, people, and policy improvements in this vital sector. Our advisors are senior executives from top biotech firms, thought leaders from academic institutions such as MIT, UC Berkeley, Golden Gate University, and Pepperdine University, and organizations such as APICS The Association for Operations Management and Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals.

Because Life Depends On UsTM, the Bio Supply Management Alliance supports continuous learning and improvement of bio supply management professionals. For more information about the Bio Supply Management Alliance, visit http//


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