LogiMed US 2017

March 07 - 09, 2017

Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines, Austin

1.888.482.6012

Achieving End-to-End Visibility and Driving Growth to Remain Competitive in the New Healthcare Landscape

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

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7:00 AM Registration & Breakfast In The LogiLounge

8:00 AM Welcoming Remarks

Marissa Alvord, Executive Director, LogiMed USA

 Marissa Alvord
Marissa Alvord
Executive Director
LogiMed USA
Marissa Alvord is Program Director for FIMA, LogiMed and LogiPharma. With over six years of conference production experience, Marissa specializes in market research in the financial, pharmaceutical, biotech and medical device industries. Marissa cut her teeth in conference production working for a small publishing house in London producing events f ...[Read More]

8:05 AM Ice Breaker

8:25 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Allen Jacques, Vice President, Pharma Supply Chain, FusionOps

 Allen Jacques
Allen Jacques
Vice President, Pharma Supply Chain
FusionOps
Allen brings nearly 30 years of pharma and health sciences supply chain experience to FusionOps. He joined FusionOps from Pfizer, Inc., where as VP of Network Supply Planning, he was responsible for production planning, issue identification and mitigation via S&OP processes, and global inventory. Prior to Pfizer, he was AVP of Supply Chain for Wyet ...[Read More]

8:40 AM Fireside Chat | Successes and War Stories from Two Major M&A Integrations

Rob Varner, Senior Director, Americas Distribution, Medtronic

Allen Jacques, Vice President, Pharma Supply Chain, FusionOps

With the dust settled on most of the major mergers and acquisitions of the last few years, it’s an ideal time to learn from those first in the trenches. During this Fireside Chat, two Heads of Supply Chain will compare notes and shed light on key areas of concern, including structural issues, personnel, culture and technology. Find out how both parties managed to:
•    Set a transparent roadmap and strategy to work with cross departmental functions
•    Keep track of institutional knowledge and maintain quality to not drop the ball with customers
•    Consolidate without losing boutique service levels
•    Focus on global spend and look for synergy savings
•    Tap into the best in class practices from the other side and modify to the organization
•    Anticipate areas of risk and where to do remediation work
•    Handle and manage data integration

 Rob Varner
Rob Varner
Senior Director, Americas Distribution
Medtronic
Rob Varner has served as Senior Director, Americas Distribution, since 2011.  He is responsible for distribution and logistics operations and strategy for all Medtronic businesses, with oversight of over 25 distribution sites in the U.S., Canada, and Latin America supporting $28B in revenue.  Medtronic’s current network includes proprietary distrib ...[Read More]

 Allen Jacques
Allen Jacques
Vice President, Pharma Supply Chain
FusionOps
Allen brings nearly 30 years of pharma and health sciences supply chain experience to FusionOps. He joined FusionOps from Pfizer, Inc., where as VP of Network Supply Planning, he was responsible for production planning, issue identification and mitigation via S&OP processes, and global inventory. Prior to Pfizer, he was AVP of Supply Chain for Wyet ...[Read More]

9:10 AM Designing an Innovation Function in the Supply Chain to Drive Growth

Sasha Koff, Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson

The way the industry has historically done business isn’t sustainable. Supply chains need to optimize costs, become engines of efficiency and understand the needs of the customer. In recognizing a need to pivot the supply chain to drive growth and better serve the customer, one supply chain organization created a function within supply chain similar to R&D. Gain insights into how to free up personnel and assets to identify new improvements and create space for new ideas and experimentation.
Find out:
•    Key partners to collaborate with and how to drive change
•    Approaching the customer and designing to the need of the customer
•    How to refine ideas and pilots to roll out across the enterprise

 Sasha Koff
Sasha Koff
Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Supply Chain
Johnson & Johnson
Sasha Pailet Koff currently serves as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation for Johnson & Johnson’s Supply Chain.
Her role plays a critical function in helping to transform J&J’s Supply Chain into the best supply chain in the world. She is responsible for fostering innovative incubator environments where small groups can focus on a
...[Read More]

9:30 AM Case Study Revolution | Transforming the Supply Chain to Increase Efficiencies

9:45 AM Panel Discussion | Accessing Emerging Markets While Remaining Compliant

Adam Boccelli, Director, Worldwide Warehousing and Logistics, IDEXX Laboratories

Sandra LeClerc, Director Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific

The BRIC markets are not what they were three years ago. As wages rise and regulations become more complicated in places like China, where are the next opportunities as far as labor and materials? What are the best strategies to go direct in new or emerging markets?
Panelists will discuss:
•    How to handle emerging markets where there are different import and shelf life rules
•    How companies are structuring the regulatory organization to support a global footprint
•    Contingencies that can be put in place if regulations continue to shift
•    Effective oversight models for the region

 Adam Boccelli
Adam Boccelli
Director, Worldwide Warehousing and Logistics
IDEXX Laboratories
Adam Boccelli is the Director of Worldwide Warehouse & Logistics at IDEXX Laboratories, a global leader of diagnostics and medical devices for the veterinary, water, livestock, poultry, and dairy industries, headquartered in Westbrook, Maine. Adam has over 20 years of experience in distribution and transportation across several sectors, having led ...[Read More]

 Sandra LeClerc
Sandra LeClerc
Director Global Supply Chain
Boston Scientific
Sandra Leclerc is the Director of Global Supply Chain Planning for the Cardiology division of Boston Scientific. Along with her global team, she has responsibility for demand planning and inventory management of Cardiology products WW. In 2015, Boston Scientific implemented a new planning & forecasting system, Kinaxis, RapidResponse.  While accurat ...[Read More]

10:25 AM Morning Refreshment & Networking Break In The LogiLounge

11:05 AM A Patient Driven Supply Network: Rethinking the Healthcare Supply Chain

Carola Endicott, Vice President, Product Strategy, Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions

The healthcare industry today is in the midst of unprecedented change, leading to a complicated healthcare landscape. The shift from fee-based, volume driven care to value-based patient-centered care propels us all into uncharted territory, no matter what role you play in healthcare. We have an opportunity to make a difference and drive step change improvement in patient safety and the cost of care by adopting supply chain best practices from other industries.
Find out:
•    Why to think holistically about your supply chain
•    Why to align goals and objectives along your supply chain
•    Why to improve data visibility and transparency throughout your supply chain

 Carola Endicott
Carola Endicott
Vice President, Product Strategy
Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions
As Vice President of Product Strategy, Carola Endicott leads a team that continuously delivers market-leading applications and services to healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers.  Previously, she served as VP Services and Operations for Cardinal Inventory Management Solutions, CIMS with responsibility for the account management, impl ...[Read More]

11:25 AM Bending the Cost Curve Through Product Lifecycle Management

Ivan Lai, Director, Global Supply Chain, Stryker Neurovascular

While the device industry has been experiencing tremendous growth, many companies still struggle to leverage growth and control costs. One Fortune 500 company mapped out a 5 year initiative to get a handle on cost by 2020 using 10 key initiatives. Find out lessons learned and successes including:
•    Optimizing product lifecycle management
•    Gaining support from the supply chain and commercial teams
•    Adjusting IBP plans on a monthly basis

 Ivan Lai
Ivan Lai
Director, Global Supply Chain
Stryker Neurovascular
Currently the Director of Global Supply Chain at Stryker Neurovascular, Ivan is leading the organization through supply chain transformation, where they implemented a comprehensive IBP process with a fully integrated Product Lifecycle Management process.  Prior to Stryker, Ivan held leadership positions in St. Jude Medical and Abbott Vascular, wher ...[Read More]

11:45 AM Gain In The Chain – Insights Into How Successful Supply Chains Are Optimizing For Better Outcomes

Dirk Van Peteghem, Vice President, Healthcare Logistics Strategy, UPS

•    Key healthcare trends and their impact on medical logistics
•    Strategies revealed from the latest Pain in the Chain Supply Chain Survey
•    Disruptive innovation from supply chains that cannot be disrupted

 Dirk Van Peteghem
Dirk Van Peteghem
Vice President, Healthcare Logistics Strategy
UPS
Dirk Van Peteghem is responsible for the strategy and management of UPS’s portfolio of healthcare products. Dirk’s healthcare logistics product management team works to leverage UPS healthcare facilities, transportation, and technology networks as well as expertise in distribution, inventory management, and regulatory compliance for its customers.< ...[Read More]

12:05 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions

(Choose 2, 30 minutes each)

Sasha Koff, Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson

Carola Endicott, Vice President, Product Strategy, Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions

Jos Hanssen, Director, Logistics & Distribution, Ossur EMEA

Kiril Tzvetkov, Director, Global Supply Chain, Advanced Bionics

Brian Harrington, Director, Supply Chain, Prolacta Biosciences

David Bang, Chief Executive Officer, LifeConEx and Global Head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions, DHL

Gary Beck, ePay Solutions Executive, GHX

#1  Designing an Innovation Function in the Supply Chain to Drive Growth
Sasha Koff, Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Supply Chain, Johnson & Johnson

#2 
A Patient Driven Supply Network: Rethinking the Healthcare Supply Chain
Carola Endicott, Vice President, Product Strategy, Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions

#3  Brexit, Changes in the EU and the Implications for Logistics
Jos Hanssen, Director, Logistics & Distribution, Ossur EMEA

#4 Opportunities for Shortening Lead Times and Maintaining Service Levels
Kiril Tzvetkov, Director, Global Supply Chain, Advanced Bionics

#5 Overcoming the Challenges of Starting and Maintaining a Cold Chain Process
Brian Harrington, Director, Supply Chain, Prolacta Biosciences

#6  Gaining Supply Chain Visibility Through the Internet of Things
David Bang, Chief Executive Officer, LifeConEx and Global Head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions, DHL

#7 Achieving Transformational Change in Customer Payment Logistics

Gary Beck, ePay Solutions Executive, GHX

#8  Achieving Greater Accuracy in Inventory Audits and Cycle Counts


 Sasha Koff
Sasha Koff
Senior Director, Digital Strategy & Innovation, Supply Chain
Johnson & Johnson
Sasha Pailet Koff currently serves as the Senior Director of Strategy and Innovation for Johnson & Johnson’s Supply Chain.
Her role plays a critical function in helping to transform J&J’s Supply Chain into the best supply chain in the world. She is responsible for fostering innovative incubator environments where small groups can focus on a
...[Read More]

 Carola Endicott
Carola Endicott
Vice President, Product Strategy
Cardinal Health Inventory Management Solutions
As Vice President of Product Strategy, Carola Endicott leads a team that continuously delivers market-leading applications and services to healthcare providers and medical device manufacturers.  Previously, she served as VP Services and Operations for Cardinal Inventory Management Solutions, CIMS with responsibility for the account management, impl ...[Read More]

 Jos Hanssen
Jos Hanssen
Director, Logistics & Distribution
Ossur EMEA
Working for the Icelandic company Össur for as Distribution Director EMEA; responsible for 5 warehouses: Eindhoven/Manchester/Uppsala/Capetown/Porto Allegro.
Total span of control is 7 managers: 5 warehouse/operations manager; logistics engineer; material control manager.
Responsible and team-member of several key initiatives which ar
...[Read More]

Kiril Tzvetkov
Director, Global Supply Chain
Advanced Bionics

 Brian Harrington
Brian Harrington
Director, Supply Chain
Prolacta Biosciences
Mr. Harrington is rapidly approaching his twentieth year of professional service in supply chain management. Over these two decades he has performed just about every function within supply chain other than flying a plane or steering a boat. His industry experience includes medical devices, biologics, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and automotive value ...[Read More]

 David Bang
David Bang
Chief Executive Officer, LifeConEx and Global Head of DHL Temperature Management Solutions
DHL
David Bang was appointed LifeConEx CEO in 2007 after serving as a founding member and senior vice president of business development and implementation of LifeConEx when it launched as a supplier-neutral joint venture between two cargo powerhouses DHL Global Forwarding (DGF) and Lufthansa Cargo in 2005. Alongside LifeConEx’s top senior management te ...[Read More]

 Gary Beck
Gary Beck
ePay Solutions Executive
GHX
Gary Beck is well-recognized in the commercial payments industry for his three decades of innovative solutions and strategic leadership in sales, business development and exceptional results, particularly in the B2B arena.  He has continuously led significant endeavors at the executive level and has driven billions in new B2B volume for many high-p ...[Read More]

1:10 PM Lunch

Track A: Improving Inventory Management

2:10 PM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Interested in hosting these sessions at LogiMed? Talk to alicia.upchurch@wbresearch.com about thought leadership opportunities to be one of the most visible faces of the event.

Track B: Increasing Inventory Visibility and Optimizing and Temperature Control

Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Yolonda van Riel, Director, Strategic Accounts, Rhenus Contract Logistics

 Yolonda van Riel
Yolonda van Riel
Director, Strategic Accounts
Rhenus Contract Logistics
Yolonda has been in business development and supply chain for over 20 years with experience in medical devices, aerospace and nuclear research. Within Rhenus Contract Logistics, she is responsible for attracting medical device companies looking to outsource warehousing, distribution and order to cash services in the European market. Located in The ...[Read More]

Track A: Improving Inventory Management

2:20 PM Better Demand Planning: Leveraging Technology to Understand True Product Utilization

Steve Thompson, Director, Product and Service Development, Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services

ACA (Affordable Care Act) is shifting reimbursements from volume-based to value-based care, impacting manufacturers and providers who are both required to be more efficient and lower costs- more than ever before—without sacrificing patient outcomes. Managing supplies is critical to your bottom line, but how can you manage something you cannot see? Having a clear line of sight to product utilization data at the point of care is critical to drive operational efficiency.
Find out how:
•    Transparency downstream from point of manufacturer helps drive waste out of the supply chain, drive patient safety, while maintaining service levels
•    Understanding “true” utilization can help with better demand planning

 Steve Thompson
Steve Thompson
Director, Product and Service Development
Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services
Steve Thompson is Director, Strategic Solutions for Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services. Based in Dublin Ohio, he leads the team responsible for the development of supply chain solutions for medical product and device manufacturers to improve efficiencies and lower costs.

Since joining Cardinal Health in 2006, Thompson has
...[Read More]

Track B: Increasing Inventory Visibility and Optimizing and Temperature Control

Case Study | Addressing the Cold Chain Conundrum, Lessons Learned and New Discoveries

Cold chain approaches are always costly, and frequently wasteful. All too often there is an excess of packaging, the methods aren’t always environmentally friendly and customers might not be happy. Three and a half years ago, one company decided to scrap 14 year old technology for newer, more eco-friendly options and chase freight savings. While the team set out to address one problem, they found themselves introducing new variables and new problems. Hear the surprising results and lessons learned, including:
•    The complexity of introducing new technology
•    How to manage a new reverse logistics model
•    The ultimate economic benefit, was it worth it?

Track A: Improving Inventory Management

2:40 PM Panel Discussion | Keeping Up a Steady Pace of Inventory Reduction

Steve Adams, Director, Customer Solutions, Aptean

Jonathan Harrington, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Abbott Vascular

Ivan Lai, Director, Global Supply Chain, Stryker Neurovascular

Pratik Saraiya, Vice President, Supply Chain, K2M, Inc.

Reducing inventory and freeing up capital is fairly simple at the outset, but how do you move passed the low hanging fruit? How do you keep inventory low while keeping the level of order to delivery high? How do you get inventory closer to just in time?
Panelists will discuss:
•    How to find 10% reductions year over year
•    How to carry low amounts of inventory while maintaining service levels to the customer
•    Proven successes to improve cash health to reinvest in other opportunities

 Steve Adams
Steve Adams
Director, Customer Solutions
Aptean
Steve Adams is currently the Director of Customer Solutions for Aptean, which is a leading provider of mission critical enterprise software solutions. In this role he is responsible for Professional Services and Support for a number of Supply Chain products. For the last 20 or so years, Steve has been providing software solutions and services for l ...[Read More]

 Jonathan Harrington
Jonathan Harrington
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Abbott Vascular
Jonathan joined Abbott in 1996 in an Engineering capacity with Abbott Ireland. In 2003 Jonathan relocated to Abbott Park, Illinois where he initially worked as a program manager on the Hospira Spin off and then as a Business Excellence manager for Global Pharmaceutical Operations.

In November 2006 he relocated to Temecula California
...[Read More]

 Ivan Lai
Ivan Lai
Director, Global Supply Chain
Stryker Neurovascular
Currently the Director of Global Supply Chain at Stryker Neurovascular, Ivan is leading the organization through supply chain transformation, where they implemented a comprehensive IBP process with a fully integrated Product Lifecycle Management process.  Prior to Stryker, Ivan held leadership positions in St. Jude Medical and Abbott Vascular, wher ...[Read More]

 Pratik Saraiya
Pratik Saraiya
Vice President, Supply Chain
K2M, Inc.

Track B: Increasing Inventory Visibility and Optimizing and Temperature Control

Panel Discussion | Gaining Inventory Visibility to Reduce Costs and Increase Efficiency

Mark Hunter, Senior Director, Global Supply Chain, Luminex Corporation

Joe Mazzola, Regional Operations Manager, Arthrex

Kevin J. McPherson, Vice President, Healthcare Logistics, FedEx Supply Chain

Kulwant Sandhu, Supply Chain Director, St. Jude Medical

Deployed inventory is too often tangled in the webs of consignment in hospitals, trunk stock, distribution offices and central distribution centers. Disconnects with internal and external partners complicate the situation when in fact, all parties want the same thing! Hear from a diverse panel about the latest opportunities to:
•    Align parties internally around the common goal
•    Deploy and integrate technologies to support the business
•    Improve data management across the supply chain

 Mark Hunter
Mark Hunter
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Luminex Corporation
Mark Hunter is currently Sr. Director, Global Supply Chain at Luminex Corporation, based in Austin, Texas. He leads the supply chain functions of planning, sourcing, and logistics for Luminex’s operations in Austin, TX; Madison WI; and Toronto, Canada. Mark recently re-organized the supply chain teams away from a decentralized business unit focus i ...[Read More]

 Joe Mazzola
Joe Mazzola
Regional Operations Manager
Arthrex
Joe Mazzola joined Arthrex in July of 2014 where he is a Regional Field Operations Manager overseeing field operations in the Mid-Atlantic and throughout Canada.  Joe’s responsibilities include identifying and driving strategic inventory optimization processes at the corporate, regional, and agency levels.  Prior to joining Arthrex, Joe worked as a ...[Read More]

 Kevin J. McPherson
Kevin J. McPherson
Vice President, Healthcare Logistics
FedEx Supply Chain
As the Vice President of Healthcare Logistics for FedEx Supply Chain, Kevin J. McPherson is responsible for the growth, positioning and development of the healthcare team. In his role, Mr. McPherson focuses on and implements integrated solutions that provide unparalleled value to healthcare customers in both the pharmaceutical and medical device in ...[Read More]

 Kulwant Sandhu
Kulwant Sandhu
Supply Chain Director
St. Jude Medical
As the Director of Supply Chain, Kulwant works as a senior supply chain leader at St. Jude Medical’s MCS division to transform supply chain. This effort includes strategy to share supply chain best practices, co-develop supply chain products and services through best practices she learned through her experience in high tech and energy industry.  Sh ...[Read More]

Track A: Improving Inventory Management

3:20 PM Field Inventory Management Execution and Impact

Stephen Bradley, CEO, Medical Tracking Solutions

•    Field inventory goals and objectives
•    Implementation of a field inventory management solution
•    The results for sales, operations and the organization
•    Future opportunities within reach

 Stephen Bradley
Stephen Bradley
CEO
Medical Tracking Solutions
Mr. Bradley joined Medical Tracking Solutions, Inc. (d/b/a iTraycer) after 17 years of leadership at Stryker Corporation, a leader in the medical device industry. From 2011 through 2012, Mr. Bradley served as the Vice President of Kalamazoo Campus Operations, a 1,400 person manufacturing and sourcing organization supporting over $1.5 billion in cus ...[Read More]

Track B: Increasing Inventory Visibility and Optimizing and Temperature Control

Quickfire Solutions Showcase

Find out about two key new offerings during 10 minute segments in the all new LogiMed Quickfire Solutions Showcase.

Interested in showcasing your latest solutions in a quick fire session? Contact Alicia Upchurch, 646.200.7452 or alicia.upchurch@wbresearch.com

3:40 PM Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break In The LogiLounge

4:20 PM Successful Inventory Optimization Requires Coordinated Strategy, Initiatives and Metrics

Stephen Meyer, Research Director, Gartner

High inventory levels in the medical device industry are an irresistible target as companies strive to become more efficient with their working capital.  However, medical device inventory levels are less an indicator of lagging supply chain maturity than they are a reflection of expectations of customer service and risk exposure.  Medical device companies require a different approach to inventory than in other industries. Find out how you should:
•         Change how you craft your inventory strategy
•         Change how you approach inventory reduction projects
•         Change how you measure inventory

 Stephen Meyer
Stephen Meyer
Research Director
Gartner
Stephen Meyer is a Research Director in Gartner's Supply Chain group. Mr. Meyer joins Gartner with 19 years of experience in global Supply Chain Management roles in the Life Sciences, Chemical, and Retail industries. In his previous positions, he has had both functional and leadership responsibility for sourcing, procurement, planning/forecasting, ...[Read More]

4:40 PM Post M&A Success, Achieving Double Digit Growth and Double Digit Cost Reduction

Eric Huppi, Director, Loaned Inventory and US Transportation, Zimmer Biomet

Mergers are painful, but after the rollercoaster, they can open new opportunities. Zimmer Biomet took hold of this moment to roll out standardization across the platform as one combined company. The supply chain organization focused on engaging business partners and taking advantage of operational excellence through the channels, including marketing. Find out how the new business realized significant growth and cost reduction through:
•    Developing a reliable and cost effective operational plan
•    Algorithms to guide product launch
•    Direct manufacturer engagement to providers

 Eric Huppi
Eric Huppi
Director, Loaned Inventory and US Transportation
Zimmer Biomet

5:00 PM Guest Speaker | Embracing Disruption, Opportunities in Blockchain to Advance the Healthcare Industry

Ryan Singer, Chief Executive Officer, Blockchain Health Co.

Until recently, Bitcoin and the technology behind it, Blockchain, has mainly been used in the financial industry for payments. But Blockchain has the potential to be so much more! It can provide the ultimate lineage, just what we’re looking for in supply chain! Ryan Singer, an established Bitcoin leader recently founded Blockchain Health to allow users to share health data with researchers through a platform built on the Blockchain to have an audit trail for sensitive health data. With a keen understanding of the pressures on the current healthcare system and the changes of delivery of care and billing, Ryan is looking to harness technology as transactions become more driven by users and networks decentralize. Ryan will shed light on:
•    Successes in Blockchain activities for clinical trial data
•    Savings that can be achieved through use of the Blockchain
•    How the Blockchain can support sensitive medical supply chain data

 Ryan Singer
Ryan Singer
Chief Executive Officer
Blockchain Health Co.

5:20 PM Cardinal Health Saloon Reception

After a jam packed day of informative sessions and networking, meet up for drinks at the watering hole during the Cardinal Health Saloon Reception. Get your fill of barbeque at the BBQ smoker and make your own s’mores at the s’mores bar. There will even be a Longhorn for photo opportunities, bring your team!

6:20 PM Conclusion Of Day One