LogiMed US 2017

March 07 - 09, 2017

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


Partnering to Cost Optimize the Supply Chain and Provide High Levels of Service

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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For All Attendees

7:30 AM Breakfast In The LogiLounge

Invitation Only

Women In Supply Chain Breakfast

8:30 AM Welcome 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]

8:35 AM Ice Breaker

8:45 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Dave Malenfant, Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Texas Christian University

 Dave Malenfant
Dave Malenfant
Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Texas Christian University

9:00 AM Fireside Chat | Building Out a Customer Focused Supply Chain

Moderated By:
Stephen Meyer
, Research Director, Gartner

Dennis Black, Director, e-Business, BD

Chris Lynch, Vice President, Global Service & Logistics, Acelity

While supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, they are also becoming more customer centric than ever before. How can you provide segmented service instead of one size fits all? How can customer experience groups best interface with hospitals? How can you make the supply chain more convenient for the customer? Hear lessons learned and insights into how two organizations have aligned with customers, including how to:
•    Understand how value is defined by customers
•    Appeal to the broader hospital and not just individual doctors
•    Remove waste and realize efficiencies 

 Dennis Black
Dennis Black
Director, e-Business
Dennis Black is currently Director, e-Business for Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD).  Dennis has over 25 years of experience within the medical device industry and has worked in a variety of different roles.  He is currently part of the BD Solutions Group and is developing and implementing solutions related to supply chain processes, the implemen ...[Read More]

 Chris Lynch
Chris Lynch
Vice President, Global Service & Logistics
Chris Lynch is the Vice President of Global Service, Logistics & Technical Repair for Acelity, a leading global wound care and regenerative medicine company based in San Antonio, TX. He is an accomplished, results‐oriented executive who has had the opportunity to work in a variety of industries (medical, consumer goods, insurance) and companies (GE ...[Read More]

Moderated By:

 Stephen Meyer
Stephen Meyer
Research Director
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]

9:30 AM Panel Discussion | Fostering Stronger Collaborative Relationships Across the Supply Chain

Pamela L. Bryant, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Hanger, Inc.

Kevin Coleman, Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions, DSC Logistics

Stephen Downey, Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Consumer Electronics Vertical, GEODIS

Howard Mitchell, Director, Distribution Operations, Medtronic

End-to-end collaboration models are on the rise and robust partnerships across the supply chain are critical for inventory management, reducing inefficiencies and realizing cost savings. Geo-political situations are becoming increasingly complex, regulations are shifting and cost sensitivity is at an all time high. How can you develop deeper relationships with partners to support your business now and into the future?
Panelists will discuss:
•    When and how to utilize centralized distribution
•    Partnering to support an expanding manufacturing footprint beyond BRIC markets
•    New and upcoming opportunities for collaboration

 Pamela L. Bryant
Pamela L. Bryant
Chief Supply Chain Officer
Hanger, Inc.
Pamela Bryant has more than 15 years of experience leading large-scale supply chain organizations in the healthcare industry. She joined Hanger, Inc. in March 2016 as the company's Chief Supply Chain Officer. Prior to joining Hanger, Pamela worked at Baylor Scott & White Health, where she most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Supply ...[Read More]

 Kevin Coleman
Kevin Coleman
Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions
DSC Logistics
Kevin joined DSC in 2002 as Director, Strategic Partnerships. He was a vital contributor in elevating the Strategic Partnership role and strengthening DSC’s customer relationship management process. In 2009, Kevin was promoted to Senior Director, Customer Solutions. He led the development of comprehensive solutions by building a Solutions team with ...[Read More]

 Stephen Downey
Stephen Downey
Senior Vice President, Healthcare & Consumer Electronics Vertical
Stephen Downey serves as Senior Vice President of GEODIS’ Healthcare and Consumer Electronics teams, lending his significant healthcare logistics and operations expertise helping to solve supply chain challenges facing our customers in the healthcare industry. Stephen’s background includes roles in multiple aspects of supply chain operations, sales ...[Read More]

 Howard Mitchell
Howard Mitchell
Director, Distribution Operations
Howard Mitchell is a graduate of Southern Illinois University. He has over 30 years’ experience within the transportation, operations, and logistics fields.  However, Howard’s first career began after college when he was drafted into baseball’s minor league playing for the San Francisco Giants Organization from 1975-1980.  Howard worked in Chicago, ...[Read More]

10:10 AM Panel Revolution | Overcoming Common Roadblocks to Stronger Collaboration

10:25 AM Partnering for Successful Product Launches and Improving Lifecycle Management

Dave Bode, Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics

Too frequently new product launches experience a range of delays at different stages, ultimately creating a squeeze on supply chain executives just before launch. How can supply chain organizations elevate the importance of supply chain management in people’s minds? How can you partner with R&D and commercial teams to deliver results? How can you drive the go-to-market strategy in the most cost effective way?
Find out:
•         Determining appropriate consignment levels and adoption rate
•         How to determine how much safety stock to carry and what to use for initial shelf stock
•         Best practices for getting lifecycle management right

 Dave Bode
Dave Bode
Vice President, Health Care Solutions
DSC Logistics
Dave Bode is the Vice President of Health Care Solutions for DSC Logistics. He is responsible for the growth and overall performance of DSC’s Health Care business. He is also DSC’s executive team leader for all health care customer relationships. Dave has held sales, marketing and operations leadership roles in health care for 24 years. Before DSC, ...[Read More]

10:45 AM Morning Refreshment Break In The LogiLounge

11:25 AM Panel Discussion | Collaborating Across the Chain to Remove the Pain in Consignment Inventory

Steve Kiewiet, Vice President, Supply Chain Operations, BJC HealthCare

Volker Schulz, Operating Vice President, Orthopedics, Owens & Minor

Dutch Vandersand, Director, Supply Chain, Integra Life Sciences

Amy Webb, Corporate Director, Supply Chain Services, FMOL Health System

Consignment continues to be a pain point for both manufacturers and providers, and it’s not going to go away. Once the inventory is in the hospital, there is limited visibility. It can often disappear or doesn’t get billed, creating huge inefficiencies.  Frequently there is more inventory in the pipeline than will be used during the life of the product and there are huge liabilities to manufacturers if products expire, and 99% of hospitals have expired products on their shelves. How can manufacturers and providers remove these inefficiencies?
Panelists will discuss:
•    Promising technologies that provide traceability
•    Middle-pathways for manufacturers to gain visibility and control while ensuring providers have products
•    Gaining visibility into lead times for surgeries
•    How to get ahead of the curve before personalized medicine becomes the norm

 Steve Kiewiet
Steve Kiewiet
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations
BJC HealthCare
As vice president of supply chain operations for BJC HealthCare, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health care organizations, Steve Kiewiet leads an operations network consisting of more than 170 people across the 13-hospital system. He is also an executive lead for logistics/distribution design on a 10-year Washington University Medical Center ...[Read More]

 Volker Schulz
Volker Schulz
Operating Vice President, Orthopedics
Owens & Minor
Volker Schulz comes to us today from Owens & Minor, where he manages orthopedics, the tip of the spear in O&M's overarching shift into supply chain services, and physician preference items in particular.  His special focus is the design and implementation of new end-to-end business models that revolve around the point of care and require a closed l ...[Read More]

 Dutch Vandersand
Dutch Vandersand
Director, Supply Chain
Integra Life Sciences
David "Dutch" Vandersand has 17+ years’ experience building and leading Supply Chain teams, along with managing Customer Service, Operations, and Quality. Currently he is leading the Orthopedic Supply Chain for Integra LifeSciences, helping integrate and automate their multi-country supply chain. Dutch has a passion for building customer focused te ...[Read More]

 Amy Webb
Amy Webb
Corporate Director, Supply Chain Services
FMOL Health System
Amy Webb has twenty three years of supply chain leadership experience in healthcare. Her current responsibilities include: purchasing, hospital logistics, supply chain process improvement, MMIS, and consolidated distribution center. Amy has also led supply chain system implementations and centralization of supply chain services and most recently im ...[Read More]

12:05 PM Leveraging RFID Technology to Automate Medical Device & Field Inventory Management

Joe Pleshek, President and Chief Executive Officer, Terso Solutions

Managing field inventory of medical implants and supplies is a growing challenge, from not knowing where products are in the field and ensuring accurate billing, to meeting regulatory compliance guidelines and customer expectations. The traditional, manual way of managing field inventory and medical devices is unnecessarily complex and inefficient. RFID technology offers the opportunity to solve in-field inventory problems, making sure that field representatives have the right products when needed through real-time product visibility, while also ensuring compliance, reducing shrinkage, and streamlining inventory management.
Learn how:
•         An automated mobile case solution can expedite the entire consignment sales process
•         Understand how to integrate RFID technology with existing inventory management applications
•         To simplify the entire chain of custody from point of manufacture to point of use

 Joe Pleshek
Joe Pleshek
President and Chief Executive Officer
Terso Solutions
Since joining Terso in 2007, Joe Pleshek has overseen rapid growth for the company providing overall strategic direction and financial management for the business as well as managing day-to-day operations. He has worked closely with Terso’s clients in the Healthcare and Life Science markets to drive business value through Terso’s RAIN RFID-enabled ...[Read More]

12:25 PM Interactive Roundtable Discussions

(Choose 2, 30-minutes each)

Rich Parkyn, Director, US Operations, Ossur Americas

Sandra LeClerc, Director Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific

Fred Crans, Supply Chain Healthcare Consultant, Sedlak

Ames Gross, President, Pacific Bridge Medical

Ruben Taborda, Vice President, Enterprise Hospital Customers, Johnson & Johnson

Daniel Johnson, Account Manager, Fortna

#1  Achieving World-Class Safety in End-to-End Global Operations
Rich Parkyn, Director, US Operations, Ossur Americas

#2  Planning for New Product Introductions to Meet Commercial Demand
Sandra LeClerc, Director, Global Supply Chain, Boston Scientific

#3 3PL Collaboration and Selection in the Dynamic Healthcare Supply Chain:  Planning for Capacity Ahead of Need

Fred Crans, Supply Chain Healthcare Consultant, Sedlak

#4  Sourcing Medical Device Components and Products in Asia

Ames Gross, President, Pacific Bridge Medical

#5  The Final Mile, Improving Efficiency Through New Standards
Ruben Taborda, Vice President, Enterprise Hospital Customers,

#6  M&A Readiness, Ensuring Your Supply Chain Organization is Ready to Support M&A
Daniel Johnson, Account Manager, Fortna

#7  Onboarding a Reverse Logistics Strategy to Reduce Costs and Improve Service

 Rich Parkyn
Rich Parkyn
Director, US Operations
Ossur Americas
Rich Parkyn is a manufacturing and operations professional with over 23 years’ experience in leading companies to improve safety, quality, service and profitability.  Rich is a Distribution Director for Ossur Inc., a medical device company with global operations in Iceland, US, EMEA, and Asia.  Rich also leads the initiative to improve employee saf ...[Read More]

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]

 Fred Crans
Fred Crans
Supply Chain Healthcare Consultant
Fred Crans is a strategic business leader with extensive experience in the healthcare industry, as an executive and consultant. He has expertise in a complement of operational improvement, materials management, distribution, strategic leadership and establishment of key corporate customer relationships – namely within the national medical and healt ...[Read More]

 Ames Gross
Ames Gross
Pacific Bridge Medical
Mr. Gross founded Pacific Bridge Medical in 1988 and has helped hundreds of medical companies with sourcing, business development and regulatory issues in Asia. He is recognized nationally and internationally as a leader in the Asian medical markets. In 2008, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD&DI) magazine named Mr. Gross one of the top 100 ...[Read More]

 Ruben Taborda
Ruben Taborda
Vice President, Enterprise Hospital Customers
Johnson & Johnson
As Senior Director, Supply Chain customer solutions, Ruben is responsible for development and deployment of Supply Chain Customer Solutions to improve the customer experience with the top tier Medical Devices hospital customers in the United States (top 260 customers).  

Ruben was recently the Enterprise customer team leader for top
...[Read More]

 Daniel Johnson
Daniel Johnson
Account Manager
Daniel Johnson is an Account Manager with Fortna, a supply chain consulting firm and MHE integrator. His experience in supply chain spans across medical supplies, pharma, retail, food and beverage, animal supplies, 3PLs, and industrial parts distributor. As an Industrial Engineer by education, a majority of his career has involved process improveme ...[Read More]

1:30 PM Lunch

2:30 PM Panel Discussion | Advancing Demand Planning and Achieving Greater Forecasting Accuracy

Anthony Manganaro, Head of Supply Chain, bioMerieux

Irene Zhou, Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning, Grifols Diagnostics Solutions

Many companies continue to struggle with over forecasting and in some cases, products don’t move as well as anticipated. How can you better forecast manufacturing with what sales actually does? What kinds of metrics will allow you to measure the health of your forecast?
Panelists will discuss:
•    Forecast metrics and standardization across the business
•    Opportunities from people and process perspectives to mature demand planning
•    The latest forecasting tips and tricks to mature the program and increase accuracy

 Anthony Manganaro
Anthony Manganaro
Head of Supply Chain
Tony Manganaro is the Americas Head of Supply Chain for bioMerieux.  He is responsible for all planning, forecasting and logistics activities North and South America.  Mr Manganaro has been a catalyst for investment in supply chain capabilities and part of a leadership team working to re-engineer the global supply chain to become a customer focused ...[Read More]

 Irene Zhou
Irene Zhou
Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning
Grifols Diagnostics Solutions
Irene Zhou is a Senior Manager, Supply Chain Planning, at Grifols Diagnostics Solutions based in Emeryville, CA.  Irene has over 24 years of experience in planning, forecasting and S&OP management.  Prior to joining Grifols (formerly Novartis and Chiron) 15 years ago in the US, Irene worked at DuPont China for over 9 years as a Supply Chain Manager ...[Read More]

3:10 PM Case Study | Partnering to Drive Value, Aligning Systems and Processes With Customers

Chet Damania, Senior Manager, Customer Solutions, Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Rick Desmarais, Director, Global JJOS Deployment Leader, Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.

Within a supply chain, understanding demand is a highly complex challenge that requires sophisticated and accurate data, as well as trust and transparency among all participants – from supplier, to distributor, to clinicians and patients at the hospital. These challenges sparked a highly successful collaboration between Intermountain Healthcare and JJHCS. Developed initially to help reduce stock-outs, the ongoing partnership has not only improved efficiencies at the distribution level, but also enhanced trust among partners and promoted integrity in the supply chain.
Gain insights and success stories from this collaboration, including:
•    Reducing stock-outs and improving end-to-end customer service and operational efficiency
•    Proactive approaches to data gathering and implementation
•    Shedding light on and correcting historical supply chain habits, including stockpiling

 Chet Damania
Chet Damania
Senior Manager, Customer Solutions
Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.

 Rick Desmarais
Rick Desmarais
Director, Global JJOS Deployment Leader
Johnson & Johnson HealthCare Systems, Inc.

3:30 PM Case Study Revolution | Driving Value and Improving Customer Service

3:45 PM Afternoon Refreshment Break In The LogiLounge

4:25 PM Voice of the Customer | Keeping Ahead of Current and Future Healthcare Trends

Richard Bagley, Director, Supply Chain Commercialization, Intermountain Healthcare

It’s common knowledge that the ACA and exchanges are changing the healthcare landscape, but how are these changes affecting suppliers? What do financials look like within hospitals? How does this shape supply chain decision making and behaviors? Richard Bagley, Director, Supply Chain Commercialization, Intermountain Healthcare will share practical insights about current and upcoming healthcare trends and how they are shaping supply chain decisions.
Consider how to transform your supply chain to handle:
•         Economics and changes from the ACA
•         The emerging value-oriented care continuum
•         Population health paradigm shift
•         Regulatory impacts of data requirements

 Richard Bagley
Richard Bagley
Director, Supply Chain Commercialization
Intermountain Healthcare
As the Director of Supply Chain Business Development, Richard works as a senior supply chain leader at Intermountain Healthcare to deliver the supply chain triple aim of ‘Becoming a Model’.  This effort includes our strategy to share supply chain best practices, co-develop supply chain products and services through our commercial partner Intalere.  ...[Read More]

4:55 PM LogiMixer Reception

We’re bringing in mixologists to help you relax and unwind after your second day at LogiMed! Join us outside on the Shady Grove for tacos and fun cocktails. Reconnect with old friends and meet new contacts as you take in the beauty of the serene resort.

6:00 PM Conclusion Of Day Two