March 07 - 09, 2017
Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort and Spa, Lost Pines, Austin
The AdvaMed Purchasing Group (APG) is a member-driven consortium that leverages the buying power of the entire AdvaMed membership to secure competitive contracts with trusted suppliers in laboratory services, facilities and office support, human resources and finance, and data and communications.
APG vets suppliers and negotiates contracts to help member companies save time, reduce procurement costs and increase efficiency. Over time, APG will use member feedback to refine existing programs and add new suppliers to best meet the specific purchasing needs of AdvaMed members.
Medical technology companies large and small can buy with confidence through APG supplier programs, which are carefully selected based on the following: product offerings; quality; service and price; and commitment to supporting the medical technology industry.
Access to and participation in APG is an added benefit to AdvaMed membership, and there are no minimum purchasing requirements.
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DHL is the leading global brand in the logistics industry. Our DHL family of divisions offer an unrivalled portfolio of logistics services ranging from national and international parcel delivery, e-commerce shipping and fulfillment solutions, international express, road, air and ocean transport to industrial supply chain management. With about 340,000 employees in more than 220 countries and territories worldwide, DHL connects people and businesses securely and reliably, enabling global trade flows. With specialized solutions for growth markets and industries including technology, life sciences and healthcare, energy, automotive and retail, a proven commitment to corporate responsibility and an unrivalled presence in developing markets, DHL is decisively positioned as “The logistics company for the world”. DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL Group. The Group generated revenues of more than 59 billion euros in 2015.
Within the Life Sciences and Healthcare sector, DHL focuses on Delivering Healthcare to the World by providing logistics services for pharmaceutical and medical devices manufacturers, as well clinical trials and research organizations, wholesale and distributors, and hospitals and healthcare providers. As the leading logistics provider, DHL serves customers globally through its 4,900 sector-dedicated employees, including 150 pharmacists. For freight needs, DHL Global Forwarding offers an air and ocean freight network spanning 150+ countries and 90+ life sciences-certified stations. This includes the DHL Air Thermonet network and hubs strategically located in Panama, Istanbul, Dubai, and Singapore. For warehousing and distribution needs, DHL Supply Chain has 160+ GDP-qualified warehouses in 43 countries with over 1.9 million square meters of space, 20+ clinical trials depots and 15+ GMP-certified sites. For parcels and express deliveries, DHL Express provides a time-definite international (TDI) express network covering 220 countries and territories and life sciences-qualified DHL Medical Express services in 70+ countries.
Founded in 2000, E2open provides the largest and most comprehensive Supply Chain Operating Network, including a broad suite of collaborative supply chain solutions. Leading global enterprises rely on E2open to provide greater end-to-end visibility, more accurate data and insights, and real-time business process orchestration across complex, multi-enterprise trading partner networks.
At FIDELITONE, we help clients earn customer loyalty through supply chain management and specialized services in last mile delivery, inbound materials management, order fulfillment, service parts management and transportation. We manage resources, create right-fit solutions and optimize supply chain processes to advance our clients’ business performance and profitability. At every step and in every service, FIDELITONE employees focus on the touch points that safeguard our clients’ brands and keep their customers coming back.
For over 70 years, Fortna® has partnered with the world’s top brands across all industries including life sciences – companies like McKesson, Medline, and Resmed – helping them improve their distribution operations and transform their businesses. Companies with complex distribution operations trust Fortna to help them meet customer promises and competitive challenges profitably. Fortna helps companies balance optimizing distribution operations for speed and cost with complying with increasingly complex regulatory requirements.
We are a professional services firm built on a promise – we develop a solid business case for change and hold ourselves accountable to those results. Our expertise spans supply chain strategy, distribution center operations, material handling, supply chain systems, organizational excellence, and warehouse control software. www.fortna.com
GHX is driving costs out of healthcare with cloud-based supply chain management technology and services. GHX offers healthcare providers, suppliers, and other healthcare participants a neutral and open electronic exchange that delivers procurement and accounts payable automation, electronic payment processing, contract and inventory management, vendor credentialing and management, business intelligence and other supply chain-related tools and services.
Today we are expanding our solutions into the implantable device supply chain and purchased services, further enhancing data management and allowing the integration of clinical and business systems to help customers realize even more savings. We don’t shift costs, we help eliminate them, so within the GHX Global Network, hospitals stay focused on delivering quality care and suppliers can keep creating new life-saving products for patients.
Our core mission at GHX is to enable better patient care and billions in savings for the healthcare community by maximizing automation, efficiency and accuracy of business processes.
Offering the industry’s only concurrent planning solution, Kinaxis is helping organizations around the world revolutionize their supply chain planning. Kinaxis RapidResponse, our cloud-based supply chain management software, connects your data, processes and people into a single harmonious environment. With a consolidated view of the entire supply chain, you can plan expected performance, monitor progress and respond to disconnects when reality hits. RapidResponse lets you know sooner and act faster, leading to reduced decision latency, and improved operational and financial performance. We can prove it. From implementation to expansion, we’re here to help our customers with every step of their supply chain journey.
Millstone is a leading provider to the world’s top OEMs with a mission of fulfilling the obligation they have to the patient by providing a perfect product - on time, every time. Millstone has over 15 years of experience in organizing the chaos of outsourced supply chains. Operating three environmentally controlled and strategically located facilities in the U.S., Millstone offers clean room packaging, medical device specific warehousing, distribution, loaner kit management, instrument refurbishment, advanced inspection and reverse logistics services. With an unparalleled focus on quality, Millstone Medical is the partner you can trust with your post-manufacturing needs.
Pacific Bridge Medical (PBM) was founded in 1988 to help international medtech companies solve their most complex problems while doing business in Asia. Since our founding, PBM has assisted hundreds of medtech companies with Asian sourcing, business development and regulatory issues in Asia. One of our main services includes identifying the right Asian suppliers and conducting QA audits at these suppliers’ Asian factories.
In addition to our expert staff in the Washington, D.C. area, we have our own offices in China, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. We also work with strategic affiliates throughout Asia, each of which has been carefully selected for its expertise and track record of successfully assisting international medical companies in Asia.
Since 1996, Simpler has worked closely with clients to foster an organizational culture that continuously seeks out opportunities to make improvements, and help to stimulate business-impacting results. With its proprietary Simpler Business System®, Simpler has helped clients to implement lean transformations across a wide range of industries. Simpler Consulting was acquired by Truven Health Analytics, an IBM company, in 2014. Truven Health Analytics™ was acquired by IBM in 2016 to help form a new business, Watson Health.
Smartrac is the world’s leading supplier of RFID products and IoT solutions, providing both ready-made and customized offerings, suitable for a large number of applications. Smartrac makes products smart, and enables businesses to identify, authenticate, track and complement product offerings. The company’s portfolio is used in a wide array of applications: supply chain management, logistics and more. Leveraging its global R&D, production and sales network, Smartrac combines physical products with its Internet of Things platform Smart Cosmos, empowering the ecosystem of connected things. Smartrac has its registered headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. For more information, visit www.smartrac-group.com, www.smart-cosmos.com
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