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BIOPHARMA Executives Summit, 6th BSMA Annual Conference: Look Who Is Confirmed to Speak

Foster City, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2013

The world’s leading community of biopharma supply chain management professionals will come together at the SUMMIT on October 8 in Foster City, California to address innovations in supply chain management, serialization and ePedigree, global clinical supply and operations, Big Data and analytics, global and domestic distribution, information technology and government compliance.

Conference theme: "Managing Governmental Compliance for Global Quality, Safety & Reliability"

The Advisory Board of BSMA invites you to participate:
Chris Horan, VP, Supply Chain, Region North America, Genentech-Roche
Dave Malefant, VP, Global Supply Chain, Alcon Laboratories
Kevin Pegels, VP, Global Supply Chain, Bayer Healthcare-Biotech
Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain & Procurement Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories
Mahender Singh Research Director, Center for Transportation & Logistics, MIT
Nancy Nix, Former Director, Executive MBA Program, Professor, Texas Christian University
Paul Anderson, VP, Global Procurement, Life Technologies
Phil Kaminsky, Chairman School of IE & OR, UC Berkeley
Richard Dawe, Professor, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University
Rob Tenerowicz, VP, Supply Chain Management, Bio-Marin Pharmaceuticals
Shankar Suryanarayan, Executive Director, Baxter Healthcare

Here's who's speaking:
KEYNOTE: Virginia Herold, Executive Officer, CA Board of Pharmacy
Alan Wells, VP, Diagnostics Lab Operations, Life Technologies
Bethany Hoover Dalton, Associate Director, Supply Chain Integrity, BioMarin
Bill Coakley, Director, Supply Chain Planning, BioMarin
Dirk Rodgers, Found, RxTrace
Douglas Wettergren, Regional Sales Manager, Envirotainer
Friedleim Lotz, Partner & Audit Leader, Global Risk Management AG
Gary Hutchinson, CEO, Modality
Jim Latimer, Sr. Director, Purchasing & Supply Management, Elan Pharmaceuticals
Kevin Pegels, VP, Global Supply Chain, BayerHealthcare-Biotech
Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain & Procurement Leader, Bio-Rad Labs
Mark Ginestro, Partner, Clarkston Consulting
Mike Crowell, Sr. Director, Verinata
Leon Wyszkowski, VP & GM, North America Operations, Fisher Clinical Services
Paul Anderson, VP, Global Procurement, Life Technologies
Richard Dawe, Professor, Ageno School of Business, Golden Gate University
Rob Tenerowicz, VP, Supply Chain Management, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals
Shabbir Dahod, CEO, Tracelink
Shankar Suryanarayanan, Executive Director, Baxter
Steve Tadevich, Director, Product Serialization Technologies, McKesson
Susanne Sommerville, VP, Supply Chain, Region North America, Genentech-Roche
Wayne McDonnell, Director of Advisory, PwC

Here's what they're speaking about:
“CA ePedigree 2015: Getting Prepared for 2015”
PANEL: “Serialization: Understanding Compliance in the Ecosystem”
“Regulations: FDA Update”
“Serialization: The Supply Chain Imperative”
“Track and Trace: Monitoring Global Supply Sources”
PANEL: “Industry 360° - Advancing the Efficacy and Integrity of the Global Supply Chain”
“Big Data and Analytics: Discovery to Commercialization to Distribution of a Drug”
“Supply Chain Risk Evaluation & Mitigation in a Virtual Supply Chain”
PANEL: “Sourcing Suppliers from Emerging Market: Leveraging for Competitive Edge”
“Strategic Management of Suppliers: Maintaining Efficient Manufacturing Operations”
PANEL: “Clinical Operations Management: Collaboration among Stakeholders for Results”
“Clinical Operations Management: Innovations for Efficiency and Accountability!”
“System Solution for Planning Clinical Operations”
“Delivering Global Clinical Operations Services Cost-effectively and Reliably”
“Technologies Driving Clinical Operations Productivity and Lead Time Reduction”
PANEL: “Strategic Management of Suppliers: Maintaining Efficient Manufacturing Operations for Reliable Distribution”
“Emerging Markets: The Lessons Learned and a Road Map for Entry!”
PANEL:" Ensuring Temperature-Controlled Pathway for Safety, Quality and Compliance"
“Cold Chain and Temperature-controlled Distribution: Meeting Emerging and Domestic Market Requirements”
PANEL: “Molecular Diagnostics Industry Challenges and Solutions: Collaborating for Efficiency and Growth”
“Molecular Diagnostics Testing: Adopting SCM Practices for Increased Growth & Profit”
“ERP System Adoption in Small and Mid-Sized Companies”

Who SHOULD Attend?

  • Professionals responsible for supply chain, strategic sourcing, purchasing, forecasting and planning, clinical supplies and operations, manufacturing, warehouse operations, logistics and risk management in the biotech, biopharma, medical devices and related industries
  • Producers of healthcare products and service providers
  • Purchasers of those products – wholesalers, distributors and group purchasing groups

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Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA), 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 medical diagnostics testing industries. The Alliance provides a forum for collaboration, learning and best practice sharing of practitioners, executives and thought leaders in these uniquely demanding industries.

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