LogiPharma 2017 US

October 04-October 06, 2017

Westin Philadelphia, PA

Contact: 1.888.482.6012

Building the Supply Chain of the Future and Partnering for End-to-End Visibility

07:45 AM - 08:40 AM Breakfast

08:40 AM - 08:45 AM Welcome Remarks

Marissa Alvord, Executive Director, LogiPharma USA


Marissa Alvord

Executive Director
LogiPharma USA

08:45 AM - 09:00 AM Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Interested in showcasing thought leadership as Chairperson? Contact Seth Evans at 646-200-7481 or seth.evans@wbresearch.com to find out about how to get involved as emcee.

09:00 AM - 09:40 AM Panel Discussion | Fostering Stronger Collaborative Relationships Across the Supply Chain

Michael Daly, Senior Director, Supply Chain, Eagle Pharmaceuticals Jeff Simmons, Supply Chain Lead, Pfizer
End-to-end collaboration models are on the rise and robust partnerships across the supply chain are critical for inventory management, visibility, 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:
Challenges hospitals and pharmacies experience when ordering and how industry can better support
Inventory management challenges and opportunities to improve
How complexities are being managed


Michael Daly

Senior Director, Supply Chain
Eagle Pharmaceuticals

Jeff Simmons

Supply Chain Lead

09:40 AM - 10:00 AM Bayer Case Study | Developing Relationships Using Effective Governance Models With Suppliers to Ensure Reliable End-to-End Compliance

Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America Head , Bayer
Forming strong relationships and governance with external partners is of tremendous importance, particularly with CMOs as ultimately pharmaceutical manufacturers are responsible for the product. Bayer has put a strong focus on governance models with external partners, including CMOs to ensure compliance. Luiz Barberini, Operations Manager, External Manufacturing Latin America Head at Bayer will shed light on how Bayer’s external relationship governance model adds value to the business.
Hear insights including:
Some of the Brazilian logistics roadblocks
How to establish a trustful relationship with a CMO to guarantee a compliant, competitive and reliable supply
Lessons learned and next steps


Luiz Barberini

Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America Head

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM Case Study Revolution | Fostering Relationships With Suppliers to Ensure Compliance

10:15 AM - 10:35 AM Case Study | Achieving End-to-End Supply Chain Transformation

Rakesh Shah, Supply Chain Management Director, Merck Serono
A complete supply chain transformation can be a daunting task, where should you start? Rakesh Shah, Director, APAC (South East Asia), Pakistan & Frontier Markets, Supply Network Operations at Merck Serono kept several aspects in mind while setting the overall objectives for supply chain transformation. From cross-functional collaboration and working with VUCA leadership to define and adopt value concepts, Rakesh will shed light on which areas to focus on, metrics for success and more.
Find out core areas for transformation, including:
•Mapping to short and long-term business strategy
•Inventory rationalization to improve working capital
•Driving process innovation and automation


Rakesh Shah

Supply Chain Management Director
Merck Serono

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM Morning Refreshment Break

A lot of care goes into new product planning in the US, but as it moves into new geographies, are you confident that the infrastructures can handle the security and temperature requirements of products? How can you take advantage of quickly growing emerging markets without sacrificing product safety and integrity? How do you handle the mix of biologics and small molecules in emerging markets to meet their needs? How can you optimize small molecule distribution in emerging markets? How can you easily address the unique challenges of country specific labeling requirements?
Panelists will discuss:
Product segmentation in different markets at different phases of commercialization
How to expand the market to other regions and overcome regulatory barriers in a cost effective way
Handling market access sites and identifying patients in emerging markets


Marcelo Coutu

Director, Global Logistics Services
Bristol Myers Squibb

Luiz Barberini

Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America Head

Rakesh Shah

Supply Chain Management Director
Merck Serono

Stephen Rahaim

Director, Health Markets and Behavior Change, Health Practice
Palladium Group

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM Workshop | Building Next Generation Supply Chain Talent to Safeguard the Supply Chain

Dave Malenfant, Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Texas Christian University
The demands of supply chain are quickly changing and the pharma industry in particular is lagging when it comes to supply chain talent. Supply chain leaders must be flexible and agile with an innate ability to adapt to new technologies and an ability to speak multiple functional languages. As Baby Boomers retire, there is a gap to have the right balance between millennial talent and seasoned professionals. How do you build next generation supply chain leaders? What skillsets are needed in to be a successful supply chain leader?
This interactive session will cover:
Key traits and skillsets needed in next generation supply chain leaders
How to develop relationships with academia to build career succession
How to develop core talent and operating models to navigate digital evolution


Dave Malenfant

Director, Center for Supply Chain Innovation
Texas Christian University

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch

1:45 PM - 11:59 PM Conclusion of LogiPharma USA – See you next year!

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