September 05 - 06, 2018
Hilton Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, PA
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Vice President, Supply Chain
Director, Supply Chain
Executive Director, Regional Supply North America
Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America Head
Director, Global Logistics Services
Bristol Myers Squibb
Marcelo has 20 years experience in the health care and consumer/ high tech industries with Bristol-Myers Squibb and other Fortune 500 companies. He has held management positions in the areas of logistics, operations, supply chain planning, customer service and international trade both in North and South America. His current role at BMS is Regional Director, Global Logistics Services responsible for distribution strategy, logistics compliance, 3PL management, best practices implementation and customer service. Marcelo holds an MBA from Thunderbird, School of Global Management and a Certificate in Logistics Management from Georgia Institute of Technology.
Head of IT, Global Supply Chain
Associate Director, Logistics Supply Chain
Vice President, Supply Chain and Technical Operations
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc
Vice President, Materials Management
Bill Mosser is Vice President Supply Chain Services at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. FMOLHS is comprised of five hospitals and many non-acute care entities with $600 million in annual supply and services spend. Prior to joining FMOLHS, Bill served in similar roles at Temple University Health System in Philadelphia, PA, and Lehigh Valley Health System in Allentown, PA. He has served in healthcare supply chain and information systems leadership and consulting roles for 25 years, with extensive involvement in EHCR, SMI, AHRMM, and other industry groups. He started his career and served 17 years in Information Systems and Supply Chain leadership roles at Mack Trucks, Inc.
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Director, Serialization Technology
Kevan MacKenzie is the Director, Serialization Technology in the Information Technology Group at McKesson Corporation. His responsibilities include McKesson’s initiatives in DSCSA, serialization, traceability, barcode identification and supply chain security. He works closely with the McKesson DC Operations Team and Corporate Government Affairs. Kevan holds an MBA from Auckland University, New Zealand.
Merck & Co
Richard Codner is Executive Director of Distribution and Logistics for Europe at Merck & Co.
He is responsible for Merck's quota system in Europe, the first such system in pharma.
His various responsibilities included leading the Route to Customer initiative to create efficiencies in the end-to-end supply chain and to partner with wholesalers to develop revenue-enhancing services. He has been at Merck for 18 years, previously serving as Finance Director at the subsidiary in Israel, and prior to that as Finance Director at 3M. Richard graduated from Brown University and received his MBA at USC in his native Los Angeles. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant with audit and tax experience at KPMG. He has presented at LogiPharma Europe for the last two years.
Senior Director, Business Technology
Currently serving as the Business Technology (BT) Business Partner for Global Manufacturing, Supply and Quality for the EMD Serono business sector of the EMD group. Previous responsibilities at EMD were as Head of Supply Chain technology and BT Business Partner for MilliporeSigma integrated operations. Prior to joining EMD spent 20+ years with Merck & Co Inc. in various manufacturing technology and ERP roles.
Supply Chain Management Director
A Business Leader with nearly 3 decades of proven track record in driving Business Excellence and Profitability, by spearheading Commercial Operations, Supply Chain Management and Strategic functions. I am presently associated with EMD Serono, as a Sub Regional Director-Supply Chain - APAC-Sub Region II, India & Frontier Market As a visionary leader, I have proven abilities in transitioning organizations into profit centers and streamlining the commercial framework. As an astute strategist and a tactician, I have demonstrated abilities in identifying opportunities for business growth and tapping them by crafting and executing competitive strategies. I am deft in performing competitive market analysis, forecasting the environmental trends, developing business metrics and models and providing tactical business solutions. I have extensive experience in handling the functions of Supply Chain Management, Strategic Management and Operations/commercial Management (end to end services) entailing Dealer Management, Procurement, Purchase, Vendor Management, Inventory Management, Strategic Planning, Logistics, Credit Control and Materials Management. I have demonstrated abilities in implementing global best practices, providing visionary leadership for ensuring flawless operations and effective people management. I am equally serving as a Knowledge partner - with Economic Times, Kamikaze (in the advisory board), Logi Pharma, Next Generation of Pharmaceuticals, SCM Pro and OPPI (Core member - Technical and SCM committee). Have contributed articles on Recent Trends and Practices in the field of Supply Chain Management in esteemed SCM Magazines. I have undertaken lectures for around 300 students of IIT Bombay on Supply Chain Management topics.
Vice President, Network Supply Operations, Pfizer Innovative Health
Juan is the Supply Chain Leader Pfizer Innovative Health (PIH). Juan joined Pfizer in 1993 as a supervisor at the Cali, Colombia site and held several positions of increasing responsibility in manufacturing and materials management, including production planning and scheduling, customer service, new products/transfers, warehousing and distribution. In 2004, he relocated to New Jersey as Senior Supply Chain Manager, Latin America/Canada, supporting the Animal Health, Consumer and Pharmaceutical businesses. In 2007 he was named to the position of Value Stream Leader and in 2010 to he was leading the E2E program and API planning team. In 2013 he moved to a new role role as Supply Chain Leader Spec/Bio products and in 2015 after the new reorganization he took responsiblity for his previous role as Supply Chain Leader for the GIP portfolio.
Juan holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Universidad Javeriana and an M.B.A. from the Universidad ICESI, both in Cali. Juan resides in Mount Olive, New Jersey with his wife and two daughters.
Sr. Director Network Supply Operations
Eric heads Pfizer’s Supply Chain Performance organization and is primarily responsible for global inventory management & reporting as well as Pfizer’s Supply Chain Digitization strategy. Eric is a member of Pfizer’s Working Capital Optimization team. In his Supply Chain Digitization role, he is responsible for design, development, deployment & sustainment of next generation tools and processes to measure & drive continuous improvement of supply chain performance from raw material procurement through finished good delivery to customers. In addition, Eric heads a variety of platform services including Drug Shortage Reporting, Serialization Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Process & relevant master data governance. Previously Eric was head of Supply Chain Planning for Pfizer Essential Health.
Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management
Rutgers Business School
Arash Azadegan (PhD, W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University) is an Associate Professor at Rutgers Business School and the Director of Supply Chain Disruption Research Laboratory (SCDrl). Dr. Azadegan has over a decade of industrial experience with Fortune 100 companies such as Quaker Oats, Ralston Purina and Ford Motor. His research focuses on supply chain disruptions, and the effect of organizational response and recovery efforts to mitigate them. He has ongoing experiment based research projects on the role of organizational, leadership and supply chain resilience in the face of natural and man-made disruptions. He leads the efforts of a small team of PhD and graduate students at the SCDrl on several studies to assess firm behavior in response and in recovering from disruptions. Dr. Azadegan’s work is published in several top Operation and Supply Chain Management journals including the Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Supply Chain Management, Production and Operations Management Journal, and the Decision Sciences Journal among others. Dr. Azadegan is an officer of the OM Division at the Academy of Management, an active member of the Decision Sciences Institute. He was recently recognized as a Galactic Hero at the Buzz Light Year Ranger Spin at Disney World, Orlando.
Formerly Head of S&OP, Genetic Diseases
Mark is Head of Global S&OP for the Genetic Diseases Franchise at Shire, the global leader in Rare Diseases. As a supply chain leader, Mark works to drive business results and create competitive advantages by improving planning processes and focusing on the patient. His experiences as an engineer, consultant, and supply chain director allow him to apply various tools and techniques to solve complex global supply chain challenges. Mark has BS in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University and an MBA from Boston College. He is also APICS CPIM certified.
University of South Florida
Iana Shaheen (Lukina) is a 2nd year Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida. Her key research interests include supply chain disruptions, leadership, sustainability, and disaster relief management. She has been involved with several projects regarding product returns, leadership, and transportation logistics. Iana’s research is accepted for presentation at several major Conferences, including Production and Operations Management Society, Academy of Management, Academy of Marketing Science, LogiPharma, and Decision Sciences in 2017. In collaboration with Dr. Arash Azadegan and Dr. Rob Hooker, Iana has a proceeding at Academy of Management titled “Leadership in the Face of Major Supply Chain Disruptions: Differentiating between Baseline and Contextual Traits.” She currently has an article under review at Journal of Business Logistics.
Vice President, Pharma Supply Chain
Allen brings nearly 30 years of pharma and health sciences supply chain experience to Aera. He joined Aera 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 Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, Director of Supply Chain for Baxter Bioscience, and managed a medical device joint venture in Yugoslavia. Allen received his degree in Microbiology from the University of Maryland and did graduate work and research in immunology at Johns Hopkins University.
Managing Director, Life Sciences Supply Chain
Brad Pawlowski is Managing Director in Accenture’s Life Science Supply Chain practice and a recognized expert on Business Transformation programs. The global leader of Accenture’s Supply Chain Planning and Advanced Analytics practice, Brad has broad experience managing international teams in diverse industries and markets, including healthcare/life sciences, consumer products, high tech, and aerospace and defense. A focused and energetic leader with experience driving business transformations and organizational change, his areas of expertise include developing strategies for global supply chain management, product management, business development, and enabling technologies.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
Aphena Pharma Solutions
Eric Allen was named VP of Sales & Marketing of Aphena Pharma Solutions in 2013 after being with Aphena since 2005. He has over 15 years in the pharmaceutical and dietary packaging industry and 10 years managing a sales and marketing groups for a Fortune 500 company. At Aphena, he has been leading the marketing team, servicing government contracts, large pharmaceutical companies, dietary companies and start-up ventures. Eric has an MBA from the University of Tennessee with a concentration in finance and lean manufacturing.
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Hussain has more than 20 years of experience of running supply chains, manufacturing plants, sales & marketing as well as consulting. Hussain has had great success in leading numerous initiatives including global value chain transformations, developing emerging sales models in med tech, redesigning contract manufacturing models, control tower rollouts and ERP deployments. Hussain’s previous roles have included managing vice president at Gartner and AMR Research and director at Trinity Pharma Solutions and he has been selected by Pharma Voice as one of the 100 most influential and inspiring individuals in life sciences.
North America Managing Director
Jacques Muratori is the North America Managing Director for Movilitashis Consulting, responsible for North American leadership and strategy for all Movilitas solution divisions. Jacques oversees the company’s market-leading We Move business Unit, helping customers around the world to accelerate performance and drive efficiencies. Prior to joining Movilitas in 2015, Jacques held positions including Engineering Manager at Bridgestone, Senior Manager at Cap Gemini, Managing Principle at SAP America, Ass. Partner at IBM North America and holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.
Director, Health Markets and Behavior Change, Health Practice
Stephen Rahaim is at the forefront of Palladium’s Positive Impact work – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic impact. He works to improve the performance of health markets by engaging local and multi-national health and pharmaceutical companies, donors, NGOs, national government ministries and other key stakeholders in emerging and developing markets across Africa and South and Southeast Asia. Stephen lead’s Palladium’s Health Markets and Behavior Change practice, growing and managing a portfolio of projects that includes improving emerging and developing market entry and expansion of contraceptives, infectious disease and other essential medicine categories, especially for bottom of the pyramid segment.
Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Kevin Lawler is the Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Pelican BioThermal. During his nearly eight years with Pelican BioThermal, the company has achieved average year-to-year skyrocketing growth rates of over 40 percent. With more than 25 years of successful sales leadership experience, Kevin has a strong history in building and leading sales organizations capable of producing strong and predictable growth. Kevin earned an MBA from the University of Montana and resides with his family in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Global Product Manager
Ben VanderPlas is the Global Product Manager for Sonoco ThermoSafe. He started with the company in 2005 and has had various roles within the organization including engineering, sales, and marketing. In his current role, Ben is responsible for the development and sales of Sonoco ThermoSafe’s pre-qualified solutions. From the Institute of Packaging Professionals he retains a Certified Packaging Professional designation and has recently co-authored a technical supplement to the World Health Organizations Technical Report Series Number 961, for the Qualification of Shipping Containers. Ben has a Bachelor of Science from Michigan State Universities School of Packaging and a Masters in Engineering Management from Northwestern University.
Head of Business Development Americas
DHL Temperature Management Solutions /LifeConex Americas
Frank , with 30 years of logistics and freight forwarding experience, having held managerial roles in every aspect of the business, from sales/operations/finance/compliance/supply chain security/product development/country and station level ownership, has successfully collaborated with key Fortune 150 Consumer, Food Stuff, Perishables, Life Sciences, Pharmaceutical Logistics, Retail and Technology leaders. He has broad expertise in supply chain optimization solutions spanning the America’s, Europe and the Asian Pacific Markets Together with his strategic regional subject matter experts, Frank has developed cost reduction models, consistently met budgets for the past 15 years, and introduced inbound to manufacturing optimization processes, enabling his customers’ success Frank has a solid track record of successful implementations of more responsive and reliable international supply chains.
Deloitte Consulting LLP
Laks is a leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Life Sciences Product Supply and Operations practice based in Chicago. He has over 10 years of consulting and technical operations experience in pharmaceutical, biologics and medical device sectors. At Deloitte, he has focused on initiatives in manufacturing and plant floor operations, plant engineering, facilities management, material sourcing, distribution, performance improvement, operational excellence and market entry operations strategy. Prior to Deloitte, Laks held various technical operations and operations strategy roles at Novartis, Alkermes and Amgen. He has published articles on the topic offshoring of pharmaceutical manufacturing on behalf of the National Academy of Engineering.
Vice President, Direct Materials & Supply Chain
Greg Mekjian is a proven leader in Procurement and Supply Chain Management. An expert with deep manufacturing knowledge, value engineering and supplier network design abilities, Greg utilizes software to automate best business practices and transformation change for discrete and process manufacturing companies. Deep global industry experience combined with an extensive array of client implementations (ERP, supply chain management, end to end spend management) has made Greg highly astute in deploying best in class solutions for small businesses to large enterprises across all industries. Greg has spent the past 27 years with SAP/SAP Ariba where he leads an exclusive practice for Direct Materials Sourcing and Advanced Supply Chain Orchestration. Merck, Stryker, Bristol-Myers Squibb, P&G and Microsoft are cross selection of clients supported by Greg and his team.
Global Pharmaceutical Lead
I have been a part of the Maersk Line trade team for nearly five years. I started working with the Intra Americas market, followed by experience in the South America to Europe continental trade. This was where I developed interest for refrigerated controlled shipments as a part of a Cold Chain. Thereafter, two years ago, I joined the Reefer Management Team at Maersk Line focusing on refrigerated commodities. Being a part of this dedicated team that delivers breakthrough technologies and enables customers cold supply chains, I have developed a true passion for Pharmaceutical Cold Chain Logistics. Bachelor Degree: Campbellsville University, Kentucky, Master’s: Copenhagen Business School, (International Strategic Management) Former Basketball Player (Bulgarian National Team, USA College, Denmark Club Champion).
Senior Director, Business Development
James Butera is Sr. Director of Business Development for TransVoyant. He leads a team responsible for partnering with clients who utilize TransVoyant’s innovative real time global end-to-end visibility & predictive insight solution to proactively get ahead of supply chain disruptions thus, helping them improve supply chain resiliency, customer experience and financial performance. James started his career in operations with Unilever and was one of the earliest users of a STSC (aka Manugistics). This experience sparked a passion for technology and he has been a serial builder of technology startups ever since. He enjoys spending his downtime outdoors with family & friends. James earned his Bachelors of Science degree in Quantitative Business Analysis from Penn State Smeal College of Business.
VP, Supply Operations
Jim started his career with Ford Motor Company as a Design Engineer (1988 – 1990). He then moved to Coopers & Lybrand as a Senior Manufacturing Consultant (1990 – 1993).
In 1993, Jim moved to Wyeth Pharmaceuticals as part of the manufacturing & operations analysis team. From 1996 to 2004, he held several positons within the manufacturing, materials management, customer order management, physical distribution, and information technology functions. In 2004, Jim relocated to the United Kingdom and was appointed V.P. EMEA Manufacturing & Supply Chain. He was responsible for the regional manufacturing assets (4 plants) and the third party manufacturing network (55 thirds parties) and a member of the European Commercial Leadership Team. In 2008, Jim relocated back to the United States and was appointed V.P. Global Logistics, responsible for all aspects of product movement, storage, and order management activities on a global basis.
In 2009, Jim came to Pfizer as V.P. Supply Network Services. In this role he was responsible for designing and deploying supply chain “platform services” within Pfizer Global Supply. This included logistics network design, transportation management, supply chain process and information management, customs compliance, logistics security, and EH&S regulatory compliance. In 2014, Jim was appointed to his current role, V.P. Network Supply Operations. Jim is responsible for the worldwide demand and supply planning, inventory management, performance measurement, supply chain processes, and global customs compliance for the Consumer Health, Vaccine, Oncology, Innovative, and Established business units.
Jim holds a B.S. Industrial Engineering, and a M.S. Mechanical Engineering, from the University of Rhode Island. In addition, Jim holds an M.S. Technology Management, from the University of Pennsylvania, College of Engineering and the Wharton Business School.
Mary Rollman is part of Accenture Strategy and is a Managing Director and North America Supply Chain Lead. Mary is a thought leader with deep expertise in Operations. She has been both a practitioner and consultant. She has deep global experience working in growth markets such as India, Russia and Turkey as well as traditional markets in the US and Europe. Before Accenture, Mary was a Director in the Amgen Global Supply Chain organization from 2012 to 2015 responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions Due Diligence, International Expansion and Operational Excellence. Mary has 21 years of experience in a variety of Supply Chain roles across industries including Consumer Goods, Biotech, Pharmaceuticals, High Tech and Retail. She has a BA in Marketing from Briar Cliff University and is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt.
Carly Guenther is a Managing Director in the Life Sciences Management Consulting practice of Accenture and specializes in navigating global organizations through complex challenges related to visibility and security (serialization) within the supply chain and large scale digital transformation (e.g. IIoT, RPA/AI, Blockchain). Carly's areas of expertise include strategy definition, business process design and deployment, change management, and deployment - specifically within Life Sciences Supply Chain. Carly graduated from Purdue University where she holds a bachelors degree in Industrial Engineering. She received a Masters of Business Administration degree at University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill.
Supply Chain Mind
Dilip Tavargeri is the founder and president of SCMiND, an advisory company in Supply Chain strategy, process transformation and technology integration services to achieve supply chain excellence. Dilip is a DSCSA compliance and serialization expert with 10 plus years of leadership experience in managing global track and trace compliance programs. He has successfully led many large track and trace initiatives from strategy, planning to execution phases and is currently assisting many small and medium size pharma companies in compliance with DSCSA regulation. Dilip’s prior leadership roles include serving as Director of Supply Chain Operational Excellence in a global Pharma major, principal supply chain technology consultant with Big 4 consulting organizations and senior executive leading various supply chain functions in a global engineering organization. Dilip provides best practices, thought leadership and innovative strategies in improving supply chain operations in Life Sciences, Industrial, Manufacturing and Consumer Package Goods industries. Dilip brings more than 25 years of global strategic supply chain experience in designing, leading and improving supply chain functions. His cross-industry career spans broad expertise in Operational Excellence, Supply Chain Technology deployments, Advanced Analytics and Internet of Things. Dilip is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, Project Management Professional and Certified Supply Chain Professional.
Marissa Alvord is Program Director for LogiPharma, LogiMed and FIMA. With over seven 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 for the English education sector. She holds her MA from SOAS, University of London. Outside of the office, Marissa enjoys cycling, gardening, cooking and enjoying music.