LogiPharma 2017 US

October 04-October 06, 2017

Westin Philadelphia, PA

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Speaker

Mike Douma
Mike Douma
Vice President, Supply Chain
AbbVie, Inc
Mike Douma is Vice President, Supply Chain, AbbVie Operations. Mike leads a team responsible for third party manufacturing, planning, warehousing and distribution, including customer service and AbbVie’s Specialty Pharmacy. Mike has held various manufacturing leadership positions with responsibilities in the United States, Latin America, Asia and Japan. After developing the Business Excellence strategy and organization, Mike spent three years in The Netherlands running Abbott’s Logistics Center. Mike returned to the United States in his current role as Vice President, Supply Chain, AbbVie Operations. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in Production and Operations Management from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.
Stuart Glickman
Stuart Glickman
Vice President, Global Logistics and External Supply
Allergan, Inc.
Stuart Glickman, VP Global Logistics and Third Party Manufacturing
Stuart has spent 22 of the past 23 years with Allergan and predecessor companies in a variety of Operations roles, including Technical Services, Quality Assurance, Packaging, Engineering, Logistics, Plant Management, and TPM Operations.  Key accomplishments include two site shutdowns, distribution consolidations resulting in annual savings of over $20M, and  successful Logistics / Operations integration of eight companies since 2012.  Stuart holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and an MBA from the University of Maryland.  Stuart is married with two children.
Jen Wang
Jen Wang
Vice President, Global Planning
Allergan, Inc.
Jen  is Vice President, Global Planning with global responsibility for supply and demand planning, S&OP, and inventory optimization.  Jen has been involved in integration of Allergan, Forest, Warner Chilcott, and Actavis in her 5 years with the company and led the deployment of Global S&OP process.  Prior to that, Jen was with Johnson & Johnson for 10 years in Consumer Products and Pharmaceutical sectors in both NJ and the Bay Area.  She had a variety of leadership roles including commercialization of an innovative combination drug device, new product project management, and supply chain planning. She also worked for 5 years in the high-tech industry in the Bay Area in operational roles.
Jen has a BSE in Operations Research from Princeton University and an MBA from Harvard University.  She is married with 2 boys age 8 and 10.  As a native of Boston, she is a die-hard sports fan and in her spare time, she enjoys playing/sorting legos and coaching basketball. 
Tiffany Cavallaro
Tiffany Cavallaro
Director, Supply Chain
Amgen
Tiffany Cavallaro is Director of US Supply Chain at Amgen. In this role she oversees demand planning, supply planning, new product launches and life cycle management activities for finished goods distributed in the US market. Tiffany has over 15 years of experience working in the pharmaceutical industry spanning various dimensions of the supply chain including vaccine manufacturing, clinical supply planning, Clinical ERP design and implementation, Clinical CMO manufacturing and commercial global product planning.
Joseph Berry
Director, Supply Chain Operations
Amicus Therapeutics
Jason Cameron
Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Amicus Therapeutics
Mark Holder
Mark Holder
Executive Director, Regional Supply North America
AstraZeneca
Mark is accountable for the leadership of the North American Demand Team responsible for the interface between Operations and the North American Commercial Organization managing the following key responsibilities: •Directing demand management and demand validation efforts in North America and serve as Operations Demand Management Executive Business Owner •Ensuring account management and service through the Marketing Company Account Manager role •Drive coordination and collaboration with the AZ supply planning processes •Aligning Commercial, GPPS and Operations strategies to maximize AZ supply chain value and customer service outcomes Mark began his career as a commissioned Officer in the United States Navy, serving 7 years as a Surface Warfare Officer in three separate commands. Upon his exit from the active duty Mark held positions in high-tech manufacturing and supply chain consulting before joining AstraZeneca in 2000. He has worked in project management, US distribution and logistics, regional supply as a Supply Point Director, Formulation Process Execution Team (PET) lead, and finally in the global supply chain organization as a Global Supply Planner and currently as the Regional Supply Director for North America. Mark holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce and Engineering from Drexel University and a Master of Business Administration also from Drexel University. On a more personal side Mark is married and has 3 daughters aged 17, 12, and 10. He lives in Chadds Ford, PA.
Michael Jester
Michael Jester
Head of Supply Chain Capability, Global Supply Chain & Strategy
AstraZeneca
Mike Jester is Head of Supply Chain Capability at AstraZeneca.  He leads teams responsible for Network Strategy, Supply Chain Analytics and Supply Chain Data Management.  Mike has been with AstraZeneca for 9 years in supply planning, operations strategy and new product launch roles primarily in the biologics division of AZ.  Prior to working at AstraZeneca, he worked 9 years primarily in management consulting with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Booz Allen Hamilton leading network optimization projects and advanced planning system implementations.
Mike has an MBA and a BS in Information Technology, both from the College of William and Mary.
Luiz Barberini
Luiz Barberini
Operations Manager - External Manufacturing Latin America Head
Bayer
MBA, mechanical engineer, CQE and APICS CPIM certified, with three post-graduations, has worked for more than 20 years in activities related to Supply Chain , Procurement and Logistics, and for few years had coordinated the dangerous goods’ transports’ comitee at ABIQUIM – Brazilian Chemical Industries Association. Ford Motors Co., Rhône-Poulenc , British American Tobacco, Pfizer Laboratories, Takeda Pharmaceutical and Merck, Sharp & Dohme are some companies where he worked for and contributed adding value with his knowledgement and experience . Currently works as Operations Manager for Latin America External Manufaturing Operations , Consumer Care, at Bayer and teaches Negotiation and Demand Management for some major post graduation schools in São Paulo – Brazil.
Aaron Graham
Aaron Graham
Executive Director, Brand Safety & Security
Boehringer Ingelheim
Aaron Graham is the Executive Director of Brand Safety & Security for Boehringer-Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals. Prior to his current assignment, he served in similar senior security roles with global responsibility at Pfizer, Apple and Purdue Pharma. Before transitioning to industry, Aaron began his federal law enforcement career as a Special Agent for the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), where he conducted international undercover investigations and served on the SWAT team. He subsequently served as a senior special agent and team leader for the FDA-Office of Criminal Investigations, directing undercover investigations targeting global prescription drug trafficking organizations involving counterfeit, unapproved and misbranded medicines.  
Aaron has briefed members of Federal and State legislative committees regarding the need for enhanced supply chain security regulations; presented global threat analysis and actionable intelligence regarding illicit Internet pharmacies to Interpol; testified in US and foreign criminal courts; appeared as an industry expert on NBC Dateline – “Bitter Pills,” National Geographic’s documentary “Illicit: The Dark Trade,” ABC World News Tonight, CNN, NPR, Business Week On-Line and in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, CIO Magazine, and Pharmaceutical Executive Magazine, among other newspapers and industry trade publications. 
Aaron has been honored to receive recognition and awards from various law enforcement agencies and private sector organizations. In March 2005, FBI LEEDA presented Aaron with their first-ever Innovator Award, acknowledging his leadership and exceptional contributions to the law enforcement community. In 2006, the American Police Hall of Fame presented Aaron with the Presidents National Medal of Patriotism. In March 2016, Aaron received PhRMA’s We Work for Health Champions Award. (For additional background: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aagraham

Marcelo Coutu
Marcelo Coutu
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.

Priya Durvasula
Priya Durvasula
Head of IT, Global Supply Chain
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Priya has 18+ years of experience within Transportation Logistics, Medical Device and Pharmaceutical technology deployment. She joined Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, ConvaTec division in 2001, as an IT Business Partner for Global Marketing, R&D and Quality systems. She has held roles of increasing responsibilities as an IT Business Partner for several business areas, such as Medical Affairs, Manufacturing and Supply Chain, HR and Commercial. In 2008 she led the global IT transition as ConvaTec was divested from BMS and was part of the CIO leadership team at Convatec, Inc. from 2008-2012. She then joined Merck in 2012 as manufacturing division SAP Program Director and was responsible for multiple analytics and process improvement initiatives. She was a member of Merck’s Serialization and Track & Trace team. Presently, she is the Head, IT Business Partner for Global Supply Chain at BMS. Her team is accountable for the strategy and planning of digital investments for Global Supply Chain, which includes, Logistics, Planning, Product Master Data and for the BMS Serialization program. She is a published author in peer reviewed journals for Transportation and Network Optimization.
Tom Scalone
Tom Scalone
Associate Director, Logistics Supply Chain
Celgene
Thomas Scalone has over 12 years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He currently leads US commercial insourced and outsourced distribution operations and inventory control for Celgene. He is also the business owner for US serialization with responsibility for US supply chain compliance. In his previous role, he lead consolidating and outsourcing MSD and Schering Plough distribution operations. He is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and CSCP certified.
Michael Orlowski
Michael Orlowski
Vice President, Supply Chain and Technical Operations
Daiichi Sankyo, Inc
Mike Orlowski is the Vice President of Supply Chain and Technical Operations, accountable for making and delivering all current and future medicines to Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.’s customers. With more than twenty years' experience in pharmaceutical supply chain, quality assurance, and finance, Mike has performed in a number of professional and leadership roles. Prior to joining Daiichi Sankyo in 2013, he was the global head of procurement and customer contracting for Aptuit, a pharmaceutical development company with operations in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Previously, he held positions of increasing supply chain responsibility at Mannkind, Cephalon, and AstraZeneca. During this time he was responsible for the successful launches of several new products, including megabrands. Mike received his B.S. in Accounting from Syracuse University and his M.S. in Business Administration from Boston University. Mike is a certified management accountant. After serving more than twenty years as an engineer officer, Mike retired from the U.S. Army and Army National Guard. He held command, engineering and supply chain roles, and was stationed both in the U.S. and overseas. Mike lives in Warwick, New York with his wife Bonnie. They have three grown children. Outside of work, Mike enjoys running and participating in outdoor activities with family and friends.
Michael Daly
Michael Daly
Senior Director, Supply Chain
Eagle Pharmaceuticals
William Mosser
William Mosser
Vice President, Materials Management
FMOLHS

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.  

Jaideep Parekh
Jaideep Parekh
Director, Supply Chain
Galderma
Stephen Meyer
Stephen Meyer
Research Director
Gartner, Inc.
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, operational excellence, warehousing, logistics, and transportation. Prior to joining Gartner, Mr. Meyer worked for AngioDynamics, a medical device manufacturer headquartered in Albany, NY. At AngioDynamics, he led the Global Supply Chain department and was responsible for the purchasing, planning, warehouse, and distribution teams. Mr. Meyer has also held key roles in the Supply Chain organizations at Amazon.com, AMRI, C. R. Bard, and GE. He has significant experience with ERP implementation and configuration, sales and operations planning, statistical forecasting and its application to production/buying models, and service analytics. Mr. Meyer holds a Master’s degree in Manufacturing and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Michigan. He is also a certified Six Sigma black belt. He was awarded a Graduate Fellowship from the UM Program in Manufacturing (now Tauber Institute).
Rohan Sheth
Supply Chain Process Capability Leader
GSK
Athena Harrington
Athena Harrington
Senior Director, Global Supply Chain
Illumina, Inc.
Ms Harrington has over 30 years of experience in operations, manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain across multiple industries. During her 13 years in biotech and pharma, Ms. Harrington drove the start up of the supply chain for a pharmaceutical company, worked an engineer in facility start up, and managed a complex, high sku volume, FDA regulated biotech supply chain. Ms. Harrington spent 5 years in the semi-conductor industry leading operations for a tier 1 supplier of ultra high purity chemicals. Ms Harrington started her career serving our country as a Lieutenant in the US Navy. At Illumina, Ms Harrington oversees supply chain operations and drives ERP and business process improvements.
George Donato
George Donato
Vice President, Global Supply Operations
Iroko Pharmaceuticals
George Donato has 25 years of experience in developing and leading global integrated manufacturing, technical and supply chain teams.  He has extensive experience managing alliance and external supply relationships.   George has also developed and managed multiple cross-functional projects for both parenteral and solid dose drug product programs; successfully implemented quality by design processes resulting in improved performance and first time BOH approval and optimal supply chain network solutions to maximize cycle time and minimize cost.  He has successful scaled up and launched several well-known new products globally for Iroko Pfizer and Wyeth throughout his career. George is adept at balancing regulatory, quality, technical, supply and commercial needs.
He earned his BA Degree in Engineering and his MBA at Widener University.   

Scott Chilson
Scott Chilson
Vice President, Customer Connectivity
Johnson & Johnson
Scott Chilson currently serves as Vice President, Customer Connectivity, Customer and Logistics Services (CLS). In his role, Scott is responsible for developing the strategy and key programs to deliver outstanding performance in Johnson & Johnson’s customer experience.  He has accountability for our Global Customer Service strategy, Supply Chain Customer Collaboration models, and e-capability solutions, working closely with stakeholders in the Commercial and Supply Chain organizations.  He sits on the CLS Leadership team.
Most recently, Scott served as Vice President, Global Customer Management (CM) Strategy & Deployment, Janssen Supply Chain (JSC). In this capacity, Scott was responsible for JSC global strategy, end-to-end pharmaceutical supply chain strategy integration, and local market access strategy design and implementation across our global markets. His team was responsible for leading innovation for the Janssen Supply Chain with a focus on the innovation process and customer insights. He led a Customer Management team that is accountable for supply chain operational focus demand management and strategic alignment with our pharmaceutical commercial partners. In addition to his CM responsibilities, for over a year Scott led the Janssen Asia Pacific Supply Chain, including production plants.
 
Prior to his role in Janssen Supply Chain, Scott served as VP, Healthcare Policy, Managed Market Strategy & Contract Management for Janssen Pharmaceutical and held numbers senior level roles in Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals and Aventis Pharmaceuticals. His leadership extended across sales, account management, strategic customer marketing, brand management, supply chain, and strategy & deployment disciplines.
Scott is an experienced, strategic leader with more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry.  Scott joined Johnson & Johnson (J&J) in 2004 through the women’s health business of Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, and he has held numerous senior-level roles since then including the Vice President of the Strategic Business Group (SBG) at Ortho-McNeil Janssen Pharmaceuticals (OMJPI) and member of the OMJPI Management Board. Prior to joining Johnson & Johnson in 2004, Scott spent 17 years with Sanofi-Aventis Pharmaceuticals in a variety of roles including field and institutional sales, sales management, national and regional account management, Strategic Customer Marketing and Brand Marketing.
Scott earned his BA in Economics from the Whitemore School of Business and Economics at the University of New Hampshire. He lives in New Jersey, with his lovely wife and their three children.
Kevan MacKenzie
Kevan MacKenzie
Director, Serialization Technology
McKesson

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.

Richard Codner
Richard Codner
Director, Distribution
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.

Tim Chamberlain
Tim Chamberlain
Senior Director, Business Technology
EMD Serono

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.

Rakesh Shah
Rakesh Shah
Supply Chain Management Director
EMD Serono

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.

Robert Douglass
Robert Douglass
Formerly, Senior Strategic Sourcing Consultant
Novartis
Bob Douglass has over 40+ years of expertise in creating and leading global manufacturing , quality , and supply chain teams. He has major experience directing external supply relationships especially with consumer and pharmaceutical contract manufacturing and major chemical suppliers. Improving performance is a hall mark by maximizing customer service performance on both ends of the supply chain-supplier and customer. Having worked for both big pharma and small start ups, his core competency in FDA and regulatory issues gave him insight into the requirements for launching globally  many new products from solid dosage, liquid, and parenterals for some large pharma compaines like Merck(Schering Plough), Bristol Myers Squibb, and Kos/Abbott as well as start-ups like Triangle/Gilead. . He has also led global teams for Y2K as well as ERP systems implementation/upgrades.
He earned his BS Degree in Biology/Chemistry and a mini MBA from Northeastern University.
Juan Fernando Forero
Juan Fernando Forero
Vice President, Network Supply Operations, Pfizer Innovative Health
Pfizer, Inc.

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.

Eric Moore
Eric Moore
Sr. Director Network Supply Operations
Pfizer, Inc.

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.

Jeff Simmons
Jeff Simmons
Consultant
Independent Consultant
Carl Accettura
Carl Accettura
Vice President, General Manager
Pharmorx Therapeutics Inc.
Carl Accettura is the Vice President & General Manager for PharmoRx Therapeutics, Inc., an emergent company, engaged in early stage development of novel therapy for the central nervous system, including Treatment Resistant Depression and Parkinson’s Disease.
Carl has 30 years of BioPharma industry experience with both Big Pharma - Pfizer, Roche, BMS – and Emergent Pharma companies - Anesta, Cephalon, Kyowa Hakko Kirin, Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma America, Sunovion, and Braeburn Pharmaceuticals. 
Carl has held executive level (VP) positions in the areas of supply chain, new product development and operations. He has overseen the development of end-to-end supply chain strategies, operations, and product launches across the US, Europe and Asia. 
Carl successfully launched major branded drugs (Procardia XL, Diflucan, Norvasc, Zithromax, Zoloft, Cardura, Actiq and Latuda) globally. He did this by ensuring advanced commercial readiness through effective global and regional regulatory filings and approvals. He founded a consulting firm, Global Pharma Consulting, which was established to support small and medium-sized companies commercialize Rx products.
Carl’s prior role was Vice President, Supply Chain at Braeburn Pharmaceuticals, where he developed the virtual supply chain for commercial launch readiness of a novel opioid implant product. He championed a novel trace and trace solution with partner, Covectra, for Probuphine’s strategic positioning as the “safest in the market”. He also developed the virtual supply chains at Anesta Pharmaceuticals, Kyowa Pharmaceuticals, and Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma America.
Carl’s subject matter expertise in pharmaceutical new product launch and supply chain management makes him a sought after speaker.      He speaks each semester at the Cornell University Enterprise Engineering Seminar.
Carl earned a B.S. with distinction from Cornell University in Mechanical Engineering. He also holds a M.S. from University of Illinois and a M.B.A from the Stern School at New York University.

Charles Forsaith
Charles Forsaith
Director, Supply Chain Security
Purdue Pharma Technologies
Arash Azadegan
Arash Azadegan
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.

Ed Ram
Ed Ram
Senior Supply Chain Director
Sagent Pharmaceuticals
Ed Ram is Senior Director, Supply Chain at Sagent Pharmaceuticals near Chicago, Illinois.  He is responsible for their global supply chain -- production planning and moving finished goods from India, China, Europe, and South America to and throughout North America.  
Ed has over 20 years of supply chain and strategic sourcing experience working with Baxter Healthcare, Allegiance Healthcare, and Cardinal Health.  He has a track record of change and innovation employed to create improved supply chains between business partners.  These accomplishments include utilization of scorecarding, vendor managed inventory (VMI), electronic data interface (EDI), freight lane and network optimization, and business modeling.  His supply chain work at Baxter is featured in the book – Supply Chain Optimization.
Previous to Ed’s association with the healthcare industry, he was with Accenture in their distribution products practice.  His client engagements included Sears and North American Philips.
Ed has also completed 22 years of service in the U.S. Navy and U.S. Naval Reserve Supply Corps achieving the rank of Commander.  He has received awards for his logistics and procurement work including the Navy Commendation Medal and the Joint Services Achievement Medal.
He has a BS in Economics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Booth GSB, University of Chicago.
Kevin Cook
Kevin Cook
VP Supply Chain North America
Sandoz
Kevin has over 25 years’ experience in the Life Sciences Industry and is passionate about advancing the role of Supply Chain for competitive, business growth while meeting our patient needs.   Kevin's career in healthcare spans supply chain management, customer service, distribution, planning and manufacturing. 
His lifelong passion for Supply Chain is focused on how we can drive innovation while delivering best in class operational and team results. This focus has led to many successes, including several major drug launches, utilization of the Toyota production system to reduce lead time and deployment of large ERP/SAP systems.  His strategy and process design expertise helped facilitate the successful acquisitions in multiple organizations throughout her career. 

Michele Dorris
Michele Dorris
Executive Director, Supply Chain
Sandoz, Novartis Division
Michele has over 25 years of experience with Supply Chain roles in several industries – chemical, consumer package, and pharmaceutical.  Currently she is Executive Director of Customer Operations and Demand Planning at Sandoz Pharmaceutical, a Division of Novartis.  Prior to her current role at Sandoz , she was Director of Commercialization and Business Operations at the Campbell Soup Company.
She has led several large global organizations and corporate projects. She is known for her ability to navigate and influence across the organization, help organize and drive improvements, with a track record of delivering results. She is passionate about developing and mentoring personnel. 
Michele continues her commitment to supporting the development of future female leaders in her volunteer activities. Currently she is a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Council at Sandoz.  Previously, she was the co-chair of Women of Campbell’s and former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Alice Paul Institute, a non profit organization dedicated to educating about the life of Alice Paul, author of the Equal Rights Amendment and a lifelong activist for women’s equality, and developing the next generation of leaders.  She has been a long time volunteers on the United Way Women’s Initiative committee, which involved mentoring several middle-school teenagers through that program. 
She holds a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration.
Mark Stesney
Mark Stesney
Formerly Head of S&OP, Genetic Diseases
Shire Pharmaceuticals

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.

Linzell Harris
Linzell Harris
Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Teva Pharmaceuticals
Linzell has more than 25 years of diverse general management and global operations experience in the CPG, Pharmaceutical and luxury goods industries. Since August 2015, he has served as the head of the Global Supply Chain team at Teva Pharmaceuticals, managing one of the most comprehensive supply chain networks in the pharmaceutical industry.  The global networks consist of over 70 manufacturing facilities, 700 third-party suppliers in over 35 countries worldwide, while supporting a commercial network of over 100 markets and a comprehensive portfolio of product technologies.
Prior to joining Teva, Linzell led Global Operations for Godiva Chocolate as the Head of Global Supply, while also serving as a member of the senior leadership team reporting to the CEO.  In this role, he was responsible for Operations, Supply Chain, Package Development and Procurement worldwide.
Before joining Godiva, Linzell worked in General Management and Global Operations leadership roles at Johnson and Johnson, Pfizer, Warner Lambert and Baxter Healthcare. He began his working career as a Supply Corp officer in the US Navy.
Linzell earned a BS in Mathematics from the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.
Iana Lukina
Iana Lukina
Ph.D. Candidate
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.

Allen Jacques
Allen Jacques
Vice President, Pharma Supply Chain
Aera

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.

Brad Pawlowski
Brad Pawlowski
Managing Director, Life Sciences Supply Chain
Accenture

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.

Eric Allen
Eric Allen
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.

Steve Williamson
Steve Williamson
Director, Solution Consulting
BluJay Solutions
With over 20 years in the industry, Steve Williamson is a recognized industry expert in parcel shipping; investigating and designing many workflows and solutions for high volume, complex customers.
Steve has also worked for BluJay Solutions in Europe bringing a complete view of the complexities not only affecting North America for shipping but also Europe.

Stephen Laaper
Stephen Laaper
Principal
Deloitte Consulting LLP

Stephen is a Digital Supply Networks leader in Deloitte Consulting’s Strategy & Operations practice. He brings a unique mix of industry, consulting, and technology experience with a broad range of clients across the life sciences,automotive, and consumer products sectors. 

He serves clients in their journey to advance their supply chain and manufacturing capabilities through digital technologies, including advanced analytics, advanced manufacturing, partner collaboration, and Industrial applications of the Internet of Things (IoT). 

Stephen has a passion for advanced manufacturing techniques, connecting the logical and physical world, and leveraging digital opportunities across the enterprise to connect companies to their customers and patients.

Hussain Mooraj
Hussain Mooraj
Principal
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.

Jacques Muratori
Jacques Muratori
North America Managing Director
Movilitas Consulting

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.

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

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.

Kevin Lawler
Kevin Lawler
Vice President, Worldwide Sales
Pelican BioThermal

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.

Ben Vanderplas
Ben Vanderplas
Global Product Manager
Sonoco Thermosafe

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.

Todd Fields
Todd Fields
Senior Director, Business Development
Tapestry Solutions, a Boeing Company
As Senior Director of Business Development for Tapestry Solutions, Inc., Todd Fields leads strategic planning and business capture pursuits for Tapestry’s information management software and services.  His focus areas include Internet of Things (IoT) sensor technologies, enterprise-level supply chain solutions, Big Data analytics, RFID technologies and command-and-control systems for government, commercial and defense industries.
Todd has over 15 years of success developing and executing corporate strategy, strategic marketing, and business development campaigns to drive organizational agility, innovation and growth.  He earned his Master’s Degree in International Relations & Strategic Studies from John Hopkins University, and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Miami University. 

Frank  Cascante
Frank Cascante
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.

Dr.  Lakshman  Pernenkil
Dr. Lakshman Pernenkil
Senior Manager
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.

Greg  Mekjian
Greg Mekjian
Vice President, Direct Materials & Supply Chain
SAP Ariba

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.

Hristo  Petkov
Hristo Petkov
Global Pharmaceutical Lead
Maersk

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).

James  Butera
James Butera
Senior Director, Business Development
Transvoyant

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.

Jim Cafone
Jim Cafone
VP, Supply Operations
Pfizer

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
Mary Rollman
Managing Director
Accenture

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
Carly Guenther
Managing Director
Accenture

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.

Madhav Durbha
Vice President, Industry Strategy
Kinaxis
Dilip  Tavargeri
Dilip Tavargeri
President
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.

Yashpaul Singh  Dogra
Yashpaul Singh Dogra
Vice President, Strategy
Aera
Marissa Alvord
Marissa Alvord
Executive Director
LogiPharma USA

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.

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