Fifth Annual Bio Supply Chain Academy Conference

Date(s) - 8 Oct 2012
12:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Crowne Plaza




Foster City, California, August 15, 2012. The world’s leading community of biopharma supply chain management professionals will come together on October 8-9 for the 5th Annual Conference of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) in Foster City, California to…

“Advance Biopharma Industry Strategic Sourcing, Operational Efficiency, Global Supply Chain Integrity & Federal Compliance”

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Receive a 20% discount as an alliance member


“Biotech Supply Chain Vision: Meeting the Global Transformational Challenge”

•           Wayne McDonnell, Director of Advisory, PwC

PANEL: Industry 360° – “Advancing the Efficacy and Integrity of the Global Supply Chain”

•           Chris Horan, Vice President, Supply Chain, Region North America, Genentec

•           Kevin Pegels, Vice President – Global Supply Chain, BayerHealthcare – Biotech

•           Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain and Procurement Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories

•           Rayne Waller, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Amgen

•           Rob Tenerowicz, Vice President, Supply Chain Management, Bio-Marin Pharmaceuticals

•           Dave Malenfant, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Alcon Laboratories

“Sourcing Suppliers from Emerging Market: Leveraging for Competitive Edge”

•           Paul Anderson, Vice President, Global Procurement, Life Technologies

“Amgen’s Journey to Emerging Markets: A Supply Chain Management Perspective!”

•           Rayne Waller, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Amgen

“Delivering Healthcare Products and Services Globally: Prescription for Results”

•           Claudia Knowlton-Chike, General Manager, Global Logistics, GE Healthcare

“Discovery to Commercialization of a Drug: The IT Holy Grail and Enabler of the Supply Chain”

•           David Wiggin, Program Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences, Teradata

“Sustainability: The Profitable & Responsible Business Imperative for Biopharma!”

•           Cristina Amorim, Chief Sustainability Officer, Life Technologies

•           Shelley Murasko, Director, Environmental Sustainability, Life Technologies

“Planning for Supply Chain Efficiency and Patient Care: Meeting the Crying Need”

•           Kevin Pegels, Vice President – Global Supply Chain Management, BayerHealthcare – Biotech

PANEL: “Strategic Management of Suppliers: Maintaining Efficient Manufacturing Operations”

•           Ken Duval, Associate Director, Supply Chain, Shire Pharmaceuticals

•           Mary Kachinsky, Sr. Director, Strategic Sourcing, Cubist Pharmaceuticals

•           Mike Mayo, Director, Materials & Procurement, Olympus Biotech

•           Holly Sheppard, Associate Director, GIS Vendor Management, Vertex Pharmaceuticals

“Supply Chain Risk Evaluation & Management (SCREAM)”

•           Tim Jordan, Assoc. Director, Supply Chain, MAP Pharmaceuticals

“Life Cycle of a Supplier”

•           Jim Latimer, Sr. Director, Purchasing and Supply Management, Elan Pharmaceuticals

•           Isaac Young, Sr. Director Supply Chain Operations, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals

•           Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Contract Manufacturing Outsourcing: Ensuring A Successful Partnership!

•           Mark Buck, Global Supply Chain Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories

Implementing Sustainability Programs: Case Studies from the Field”

•           Megan Maltenfort, Sustainability Manager, VWR International

“Opportunities & Challenges for Sourcing from China & India”

•           Shankar Suryanarayanan, Vice President – International, BSMA

•           Yingming Yue, Associate Director, Supply Management, Nektar Therapeutics

“Singapore Economic Development Showcase: Outsourcing Resources for Biotech”

•           Neeraj Kumar, Center Director -Americas, Singapore Economic Development Board

“California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, SB 657”

•           David Gonzalez, Attorney, DLA Piper

“Disaster Prevention and Business Recovery: Are You Ready?”

•           Russell Owens, Sr. Business Continuity Specialist, Chubb Insurance Company

“Best Practices in Master Supply Agreements with CMO’s”

•           Jake Handy, Attorney, Fenwick & West

•           Vincent Garnier, Head of Contract Manufacturing Operations, Genentech

•           Tim Jordan, Associate Director Supply Chain, MAP Pharmaceuticals

•           Yingming Yue, Associate Director, Supply Management, Nektar Therapeutics

“Managing Risk: Pharmaceutical Shipments in Storage and Transit”

•           Chuck Forsaith, Director, Supply Chain Security, Purdue Pharma Technologies

“Good Distribution Practices Regulation – USP Chapter 1083”

•           Speaker TBD

“Solving the Missing Link between Forecasting & ERP in Clinical Supply Optimization”

•           Michelle Foust, PharmD, Director of New Product Development, Almac Clinical Services

“Technology Improvements in Clinical Supplies”

•           Leon Wyszkowki, VP of North America Operations, Fisher Clinical Services

•           David Northrup, Vice President, Accenture Life Sciences

“There is More Project at the End of the Money” (Building & Managing a Clinical Supply Budget)

•           Matt Blume, General Manager, Catalent Pharma Solutions

•           Brian Keesee, Head of Project Management, Catalent Pharma Solutions

“Clinical Supply Chain Best Practices” – A Town Hall Meeting

•           Moderated by Bill Coakley, Chairman, Strategic Sourcing and Clinical Operations Committees, and Vice President, Strategic Alliances, BSMA


•           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

About Bio Supply Management Alliance

The Bio Supply Management Alliance is an association of supply chain professionals whose primary mission is to “identify and disseminate” supply chain best practices in order to enhance the efficacy, quality and safety of the biopharma industry in the global marketplace. Our Board of Advisors are senior executives from biopharma companies and thought leaders from academic institutions. BSMA has forged strategic alliances with organizations, such as APICS, AZBio, BayBIO, BIO,BIOCOM, CSCMP, ISM & WIL.


Because life depends on us, the Bio Supply Management Alliance supports continuous learning.

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