LogiPharma Connect is a private, invitation-only virtual event customized for senior-level pharma supply chain, logistics, distribution, planning, IT, quality and sourcing executives.

During crisis comes opportunity. The mission of LogiPharma Connect is to provide an interactive, high-level platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices and timely perspectives on moving beyond these turbulent times.

A Unique Experience

The LogiPharma Connect Virtual Event is an online forum mirroring our in-person Connect events. We’re bringing you 
exclusive knowledge from top-notch industry leaders at the touch of a button.

Here's what you get when you attend:

Pre-Scheduled 1:1 Meetings 

See someone on our attendee list you want to meet? Mutually matched and pre-scheduled 1:1 meetings with your prospects and peers make it easy to further business. No more fruitless conversation. No more tradeshows.

Executive-Level Content

We provide custom-made, high-level content that fosters a fruitful dialogue among participants. You’ll identify best practices to improve your end-to-end supply chain, better serve customers and minimize cost in today’s dynamic healthcare environment

Exclusive Networking

Meet only the most senior-level executives in an intimate and interactive environment at our breakout rooms, 1:1 meetings, roundtables, and more.

Our Speakers. Your Visionaries.

Donnie Weissberg

Donnie Weissberg

Head of Warehousing, Transportation & Last Mile, Americas, Pharmaceuticals


Robert Bottome

Robert Bottome

Vice President, Global Supply Chain


Michael Orlowski

Michael Orlowski

Vice President, Supply Chain and Technical Operations

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Stacy Malueg

Stacy Malueg

Head of North America Regional Planning


Alejandro Gomez

Alejandro Gomez

Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations


Kawa Chiu

Kawa Chiu

Vice President, CMC Supply Chain

Lyell Immunopharma, Inc.

Melissa Dubicki

Melissa Dubicki

Senior Director, Supply Chain Finance and Supply Chain

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Bob Miller

Bob Miller

Senior Director, Supply Chain Planning


Michele Dorris

Michele Dorris

Executive Director, Customer Operations and Head, D&I


Ed Ram

Ed Ram

Senior Director, Supply Chain

Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Arash Azadegan

Arash Azadegan

Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management

Rutgers University

Our Agenda

Day One - September 15, 2020: The Connected, Resilient and Agile Supply Chain

  • 12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

    12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Bob Miller, Senior Director, Supply Chain Planning, Pfizer

    The industry has been on a journey to adopt digital to drive down operating costs and better serve patients, but has often lagged behind other industries. The current crisis has demanded manufacturers to be more agile and responsive, accelerating digital transformation. What will it mean to evolve digitally and lead in the future? How do we get to the forefront of technology and digital innovation without it driving us?

    Panelists will discuss:

    • Linking high level digital strategy to operational changes that will make meaningful impacts on the business
    • Identifying the parts of the supply chain to leverage digital to become more agile and deliver business value
    • Determining which areas of the digital roadmap to accelerate to drive maximum value to the business and patient
    • Leveraging machine learning and RPA to automate manual work
    • Opportunities for leveraging the digital infrastructure to manage risk and improve the forecasting process
    Learn more
  • 1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

    Executive Speaker to be Confirmed, Aera Technology

    Learn more
  • 1:50 pm - 2:25 pm

    1:50 pm - 2:25 pm

    Alejandro Gomez, Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations, GSK

    COVID-19 wasn’t the first major event to disrupt pharma supply chains in the last year. The African Swine Fever epidemic in China started creating an imbalance in shipping containers on a global scale in October 2019. This was further complicated by the drop in trade between China and the US and further complicated by strikes in France up until March. And then COVID-19 hit, the perfect storm, forcing all manufacturers to quickly shore up their business continuity plans. Hear how one supply chain leader and his team approached the crisis to ensure continuous supply, including:

    • Organizing governance internally to respond to crisis
    • Overcoming capacity constraints with manufacturing plants
    • Developing alternative shipping strategies to move product in the absence of shipping containers and limited commercial flights
    Learn more
  • 2:25 pm - 2:40 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:40 pm

  • 2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

    2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

    Donnie Weissberg, Head of Warehousing, Transportation & Last Mile, Americas, Pharmaceuticals, Bayer
    Michael Orlowski, Vice President, Supply Chain and Technical Operations, Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.
    Stacy Malueg, Head of North America Regional Planning, Genentech

    Supply chain leaders are always thinking about risk. The strong risk mitigation processes in place kept supplies relatively stable across the industry in the early days of the COVID crisis, but what does ongoing risk management look like? Roving incidents of COVID can shut down production facilities and distribution centers at little to no notice, only to come back at 50-60% capacity. How do you manage risk and disaster preparedness in an uncertain environment for the medium-term?

    Panelists will discuss:

    • 5 key factors for a good BCP
    • Risk assessment and management approaches to understand your supply network and customer base to avoid disruptions
    • Revising business continuity plans in response to pandemics and known security incidents
    • Best practices for ongoing risk mitigation across multiple geographies
    Learn more
  • 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    Despite advances in real time monitoring and temperature control, the industry continues to experience friction when it comes to getting the data from shippers to identify deviations. As more and more data is being shared, how can you achieve greater connectivity across the supply chain for temperature controlled shipments?

    Find out how to:

    • Identify weaknesses in the end-to-end process
    • Collaborate with freight forwarders to bulletproof the process with the airlines
    • Utilize data loggers and current best practices for small parcel shipments to distribute to the end customer
    Learn more
  • 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

    3:40 pm - 4:10 pm

    Ed Ram, Senior Director, Supply Chain, Sagent Pharmaceuticals
    Melissa Dubicki, Senior Director, Supply Chain Finance and Supply Chain, Novo Nordisk Inc.

    More and more high value, temperature sensitive products are entering the market, and logistics professionals are handling an increasing number of environmental temperature extremes from polar vortexes to extreme heat waves. With the added regulatory pressure, avoiding temperature excursions has never been more important. What are the most effective monitoring options available? What needs to be in place to avoid excursions while product is in transit? What should your action plan be to save the product in the event of an excursion?

    Panelists will discuss:

    • The latest methods to monitor shipments to be more proactive and avoid deviations
    • Tightening up processes to avoid temperature excursions
    • Methods to counter excursions and work with them to save the product
    Learn more
  • 4:10 pm - 4:15 pm

    4:10 pm - 4:15 pm

  • 4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

    4:15 pm - 5:00 pm

    Since the morning was jam-packed with detailed presentations and thought-provoking panel discussions, here’s your opportunity to be part of the discussion! Join a group of your manufacturer peers to share ideas and new best practices in an intimate virtual environment.

    1. Topic TBD

    Executive Speaker, Controlant

    2.  Leveraging Serialization Data to Deliver Business Value Beyond Compliance Requirements

    3.  Cost Optimization Opportunities, Including Chargebacks to Increase Working Capital

    Additional Topics May Include:

    • Driving More Efficient Manufacturing Operations Across Your Network
    • Working Toward Interoperability to Meet the 2023 DSCSA Requirements
    • Managing Temperature Controlled Shipments During Crisis, Lessons Learned From COVID-19
    • Generating a Cascade of Inventory Health Data to Avoid Backorders
    • Becoming More Sustainable, Packaging, Transportation and Beyond
    • Unlocking Insights Across The Value Chain to Get End-to-End Visibility and Enable Critical Decision Making
    Learn more
  • 5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    5:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Day Two - September 16, 2020: Supply Chain Innovation and Optimization to Support Future Growth

  • 12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

    12:50 pm - 12:55 pm

  • 12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

    12:55 pm - 1:00 pm

  • 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    As companies expand into rare and personalized medicines, it’s becoming clear that traditional organizational structures are unable to support this growth. How do you evolve as an organization to drive this growth organically? What does the organization of the future look like?

    Panelists will discuss:

    • Integrating supply chains to maximize efficiency and support new product lines and growth in new markets
    • Examining supply, demand, scheduling, customer service and more to leverage digital and automation to become more efficient globally
    • Structuring the organization in terms of people, process and technology to become more strategic vs. tactical
    • Understanding the skillsets and talent needed to support the organization of the future
    Learn more
  • 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

    Robert Bottome, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Biomarin

    Biomarin is transitioning from start up to adolescence, aiming to grow the business from a $2bn to $5bn company. As the business evolves the portfolio, including launching into gene therapies and beyond, Robert Bottome, Vice President, Global Supply Chain has been leading the efforts to transform Biomarin’s supply chain to mature processes across 81 countries. Find out the key levers to optimize the supply chain, including:

    • Leveraging technology investments to reduce manual processes and errors
    • Investing resources in master data management to get maximum value out of advanced planning models
    • Integrating systems to handle the complexity of clinical trials on new pipeline products that have a bigger therapeutic impact
    Learn more
  • 2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

    2:00 pm - 2:15 pm

  • 2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    2:15 pm - 2:45 pm

    Kawa Chiu, Vice President, CMC Supply Chain, Lyell Immunopharma, Inc.

    With increased investment in cell and gene therapies, manufacturers now have multiple types of manufacturing and supply chain modalities to operationalize. When starting with an early stage clinical asset in cell and gene therapy, how do you build out a supply chain to support it? Hear lessons learned, including:

    • Identifying the immediate priorities and considerations to think about for a robust supply chain
    • Understanding key considerations and aligning with overall company strategy
    • Supply chain network design to deliver to the patient
    Learn more
  • 2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:45 pm - 3:15 pm

    Arash Azadegan, Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management, Rutgers University
    Michele Dorris, Executive Director, Customer Operations and Head, D&I, Sandoz

    As we create this new normal, it’s a critical time to map out the skillsets needed to lead a resilient and agile supply chain in a climate characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity. What have we learned about talent during the pandemic? Which skillsets have been most critical and what skillsets are essential for this new environment? Leaders from industry and the academic community will shed light on:

    • Enhancing skillsets to manage risk and support a resilient supply chain
    • Developing analytical skills, linking them to overall supply chain strategy
    • Communication skills needed to support the organization of the future
    Learn more
  • 3:15 pm - 3:20 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:20 pm

  • 3:20 pm - 4:05 pm

    3:20 pm - 4:05 pm

    Since the morning was jam-packed with detailed presentations and thought-provoking panel discussions, here’s your opportunity to be part of the discussion! Join a group of your manufacturer peers to share ideas and new best practices in an intimate virtual environment.

    1. Preparing for the Unpredictable Ebb and Flow of Post-COVID

    Michele Dorris, Executive Director, Customer Operations and Head, D&I, Sandoz 

    2. From Cost Center to Profit Center, Driving Efficiencies to Deliver Business Value

    3. Getting the Right Level of Inventory Control to Control Cash Flow

    Additional Topics May Include:

    • Lessons Learned from COVID-19, Mitigating Risk in the Global Supply Chain
    • Preparing the Business to Leverage Data as a Business Asset
    • Handling and Managing Rising Transportation Costs for Different Modalities 
    • Driving Innovation and Optimizing Service Levels With CMOs to Better Support Patients 
    • Managing and Overcoming Challenges in the Global Inbound Supply Chain
    • Managing Risk and Ensuring Business Continuity for a Resilient Supply Chain
    Learn more
  • 4:05 pm - 4:05 pm

    4:05 pm - 4:05 pm

What Attendees Are Saying

Excellent Content

“Excellent forum to stay abreast of recent industry trends coupled with thought provoking discussions on digitizing your supply chain to improve efficiency, flexibility and agility.”

Rohan Sheth, Supply Chain Process Capability Leader, GSK

Highly Recommend

“Great experience! Have learned from fellow peers in the industry and great to get a refreshed perspective on key initiatives in the industry. Would highly recommend to others.”

Gaurav Mehta, Head of Supply Chain Projects, Alcon (Novartis)

Invaluable Takeaways

“The main reason I attend LogiPharma is to gain insights into cutting edge supply chain concepts in order to better plan for applying them to our supply chain operations. ”

John Christoffersen, Supply Chain Manager, Aurobindo Pharma USA

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