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.

Robert Bottome

Robert Bottome

Vice President, Global Supply Chain

Biomarin

Michael Orlowski

Michael Orlowski

Vice President, Supply Chain and Technical Operations

Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Eric Moore

Eric Moore

Vice President, Global Supply Performance Management

Pfizer, Inc.

Frank Binder

Frank Binder

Corporate Officer, Global Head of Supply Chain Management

Santen

Kawa Chiu

Kawa Chiu

Vice President, CMC Supply Chain

Lyell Immunopharma, Inc.

Stephen Hardt

Stephen Hardt

Vice President, Supply Chain and External Manufacturing

Allogene Therapeutics

Allen Jacques

Allen Jacques

Vice President, Biologics and External Manufacturing Value Stream

LEO Pharma

Donnie Weissberg

Donnie Weissberg

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

Bayer

Stacy Malueg

Stacy Malueg

Head of North America Regional Planning

Genentech

Michele Dorris

Michele Dorris

Executive Director, Customer Operations and Head, D&I

Sandoz

Alejandro Gomez

Alejandro Gomez

Senior Director, Global Logistics Operations

GSK

Melissa Dubicki

Melissa Dubicki

Senior Director, Supply Chain

Novo Nordisk Inc.

Syed Rahman

Syed Rahman

Head, Business Applications Group (US),

Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Bob Miller

Bob Miller

Senior Director, Supply Chain Planning

Pfizer

Ed Ram

Ed Ram

Senior Director, Supply Chain

Sagent Pharmaceuticals

Arash Azadegan

Arash Azadegan

Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management

Rutgers University

Dave Malenfant

Dave Malenfant

Director Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Industry Liaison and Talent De

Texas Christian University, BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance)

Tom Stephenson

Tom Stephenson

General Manager, Americas

Aera Technology

Alex Wakefield

Alex Wakefield

CEO

LONGBOW ADVANTAGE

Ada Palmadottir

Ada Palmadottir

Director, Pharmaceutical Validation and Compliance

Controlant

Gary Neights

Gary Neights

Senior Director, Product Management

Elemica

Mark Maurice

Mark Maurice

Senior Professional Services Supply Chain Manager (In-transit and Stationary)

Sensitech

Ryan Donahue

Ryan Donahue

Director of Operations and Continuous Improvement

Accuristix

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 - 1:25 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:25 pm

    Across the industry, serialization and ambitions to leverage automation and machine learning have been major catalysts to improving the governance and quality of data to leverage data as a business asset. Eric Moore, Vice President, Global Supply Performance Management for Pfizer has been working to improve the governance of data to digitally enable the business. Hear Eric discuss the data journey and lessons learned, including:

    ·        Advancing data governance and identifying areas for improvement

    ·        Determining a sustained data governance strategy

    ·        Leading multi-year data driven technology migrations

    ·        Balancing data governance with innovation

    Learn more
  • 1:25 pm - 1:45 pm

    1:25 pm - 1:45 pm

    Tom Stephenson, General Manager, Americas, Aera Technology

    With the Cognitive Automation era already underway, effective leaders are challenging long ingrained thinking that can otherwise hinder the agile enterprise. They recognize that those that don’t risk codifying artificial limits that no longer hold true.

    ·        We’ll discuss what ‘self-evident’ truths in supply chain that don’t exist in a Cognitive Automation world and how we need to set ourselves up for success

    ·        Hear how today’s cognitive leaders are redefining the expectations of humans in relation to machines in digital decision making

    ·        We’ll discuss the shift towards agile models and what success looks like for teams

    ·        Pick up some best practices you can bring back to your senior leadership and teams to make the most out of Cognitive Automation

    Learn more
  • 1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

    1:45 pm - 2:10 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
  • 2:10 pm - 2:25 pm

    2:10 pm - 2:25 pm

  • 2:25 pm - 2:55 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:55 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
    Allen Jacques, Vice President, Biologics and External Manufacturing Value Stream, LEO Pharma

    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
  • 2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

    2:55 pm - 3:15 pm

    Mark Maurice, Senior Professional Services Supply Chain Manager (In-transit and Stationary), Sensitech

    ·        Unique vaccine challenges we are seeing - overtaxing the global pharmaceutical and medical equipment distribution

    ·        Discuss case studies around temperature sensitive vaccines, test kits and medical equipment

    ·        Best practices to help logistics end-to-end visibility, security theft prevention and managing temperature abuse

    ·        Understand vaccine distribution challenges today and the tidal wave that is coming with the race to expedited vaccine distribution

    ·        Learn more about how adding visibility can help reduce uncertainty and in-transit risks

    ·        Key best practices and 2 case studies on how companies are ensuring patient safety and managing on-time performance

    Learn more
  • 3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:15 pm - 3:40 pm

    Ed Ram, Senior Director, Supply Chain, Sagent Pharmaceuticals
    Melissa Dubicki, Senior Director, 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
  • 3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

  • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    Ada Palmadottir, Director, Pharmaceutical Validation and Compliance, Controlant
    Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management, Elemica

    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. Building Resilient Supply Chains for the Post-COVID Era 

    COVID-19 has stressed the pharma supply chains to its limit. Strategies aimed at global efficiency are no longer working. In the coming years, the supply chain must become more future proof. Three key characteristics that define resilience are agility, visibility, and sustainability. While these aren’t new to the supply chain, the pandemic has accelerated their importance, and they will have an outsized impact on the performance of the supply chain in the future. 

    Join us for a roundtable event to discuss: 

    • What are the attributes of a resilient supply chain?
    • Why real-time visibility and transparency is foundational 
    • Why agility is the real currency of the future
    • How sustainable practices increase resilience 
    • Where should supply chain stakeholders focus their attention today? 
    • What does the supply chain of the future look like? 

    Ada Palmadottir, Director, Pharmaceutical Validation and Compliance, Controlant

    2.  Creating Value through a Digital Supplier Network

    Visibility to contract manufacturing, quality and compliance systems and real-time shipments can bring unprecedented value to an organization. Saving time, reducing errors, creating stronger relationships, enhancing traceability—small changes can mean big impact when implemented across a digital network.

    Join us for a round table to discuss:

    ·        Challenges and best practices in managing inbound supply (APIs, Excipients, Packaging, etc.)

    ·        How digitization drives bottom line value

    ·        Impending regulations and the impact on business and safety practices

    Gary Neights, Senior Director, Product Management, Elemica

    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
  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 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 - 1:25 pm

    1:00 pm - 1:25 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
  • 1:25 pm - 1:45 pm

    1:25 pm - 1:45 pm

    Alex Wakefield, CEO, LONGBOW ADVANTAGE
    Ryan Donahue, Director of Operations and Continuous Improvement, Accuristix

    Executives who understand the benefits of properly managing distribution data can unlock enormous potential in their operations. When data is effectively cleaned and managed, companies can view their operations in real-time, analyze, and improve processes daily. With significantly improved visibility, a company can provide better service to their customers and achieve these results at a much lower cost than current data management software.

    ·        How your time and money are distracted by unproven technologies in the supply chain

    ·        Why industry-leading supply chain and BI software do not give you real-time information in your warehouse

    ·        Ways to improve your operation at a fraction of the cost of traditional technology solutions

    Learn more
  • 1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

    1:45 pm - 2:10 pm

    Kawa Chiu, Vice President, CMC Supply Chain, Lyell Immunopharma, Inc.
    Stephen Hardt, Vice President, Supply Chain and External Manufacturing, Allogene Therapeutics

    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
  • 2:10 pm - 2:25 pm

    2:10 pm - 2:25 pm

  • 2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

    2:25 pm - 2:50 pm

    Frank Binder, Corporate Officer, Global Head of Supply Chain Management, Santen
    Marcelo Couto, Senior Director, Market Supply Operations, Global Supply Chain, Bristol Myers Squibb

    Pharma manufacturers have been evolving traditional organizational structures as many expand into rare and personalized medicines. Organizational design has come under further pressure in recent months as the industry responds to the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. How do you evolve as an organization to support resiliency during uncertain times? What does the organization of the future look like?

    Panelists will discuss:

    ·        Onboarding and training in a virtual environment to support the business

    ·        Building capabilities for an integrated supply chain in a remote and sustainable manner

    ·        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
  • 2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    2:50 pm - 3:10 pm

    Syed Rahman, Head, Business Applications Group (US),, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

  • 3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    3:10 pm - 3:40 pm

    Arash Azadegan, Associate Professor, Supply Chain Management, Rutgers University
    Michele Dorris, Executive Director, Customer Operations and Head, D&I, Sandoz
    Dave Malenfant, Director Center for Supply Chain Innovation, Industry Liaison and Talent De, Texas Christian University, BSMA (Biotech Supply Management Alliance)

    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
  • 3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

    3:40 pm - 3:45 pm

  • 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm

    3:45 pm - 4:30 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
  • 4:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    4:30 pm - 4:30 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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