Day 1: Shifting The Supply Chain In Response To The New Healthcare Environment

07:00 - 08:00 Registration & Breakfast In The Partnering Cafe

Welcome to the Partnering Café, your “home base” over the next two days. This is where you’ll enjoy bottomless coffee and tea, soft drinks, and snacks; learn about the latest supply chain innovations, connect with your colleagues, and refresh from your busy days at LogiMed!

08:00 - 08:05 Welcoming Remarks

08:05 - 08:25 Device-Specific Network Building: Thriving Amongst The Nuances Of Our Devices

Get to know other heads of supply chain managing similar devices as yours. You’ll be able to discuss nuances and dissect specific challenges unique to the planning, distribution, and management of your devices. Right from the start of the conference you’ll make valuable new connections within your industry vertical.

Edward Fisk Watson

Department Chair & Professor
E.J. Ourso College of Business, Louisiana State University

08:35 - 08:55 Global Supply Chain Integration Following The ArthroCare Acquisition

Anne Nunes - Sr Vice President, Global Process Optimization, Smith & Nephew
Anne recently led the entire Smith & Nephew acquisition of ArthroCare. In this keynote presentation she'll focus specifically on the integration of the two supply chains and lessons learned along the way. You'll adopt strategies to ensure any M&A supply chain integration you are involved with will go as smoothly as possible.
• Establishing goals, timelines, and milestones
• Decision-making and tradeoffs to achieve your goals on time (the outsourcing example and why)
• Major accomplishments and the strategies that contributed to them
• Future opportunities for the supply chain
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Anne Nunes

Sr Vice President, Global Process Optimization
Smith & Nephew

08:55 - 09:15 Driving Supply Chain Transformation And Delivering Meaningful Business Impact

Jonathan Harrington - Senior Director Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing, Abbott Vascular
Jonathan’s team achieved their three year goals for their supply chain evolution in just over two years. He will share a case study on the major changes they’ve made to their supply chain that has reduced distressed inventory, reduced headcount, and doubled PPV savings.
• Setting the vision and articulating the purpose
• Gaining alignment and mobilizing your organization
• Elevating the supply chain function within your organization
• Delivering the benefit
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Jonathan Harrington

Senior Director Global Supply Chain & Manufacturing
Abbott Vascular

09:15 - 09:30 Case Study Revolution: Supply Chain Transformation

A 15-minute audience discussion in small groups to tackle a remaining challenge/opportunity from the preceding presentation.

09:30 - 09:50 Adopting Best Practices From Other Industries

Scott Nelson - Senior Vice President, Cardinal Health
• Identifying and applying opportunities in the retail supply chain and other industries to help optimize your supply chain
• Utilizing data from the point-of-consumption to improve your manufacturing and supply chain processes
• Adopting best practices

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Scott Nelson

Senior Vice President
Cardinal Health

09:50 - 10:35 Morning Refreshment & Networking Break In The Partnering Cafe

Welcome to the Partnering Café, your “home base” over the next two days. This is where you’ll enjoy bottomless coffee and tea, soft drinks, and snacks; learn about the latest supply chain innovations, connect with your colleagues, and refresh from your busy days at LogiMed!
A lot of major mergers and acquisitions happened in the med device space last year – and at LogiMed in April we got to hear how this was impacting the major supply chains and plans for the future. Now that many acquisitions have been finalized, we’ll speak with some of the supply chain heads who have been leading their companies through the integration process, and also hear from those currently in the depths of it. You’ll catch what they’ve learned along the way, tips for effective consolidation, how to keep your teams motivated through the process, and more!
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Larry Smith

Vice President of Global Supply Chain
Becton Dickinson

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Don Lynch

Director, Supply Chain
Welch Allyn

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Christopher McCall

Head of Global Supply Chain
Grifols

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David Bode

VP Health Care Solutions
DSC Logistics

11:20 - 11:45 Guest Speaker: Exploring The Changing Healthcare Market And Its Impact On Medical Devices

Dean G. Smith - Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management, School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
From education to HMO management, Dean Smith's experience in healthcare is extensive. And he travels all over the country speaking about healthcare reform and even the healthcare supply chain. We are honored to have him join LogiMed to impart his expertise on:
• Changes from the Affordable Care Act impacting healthcare organizations
• The impact of hospital network and device manufacturer mergers and acquisitions
• Other shifts expected in healthcare, and how will that impact us in the near and long-term future
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Dean G. Smith

Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management
School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Did a presentation from earlier in the day spark your interest? Of course! Now you get to sit down with that speaker and 10 – 15 other attendees to dissect and debate a topic you select. Or choose a focus area aligned with your most pressing initiatives or something you’d like to learn more about. (Be sure to divide and conquer with your teammates!) A breadth of experiences will be shared amongst all, and you get to ask the questions you need answers to.

#1 Trade Compliance And Logistics Best Practices For Opening A New Facility
Suzy Canon, Senior Manager of Global Logistics, Terumo BCT

#2 Supplier Management Best Practices

Spencer Levy, VP of Strategy & Integration, Universal Hospital Services

#3 Global Supply Chain Integration Following The ArthroCare Acquisition

Anne Nunes, SVP Global Process Optimization, Smith & Nephew

#4 Adopting Best Practices From Other Industries

Mike Duffy, President, Hospital Solutions and Global Supply Chain, Cardinal Health

#5 The Latest Solutions For Packaging, Shipping, And Monitoring Your Temperature Controlled Devices
Michelle Leggett, Director, Logistics, Distribution & Warehouse, Molecular Diagnostics, Hologic

#6 Evolving Logistics And Order fulfillment To Europe
Jan den Otter, VP Global Business Development, Rhenus Contract Logistics

#7 Exploring The Changing Healthcare Market And Its Impact On Medical Devices
Dean G. Smith, PhD, Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management, School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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Anne Nunes

Sr Vice President, Global Process Optimization
Smith & Nephew

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Suzy Canon

Director of Global Logistics
Terumo BCT

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Spencer Levy

Vice President
Universal Hospital Services

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Dean G. Smith

Dean and Professor of Health Policy and Systems Management
School of Public Health at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

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Michelle Leggett

Director of Logistics, Warehouse and Distribution
Hologic

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Scott Nelson

Senior Vice President
Cardinal Health

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Jan den Otter

VP Global Business Development
Rhenus Contract Logistics

12:50 - 14:00 Lunch

Track A Outsourcing & Inventory Visibility

14:00 - 14:20 Outsourcing Best Practices To Determine When, How, And Who Richard Oleson - Director of Distribution, Patterson Medical

Richard Oleson

Director of Distribution
Patterson Medical

Gain insight into how several forecasting pros account for the multitude of factors that impact your demand models. Learn what technologies and tools support them and how you can make your forecasts more accurate.
• Debating the pros and cons of different forecasting methods
• Are marketing and sales teams always overly optimistic? Accounting for this in your forecasts
• The importance of publishing forecast accuracy metrics
• Understanding how Obamacare, the regulatory environment, competition, industry trends, and other moving pieces will impact your business
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Kevin Stout

Executive Director
Medical Device Supply Chain Council

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Sandra Leclerc

Director of Global Supply Chain, Cardiology
Boston Scientific Corporation

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Dottie Barr

VP Supply Chain, Materials, and Logistics
T2 Biosystems

Track A Outsourcing & Inventory Visibility

14:20 - 14:40 Achieving The Holy Grail Of Inventory Transparency Eric Huppi - Director of Loaned Inventory & US Transportation, Zimmer Biomet
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Eric Huppi

Director of Loaned Inventory & US Transportation
Zimmer Biomet

Gain insight into how several forecasting pros account for the multitude of factors that impact your demand models. Learn what technologies and tools support them and how you can make your forecasts more accurate.
• Debating the pros and cons of different forecasting methods
• Are marketing and sales teams always overly optimistic? Accounting for this in your forecasts
• The importance of publishing forecast accuracy metrics
• Understanding how Obamacare, the regulatory environment, competition, industry trends, and other moving pieces will impact your business
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Kevin Stout

Executive Director
Medical Device Supply Chain Council

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Sandra Leclerc

Director of Global Supply Chain, Cardiology
Boston Scientific Corporation

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Dottie Barr

VP Supply Chain, Materials, and Logistics
T2 Biosystems

Track A Outsourcing & Inventory Visibility

14:40 - 15:20 Inventory Visibility: Driving The Evolution Of The Medical Device Supply Chain Stephen Bradley - CEO, Medical Tracking Solutions
Supply chains in the medical device industry are evolving. Manufacturers are in the process of shifting from a centralized distribution model to one where product is closer to the point of sale through partnerships with third-party logistics providers (3PLs). The key is to institute a robust tracking system that enables the manufacturer to leverage a comprehensive yet complex network with global visibility, real-time communications, and sophisticated functionality. The benefits of this advanced supply chain fall into two columns: financial and operational gains for the manufacturer and significant advantages to healthcare providers and their patients.

What prevented this from happening sooner?

-Limited software solutions to provide supply chain visibility
-Industry is slow to evolve
-Insourcing was rampant
-3PLs were focused on centralized pick and ship
-ERP/WMS systems were unable to support model

Why Now?

-Technology has arrived
-3PLs have realized that to win pick and ship they must provide value added services as well
oReturns
oLoaners
oIn hospital data capture
oDecentralized operations
-Supply Chain account for too much of COGS
-Distribution leadership is becoming more valued Where are we going?
-End to End visibility of inventory across OEMs, 3PLs, and Hospitals
-Real time transactional data capture that drives actions
-Replenishment in hours not days
-Sales data in real time
-Reduction of trunk stock
-Elimination of inventory manager “Sales Reps”
-Tripling turns rates
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Stephen Bradley

CEO
Medical Tracking Solutions

Your talent runs your supply chain, but we all know its a challenge to find and retain them. Gain multiple perspectives on this topic from both large and mid-sized device companies. While the way you do things might work, you'll gain ideas in this panel to do it better.
•Recruiting and retaining top talent
•Best ways to incentivize your supply chain team
•Creating a succession planning road map to ensure you do it right
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Todd Abraham

VP Operations
Endologix

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Kevin Stout

Executive Director
Medical Device Supply Chain Council

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Dutch Vandersand

Director of Supply Chain
Integra LifeSciences

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Christopher McCall

Head of Global Supply Chain
Grifols

15:20 - 16:05 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Break In The Partnering Cafe

Welcome to the Partnering Café, your “home base” over the course of the conference. This is where you’ll enjoy bottomless coffee and tea, soft drinks, and snacks; learn about the latest supply chain innovations, connect with your colleagues, and refresh from your busy days at LogiMed!
#1 Outsourcing Best Practices To Determine When, How, And Who
Richard Oleson, Director of Distribution, Patterson Medical

#2 Achieving The Holy Grail Of Inventory Transparency
Eric Huppi, Director of Loaned Inventory & US Transportation, Zimmer Biomet

#3 Developing Your Own Successor And Supply Chain Talent Management
Dutch Vandersand, Dutch Vandersand, Director of Supply Chain, Integra LifeSciences

#4 Improving Global Trade Management By Having The Right Tools And Processes In Place
Attendee-Led Free-Flow Discussion

#5 Optimizing The Relationship Between Supply Chain And Quality
Attendee-Led Free-Flow Discussion

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Dutch Vandersand

Director of Supply Chain
Integra LifeSciences

Richard Oleson

Director of Distribution
Patterson Medical

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Eric Huppi

Director of Loaned Inventory & US Transportation
Zimmer Biomet

Private Session By Invitation Only

16:05 - 16:35 VP Think Tank
It’s a private room set away from the busy conversations of the conference. You have to be on the list to get in. Only a small group will assemble – 15 or so, all VPs or heads of supply chain. In candid conversation with true leaders and decision makers who aren’t afraid to disrupt business as usual, you’ll discuss the initiatives most critical to those just steps away from the C-suite. You’ll walk away inspired, full of insight, and with a tight network of senior-level colleagues at the leading medical device manufacturers. By invitation only. To request yours, contact Sara Mueller at sara.mueller@wbresearch.com or 1.239.529.6917.

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Cindy Parsons

Spokeperson
Wounded Warrior Project

Private Session By Invitation Only

16:35 - 17:00 VP Think Tank
It’s a private room set away from the busy conversations of the conference. You have to be on the list to get in. Only a small group will assemble – 15 or so, all VPs or heads of supply chain. In candid conversation with true leaders and decision makers who aren’t afraid to disrupt business as usual, you’ll discuss the initiatives most critical to those just steps away from the C-suite. You’ll walk away inspired, full of insight, and with a tight network of senior-level colleagues at the leading medical device manufacturers. By invitation only. To request yours, contact Sara Mueller at sara.mueller@wbresearch.com or 1.239.529.6917.

17:00 - 18:30 Mardi Gras Reception Sponsored by Cardinal Health Integrated Logistics Services

Mardi Gras will be over in March, but the fun will just be beginning at this networking reception! Sample some of the best eats New Orleans has to offer. Sip a purple, green, or gold cocktail. Be entertained by the bright costumes, floats, and music. Hope for good luck to win a GoPro and other exciting prizes. And have fun!

18:30 - 23:59 Conclusion Of Day One