Day 3: Manufacturer & Provider Only Task Force Focus Day: Driving Value In The Supply Chain

08:15 - 09:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 09:05 Welcome Remarks

09:05 - 09:40 Integration & Collaboration Workshop

• Looking at all the elements it takes to deliver a product to a customer
• Which cost modeling approaches are most effective?
• How to properly allocate fixed and variable costs
• Determining how to handle the accounts of your customers that cost the highest to serve
• Redesigning your network to achieve ideal service level and cost
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Rick Desmarais

Director Lean & Operational Excellence
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.

10:00 - 10:15 Case Study Revolution: Cost-To-Serve Optimization

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

10:15 - 10:35 Critical Medical Device Supply Chain “Engines” For Managing Change

David Bode - VP Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics
• Precision Analytics: to glean insights into cost to serve, cost per unit drivers, and operating performance
• Continuous Efficiency Improvement: through standards-driven execution of distribution functions
• Operational Flexibility: for increasingly complex customer requirements, omni channel support, forward deployment and postponement
• Visibility and Management: of field, consignment and FG inventory via comprehensive, portable and mobile systems
• Risk Reduction: through proven integration, consolidation, M&A transition programs
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David Bode

VP Health Care Solutions
DSC Logistics

10:35 - 11:05 Morning Refreshment Break

Coffee and a snack. A chance to talk with your manufacturing peers. Since no vendors (except for speakers of the day) attend this focus day, it's easy to find the medtech folks you want to talk with.

11:05 - 11:30 Provider/Manufacturer Partnership Success Story: The Cath Lab Pilot With BJC Healthcare And Cook Medical

Steve Kiewiet - VP Supply Chain Logistics & Distribution, BJC Healthcare
• Describing the need for this partnership and where it stemmed from
• Explaining the major elements of the pilot, especially RFID tagging all product so Cook has full visibility into the BJC system
• Partnership program implementation
• Sharing the results, including reduced inventory levels, limited expired product, and shipping larger shipments less often to one central location


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Steve Kiewiet

VP Supply Chain Logistics & Distribution
BJC Healthcare

Task Force #1

11:30 - 12:30 Inventory Optimization Using Nontraditional Systems And Resources
• If you are not in a place to implement custom software, what are your options for achieving better inventory utilization?
• Creating something from nothing and setting realistic goals
• Using a non-integrated, third party solution to track and measure inventory
• Exploring other nontraditional ways to optimize inventory

A task force is a facilitated large-group discussion amongst 20 – 30 people. The facilitator works with the participants to identify 5 strategies/takeaways that each person can implement at their office to solve the challenge. A group conference call will be scheduled 6 months after the event for participants to reconnect and assess how the strategies are faring. A private LinkedIn group will also be created for ongoing communication.

Task Force #2

11:30 - 12:30 Provider/Manufacturer Collaboration Steve Kiewiet - VP Supply Chain Logistics & Distribution, BJC Healthcare
  • Examples for how to develop stronger relationships and work together to better the supply chains
  • Understanding different nuances with different sized organizations. How can suppliers fit into the world of both large and small hospital networks?
  • Where can efficiencies in the supply chain be realized?
A task force is a facilitated large-group discussion amongst 20 – 30 people. The facilitator works with the participants to identify 5 strategies/takeaways that each person can implement at their office to solve the challenge. A group conference call will be scheduled 6 months after the event for participants to reconnect and assess how the strategies are faring. A private LinkedIn group will also be created for ongoing communication.
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Steve Kiewiet

VP Supply Chain Logistics & Distribution
BJC Healthcare

Task Force #3

11:30 - 12:30 Using UDI For Business Benefit (Moving Beyond Just Satisfying The Regulation) Stephen Meyer - Research Director, Gartner, Inc.
• What business benefits can your company realize with UDI?
• Exploring how UDI can support visibility, better stakeholder collaboration, business intelligence, returns and inventory management, and other supply chain transformations
• Taking the steps necessary to implement and utilize the full benefits of UDI

A task force is a facilitated large-group discussion amongst 20 – 30 people. The facilitator works with the participants to identify 5 strategies/takeaways that each person can implement at their office to solve the challenge. A group conference call will be scheduled 6 months after the event for participants to reconnect and assess how the strategies are faring. A private LinkedIn group will also be created for ongoing communication.

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Stephen Meyer

Research Director
Gartner, Inc.

12:30 - 12:45 Task Forces Report Back

We all wish we could be in two places at once. While we haven’t figured out yet how to clone you, we can ensure you pick up the best nuggets of info from all three of these task forces. Here, each moderator will share the three most important takeaways identified during their conversations. Have your devices handy – you’ll need to take speedy notes!

12:45 - 13:45 Lunch


13:45 - 23:59 Conclusion of LogiMed USA