Thursday, February 10, 2022
You’re in for a big day, so be sure to arrive in time to meet new friends and enjoy the breakfast buffet.
Breaking Down The Barriers to Healthcare Supply Chain Visibility
As we prepare for a post-pandemic environment, the challenges to healthcare supply chain visibility are more dynamic and probably greater than ever -- but so are the potential benefits. This talk will unpack what visibility really means and what it requires (spoiler alert – tech is only a part of it). It will shed light on how the current focus on resilience both drive and hinder improved visibility, and more importantly, coordination in the supply chain moving forward. Led by one of the top U.S. experts studying heathcare supply chain, the presentation will address:
- Why healthcare is still struggling to achieve visibility while other industries have made big strides (you know when your Uber-Eats delivery is arriving, but not your truckload of PPE!)
- How visibility relates to, and sets the stage for, resilience
- What key factors should be top of mind for supply chain executives as they plan for the future
David Dobrzykowski, Ph.D., University of Arkansas Dept. of Supply Chain Management
Better ETAs: Getting Visibility To Freight And Deliveries
When it comes to visibility, accurate ETAs are mission-critical. Customers want to know when the product is going to arrive – and to be alerted in advance of delivery delays. In this session, hear about Cardinal Health’s progress on the road to better ETAs, including what they have achieved so far, what barriers they’ve encountered, and where they hope to go. Topics will include:
- How robotic process automation works to provide better information on current delivery times (think Waze)
- What data packets do as they flow with products through transportation channels
- Why AI is just one piece of the solution
Peter Bennett, Vice President, US Demand and Supply Planning, Cardinal Health
Roundtable conversations are one of the most popular elements of the Supply Chain Visibility Conference. At your table, you’ll meet participants from all segments of the supply chain, including manufacturers, distributors, GPO leaders, and healthcare providers, and share perspectives on common challenges. During this first roundtable discussion, meet your fellow participants, and discuss barriers to supply chain visibility.
Choose the breakout session most appropriate to your responsibilities:
- Outside-In Demand Planning
Moderator: Nikki Carter, Global Demand Planner, Cardinal Health
- Trucks And Trains: Evaluating And Balancing Domestic Shipping Options
Moderator: Jon Archer, Sr. Manager Intl Freight Operations, McKesson
- Systematically Managing Supply Chain Disruptions
Moderator: Kim Anders, VP of Strategic Supplier Engagement, Premier, Inc.
Managing Supply And Demand During a Pandemic
Supply and demand planning in healthcare has never been simple – but during the pandemic, it became even more difficult. To achieve forecasts needed to drive procurement decisions during this volatile period, McKesson Medical-Surgical had to use non-traditional tools and processes to improve its decision making. Gain insights on:
- The interdepartmental collaboration required to build and implement accurate models
- Capabilities of current forecasting software
- Tying demand projections to procurement strategies
- Leveraging external information to build forecast and model ever changing supply chain variables such as lead time and sourcing changes
Holly Farrell, Senior Global Inventory Leader, McKesson Medical-Surgical
Table Discussions: Tools And Methods For Inventory Visibility
Lunch And Visits With Tech Solutions Exhibitors
Choose the breakout session most appropriate to your responsibilities:
- Sharing Forecast Info With Trading Partners
Moderator: Rachel Martin, VP Resilience & SCO Strategy, Vizient
- Global, Multi-Modal Freight Management
Moderator: Greg Zimmer, VP Business Development, Apex Logistics International
- Defining, Tracking, And Reducing Backorders
Moderator: Tim Vogt, Associate Director Global S&OP, BD Medical
Creating Product Supply Visibility: B. Braun Case Study
In this case study, find out how B Braun Medical is working with channel partners and key customers to implement new information-sharing tools the company created using its existing Microsoft applications. The company can now collaborate with trading partners, providing the latest supply, demand, inventory, and shipping information by distribution center down to the SKU level. The team is continuing to evolve the tool to create one single point of truth for their supply chain to the end user healthcare facility. The ultimate goal is to create customer transparency, identify potential issues early, and collaborate to create solutions.
- See a demo of the tool
- Learn how this kind of visibility reduces finger-pointing between trading partners
- Consider what’s next, as applications like this expand via artificial intelligence
Jeremy How, Vice President, Sales Operations, B. Braun Medical
Using Technology To Improve And Accelerate Supply Chain Excellence
We know what we want: a fully visible supply chain where trading partners communicate and coordinate to prevent or manage disruptions and ensure that products get to healthcare providers when and where they are needed. But the investments required to get there seem enormous. In this highly interactive session, one of the world’s leading supply chain experts will help you think about these challenges and create your own roadmap for improvement. Discuss how to:
- Accelerate digital capabilities while mitigating technology investment risk
- Understand and categorize the smorgasbord of rapidly changing supply chain technologies and methods: from intelligent demand management to control towers and digital twins
- Prioritize technology investments: what would have the most value to my stakeholders
- Create supply chain plans that reflect real-world supplier and transportation constraints
- Learn from best practices in other industries
Peter A. Bolstorff, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Association for Supply Chain Management (ACSM)
Author, “Supply Chain Excellence: A Handbook for Dramatic Improvement Using the SCOR Model”
Tech Solutions – 5 Ideas in 30 Minutes
Automation is critical to improving supply chain visibility. In this session, hear from technology providers and get a quick look (think “Shark Tank”) at the solutions they offer.
Tech Solutions Exhibits With Wine & Cheese
Network with fellow attendees and sponsors before heading out for dinner.
5:30pm » ET
Free Evening For Networking Dinners
The evening is open, so grab some new friends and explore lovely Bonita Springs.
Friday, February 11, 2022
What’s Ahead For Global Shipping?
Global supply chain congestion is expected to continue to drive delivery delays and price increases through 2022 or longer. In this session, get insights on what’s ahead, and find out what HIDA and its allies are doing to find ways to expedite medical supply shipments.
- See what experts are predicting for shipping access and delivery times for the balance of 2022
- Learn about HIDA’s work with the Federal Maritime Commission, port and rail leaders, and the White House to develop a fast-pass program for critical medical products
- Share ideas on adapting supply chain strategies in the face of worldwide shipping challenges
Linda Rouse O’Neill, Vice President of Supply Chain Policy and Executive Branch Relations, Health Industry Distributors Association
Advancing Best Practices in Allocation Management
The severe and prolonged shortages created by the pandemic spurred the industry to look for ways to improve allocation practices. In this session, we’ll discuss the new best practices developed in 2021 by HIDA’s Allocations Workgroup and talk about ways to implement those practices with trading partners.
Table Discussion – Takeaways
Tables Share Insights
Where’s It Really Made? Defining And Determining Country of Origin
Pandemic-driven product shortages have sparked new industry interest in knowing where critical medical products are made. But determining country of origin is more challenging that you’d expect – in fact, there are at least seven different official definitions for it from various government agencies. In this session, we’ll discuss:
Charlotte Perkins, Vice President of Supplier and Portfolio Management, Owens & Minor
- Why healthcare providers want to understand product risks by geography
- How far supply chains should be tracked: tier 1 suppliers, or all the way back to raw materials?
- What industry efforts are already underway, and where they hope to go
Jesse Schafer, Executive Director, HIRC