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MedSC Europe Meeting 2013

October 01 – 03, 2014 | Amsterdam, Netherlands

Major Findings from "Strategic Supply Chain Management: The Five Disciplines for Top Performance"
Joseph Roussel – Co-Author; Strategy and Operations Partner; PwC


Since the first edition of this book, it's clear that the global supply chain has become both more critical to success and more vulnerable to disruption. So what does it take to execute superior supply chain performance today?  Learn how leading companies – often with robust support from C-Suite executives – are changing their thinking about their supply chain, seeing it not only as a strategic priority, but also as a key driver of competitive advantage and business success.


Perspectives from a Healthcare Provider
Stephen Graham - eProcurement Lead; NHS

Steve Graham will provide insights to Better Procurement, Better Value, Better Care, the NHS Procurement strategy published in August 2013, together with highlights from the forthcoming NHS eProcurement strategy, taken from both the national and local perspective with a focus on supply chain and logistics. Suppliers to the NHS will learn how adjustments to their service offering in response to these initiatives will gain competitive advantage.

Journey to 3PL and 4PL Concepts for Philips Healthcare Imaging System
Nick Weijers – Manager Logistics Services; Philips Healthcare Imaging Systems

A case study that looks at the transfer of all logistics activities in support of transport management from an in-house management towards a 4 PL managed goods flow based on one voice to customer, improved visibility and cost management, and enabling  optimization of these flows to improve customer satisfaction. Outsourcing of all local logistics activities like warehousing and packaging to a 3 PL was a logical next step in looking for improvement and flexibility with a next step into a partnership for lean manufacturing.

Medical Device Global Supply Chain Transformation – A Case Study
Tom Doherty – Director Global Supply Chain; Welch Allyn
Aidan Ward - EMEA Ops, Supply Chain & Logistics Manager; Welch Allyn
Luc Van Ostaeyen – Consulting Director; PwC
Eric Willems – Senior Manager Supply Chain Solutions; Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC)
Maarten Brower – Senior Project Manager; Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)

Global restructure has become a common term for many companies in today's healthcare industry. This session will take a closer look at Welch Allyn's journey to reshape it European footprint in order to position the company for further growth in the Europe and Middle East (EME) region.  The discussion will include members of PwC, Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and the Holland International Distribution Council (HIDC/NDL) examining their roles in defining and executing a strategy to drive growth and optimize operational performance in the EME.

Challenges of Global Labeling and it's Impact on the Supply Chain – A Case Study
Bill Cooley, Director Corporate Engineering; Boston Scientific

With an ever-changing global economy, new markets can bring new opportunities for a global manufacturer. With these new markets, however, come new regulations and ultimately, new labeling requirements. With space at a premium on product packaging, learn how Boston Scientific continues to meet these challenges using a centralized systems approach across their global supply chain.

Global UDI Update
Karen Conway – Executive Director Industry Relations; GHX

Unique Device Identification (UDI) is quickly becoming a global issue for manufacturers. In September, the US FDA issued its long awaited final rule for UDI, and earlier this year, the European Commission released its recommendations for a common framework for a unique device identification system.  Meanwhile, many other regions of the world are watching what happens in the US and Europe and preparing for their own regulatory initiatives. This session will provide an overview of UDI regulation:  what, when, where and why, including the similarities and differences between proposed regulations in Europe and the US, and the role UDI plays in efforts to improve post market surveillance, supply chain operations, regulatory master data management and customer service.