Presentations & Case Studies

Supply Chain Management

Medical Device Developments Magazine

Todd Abraham, VP Operations; Ivantis
Kevin Stout, Executive Director; MedSC
(2020)

Case Study:  Leveraging Technology Creating Value for both Sales and Operations for Straumann Dental

Joe Pleashek
CEO; Terso Solutions
(November 2019)

Evolution of Consignment and Field Inventory Management Practices

Jerry Brown
Chief Technology Officer; JR Healthcare Solutions
(November 2019)

Elevating Supply Chain Management to the Executive Suite

Joe Walsh
Executive Advisor; Supply Chain Sherpas
(November 2018)

Digital Supply Chain in Healthcare

Stephen Meyer
Research Director; Gartner
(November 2018)

Blockchain - Implications for Supply Chain

Wayne McDonnell - Principal; PwC Consulting
(May 2018)

Navigating Today's Challenging Global Trade Environment - Understanding US Customs and Border Protection Mission / Priorities

George Weise - Senior Advisor; Integration Point and Former Commissioner; US Customs Service
Molly Jantzen - Global Solutions, Medical / Life Sciences; Integration Point
(May 2018)

Point-of-Care Logistics - A Case Study

Jerry Brown - Operating Vice President, Service Line Strategy; Owens & Minor
Jonathan Tillman - CEO; Medical Tracking Solutions (MTS)
(May 2018)

Supply Chain Transformation at Halyard Health

Joe Vidricksen
Vice President, Global Supply Chain; Halyard Health
(November 2017)

Consignment Inventory Practices for Physician Preference Items (PPI)

John Kelty
Business Solutions; WL Gore
(November 2017)

Business Continuity Management

Karl Bryant
Senior Vice President, Business Continuity Management; Marsh Risk Consulting
Craig Hourigan
Director, Supply Chain Optimization; Hollister, Inc.
(April 2017)

Medical Device Field Inventory – Real Challenges, Real Solutions

Wayne McDonnell
Principal; PwC
(November 2016)

Field Inventory Control and Visibility Using Branch Concept

Stephen Bradley
CEO; Medical Tracking Solutions (MTS)
Jerry Brown
Consultant to Owens & Minor
(November 2016)

Automated Field Inventory Management Through RFID Technology

Scott Wilson
US Indirect Sales Administration (Spine & Biologics); Medtronic
Jason Rosemurgy
Global Sales Director; Terso Solutions
(November 2016)

Trust Between Healthcare Trading Partners

Gene Schneller
Professor, Dept. of Supply Chain Management; W.P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
(April 2016)

Situational Awareness Within the Healthcare Supply Chain

Joe Pleshek
CEO; Terso Solutions
​(November 2015)

Driving Cost Reduction in Supply Chain

Kevin Lewis
Partner, Pharma/Life Science Supply Chain; PwC
​(November 2015)

Partnering for Improvements in Cost, Efficiency and Asset Management

David Kopstein
Vice President, Sales & Marketing; O&M Healthcare Logistics       
Chris Lynch
Vice President, Global Service and Logistics; Acelity
​(November 2015) 

Innovation and the Changing Nature of Supply Chain

Michael Wentling
Chief Solutions Officer; Resource Optimization & Innovation, LLC
(June 2015)

Total Cost of Ownership Pilot Project

Tim Nedley
Vice President, Materials Management; UPMC
David Reed
Vice President, Operations; Cook Medical
(June 2015)

Global Supply Chain Risk Management

Lindsey Rodriquez
Business Development Director
BSI
(November 2014)

Managing Global Labeling Requirements

Ryan Wallace
Senior Manager, International Supply Chain
Boston Scientific
(November 2014)

eLabeling Experience and Lessons Learned

Dawn Fowler
Senior Manager, Labeling/Documentation/Training
Endologix
(November 2014)

A Device Manufacturer's Perspective on Emerging Markets

Larry Smith
Vice President Global Supply Chain; BD
(June 2014)

Dealer and Distribution Strategies in Asia

Andrew Frye
Vice President Global Healthcare; DKSH
(June 2014)

Trends in Field and Consignment Inventory Management

Mark Van Sumeren
Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development; Owens & Minor
(June 2014)

Case Study - NuVasive

Jeff Bertolini
Vice President of Information Technology; NuVasive
Wayne McDonnell
Director; PwC
(June 2014)

Medical Device Global Supply Chain Transformation - A Case Study

Tom Doherty
Director Global Supply Chain; Welch Allyn
(November 2013)

Lean/Six Sigma in Supply Chain

Derek Mulligan
Director Supply Chain; Karl Storz Endovision
(November 2013)

Forecasting Improvement

Vinay Asgekar
Director Supply Chain; Karl Storz Endovision
(November 2013)

Supplier Management Benchmarking Study Report-Out

Carlos Mena
Sr. Supplier Development Manager; Thoratec Corp.
(November 2013)

Major Findings from "Strategic Supply Chain Management: The Five Disciplines for Top Performance"

Joseph Roussel
Partner, Strategy & Operations; PwC
(October 2013)

Case Study – Global Labeling and the Impact on the Supply Chain

William Cooley
Director, Corporate Engineering; Boston Scientific
(October 2013)

Case Study – Journey to Supply Chain 3PL and 4PL

Nick Weijers
Manager, Logistics Services; Philips Healthcare Imaging
(October 2013)

Cost-to-Serve:  The Collective Challenge

B. Scott McCallum
Vice President, Enterprise Solutions; Zimmer
Source:  2013 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit
(May 2013)

Accountability to Customers:  Cook Medical's Journey to Meet Changing Customer Needs

David Reed
Vice President, Healthcare Business Solutions & Operations; Cook Medical
Source:  2013 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit
(May 2013)

Supply Chain Transformation at Briggs Healthcare

Brad Mueller
Senior Vice President; Briggs Healthcare
(May 2013)

Case Study - Global Distribution Network Redesign

Craig Hourigan
Director Global Supply Chain Management & Sourcing; Hollister
(May 2012)

A "Green" Success Story - A "Hyper-Sustainable" Distribution Center Yields Big Business Benefits

Ewald Parolari
Senior Director Supply Chain Operations; Becton Dickinson
(May 2012)

Mercy/ROi and Becton Dickinson Collaborate to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Costs - Application of GS1 Standards and the "Perfect Order" Metric

Alex Zimmerman
Director of Integrated Business Solutions; Mercy/ROi
Dennis Black
Director eCommerce; Becton Dickinson
(May 2012)

Case Study - Global Distribution Strategy and Lean Distribution

Marc Fernandez
Sr. Director Global Supply Management, Distribution & Logistics; Edwards Lifesciences
(November 2011)

SMI Case Study - The Perfect Order in Life Sciences/Medical Devices

Denise Odenkirk
Vice President; Clinical 3PL and Program Development
Owens & Minor
(May 2009)

Using Shareholder Value Analysis (SVA) to Communicate the ROI of Supply Chain Initiatives

Gerry Marsh
Principal; High Tech Analyst Group
(December 2008)

A Medical Device CEO’s Supply Chain Perspective

Cary Rayment
CEO; Alcon Labs
(May 2007)

Medical Device/Healthcare Industry

Brexit Update

Gavin Orpwood
Tax Director; PwC
Andrea Als
Director and Lawyer; PwC
(November 2020)

“Point / Counter-Point” – Gartner Views from Healthcare Provider and Manufacturer Analysts

Eric O’Daffer
Research Vice President; Gartner
Stephen Meyer
Research Director; Gartner
(November 2019)

Healthcare Market Scan 2019

Mark Van Sumeren
Strategic Advisor, Medical Devices and Integrated Networks; Health Industry Advisor LLC
(November 2019)

Perspectives on Private Equity

James Prutow
Consulting Partner; PwC
(November 2019)

Perspectives on Private Equity

John Anderson
Operating Partner; Greenbriar Equity Group
(November 2019)

Lean in Medical Device

Andy Van Sumeren
Lean Consultant and Director, Imaging & Biomed Field Service; GE Healthcare
(May 2019)

Meeting Changing Regulatory and Customer Demands: The Power of Data and Digital Networks

Karen Conway
Vice President, Healthcare Value; GHX
Denise Odenkirk
AVP, Supplier Sales; GHX
(May 2019)

Healthcare Market Scan 2018

Mark Van Sumeren
Healthcare Industry Advisor LLC
(November 2018)

Medical Device 3D Printing Case Study - Xilloc

Maikel Beerens
CEO; Xilloc
(November 2018)

US Trade Policy and Tariffs - Implications for the Medical Device Industry

Molly Jantzen
Global Solutions, Medical / Life Sciences; Integration Point
(November 2018)

Healthcare Market Scan 2017

Mark Van Sumeren
Healthcare Industry Advisor LLC
(November 2017)

The Business of Healthcare - A Customer Facing Approach

Mike Hughes
Vice President, Healthcare Business Solutions; Cook Medical
(November 2017)

Big Data in Healthcare: Trends and Opportunities for the Medical Device Supply Chain

Carl Finamore
Consulting Director; PwC
(April 2017)

Healthcare Market Scan 2016

Mark Van Sumeren
Healthcare Industry Advisor
(November 2016)

Healthcare 2017 and Beyond: The Six Things You Need to Know About the Future of Healthcare and Probably Don’t

Joe Flower 
Healthcare Futurist, Industry Analyst, Author and Speaker
(April 2016)

Operationalizing the Future

Todd Abraham
Consultant; Former VP of Operations for Endologix
(April 2016)

New Entrants in the Medical Device Industry

Brian Williams
Director, New Health Economy; PwC
​(November 2015)

Healthcare Market Scan 2013

Mark Van Sumeren
Senior Vice President, Strategy; Owens & Minor
(November 2013)

10 Things They Don't Tell You in a Med Tech Start Up

Thomas Rasmussen
Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain; VBOX Medical
(November 2013)

Building the Outcome-Focused Healthcare Value Chain

Todd Applebaum
Research Vice President; Gartner
(May 2013)

The Evolving European Market: Challenges and Opportunities

Tina Vatanka Murphy
Senior Vice President Global Markets; GHX
(May 2013)

A Commercial Perspective and the Importance of Supply Chain

Chip Jones
Vice President of Corporate Sales; ConMed
(November 2012)

Medical Device Trends in Asia

Andrew Frye
Business Development Healthcare; DKSH
(November 2012)

Healthcare Industry Trends

Karen Conway
Director Industry Relations; GHX
(November 2011)

Capital Markets Update

Daniel Lubin
Managing Partner; Radius Ventures LLC
(November 2011)

COVID-19

Lessons Learned from the Data

Mark Van Sumeren
Managing Director; Health Industry Advisor LLC
(November 2020)

PPE on Steroids

Mike Tuck
VP Global Product Supply, Procurement and Supply Chain; O&M/ Halyard
(November 2020)

Serving Medical Device OEMs as a Contract Manufacturer

Nicholas Schulz
EVP Global Operations and Active Device Components; Heraeus
Jayme Hanson
VP Marketing and Customer Experience; Heraeus
(November 2020)

The Provider COVID-19 Perspective

Joe Walsh
Consultant; Supply Chain Sherpas
(November 2020)

The Vaccine Promise and Challenges, and Terso Update

Dr. Ash Anderson
CMO; Promega and Terso Solutions
Joe Pleshek
CEO, Terso Solutions
(November 2020)

Pandemic Risk Management Strategies

Karl Bryant
Senior Vice President, Business Continuity Management; Marsh Risk Management
(November 2020)

Labeling for a Covid Supply Chain

Joe Farrell
Global Account Executive; Loftware
Laura Johnson
Senior Account Executive; Loftware
(November 2020)

From Hyper-Growth to Near-Zero and Back

Todd Abraham
VP Operations; Ivantis
Jon Asercion
Sr. Manager, Global Supply Chain; Ivantis
(November 2020)

European Regulation Update in Light of Covid-19, Including EU MDR

Kareem Elwakil
Director; PwC Management Consulting
(April 2020)

Report-out from Gartner Covid-19 Interviews with Device and Diagnostic Manufacturers

Stephen Meyer
Research Director; Gartner
(April 2020)

Overview of Provider Actions/Responses to Covid-19

Eric O'Daffer
Research VP; Gartner
(April 2020)

FDA, Regulatory, and Quality Management

MDSAP and Regulatory Update

Daniel Wright
Operating Vice President, Global Quality Assurance, Regulatory Affairs and Product Safety; Halyard Health Division / O&M
(May 2019)

EU Medical Device Regulations Update

Kareem Elwakil
Consultant; PwC
(November 2018)

AdvaMed Government Policy Update

Riley Swinehart
Vice President Government Affairs; AdvMed
​(November 2015)

Best Practices in Supplier Quality

Steve Niedelman
Lead Quality System and Compliance Consultant; King & Spaulding LLP
​(November 2015)

FDA/CDRH Compliance Initiatives

William McFarland
Director; Division of Manufacturing & Quality, FDA
Shanika Booth
Consumer Safety Officer; Division of Manufacturing & Quality, FDA
(June 2015)

Quality Remediation Case Study

Mark Lincoln
Vice President, Quality & Operations; Terumo Cardiovascular
(June 2015)

Medical Device OEM Services

Sponsor Introduction – Movemedical

Mareo McCracken
Chief Customer Officer; Movemedical www.movemedical.com
(November 2020)

Sponsor Introduction – Providien Medical

Ryan McCormick
Director, Business Development; Providien, A Carlisle Company www.providienmedical.com
(November 2020)

Sponsor Update – GHX

Denise Odenkirk
Vice President, Supplier Sales; GHX www.ghx.com
(November 2020)

Heraeus / Medical Components - An Introduction

Amanda Kurth
Vice President, Manufacturing Technologies; Heraeus Medical Components
(May 2019)

GPO for Medical Device Manufacturers

Rick Fultz
Vice President and Managing Director; Biocom
(June 2015)

Healthcare Provider and GPO Perspectives

Sponsor Update – Vizient

Rachael Martin
Sr. Supply Chain Operations Program Director; Vizient www.vizientinc.com
(November 2020)

The Evolving Physician Mindset - Evolution and Revolution

Ash Anderson, MD MS
CMO; Promega and Terso Board Member
(May 2019)

Changing Role of the GPO

Stephen Downey
Group SVP, Supply Chain Operations; Vizient
(November 2018)

Health System Supply Chain Insights 2018 

Jamie Kowalski - Jamie C. Kowalski Consulting, LLC
(November 2018)

Vizient Consolidated Service Center Consulting & Froedtert Case Study

Molly Ehrlich - Consulting Director; Vizient
Tom White - Director, Supply Chain; Froedtert Health
Scott Wilson - Program Director, Americas Distribution; Medtronic
(November 2018)

One Health System Leaders Perspective on Emerging Trends 2017

John Brindley
Retired President; SETON Healthcare
(April 2017)

Franciscan Missionaries of our Lady (FMOL) Health System -  Road to Excellence

William Mosser
Vice President, Supply Chain
(June 2015)

A Physician’s Perspective

Dr. Ashley Anderson
Physician and Chief Medical Officer
Promega

(November 2014)

A Healthcare Provider’s Perspective

Tom Lubotsky
Vice President Supply Chain and Clinical Resource Management; Advocate Health Care
(June 2014)

A Canadian Healthcare Provider's Supply Chain Perspective

John Martin
Director of Hospital Services; Queensway Charlton Hospital
(November 2012)

Application of Lean Concepts at a Healthcare Provider

Steve Schaefer
Vice President of Supply Chain; Virginia Mason Hospital
(November 2012)

Distributor Perspectives

The Distributor's View of Healthcare and the Medical Device Industry

Matthew Rowan
CEO; HIDA
(May 2011)

Leadership Development

Elevating Supply Chain Management to the Executive Suite

Joe Walsh
Executive Advisor; Supply Chain Sherpas
(November 2018)

The Reinvented Leader

Chuck Bolton
CEO; The Bolton Group LLC
(April 2016)

What Companies are Looking For in Supply Chain Leadership

John Davitt
Senior Client Partner and co-Leader Supply Chain Center of Excellence North America; Korn Ferry
​(November 2015)

UDI and Data Standards

UDI Implementation Experiences and Provider Adoption

Grant Hodgkins
Vice President, Commercial Practice; USDM Life Sciences
Karen Conway
Executive Director, Industry Relations; GHX
William Mosser
Vice President, Materials Management; FMOL Health System
(June 2015)

UDI: The Global Value Proposition

Karen Conway
Executive Director; Industry Relations; GHX
(October 2013)

Terumo Cardiovascular Systems and UDI – An Unexpected Voyage

Craig Karagitz
Senior Project Manager; Terumo Cardiovascular Systems
Source:  2013 GHX Healthcare Supply Chain Summit
(May 2013)

Mercy/ROi and Becton Dickinson Collaborate to Improve Quality of Care and Reduce Costs - Application of GS1 Standards and the "Perfect Order" Metric

Alex Zimmerman
Director of Integrated Business Solutions; Mercy/ROi
Dennis Black
Director eCommerce; Becton Dickinson
(May 2012)

Data Standards Adoption Case Study - B. Braun

Volker Zeiner
Auto ID; B. Braun and Eucomed
(May 2010)

Supply Chain University Programs

Supply Chain Program Overview - Rider University

Tan Miller
Director of the Global Supply Chain Management Program
(December 2010)

Supply Chain Program Overview - Michigan State University

David Closs
Department Chair
(May 2010)

Supply Chain Program Overview - Arizona State University

William Verdini
Arizona State WP Carey School of Business
Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Supply Chain
Management Department
(December 2009)

Health Management & Policy Research - Arizona State University

Eugene Schneller Ph.D
Professor; Health Management & Policy
(December 2009)

Supply Chain Program Overview - University of Tennessee

Dr. Matthew Myers, Ph.D.
University of Tennessee
(May 2009)