Join Us for the Fourth Annual Bio Supply Chain Academy Conference
November 7-8, 2011

"Reducing Healthcare Costs and Maximizing Quality Patient Care through Worldwide Supply Chain Partnering, Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Bio Life Sciences Industry"

Bio Supply Management Alliance Steering Committees

Each committee will consist of individuals whose experience and ability will contribute to the writing and presenting of white papers and powerpoints to the industry.  Each month the committee will meet via conference call.  There will be quarterly deliverables which will help the industry to remain current on the latest trends and changes that affect the industry.

Each deliverable will be posted on the Bio Supply Management Alliance website.  The committees will also present their research in webinars, workshops, and the annual Biotech Supply Chain Academy.  The deliverables will not overtly promote any particular organization or vendor.  No vendors or suppliers will be allowed to sponsor or influence the findings of any steering committee.


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Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM) Steering Committee


CLICK HERE TO READ the press release announcing the formation of this committee


This committee is tasked with the objective of identifying the best practices for the identification, measurement, and execution of managing risks in the biotech and pharma supply chain community.


  • CHAIRMAN, Chris Sam, Executive Director, Craigshannock
  • Ron Bone, SVP, Distribution, McKesson Pharmaceuticals
  • Arun Cavale, Principal, NexInfo
  • Vijay Chiruvolu, Director, Operations Risk Management, Amgen
  • Fred Gvillo, R&D Operations Executive
  • Jane Lavine, Insurance Executive
  • Lew Kontnick, Director of Brand Protection, Amgen
  • Michael Mooney, Director, Risk Management & Insurance - The Americas, Expeditors
  • Carla Reed, Principal, Tunnell Consulting
  • Thomas Smith, Director, Supply Chain, Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Mohinder Sikka, CEO, Sensitel
  • Yingming Yue, CPIM, Associate Director, Nektar Therapeutics



Supply Chain Talent Management (SCTM) Steering Committee

This committee is tasked with the objective of identifying how best to develop leaders and programs that increase the capabilities and skills in the biotech and pharma supply chain community.

  • CHAIRMAN, Dave Malenfant, SVP, Global Supply Chain, Alcon Laboratories
  • Muffie Dalton, M.S., CPIM, Senior Manager, Drug Product Plant Scheduling, Genentech
  • Bindesh Dave, Bayer Healthcare

  • Richard Dawe, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Golden Gate University

  • Franklyn Hathaway, Supply Chain Excellence, Bayer Healthcare

  • Phil Kaminsky, Ph.D., Associate Professor, School of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research, University of California, Berkeley
  • Sirena Konishi, MBA, Global Training Manager, Genentech

  • Keith Launchbury, CFPIM, Past President, APICS The Association for Operations Management
  • Nancy Nix, Ph.D., Director, Executive MBA Program; Professor, Texas Christian University; Board Chair Elect, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

  • Nabil Rageh, Ph.D., Director, Doctor of Business Administration Program; Professor, Operations Management

  • Bob Wheeler, Associate Director, Business Process Owner - Planning & Scheduling, Genentech

  • Adam Zak, Founder and CEO, Adam Zak Executive Recruiter



Supply Chain Information Management (SCIM) Steering Committee

This committee is tasked with the objective of identifying the best information and systems technology requirements to meet the complex technology needs of the biotech and pharma supply chain community.

  • CHAIRMAN: R. Arun Kumar, VP, Head, Global Life Sciences, Infosys Technologies, Ltd.
  • Colin Finn, Founder and VP, Marketing, Pelyco Systems



Strategic Sourcing Steering Committee

CLICK HERE TO READ the press release announcing this steering committee

This committee will be tasked with identifying how best to develop collaborative environments in order to maximize supplier and vendor relationships.

  • CHAIRMAN, William Coakley, Senior Director, Supply Chain Management, Sciclone Pharmaceutical
  • Paul Anderson, VP, Global Sourcing, Life Technologies
  • Mark Buck, Global Procurement and Supply Leader, Bio-Rad Laboratories
  • Dale Dwier, Manager, Procurement, Direct Materials, Bayer Healthcare
  • Marc Lampron, Senior Director, Procurement, Genentech
  • Jim Latimer, Director, Purchasing and Supply Management, Gilead Sciences
  • Wayne McDonnell, Research Associate, AMR ResearchMike Mitchell, Director, Global Supply Chain Management, SAFC Bioscience
  • Jim Shuman, Senior VP, Materials Management, Genzyme Corporation
  • Isaac Young, Senior Director, Supply Chain Operations, BioMarin Pharmaceuticals


Biotech Cold Chain Management (BCCM) Steering Committee

This committee will be exploring and defining best practices in cold chain  distribution for the industry

 

  • Chairman: Rod Derifield, President, Envirocooler, LLC
  • Ed Church, Executive Director, ISTA
  • Jim Cox, CEO, TempTRIP, LLC 
  • Paul Harber, Associate Engineering Consultant, Eli Lilly
  • Gary Hutchinson, Director, Global Transporation, Amgen
  • Don Wilson, Associate Manager, Amgen

Supply Chain Logistics Management (SCLM) Steering Committee

This committee will be exploring and defining best practices in logistics and distribution for the industry

  • TBD



Please contact Tim Salaver at Tim@BioSupplyAlliance.org for more information on the Alliance Steering Committees.