All sessions are available On-Demand after the Live Session has taken place. 

Thursday, February 25, 2021
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (GMT)
Thorsten Wuest Amit Sinha Tinglong Dai

In this session, we're joined by some of the authors of the new groundbreaking 'Digital Supply Networks' bestseller that challenges the traditional 'linear' view of the supply chain. The digital supply network's underlying concept is the notion of building a 'digital thread' that runs from and to each inter and intra-organizational entity, replacing silos with a holistic ecosystem that encompasses all internal and external stakeholders in a business. 

Drawing on modern-day disruptions, trends, and case studies, authors Amit Sinha and Professor Thorsten Wuest, address the six dimension model of the Digital Supply Network, which includes digital development, synchronized planning, intelligent supply, smart factory (smart manufacturing), dynamic fulfillment, and connected customer - all powered by a robust digital core powered by AI, ML, cloud, additive manufacturing, IoT & analytics, digital reality, robots, cobots, and drones, blockchain and cognitive automation, making the proactive management of end-to-end supply networks in real-time a reality even for the largest, most complex supply chains.

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM (GMT)
Miriam Hartmann

In this powerful session Miriam describes how Roche are utilizing their Procurement Innovation platform to enrich the value of their 60,000 supplier relationships. Unlike traditional linear procurement processes they now have a dynamic, interactive relationship with Suppliers who are encouraged to step forward with new initiatives and ideas to innovate and co-create the future. As part of this dynamic process Miriam has initiated partnering programs for innovative start-ups to work directly with established suppliers.

In this session Miriam outlines the lessons learnt so far, and presents a compelling vision of the future of Pharma Supplier Relationship Management.

Key focus areas include:

  • Leveraging supplier relationships to drive innovation and growth

  • Driving innovation through collaboration with suppliers

  • Building collaborative digital tools to maximise efficiencies

  • Transforming procurement into a Supplier innovation journey

3:20 PM - 3:50 PM (GMT)
Christophe Quiquempoix

In this session we look outside of the Pharmaceuticals Industry to a world leading supply chain organisation - Schneider Electric. Christophe Quiquempoix, VP of Global Procurement & Digital Procurement Strategy will speak about how procurement can be transformed into a value adding component of a wider supply chain strategy. Christophe will speak about how digital technologies within procurement are enabling enhanced visibility and collaboration within supplier relationships. Finally he will outline key strategies to drive innovation within procurement and the opportunities and challenges that Schneider have faced in this procurement and supplier transformation journey

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM (GMT)
Shabbir Dahod

As the pharmaceutical supply chain continues to bear extreme duress, the strategic importance of supplier relationship management has become more critical than ever. As key players on the forefront of building more agile, responsive and resilient supply chains, supplier management teams can digitalize their supplier relationships to gain competitive advantage, maximize value, reduce risks, and continually improve business processes.

In this session, Shabbir Dahod, CEO of TraceLink will cover how supplier management teams can digitalize their processes with a network-based approach to: 

  • Gain better visibility into their suppliers’ performance to reduce incidents and repeat deviations;

  • Achieve greater agility and speed in decision-making with timely and actionable information, using digital processes and shared workflows across a digital, multienterprise network;

  • Establish end-to-end resilience and improved supply chain performance with quantifiable outcomes through supply network intelligence; and,

  • Improve product availability with a patient-centric operating model, through digital network insights.

The supply chain framework and linear communication channels (email, fax, phone) are no longer effective in today’s world. Supplier management teams must implement new digital processes - beginning with the ability for suppliers and manufacturers to interact, communicate and collaborate on a centralized digital network - connecting teams across different functions and companies within their own unique ecosystem.  

Join this session to see how digitalization can help you achieve agility and resilience in your supply chain, gain a competitive advantage in your market and ensure your products reach their intended patients.

4:40 PM - 5:10 PM (GMT)
John Bermudez Mahesh Ramachandran Rob Handfield Gianfranco Pedretti Miriam Hartmann Dave Stowe

DSN brings together a powerful group of Panelists to discuss how Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) has become a key strategic tool to protect pharma companies' critical supply networks, and build resilience and agility into the supply chain.

Key Learning to be discussed:

  • How to use innovation to drive enhanced engagement from suppliers
  • Work toward Innovation targets through SRM 
  • Capture business intelligence on supplier performance 
  • Work across different functions to deliver effective SRM
  • Utilize multi-enterprise work management tools to improve operational supplier efficiency
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