LogiMed 2017

18 - 19 October, 2017

Hyperion Hotel, Hamburg

+44 (0) 207 368 9766

 Eric Thomas
Eric Thomas Director Supply & Demand, BioMérieux

Holder of an Engineer's Degree and a Master of Science in Economics, I started my career with Shell, where I held several positions in Supply Chain before joining bioMérieux in 2013. In the frame of a major SC reengineering, I built in 2015 the team that I'm now in charge of, and which leads all S&OP and finished goods planning for the company.



Day 2

3:00 PM ALL STAR PANEL: What is the optimal level of consignment in order to prevent product expiry and back orders and what distribution models will help achieve this?

  • Order management: How device manufacturers can help their customers beyond the sale 

  • What are the latest regulatory developments in product lifecycle management? 

  • Impact on distribution: Which models best support optimal order volumes? 

  • Planning for reverse logistics: How can you reduce the cost of over-orders?

3:50 PM CASE STUDY PRESENTATION: Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): How is this working in practice and what is the impact on the customer?

  • VMI: What is it and when is it preferable to a conventional purchasing agreement? 

  • What are the most common pitfalls for both the customer and the manufacturer? 

  • How can a 3PL assist in managing supply and demand of VMI?