LogiMed 2017

18 - 19 October, 2017

Hyperion Hotel, Hamburg

+44 (0) 207 368 9766

Advisory Board

Hans Willems
 Hans Willems 
VP Supply Chain Europe 
Boston Scientific

Hans joined Boston Scientific in 1997, first as operations manager, developing into a director role for the site in Beek, The Netherlands. He initiated the construction of a completely new site in the Netherlands, 25000 m2 with shipping of 4200 orders per day, all over the world, with less invasive medical devices to all major hospitals. Promoted to Vice President Operations in 2006, managing all distribution outside the US. Acts as a managing director for the legal entity of Boston Scientific in the Netherlands. In 2013 promoted to Vice President Supply Chain Europe. Finished a second masters in Executive Leadership and Change.

Mathijs Luts
 Mathijs Luts 
Director Supply Chain EMEA & India 

Mathijs is a driven Supply Chain professional with significant experience in the medical device industry: Combining pragmatism with diplomacy, bringing leadership and delivery capabilities to any project. Proven results in rapidly changing supply chain environments. Intellectual capacity and the “can-do” mind-set to develop lean organisations and improve supply chain performance, with a clear and pragmatic approach to the “service vs. cost” paradox.

Rick Desmarais
 Rick Desmarais 
Director Global JJOS Deployment Leader 
Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems

Rick has held a wide variety of positions during his 16 years with Johnson & Johnson. He has worked in all apsects of the Supply chain including Make, Source, Plan and most recently Deliver. He has managed start-up plants in Switzerland, opened a new distribution center in Belgium and has become a champion for Lean Thinking across J&J. Currently, he is in a global deployment role, impementing the Johnson & Johnson Operating System to bring transformational change across the J&J Supply Chain network.

Björn Neal Kirchner
 Björn Neal Kirchner 
VP Supply Chain Management 

Björn Neal Kirchner has lead the Supply Chain Function of HARTMANN Group since January 2015. This includes global responsibility for demand, supply and inventory planning, logistics & warehousing activities, as well as customer order management and purchase-to-pay processes. Recently, his team has re-designed the demand planning process and is now rolling this out to the entire group. Ensuring that all local sales organisations are moving to more mature planning processes continues to be a challenge.

Jackie Pomroy
 Jackie Pomroy 
Head of Supply Chain 
NHS South of England Procurement Services

A highly motivated, knowledgeable, proactive, professionally qualified supply chain professional with 28 years experience in the healthcare sector. She has a passion for leading change to drive efficiency delivering operational and supply chain excellence resulting in financial benefits and streamlined processes . Jackie works with GS1UK, MHRA and numerous Suppliers to drive change in the Healthcare Sector to deliver better patient care. She sits on a number of groups who are proactively encouraging suppliers to engage and implement GS1 standards. She believes full adoption of GS1 standards across the NHS will enable us to increase patient safety, whilst taking cost out of the supply chain for manufacturers/Suppliers and Providers.

2017 Speakers

Karine Javelle
 Karine Javelle 
Global Supply Chain Network Optimization 
Baxter Healthcare

Karine Javelle has been with Baxter for 16 years during which she has covered a multitude of operational roles. She has been the Director EMEA Supply Chain Planning since the 1st of May 2017 and previously led the Global Network Optimization program, where her main goal was to develop Supply Chain Data Analytics globally at Baxter. She and her team represent a Supply Chain center of excellence that supports the organization as a whole in some particular area of focus such as a profitability improvement, cost reduction, service level improvement or supply chain transformation.

Stefano Cavaliere
 Stefano Cavaliere 
Supply Planning Director Europe & Asia 

Stefano is the Supply Planning Director for Eu&Asia, Medtronic. Responsible for global supply of Medical Devices from 13 Manufacturing plants located in Europe and Far East. More than 25 years’ experience in Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Logistics and Distribution in Medical Devices (Covidien/Medtronic) and FMCG (Procter&Gamble) industries.

Guillaume Gasc
 Guillaume Gasc 
VP Competence Center & Supply Chain 
Carl Zeiss Meditec

Guillaume has two main areas of responsibility: The first is the downstream supply chain for all single use medical devices. The second is the management of two development and manufacturing sites of Intra ocular lenses. The biggest success of her team in the last 6 months was the go-live of different e-commerce tools adapted to different customer segment: Mobile app, customer portal and EDI. Her biggest challenge is keeping an accurate and up-to-date understanding of workflow and jobs to be done at the customer side in order to design supply chain processes fulfilling customer needs.

Thomas Stucke
 Thomas Stucke 
Head of Operations Insights 
BSN Medical

Thomas Stucke is Head of Operations Insights at BSN Medical. Thomas is in charge of providing transparency on operations performance, supporting increase of cost efficiency through automation as well as supporting continuous improvement activities.

Isabela Furtado
 Isabela Furtado 
Head of Supply Chain EMEA, 
Terumo BCT

Isabela has a Master in Logistics Management and 8 years of experience in the medical device industry. As Supply Chain Manager of Terumo BCT, Isabela is responsible for planning and logistics in EMEA, leading a team of 7 specialists. She worked previously for AB InBev in Brazil and Belgium, leading projects in Supply Chain.

Florian Sigl
 Florian Sigl 
Logistics Operations Leader DACH 
GE Healthcare

Florian is responsible for the management of warehousing, consolidation, transportation in DACH (Germany, Austria & Switzerland). This includes initiating improvements in logistics operation & facilitates a strategic outlook that will be better serve all stakeholders.

Thorsten Burger
 Thorsten Burger 
EMEA Senior Solution Manager, Supply Chain Solutions 
Johnson & Johnson Medical D

Thorsten has 18 years of experience in the Medical Devices Industry. Starting his career in R&D, followed by international marketing roles at DePuySynthes, he is now Senior Solutions Manager Supply Chain within the European CareAdvantage team of Johnson&Johnson Medical Devices Companies. His role is to enhance efficiency and reduce costs for hospitals through innovative supply chain solutions.

Frank Moonen
 Frank Moonen 
Director Global Delivery Excellence, 
Boston Scientific

Working 20 years with Boston Scientific. 9 Years Demand Planning with responsibility of the European. 5 Years responsible for warehousing, Customer Service and Engineering. 3 years Value Improvement and last 2 years Global Delivery Excellence, where the contact with Sales increased and learnings are leveraged globally.

Eric Thomas
 Eric Thomas 
Director Supply & Demand, 

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.

Peter Trappeniers
 Peter Trappeniers 
Senior Customer Care Manager EMEA 

Peter’s has outstanding organisational decision making and follow through skills with a strong ability to oversee and manage multiple projects utilising diverse resources. He has over 10 years experience in strategic supply chains, logistics, business development, strategic planning and process development/improvement. His passion is to give a "customer satisfaction" twist to his company's important business processes.

Chet Damania
 Chet Damania 
Senior Manager, Customer Solutions 
Johnson & Johnson

Lead regional team by collaborating with premier hospital networks across the United States to improve supply chain, commercial and transactional capabilities. Lead J&J Customer Supply Chain initiatives to value stream map current processes, prioritize and execute key opportunities and cross functional collaboration with commercial and customer to drive value for the health care chain to improve efficiency, and customer experience. Implement Lean/Six Sigma strategies and metrics to drive quality and efficiency in healthcare supply chain along with reducing waste "end to end" across the network and enhance Customer Experience.

Enric Cargol
 Enric Cargol 
Supply Chain Planning Manager EMEA 

More than 10 of experience in Supply Chain mainly related to planning and inventory management activities in several sectors as paper manufacturing, textile and medical devices.

Jenny Gough
 Jenny Gough 
GS1 Specialist 
Mölnlycke Health Care

Jenny is responsible for GS1 standards within Molnlycke Health Care and is actively working towards implementing the relevant processes within the company to ensure full compliancy with the standards when the new regulations come into force. She is an active participant within the GS1 Health Care User Group and the Eucomed ETF.

Hajo Reißmann
 Hajo Reißmann 
Head of Medical Supply Controlling 
University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein

Hajo’s main responsibilities are the analysis and reporting of the usage of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals. The data are interpreted in close cooperation with the pharmacists and the specialists within the purchasing department and recommendations to the clinical users as well as to the management are derived. His biggest success has been the completion of a long overdue improvement of report content and his main challenges at the moment are two projects on data capture at the point of care and master data communication via GDSN.

Debra Matthews
 Debra Matthews 
Theatre Transformation Project Manager 
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

An experienced Senior Nurse and Theatre Manager who has delivered large transformation projects, recently changing career path to a Project/Service Improvement Manager. Debra is experienced in implementing and overseeing change and has the ability to successfully deliver complex cross-functional projects. An enthusiastic, focused and intrinsically motivated individual, seen by others as part of the solution, recognised for her pragmatic approach and positive “can do” attitude. She has a track record for delivering theatre stock control and reduction, realising financial savings. Debra currently provides leadership for a large-scale, multi-site, theatre transformation project, which focuses on the business need to increase productivity with better utilisation of resources, with win-win outcomes that benefit patients, whilst managing a challenging in year Cost Improvement Programme.

Michael Kipping
 Michael Kipping 
Group Manager, Medical Devices Safety & Surveillance 

Group Manager at Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) responsible for safety & surveillance of medical devices in the UK. Prior to joining MHRA, worked for 10+ years in commercial roles within the medical device industry (primarily in cardiac rhythm management).

Xander Wiewel
 Xander Wiewel 
Global Customer Insights leader, 

I am part of a central organized team that takes care of market research and customer satisfaction research. We handle Osteo, Erectile Dysfuntion, CNS and Auto Immune. My key role is to impact the key business decisions for Lilly Europe, Canada and Australia. Our goal is to be the voice of the customer and provide the insights that will enable the Lilly organisation to increase the number of customers that prefer to work with us. Accepted the Global Customer Insights lead position. We have created a dedicated team that will help to bring the customer even more at the centre of the company.

Dr Mike Stroud
 Dr Mike Stroud 
Explorer Physician 

Mike Stroud qualified as a doctor in 1979 and then spent 10 years in hospital medicine interspersed with prolonged periods travelling around the world on expeditions. He then left mainstream medical practice to undertake six years of research on human performance at environmental extremes which led to him becoming the Chief Scientist at the UK Government ‘Centre for Human Sciences’. During this period, he continued to go on expeditions which included the first unsupported crossing of Antarctica on foot which he completed with Sir Ranulph Fiennes in 1993. This resulted in the award of both the OBE for ‘Human Endeavour & Services to Charity’ and the Polar Medal for ‘Services to Polar exploration’. 

In the late 1990s Mike returned to hospital medicine in Southampton where he is now a Professor in Medicine & Nutrition and a Consultant Gastroenterologist. Nevertheless, he has continued to undertake gruelling challenges in extreme environments. During 2016/17 he has been climbing some of the highest mountains on every continent helping Sir Ranulph in his ‘Global challenge’ to become the first man ever to have climbed the highest summits on all seven continents and to have crossed both polar regions.

Michael Groebner
 Michael Groebner 
VP Operations 
Smith & Nephew
Johannes Roehren
 Johannes Roehren 
Senior VP Global SC, Logistics and Strategic Insights 
BSN Medical
Peter-Paul van Heesewijk
 Peter-Paul van Heesewijk 
Senior Director Global Customer Service, 
Ernstpeter Stueven
 Ernstpeter Stueven 
Distribution Logistics Director 
Martin Albrecht
 Martin Albrecht 
Director Supply Chain Planning 
Benoît Penet
 Benoît Penet 
Senior Manager Supply Chain Operations 
Carl Zeiss Meditec
 Valérie Le Blanc 
Transport and Logistics Manager EMEAI, 
Beckman Coulter
 David Norris 
Senior Logistics Service Manager 
Varian Medical Systems
 Thomas Klein 
Head of Purchasing and Logistics 
University Medical Centre Düsseldorf
 Maurice Thelen 
Director Logistics 
 Speaker TBC 
Logistics Director 
Hospital in Italy
 Speaker TBC 

 Jimmy Khoo 
Europe & EMA Supply Chain Vice President 
Becton Dickinson
 Tim Garfield 
Vice President, Logistics Services 

Tim leads Neovia’s transportation and inventory optimization logistics services. Tim was appointed VP of Logistics Services in February 2016. Previously, Tim was CIO of Neovia since June 2012, leading Neovia’s IT separation from Caterpillar.

During his career Tim has held positions of increasing responsibility for information technology, business development, and logistic services. He began his career at Caterpillar in 1988 and has more than 25 years of IT and supply chain experience. He has held a variety of positions in information technology, inventory management, business development solutions and launch, program management, 6 Sigma, research & development, strategy, and M&A. Tim gained international experience during a four-year overseas assignment in Belgium as the Technology Manager responsible for IT, Inventory Management, & Records Accuracy services. Tim has deep expertise in integrated logistics through his years developing, implementing, and executing leading-edge global logistics solutions.

Tim holds a Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from Millikin University in Decatur, Illinois.

Roger Counihan
 Roger Counihan 
Life Sciences Industry Leader 
Roger Counihan is the Life Sciences Industry leader at Fortna Inc, where leads teams that drive results for his clients in the areas of distribution network strategy, operations improvements, distribution center design, systems implementation and labor management. Roger has a strong background in distribution software, operations, and technology.

Prior to joining Fortna, Roger served as the Director at Brightstar, and in consulting at CapGemini, Adjoined and SAIC.

Roger holds an MS in Ind Engineering from the University of VA.

Our Speakers

We're already at work booking an industry-leading roster of speakers for 2017 - keep an eye on this page for updates.

If you would be interested in being a part of Logimed, we would love to hear from you.

Click Here to view the list of speakers from our 2016 event.