LogiMed EU 2020

06 - 07 October, 2020

Hilton Antwerp Old Town

+44 207 368 9446

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Past Speakers (2018)

Manuel Formis
VP, Head of Global Logistics
Philips Healthcare

Begining in 2016 Mr. Formis joined Philips Healthtech leading the distribution logistics of Personal Care and the Hospital transport and installation logistics of Health Systems. Implementation of internal Philips Control Towers  (PCT) at a regional level has been a recent focus of ManuelMr. Formis earned a degree in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.

Jimmy Khoo
Europe & EMA Supply Chain Vice President
Becton Dickinson
Jimmy is currently the Vice President, Supply Chain Europe/EMA in BD. He and his family are base in Nyon, Switzerland. He joined BD Singapore as Senior Director Supply Chain Greater Asia from 2009-16. He is a change leader with extensive experience in Supply Chain transformation in BD, Hewlett-Packard, UT Starcom and Lenovo. He instituted S&OP disciplines, set up of Regional Distribution Center, Customer Service at Shared Services center, Demand/Supply Management Center of Excellence and Regional Logistics organization. Jimmy also worked in China for 2 years and earned his MBA from Nanyang Business School, Singapore.
Colin Yates
Customer Logistics Director

Colin is based in Newbury, UK and looks after the Customer Logistics functions for Stryker in the UK. He has led and been involved in a number of service and logistics improvement projects over the years, including the implementation of new technologies and transforming solutions. Colin strongly believes that there are huge opportunities in building trusting partnerships between suppliers and customers  to create efficiencies and improve service. 

Christophe Suizdak
lobal Supply Chain Strategy & Digital Transformation Leader
GE Healthcare

Christophe is a Global Supply Chain Leader in GE Healthcare, leading supply chain digital transformation - Industry 4.0. His current focus is implementation and deployment of blockchain technology within the supply chain to increase the end-to-end visibility

Karine Javelle
Director Supply Chain Planning EMEA
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. 

Mark Squire
Supply Chain Vice President
Smith & Nephew

With over 20 years’ experience in the Global Medical Device Industry matured across functions such as Finance, Business Development, Sales Execution and Operations, Mark is currently leading transformational activities in S&N with a team of over 500 Supply Chain professionals in Europe and Canada. He is responsible for the management of 14 operational sites focusing on Logistics, Warehousing, Customer Service, Demand Planning and S&OP.

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.
Manuella Wilts
Senior Director Customer Services EMEA
Johnson & Johnson

The past three years Manuella Wilts was the Senior Director, Customer Services EMEA at Johnson & Johnson. Central to this role is managing customer connectivity and driving through transformation across Johnson & Johnson’s business in customer service, e-commerce, and customer analytics. Manuella has been with J&J since 1999, holding a number of senior level roles in both Supply Chain and IT.

Bruno Meinhardt
Regional Director Distribution EMEA
Leica Biosystems

Bruno joined DANAHER with the focus the set up a DISTRIBUTION and LOGISTIC strategy for LEICA BIOSYSTEMS in EMEA and increase performance and customers` expectations. In the meanwhile, multiple warehouses across Europe have been consolidated, the major DC in the Frankfurt area has started a re-engineering campaign and ON TIME DELIVERY across EMEA has climbed up. Step by step,  Supply Chain Management becomes a differentiator for competitiveness to foster LEICA´s further growth.

Helmut Leitner
Senior Director Commercial Operations Europe and Canada
Smith & Nephew

Helmut has been joining Smith & Nephew two years ago as EUCAN Senior Director “Commercial Operations”, the interface between the Commercial team and upstream E2E Supply Chain. Helmut has over 20 years of experience in E2E supply chain in FMCG, OTC, Pharma and Medical Device industry. His passion is to break organizational silo-walls and to integrate cross-functional teams, processes, communication flows and  systems to enable sustainable business improvements yielding better results.

Gregory Debuchy
SVP Global Supply Chain

Mr Gregory DEBUCHY is bioMérieux Supply Chain Senior VP Specialized in the in vitro diagnostics sector, bioMérieux designs, develops, produces and markets diagnosis systems (reagents, instruments and software) for medical or industrial applications.Gregory has a 20 years’ experience in supply chain management in an international environment. He started his carrier in the retail industry (Carrefour, Ferrero) and joined bioMérieux in 2014, leading a huge transformation plan for the Supply Chain, which was awarded in 2017 for Supply Chain Team of the year, Supply Chain End to end planning and also the Overall Gran Slam representing the Best of Supply Chain Ambition at the Logipharma Awards in Stuttgart. 

Guillaume Gasc
Vice President, Head of Operations & Supply Chain Consumables
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.
Ernstpeter Stueven
Director Global Supply Chain VI
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.
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.
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.
Eleonora Lollio
Group Demand and Logistic Manager

Eleonora is Group Demand & Logistic Manager in Amplifon. She is currently based in HQ in Milan where she leads the Supply Chain and Procurement Corporate processes (Business Performance Review, Business & Cost Savings Modelling and KPI).She is the representative for the Global Products Launches for Supply Chain and Logistics focusing on Stock & Demand Management. Previously she was Planning Manager in the Supply Chain & Finance department of Eli Lilly, Italian site. She has an MBA from MIP Business School of Politecnico di Milano. 

Brian Rammekjaer
Supply Chain Director
DGS Diagnostics A/S

Brian is Supply Chain Director for DGS Diagnostics A / S. With HQ in Denmark, DGS Diagnostics A / S is the global backbone for manufacturing and logistics for a number of individual brands of instruments used in the field of testing Hearing and Balance. Brian is working on aligning sourcing support to the six different R&D sites worldwide, optimizing upstream supply chain to the productions sites and the worldwide shipping to own sales companies and customers.

Stephan Zurbuchen
Head Supply Chain Management
Mathys Ltd Bettlach

Stephan works at Mathys new Supply Chain Management department as Head of and lead in he’s position the on going re-organization and merges of different departments. Recent activities have focused on a GAP analysis for the implementation of the new MDR and in particular on the implementation of a new EDI process for master data exchange and order to cash process in order to fully the new conditions for UK and France by end of 2018.

Stefano Fornuto
Supply Chain Director

Stefano Fornuto is the European Supply Chain Director for Diasorin. He joined Diasorin in March 2017, after 16 years’ experience within multinational companies in the Food sector, with both local markets and central functions responsibilities. Strong and profitable background in production planning, demand planning, inventory management, S&OP process, production efficiency, process integration and change management. Actually involved in the S&OP process implementation for Diasorin taking experience from his out of industry knowlkedge. 

David Vanderheyden
Logistics Manager

David is leading the Global Logistics operations at Biocartis, a Belgian Biotech company that is active in the domain of oncology.  The main project responsibilities concern FDA readiness, US warehouse set up and cold chain. Currently the most critical challenge is to ensure all, internal and external, logistics are up and running when the new manufacturing line becomes operational (September 2018). 

Felix Treuner
Senior Manager Logistics & Cross Company Supply

Felix is Senior Manager Logistics and Cross-Company Supply for Biotronik's Vascular Intervention Business Unit . Besides managing the production value stream across different sites globally he is involved designing concepts for lean material flow up to the assembly lines. Recently, Felix has also been involved investigating impacts of technology on future's supply chain set up in the medical device industry.

Caroline Beecham
Project Manager
Becton Dickinson

Caroline has over 15 years of experience in the med-tech industry and is working as a project manager for Becton Dickinson (BD) at present. Based in BD’s head office in the UK, Caroline is – amongst other projects – responsible for ensuring BD’s timely compliance with the requirements outlined in the NHS eProcurement Strategy dated 07 May 2014 (now more commonly known as NHS Scan4Safety Program).’

Karla Weber-Verduzco
Global Supply Chain and Program Manager
Geneva School of Business Administration

Karla Weber is a Global Supply Chain and Project Management executive 20+ years of experience leading cross-functional teams in large multinational companies on FMCG and Medical Devices. She has drove and implemented S&OP processes on multiple companies and scopes, achieving lower operating costs and inventories as well as improving customer service. Her passion for continuous improvement and total business mindset has been an asset to successfully implement multiples organizational changes.

Clemens Heller
Manager S&OP Cycle & SCM Projects
Since 2015 is working as SCM Planning Process and Project Managerat at Hartmann. Clemens focus areas are Demand and Supply Planning process improvements. He has over 10 years of experience in various Supply Chain Planning functions in operational planning, projects and performance management.
Hyun-Woo Cho
Regulatory Affairs Expert

Hyun-Woo is a regulatory affairs consultant. He worked in the field of regulatory affairs at BIOTRONIK SE & Co. KG from 2013 to 2016 with focus on AIMD and MDR on international level. From February 2017 to June 2018 at Carl Zeiss Meditec as regulatory affairs manager with focus on international approvals, monitoring international regulations and change management of products under MDD in close alignment with supply chain. 

Nico Schwarz
Senior Manager Planning & Inventory Management

Nico has over 16 years of relevant international work experience in the FMCG, consumer electronics & medical device industries and currently has a global responsibility over Supply Chain Planning, Inventory Management and Order Fulfilment at BIOTRONIK.

Philippe Hemard
Founder of PHC and former Vice President Amazon Logistics Europe

For more than 20 years, Philippe’s role has been working to develop end-to-end Supply Chain organization from vendors to customers. He’s worked on network modelling, procurement and buying processes, inventory management, fulfillment management, and transportation network management, and mostly in Ecommerce.Philippe was with Amazon since 2000, where he joined Amazon.fr as Distribution Centre General Manager, moving to Amazon.co.uk (Scotland) in 2004, supporting business growth within the UK and setting up two new distribution centers in Glasgow and Edinburgh, to finally move in Amazon EU Headquarter in Luxembourg to hold several executive positions in their European Operations. Lately, Philippe was focusing on the final segment of the supply chain called The Last Mile which is the direct connection to the customers. Before joining Amazon, Philippe worked for Danzas (now DHL) and FDS in France.In March 2018, Philippe has started his own consultancy business, continues teaching Supply Chain Management at University in Luxembourg and France and participates to executive board activities. Philippe is based in Luxembourg.Philippe Hemard has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Accountancy and a Master in Logistics received from the University of Aix-en-Provence, France.

Robert Drag
Former Scan4Safety Programme Manager
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

Rob Drag has more than 16 years’ experience working for the NHS, with an extensive background in procurement and supply chain management, including recently Scan4Safety Programme Manager, for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. He has a wealth of experience in driving improvements in areas such as supplier management, inventory management, procurement systems and strategic purchasing.  Highly qualified, having recently successfully completed his Masters in Supply Chain Management, he is committed to applying his knowledge and experience to improve procurement in healthcare. Rob has passion for increasing Patient safety through an analytical approach which can be applied across many areas

Marco Linke
Head of Logistics

As the Head of Logistics at Medicover Diagnostic Services Germany, Marco Linke is leading the central logistics department in Germany for 9 medical laboratories and 20 clinics. He implemented a centralized logistics strategy and organization within two years involving all German headquarters. His recent focus has been on cost and error reduction and increased efficiencies. Prior to joining Medicover, he worked in the Logistics department for Daimler and as a corporate consultant in logistics and supply chain management. He studied industrial engineering with a focus on supply chain management and started his career in logistics at German Federal Armed Forces.

Lars Ganzhorn Knudsen
Executive Consultant & Chief Innovation Officer
Aarhus University Hospital

Lars Ganzhorn Knudsen has studied Geophysics at The University and Aarhus, Denmark and has a degree in Financial Management in Healthcare.Lars Ganzhorn Knudsen worked with ICT at a strategic and management level Healthcare since 2004 developing and implementing healthcare ICT systems like: Electronic Patient Records, Clinical Logistics, etc.As Project Director Lars Ganzhorn Knudsen has been part of the Project Department responsible for completing the new University Hospital in Aarhus with 480.000 m2 in operation in 2019.Today Lars Ganzhorn Knudsen is responsible for Innovation in Aarhus University Hospital with a special focus on optimizing the flow and processes .

Jackie Pomroy
Jackie Pomroy Consultancy
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.
Jennifer Kleinhans
Head of Procurement and Services
LMU University Hospital
Jennifer Kleinhans is the Head of Procurement and Services at LMU University Hospital in Munich and the managing director of the hospitals services subsidiary. The more than 1000 people in her teams support the treatment of 80.000 inpatients and 470.000 outpatients annually. Her current main focus is establishing clear service pathways and standards as well as the digitization of those services and the supply chain. She is a biomedical engineer by training and prior to her current role worked in clinical engineering and sterile services for the largest European hospital operator.
Alexandra Volobujevova
Director of Logistics
LMU University Hospital

As the Director of the Logistics at LMU University Hospital in Munich, Alexandra Volobujevova is leading the Logistic Department consisting of the Central Warehouse, the Inhouse Logistic and the Patient Transport. Since 2015 she re-organized und structured the logistics department and implemented a centralized logistics strategy. Her recent focus has been on establishing clear standards and improving the service quality while increasing efficiency as well as implementing IT solutions and digitalization of the Logistics department.  She studied economics with a focus on controlling and  supply chain management and started her career in Process and Quality Management at LMU University Hospital. 

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.
Karl Van den Bosch
Logistics Director
UZ Brussel

I'm in the function of Logistics manager in hospitals since 2006. In this time I have worked for large, small and also very large hospitals and hospitalgroups.I know the problems related to supply chain in Belgian hospitals very well.Projects I often did where mainly ERP implementations for logistics modules and projects relating to the bringing together of logistics activities between different hospitals in the form of logistical hubs.

Loek Lemmens
Managing partner
Founder and Managing Partner at EyeOn. Graduated in Econometrics at the Tilburg University. Loek has 20 years experience in design, build and implementation of integrated business planning processes and systems, including statistical forecasting and optimized inventory aspects. He has led improvements for, a.o., Johnson & Johnson, Philips, Abbott, Janssen Pharmaceutica and DSM.
Joost Rongen
Senior Business Consultant

Joost Rongen gained broad practical experience when working at ASML and Philips in the area of operational Supply Chain management and Supply Chain planning process innovation. He is well experienced in bridging IT and business organizations and driving joint business-IT programs. In 2011, Joost joined EyeOn as Lead Senior Consultant, specialized in Forecasting and Integrated Business Management for CPG, High Tech and Life Science companies (e.g. Heineken, Schneider Electric, Electrolux, KraftHeinz, Amgen). Next to his annual series of guest lectures in Supply Chain Management at Tilburg University, Joost facilitates master classes and in-company training to Supply Chain and Financial Professionals.

Sten Neumann
Director of Business Development,Sales of Intelligent Packaging business
Stora Enso Group

Sten is the Director of business development and sales of Intelligent Packaging business at Stora Enso Group. Intelligent Packaging is focusing on providing RFID-based item identification and traceability solutions throughout supply chains of MedTech companies, as one of the key segments. Sten has more than 10 years of experience of Supply Chain, CRM and Technology implementations in retail related business across Europe. Sten is currently based in Stockholm Sweden. 

Frederic Picano
Head of Supply Chain EMEA

Pharmacist and Engineer in operations management I have more than 15 years’ experience in end to end Supply Chain management (manufacturing site, planning, purchasing, distribution, logistics, sales admin, Global projects ) in pharma and IVD business (Solvay, Abbott healthcare, bioMérieux).Before to move to my current position of head of supply chain EMEA 2 year ago, I had the opportunity to lead bioMérieux Supply chain transformation project during 3 years as program director. 

Peter-Paul van Oosterhout
Business Development Manager
Peter-Paul joined ShipitSmarter in 2009 as a Business Development Manager and is now globally responsible for the Sales & Marketing within ShipitSmarter. He is a highly motivated supply chain professional with an expertise for more than 20 years in all transport modes, transport and shipment management, and optimization of supply chains. He believes that the existing transport networks and flows will be more dynamic, flexible and sustainable within five years. The power of integration different systems in a click will help organizations to deal with the fastmoving world.
Marcel Bos
Author of
"Why of Everything”

Marcel Bos is co-author of Amazon best-seller "Why of Everything", keynote speaker, columnist for several business magazines, substitute teacher at TU Delft and specialist in high performance organizations, process optimization and change management based on neuroscience with over 30 years of international experience. He holds an MBA degree from Boston University.


Arno Dalhuisen
Global Head of Supply Chain Excellence
DSM Nutrional Products

Arno Dalhuisen is Global Head of SC Excellence within DSM Nutrional Products, a world leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other nutritional solutions within Animal Nutrition & Health, Human Nutrition & Health and Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients. For years Arno is focussed on unleashing the full potential of all to contribute and team up from day-2-day continuous improvements towards strategic value chain improvement projects. In doing so Arno and his team facilitate, coach and train teams from regional to global areas and from shopfloor to leadership level to build continous improvement capability and applying digitization techniques within.

Dario Fischli
Senior Account Executive

Dario is an experienced supply chain strategist with special expertise in the Life Sciences and MedTech sectors. He spent five years at CSC Healthcare as Senior Strategy Manager/Head of the Investment Review Board and seven years as an operational and due diligence consultant, delivering a variety of Pharma/Life Sciences projects across Europe and LATAM. Dario joined LLamasoft from Gartner, where he worked as Business Development Director DACH in the supply chain division.

Andrew Mitchell
Vice President, Regional Sector Head, Life Sciences & Healthcare EMEA
DHL Customer Solutions & Innovation

Andrew is responsible for developing and maintaining DHL’s Life Sciences & Healthcare business throughout the EMEA region across the different DHL business units. Having joined the DPDHL Group in 2008, he is a member of the DHL Supply Chain MLEMEA Life Sciences Board and a member of the DHL CSI Global Life Sciences management team. He is based at the DHL Global Forwarding regional headquarters in Basel, Switzerland. Prior to that he was responsible for developing DHL’s Healthcare and Life Science business throughout Asia-Pacific for the Supply Chain business unit. Before that he spent some years at Schenker (formerly BAX Global) where he was responsible for logistics Business Development across the Asia Pacific region. He has 15 years operational experience in the pharmaceutical logistics industry, with the bulk of those years spent with Sigma Company Limited, based in Melbourne, Australia, where he was the regional operations manager for Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania and the Northern Territory.

Eric Bertorello
BRM Digital and EDI, EMEA IT Commercial, EMEA PMO Portfolio Manager, Global IT,
Zimmer Biomet

Eric has been a Zimmer Biomet team member since 1991. Almost 30 years’ experience in Medical Devices industry. He is certified Project manager by the PMI (PMP certified Project Manager) with a large international experience. Eric has being working for more than 25 Zimmer Biomet subsidiary companies in EMEA, including Middle East. His background at Zimmer Biomet is related to expertise in Company organization specializing in the Customer Care and warehouse departments. The last past years, Eric successfully implemented EDI flows and Digital initiatives in EMEA.

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