LogiMed 2018

16 - 17 October, 2018

Novotel Amsterdam City

44 (0) 207 368 9766

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Our Speakers

2018 SPEAKERS

Mathijs Luts
Director Supply Chain EMEA & India
Abbott
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
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.
Gregory Debuchy
SVP Global Supply Chain
BioMerieux

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. 

Isabela Furtado
Director Global Logistics
Terumo BCT Europe

Isabela has a Master in Logistics Management and more than 9 years of experience in the medical device industry. As Director Global Logistics of Terumo BCT, Isabela has full ownership of providing the strategic development, direction and overall management of the Terumo BCT Global Warehouse, Logistics, and Transportation, leading a global team of 35 logistics experts. She worked previously for AB InBev in Brazil and Belgium, leading projects in Supply Chain.

Stephan Zurbuchen
Head of 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.

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

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.

Michaela Berlich
Head of Procurement
University Medical Center Schleswig Holstein
Jos Hanssen
Director, Logistics & Distribution
Beckman Coulter

Hands-on distribution director, with more than 20 years of experience managing and streamlining high volume operations for world class manufacturers and distributors.  Ambitious, passionate leader applying best practices to continuously drive product, process, and organizational excellence through motivational team leadership and strategic continuous improvement initiatives. Versatile industry experience includes medical supply, office supply, video game, bearing technology, security solutions, and fire protection products.  Multilingual, with proven record of managing successful operations & international project across Africa, Europe and North America.  

Martin Vonnemann
Director Lean & Distribution Excellence
Coloplast

Martin heads up the Project Management Office within Global Distribution, manages all Lean Six Sigma(LSS) activities from process design to continuous improvement and is responsible for warehouse design and supporting IT systems. One success story is the implementation of Pick by Voice with a warehouse management (WMS) pick manager and one major challenge is delivering on promise in a volatile environment at reduced costs.

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.
Björn Neal Kirchner
VP Supply Chain Management
Hartmann
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.
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.

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.
Colin Yates
Customer Logistics Director
Stryker
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. 

Manuel Formis
VP, Head of Global Logistics
Philips Healthcare

Manuel Formis’ career started in 1994 as a transport specialist in the automotive division of Honeywell where he held various logistics positions across Europe until 2009 when he then joined the Power Generation division of Alstom. In 2013 he led the GAS & STEAM teams in Switzerland managing the project logistics of turnkey power plants and equipment worldwide.   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 Manuel

Mr. Formis earned a degree in Engineering from the Politecnico di Milano.

Guillaume Gasc
Vice President Single use devices Supply Chain & Head of Competence Center
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.
David Ruff
Senior Director Global Distribution and Logistics
Integra LifeSciences
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.

Christophe was also involved in a number of projects like defining the vision, consolidating the basement and designing the road map of each manufacturing plant according to their readiness. He drove global production transfers across Healthcare plants or tier 1 suppliers. Last project delivered 3 M$ base cost reduction, it was delivered on time below budget (5 M$) and with better quality on catching site. Led global information technology projects across the world relative to the supply chain improvement and supplier integration.

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.
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.
Manuella Wilts
Senior Director Customer Services EMEA
Johnson & Johnson
Pierre-Louis Corne
Director of EMEA Demand Management
Integra
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.
Ronald Klingeler
Director Supply Chain
Cantel Medical
David Hernandez
Supply Chain Director EMEA
Grifols
Ernstpeter Stueven
Distribution Logistics Director
BIOTRONIK
Stefano Fornuto
Supply Chain Director
DiaSorin

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. 

Eleonora Lollio
Group Demand and Logistic Manager
Amplifon

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. 

Felix Treuner
Senior Manager Logistics & Cross Company Supply
Biotronik

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.

Karla Weber-Verduzco
Global Supply Chain and Program Manager
Becton Dickinson

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 Supply Chain Planning & Projects
Hartmann
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 Manager
Carl Zeiss Meditec

Hyun-Woo is regulatory affairs manager at Carl Zeiss Meditec AG. Before joining Carl Zeiss Meditec AG in 2017, Hyun-Woo worked in the field of regulatory affairs at BIOTRONIK SE & Co.  KG from 2013 to 2016 with focus on AIMDD and MDR and international regulations. At Carl Zeiss Meditec AG in Berlin, he is responsible for aspects on regulatory affairs on international level. This includes the obtaining of approval and monitoring of international regulations. Another task is the change management of products in close alignment with supply chain.

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.
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 .

Karl Van den Bosch
Logistics Director
UZ Brussel
Britta Schuchard
Director Global Supply Planning
Getinge

 Britta is Global Supply Planning Director for Getinge. She is currently based in Rastatt, Germany leading Getinge Supply Planners globally. Previously she was heading Integrated Planning were she was focusing on creating and improving process flows through applying lean principles in administrative areas.

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.

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.

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).’

Nico Schwarz
Senior Manager Planning & Inventory Management
Biotronik
Bruno Meinhardt
Regional Distribution Director
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, 5 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 by 12-15%, now meandering around 95%/96%.  Step by step,  Supply Chain Management becomes a differentiator for competitiveness to foster LEICAS`s further growth and success.

David Vanderheyden
Logistics Manager
Biocartis

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). 

Alexandra Volobujevova
Director of Logistics
LMU University Hospital
Marco Linke
Head of Logistics
Medicover

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.

Thomas Rudorf
Head of Logistics
University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein

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