October 08, 2015 18:10 ET

CSCMP CEO Rick Blasgen to Keynote 'Biotech Meets High Tech' Luncheon With BioSupply Management Alliance (BSMA) Oct. 15th

Medivation, Sonic Manufacturing Join Bio-Rad Laboratories and Siemens Healthcare for Luncheon Panel

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Oct 8, 2015) -   In collaboration with the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA), the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals San Francisco Roundtable offers two participation options for CSCMP members and sponsors at the 8th Annual BSMA conference taking place October 15 in Foster City, CA. Participation options include full day registration to the highly regarded annual conference, or a keynote 'luncheon only' registration option.

The overall theme for the full day event is "PREPARING THE BIOTECH SUPPLY CHAIN FOR 2025," encompassing insights and sharing by 40+ speakers in morning plenary sessions, an evening awards reception and 3 focused topic tracks in the afternoon, each offering high-powered speaker panels, interactive workshops and dynamic interaction with presenters. Topics include:  

  • Plenary Session: Supply Chain Management: The New Frontier!
  • Track 1: Clinical Supply Chain Management (SCM)
  • Track 2: Workshop: Talent and Career Development for Young Professionals in SCM
  • Track 3: Global Supply Chain Integrity (Temperature-Controlled Distribution)

Luncheon Keynote Speaker
Rick Blasgen, President and CEO, CSCMP - Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals
Rick Blasgen will deliver the luncheon keynote address, "Meeting Challenges in Today's Global Supply Chains: A Personal Road Map," highlighting what it takes to get the job done in terms of personal skills, trust in relationships, consensus building, communication, leadership, technology, and building a sustainable community among supply chain professionals in a risk-laden marketplace. The outcome can be transformational for an organization's operational excellence and resulting impact on the customer experience and value created throughout the global supply chain.

Mr. Blasgen will then moderate a dynamic panel discussion titled, "Biotech Meets Hi-Tech: Driving Innovation" that features High-tech and Biotech market leaders from the SF Bay Area. Panelists include:

  • Mark Buck, Director Corporate Procurement
     Bio-Rad Laboratories

  • David Ginsburg, VP Supply Chain Management
     Sonic Manufacturing

  • Jim Latimer, Director of Purchasing

  • Tim Jordan, Sr. Global Commodity Manager
     Siemens Healthcare

The panelists bring a cross-pollination of experience and knowledge between executives of the Hi-tech and the Biotech industry that will crystallize variations in supply chain best practices in end-to-end supply chains. Mature Hi-tech supply chains, which have successfully addressed challenges of reducing cost while achieving manufacturing yields and overall quality, present 'leap-frog' improvement opportunity examples for biotech, which our panelists will together explore and discuss.

For information on speakers and topics for the plenary sessions and overall tracks, click here.

CSCMP has been the leading worldwide professional association dedicated to education, research, and the advancement of the supply chain management profession since 1963. With more than 9,000 members globally, representing business, government, and academia from 62 countries, CSCMP members are the leading practitioners and authorities in the fields of logistics and supply chain management.

CSCMP's San Francisco Roundtable is one of the organization's largest and most dynamic roundtables. The group is committed to connecting and educating supply chain professionals in the San Francisco Bay area. It offers educational events, unparalleled networking opportunities with thought and business leaders, and an annual scholarship competition. For more information or to register, go to

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