5th BME Global Pharma Supply Chain Congress 2020 | March 3rd - March 5th | Dresden


Tuesday, 3rd March 2020

08.00 Check-in and welcome coffee

Plenary session

09.00 Opening address
BME representative and Maeve Magner, Innovation for Impact

09.15 Leading in an up-coming Millennial World

Charlotte de Brabandt, Member of ISM‘s Thought Leadership Council, ISM

09.50 Developing relationships and using effective governance models with suppliers to ensure reliable End-to-End manufacturing compliance

Luiz Barberini, External Manufacturing Operations Manager LatAm, Bayer SA

10.25 The strategic relevance of Process Mining in the pharmaceutical industry
Matthias Stenzenberger, Sales Manager, Celonis SE
Samuel Kunze, Head of Process Excellence, Vetter Pharma

11.00 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

11.30 Connected Health - Services beyond the pill

Stefan Pflug,
Head of Corporate Pharma Services & Sourcing, PHOENIX Pharmahandel GmbH & Co KG
Patric Jarchow
, Former Head of Global Multi-Channel Strategy & Execution, Merck KGaA
Xavier Baville, Head of Global Distribution&Logistics, Global Supply Chain, Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG
Arnaud Lafontaine, Former Global Logistics Compliance Director, Glaxosmithkline

moderated by Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, INSPIRED-SEARCH

12.15 Short presentations

  1. Dynamic approach to drive costs down. Tips and tool to select the right isothermal solution for each of your shipment, products and lanes, Yann Martin, Global Sales Director, EMBALL‘ISO
  2. Challenges of digital transformation along the supply chain of pharmaceuticals, Natascha de Raad, Managing Director Sales & Marketing, Med-X-Press GmbH
  3. Lost in Translation – empower the truly data driven Supply Chain, Herrn Michael Warnke, Lead Solution Consultant, Open Text Software GmbH

13.00 Networking luncheon & networking in the exhibition

3 Expert forums & 1 Workshops/Innovation Session (parallel sessions)

Design & Planning Tech & Innovation Strategy & Leadership
14.15 Opening 14.15 Opening 14.15 Opening
Patrick Haex,
Managing Partner,
Buck Consultants International
Martin Gouda,
Buck Consultants International
Martin Klett, former Gobal,
Head of Indirect Procurement,
Roche Diagnostics
14.20 14.20 14.20
48 hours to deliver a unique patient experience

Xavier Baville,
Head of Global Distribution&Logistics,
Global Supply Chain,
Takeda Pharmaceuticals International AG
Human-centred approach to leadership and performance

Christèle Galpin,
Cofounding Partner,
Challenges and opportunities
of strategic portfolio

Norman Erhard,
Head of Business Development,
Fresenius Medical Care Deutschland GmbH
14.50 14.50 14.50
Managing complex supply chain networks of C(D)MOs for Biologics manufacturing and Supply

Suyamburam Sathasivam,
Associate Vice President,
External Manufacturing and Supply Operations - Biologics,
Sun Pharma Global FZE
How Additive Manufacturing can lead to Supply Chain performance improvement

Pieter Ruijssenaars,
Founder – CCO,
DiManEx BV
Bye bye Silo: New ways of working

Phillip Piesnack,
Head of Supply Chain Management,
DR. KADE Pharmazeutische Fabrik GmbH

Selin Richter,
Manager Corporate Materials Management,
Light Metal Castings Medium Europe,
ZF Friedrichhafen AG
15.20 15.20 15.20
Real-Time Supply Chain Visibility

Konstantin Wittfeldt,
Director External Supply IM,
Global Supply Chain,

Brett Marschall,
Corporate Head of Quality Assurance,
Zuellig Pharma

Patno-Sigit Panjaitan,
External Supply Chain Regional Head APAC/MEAR,
Biopharma | Global Healthcare Operations | Supply Network Operations,
Merck Healthcare KGaA<
Solving the puzzle in logistics

Ruben Hoogmoed,
Business Developer,
Organizational change management in effective lean deployment

Christèle Galpin, Cofounding Partner, Alfalfaz

Jim McKiernan, Head of Operations, SG Biotech, Sarl (a Takeda and Generiumjointventure)

Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, INSPIRED-SEARCH
15.50 15.50 15.50
S&OP: Oldtimer or evergreen

Dr. Rolf Schrader,
Director Supply Chain Management,
Cesra Arzneimittel GmbH & Co. KG

Luiz Barberini,
External Manufacturing Operations Manager LatAm,
Bayer SA
Predicting supply chain risks with artificial intelligence

Harald Nitschinger,
Co-Founder & Managing Director,
Compliance: Benefits versus obligations

Brett Marshall,
Corporate Head of Quality Assurance,
Zuellig Pharma

Workshops (parallel sessions)

14.20 - 15.50 Workshop 1

Performance Acceleration: The journey to operational fluidity
moderated by Abel Tesfaledet, Senior Data Scientist, Celonis SE

16.20 Networking coffee break in the exhibition area

16.50 Strategy & practice: Optimizing inventory management

Bram Bongaerts, Lead Life Science Industry Team, EyeOn bv
Jim McKiernan, Head of Operations, SG Biotech Sarl (a Takeda and Generium joint venture)
Roland Seckler, Vice President Global Supply Chain Operations, Ypsomed AG

17.35 Start up‘s on stage a.o. with

17.40 When is AI a good fit?, Jonah McIntire, CEO, TNX Logistics
17.47 Taking supplier management to the next level, Lars Kuch Pedersen, CEO & Founder, LeanLinking
17.54 Aida Agea, CEO, AT-Biotech Traceability Information Systems
18.01 Adrian Wildeis, Senior Project Manager, GenLots SA
18.08 Start up tba soon

18.15 End of conference day 1

Social Evening Event

18.30 Meeting in the Lobby


Joint walk to the event location


Join us for our exclusive high-end social evening get-together and enjoy a special networking night at the Verkehrsmuseum Dresden.


Deepen the chats you had during the day and relax in the very special environment of the Transport Museum in the city centre of Dresden. The Johanneum, formerly the royal stables to the Saxon court, situated on Dresden’s Neumarkt square – in the heart of the city by the Frauenkirche – is an incredible locale. Your can expect exclusive attractions from the mobility world: the place where princes and kings once ‘parked’ their horses and carriages today accommodates a unique variety of vehicles to admire and enjoy – historically significant locomotives, automobiles from all eras, classic and rare bicycles and motorcycles, legendary aircraft and magnificent ship models.



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