Executive Insights: Navigating the New Supply Chain Paradigm

Exclusive to DCAT Member Companies

Date/Time: Tuesday March 22, 2022 - 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Networking and Coffee for registrants: Doors open at 8:30 AM
Location: InterContinental Barclay - Grand Ballroom


  • Christopher Langan, Senior Vice President, API External Manufacturing, Eli Lilly and Company
  • Bala Sreenivasan, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Operations, Merck & Co., Inc. 
  • Klaus W. Hagenmueller, Head, Global Supply Chain Management, Health Care Business Line, Evonik Operations GmbH
  • Moderator; Derron Stark, Principal, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young

Program Highlights

  • Industry experts address the supply-chain challenges of today
  • Solutions for risk mitigation and improved supply-chain security
  • New strategies for sourcing, including raw materials sourcing


Supply lines are being pressured by rising raw material costs, transportation bottlenecks, longer lead times, and other factors arising in the post-pandemic environment.

How are Bio/Pharma companies and their suppliers responding to the supply-chain challenges of today, and what additional practices are being put into play?

This 1-hr program brings together a panel of industry experts to discuss:

  • Improved measures for risk mitigation and supply-chain security
  • Additional contract considerations
  • Pro’s and Con’s of increasing backward integration
  • Raw materials sourcing strategies, including a discussion on the risk–reward of qualifying second sources and regional alternatives

What’s your company’s supply strategy? This program will provide valuable insights on the evolving expectations between Bio/Pharma companies, CDMOs/CMO, and suppliers and how to further optimize your supply practices.

Who Should Attend

  • C-suite and senior to mid-level executives of Bio/Pharmaceutical Companies, including those involved in sourcing, procurement, supply management, and manufacturing.
  • C-suite and senior to mid-level executives of CDMOs/CMOs and other suppliers, including those in business development, sales, marketing, and operational functions in support of Bio/Pharmaceutical development and manufacturing.

Pricing and Registration

The DCAT organization is pleased to offer timely and topical education sessions during DCAT Week. Compared to similar programs found in the industry’s marketplace, our program fees are deeply discounted for employees of DCAT Member Companies. 

Please note: DCAT Week 2022 programs are available to employees of DCAT Member Companies only. Not sure if your company is a DCAT member? Click here or call DCAT at 1-609-208-1888

  • DCAT Member Company Price: $99
Online registration has closed. Onsite registration for education programs and networking events is available Monday, March 21, through Thursday, March 24, in the DCAT Office (InterContinental Barclay, Barclay Salon). Registrations requiring payment can only be processed by credit card; cash, checks, and requests for an invoice will not be accepted. 

Please review our Cancellation and Refund Policy here.

Attending DCAT Week Education Programs

Vaccine Mandates Lifted in New York City - Effective March 7, 2022, Key to NYC COVID-19 protocols have been lifted. Proof of vaccination will no longer be required to enter Official DCAT Week Hotels and DCAT hosted areas of the InterContinental, Lotte NY Palace, and Hilton Hotels during DCAT Week. Please review our updated COVID-19 protocols here. See here for more Health & Safety Protocols at DCAT Week 2022 and here for DCAT Member Name Badge Policy.

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