Dual Priorities for Sourcing 2020: Navigating China's Supply Challenges & Digitally Transforming Pharma

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 25, 2020 - 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM
Location: Marriott East Side - Stuyvesant Room


Sourcing, procurement, and supply management executives and CDMOs, CMOs and suppliers face operational and strategic challenges in an ever-dynamic marketplace. What will it take to move your company forward?

Sponsored by: WuXi STA, a WuXi AppTec company (STA Pharmaceutical)


Sourcing from China

New policies in China in environmental regulation and enforcement, trade and other issues are affecting chemical production and export of raw materials, intermediates and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Learn from leading experts on:

  • The impact on local and international supply chains
  • Supplier risk assessment and mitigation strategies for the new order in China
  • Ways to ensure business continuity
Digital strategies in sourcing and supply management

Disruptive digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence (AI), the Internet of things (loT) and blockchain, as well as advanced analytics, hold the potential to transform supply chains. Learn from leading experts on how AI, IoT and blockchain can be applied in the pharmaceutical / biopharmaceutical manufacturing value chain for:

  • Driving visibility and collaborative and integrated supplier networks
  • Strengthening pharmaceutical supply-chain resilience for mitigating supply disruptions
  • Improving predictability in demand and supply planning 
  • Resolving challenges in clinical-trial-materials and commercial supply

Who Should Attend

  • C-suite and senior to mid-level executives of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies, including those with functional responsibility in sourcing, procurement, supply management and manufacturing
  • C-suite and senior to mid-level executives of CDMOs, CMOs and suppliers, including those engaged in business development, sales, marketing and operational functions in support of biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical development and manufacturing


Sourcing from China

  • Douglas Beyerle, Director, API Sourcing, Johnson & Johnson 
  • Robert S. Smith, EY Americas US Global Trade and VAT Leader, Ernst & Young (EY)
  • Andy Brown, Managing Director, Supply Chain Strategy and Global Trade, Ernst & Young (EY)

Digital Strategies

  • Rohit Singh, Associate Partner, Life Science and Healthcare Practice, IBM
  • Moderator: Marcus Ehrhardt, PhD, Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group

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 our Registered Member Companies. Please check with your DCAT delegate to ensure your company’s membership before registering or call DCAT at 1-609-208-1888.

  • DCAT Member Company Price: $179.00
  • Non-Member Price: $499.00
  • Doors open at 9:00 AM for coffee & networking 
  • There is no break during this program
  • Beginning March 1, the attendee list for this program will be added to the DCAT Week mobile app (note: the list will be updated weekly through DCAT Week)

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