July 25-27 2017
Philadelphia, US

The Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel  

Day One
Tuesday 25 July, 2017

Day Two
Wednesday 26 July, 2017

Breakfast & Registration

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Regulatory & Compliance In Supply Chain Operations

U.S. Customs & Border Protection Transition To Centers Of Excellence & Expertise

  • Kenneth Schonewolf Supervisory Import Specialist, Pharmaceuticals, Health, & Chemicals Center of Excellence & Expertise, U.S. Customs & Border Protection


  • Increasing industry-based knowledge within CBP
  • Facilitating legitimate trade through effective risk segmentation
  • Enhancing enforcement and addressing industry risks

IATA’s Certified Program For Compliance

  • Ronald Schaefer Project Lead, CEIV Pharma, International Air Transport Association (IATA)


  • IATA’s perspective on future pharma supply chain operations and compliance – key trends and challenges
  • CEIV progress and milestones
  • What does this mean to your global supply chain operations in terms of air freight partners and hubs?

Morning Refreshments & Speed Networking

Rethink Your Distribution & Channel Strategy

  • Kevin Cook VP Supply Chain North America, Sandoz


  • Get inspired and be open-minded: cross industry learning
  • What channels are available to pharma and biotech to get closer to your healthcare providers, POS and patients?
  • What are the risks and what are the benefits?
  • How to implement and restructure while ensuring compliant operations?

Roundtable Discussion: What If? Contingency Planning and Risk Mitigation Strategy


  • How to define responsibility and liability with your 3PLs upfront?
  • What contigency planning is needed for an un-disrupted supply chain operations?
  • Can you start hedging: physical, financial and analytical mitigation?
  • How to ensure a good distribution network and trustworthy 3PLs who can help mobilize in an unforeseen event?

Lunch & Networking

Ensuring Smooth & Global Operations 24/7

What does the FDA Expect from Drug Importers?


  • Importation requirements and process
  • What is ACE (Automated Commercial Environment) – CBP’s Single Window Interface for Shipment Info submissions into the US
  • Raw materials vs. medicinal product requirements
  • Country of origins definitions differences between CBP and FDA
  • Do’s and Don’ts on FDA Investigator interaction and communication
  • Progress and updates on supply chain security act
  • Q&A


Roundtable Discussion: It’s All Down to Planning – Demand Forecast & Moving Towards S&OP


  • Assessing your current status and thinking of S&OP  –  collate your data for better manufacturing and supply planning
  • Looking beyond and anticipate on unexpected market demand to prevent shortages  –  how are you coping?
  • Integrating demand forecast into your core supply chain operations and business planning

Close of Day 1

Chairman’s Closing Remarks