Welcome to the New England Roundtable

The New England Roundtable (NERT) is an organization of professionals who are interested in furthering their understanding of supply chain concepts and practices and improving their own supply chain management skills.

The New England Roundtable provides a continuing program of formal activities and informal discussions designed to improve the understanding of the supply chain process, promote the art and science of managing supply chain systems, and foster professional dialogue and development about the profession.

We operate on a not-for-profit, self-supporting basis, with emphasis on quality, and in a cooperative manner with other organizations and institutions.

We are an open organization which seeks to involve individuals representing a wide variety of ethnic, geographic, experiential, and thought-process backgrounds in its programs and activities, thereby assuring that the organization benefits from and develops the diversity of its participants.

We have an enthusiastic membership that communicates with one another to share knowledge and expertise.  Participants view their interactions with the New England Roundtable as a partnership which is professionally and personally fulfilling.

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BSMA Conference with MassBio

Learn from the Experts and Network:

“Driving Innovations in the Global Bio-Pharma Supply Chain”

BSMA Conference with MassBio

Cambridge Marriott Hotel, Boston 

APRIL 26, 2017

Register HERE

 

WHAT WILL I LEARN – – –

At the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) Conference in Boston on April 26 at the Cambridge Marriott Hotel, supply chain professionals from over 100 bio-pharma companies, service providers, technology enablers and academic institutions will drive innovations in the areas of Strategic Sourcing for small and mid-sized companies, Digital Supply Chain for Patient-centricity, Product Lifecycle Management, Blockchain in Healthcare, Optimization of Clinical Supply Chain, Serialization, and Disruptive Technologies in Transportation. Organized in conjunction with MassBio, the theme is “Driving Innovations in the Global Bio-Pharma Supply Chain”.

1. Executives of biopharma drug manufacturers receive COMPLIMENTARYregistration for the conference.

2. Members of MassBio receive a 20% DISCOUNT for registration fees.

Learn from the experts…Who’s Who…Confirmed Speakers

Keynote #1: Barry Blake
Vice President, Program Director, SCM World
“Patient-centric Supply Chain in the Disruptive Digital World of Healthcare: Seizing the Potential!”  

Keynote #2 Mary Jo Lamberti
Senior Research Fellow, Tufts Centre for the Study of Drug Development
“Pharmaceutical and Biotech Company Practices and Strategies that
Create Efficient Global Clinical Supply Logistics” 

Keynote # 3: Michael Casey
Senior Adviser, Blockchain Opportunities, Digital Currency Initiative,
MIT Media Lab
“Global Supply Chains Are About to Get Better, Thanks to Blockchain”

Bio-pharma Industry Supply Chain Management 360°

Craig Morgan, Vice President,Supply, US Bayer
Kevin Duval, Director, Procurement Operations & SC Risk, Shire
Yashwant Aphale, Vice President, Technical Operations, Sarepta Therapeutics
Iris Stammberger, CEO, Programs, Talbok Consulting
Wayne McDonnell, Principal, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Advisory, PwC
Shankar Iyer, Director, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences Advisory, PwC
Uzair Qadeer, Engagement Manager, Organization Transformation, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting
Vishal SingalPrincipal Real World Insights, QuintilesIMS

Strategic Sourcing and Integrated CROs

Mary Kachinsky, Vice President, Strategic Sourcing and Operations, Forma Therapeutics
John Napoli, Director, Information Services, Perkin Elmer
Stephany Lapierre, Founder and CEO, Tealbook
Matt Weinberg, Director, Strategic Sourcing and Procurement, Agios Pharmaceuticals
Andy Nichols, PhD. CSO, Catabasis Pharmaceuticals
Liz O’Day, PhD, CEO & Founder, Olaris Therapeutics
Roya Khosravi-Far, PhD, Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Biomar Therapeutics
Paul Wengender, CEO, Crow’s Nest Bio
Michael Luther, CEO and President, Bantam Pharmaceuticals
Shelley Amster, Founder & CEO, ShelleyCO

Optimization of Clinical Supply Chain

Arun Cavale, CEO, NexInfo
Mary Jo Lamberti, Senior Research Fellow, Tufts Center for Drug Development
Sara Tylosky, President & CEO, Farmacon
Jim Shuman, CEO, PDM Consulting

Serialization: Meeting the DSCSA Mandate!

Greg Cathart, CEO, Excellis Health Solutions
Brian Daleiden, Vice President, Industry Marketing and Co-Founder, TraceLink
Franco Pasquale, Senior Director of Supply Chain, Technical Operations, Agios Pharmaceuticals

Disruptive Technologies in Transportation

Rich Kilmer, CEO, CargoSense
David Bang, CEO, ConEx (DHL USA)
Francoise Lequerc, Senior Vice President, Shires
Joel Glende, Executive Officer, Paradin Logistics Consulting

…..other distinguished members of the biotech/pharma industry to join 
this notable rank to be announced soon

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Professionals responsible for Supply Chain Management, Strategic Sourcing and Purchasing, Forecasting and Planning, Clinical Supply Management, Operations and Manufacturing, Information Technology, Quality Assurance, Logistics/ Distribution, and Risk Management in the biotech, biopharma, medical devices and related industries.
  • Producers of healthcare products and service providers
  • Purchasers of those products – wholesalers, distributors and group purchasing groups

WHY ATTEND?

To learn, share, contribute and network among executives of the biopharma industry to find solutions to problems, extend one’s network, develop personal career and develop business.

Register HERE

About MassBio

MassBio is committed to advancing Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system and improve patient lives. Its primary mission has been to educate public policy makers, influence public policy and advance the economic interests of individual companies.

The Bio Supply Management Alliance. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, home to more than 400 bio firms, the Alliance provides a forum for collaboration, learning and best practice sharing of practitioners, executives and thought leaders in these uniquely demanding industries. 

NERT would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor:

Transplace is a non-asset based 3PL and award-winning technology solution provider offering manufacturers and retailers the optimal blend of logistics technology, streamlined processes, and scale from our critical mass of shippers’ freight, carrier capacity, and human capital.

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11th Annual Holiday Networking Event

11th Annual Holiday Networking Event
APICS-North Shore, APICS-Boston, APICS-South Shore,
in collaboration with ISM-Greater Boston/PMAB & CSCMP-NERT,
at the Montvale Plaza, Stoneham
  Tuesday December 6, 2016

SAVE THE DATE!  This event has grown in popularity each year.  Over the last few years, upwards of 100 people have attended each year.  Why?  Because this is the networking event of the season!  Attend, and join with members and guests (“birds of a feather”) from APICS-Boston, APICS-North Shore, APICS South Shore, CSCMP-NERT, and ISM-Greater Boston/PMAB.  This year we will again be celebrating at the Montvale Plaza, Stoneham; (wonderful LOCATION & free parking!!!!).  Bring your friends, bring your business cards, and enjoy. We have received great reviews in the past – see this link:  News Article: (http://demand-planning.com/2010/12/08/strength-in-numbers/).  Don’t miss this one!

 

Discussion tables (past years example info only):

  • Dan Marino, Sr. Partner, Marino & Associates: 21st Century Mfg- Not Without the Basics.
  • Glen Parsons, Director, Skye Solutions: Re-energizing Your Employees During Tough Economic Times.
  • Bruce Hamilton, GBMP President, Killer Metrics: Measurements that Derail Supply Chain Improvements.
  • Cindy Jutras, Principal at Mint Jutras, Benchmarking ERP System Performance.
  • Jim Cote, Director of N.E. Operations F3E, Pitfalls to Productivity.
  • Bob McInturff, President McInturff & Assoc., 5 Ridiculously Simple Things To Promote Your Career.
  • Rob Olney, President ETM Mfg., How Lean Thinking Can Save You $$.
  • John Willi MBA, CPCM, C.P.M., A.P.P., CMRP, Director of Materials Mgt, Dana Farber Cancer Institute: Strategic Sourcing.
  • Bob Ferrari, Managing Director Ferrari Consulting & Research: Global Supply Chain Disruptions & the Importance of Risk Management.
  • Suzanne C Days, Thomasnet.com, The Answer to your Intranet Product/Service Search Frustration

 

Menu:

Appetizer: Cheese/Crackers/Vegetable Tray, Garden Salad, Montvale House Dressing.  Buffet Station: Chicken Marsala + Baked Haddock + Marinated Steak Tips + Rice Pilaf + Vegetable Medley + Fresh Baked Rolls & Butter. Dessert: Dessert Station + Freshly Brewed Regular & Decaffeinated Coffee, Tea.  Cash bar.

 

Our sponsors (includes examples from past years [lots of openings available!]):

Nexview Consulting, Marino Associates, DemandPlanning.Net, Logility, ISM-Greater Boston/PMAB, Kinaxis, OPS Rules, McInturff & Associates, Simplify Projects, New Castle Systems, Planet Together, Oracle, GBMP, MetaProcure, & Boston Strategies Int’l.  Sponsors will be available to discuss their products & services.

Event Agenda

  • 5:30 – 6:45 PM: Registration, networking: hot & cold hors d’oeuvres and buffet.
  • 6:45 – 7:00 PM: Welcome and introductions from the hosting organizations
  • 7:00 – 8:35 PM: Three 25-minute small group discussions, and some additional networking breaks, plus coffee and dessert
  • 8:40 – 8:55 PM: Raffle / Drawing for gifts.

Registration Deadline is Wednesday Nov. 30th, & is limited to the first 150 people.  THIS IS A BARGAIN, at only $25!!


Nothing ventured, nothing gained!!
  – Register Now (http://bostonapics.org/meetinginfo.php?id=96&ts=1477682233)

Directions to the Montvale Plaza (http://www.apics-northshore.org/pdm/montvale.htm)

 

Event Agenda  
Registration/Networking/Dinner 5:30 – 6:45 pm
Greeting from the Presidents 6:45 – 7:00 pm
Three Small Group Discussions – 25 minutes each (plus networking
breaks & dessert)
7:00 – 8:35 pm
Raffle / Drawing for Gifts 8:40 – 8:55 pm
 

 

Please make your reservation by 5 pm, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Early Registration Deadline is 5 PM Wednesday, November 30th.
Late registration fee jumps to $35 after this date (including walk-ins as well).

Limited to the first 150 registrants

Directions to Montvale Plaza (http://www.apics-northshore.org/pdm/montvale.htm)
EARLY-BIRD (prior to 5 PM Wednesday November 30th) REGISTRATION & PAYMENT
APICS & CSCMP-NERT & ISM-GB/PMAB Member: $25.00
Non-member: $30.00
Student: $18.00
Unemployed: $18.00

LATE REGISTRATION (after 5 PM Wednesday November 30th) & WALK-IN PAYMENT
All categories (Member, Non-member, Student, Unemployed): $35.00

REGISTER HERE (http://bostonapics.org/meetinginfo.php?id=96&ts=1477682233)

 

 

Help make our annual Toys for Tots campaign a success!

Please bring a $10.00 unwrapped toy for children 0-14, or a cash/check donation of any amount, to the Holiday Networking Event (if donating a check, it would be payable to Toys for Tots) on 12/06/16*. 

*TOYS FOR TOTS does not accept toys with a military theme, weapons or law enforcement type toys, toys with candy, or chemicals, or used toys.

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The Face of Railroading: A Continuing Evolution of Change

The Face of Railroading:  A Continuing Evolution of Change

REGISTER NOW!

Speaker: Todd Strever, General Director – Consumer Products: BNSF Railway

Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

5:00 PM   Registration and Networking
6:15 PM   Dinner
7:00 PM   Presentation
8:15 PM   Questions, Answers & Book Raffle
8:30 PM   Adjourn

Location:

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA  01701


Learn About:

Please join us as the BNSF Railway presents an overview of the latest trends in the railroad industry.  Find out where the railroads are:

·         Investing for future growth

·         How the changing landscape of coal and oil shipments are impacting service trends

·         Partnerships with trucking companies

·         Short haul intermodal

About our Speaker:

Todd Strever is General Director – Consumer Products leading the Intermodal Sales team (Intermodal Solutions) for BNSF Railway.

Todd joined BNSF in 1999 as an account lead in the Industrial Products business unit.  Since then, he has served in multiple roles with increasing leadership responsibilities at BNSF’s headquarters in Fort Worth, TX.  Todd has over 20 years of supply chain experience spanning three different companies.

In his role as General Director – Consumer Products, Todd leads the Intermodal Solutions organization with representatives located across the United States.  The Intermodal Solutions team works with both existing and new shippers to educate them on BNSF’s intermodal service offerings.  The team’s purpose is to broaden shipper’s transportation portfolios to include intermodal, which provides diversification, additional capacity, potential savings, and sustainability benefits.  BNSF is the rail industry leader in intermodal and the Intermodal Solutions team ensures a continued dialogue with shippers transporting their products both internationally and domestically.

Registration Fee:

Non-members are always welcome.  The registration fee is $40 for CSCMP members and $50 for non-members until Monday, March 14, 2016. Late registrations and Walk-Ins are $50 for members and $60 for non-members.   For those in transition the prepaid fee is $20 and for full-time students, the prepaid fee is $15.  We are sorry but — we cannot refund your registration fee for any reason after five business days prior to the event.

Online registration is now available on the new and improved CSCMP website.
The national CSCMP website has recently undergone renovation. All roundtable event management and member access is centralized through www.cscmp.org.

In order to successfully register for an event, one must create an account on CSCMP.org even if you are not a paid CSCMP member.

Click Here to Register

Questions on event content: Tim Shabarekh: 617.319.8127

Questions on registration: Mike Kubica

Directions to the Sheraton Framingham                           

From East

  • Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West to Exit 12
  • Bear Left after the toll (turns into Route 9 West towards Framingham)
  • Stay in the right lane. The hotel is the first building on the right.

From North

  • Take Interstate 93 South to Exit 37B (Interstate 95 South/Route 128 South towards Waltham)
  • Follow I-95/Rte. 128 South to Exit 25 (Interstate 90 West/Massachusetts Turnpike)
  • From the Massachusetts Turnpike take Exit 12 and bear left after the toll (turns into Route 9 West towards Framingham)
  • Stay in the right lane. The hotel is the first building on the right.

From West

  • Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90) East to Exit 12
  • Bear left after the toll (turns into Route 9 West towards Framingham)
  • Stay in the right lane. The hotel is the first building on the right.

From South

  • Take Interstate 95 North to Exit 6B (Interstate 495 North towards Worcester)
  • Continue on I-495 North for about 25 miles. Take Exit 22 (Massachusetts Turnpike/Interstate 90 East) towards Boston
  • Follow the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 12
  • Bear left after the toll (turns into Route 9 West towards Framingham)
  • Stay in the right lane. The hotel is the first building on the right.

NERT would like to thank our Platinum Sponsor:

Transplace is a non-asset based 3PL and award-winning technology solution provider offering manufacturers and retailers the optimal blend of logistics technology, streamlined processes, and scale from our critical mass of shippers’ freight, carrier capacity, and human capital.

SPONSOR AN EVENT

Don’t miss the opportunity to gain exposure for your business to a highly-qualified target audience of influential supply chain professionals.  There are several different opportunities to be a full or partial Event Sponsor.  We can customize a plan to fit your company’s interests and budget.  For more information about sponsorship opportunities please contact a board member or Thomas McConnell at 508.486.3336.

Watch for more events coming in 2016 and stay connected to the New England Roundtable by joining our group on LinkedIn, Facebook and visiting our website: http://cscmp-nert.org!

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Intermodal Rail: A Medical Device & Supplies Manufacturers Journey

Speaker: Jason Lau, Sr. Logistics Manager – Global Logistics with Medtronic

Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2016

5:00 PM   Registration and Networking
6:15 PM   Dinner
7:00 PM   Presentation
8:15 PM   Questions, Answers & Book Raffle
8:30 PM   Adjourn

Location:

Sheraton Framingham Hotel and Conference Center
1657 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA  01701


Learn About:

Please join in a discussion around the experience Medtronic (a global medical device company) has traveled on to adjust and secure capacity, control costs,  sustain savings, manage risk and deliver predictable cycle time when intermodal rail is incorporated into their unique supply chain.  We plan to provide real time operational examples where intermodal has truly provided value and where there is still a limited opportunity.

About our Speaker:

Jason is currently a Senior Logistics Manager for Medtronic. He is responsible for Carrier Selection, Operations and negotiations for all modes of transportation globally within the Minimally Invasive Therapies Division of Medtronic that totals in excess of $150 Million in expenses. Jason has held various roles of increasing responsibility at Medtronic (prior Covidien / Tyco Healthcare Group) starting as a transportation analyst 12 ½ years ago.   He has 19 years of experience in the Logistics Transportation fields working in distribution, 3PL logistics, and transportation provider business sectors.

Prior to joining Medtronic, he worked for Quality Logistics, JB Hunt Dedicated, and Colgate Palmolive. He is a member of CSCMP as well as APICs and received his CSCP certification from APICS in 2013.  Jason graduated with a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Rhode Island.  He is married with 2 daughters and currently lives in the Providence, RI area.

Registration Fee:

Non-members are always welcome.  The registration fee is $40 for CSCMP members and $50 for non-members if paid by Monday, February 8th.   Payments after this date including Walk-Ins are $50 for members and $60 for non-members.   For those in transition the prepaid fee is $20 and for full-time students, the prepaid fee is $15.  We are sorry but — we cannot refund your registration fee for any reason after five business days prior to the event.

Online registration is now available on the new and improved CSCMP website.
The national CSCMP website has recently undergone renovation. All roundtable event management and member access is centralized through www.cscmp.org.

In order to successfully register for an event, one must create an account on CSCMP.org even if you are not a paid CSCMP member.

Click Here to Register

 

Thank you to our platinum sponsor.

Thank you to our platinum sponsor.

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