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Register Today!Tuesday, February 17, 2015
1pm EST (10am PST)

Duration: 2 hours

Value Creation in the Medical Device Supply Chain: Case Studies

Speakers for this Event: 
  • Dave Bode, Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics
  • Jeff Willis, Group General Manager - Health Care, DSC Logistics
  • Matt Brzica, Director, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics
  • Medical device supply chains are experiencing a perfect storm of growth, margin and service pressures. Customer requirements are getting more complex, price competition is intensifying as manufacturers consolidate, patient-centric health care is driving the adoption of new channels, and supply chain models are being challenged to “get closer to the customer.”

    This interactive webinar will review practical strategies, solutions and examples for keeping medical device supply chains responsive, aligned and optimized for today's changing landscape. Case studies will be used to discuss best practice medical device supply chain solutions that are proven in high and low margin industries.

    Topics will include:

    • Forward fulfillment / kit replenishment
    • Cost-to-serve-driven segmentation
    • Innovation targeting and benchmarking
    • Supply chain data mining for upselling and cross selling opportunities
    • Labor optimization
    • Lead time reduction combined with inventory reduction

    This webinar will help you gain insights to:

    • Develop and implement strategies to optimize your medical device supply chain
    • Apply best-in-class medical device supply chain solutions to your company
    • Achieve conflicting goals of improved service and reduced inventory
    • Utilize outsourcing without compromising intellectual property or physician relationships
    Keywords: medical device, supply chain

    This webinar is intended for medical device executives responsible for the Supply Chain.

    Individuals involved in developing strategies and applying innovation for value creation across the supply chain will benefit most from this session, including:

    • Chief Supply Chain and Chief Operations Officers
    • Senior Vice Presidents, and Vice Presidents of Supply Chain
    • Directors of Distribution, Logistics, or Network Operations
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    Dave Bode, Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics

    Dave Bode is Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics. Dave joined DSC Logistics in 2010 with responsibility for the vision, strategy and development of the company's health care business. He is a Board Member of DSC’s Health Care Strategy Board and PDSA, a coalition of supply chain stakeholders in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

    Dave has held sales, marketing and operational leadership roles in health care for 22 years. Prior to DSC, Dave was VP, General Manager for Cardinal Health where he led a freight management business that helped Cardinal's customers reduce parcel shipping costs on medical devices. Before Cardinal Health, Dave led strategy-to-execution consulting engagements for companies including GE Medical, Tyco Healthcare and Align Technology. He has also held leadership roles at Blue Cross Blue Shield, IBM/Metaphor and Control Data.

    Dave is a certified Lean Six Sigma Sponsor, and holds a BS Degree in Business from Indiana University.

    Jeff Willis, Group General Manager - Health Care, DSC Logistics

    Jeff Willis is Group General Manager, DSC Logistics, with overall responsibility for four operations in Southern California and the Dallas area. He also has an operational leadership role in DSC’s health care initiatives.

    Jeff joined DSC in 2006 in Roanoke, TX. He assisted in the start-up of the Kimberly-Clark Medical Device operation and led the implementation of DSC’s Lean initiatives. Promoted to General Manager of the Roanoke operation with additional responsibilities in DSC’s health care growth initiative, he was instrumental in the development of DSC’s Quality Assurance Plan, since adopted by all DSC HC facilities. Jeff led the start-up of the Georgia-Pacific Roanoke business, the transition of the K-C Professional Arlington business to Romeoville, IL, and the Abbott Nutrition business in Atlanta. Prior to DSC, Jeff held various operations management roles at DHL Solutions.

    Jeff served full time in the U.S. Navy, commissioned a Naval Officer. He holds a BS degree from Excelsior College.

    Matt Brzica, Director, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics

    Matt Brzica, Director, Health Care Solutions, is responsible for new business development for customers in DSC’s health care vertical. Prior to DSC, Matt worked for HemaSource, a medical-surgical-products distributor in the blood-therapies market, where he helped blood-banking customers reduce total supply chain costs. Before HemaSource, Matt spent five years with RR Donnelley Global Turnkey Solutions, a leading third-party supply-chain and logistics company. At RR Donnelley, Matt expanded his knowledge of ISO-13485, co-authored an article promoting the benefits of supply-chain integration using a third-party, and managed customers requiring late-stage kitting and packaging of sterilized medical device products. Immediately prior, Matt worked for Enpath Medical (now GreatBatch), a medical-device manufacturer that supplied finished-goods components and contract manufacturing services to the world’s foremost OEM-medical-device manufacturers in the peripheral- and cardio-vascular markets.

    Matt holds a BA from Dartmouth College and a MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management.


    DSC Logistics is one of the nation’s leading supply chain management companies with strength at both the operational and strategic levels. The DSC nationwide network includes more than 48 Logistics Centers and a Transportation Management Center located at the corporate campus in Des Plaines, Illinois. DSC provides integrated supply chain solutions to help customers achieve their business goals, applying leadership, intellectual capital and collaboration to meet changing needs. Among DSC’s customers are internationally known companies in the FDA-regulated industries of health care, food, and tobacco. DSC is one of the top five women-owned businesses in the Chicago area and among the 15 largest third-party logistics firms in the US.

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