Hear from Industry Leaders at DCAT Week on How to Optimize Supply Practices and Mitigate Risk

Dealing with recent market volatility (inflationary pressures, supply-chain disruptions, and geopolitical uncertainty) has been the number one issue facing the industry as it grapples with escalating raw materials costs, actual and potential supply risks, and pricing pressures. We all know the challenges, but what are the solutions? Is your company doing all it can do?  

DCAT is bringing in high-level executives to delve deeper and provide practical insights in how to best address these issues now and in the near term through these all-important programs at DCAT Week

Executive Insights: Weathering the Storm – The Path Forward in Optimizing Supply Practices  

Tuesday, March 21, 2023: 10:30 – 11:45 AM; Doors open at 10:00 AM for coffee & networking.   

Karin Shanahan,
Executive Vice President, Global Product Development & Supply, Bristol-Myers Squibb

Senior executives from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Catalent, and BASF provide a “buy” and “sell”-side view on ways to optimize supply practices in light of recent market volatility: inflationary pressures, supply-chain disruptions, and geopolitical uncertainty. Learn from them on the following key questions. What are the new best practices and approaches in contracting? How has supplier evaluation and selection been affected?  What are the risk-mitigation strategies needed now and how can we anticipate the ones that will be necessary in the future?  

Register or learn more about the program here.  

Industry Radar 2023: Energy, Raw Materials & Sustainability  

Tuesday, March 21, 2023: 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM; Doors open at 1:30 PM for coffee & networking.  

Lisa Martin,
Senior Vice President, Global Procurement,and Chief Procurement Officer,  GlaxoSmithKline 

The industry is facing two hot-button issues: input costs and sustainability. An energy and chemicals outlook examines the pressure points in raw materials and what can be expected in 2023. Plus, Lisa Martin, Chief Procurement Officer (CPO), GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), provides a CPO view on sustainability and how GSK is working with suppliers to meet sustainability targets.  

Register or learn more about this program here.  

The Disruption Busters: New Approaches in Supplier Risk Assessment & Mitigation  

Wednesday, March 22, 2023: 10:15 AM – 11:30 AM  

Vishal Bhandari,
Healthcare & Life Sciences Practice,

How are other industries dealing with the unprecedented supply-chain challenges of today? The program will provide expert insight from the automotive, tech, and other industries on new approaches/tools in supplier risk assessment and mitigation to build greater supply-chain resiliency.   

The program features speakers from the management-consulting firm, Kearney (formerly A.T. Kearney), and the Axia Institute, a research and education center of Michigan State University (MSU) and part of MSU’s Office of Research and Innovation, with whom DCAT partnered with for this program. The Axia Institute was founded by leaders in value-chain creation and development at MSU, including the Broad College of Business, which is recognized for its top-ranked Supply Chain Management Program (U.S. News & World Report, 2022). DCAT is pleased to also be a partner with MSU’s Broad College of Business and its Supply Chain Management Program.  

Register or learn more about this program here.