15th - 18th May, 2018 | Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Pre-Conference Workshops

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Pre-Conference Workshop Registration

Transforming your supply chain can have enormously positive consequences for you and your business. Improving an existing supply chain can help to eliminate the dangers posed by counterfeiting, while increasing agility, flexibility and reducing supply chain costs. But what needs to be done to get supply chain to this point?  The good news is that models do exist to strengthen and improve medical device supply chains. An important part of this is measurement and benchmarking against the supply chains of peers and competitors. Another important aspect is collaborating across the value chain. In this interactive workshop you will learn how to improve your supply chain through greater collaboration and effective change management.  

What Will Be Covered:
Customer Insight On Internal Logistics: What We Need From Manufacturers In Order To Achieve End-To-End Visibility Of Products
  • Discuss how we track and trace products from receipt to the patient
  • How does the UDI help to improve logistics in hospitals?
  • Understand the importance of manufacturers data – GTINs and the UDI
  • Examine what the end user needs from manufacturers in order to increase visibility
  • Ensure you are prepared – why UDI implementation will make the process of product recalls more efficient e.g. with online portals, and how you can prepare
  • Examine the use of a data pool and Peppol
Change Management Throughout The Supply Chain
  • Understand the implication of supply chain alteration – accounting for the cost and logistical impact
  • Discuss the move to real time supply chain management, and how you can prepare
  • Examine the steps to supply chain efficiency – what you can be doing now to drive implementation with the roll out of MDR and UDI

Jackie Pomroy

Head of Supply Chain and e-business
NHS South of England Procurement Services

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Networking Lunch Break

2:30 pm - 5:00 pm Steps to UDI Implementation – What You Need to be Doing NOW to Prepare

Dawn Fowler - Program Manager, UDI Masimo
UDI execution is nothing new for the majority of medical device companies that have been implementing the FDA guidelines and regulations for the past four or more years. With the recent publication of the European Medical Device Regulation, this FDA lead legislation has been adopted into the European environment, with a challenging European timeline for compliance.
For companies undertaking their UDI programs for the first time, or for those looking to adjust their strategy towards global compliance, it is important to be proactive in your adoption and compliance strategy.
This interactive session will take you through, step by step, easily implemented techniques and simple principles which will enable you to format a clear implementation strategy and align this with broader company goals and objectives.

What Will be Covered
  • Approach regulatory interpretation at both a global and local level
  • Unite the team – bringing together your key stakeholders to align UDI implementation with company objectives to ensure the generation of value beyond compliance
  • Outline your data strategy – approaching master data implementation as a means of generating greater product insight and driving global regulatory and trade partner  compliance
  • Put your building blocks in place early – what do we know about EU requirements already, and how can you create a flexible implementation plan to cope with adjustments and greater clarification

Key Take-Homes
This session will provide you with an understanding of the principles and techniques for approaching UDI implementation in light of EU regulations while ensuring consideration of global regulatory and trade partner requirements.
The practical and hands on approach will allow delegates to generate strategies to be proactive in their UDI implementation as well as learn and understand multiple approaches for efficient implementation.  Delegates will have open discussion to leverage learnings from each other’s experiences and walk away with information to begin planning for moving forward with their UDI programmes.

Dawn Fowler

Program Manager, UDI