Calabasas, CA (PRWEB) July 10, 2014
Senior supply chain management executives from over 50 companies, academic institutions and professional associations, addressed the challenges of “Reducing Cost, Lead Time, & Defects in the Bio-Pharma & Medical Device Industries” through strategic sourcing. Describing the partnership of the Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) with the Supply Chain Management Institute (SCMI) of the University of San Diego in organizing the event on June 24 at the Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice in San Diego, Devendra Mishra, the Executive Director of BSMA, observed, “In this inaugural event, the biopharma and medical device industries have come together to build a community of like-minded supply chain management professionals who believe in collaboration to promote best practices, knowledge sharing and networking. Strategic sourcing, a focus for the conference, remains a formidable challenge in the critical areas of R&D, clinical trials and eventual commercialization for startups to mid-sized companies in the biotech, pharma and medical device industries. BSMA is committed to serving the professional and educational needs of the San Diego region which is one of the three biotech hubs in the US and has begun planning a full-day conference in February-March of 2015.”
“Implementation of innovative approaches to protecting the quality of the product to the pati
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