The 17th Annual Bio Supply Management Alliance Summit

March 20-21, 2024 in Foster City, California

About the conference

The 17th annual Bio Supply Management Alliance Summit will return to Foster City, California on the beautiful San Francisco Bay with a theme of “Accelerating Visibility & Sustainability in Supply Chain: From Drug Development to Patient Care.” Like in years past, March’s event will invite industry leaders to join forces to collaborate in the critical areas of clinical and commercial supply and operations, transportation and logistics, digital transformation, and overall supply chain management.

Day one of the conference will feature a full schedule of informative sessions, in addition to the 2024 SCM Excellence Awards and a social networking party. Day two of the conference will include a full day of panel tracks that will address the problems and solutions of clinical trials and commercial product launches. Thermo Fisher Scientific is proud to have representation on two of the event panel topics: “Art vs. Science: Clinical Supply Planning Strategies” and “Waging a War on Clinical Waste.”

Event details 

Date: March 20-21, 2024

Format: In-person

Location: Crowne Plaza Foster City

Booth number: N/A

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Attend our panels

Art vs Science: Clinical Supply Planning Strategies — 8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. PDT

Learn from industry experts about the challenges and opportunities around clinical supply planning for drug substance and drug product. Is it more art than science? We will consider strategies for CMO commitments, budget constraints, building the right relationship with clinical development, and how to ensure supply chain gets involved early in the clinical process.


  • Ryan Mills, Sr. Director, Supply Chain, Denali Therapeutics
  • Brittney Elko, Director Technical Operations and Supply Chain, Aligos
  • Matt Blume, Vice President, Business Transformation, Catalent
  • Mike Ragone, Senior Director, Supply Chain, Vir Biotechnology
  • Deb Knoll, Director, Commercial Excelleration, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Moderator: Stacey Erickson, Director Life Sciences, Clarkston Consulting

Waging a War on Clinical Supply Waste — 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. PDT

Industry reports confirm that over 60% of products and supplies in clinical trials are wasted. These warriors will analyze the reasons for the waste which boil down to business processes, systems driving supply chain, assumptions, and the collaboration among stakeholders, organizational structures, and communication networks. Analysis of “war stories” will lead to strategies and specific steps that can be taken by practitioners.


  • Cat Hall, Head of GXP Quality, Egnyte
  • JP Kappelle, Vice President, Clinical Services, Inceptua
  • Deb Knoll, Director, Commercial Excelleration, Thermo Fisher Scientific
  • Luke Moyer, Head, Clinical Supply Chain, Incyte
  • Moderator: Allen Jacques, Industry Thought Leader, Kinaxis

Let’s connect at 2024’s conference

Meet with Thermo Fisher Scientific’s experts at the 17th annual Bio Supply Management Alliance to explore our comprehensive global clinical supply solutions and discover how our end-to-end, integrated CDMO services and solutions can support your unique clinical trial needs.

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We look forward to seeing you in-person soon.


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