BioLogistics in a Changing Healthcare World

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 – 2:00-4:45 pm

On April 20, 2016, the Northwestern University Transportation Center and the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology co-hosted Biologistics in a Changing Healthcare World.  This technical workshop examined changes occurring across the supply chain in the biologistics industry, including impacts from: the change in landscape of and with the healthcare providers; the establishment of group buying organizations forming distribution centers to service affiliated hospitals; communication protocols, or lack thereof, across the healthcare supply chain; evolving cold chain supply chain management requirements; and the use of analytics to better stage (store) products for deliveries to the right location at the right time.    

Agenda and Presentations


2:00 - 2:05 pm – Welcome

Bret Johnson, Associate Director, Northwestern University Transportation Center

2:05 - 3:25 pm – Speaker Presentations

Mr. Dave Bode, Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics

Mr. Bill Spillane, Executive Director, Supply Chain Management, Astellas Pharma  

Mr. Andrew Boyle, Co-Owner, Boyle Transportation

Mr. Jerry Beyl, Vice President, Health Care Sales, Fedex

  • Global Trends Impacting Logistics across the Healthcare Industry

3:25 - 3:45 pm – Networking Break

3:45 - 4:45 pm – Panel Discussion

Mr. David Torma, Director, Logistics &  Global Transportation, Baxter Healthcare (Moderator)

Mr. Jerry Beyl, Vice President, Health Care Sales, Fedex

Mr. Dave Bode, Vice President, Health Care Solutions, DSC Logistics

Mr. Andrew Boyle, Co-Owner, Boyle Transportation

Mr. Ron Chomiuk, Senior Business Analytics Consultant, Teradata

Mr. Gary Fennessy, Vice President Corporate Supply Chain and Hospital Operations, Northwestern Memorial Healthcare

Mr. Bill Spillane, Executive Director, Supply Chain Management, Astellas Pharma

Event Co-Chairs

Dr. Hani Mahmassani
William Patterson Professor of Transportation and Director of the Northwestern University Transportation Center

Mr. Bret Johnson
Director of the Center for the Commercialization of Innovative Transportation Technology


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