Don’t Get Left Behind: Evolve With The Changing Healthcare Landscape

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Friday, February 26, 2016
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
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Technological innovation, changing demographics, emerging markets, increasing globalization are forcing the industry to re-evaluate the way in which we all do business. Many of healthcare’s challenges revolve around supply chain performance — speed, efficiency and maintaining product integrity from factory to patient.

In this webinar, we look at the overarching trends driving change in the medical device industry, their associated challenges and the strategies that can be employed to overcome them. 

Challenges this webinar will address: 

  1. Production distribution and Inventory management.- The medical device industry is the healthcare subsegment with the most patents submitted to the European Patent Office. Companies’ product portfolios are becoming increasingly more varied and broad, which creates challenges when it comes to production distribution and inventory management.
  2. Digital disruption and Security Concerns: The Internet of Things (IoT) has opened up a new world of possibilities for patient care and follow up, but security concerns remain when it comes to sharing sensitive health information. 
  3. The rise of homecare:  In Europe, the trend of homecare is especially noticeable in the UK, but requires more agile and flexible supply chains.
  4. Increasing complexity: One of the factors creating increasingly complex supply chains is the growing trend towards consolidation.  Mergers and acquisitions will sometimes result in a fragmented supply chain that is never fully integrated and optimised. 

Benefits of this Webinar:

  1. Learn about the opportunities and challenges today’s changing society is handing to the healthcare industry.
  2. Take a look at some of the solutions UPS can offer to help navigate increasing pressures. 
  3. Practical considerations for preserving an integrated and efficient supply chain in the midst of a large-scale restructuring.

Solutions that will be discussed: 

  1. Some of the sustainable solutions that UPS has put in place already, with significant impacts on fuel use and efficiency, as well as some of the innovative solutions we are currently evaluating.
  2. Leveraging field stocking locations to service hospitals, which can reduce field inventory by 20-50%.
  3. Improving visibility on supply chain, and increase operational efficiency via IoT and associated technology.
  4. Practical, on-the-ground strategies that can have a significant impact on successfully integrating supply chains during a large-scale company restructuring. 


Jan Denecker
Marketing Director Healthcare
UPS Europe

As Marketing Director Healthcare for UPS Europe, Jan is responsible for executing the UPS healthcare strategy in Europe. UPS is consistently investing in its healthcare capabilities to enable companies to cope with the industry’s growing need for more agile and flexible global supply chains. Prior to joining UPS in 2011, Jan worked for over 10 years in and for the healthcare industry. Most recently as Healthcare Marketing Manager for GS1, a global organization managing supply chain data standards, and before with other multi-national companies, AGFA Healthcare and Thomson Reuters