Supply Chain Summit coming to Newark on Sept. 19

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Most companies are only as strong as their supply chain.

Anything from major weather events to a random hiccup with a manufacturer can disrupt a business that has not carefully planned for every eventuality.

Preparing for those unforeseen headaches will be the central focus of the Delaware BioScience Association’s Supply Chain Summit, a daylong event focused on helping life science companies get their products to customers.

The sixth-annual summit will be held Sept. 19 at the Executive Banquet & Conference Center, 205 Executive Drive, in Newark. About 100 people are expected to attend this year’s event, which typically sells out.

This year’s summit will feature a guest speaker and four panels, along with a tour of Siemens Healthineers’ facilities near Glasgow.

The keynote speaker will be Commander Thomas J. Christl, director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Drug Security, Integrity and Response. He will share his perspective on supply chain risks as a regulator who has protected the security and integrity global pharmaceutical supply chain.

Panel topics feature titles such as “Securing the Supply Chain via Effective Risk Management Practices,” “Advancements in Logistics Technology,” “Trends in the Healthcare Supply Chain (Pain in the Chain)” and “Watch the Signals! Improving Supply Chain Visibility, an Early Warning Approach.”

The cost of attendance is $300 for members of DelawareBio or the supply chain association APICS. Tickets cost $450 for non-members.

For more information or the register for the event, visit bit.ly/2wx86rN.

Contact business reporter Scott Goss at (302) 324-2281, sgoss@delawareonline.com or on Twitter @ScottGossDel.

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