Conference Agenda

How are the major medical device companies strategizing on their direct material/ contract manufacturing sourcing spend?

  • Commodity management including finished goods contract manufacturing
  • Supplier categorization
  • Global sourcing


What are the current and future expectations of major medical device companies of their supplier network with regard to:

  • Quality, innovation, cost, service
  • Broad based commodity vs. single commodity or niche suppliers
  • Strategic, high potential or maintain suppliers
  • How are suppliers meeting these expectations today?

How are major medical device companies structuring and resourcing their sourcing organizations today and in the future?

  • Centralized, decentralized or hybrid
  • Systems and skill sets being deployed
  • How is decision-making being impacted today and in the future?

What are the implications and opportunities for the supplier network?

  • Current business strategy
  • Current and future capability
  • Global footprint decisions

Review of the Day and Key Takeaways