Senior Executives Forum

Held on the last morning of the IDN Summit, this invitation-only event provides Senior Level Supply Chain Executives a forum to discuss pertinent issues and share collaborative ideas and best practices.
If you are interested in participating in the Fall 2019 Senior Executives Forum, please contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725.

Forum Agenda

7:00 am – 7:30 am | Breakfast 


7:30 am – 9:00 am | Welcome and Introductions 

What ONE thing is most disrupting your current work life? 


9:00 am – 11:00 am | Disruptive Entrants Impacting Healthcare 

Speaker: Eric O’Daffer, Research VP Healthcare Supply Chain, Gartner 

Messaging about disruptions to US based healthcare fills your inbox and newsfeeds daily. There’s new technology to keep track of, it seems every week there’s new organizational entrants into healthcare, federal and state government regulatory changes, competitors becoming partners in all market segments. We’ll discuss areas of competitive disruptions you should embrace as opportunities as well as the ones to prepare your organization to defend.  

Learning Objectives: 

1) Identify disruptive entrants that will impact healthcare. 

2) Formulate plans to navigate future disruptions. 

3) Outline strategies to better understand how disruption could benefit your organization. 


9:00 am – 11:00 am | Disruptions in Your Supply Chain 

Strengthening your supply chain to be prepared when links in the chain experience disruptions due to labor unrest, severe weather events, strikes, cyber issues, and other disruptive events is paramount in running a leading healthcare supply chain. While some supply chain disruptions may be difficult to predict, it’s crucial to be prepared for possible delays in the most cost-efficient manner possible. 

This session will discuss ways to protect your healthcare supply chain ensuring optimal patient care while managing your assets in a cost-efficient manner. We’ll also discuss the times when it is impossible to worry about costs and just need to get the needed supplies, pharmaceuticals, devices to clinicians. 

Learning Objectives: 

1) Define the disruptions most likely to impact your supply chain. 

2) Outline contingency plans to ensure optimal supply chain performance. 

3) Identify the disruptions that may prove catastrophic and what should be done when those catastrophes impact your supply chain. 


11:00 am – 12:00 pm | Idea Exchange 

Join Mike Langlois as he leads the discussions on the disruptive events that are most likely to impact your supply chain and how you can prepare for disruption. 

Contact Lisa Ponssa at 859.309.6725 with any questions.