Aligning Inter-Departmental Sourcing Strategies by streamlining communication and developing a balanced approach, to Improve Supplier Identification, Monitoring & Evaluation Initiatives; Assessing the impact of Digital transformation on Supplier Quality and ensuring compliance to the EU MDR & IVDR

About the Event:

Medical device and diagnostic manufacturers are increasingly looking towards efficiency by partnering with suppliers who are reliable, compliant and cost-efficient. With an increased focus on supplier controls in the new regulations and a greater focus on risk management in the updated ISO 13485 standard, manufacturers must review and update their supplier quality management (SQM) process to avoid non-conformance.
Building upon the success of the 2018 Supplier Quality conference, we are proud to introduce to you the 2nd Annual European Medical Device and Diagnostic Supplier Quality Management Meeting that will bring together some of the best minds from the industry to uncover innovative ideas for achieving excellence in building, executing and maintaining an SQM system by balancing cost and time against optimal quality and assurance. This meeting will cover essential issues like the impact of the new MDR and IVDR and will explore how to work with Notified Bodies during unannounced audits, ISO 13485:2016, MDSAP, need for supplier quality agreements and strategies to develop robust process to monitor suppliers and evaluate their performance.
The meeting will also focus on digital transformation has affected SQM and strategies that can be implemented to capitalize on digitalization to make process for more efficient. Through highly interactive presentations, case studies, workshops and panel debates, attendees will be able to build a well-rounded plan to improve and evaluate their Supplier Quality Management process.

The Key Highlights of the meeting are:

  • Engage in a direct dialogue with notified bodies to gain an understanding about their expectations during audits of critical suppliers to ensure compliance with the new MDRs

  • Learn how to ensure business continuity by implementing a risk-based approach to global supplier qualification and management

  • Gain insights on the steps required to document supplier risk assessment in alignment with iso 13485:2016

  • In-depth discussion on MDSAP: comparing internal processes against the MDSAP requirements and filling the gaps to improve their quality management systems

  • Learn how to design and deploy a global production part approval process (PPAP) and streamline supplier change notification processes

  • Gain an understanding about the impact of digitalization on supplier quality management processes

Key Speakers:
  • Giovanni Di Rienzo, Global Director - Cardiovascular Focus Team, TÜV SÜD PRODUCT SERVICE
  • Niamh Lynch, Senior Scientific Certification & Inspection Officer, Medical Device & Convenor of Global Risk Management, ISO Standards Group TC262, NATIONAL STANDARDS AUTHORITY OF IRELAND (NSAI)
  • Hans-Heiner Junker, Senior International Affairs Manager, TÜV SÜD PRODUCT SERVICE
  • Thorsten Grothaus, Vice President Purchasing, Supplier Quality & Quality Officer, DRÄGERWERK AG & CO. KGAA
  • Franck Martin, Head of Corporate Strategic Procurement, INSTITUT STRAUMANN AG
  • Mario Powierski, Supplier Quality Specialist, ZIMMER BIOMET​​​​​​​
  • Paulo Ferreira, Global Head of Purchasing HealthCare Imaging, AGFA HEALTHCARE
  • Steffen Virag, Quality Assurance Specialist, INSTITUT STRAUMANN AG
  • Franck Martin, Head of Corporate Strategic Procurement, INSTITUT STRAUMANN AG
  • Claudia Cremonese, Corporate Quality Director Medical Device Quality Management, BRACCO IMAGING
  • Millicent Ndlovu M.Sc., Director Group Supplier Development, HANDICARE
  • Laszlo Kelemen, Supplier Quality Team Leader, GE HEALTHCARE
  • Claudia Cremonese, Corporate Quality Director Medical Device Quality Management, BRACCO IMAGING​​​​​​​
  • Eddie Byamungu, Compliance Officer (Quality and Regulatory Affairs Medical Device), OPEN BIONICS
  • ​​​​Dr. Augustine Mofor, Head of Global Sourcing, LEICA BIOSYSTEMS​​​​​​​
  • Emmanuel Bernoux, Former Global Chief Purchasing Officer, AGFA HEALTHCARE
  • Fabio Rota, Technical Director, DIASERVE LABORATORIES GMBH
And many more.

Who should attend:

Executives that will find this program of greatest interest and applicability will be those responsible for supplier collaboration and supplier quality management. MedTech professionals with the following job titles will find this program of the greatest value and relevance:
  • Supplier Management
  • Supplier Quality Management
  • Supplier Quality Assurance
  • Supplier Engineering
  • Supplier Development