Featured speaker: Dr Frank Binder, #Celgene

Featured in this post is a speaker from Pharma & Biotech Supply Chain Asia 2012, part of a series of conferences at the 5th Annual BioPharma Asia Convention 2012, held on 19-22 March at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

A brief introduction: Dr Frank Binder is Director, International Logistics and Supply Chain, at Celgene, based in Switzerland. Currently his main task is expanding and managing Celgene’s international pharmaceutical logistics setup, optimizing the European distribution network while building a new distribution network across Asia. He is guided by his team’s mission statement “Products to the Patients: Every Time, On Time, Compliant & Cost-effective” Prior to this, Frank has worked in various Supply Chain roles at Hoffmann-La Roche, Novartis and at management consultancy Accenture. Thereby he’s gained a broad and deep Supply Chain Management expertise in the Pharmaceutical Industry, ranging from chemical production, biopharmaceutical manufacturing capacity planning, to logistics at a galenical manufacturing site, and finally to international logistics and distribution. Frank has been involved in many projects (mergers, divestments, ERP implementations, negotiations, product launches, entering new markets) and has very strong intercultural and language skills (fluent English, German, French, Spanish).

He has international work experience (Switzerland, France, USA, Germany) and is frequently leading projects with partners across Asia, eg. in Singapore, Korea and other countries. He has been speaker at industry conferences, eg at LogiPharma Asia 2009 and 2010 in Singapore, or at Pharma Resource and Capacity Management 2007, in Las Vegas. He has also been member of the advisory board of Logipharma Asia 2009 and 2010. A chemist by training (PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Bern), Frank underwent post graduate business training at Cranfield School of Management and Harvard Business School.

Dr Binder will be presenting on the following:

Designing and optimizing LSP-client relationships as success factors for supply chain performance in Asia
1. Regional Supply Chain strategies for Asia vs. Europe: External factors driving design of different solutions for each continent
2. Business process framework used for outsourcing decisions and defining the role of LSPs
3. Key factors for developing successful partnerships with LSPs across Asia
4. Overcoming challenges when working with LSPs to manage a complex, cross-functional project cross-borders

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