Conference Day One

Conference Day One - Tuesday 15 November


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08:15 | Registration and welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the chair

Jonathan Dutton, Director, JD Consultancy


09:00INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Overview on global major trends in procurement and supply chain for health and aged care

  • Addressing the worldwide challenges and opportunities within the healthcare sector
  • How to overcome these challenges and improve quality of procurement and supply chain
  • Gaining insights into latest industry approaches to benefit from new opportunities
  • How Health Alliance has built a high value procurement department to the whole of the business and what Australian organisations can learn from it

Ross DarrahChief Executive Officer, Health Alliance New Zealand

09:45INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Analysing Singapore Health's response to changing capacity demand from the country’s Ministry of Health

  • How Singapore Health Services is using their investments to catch up on capacity increases
  • Assessing the public healthcare response to the country’s needs and the government push to some specific initiatives
  • What can you learn from Singapore Health experience and apply to our procurement and supply chain operations to reduce costs?

Lok Mun LengDeputy Director, Strategic Procurement, Singapore Health Services

10:30 | Morning tea

11:00 | Understanding the changing procurement landscape from 2017 onwards

  • How the future will challenge us all in procurement – with healthcare procurement absolutely no exception
  • How procurement can stay relevant to changing business needs
  • The rise and rise of sustainable procurement - and its role in the healthcare sector
  • Might the rise of contract management be a clue to how procurement can realise greater benefits for their organisation?
  • How procurement will face new challenges – including those of technology, such as; the internet of things, Bitcoin, 3D printing and drones

Jonathan DuttonDirector, JD Consultancy

11:30 | MEDICAL LEADERS KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: How procurement initiatives can improve more than the bottom line

  • Assessing how procurement can support a company’s value proposition
  • Aligning procurement strategies to overall business values and delivering sustainable competitive edge
  • Benchmarking quality, capability and reliability in the procurement chain
  • Creating a long term vision and initiative that also allows for short term agility and responsiveness in procurement

Simon WoodsExecutive Director Medical Services, Cabrini Health

12:00 | Networking lunch


13:00 | How procurement can improve operational efficiency and purchasing performance

  • Assessing key issues and considerations in implementing improvements in operations through procurement in healthcare
  • Identifying how your procurement strategies are enabling and driving purchasing performance
  • Introducing innovative ways to increase operational efficiency by streamlining procurement processes

Brett Beattie, Head of Procurement, Opal Aged Care

13:30 | Developing strategic sourcing to increase your organisation’s profitability

  • Reviewing your overall sourcing strategies to increase value to health and aged care organisations
  • Opportunities identified to increase value through effective distribution, asset procurement, inventory etc.
  • Taking advantage of technology and computerised purchasing to speed up processes and cut down mistakes
  • Key tips and hints on how to achieve a successful debt restructure

Owen Hammond, Manager Capital Planning and Procurement, NSW Health Pathology

14:00 | Overview of sustainable buying – how does price weigh into overall decision?

  • How to procure ethically whilst keeping to contract and delivering great results
  • What is the future of sustainable procurement and supply chains?
  • Preparing for the new international standard for sustainable procurement (ISO 20400) to be published in 2017

Jean-Louis Haie, Head, Australian delegation on the project of ISO20400 on Sustainable Procurement

14:30 | Afternoon tea


15:00 | Using digital supply chain to improve systems and processes and increase savings

  • Implementing organisation reform, strategy development and change management to enable transition to digital
  • Understanding how to develop procurement strategies by implementing a robust governance model that contributes to providing improved service quality
  • Expanding and designing a centralised distribution centre to support the initiative

Paul Broadbridge, Chief Digital Supply Chain Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

15:30 | Developing effective stakeholder relationships to reduce costs and increase procurement capabilities 

  • Establishing a win-win approach where your suppliers view you as a strategic partner
  • Creating valuable links by investing in suppliers as a valuable asset to the business
  • Leveraging stakeholders capabilities and enhancing your procurement value
  • How managing suppliers as strategic partners can help your organisation reduce costs

Renee Hodge, National Procurement Manager, I-MED Network Radiology

16:00SURVEY PANEL DISCUSSON: Addressing the biggest challenges from the HealthProcure survey

This panel discussion has been specifically designed to address the key issues you are currently facing in your role. Complete the survey online before attending the session and our expert panellists will help you find ways to overcome your specific challenges. Go to our website to access the survey: The survey closes on 7th October 2016.

Panel facilitator:
Jonathan DuttonDirector, JD Consultancy

Ross Darrah,
 Chief Executive Officer, Health Alliance New Zealand
Lok Mun Leng, Deputy Director, Strategic Procurement, Singapore Health Services
Mike McCrabb, Senior Category Manager, Health Purchasing Victoria
Natalie Budovsky, Head of Strategic Sourcing, Healthdirect Australia
Paul Broadbridge,
Chief Digital Supply Chain Officer, Australian Digital Health Agency

17:00 | Closing remarks from the Chair

17:10 | End of Day One and networking drinks


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