Healthcare Supply Chain Panel Discussion
Meet and network with past and present officers and current members of ISM-Houston.
Learn about what ISM-Houston offers to support your professional aspirations in supply management. Cash bar available.
5:15 PM Pre-Dinner Meeting - Robotic Process Automation (RPA)
Our Pre-dinner session will be presented by Robbie Thompson and Beth Gutweiler of Ernst & Young.
Robbie and Beth will discuss Intelligent Digital Automation Leveraging RPA bringing to you several real current examples of how businesses today are leveraging digital automation to cut cost and improve efficiency and reliability.
RPA (Robotic Process Automation) is one of the latest trends sweeping the business landscape whereby one can configure digital “robots” to capture and interpret existing applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems. RPA is a rules-based automation, which is why it lends itself to performing methodical and systematic processes. With robotic automation, the virtual bot performs the activities its human predecessor used to, by moving through and across the relevant applications with its own user name and passwords.
RPA is just one of the elements within Intelligent Digital Automation which encompasses the Digital worker, Digital talker, digital reader, and the digital thinker.
6PM Networking Dinner
ISM-Houston hosts a private room at The Woodlands Country Club - The Palmer Course to meet and engage with supply chain professionals, and establish lasting external connections in a social setting. Cash bar available.
7PM Keynote (Live streamed from our primary PDM location at the Marriott West Loop in Houston)
Keynote: How does Suply Chain Management support and contribute to the effective delivery of healthcare by Houston's premier health providers in our world class medical center? What are the critical issues being tackled by Supply Chain Management in today's ever changing healthcare environment? Our distinguished panel of healthcare supply chain leaders will share their thoughts and visions regarding these challenging times.
Edward M. Lewis, C.P.M., CMRP
Ed Lewis is currently the Assistant Director of Supply Chain Services for Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest children’s hospital providing pediatric services to children throughout the world. He has been with Texas Children’s Hospital for 23 years. Prior to Ed’s employment with Texas Children’s Hospital he was affiliated with M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
He is the co-founder and past President of the Houston Chapter of AHRMM (Texas Gulf Coast Supply Chain Chapter). Ed also served as Regional Director for Region 7 on the National level of AHRMM (Association of Healthcare Resources & Materials Management) from 2009 - 2012.
Ed obtained his BS in Business and Commerce from the University of Houston. He holds a Lifetime Certified Purchasing Management Certification, C.P.M., and is CMRP Certified. Ed also received his Lean Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification in 2010.
Miguel F. Machado
He is a strategic visionary that is responsible for the complete Procure-to-Pay function including purchasing, materials management and receiving. Machado previously worked at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.
He is an active member of The Institute of Supply Management (ISM) and of the Association for Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (AHRMM). Machado also serves on the TMC Strategy & Operations Council and brings over 10 years of experience as a healthcare supply chain professional. He is a graduate of the University of Houston.
As VP, Supply Chain Gary has responsibility for all supply chain activities for this multi-hospital system with over $650 million dollars in annual purchases.
He has over forty-two years’ experience within the Health Care Supply Chain industry; holding corporate executive positions within multi-hospital systems over the last 30 years.
Before joining Methodist, he was the AVP, Materials Management with Inova Health System where he developed and implemented an integrated Supply Chain strategy, and AVP of Materials Management with Bon Secour Health Care System where he implemented a strategic supply chain management process for the Richmond Division.
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