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UPS & BioKansas Present 2016 Regional Supply Chain Summit

Posted on: 22 Sep 16

The Inaugural Life Science and Healthcare Regional Supply Chain Summit will be held September 29, 2016 at the Hudson Auditorium on the campus of Johnson County Community College. Registration will begin at 2:30 followed by programming from 3-5pm, and a networking reception from 5-7 with light appetizers and drinks.

Designed to provide discussion of all facets of the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials to the distribution of a company’s products to the customer relations function, the event will bring together supply chain and logistics professionals, as well as executives from the pharmaceutical industry, distributors, healthcare providers, and contract research organizations. Attendees will hear from industry supply chain experts from UPS, CEVA, The University of Kansas, Pfizer and MilliporeSigma, and gain critical insights into what it takes to meet the supply chain demands of life science companies.

“Kansas City is an area of excellence for both manufacturing and logistics, and has a critical mass of companies working the life sciences and healthcare industry,” said Dennis Ridenour, President & CEO of BioKansas. “This event will shed light on how these companies have addressed extremely challenging, industry-specific hurdles, including regulatory and compliance issues, quality assurance, and the stringent shipping conditions often required in our industry.”

To register or to view the full agenda, please visit Registration is $10 for BioKansas Members and $25 for Non-Members.

About BioKansas: BioKansas serves as the voice of the bioscience community in Kansas, connecting, educating and advocating to grow bioscience jobs in human, animal and plant science technologies across the state. BioKansas is a member- and donor-funded 501(c)(3) public charity. BioKansas programs include monthly bioBreak networking events and educational programs that are open to people who are involved with and interested in the biosciences, health care and medical devices. BioKansas also runs awards programs for students in high school through post-doc studies, including the BioGENEius Challenge. If you would like more information about BioKansas, visit

About UPS: UPS (NYSE: UPS) UPS is a global leader in logistics, headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS delivers value through a broad array of specialized services for healthcare and life science companies. UPS’s network includes temperature-sensitive storage and transportation (from ambient and controlled-room temperature, to frozen and cryogenics), around-the-clock monitoring and security, and a single global IT order management platform. The company has more than 50 healthcare-dedicated facilities strategically positioned within global markets. Shippers have the ability to customize solutions from the UPS Temperature True™ , UPS Proactive Response ™, UPS WorldShip ™, UPS Quantum View ™ and other portfolios that leverage expertise in packaging, labeling, monitoring, and storage capabilities. The company can be found on the web at® and its corporate blog can be found at To get UPS news direct, visit or follow @UPS_News on Twitter.

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Last updated on: 22/09/2016

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