Digitization of the Regenerative Medicine Supply Chain
Date: Tuesday, June 23, 2020
Time: 10:00am PDT / 1:00pm EDT

The presentation will provide an overview of the evolving Regenerative Medicine Supply Chain and its requirements, challenges and opportunities. A new supply chain paradigm needs to be considered including an Ecosystem of innovators, developers, suppliers, CMDOs and supply chain partners. The alignment of collaborative business processes and information exchange across the organizations will be examined. Further review of the automation and information systems needed to support the digitization of the supply chain of an ecosystem will be conducted and the need for subject matter experts in these systems during the strategy development, planning phase.


Robert Lechich
Principal Manufacturing and Supply Chain Consultant
Company: Global OT/IT – Quality Services

Robert currently is a Manufacturing and Supply Chain Consultant with Global OT/IT Quality Services specializing in Regenerative Medicine including Cell and Gene Therapy and Tissue Engineering with leading organizations. He has a diversified background in pharmaceutical and biotechnology with companies such as Pfizer, Merck and Hoffmann La Roche. His operational and project work experiences include manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and technical services, operational excellence, automation and information systems. He is certified as a Master Black Belt in Lean Six Sigma, PMP, CPIM, CPIP and CSCP. He has degrees in chemical engineering, technology management, pharmaceutical science and quality assurance/regulatory affairs. He is also an adjunct professor at NJIT in the Chemical Engineering department teaching pharmaceutical engineering.