New Group Launched to address purchasing and supply changes facing medical companies

10th January 2012

A new professional group that has been launched to help deliver purchasing and supply chain excellence in the highly regulated healthcare and medical industry will hold its inaugural meeting on 7th March in Sheffield.

Entitled ‘Getting what Purchasing wants in a regulated environment’ the CIPS (Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply) Health Technology Special Interest Group’s first meeting is being hosted by Lime Associates and has attracted keynote speakers Mike Bullivant and Ed Luttrell.

Mike, Director of Michael Bullivant Ltd, has over 20 years’ experience in the Medical Device industry including nine years consulting on regulatory impacts and Ed Luttrell, Director and Principal Coach of Blue Bamboo Consulting, has been an executive coach for over 15 years and specialises in helping Procurement and Supply Chain leaders achieve their full potential.

The aim of the event is to provide CIPS members and non-members with an understanding of how challenging purchasing within the Health Technology sector is and how to address these challenges so that delegates can make a real difference to their own organisations.

Founder member and chairman of the Health Technology Special Interest Group Lee Robinson said; “The CIPS Health Technology Group has been created as a way of networking, sharing best practice and raising purchasing practices in the world of Medical Device and Pharmaceutical manufacturing so that we can really make our mark on the global purchasing excellence map. We’re aiming to create knowledge bases, share innovation, disseminate information and generally help each other until we’re recognised as delivering excellence within our industry. We currently have active members from companies including Genzyme, Owen Mumford, Astra Zeneca, Systagenix and Baxter but we would welcome many more members to help us all gain maximum value from the group.”

Sponsored by medical purchasing and supply solutions specialists Lime Associates at The Quadrant, Sheffield, the meeting starts at 3.45pm with registration and concludes at 7.00pm. Refreshments will be provided. For more information and to book, please call 0845 880 1188 or visit CIPS Health Technology Group Event

Lime Associates is a team of manufacturing consultants who specialise in delivering purchasing and supply chain solutions for the Medical Device and Health Technology Industries and whose client base includes Smith & Nephew, Owen Mumford, Sartorius, Scapa Group, Lantor, Genzyme and Chester Medical.CIPS is an international organisation serving the purchasing and supply profession. Dedicated to promoting good practice, CIPS provides a wide range of services for the benefit of members and the wider business community.

    Categories: CIPS Professional Group, Health Technology, Medical Device, Bio-Tech, Start Ups



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