Events & Webinars

The Latest Events in Healthcare Logistics

Continuing our support for this vital industry, we host and sponsor a wide range of events all year round. Each event is designed to inspire and motivate, providing a platform where customers, academics, and DHL experts can connect to discuss hot topics and key trends as well as share their experiences.

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All our events present a perfect opportunity to hear from the brightest minds within the life sciences and healthcare industry. Keeping up with this constantly changing sector can be challenging, so these meetings are designed to distill down critical concepts into manageable and engaging sessions. Click the links below to find out more about our latest meetings, seminars, and virtual events.

Register for Our DHL Logistics and Supply Chain Summit

16th – 17th June 2021

Taking place over 24 hours, the Global Summit is set to attract the best minds in the industry. With a line-up of exceptional keynote speakers, thought-provoking programs, entertainment, and live broadcasts from our world-leading innovation centers, you won’t want to miss it. Join us.

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Check Out Our Past Life Sciences & Healthcare Events and Webinars

  • The COVID-19 pandemic is seriously affecting global supply chains and disrupting economies around the world. On this webinar, we reviewed the specific changes to Life Sciences and Healthcare supply chains and how DHL managed to adapt and help customers deliver life-saving products while developing market strategies to quickly recover their business and re-imagine the new normal.

  • The world sees an increasing number of Clinical Trials. Sponsors need to decide upon a successful distribution strategy for their IMPs. In this webinar we explored the trends and supply chain challenges in this segment. A specific focus reviewed the advantages of Singapore as a regional hub to supply IMPs to the South East Asian region, supported by other depots for larger domestic markets.

  • In this webinar, we discussed global trends around import & export of clinical trials products, frequent obstacles, and potential solutions. The presenters explained how customers have benefited from the DHL Control Tower service catered to the needs of the Life Sciences & Healthcare sector and focused on increasing clarity, control, and compliance over clinical trial shipments.

  • The shift to bio-pharma and new advanced treatments has increased the need for temperature-controlled logistics, while digitalization is enabling a data-driven supply chain with end-to-end visibility and higher efficiency. This webinar reviewed the top three innovations selected during the 2020 DHL Innovation Challenge for supply chain in the areas of Temperature Controlled Logistics (i.e. Packaging, Sensors, Container, Compliance, Sustainability…) and Visibility & Data (i.e. Monitoring, Business Continuity, Serialization, Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics…).

  • The combination of manufacturer, forwarder, and carrier procedures can include risks associated with operational, quality, and environmental factors. In this webinar, we reviewed new approaches for data-driven risk management and tools, and explored how risk assessment processes can be further simplified ensuring GDP compliance, aided by machine learning, IoT, and cloud computing technologies.

  • Advanced Therapy is quickly becoming reality and treatment success will rely on the rapid and seamless delivery of personalized therapies to patients. As an innovation leader, DHL is investing to become a reliable partner with best-in-class solutions catering to the requirements of this complex and highly regulated environment. This webinar discussed the challenges and opportunities of this segment and outlined solutions for a robust and reliable supply chain.

  • Medical device companies can have more than 150 days of field inventory including consigned stock held by hospitals, physicians, and salespeople. The high value of associated products and the wide range of SKUs make managing field inventory one of the biggest supply chain challenges for medical device companies, yet strict service lead time requirements often hinder attempts to reduce them. This webinar discussed how DHL leverages data analytics to help medical device customers systematically reduce field inventory across the care continuum.

  • With 70% of inventory out of direct control of Medical Device companies, visibility at the point of consumption in a hospital represents a particular challenge and makes consignment stock management a difficult recurring task. In this webinar, we learned about innovative solutions that provide stock visibility without the need of setting up new infrastructures or changing the existing supply chain process.

  • The Life Sciences and Healthcare industry is entering an exciting new era – a time of transformational change - as supply chains are becoming smaller, colder, personalized, and connected in support of growing bio-pharma, advanced treatments, and health-tech solutions. In this webinar, we discussed strategies and success stories to prepare for a near future, where digitalization and the application of innovative technologies are key levers to improve end-to-end visibility and to radically reduce complexity and cost.

  • Explore “the largest healthcare logistics challenge the world has ever seen” with DHL President, Life Sciences & Healthcare, Larry St. Onge. This concise presentation covers the disruptions in healthcare delivery during the early Covid-19 pandemic. It shares valuable insights on vaccine delivery, supply chain archetypes, stakeholder complexity, and the need for a shared solution focus, and outlines the global logistics capabilities that can solve this challenge today.

  • The world of clinical research is evolving. With decentralized trials, innovative technologies, and real-time patient data quickly becoming part of our every day, we’ve entered an era of accelerated progress. This prompts the question: How do we deliver the science of tomorrow?

    Discover our two-and-a-half-hour virtual event, and hear new perspectives from speakers at the forefront of clinical trial development. This event aimed to inspire the action needed to bring a new level of care to patients involved in clinical research. 

  • The global pandemic has posed significant challenges for all businesses and their supply chains. In the early phase of crisis management, the focus was around matching production to demand, managing costs and liquidity, staying close to customers and protecting own workforce. Following the initial lockdown, companies started to analyze their options for the recovery and stabilization of their supply chains. 

    The case study highlights how DHL and Merck performed a joint risk assessment to ensure pandemic resilience on Air Freight trade lanes. The key objective was to define business continuity plans in the context of scarce capacities, accentuated by the up of vaccine distribution.

  • The global COVID-19 pandemic caused significant challenges for all organizations and their supply chains. In the early phase of crisis management, the focus was typically on matching production to demand, managing costs and liquidity, staying close to customers, and protecting the workforce.

    Subsequent to this and after the initial lockdown period, companies then started to analyze options for recovery and stabilization of the supply chain.

    This case study explored how DHL and Merck performed a joint risk assessment to ensure pandemic resilience on air freight trade lanes. The key objective of this collaboration was to define business continuity plans for vaccine distribution in the context of scarce freight capacities.