Supply Chain Management: Operational Economics

Define the controls required for purchasing, receipt, storage, and dispensing of raw materials, packaging materials, and related costs. Review engineering standards and how they apply to capital investments, facility and equipment utilization, and operational efficiencies. At the conclusion of this session, participants will have knowledge of:

Attendance suggested for:

  • Years in industry: 0-4 to 5-14
  • Ideal audiences are those with 2+ years of industry experience that want to supplement their industry knowledge about a specific topic(s)
  • The controls required for purchasing, receipt, storage, and dispensing of raw materials, and packaging materials and their related impacts on costs
  • Industrial engineering standards and application to capital investments, facility and equipment utilization, and operational efficiencies
Kelly M. Keen
Vice President, Head of PMO Project Management
Celonic Ag

Kelly Keen is a Senior Project Manager in the Corporate Engineering department for one of the leading biotechnology companies, Genentech, Inc. In May 2007, she began work on Genentech's first Greenfield site in Singapore for the ECP1 Lucentis manufacturing plant and has since added one of Singapore's first Mycoplasma Labs and Genentech's first SE Asian R&D office to her projects. She also has experience working with Chiron/Novartis, Alza, Exelixis, Intermune, as well as companies outside of the biopharma realm, including George Lucas, Harley Davidson, Electronic Arts, Siebel Systems and Oracle. She received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Illinois in Champaign, attended L'ecole d'Architecture et d'Urbanisme in Versailles, France and is currently enrolled in an MBA program specializing in International Business. Her focus is on Supply Chain Management, Operational Excellence, and Manufacturing Collaborations. She serves on the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE) Board of Directors for the San Francisco Chapter, and Vice President and Student Advisor of the Singapore Affiliate, and is a member of the Training Advisory Committee. She chairs a class in Bio-Engineering at the University of California at Berkeley during the spring semesters and enjoys working with students.

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