Supply Chain in Times of Disruption and Disease

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Chris Ross, Head of Integrated Supply Chain Operations at MilliporeSigma, will talk through the importance of managing a global supply chain to assure critical products are available in the fight against COVID-19. The life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany is supporting projects critical in slowing the progression of COVID-19 and treating people in the future with products and solutions for more than 45 different vaccines, more than 25 testing solutions, and more than 20 monoclonal antibodies, plasma products and antivirals.

Learn how the company is managing the global production and supply chain, amidst this pandemic.

Moderating this conversation with Chris Ross will be David J. Womelsdorf,  Senior Partner, Americas Industry Market Leader, Health Science & Wellness at Ernst & Young.

Christos Ross | Executive Vice President Head of Integrated Supply Chain Operations | MilliporeSigma

Chris Ross is responsible for leading the global manufacturing site network, supply chain planning activities and distribution center network for the Life Science business. With a global team of greater than 10,000 employees, the Integrated Supply Chain Operations organization is driving Life Science’s manufacturing strategy, capital investments, operational excellence and supply chain management processes to improve cost, quality and delivery of products for MilliporeSigma’s customers. Ross also serves as the United States Country Speaker for the combined businesses of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, which includes Life Science, Healthcare and Performance Materials. Further to this, he is also the Greater Boston Hub Leader for MilliporeSigma assuring the multi-disciplined capabilities in the region are industry leading, connected with the local economy and community and optimized for growth.Ross began his career with the organization in May 2008 as the Head of Bioprocess Single-Use Operations in Danvers, Massachusetts and Anderson, California. He later worked as Managing Director of Cork, Ireland and Consett, UK Operations and then Senior Vice President of the Separations Technology Cluster, both roles based in Cork, Ireland. From 2012 to 2015, Ross was Senior Vice President and Head of Global Operations for EMD Millipore where he managed all aspects of supply chain and manufacturing across three Technology Clusters. Prior to joining the organization, Ross held various leadership positions in operations and business at Raytheon, AMETEK and General Electric.Ross received a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington in Seattle and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

The life science business of Merk KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada.

Date: Wednesday, May 27th at 2PM
Time: 2PM to 3PM EDT
Format: A presentation followed by a moderated Q&A
Platform: Zoom webinar

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