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[Webinar] GS1 Singapore Healthcare Forum 2022

Venue: NA
Date: 01 December 2022
Time: 2.00pm~4.00pm
Closing Date: 01 December 2022

Empowering Healthcare Supply Chain using Standards and Digitisation

Synopsis for Healthcare Forum

Top executives at healthcare facilities are looking at ways to restructure their supply chain management in order to be more cost-effective and operationally efficient. A significant step on the right path to boosting that efficiency is through the adoption of technology[1]. As hospitals and healthcare systems gradually adapt to life after the pandemic, they seek utilising technologies more than ever, while continuing to enhance patient care and outcomes. By automating and standardising their supply chain procedures with the use of technology, hospitals may, according to research by Navigant Consulting, save an average of 17.7%, or $11 million per hospital, annually. [2] Having a digital supply chain can also help improve the efficiency of the various operations of the healthcare industry.[3]

In this forum, we will discuss the various aspects of a healthcare supply chain and explain the importance of adopting technologies and standards to make healthcare supply chains more efficient and resilient[4].

Agenda for Healthcare Forum 2021*All times shown in the programme below are in Singapore Time (SGT)



2:00PM to 2:10PM

Opening Address: The importance of ONE barcode for healthcare products

By Christopher Ang, GS1 Singapore

2:10PM to 2:35PM

Digital Link: Delivering product information to users using GS1 Standards


In the current digital era, users have become more tech savvy, creating the need to connect with users and provide valuable information to them about products. It is a lot more critical to ensure the users have the latest and the right information at any time in the healthcare industry. With years of work in coding our products with GS1 barcodes, we are in a position to leverage that to provide many new information about products in a new way to the end users. This presentation talks about how GS1 Digital Link standard is one way to provide one such information.

By Shekhar Nambi, Johnson & Johnson 

     2:35PM to 3:00PM

Order-to-Cash Cycle: Ways to address Challenges faced in the Healthcare sector today with AI-Driven Automation Solutions


Solving challenges faced in the healthcare sector is easier said than done as there are many considerations such as complying with standards, security, managing order formats and, of course, the accounts receivables side of things. Join us as we discuss how to solve specific challenges faced with AI-Driven automation solutions.

By Richard Tan, Esker Document Automation Asia

     3:00PM to 3:05PM
Virtual Break

     3:05PM to 3:30PM

Using Digital Identities for automating inventory recording and tracking products through supply chain


Supply Chain frictions are typically caused due to lack of standardisation and sharing of data across the participants. Lack of supply chain visibility topped up with lack of real time insights into inventory leads into lack of inventory accuracy, Out of Stock or Overstocking situations. Assigning a standards based digital identity to products enables automating recording and tracking of inventory items across the eco-system partners. Benefits include better asset utilisation, improved inventory turnaround, improved inventory accuracy and hence better capital utilisation. Automated recording offers improved process accuracies and costs.

By Pankaj Lunia, Avery Dennison Smartrac

     3:30PM to 3:55PM

Blockchain for Future-ready Digital Supply Chains


Data silos in pharma hinder supply chain visibility and stifle collaboration, resulting in operational inefficiencies. Leveraging enterprise blockchain that is secure and immutable, the healthcare industry can now connect stakeholders to build future-ready digital supply chains.

Join Michelle Tan, Head of Business for eZTracker, to explore how your business can leverage this award-winning multi-cloud blockchain to achieve the gold standard for end-to-end supply chain traceability. Already live in 5 markets, discover live use cases for real-time product authentication, improved cold chain monitoring, e-Product Information for sustainability efforts, more effective recalls, auto-replenishment and more.

By Michelle Tan, Zuellig Pharma

     3:55PM to 4:00PM


*Please note that the programme is subject to change.

Industry Speakers
HCF 2022 Speakers

Our Sponsors

Zuellig Pharma 

 Why attend?

  • Learn how to build a digital healthcare supply chain through adoption of global standards
  • Leverage on emerging technologies to advance your healthcare business and enhance your supply chain efficiency.
  • Stay up to date with the latest trends on healthcare landscape

Who should attend?

This is a webinar not to be missed for pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, distributors, suppliers, wholesalers, regulators, healthcare providers and/or supply chain practitioners in the healthcare industry.

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[1] Healthcare Supply Chain Issues and How to Solve Them with Technology
(accessed September 2022)
[2] What is the Role of Technology in Strengthening the Healthcare Supply Chain 
(accessed September 2022)
[3] Supply Chain Trends 2022: Digitalization of Healthcare Supply Chain for Improved Outcomes 
(accessed September 2022)
[4] Building healthcare supply chain software in 2022: how to get started 
(accessed September 2022)



2:00PM to 2.05PM



Opening Address

By GS1 Singapore



2:05PM to 2.30PM


Securing trust in the global supply chain 


By Hanno Ronte, Deloitte


2:30PM to 2.55PM

Enabling standardisation in the clinical trial supply chain 


By Tania Snioch, GS1 Global


Admission is free.

As we have very limited seats for this session, please register early to avoid disappointment. 

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 Replacement and Cancellation:

1. Replacement of participant and cancellation is permitted. Notice of change in participant’s must be given in writing, not less than 5 business days before the course commencement date.

2. GS1 Singapore reserves the right, at our sole discretion, to change, modify or otherwise alter these terms and conditions at any time. Such modifications shall become effective immediately upon the posting thereof.

Event Fees

Category Early Bird Event Fee
(inclusive of GST)
Public N/A S$0.00
GS1 SG Member N/A S$0.00

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