Rethinking our Supply Chain to be Patient-Centric

  • Challenges biotech companies are facing as patients expectations are increasing
  • Ensuring the end-to-end supply chain can respond in the face of fierce competition for innovation
  • Leveraging data and analytics to increase value and service to patients
  • Keeping patients central as external factors accelerate need for resiliency

Kimberly Lounds Foster
SVP Global Supply Chain
Bristol-Myers Squibb

Kimberly Lounds Foster is Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Bristol-Myers Squibb, where she oversees the clinical and commercial supply chain. Bristol develops and manufactures products on multiple technology platforms, including small molecules, biologics and cell therapies. Kimberly joined Bristol through the Celgene acquisition in 2019 after leading Celgene’s Global Technical Operations organization. Prior to Celgene, Ms. Foster was Head of Global Supply Chain at Novartis’ Cell & Gene Therapy unit, where she was responsible for building out the commercial and clinical autologous supply chain for KYMRIAHTM (tisagenlecleucel), the first FDA approved CAR T cell therapy. Ms. Foster held various positions at Sandoz a Novartis company where she built the External Supply Operations functions for the Americas and managed Sandoz US supply chain for in-line products, new products launches and managed the warehouse and distributions network. Prior to Sandoz, Ms. Foster held various roles of increasing responsibilities at Catalent Pharma Solutions, Baxter Healthcare, Accenture and Merck. Ms. Foster’s diverse experience includes business development, mergers & acquisitions, management consulting, strategic planning, process engineering and operational excellence. Ms. Foster holds an M.B.A from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.