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Paul Orlando

Global Operations Business Development Lead at OLYMPUS SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIES AMERICA

Paul Orlando is currently the global operations leader in support of M&A strategies for Olympus. During the past 10 years at Olympus, he also served as vice president of procurement, where he oversaw the discovery, assessment, selection, and management of external solution providers including finish devices, components, and design services. Orlando was also the executive director of supply chain. He is a Boston native with more than 40 years of manufacturing, operations, supply chain, and engineering experience. Orlando has held various operations, plant, engineering, business unit, and product development leadership positions with Motorola, Johnson & Johnson, and Vention Medical. He has an Industrial Engineering degree from Northeastern University.

9:00-10:00 a.m.

Friday November 1, 2024

Resolving the Disconnect in the Supply Chain

The pandemic exposed the warts in a medical device manufacturing supply chain. Those companies with well-established relationships fared better than those without them. Ease of communication seemed to be paramount, while supply chain geography was a point of focus for many as well. This panel will discuss the vision for the new supply chain make-up and the implications for those involved, from OEM to service provider.