For Immediate Release
Media Contact:
Devendra Mishra
Executive Director
Phone: 818-224-1552
Calabasas, CA, USA, August 18, 2020: The Bio Supply Management Alliance (BSMA) has appointed Dr. Eugene Schneller, a professor of supply chain management at the W. P. Carey School of Business of Arizona State University (ASU), which has for the fifth year in a row been named the most innovative school in America by the U.S. News and World Report.

Devendra Mishra, Executive Director of BSMA, observed, “BSMA is privileged to have Dr. Eugene Schneller as a member of the Advisory Board for his innovations in the supply chain of Life Sciences, as a practitioner, teacher and researcher over 35 years. As a Principal Investigator for the Department of Defense, efforts to integrate the medical supply chains for the three services, he brings an extraordinary experience to address the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic. I am thrilled that he is currently teaching a SCM Course addressing the challenges of COVID-19 pandemic.”
Eugene Schneller remarked, “Innovation at ASU has been achieved through the collaboration of the university with industry and government. I support the University-Industry initiative of BSMA and look forward to raising supply chain management consciousness in Corporate America and advancing supply chain of healthcare through our research.” He added, “Most important, I believe that the health sector must begin to learn from industry best practices from across the most successful organizations outside health. Our development of our fully integrated supply chain model (FICO) is grounded in our learnings from GM, Intel, Philips in addition to the most progressive integrated delivery networks such as Kaiser, Banner, UPMC, Mercy, Dignity and Providence.”

He joined ASU in 1985 and has been a Dean's Council of 100 Distinguished Scholar since 2007. His research and consulting focus on health sector supply chain strategy, group purchasing, distribution models and talent development. He has studied public and private health care procurement in both the U.S. and abroad with a focus on design, integrity, efficiency and effectiveness. His research and consulting have addressed the challenges of Europe, Asia and South America. His contributions have impacted the Children's Hospital Association, HCA, CombineMed, FTI, Health Industry Group Purchasing Association, and Costal Carolinas Health Alliance.

Prior to ASU, Schneller's diverse academic career has covered business, liberal arts, medicine, and public health. He has held positions in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona, University of Colorado, Union College, Albany Medical College, Columbia University, and Duke University.

He is on the editorial review board for the Journal of Supply Chain Management (2005-present), Healthcare Briefings (2000-present), and Electronic Highway (1999-present). He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Health Administrators Forum, Phoenix, Arizona (1998-present) and the Network for Health Administration Education (1996-present). In addition, he is active on the Governor's Council on Telemedicine, Phoenix, Arizona, (1997-present). 

Schneller has published Physician’s Assistant: Innovation in the Medical Division of Labor (1978), Strategic Management of the Health Care Supply Chain (2007), Managing Change in the Public Sector (ed. 2007), and the Handbook of Strategic Supply Management.

He earned his Ph.D. at New York University (Sociology). He was awarded an honorary Physician Associate (PA) degree from Duke University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the A.T. Still University. He has held faculty and research scholar positions at Duke University, Union College (New York) and Columbia University. 
About BSMA
BSMA - Driving Innovation in the Life Sciences Supply Chain

Since its inception in 2007, BSMA is a global organization that fosters Innovation and Adoption of disruptive technologies within the end-to-end supply chain of the Life Sciences industry. With offices in California (USA), Brussels (Belgium) and Mumbai (India), BSMA promotes collaboration and networking between professionals of the biotech, pharmaceutical, academic and medical diagnostics enterprises. The Alliance partners with industry, academia, foundations, suppliers, technology enablers, research institutions, trade organizations and the government to improve productivity, quality, product and service integrity, risk mitigation, managerial talent development and patient care globally. It is also the home of start-up companies engaged in business development and scale up.     
CONTACT: Devendra Mishra