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Build Supply Chain Resilience:
Zimmer Biomet Case Study on Reducing Supplier Risk 

When: Wednesday, June 12 | 11:30 am - 12:00 pm  
Where: Room 45 - Team Development Track
Level: All 
Participant Types: Manufacturing, Product Management, Procurement, Quality Management, Regulatory/Clinical, Operations




Development and implementation of a resiliency plan are imperative to reduce supply chain risk. Zimmer Biomet’s formal program looks at single- and sole-source supplier risk, business continuity risk and financial risk. Leaders of Zimmer Biomet’s program will share a high-level view of their process and the ways that they assess different areas of risk, as well as provide best practices for internal and external stakeholders working together to eliminate supply chain risk and disruptions.

Attendee Takeaways

  • Learn key components of a risk management program
  • Develop an understanding of essential internal and external stakeholders in a resiliency plan, and the roles that they play in plan execution
  • Understand best practices for mitigating supply chain risk


As Associate Director of Sourcing Compliance and Process Improvement, Zimmer Biomet, John Manning leads the global sourcing compliance and process improvement team accountable for internal policies and external compliance. His responsibilities include ensuring risk management and business continuity plans are enacted to minimize supply disruption. Previously, Mr. Manning spent more than 15 years in sourcing and purchasing roles at DePuy Synthes. He has a BA from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and an MBA in Management, Human Resources from Indiana Institute of Technology.

Jason Stone is Global Commodity Manager at Zimmer Biomet, where he oversees Zimmer Biomet’s sourcing strategy as it pertains to machined implants and instruments. His previous positions include managing the Trauma Sourcing Organization for Zimmer Inc., as well as new product sourcing for Delphi and General Motors Corporation.


Recommended Reading

Zimmer Biomet Details the Ways They Manage Supplier Risk
5 Steps to a Collaborative Supplier Agreement
6 Ways to Prevent Supplier Quality Problems