September 20, 2023
Gillette Stadium

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Education Program 2: Application of AI to Inventory Management: A Case Study in Single Use Systems

Presentation Title: Innovations in Artificial Intelligence drive Inventory Management for the Production of Single Use Products and Assurance of Supply

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM | East Clubhouse, Red Level Suite 20

Our presentation will introduce how artificial intelligence offers a new smart technological approach to reducing the complexity of the single use component library supply chain.  We will show how using predictive forecasting based on real time usage, with positive feedback drives anticipative demand.  Developing usage models to predict future demand will respond better to stock out situations and replace the inefficient analog methods that are slow and unresponsive.  Now more than ever, manufacturing practices need to be flexible and adaptable. Examples will be shared that show how artificial intelligence assures single use product supply by contributing to an increase in productivity and sustainability by decreasing downtime and defects. Additional speakers to be announced!


  • Timothy Korwan – Director of New Product Introduction at Avantor
  • Alex Joyner – Digital Lab Product Manager at Avantor
  • Sarah Landry – Operations Manager – Fluid Handling, Devens MA at Avantor

Timothy Korwan

Timothy Korwan is a Director of New Product Introduction at Avantor. Tim has 20+ years of  experience as an engineer and business development with Avantor, PAW BioScience Products, and Biopure Corporation where he has designed single-use products, components, and systems that are used by the global drug and vaccine manufacturing industry.

Alex Joyner is the Digital Lab Product Manager at Avantor, supporting innovation and technology in Avantor’s Lab & Production Services and Biomanufacturing. Alex’s emphasis on process improvement is driven through automation and digitalization, with a heavy focus on data utilization to fuel forecasting, predictive analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. Alex brings 10+ years of supply chain and technology experience to drive innovation and continual improvement at Avantor.

Sarah Landry is the Operations Manager at Avantor Fluid Handling in Devens, Ma. Sarah brings 15+ years of quality and operations experience to ensure that quality is embedded into the day-to-day operations at Avantor. Sarah drives continuous improvement and training efforts to support the growing needs of the business while ensuring the reliability and quality of our single-use systems.