Agenda

  • Monday 10th October - Hackathon
  • 10:00
    Registration Opens
    11:00-12:00
    Briefing for Hackathon Competitors
     
    Led by: Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting
    Haley Garner Head of Research and Content eft
    12:00-17:00
    Hackathon Competitors working in small groups to create solutions
    17:10-17:45
    Hackathon Pitches - Open to all Conference Participants
  • 18.00
    Hackathon Winner Announcement During Networking Drinks
  • Monday 10th October - Workshops
  • 13:00
    Workshop One: Logistics Focus

    Digitalization is nowadays an often term used as healer of everything and the big opportunity for the future. But what does mean for logistics providers? Is it a threat or an opportunity? Within this workshop we will examine the four major threats of digitalization for 3PLs. Digitalization will lead to

    • Less logistics - Avoidance of digital inefficiency leads to less logistics for major logistics segments.
    • Less strategic advantage - digitalization will reduce strategic advantages on scale and wage arbitration
    • Less players - digitalization will require significant investments to serve clients in the future, so only scale might help.
    • Different people - digitalization will change the required job profile in logistics significantly, extending the war for talent in the logistics sector

    But beside digital threats it offers also an enormous potential for 3PL to grow into a more strategic role. Based on selected examples we will visioning the future of a digital 3PL and develop in an interactive session how to move 3PLs into the digital age with detailed recommendations what kind of technology to apply when.

    Attendees will learn how to position themselves in a digital world - introducing an easy frame for future positioning.

     
    Led By: Dr. André Kieviet Senior Director, Corporate Finance FTI Consulting Deutschland GmbH
    13:00
    Workshop Two: Supply Chain Focus

    The number of companies who have some kind of Business Transformation project going on is growing by the day. But can anyone actually define what their company is going to look like once the transformation is done? Using a selection of recent examples from different businesses, different industry sectors and different geographies, Hugh is going to share with the conference how Business Transformation is being delivered around the world.

    What does it mean to the way the changed business is measured? What does the new organisation look like? How do people behave differently? What are the new roles and responsibilities? In his normal style, Hugh is set to make this as interactive as it will be informative.

     
    Led By: Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

  • 17.00
    Networking Drinks
  • Tuesday 11th October
    07:30
    Registration Opens
    Plenary Sessions
    08:15
    eft Opening Address
     
    Sarah Reynolds Event Director - 3PL Summit eft
    Danielle Horsnell Event Director - CSCO Forum eft
    Haley Garner Head of Research and Content eft
    08:30
    Keynote Presentation: How to achieve Profitable Growth. The What (Be a First in Class Company) and the How (Personal Excellence Left/Right Brain)!

    Presentation Details to follow..

     
    Thomas Schmitt Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics/SCM) Schenker AG
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    09:00
    Panel: What’s Changing? What will the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for supply chains and physical distribution networks?

    A Fourth Industrial Revolution is underway, involving a confluence of new and emerging technologies. It’s a revolution that will transform supply chains and the warehouse networks that corporates will need to support them.  Warehouses will remain critical for delivering customer service, but technology will drive fundamental changes in warehouse operations, building design, labour requirements and warehouse locations.

    This session will provide an unprecedented view into the current and future thinking of supply chain executives based on the survey responses of more than 250 supply chain experts. It will give fresh insights into how companies are adapting their supply chains and warehousing to be in step with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how real estate developers and investors can best future-proof their warehouse assets.

    Key takeaways:

    • How will technological developments including big data, the Internet of Things, the ‘uberisation’ of supply chains, 3D printing, robotics, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles and drones transform supply chains?
    • What will be the impact on warehouse locations and warehouse operations?
    • What will the warehouse of the future look like?

    This thought-provoking session will help shape your decisions and real estate strategies to ensure sustainable success.

     
    Jon Sleeman Director, EMEA Industrial and Logistics JLL
    Frank Weber Head of Industrial Agency Germany JLL
    John Munnelly Head of Operations John Lewis
    Peter Buse Executive Vice President (COO)  Arvato Consumer Products
    Eva Veldkamp Head of FSD/Multichannel Metro
    Sander Breugelmans Vice President Transactions Prologis
    09:45
    Presentation: Innovation to Drive Growth


    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Oscar de Bok CEO Europe DHL Supply Chain
    10:15
    Presentation: Intelligent Logistics - Delivering Differentiated Performance & Agility in the 3PL Market

    Join JDA VP, Peter van Merode as he discusses the steps 3PLs can take to be relevant in today’s omni-channel world through thought leadership, innovation, solutions and sustained growth.   

    • The Perspective - 3PL Landscape
    • The Path - to differentiation and agility
    • The Plan - Recommendations on how to deliver value and sustainable growth
     
    Peter van Merode VP 3PL Industry Strategy JDA Software

    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    09:00
    Spotlight Presentation: Industry overview & trends - building and executing a winning supply chain strategy for the future

    Digital impacts are all around us, get the latest research and analysis on upcoming trends and predictions. Hear how these tips and tricks will position you better to stay agile and plan strategically for your organisations supply chain of tomorrow.

    • From analytics to strategy and transformation Lisa share’s Gartner’s predictions and trends which should be on your radar in 2016.
    • Examine how the modern consumer is changing, what’s driving this change? How can your supply chain adapt and evolve to keep pace?
    • Fast and slow. Traditional and revolutionary. That’s “bimodal.” Take a look at how today’s global supply chain must operate on a two-part bimodal supply chain strategy — delivering efficiency and innovation at the same time. 
     
    Lisa Callinan Research Director Gartner






    09:30
    Presentation: Innovative concepts in supply chain collaboration

    • Benefit from long term collaboration to boost innovation; through increasing your enterprise to enterprise collaboration programme driving deeper insights, bigger gains and more efficient operations.
    • Collaborative supplier relationship: Your roadmap to a unified communication system with integrated platforms.
    • Learn how to improve operational synergies between suppliers to deliver revenue growth, cost reductions and increased customer satisfaction.
     
    Kris van Ransbeek CSCO Maxeda DIY
    10:00
    Presentation: Power supply chain collaboration to improve enterprise wide performance
    • Leverage sensing and planning solutions to intelligently and quickly respond to changes at any level of your multi-tiered-enterprise supply chain, helping you become more responsive and demand-driven.
    • Hear how Merck ensure dynamic and active collaboration with their external suppliers in sharing forecast, orders and supply confirmation.
    • Learn how Merck gain true end-to-end planning visibility by connecting customer demand with production requirements.
     
    Didier Dayen Senior Director Global Advanced Planning & Center of Expertise Merck Group
  • 10:30-11:15
    Networking Coffee
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Digital connectivity - how the next generation of IT integration can deliver a step change in logistics efficiency

    Technology advances but industry challenges don’t change - empty running statistics have been static for 10 years. Hear Freightex and Gatehouse explain how data connectivity can improve efficiency industry-wide

    • How IT could deliver better financial benefits through less duplication of data across platforms, better integration and visibility of systems between customers and suppliers and more electronic interfacing between systems
    • Explore the benefits that next-generation solutions can bring to you, such as connected and transparent data, analysis of efficiency gains and electronic trading
    • Overcome the challenges of getting suppliers to share data, explore the role of neutral intermediaries and take stock of successful outcomes

    Interactive Audience Discussion:

    Explore the topic further in an interactive debate, including a live polling session where you’ll debate:

    • The barriers to achieving digital connectivity
    • How you send transport orders to your service providers
    • What percentage of orders you currently get electronically direct into your own TMS systems
     
    Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse Logistics
    Tim Phillips Chief Executive Freightex
    12:00
    Presentation: The European Truck Platooning Challenge: Hear how European collaboration takes advantage of disruptive technology and what this could mean to the future of the logistics industry

    DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania and Volvo Group platooned across Europe to demonstrate automated driving and smart mobility for economic growth in the transport sector and traffic sector. Find out:

    • What platooning means for the industry: Who are the winners and losers?
    • Platooning as a cost-saver: Understand the beneficial impact of platooning through lower fuel consumption, efficiently boosting traffic flows as well as improving CO2 emissions and traffic safety
    • Discover what’s next for platooning. When will we realistically see this happen? See a demo of how it’s already impacting your competitors and customers!
     
    Marouschka Booij Strategic Communication Advisor EU Truck Platooning Challenge




    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Supply Chain performance turnaround - collaboration, visibility and effective execution

    The story is about improving Reima Supply Chain performance significantly in 12 months by improved and structured internal cross functional collaboration, effective product portfolio management and implementation of Sales & Operations planning.

     
    Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

    11:45
    Panel Discussion: Value generation through out-of-the-box collaboration


    • Collaboration in your organisations corporate DNA: Establish collaborative initiatives such as forging multi-company relationships between suppliers to foster deeper collaboration innovation and develop a strategic plan together.
    • Real time is a must: Hear how to benefit from multi-enterprise connectivity that connects all trading partners, allowing companies to exchange information and work collaboratively, securely, and in real time.
    • #social, @mobile, analytics and cloud! Leverage your teams’ consumer behaviours to enhance your supply chain communication by integrating social applications and technology into your end-to-end collaboration strategy.
    • Develop robust enterprise data management solutions: Learn how these tools can be leveraged for aggregating, managing, sharing and synchronizing product information both within the enterprise and with trading partners.
     
    Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain Liberty Global
    Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy
    Didier Dayen Senior Director Global Advanced Planning & Center of Expertise Merck Group
    Kris van Ransbeek CSCO Maxeda DIY
  • 12:30-13:45
    Lunch
  • Plenary Sessions
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    13:45
    Presentation: Growth through horizontal collaboration; partnering with suppliers and competitors for increased efficiency and cost reduction

    CHEP share the progress that they’re making in horizontal collaboration, detailing how it’s evolved from a cost-saving action to a growing function of their business.

    • How to differentiate your business: Understand the significant potential of the initiative and how it’s proven to be a true area of differentiation, facilitating collaboration between manufacturers, logistics providers and retailers
    • Using data to drive visibility and collaboration: Hear how CHEP are capitalising on their unique position using their visibility of the FMCG supply chain to bring non-competing customers together to share transport, eliminate partially-full loads and use complementary transport lanes to create round trips
    • The win-win relationships created with both customers and carriers: How CHEP have developed relationships with over 700 transport providers and used shared databases to bring cost efficiency and asset utilisation to both customers and providers
     
    Enrique Garcia SVP Supply Chain Europe CHEP Europe
    Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing CHEP Europe
    14:15
    Presentation: Extending the Brand's Virtual Four-Walls to Your Front Door

    The increasing demand for localized and customized CPG products is proving to be an unprecedented opportunity for 3PL and other VAS organizations to disrupt the current competitive landscape. The winners in this race will gain significant high-margin business, grow existing warehousing and transportation services within their client base, and cement their strategic importance and partnerships with key customers. This session will explore why this business opportunity exists and the secrets to winning the race. This 20-minute discussion will cover:

    • Why the opportunity exists and explore 3PL customer service needs.
    • How brands (try to) solve this challenge
    • The business problems brands are facing and the solutions they don't know they need
    • The Value Added Service providers natural progression from traditional services
    • Balancing agility with stability
     
    Doug Metcalfe VP Sales Nulogy
    14:35
    Presentation: Geographical growth: CCA and its growing significance in the light of OBOR

    Understand the strategies necessary to develop along the CCA countries and overcome their challenges. Hear about OBOR initiatives led by China and learn about the special role a family business can play in Asia.

     
    Wolfram Senger-Weiss Member of the Board Gebruder Weiss
    15:05
    Panel: Carving the best route to growth for your company

    What's the best path to growth for your company and is it possible to achieve true organic growth?

    Explore different paths to growth and increased profit to enable you to engineer your own growth strategy.

    • Growth through a specialisation
    • Growth with a hybrid approach of organic & in-organic growth
    • Growth through vertical specialisation
    • Growth by providing a tech-based service
    • Growth through expanding/specialising geographically
    • Growth by focusing on the provision of Value-Added-Services as a key differentiator
     
    Colin Enright President Technology EMEA & APAC syncreon
    Tony Ranson CEO Gondrand
    Patrick Löwenthal CEO Night Star Express Hellman
    Eric Postulart Director of the Business Unit Network Ewals Cargo Care
    Goos Kant Professor Logistic Optimization - Tilburg University, Managing Partner ORTEC
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    13:45
    Presentation: The Future Retail Consumer


    Retail is inherently more challenging in terms of profitability than in the past as channel mix brings new cost dynamics. As the precedent of free delivery has been set by the biggest players, other retailers have had to fall into line, and are passing cost back up the value chain onto manufacturers and providers.

    Neil Ashworth, CEO of Collect+ and Professor at the University of Nottingham shares research and insight on:

    • The future dynamics of omni-channel supply chain; encompassing the roles of LSPs, retailers, manufacturers and consumers in the evolution of European retail
    • The consumer drivers of eCommerce; using research to explain why price, convenience and reliability are the main consumer concern, followed by speed
    • The impact of technological development; the implications for the key touchpoints in the new retail economy and the challenges that these present
     
    Neil Ashworth CEO Collect+


    14:15
    Presentation: Reimagining retail distribution network strategies to meet the demands of omnichannel
    • What are the pros vs cons of using warehouses as distribution centres that replenish both stores and also fulfil e-commerce orders?
    • How to take warehouse automation to the next level? Gain key insight on how to implement the latest technologies including robotics to give you the competitive advantage
    • Solving the omnichannel puzzle: The importance of introducing flexibility in your omnichannel fulfilment solution
     
    John Munnelly Head of Operations John Lewis
    14:45
    Panel Discussion: Your “Omnichannel Strategy” isn’t just Front-End Customer Facing. It’s Everything Behind the Scenes!
    • Build a roadmap for the ultimate in visibility: Form a centralized view of all of your inventory giving consumers accurate inventory levels across your sales channels to predict demand to pre-emptively place inventory where it will be needed.
    • Digital Connectivity: Benefit from increasing your supply chain agility through increasing your digital connectivity across your entire supply chain.
    • Leverage analytics and data algorithms to predict trends and patterns allowing your supply chain to be prepared and proactive.
    • Rethink your distribution network: Optimize your distribution network through an innovative omni-channel business strategy to drive digital customer experience and e-commerce value proposition.
     
    Hans Hulsinga Head of Logistics Suit Supply
    Dorus van der Linden Global Supply Chain Manager Steinhoff International
    Onur Uranli Global Director Strategic Marketing 3PL Segment Product Care Sealed Air
    Michiel Alting von Geusau President Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions EMEA & APAC Ingram Micro
    Sebastian Steinhauser Managing Director Parcelly
       
  • 15:45-16:15
    Networking Coffee
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    16:15
    Presentation: Cargo airlines….an endangered species

    Dedicated cargo airlines have been part of the logistics chain for decades. The traditional cargo airlines and cargo airline divisions of major airlines are under ever increasing pressure, how have and will they react?

     
    Colin Grant CEO ASL Airlines Europe

    16:45
    Presentation:route to growth though operational excellence

    Stay tuned for more details.

     
    Alain Souto VP Global Contract Logistics Aerospace Sector Operations CEVA
    17:15
    Presentation: Logistics innovation: ICT as a fourth modality

    Hear about ICT as a fourth modality where SMART LCV will share insight into their next innovation project,  a smart data project for the planning of intermodal transport on the corridor Rotterdam-Venlo.

     
    SMART LCV

    17:30
    Presentation: The state of logistics affairs, the changing battlefield and the road ahead for the industry

    Kuehne + Nagel’s Senior Vice President Contract Management, Stephanie Kearney explores:

    • The state of affairs of the logistics industry – low growth rates, fragmentation and the dynamics of the outsourced market
    • The changing battlefields of the logistics market and the challenges to traditional players - looking at new entrants, Amazon-ification, niche players and technological developments
    • What the industry and K+N need to do to face these challenges, exploring at re-defining innovation, customer engagement, digitalization
     
    Stephanie Kearney Senior Vice President Contract Management Kuehne + Nagel
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    16:15
    Presentation: Practical steps on how to deliver to your customer expectations and demand patterns
    • The importance of understanding the market and your customer expectations: Learn why your supply chain model needs to adapt, become more flexible and agile in the age of customer centric supply chains.
    • Is your supply chain model the right one? How to evaluate if your current model aligns with changing market fluctuations, identify the gaps and work on refining or modifying your supply chain model.
    • Benefit from aligning your operations, supply chain strategy and customer expectations to your overall business strategy: Find out how this helps ensure you deliver the value expected by your customer.
     
    Angel Caja Regional Supply Chain Manager - West Europe Jotun
    16:45
    Presentation: Customer Centric Operations - optimizing customer value creation at Nokia
    • Nokia will share how its global operations are working towards customer centricity and positioning itself as a true business partner.
    • Taking a closer look at how segmentation is utilized to optimize the service delivery, how collaboration is diving visibility and innovation as well as how early involvement is ensuring “first time right”.
    • Discover how Nokia are effectively using digitalization, artificial intelligence and standardization to enable the transformation.
     
    Christian Förster Vice President of Delivery Operations Nokia

    17:15
    Presentation: How can you free up cash and resources tied up in your current supply chain?

    Hear how this model can be improved, how you can plan, procure and position more effectively, how you can protect your working capital and still provide a flexible, reactive model to meet your and your customers’ demands.

    • Keep pace with the challenging customer demands; The “now generation” is becoming more demanding which puts greater strain on your supply chain.  How can you provide a model that meets their requirements but is still cost competitive?
    • Rethink inventory in the Omni-channel world: Hear how best to manage your supply base, position material at your required locations to support all channels yet still minimise exposure and risk.
     
    Dermot Connolly Head of European Business Development Exertis Supply Chain Services
    17:35
    Presentation: Product centric supply chains vs customer centric supply chains
    • The importance of customer centric supply chains is on the rise, while there is added complexity there are clear benefits including increased customer retention and satisfaction.
    • DSV work with many of the leading retailers, brands & manufacturers that have successfully put their customers at the centre of their supply chains. Learn from behind the scenes how to avoid the potential pitfalls and capitalize on the benefits of a customer centric supply chain.
     
    Rene Falch Olesen Chief Commercial Officer DSV

  • 18:00
    Networking Drinks
  • Wednesday 12th October
    07:45
    Registration Opens
    Plenary Sessions
    08:15
    Amazon Keynote: Developing a culture of disruption- from the balance sheet to the shopfloor
    • Finance and strategy integration- the financial outputs of an innovative culture
    • A brief history of time- 22 years of Amazon
    • Building a culture of disruption
    • Current and future innovations in Supply Chain
     
    Chris Roe Head of EU Supply Chain Finance Amazon
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    09:00
    Presentation: XPO Case Study

    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Malcolm Wilson Supply Chain Managing Director Europe XPO

    09:30
    Presentation: Securing growth through successful M&A

    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners
    Ewald Raben CEO Raben Group
    10:00
    Presentation: Market opportunities and supply chain changes in and around Iran

    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Murat Kavrar General Manager - Sales & CRM Ekol Logistics
    Wojciech Brzuska General Manager Ekol International
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    09:00
    Presentation: End-to-end supply chain transformation: a blue print for success
    • Transform your supply chain: Discover how to develop and deploy an end-to-end supply chain road map initiative to extend visibility by connecting not only internal sites but also your tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers, allowing you to move from a reactive to a proactive value chain.
    • Learn how to strategically orchestrate change management across the entire supply network to be digitally connected allowing your organisation to reduce end-to-end product lead time and offer tailored order fulfilment services.
     
    John Allaway VP Supply Chain Performance, EMEA Product, Global Supply Chain Schneider Electric
    09:30
    Presentation: Supply chain dynamics in emerging markets, challenges vs opportunity
    • Redesign your supply chain network: Implement lean manufacturing and operations in developing regions to drive profitability and asses the benefits of local manufacturing, warehouses and distribution centers vs regional.
    • How do the dynamics in one market translate into another? Hear how leveraging supply chain systems and networks already in place can be utilized to enter new emerging markets.
     
    Walaa Maher GCC Region Supply Chain Director Kimberly-Clark
    10:00
    Presentation: Accelerate organisational alignment following a company-wide split
    • Hear how HP successfully re-aligned their supply chain in 9 months following the separation of Hewlett Packard into 2 independent companies: HP inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
    • This represented a huge challenge as hundreds of IT/Planning systems, ODM/Partners contracts and Logistics Physical network needed to be adjusted to the new reality of 2 split companies. (800+ LSP contracts changed, 140+ supply chain system split, 1000+ suppliers split/cloned)
    • Failure was not an option, a small elite team was created with full accountability to define a new ecosystem and a “Clone and Go” approach was taken where possible.
     
    Xavier Ribas Head of EMEA Printing SC Operations HP

  • 10:30
    Networking Coffee
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Taking customer relationships to the next level; creating transportation and supply chain advantages
    • C.H. Robinson’s large number of unique, strong relationships give their customers the global connections and valuable market knowledge they need.
    • Learn how we offer neutrality and value to both our customers and suppliers to solve logistics challenges and offer the best combination of price, quality, and service.
    • 3PLs and shippers must be well aligned to achieve great efficiencies and effectiveness in their relationships. As a differentiator, C.H. Robinson works on providing sustained value, innovative solutions and information to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
     
    Pjotr Horowitz Member of the Management Board & Commercial Director, Europe Surface Transportation C.H. Robinson Europe
    11:45
    Panel: Solving 3PL-customer friction: drive lower costs, innovate, be flexible and ensure profitability

    What’s the truth behind 3PL-customer friction? And what’s the solution to the latest issues that are disrupting relationships? A group of 3PLs and shippers talk frankly about third party relationships.

    • Explore shipper agility and how to combat commoditisation: As power dynamics shift, 3PLs discuss what they’ve done to combat shippers jumping between providers and taking out shorter contracts. How much do shippers truly value their logistics relationships?
    • Supply chain and logistics liability and risk allocation: Create an even liability split that allows theft, loss, supply and demand fluctuations to be handled effectively at contract stage. Which external partners could aid you in limiting the risk of your contracts?
    • Balancing service vs. cost: While the consolidation of 3PLs continues, shippers complain that service levels decrease and costs are driven up by fewer global players. From TMS vs. managed transportation vs. hybrid models, what choices does a shipper have? Are 3PL service levels slipping and who’s to blame?
    • The future of 4PLs: The role of 4PLs is still debated between industry experts. Discuss historic success and failure cases and debate the pros and cons of a 4PL vs. 3PL service from both a shipper and provider point of view. How much of a value-add are 4PL solutions for shippers?
     
    Meinderdjan Botman Member of the Management Board & EVP Global Business Development DSV Solutions
    Kees Kuijken CEO KLG Europe
    Pieter Balcaen CEO ECS European Containers
    Patrick O’Connell Head of Logistics – Northern Europe Hilti

    12:30
    Presentation: Big Decisions: Hitting a moving target with advanced analytics

    Learn how you can find your competitive advantage in an increasingly complex and connected supply chain

     
    Professor Wim Nuijten Vice President, Optimization Technology Quintiq
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Transforming to a cognitive supply chain

    • Harness the power of prescriptive analytics to simulate multiple supply chain scenarios and make transformative recommendations - from where and how to source materials to optimizing production.
    • Predict supply chain risk: Hear how cognitive computing will lower your capital expenditure and reduce liability costs.
    • Armed with the right information, learn how a cognitive supply chain will manage routine processes and decisions and will only need to alert decision makers when anomalies are detected.
     
    Joanne Wright Vice President IBM Supply Chain IBM


    11:45
    Panel Discussion: Join the supply chain transformation conversation, from leadership to strategy to priority:
    • Make visibility a priority to drive greater gains; enhance supply chain integration to foster true enterprise visibility to bring together transactions and analytics in real time to be smarter, faster, and simpler.
    • Connecting all the dots: Hear howleveraging the potential of a fully integrated supply chain can be a major contribution to your organisations competitive advantage, enabling business process automation, organizational flexibility, and digital management of corporate assets.
    • Discover how strategic initiatives must be initiated by the top leadership, which then drive change management all the way through the enterprise, breaking down silo’s and integrating IT systems to yield more transparent and efficient operations.
     
    David Sheldon Global Supply Chain Development Manager Nestle
    Pierre Mille Global SC Transformation Director Grandvision
    Dr. Frank Tenbusch Vice President Global Supply Chain Management - Services Vodafone
    Roy van Helden Supply Chain Director Cimpress
    12:30
    Presentation: Smart Containers: The missing link in the digitalization of your supply chain

    When your cargo is moving in a multimodal container on sea, road or rail your visibility is limited. Smart Containers are changing that. They can deliver near-real time data on the position and condition of your cargo from anywhere. Come and find out what Smart Containers are, when they will be here, and especially what they mean for your supply chain.

     
    Tim Baker Director of Marketing and Communications TRAXENS
  • 12:45
    Lunch
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    13:45
    Presentation: The impact of Brexit on logistics






    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Nick Bailey Managing Consultant Transport Intelligence
    14:00
    Panel: Fighting Back: How 3PLs CEOs are forging ahead under global economic pressures to ensure profitability

    As logistics margins continue to be squeezed and the European economy still struggles to get back on its feet, 3PL CEOs are consistently challenged. Hear what some 3PL CEOs are doing ensure growth.

    • Combat squeezed margins in logistics as customers demand more for less: Hear how 3PL executives have restructured their business to align more with customers and ensure continued profitability; look at leadership changes, a focus on verticals, geographical re-alignment and technology investment
    • Ensuring that investment in innovation continues: Hear what type of projects 3PL CEOs have ploughed money into - despite tepid profits - in order to continue growth; from digitalisation, to eCommerce right through to extra VAS (Value Added Service) initiatives
    • Shifting your networks to global demand and re-evaluating your modes to better align with your customer networks. Examine the global network and modal trends that will influence your decisions in the coming 12 months
    • Responding to global risks; hear what security steps are being taken in the forwarding industry to combat external factors
     
    Sebastiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk
    Ewald Raben CEO Raben Group
    Andrew Austin, Group Operations Director, Priority Freight
    Paul Looman Chief Commerical Officer Emons Group B.V.
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    13:45
    Spotlight Presentation: Supply chain strategy mindmapping - The strategic ascent to competitive advantage




    Many companies are unclear about their business strategy: which mountain are we trying to climb, and why? It is crucial to find the best route to the top, translated into effective supply chains and communicated throughout the entire organization. Developing a strategic supply chain mind map helps to identify obstacles and illustrate each discipline’s role in overcoming them.

    • Learn why some companies are more successful than others
    • Understand how company strategy has to be translated in supply chain set-up and design
    • Learn how to create a mind map to communicate company strategy and supply chain priorities
     
    Martijn Lofvers Creating Director and Chief Trend Watcher of Supply Chain Movement Supply Chain Movement
       
    Supply Chain Extra Track
    13:45
    Interactive Roundtable: How can a supply chain organisations be functionally grounded, but at the same time receptive to new ideas and drive innovation? Learn how a bi-modal supply chain mind-set will benefit your organisation.
    • Building a bi-modal organisation: Learn how to implement the marriage of two distinct approaches at the same time.
      - Mode 1: delivers day-in, day-out reliability and
      - Mode 2: game-changing innovation
    • Survive or thrive? Develop an innovative culture within your organisation to recognise and reward employees driving greater innovation, forward thinking and future development.
    • Unlock the work culture paradigm by leveraging open learning and knowledge sharing portals to increase productivity, creativity and collaboration.
     
    Lisa Callinan Research Director Gartner


       
  • Plenary Sessions
    14:45
    Presentation and Panel: Filling your talent pipeline with the best graduates and future-proofing your supply chain

    Logistics and supply chain executives continually complain about the talent crisis that affects the industry but this conversation rarely results in a solution. However, NOVUS may have changed the game. In the presentation and panel session you’ll hear:

    • How the non-for-profit NOVUS model works by effectively engaging both universities and blue-chip companies with world-class supply chain teams, to provide the supply chain leaders of tomorrow
    • Recruitment gains made by ASOS, DHL, CEVA PZ Cussons: Explore how they are re-addressing the talent demand and supply imbalance
    • Insight into how you can reduce the cost of your graduate recruitment, as well as ensuring a supply of high quality graduates into your organisation
     
    Andy Kaye Chair of the NOVUS Trust & Chief Executive BiS Henderson
    Chris Kingshott Former Wincanton MD Manufacturing and Board Member NOVUS
  • Monday 10th October - Hackathon
  • 10:00
    Registration Opens
    11:00-12:00
    Briefing for Hackathon Competitors
     
    Led by: Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting
    Haley Garner Head of Research and Content eft
    12:00-17:00
    Hackathon Competitors working in small groups to create solutions
    17:10-17:45
    Hackathon Pitches - Open to all Conference Participants
  • 18.00
    Hackathon Winner Announcement During Networking Drinks
  • Monday 10th October - Workshops
  • 13:00
    Workshop One: Logistics Focus

    Digitalization is nowadays an often term used as healer of everything and the big opportunity for the future. But what does mean for logistics providers? Is it a threat or an opportunity? Within this workshop we will examine the four major threats of digitalization for 3PLs. Digitalization will lead to

    • Less logistics - Avoidance of digital inefficiency leads to less logistics for major logistics segments.
    • Less strategic advantage - digitalization will reduce strategic advantages on scale and wage arbitration
    • Less players - digitalization will require significant investments to serve clients in the future, so only scale might help.
    • Different people - digitalization will change the required job profile in logistics significantly, extending the war for talent in the logistics sector

    But beside digital threats it offers also an enormous potential for 3PL to grow into a more strategic role. Based on selected examples we will visioning the future of a digital 3PL and develop in an interactive session how to move 3PLs into the digital age with detailed recommendations what kind of technology to apply when.

    Attendees will learn how to position themselves in a digital world - introducing an easy frame for future positioning.

     
    Led By: Dr. André Kieviet Senior Director, Corporate Finance FTI Consulting Deutschland GmbH
    13:00
    Workshop Two: Supply Chain Focus

    The number of companies who have some kind of Business Transformation project going on is growing by the day. But can anyone actually define what their company is going to look like once the transformation is done? Using a selection of recent examples from different businesses, different industry sectors and different geographies, Hugh is going to share with the conference how Business Transformation is being delivered around the world.

    What does it mean to the way the changed business is measured? What does the new organisation look like? How do people behave differently? What are the new roles and responsibilities? In his normal style, Hugh is set to make this as interactive as it will be informative.

     
    Led By: Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

  • 17.00
    Networking Drinks
  • Tuesday 11th October
    07:30
    Registration Opens
    Plenary Sessions
    08:15
    eft Opening Address
     
    Sarah Reynolds Event Director - 3PL Summit eft
    Danielle Horsnell Event Director - CSCO Forum eft
    Haley Garner Head of Research and Content eft
    08:30
    Keynote Presentation: How to achieve Profitable Growth. The What (Be a First in Class Company) and the How (Personal Excellence Left/Right Brain)!

    Presentation Details to follow..

     
    Thomas Schmitt Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics/SCM) Schenker AG
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    09:00
    Panel: What’s Changing? What will the Fourth Industrial Revolution mean for supply chains and physical distribution networks?

    A Fourth Industrial Revolution is underway, involving a confluence of new and emerging technologies. It’s a revolution that will transform supply chains and the warehouse networks that corporates will need to support them.  Warehouses will remain critical for delivering customer service, but technology will drive fundamental changes in warehouse operations, building design, labour requirements and warehouse locations.

    This session will provide an unprecedented view into the current and future thinking of supply chain executives based on the survey responses of more than 250 supply chain experts. It will give fresh insights into how companies are adapting their supply chains and warehousing to be in step with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and how real estate developers and investors can best future-proof their warehouse assets.

    Key takeaways:

    • How will technological developments including big data, the Internet of Things, the ‘uberisation’ of supply chains, 3D printing, robotics, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles and drones transform supply chains?
    • What will be the impact on warehouse locations and warehouse operations?
    • What will the warehouse of the future look like?

    This thought-provoking session will help shape your decisions and real estate strategies to ensure sustainable success.

     
    Jon Sleeman Director, EMEA Industrial and Logistics JLL
    Frank Weber Head of Industrial Agency Germany JLL
    John Munnelly Head of Operations John Lewis
    Peter Buse Executive Vice President (COO)  Arvato Consumer Products
    Eva Veldkamp Head of FSD/Multichannel Metro
    Sander Breugelmans Vice President Transactions Prologis
    09:45
    Presentation: Innovation to Drive Growth


    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Oscar de Bok CEO Europe DHL Supply Chain
    10:15
    Presentation: Intelligent Logistics - Delivering Differentiated Performance & Agility in the 3PL Market

    Join JDA VP, Peter van Merode as he discusses the steps 3PLs can take to be relevant in today’s omni-channel world through thought leadership, innovation, solutions and sustained growth.   

    • The Perspective - 3PL Landscape
    • The Path - to differentiation and agility
    • The Plan - Recommendations on how to deliver value and sustainable growth
     
    Peter van Merode VP 3PL Industry Strategy JDA Software

    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    09:00
    Spotlight Presentation: Industry overview & trends - building and executing a winning supply chain strategy for the future

    Digital impacts are all around us, get the latest research and analysis on upcoming trends and predictions. Hear how these tips and tricks will position you better to stay agile and plan strategically for your organisations supply chain of tomorrow.

    • From analytics to strategy and transformation Lisa share’s Gartner’s predictions and trends which should be on your radar in 2016.
    • Examine how the modern consumer is changing, what’s driving this change? How can your supply chain adapt and evolve to keep pace?
    • Fast and slow. Traditional and revolutionary. That’s “bimodal.” Take a look at how today’s global supply chain must operate on a two-part bimodal supply chain strategy — delivering efficiency and innovation at the same time. 
     
    Lisa Callinan Research Director Gartner






    09:30
    Presentation: Innovative concepts in supply chain collaboration

    • Benefit from long term collaboration to boost innovation; through increasing your enterprise to enterprise collaboration programme driving deeper insights, bigger gains and more efficient operations.
    • Collaborative supplier relationship: Your roadmap to a unified communication system with integrated platforms.
    • Learn how to improve operational synergies between suppliers to deliver revenue growth, cost reductions and increased customer satisfaction.
     
    Kris van Ransbeek CSCO Maxeda DIY
    10:00
    Presentation: Power supply chain collaboration to improve enterprise wide performance
    • Leverage sensing and planning solutions to intelligently and quickly respond to changes at any level of your multi-tiered-enterprise supply chain, helping you become more responsive and demand-driven.
    • Hear how Merck ensure dynamic and active collaboration with their external suppliers in sharing forecast, orders and supply confirmation.
    • Learn how Merck gain true end-to-end planning visibility by connecting customer demand with production requirements.
     
    Didier Dayen Senior Director Global Advanced Planning & Center of Expertise Merck Group
  • 10:30-11:15
    Networking Coffee
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Digital connectivity - how the next generation of IT integration can deliver a step change in logistics efficiency

    Technology advances but industry challenges don’t change - empty running statistics have been static for 10 years. Hear Freightex and Gatehouse explain how data connectivity can improve efficiency industry-wide

    • How IT could deliver better financial benefits through less duplication of data across platforms, better integration and visibility of systems between customers and suppliers and more electronic interfacing between systems
    • Explore the benefits that next-generation solutions can bring to you, such as connected and transparent data, analysis of efficiency gains and electronic trading
    • Overcome the challenges of getting suppliers to share data, explore the role of neutral intermediaries and take stock of successful outcomes

    Interactive Audience Discussion:

    Explore the topic further in an interactive debate, including a live polling session where you’ll debate:

    • The barriers to achieving digital connectivity
    • How you send transport orders to your service providers
    • What percentage of orders you currently get electronically direct into your own TMS systems
     
    Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse Logistics
    Tim Phillips Chief Executive Freightex
    12:00
    Presentation: The European Truck Platooning Challenge: Hear how European collaboration takes advantage of disruptive technology and what this could mean to the future of the logistics industry

    DAF Trucks, Daimler Trucks, Iveco, MAN Truck & Bus, Scania and Volvo Group platooned across Europe to demonstrate automated driving and smart mobility for economic growth in the transport sector and traffic sector. Find out:

    • What platooning means for the industry: Who are the winners and losers?
    • Platooning as a cost-saver: Understand the beneficial impact of platooning through lower fuel consumption, efficiently boosting traffic flows as well as improving CO2 emissions and traffic safety
    • Discover what’s next for platooning. When will we realistically see this happen? See a demo of how it’s already impacting your competitors and customers!
     
    Marouschka Booij Strategic Communication Advisor EU Truck Platooning Challenge




    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Supply Chain performance turnaround - collaboration, visibility and effective execution

    The story is about improving Reima Supply Chain performance significantly in 12 months by improved and structured internal cross functional collaboration, effective product portfolio management and implementation of Sales & Operations planning.

     
    Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

    11:45
    Panel Discussion: Value generation through out-of-the-box collaboration


    • Collaboration in your organisations corporate DNA: Establish collaborative initiatives such as forging multi-company relationships between suppliers to foster deeper collaboration innovation and develop a strategic plan together.
    • Real time is a must: Hear how to benefit from multi-enterprise connectivity that connects all trading partners, allowing companies to exchange information and work collaboratively, securely, and in real time.
    • #social, @mobile, analytics and cloud! Leverage your teams’ consumer behaviours to enhance your supply chain communication by integrating social applications and technology into your end-to-end collaboration strategy.
    • Develop robust enterprise data management solutions: Learn how these tools can be leveraged for aggregating, managing, sharing and synchronizing product information both within the enterprise and with trading partners.
     
    Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain Liberty Global
    Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy
    Didier Dayen Senior Director Global Advanced Planning & Center of Expertise Merck Group
    Kris van Ransbeek CSCO Maxeda DIY
  • 12:30-13:45
    Lunch
  • Plenary Sessions
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    13:45
    Presentation: Growth through horizontal collaboration; partnering with suppliers and competitors for increased efficiency and cost reduction

    CHEP share the progress that they’re making in horizontal collaboration, detailing how it’s evolved from a cost-saving action to a growing function of their business.

    • How to differentiate your business: Understand the significant potential of the initiative and how it’s proven to be a true area of differentiation, facilitating collaboration between manufacturers, logistics providers and retailers
    • Using data to drive visibility and collaboration: Hear how CHEP are capitalising on their unique position using their visibility of the FMCG supply chain to bring non-competing customers together to share transport, eliminate partially-full loads and use complementary transport lanes to create round trips
    • The win-win relationships created with both customers and carriers: How CHEP have developed relationships with over 700 transport providers and used shared databases to bring cost efficiency and asset utilisation to both customers and providers
     
    Enrique Garcia SVP Supply Chain Europe CHEP Europe
    Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing CHEP Europe
    14:15
    Presentation: Extending the Brand's Virtual Four-Walls to Your Front Door

    The increasing demand for localized and customized CPG products is proving to be an unprecedented opportunity for 3PL and other VAS organizations to disrupt the current competitive landscape. The winners in this race will gain significant high-margin business, grow existing warehousing and transportation services within their client base, and cement their strategic importance and partnerships with key customers. This session will explore why this business opportunity exists and the secrets to winning the race. This 20-minute discussion will cover:

    • Why the opportunity exists and explore 3PL customer service needs.
    • How brands (try to) solve this challenge
    • The business problems brands are facing and the solutions they don't know they need
    • The Value Added Service providers natural progression from traditional services
    • Balancing agility with stability
     
    Doug Metcalfe VP Sales Nulogy
    14:35
    Presentation: Geographical growth: CCA and its growing significance in the light of OBOR

    Understand the strategies necessary to develop along the CCA countries and overcome their challenges. Hear about OBOR initiatives led by China and learn about the special role a family business can play in Asia.

     
    Wolfram Senger-Weiss Member of the Board Gebruder Weiss
    15:05
    Panel: Carving the best route to growth for your company

    What's the best path to growth for your company and is it possible to achieve true organic growth?

    Explore different paths to growth and increased profit to enable you to engineer your own growth strategy.

    • Growth through a specialisation
    • Growth with a hybrid approach of organic & in-organic growth
    • Growth through vertical specialisation
    • Growth by providing a tech-based service
    • Growth through expanding/specialising geographically
    • Growth by focusing on the provision of Value-Added-Services as a key differentiator
     
    Colin Enright President Technology EMEA & APAC syncreon
    Tony Ranson CEO Gondrand
    Patrick Löwenthal CEO Night Star Express Hellman
    Eric Postulart Director of the Business Unit Network Ewals Cargo Care
    Goos Kant Professor Logistic Optimization - Tilburg University, Managing Partner ORTEC
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    13:45
    Presentation: The Future Retail Consumer


    Retail is inherently more challenging in terms of profitability than in the past as channel mix brings new cost dynamics. As the precedent of free delivery has been set by the biggest players, other retailers have had to fall into line, and are passing cost back up the value chain onto manufacturers and providers.

    Neil Ashworth, CEO of Collect+ and Professor at the University of Nottingham shares research and insight on:

    • The future dynamics of omni-channel supply chain; encompassing the roles of LSPs, retailers, manufacturers and consumers in the evolution of European retail
    • The consumer drivers of eCommerce; using research to explain why price, convenience and reliability are the main consumer concern, followed by speed
    • The impact of technological development; the implications for the key touchpoints in the new retail economy and the challenges that these present
     
    Neil Ashworth CEO Collect+


    14:15
    Presentation: Reimagining retail distribution network strategies to meet the demands of omnichannel
    • What are the pros vs cons of using warehouses as distribution centres that replenish both stores and also fulfil e-commerce orders?
    • How to take warehouse automation to the next level? Gain key insight on how to implement the latest technologies including robotics to give you the competitive advantage
    • Solving the omnichannel puzzle: The importance of introducing flexibility in your omnichannel fulfilment solution
     
    John Munnelly Head of Operations John Lewis
    14:45
    Panel Discussion: Your “Omnichannel Strategy” isn’t just Front-End Customer Facing. It’s Everything Behind the Scenes!
    • Build a roadmap for the ultimate in visibility: Form a centralized view of all of your inventory giving consumers accurate inventory levels across your sales channels to predict demand to pre-emptively place inventory where it will be needed.
    • Digital Connectivity: Benefit from increasing your supply chain agility through increasing your digital connectivity across your entire supply chain.
    • Leverage analytics and data algorithms to predict trends and patterns allowing your supply chain to be prepared and proactive.
    • Rethink your distribution network: Optimize your distribution network through an innovative omni-channel business strategy to drive digital customer experience and e-commerce value proposition.
     
    Hans Hulsinga Head of Logistics Suit Supply
    Dorus van der Linden Global Supply Chain Manager Steinhoff International
    Onur Uranli Global Director Strategic Marketing 3PL Segment Product Care Sealed Air
    Michiel Alting von Geusau President Commerce & Fulfillment Solutions EMEA & APAC Ingram Micro
    Sebastian Steinhauser Managing Director Parcelly
       
  • 15:45-16:15
    Networking Coffee
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    16:15
    Presentation: Cargo airlines….an endangered species

    Dedicated cargo airlines have been part of the logistics chain for decades. The traditional cargo airlines and cargo airline divisions of major airlines are under ever increasing pressure, how have and will they react?

     
    Colin Grant CEO ASL Airlines Europe

    16:45
    Presentation:route to growth though operational excellence

    Stay tuned for more details.

     
    Alain Souto VP Global Contract Logistics Aerospace Sector Operations CEVA
    17:15
    Presentation: Logistics innovation: ICT as a fourth modality

    Hear about ICT as a fourth modality where SMART LCV will share insight into their next innovation project,  a smart data project for the planning of intermodal transport on the corridor Rotterdam-Venlo.

     
    SMART LCV

    17:30
    Presentation: The state of logistics affairs, the changing battlefield and the road ahead for the industry

    Kuehne + Nagel’s Senior Vice President Contract Management, Stephanie Kearney explores:

    • The state of affairs of the logistics industry – low growth rates, fragmentation and the dynamics of the outsourced market
    • The changing battlefields of the logistics market and the challenges to traditional players - looking at new entrants, Amazon-ification, niche players and technological developments
    • What the industry and K+N need to do to face these challenges, exploring at re-defining innovation, customer engagement, digitalization
     
    Stephanie Kearney Senior Vice President Contract Management Kuehne + Nagel
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    16:15
    Presentation: Practical steps on how to deliver to your customer expectations and demand patterns
    • The importance of understanding the market and your customer expectations: Learn why your supply chain model needs to adapt, become more flexible and agile in the age of customer centric supply chains.
    • Is your supply chain model the right one? How to evaluate if your current model aligns with changing market fluctuations, identify the gaps and work on refining or modifying your supply chain model.
    • Benefit from aligning your operations, supply chain strategy and customer expectations to your overall business strategy: Find out how this helps ensure you deliver the value expected by your customer.
     
    Angel Caja Regional Supply Chain Manager - West Europe Jotun
    16:45
    Presentation: Customer Centric Operations - optimizing customer value creation at Nokia
    • Nokia will share how its global operations are working towards customer centricity and positioning itself as a true business partner.
    • Taking a closer look at how segmentation is utilized to optimize the service delivery, how collaboration is diving visibility and innovation as well as how early involvement is ensuring “first time right”.
    • Discover how Nokia are effectively using digitalization, artificial intelligence and standardization to enable the transformation.
     
    Christian Förster Vice President of Delivery Operations Nokia

    17:15
    Presentation: How can you free up cash and resources tied up in your current supply chain?

    Hear how this model can be improved, how you can plan, procure and position more effectively, how you can protect your working capital and still provide a flexible, reactive model to meet your and your customers’ demands.

    • Keep pace with the challenging customer demands; The “now generation” is becoming more demanding which puts greater strain on your supply chain.  How can you provide a model that meets their requirements but is still cost competitive?
    • Rethink inventory in the Omni-channel world: Hear how best to manage your supply base, position material at your required locations to support all channels yet still minimise exposure and risk.
     
    Dermot Connolly Head of European Business Development Exertis Supply Chain Services
    17:35
    Presentation: Product centric supply chains vs customer centric supply chains
    • The importance of customer centric supply chains is on the rise, while there is added complexity there are clear benefits including increased customer retention and satisfaction.
    • DSV work with many of the leading retailers, brands & manufacturers that have successfully put their customers at the centre of their supply chains. Learn from behind the scenes how to avoid the potential pitfalls and capitalize on the benefits of a customer centric supply chain.
     
    Rene Falch Olesen Chief Commercial Officer DSV

  • 18:00
    Networking Drinks
  • Wednesday 12th October
    07:45
    Registration Opens
    Plenary Sessions
    08:15
    Amazon Keynote: Developing a culture of disruption- from the balance sheet to the shopfloor
    • Finance and strategy integration- the financial outputs of an innovative culture
    • A brief history of time- 22 years of Amazon
    • Building a culture of disruption
    • Current and future innovations in Supply Chain
     
    Chris Roe Head of EU Supply Chain Finance Amazon
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    09:00
    Presentation: XPO Case Study

    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Malcolm Wilson Supply Chain Managing Director Europe XPO

    09:30
    Presentation: Securing growth through successful M&A

    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners
    Ewald Raben CEO Raben Group
    10:00
    Presentation: Market opportunities and supply chain changes in and around Iran

    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Murat Kavrar General Manager - Sales & CRM Ekol Logistics
    Wojciech Brzuska General Manager Ekol International
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    09:00
    Presentation: End-to-end supply chain transformation: a blue print for success
    • Transform your supply chain: Discover how to develop and deploy an end-to-end supply chain road map initiative to extend visibility by connecting not only internal sites but also your tier 1 and tier 2 suppliers, allowing you to move from a reactive to a proactive value chain.
    • Learn how to strategically orchestrate change management across the entire supply network to be digitally connected allowing your organisation to reduce end-to-end product lead time and offer tailored order fulfilment services.
     
    John Allaway VP Supply Chain Performance, EMEA Product, Global Supply Chain Schneider Electric
    09:30
    Presentation: Supply chain dynamics in emerging markets, challenges vs opportunity
    • Redesign your supply chain network: Implement lean manufacturing and operations in developing regions to drive profitability and asses the benefits of local manufacturing, warehouses and distribution centers vs regional.
    • How do the dynamics in one market translate into another? Hear how leveraging supply chain systems and networks already in place can be utilized to enter new emerging markets.
     
    Walaa Maher GCC Region Supply Chain Director Kimberly-Clark
    10:00
    Presentation: Accelerate organisational alignment following a company-wide split
    • Hear how HP successfully re-aligned their supply chain in 9 months following the separation of Hewlett Packard into 2 independent companies: HP inc and Hewlett Packard Enterprise.
    • This represented a huge challenge as hundreds of IT/Planning systems, ODM/Partners contracts and Logistics Physical network needed to be adjusted to the new reality of 2 split companies. (800+ LSP contracts changed, 140+ supply chain system split, 1000+ suppliers split/cloned)
    • Failure was not an option, a small elite team was created with full accountability to define a new ecosystem and a “Clone and Go” approach was taken where possible.
     
    Xavier Ribas Head of EMEA Printing SC Operations HP

  • 10:30
    Networking Coffee
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Taking customer relationships to the next level; creating transportation and supply chain advantages
    • C.H. Robinson’s large number of unique, strong relationships give their customers the global connections and valuable market knowledge they need.
    • Learn how we offer neutrality and value to both our customers and suppliers to solve logistics challenges and offer the best combination of price, quality, and service.
    • 3PLs and shippers must be well aligned to achieve great efficiencies and effectiveness in their relationships. As a differentiator, C.H. Robinson works on providing sustained value, innovative solutions and information to facilitate data-driven decision-making.
     
    Pjotr Horowitz Member of the Management Board & Commercial Director, Europe Surface Transportation C.H. Robinson Europe
    11:45
    Panel: Solving 3PL-customer friction: drive lower costs, innovate, be flexible and ensure profitability

    What’s the truth behind 3PL-customer friction? And what’s the solution to the latest issues that are disrupting relationships? A group of 3PLs and shippers talk frankly about third party relationships.

    • Explore shipper agility and how to combat commoditisation: As power dynamics shift, 3PLs discuss what they’ve done to combat shippers jumping between providers and taking out shorter contracts. How much do shippers truly value their logistics relationships?
    • Supply chain and logistics liability and risk allocation: Create an even liability split that allows theft, loss, supply and demand fluctuations to be handled effectively at contract stage. Which external partners could aid you in limiting the risk of your contracts?
    • Balancing service vs. cost: While the consolidation of 3PLs continues, shippers complain that service levels decrease and costs are driven up by fewer global players. From TMS vs. managed transportation vs. hybrid models, what choices does a shipper have? Are 3PL service levels slipping and who’s to blame?
    • The future of 4PLs: The role of 4PLs is still debated between industry experts. Discuss historic success and failure cases and debate the pros and cons of a 4PL vs. 3PL service from both a shipper and provider point of view. How much of a value-add are 4PL solutions for shippers?
     
    Meinderdjan Botman Member of the Management Board & EVP Global Business Development DSV Solutions
    Kees Kuijken CEO KLG Europe
    Pieter Balcaen CEO ECS European Containers
    Patrick O’Connell Head of Logistics – Northern Europe Hilti

    12:30
    Presentation: Big Decisions: Hitting a moving target with advanced analytics

    Learn how you can find your competitive advantage in an increasingly complex and connected supply chain

     
    Professor Wim Nuijten Vice President, Optimization Technology Quintiq
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    11:15
    Presentation: Transforming to a cognitive supply chain

    • Harness the power of prescriptive analytics to simulate multiple supply chain scenarios and make transformative recommendations - from where and how to source materials to optimizing production.
    • Predict supply chain risk: Hear how cognitive computing will lower your capital expenditure and reduce liability costs.
    • Armed with the right information, learn how a cognitive supply chain will manage routine processes and decisions and will only need to alert decision makers when anomalies are detected.
     
    Joanne Wright Vice President IBM Supply Chain IBM


    11:45
    Panel Discussion: Join the supply chain transformation conversation, from leadership to strategy to priority:
    • Make visibility a priority to drive greater gains; enhance supply chain integration to foster true enterprise visibility to bring together transactions and analytics in real time to be smarter, faster, and simpler.
    • Connecting all the dots: Hear howleveraging the potential of a fully integrated supply chain can be a major contribution to your organisations competitive advantage, enabling business process automation, organizational flexibility, and digital management of corporate assets.
    • Discover how strategic initiatives must be initiated by the top leadership, which then drive change management all the way through the enterprise, breaking down silo’s and integrating IT systems to yield more transparent and efficient operations.
     
    David Sheldon Global Supply Chain Development Manager Nestle
    Pierre Mille Global SC Transformation Director Grandvision
    Dr. Frank Tenbusch Vice President Global Supply Chain Management - Services Vodafone
    Roy van Helden Supply Chain Director Cimpress
    12:30
    Presentation: Smart Containers: The missing link in the digitalization of your supply chain

    When your cargo is moving in a multimodal container on sea, road or rail your visibility is limited. Smart Containers are changing that. They can deliver near-real time data on the position and condition of your cargo from anywhere. Come and find out what Smart Containers are, when they will be here, and especially what they mean for your supply chain.

     
    Tim Baker Director of Marketing and Communications TRAXENS
  • 12:45
    Lunch
  • 3PL Summit: Logistics Track
    13:45
    Presentation: The impact of Brexit on logistics






    Details Coming Soon.

     
    Nick Bailey Managing Consultant Transport Intelligence
    14:00
    Panel: Fighting Back: How 3PLs CEOs are forging ahead under global economic pressures to ensure profitability

    As logistics margins continue to be squeezed and the European economy still struggles to get back on its feet, 3PL CEOs are consistently challenged. Hear what some 3PL CEOs are doing ensure growth.

    • Combat squeezed margins in logistics as customers demand more for less: Hear how 3PL executives have restructured their business to align more with customers and ensure continued profitability; look at leadership changes, a focus on verticals, geographical re-alignment and technology investment
    • Ensuring that investment in innovation continues: Hear what type of projects 3PL CEOs have ploughed money into - despite tepid profits - in order to continue growth; from digitalisation, to eCommerce right through to extra VAS (Value Added Service) initiatives
    • Shifting your networks to global demand and re-evaluating your modes to better align with your customer networks. Examine the global network and modal trends that will influence your decisions in the coming 12 months
    • Responding to global risks; hear what security steps are being taken in the forwarding industry to combat external factors
     
    Sebastiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk
    Ewald Raben CEO Raben Group
    Andrew Austin, Group Operations Director, Priority Freight
    Paul Looman Chief Commerical Officer Emons Group B.V.
    CSCO Forum: Supply Chain Track
    13:45
    Spotlight Presentation: Supply chain strategy mindmapping - The strategic ascent to competitive advantage




    Many companies are unclear about their business strategy: which mountain are we trying to climb, and why? It is crucial to find the best route to the top, translated into effective supply chains and communicated throughout the entire organization. Developing a strategic supply chain mind map helps to identify obstacles and illustrate each discipline’s role in overcoming them.

    • Learn why some companies are more successful than others
    • Understand how company strategy has to be translated in supply chain set-up and design
    • Learn how to create a mind map to communicate company strategy and supply chain priorities
     
    Martijn Lofvers Creating Director and Chief Trend Watcher of Supply Chain Movement Supply Chain Movement
       
    Supply Chain Extra Track
    13:45
    Interactive Roundtable: How can a supply chain organisations be functionally grounded, but at the same time receptive to new ideas and drive innovation? Learn how a bi-modal supply chain mind-set will benefit your organisation.
    • Building a bi-modal organisation: Learn how to implement the marriage of two distinct approaches at the same time.
      - Mode 1: delivers day-in, day-out reliability and
      - Mode 2: game-changing innovation
    • Survive or thrive? Develop an innovative culture within your organisation to recognise and reward employees driving greater innovation, forward thinking and future development.
    • Unlock the work culture paradigm by leveraging open learning and knowledge sharing portals to increase productivity, creativity and collaboration.
     
    Lisa Callinan Research Director Gartner


       
  • Plenary Sessions
    14:45
    Presentation and Panel: Filling your talent pipeline with the best graduates and future-proofing your supply chain

    Logistics and supply chain executives continually complain about the talent crisis that affects the industry but this conversation rarely results in a solution. However, NOVUS may have changed the game. In the presentation and panel session you’ll hear:

    • How the non-for-profit NOVUS model works by effectively engaging both universities and blue-chip companies with world-class supply chain teams, to provide the supply chain leaders of tomorrow
    • Recruitment gains made by ASOS, DHL, CEVA PZ Cussons: Explore how they are re-addressing the talent demand and supply imbalance
    • Insight into how you can reduce the cost of your graduate recruitment, as well as ensuring a supply of high quality graduates into your organisation
     
    Andy Kaye Chair of the NOVUS Trust & Chief Executive BiS Henderson
    Chris Kingshott Former Wincanton MD Manufacturing and Board Member NOVUS

2016 Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • prologis
  • syncreon

Charter Sponsor

  • jda

Host City

  • venlo

Gold Sponsors

  • Quintiq

Silver Sponsors

  • ekol
  • Exertis
  • Freightex
  • GateHouse
  • gebruder-weiss
  • Jabil
  • JLL
  • Luxoft
  • Nulogy
  • Sealed-Air

Bronze Sponsors

Lanyard Sponsor

Delegate Bag Sponsor

Badge Sponsor

Water Bottles Sponsor

Networking Sponsor

Exhibition & Meetings Sponsors

  • dfds
  • DSV
  • Flex
  • geodis
  • macandrews
  • Raben

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Sarah Reynolds

Sarah Reynolds

Project Director
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Danielle Horsnell

Danielle Horsnell

Research Director
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