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Conference Agenda

Day One Morning
Economic Outlook in Singapore and APAC
Day One Morning
Digitalization In Logistics
Day One Afternoon
Changing 3PL Business Models
Customer Centricity
Day One Afternoon
Technology in Logistics
Day Two Morning
Technology in Supply Chain
Day Two Morning
Leveraging Talent in Logistics and Supply Chain
Day Two Morning
Supply Chain Management
Day Two Afternoon
Distribution Models
Day Two Afternoon
Cognitive Data and Blockchain in Logistics

Day 1 — Monday, 20th November

Day One
Economic Outlook in Singapore and APAC
8:50
Chairman Introduction

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

9:00
Singapore's Unique Role in International Trade and it's Contribution to the Transformational Economy of the Future
  • The Age of Disruption: Big Data, AI and Robotics
  • Singapore's historical role as a shipping hub in Asia and it's expanding importance as an Asia regional headquarters for global companies
  • A small country with a large global impact
  • Empowering Entrepreneurs and SME's with creative policies
  • The SMART Nation initiative: embracing technology to transform a nation into the future
  • "Value Network Orchestration": How Singapore can remain an innovation center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Caprica International Paul Bradley Chairman and CEO Caprica International

9:30
Singapore as a Hub for International Trade

There are a number of commodity trading hubs around the world, including Chicago, Houston, Geneva, London, New York and Hong Kong. Singapore ranks among the top three.

Singapore has the potential to become the world's largest commodity trading hub in the decade ahead as trade flows shift towards Asia. Already 80 % of the world's leading commodity trading companies have a presence Singapore. Even Singapore is already Asia's largest hub, there is a whole gamut of potential which can be unearthed. Singapore plans to ramp up efforts to develop the commodity trading ecosystem here, by building a local talent pool, helping home-grown commodity firms grow abroad, and bringing in regional commodity players as they internationalize.

Standard Chartered Bank Ashutosh Kumar Regional Head Transaction Banking, ASEAN & South Asia and Global Head, Banking the ecosystem Standard Chartered Bank

Adani International Pte Ltd Rajesh Shroff CFO Adani International Pte Ltd

10:00
Exploring the Potential of New Technology and Industry 4.0
  • Buildering operational excellence and digitalization
  • How the traditional B2B business is moving towards a model closer to B2C
  • Explore how LSPs now need to become digital forwarding agencies

Gebrüder Weiss Alexander Horak Industry Vertical Leader – High Tech Gebrüder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss Cristian Predan Area Management Singapore / Vietnam Gebrüder Weiss

10:30
The importance and challenges of e-commerce fulfillment in the APAC region

DHL eCommerce Jason Stevens VP of Fulfillment in Asia Pacific DHL eCommerce

11:00
Coffee Break
Digitalization In Logistics
11:30
Panel Discussion: The Time to Digitize is Now: Technology Transforming Freight
  • Exploring the role of blockchain to simplify transaction processes and reduce costs
  • Utilising tracking devices connected by the Internet of Things to communicate the real-time status of containers and cargo
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence to enable companies to transition from big data to more accessible business analytics

Moderator: SAP Jeff Majestic Solution Manager SAP

INTTRA Jeff Howard SVP & Chief Product Officer INTTRA

Zuellig Pharma Brett Marshall Corporate Head, Quality Assurance Zuellig Pharma

Standard Chartered Bank Gautam Jain Managing Director and Global head of Digitisation and Client Access Standard Chartered Bank

Logistics Executive Darryl Judd Managing Director, Asia Logistics Executive

12:15
Consumer Driven Supply Networks - Driving Value for All

One Network Enterprises Chris Edwards VP Business Development and Channels One Network Enterprises

12:30
Lunch - Sponsored by One Network Enterprises

Moderator: Supply Chain Direction Annemieke Gelder Founder & Consultant Supply Direction

Changing 3PL Business Models
13:45
eCommerce Logistics: Staying Competitive in an Evolving eCommerce Landscape

E-commerce presents unique challenges for 3PL delivery networks locally and globally. Optimize your eCommerce logistics network to ensure a high quality of service across borders.

  • Assess last mile delivery strategies: Weigh the pros and cons of different models such as drones, bicycle delivery, autonomous vehicles, and parcel lockers to select the best fit for your operation
  • Weight the unbanked against the cashless: Understand complexities and create a tailored approach to cross-border eCommerce, including cash transactions on receipt of goods and unbanked populations
  • Collaborate with Local Partners: Take advantage of existing infrastructure and reduce costs by working alongside local delivery partners to fulfill consumer expectations

Codem Inc Yvonne Lim Managing Director APAC Codem Inc

14:15
Digital Logistics - an ASEAN opportunity

Many new logistics e-solutions are being introduced to support supply chain digitalisation. However, this digital landscape still looks fragmented and is far behind other industries. Companies continue to rely on significant amounts of spreadsheets and manual data entry. The ASEAN environment specifically sees an opportunity for adopting digital logistics. MNC’s and SME’s alike, can get hands-on with logistics digitalisation.

Supply Chain Direction Annemieke Gelder Founder & Consultant Supply Direction

14:45
The customer comes first

Find out how 4PLs are improving quote time, enhancing decision-making and increasing end-to-end visibility by bringing the supply chain online.

C.H. Robinson Shawn Chen Director of Sales, Asia C.H. Robinson

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Customer Centricity
13:45
Using Drones for Stock-taking and Cycle-counting - The Next Frontier in Inventory Management
  • What is the ROI for using drones in the warehouse for stock-taking?
  • How can we use autonomous drones for cycle-counting to help warehouses reduce manpower costs, achieve high inventory accuracy, reduce human error and improve warehouse operations efficiency?
  • Infinium Robotics has developed the world's first fully autonomous drone inventory management system and will show you how drones can improve the way you manage your inventory.

Infinium Robotics Jungyang Woon CEO Infinium Robotics

14.00
Panel Discussion: The Importance of Customer Centricity

As the customer comes ever closer to the point of manufacture, explore ways to meet high expectations for demand-driven, customized and consistently excellent customer service.

  • Achieve complete customer insight: Define your customers, segments and touch points to ensure your customer strategy avoids blind spots and meets end-to-end requirements
  • Use data to improve your strategy: Understand and measure KPIs to deliver an effective customer-centric supply chain strategy, including retention, churn and Net Promoter Scores
  • Deliver real-time visibility: Empower customers to provide instant, detailed feedback using cloud collaboration platforms, customer support and mobile

Moderator: Alvarez & Marshal Suresh Dalai Director, Merchandising and Retail Operations Alvarez & Marshal

Zuellig Pharma Brett Marshall Corporate Head Quality & Distribution Zuellig Pharma

Dimension Data Michael Koh Head of Procurement Dimension Data

DSM Nutrition Devendra Pendharkar Head, Regional Supply Chain - Asia Pacific DSM Nutrition Products

14.45
Building an Effective Cross-Border Delivery Network
  • Supplier relationships
  • Technological capabilities
  • Providing consumer visibility

Lazada Sean Chang SVP Operations Lazada

15:15
Coffee Break
Technology in Logistics
15:45
Panel Discussion: Cracking the last mile challenge

With the last mile of the fulfillment process representing 28% of the total cost of moving goods, achieve cost efficiency through innovative logistics solutions.

  • Select the right business model: A marketplace with its own fulfillment process, a 3PL with fulfillment centers or a dedicated last mile delivery company, learn how to keep logistics costs low
  • Deploy the best cross-border strategies: With cross-border commerce booming in APAC, modify your last mile strategy to turn challenges into opportunities
  • Explore innovative delivery models: To meet customer demand and keep costs low, consider the benefits of urban delivery methods, such as locker networks and in-store collection

Moderator: Schneider Electric Jaya Moorthi VP Supply Chain Schneider Electric

Box24 Nithipoint Thaiyanurak CEO Box24

GoGoVan Patrick Wong Country Manager GoGoVan

DSM Nutritional Products Devendra Pendharkar Head, Regional Supply Chain - Asia Pacific DSM Nutritional Products

16:30
Transforming Supply Chain to Cognitive Supply Chain

Disruptions, every increasing expectation from client and essential partnership with Supplier is the new normal for complex and global Supply Chain. Experience first hand how IBM is transforming its Supply Chain to efficient and high performing through:

  • Cognitive Supply Chain - Leveraging use of Cognitive Technologies and Power of Watson
  • Adopt Analytics (Predictive and Prescriptive): To achieve greater accuracy in identifying and optimizing Quality issues
  • Increasing Visibility across end to end Supply Chain

IBM Chiang Choon Ng General Manager, IBM Manufacturing Solutions Supply Chain IBM

IBM Priyanka Deva Global Leader Smarter Supply Chain Analytics-CoC IBM

17:15
7 Steps to Building State-of-The-Art Delivery Operations

The delivery market has undergone drastic changes over the past few years, with customers expecting seamless experiences and fast deliveries that arrive at the time and place that is most convenient for them. This means that every company with goods that need to be delivered, either directly or indirectly, must work towards achieving logistical excellence in terms of both operational efficiency and customer experience.

The presentation will cover the best practices required to reach this goal using a seven-step process:

  • How to streamline your processes, improve their efficiency and reduce related costs
  • Methods to provide comprehensive visibility and communicate effectively
  • Ways to customize customer experiences in order to build loyalty

Bringg Raanan Cohen CEO Bringg

17:45
Day One End
17:45
Networking Drinks Reception

Day 2 — Tuesday, 21st November

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Technology in Supply Chain
8:30
Making Digital Transformation Happen

Digital Transformation initiatives are now extremely widespread across industries, with some organisations making great progress and others just getting started. With all this progress, IDC research has identified that many organisations “get stuck” as they seek to move beyond disparate projects into a true digital enterprise. This discussion will explore the current state of digital transformation in the Asia Pacific region, and explore the challenges companies are facing, and how they can overcome these challenges.

IDC International Dr Christopher Holmes Managing Director IDC International

9:00
Supply Chain Innovation and Singapore

As an eCommerce business in a new market, develop a market roadmap that is tailored to both your business and to the local geography.

  • Establish strategic partnerships: Collaborate across multiple layers to successfully navigate regulations, trade policy and local tariffs and get products to market on time
  • Develop omni-channel operations: Introduce the flexibility to customize content to suit local markets and purchase trends<
  • Choose the right shipping solution: Weigh the pros and cons of bringing in a third-party enabler, and understand the customer experience impact this may have

Economic Development Board Singapore Eng Keat LEE Executive Director, Logistics, Natural Resources Economic Development Board Singapore

Leveraging Talent in Logistics and Supply Chain
9:30
Panel Discussion: Managing talent in a digitalized economy

Rapid digitalization is disrupting industry structures and redefining the rules of competition globally. Take control of how you build the next generation of logistics networks.

  • Embrace changing talent requirements: Discover how market leaders are attracting technical talent to design the new digital architecture of their businesses
  • Cultivate innovation: Drive change through reshaping internal culture to provide a supportive and creative environment
  • Manage digital migration: Direct the soft transfer of culture in your workforce to align staff with change, while consistently delivering excellent customer experiences

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Redmart Jamil Khan VP Operations Redmart

HP Inc. Jessica Kipp Director, APJ Logistics HP Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Raamann Ahuja Senior Director - Human Resources Thermo Fisher Scientific

Rutgers Business School Stephanie Krishnan Executive Director Rutgers Business School

Supply Chain Management
10:15
Trends in Supply Chain Finance: Evolving patterns around technology enabled working capital solutions
  • Highlighting key strategies, processes and platforms that make for more effective supply chain financing
  • How banks and tech companies can collaborate to deliver supply chain solutions that market needs?
  • Commercial and technical challenges encountered by banks in their transition to digital banking systems
  • Can banks and non-bank financiers co-exist in a competitive global financial market?

MUFG Shirish Garg Regional Head - Supply Chain Finance, Transaction Banking MUFG

10:45
Coffee Break
11:15
Roundtable Discussions

25 minute discussion, 5 minute table leader presentation

  1. Cold Chain - Table Leader: Brett Marshall, Corporate Head, Quality Assurance, Zuellig Pharma
  2. Transformation in Skills - Table Leader: Michael Koh, Corp Procurement F5 Systems
  3. 3D Printing & IOT / Robotics - Table Leader: Kenlip Ong, Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster
  4. Regulatory & Compliance - Table Leader: Bipin Balakrishnan, Regional Dir Trade and Regulatory, GM Motors
  5. Post Brexit - Table Leader: Martin Gouda, Partner, Buck Consulting International
12:15
Networking Lunch
13:15
Panel Discussion: Manage demand volatility with clear forecasting

With rapid innovations in the consumer electronics industry creating shorter product lifecycles, meet the challenges of this new retail environment while dealing with multiple geographies.

  • Predict product demand: Perform highly accurate inventory planning and forecasting by assessing historical purchase data, consumer behavior and market trends alongside an effective inventory management system
  • Drive down time to market: Learn how to translate forecasting data into action more quickly by automating key sourcing decisions and minimizing staff input
  • Work with short product lifecycles: Redesign conventional collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment strategies to reduce reliance on extended lifecycles

Moderator: Alvarez & Marshal Suresh Dalai Director, Merchandising and Retail Operations Alvarez & Marshal

ECCO Shoes Scott Phillips Supply Chain Director ECCO Shoes

PCI Dominic Chan SVP Operations PCI

Verifone Sanjay Desai Senior Director Sales Operations Verifone

FCI Amphenol Fausty David Global Demand Manager FCI Amphenol

Distribution Models
14:00
Supply Chain Challenges in Telecommunications & Opportunities Being Revealed by IOT

Address the complexities in driving the transformation of a supply chain that spans multiple geographies and cultures.

  • Establish a business transformation strategy: Deliver a supply chain overhaul that brings together multiple aspects in one central system, improving efficiencies and reducing customer touch points
  • Align people and processes: Ensure the successful realization of the business case by bringing together goals and implementation efforts within the business Manage the culture:
  • Delegate ownership of elements of the business, from a full unit to a specific product or service, to better motivate employees to fulfill your business goals

Ericsson Kamish Mirza Head of Supply Chain Management Asia-Pacific Ericsson

14:30
Rethinking the future distribution models

With the warehouse operation playing a significant role in the advancement of any company, learn how to meet increasingly demanding customer expectations by adapting your warehouse strategy.

  • Design for efficiency: Enhance speed and reduce costs by measuring the requirements of your distribution centers in relation to order sizes
  • Manage seasonality: Maximize revenue by exploring ways to leverage your warehousing space across all seasons
  • Introduce new warehouse services: Increase your offering through unique services such as product customization, to attract business and deliver more of the value chain

BCI Global Sui Leng Khoo VP Asia-Pacific BCI Global

15:00
Closing Comments - Conference Chairman
15:10
Conference End

Day 1 — Monday, 20th November

Day One
Economic Outlook in Singapore and APAC
8:50
Chairman Introduction

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

9:00
Singapore's Unique Role in International Trade and it's Contribution to the Transformational Economy of the Future
  • The Age of Disruption: Big Data, AI and Robotics
  • Singapore's historical role as a shipping hub in Asia and it's expanding importance as an Asia regional headquarters for global companies
  • A small country with a large global impact
  • Empowering Entrepreneurs and SME's with creative policies
  • The SMART Nation initiative: embracing technology to transform a nation into the future
  • "Value Network Orchestration": How Singapore can remain an innovation center for Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Caprica International Paul Bradley Chairman and CEO Caprica International

9:30
Singapore as a Hub for International Trade

There are a number of commodity trading hubs around the world, including Chicago, Houston, Geneva, London, New York and Hong Kong. Singapore ranks among the top three.

Singapore has the potential to become the world's largest commodity trading hub in the decade ahead as trade flows shift towards Asia. Already 80 % of the world's leading commodity trading companies have a presence Singapore. Even Singapore is already Asia's largest hub, there is a whole gamut of potential which can be unearthed. Singapore plans to ramp up efforts to develop the commodity trading ecosystem here, by building a local talent pool, helping home-grown commodity firms grow abroad, and bringing in regional commodity players as they internationalize.

Standard Chartered Bank Ashutosh Kumar Regional Head Transaction Banking, ASEAN & South Asia and Global Head, Banking the ecosystem Standard Chartered Bank

Adani International Pte Ltd Rajesh Shroff CFO Adani International Pte Ltd

10:00
Exploring the Potential of New Technology and Industry 4.0
  • Buildering operational excellence and digitalization
  • How the traditional B2B business is moving towards a model closer to B2C
  • Explore how LSPs now need to become digital forwarding agencies

Gebrüder Weiss Alexander Horak Industry Vertical Leader – High Tech Gebrüder Weiss

Gebrüder Weiss Cristian Predan Area Management Singapore / Vietnam Gebrüder Weiss

10:30
The importance and challenges of e-commerce fulfillment in the APAC region

DHL eCommerce Jason Stevens VP of Fulfillment in Asia Pacific DHL eCommerce

11:00
Coffee Break
Digitalization In Logistics
11:30
Panel Discussion: The Time to Digitize is Now: Technology Transforming Freight
  • Exploring the role of blockchain to simplify transaction processes and reduce costs
  • Utilising tracking devices connected by the Internet of Things to communicate the real-time status of containers and cargo
  • The role of Artificial Intelligence to enable companies to transition from big data to more accessible business analytics

Moderator: SAP Jeff Majestic Solution Manager SAP

INTTRA Jeff Howard SVP & Chief Product Officer INTTRA

Zuellig Pharma Brett Marshall Corporate Head, Quality Assurance Zuellig Pharma

Standard Chartered Bank Gautam Jain Managing Director and Global head of Digitisation and Client Access Standard Chartered Bank

Logistics Executive Darryl Judd Managing Director, Asia Logistics Executive

12:15
Consumer Driven Supply Networks - Driving Value for All

One Network Enterprises Chris Edwards VP Business Development and Channels One Network Enterprises

12:30
Lunch - Sponsored by One Network Enterprises

Moderator: Supply Chain Direction Annemieke Gelder Founder & Consultant Supply Direction

Changing 3PL Business Models
13:45
eCommerce Logistics: Staying Competitive in an Evolving eCommerce Landscape

E-commerce presents unique challenges for 3PL delivery networks locally and globally. Optimize your eCommerce logistics network to ensure a high quality of service across borders.

  • Assess last mile delivery strategies: Weigh the pros and cons of different models such as drones, bicycle delivery, autonomous vehicles, and parcel lockers to select the best fit for your operation
  • Weight the unbanked against the cashless: Understand complexities and create a tailored approach to cross-border eCommerce, including cash transactions on receipt of goods and unbanked populations
  • Collaborate with Local Partners: Take advantage of existing infrastructure and reduce costs by working alongside local delivery partners to fulfill consumer expectations

Codem Inc Yvonne Lim Managing Director APAC Codem Inc

14:15
Digital Logistics - an ASEAN opportunity

Many new logistics e-solutions are being introduced to support supply chain digitalisation. However, this digital landscape still looks fragmented and is far behind other industries. Companies continue to rely on significant amounts of spreadsheets and manual data entry. The ASEAN environment specifically sees an opportunity for adopting digital logistics. MNC’s and SME’s alike, can get hands-on with logistics digitalisation.

Supply Chain Direction Annemieke Gelder Founder & Consultant Supply Direction

14:45
The customer comes first

Find out how 4PLs are improving quote time, enhancing decision-making and increasing end-to-end visibility by bringing the supply chain online.

C.H. Robinson Shawn Chen Director of Sales, Asia C.H. Robinson

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Customer Centricity
13:45
Using Drones for Stock-taking and Cycle-counting - The Next Frontier in Inventory Management
  • What is the ROI for using drones in the warehouse for stock-taking?
  • How can we use autonomous drones for cycle-counting to help warehouses reduce manpower costs, achieve high inventory accuracy, reduce human error and improve warehouse operations efficiency?
  • Infinium Robotics has developed the world's first fully autonomous drone inventory management system and will show you how drones can improve the way you manage your inventory.

Infinium Robotics Jungyang Woon CEO Infinium Robotics

14.00
Panel Discussion: The Importance of Customer Centricity

As the customer comes ever closer to the point of manufacture, explore ways to meet high expectations for demand-driven, customized and consistently excellent customer service.

  • Achieve complete customer insight: Define your customers, segments and touch points to ensure your customer strategy avoids blind spots and meets end-to-end requirements
  • Use data to improve your strategy: Understand and measure KPIs to deliver an effective customer-centric supply chain strategy, including retention, churn and Net Promoter Scores
  • Deliver real-time visibility: Empower customers to provide instant, detailed feedback using cloud collaboration platforms, customer support and mobile

Moderator: Alvarez & Marshal Suresh Dalai Director, Merchandising and Retail Operations Alvarez & Marshal

Zuellig Pharma Brett Marshall Corporate Head Quality & Distribution Zuellig Pharma

Dimension Data Michael Koh Head of Procurement Dimension Data

DSM Nutrition Devendra Pendharkar Head, Regional Supply Chain - Asia Pacific DSM Nutrition Products

14.45
Building an Effective Cross-Border Delivery Network
  • Supplier relationships
  • Technological capabilities
  • Providing consumer visibility

Lazada Sean Chang SVP Operations Lazada

15:15
Coffee Break
Technology in Logistics
15:45
Panel Discussion: Cracking the last mile challenge

With the last mile of the fulfillment process representing 28% of the total cost of moving goods, achieve cost efficiency through innovative logistics solutions.

  • Select the right business model: A marketplace with its own fulfillment process, a 3PL with fulfillment centers or a dedicated last mile delivery company, learn how to keep logistics costs low
  • Deploy the best cross-border strategies: With cross-border commerce booming in APAC, modify your last mile strategy to turn challenges into opportunities
  • Explore innovative delivery models: To meet customer demand and keep costs low, consider the benefits of urban delivery methods, such as locker networks and in-store collection

Moderator: Schneider Electric Jaya Moorthi VP Supply Chain Schneider Electric

Box24 Nithipoint Thaiyanurak CEO Box24

GoGoVan Patrick Wong Country Manager GoGoVan

DSM Nutritional Products Devendra Pendharkar Head, Regional Supply Chain - Asia Pacific DSM Nutritional Products

16:30
Transforming Supply Chain to Cognitive Supply Chain

Disruptions, every increasing expectation from client and essential partnership with Supplier is the new normal for complex and global Supply Chain. Experience first hand how IBM is transforming its Supply Chain to efficient and high performing through:

  • Cognitive Supply Chain - Leveraging use of Cognitive Technologies and Power of Watson
  • Adopt Analytics (Predictive and Prescriptive): To achieve greater accuracy in identifying and optimizing Quality issues
  • Increasing Visibility across end to end Supply Chain

IBM Chiang Choon Ng General Manager, IBM Manufacturing Solutions Supply Chain IBM

IBM Priyanka Deva Global Leader Smarter Supply Chain Analytics-CoC IBM

17:15
7 Steps to Building State-of-The-Art Delivery Operations

The delivery market has undergone drastic changes over the past few years, with customers expecting seamless experiences and fast deliveries that arrive at the time and place that is most convenient for them. This means that every company with goods that need to be delivered, either directly or indirectly, must work towards achieving logistical excellence in terms of both operational efficiency and customer experience.

The presentation will cover the best practices required to reach this goal using a seven-step process:

  • How to streamline your processes, improve their efficiency and reduce related costs
  • Methods to provide comprehensive visibility and communicate effectively
  • Ways to customize customer experiences in order to build loyalty

Bringg Raanan Cohen CEO Bringg

17:45
Day One End
17:45
Networking Drinks Reception

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Day 2 — Tuesday, 21st November

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Technology in Supply Chain
8:30
Making Digital Transformation Happen

Digital Transformation initiatives are now extremely widespread across industries, with some organisations making great progress and others just getting started. With all this progress, IDC research has identified that many organisations “get stuck” as they seek to move beyond disparate projects into a true digital enterprise. This discussion will explore the current state of digital transformation in the Asia Pacific region, and explore the challenges companies are facing, and how they can overcome these challenges.

IDC International Dr Christopher Holmes Managing Director IDC International

9:00
Supply Chain Innovation and Singapore

As an eCommerce business in a new market, develop a market roadmap that is tailored to both your business and to the local geography.

  • Establish strategic partnerships: Collaborate across multiple layers to successfully navigate regulations, trade policy and local tariffs and get products to market on time
  • Develop omni-channel operations: Introduce the flexibility to customize content to suit local markets and purchase trends<
  • Choose the right shipping solution: Weigh the pros and cons of bringing in a third-party enabler, and understand the customer experience impact this may have

Economic Development Board Singapore Eng Keat LEE Executive Director, Logistics, Natural Resources Economic Development Board Singapore

Leveraging Talent in Logistics and Supply Chain
9:30
Panel Discussion: Managing talent in a digitalized economy

Rapid digitalization is disrupting industry structures and redefining the rules of competition globally. Take control of how you build the next generation of logistics networks.

  • Embrace changing talent requirements: Discover how market leaders are attracting technical talent to design the new digital architecture of their businesses
  • Cultivate innovation: Drive change through reshaping internal culture to provide a supportive and creative environment
  • Manage digital migration: Direct the soft transfer of culture in your workforce to align staff with change, while consistently delivering excellent customer experiences

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Redmart Jamil Khan VP Operations Redmart

HP Inc. Jessica Kipp Director, APJ Logistics HP Inc.

Thermo Fisher Scientific Raamann Ahuja Senior Director - Human Resources Thermo Fisher Scientific

Rutgers Business School Stephanie Krishnan Executive Director Rutgers Business School

Supply Chain Management
10:15
Trends in Supply Chain Finance: Evolving patterns around technology enabled working capital solutions
  • Highlighting key strategies, processes and platforms that make for more effective supply chain financing
  • How banks and tech companies can collaborate to deliver supply chain solutions that market needs?
  • Commercial and technical challenges encountered by banks in their transition to digital banking systems
  • Can banks and non-bank financiers co-exist in a competitive global financial market?

MUFG Shirish Garg Regional Head - Supply Chain Finance, Transaction Banking MUFG

10:45
Coffee Break
11:15
Roundtable Discussions

25 minute discussion, 5 minute table leader presentation

  1. Cold Chain - Table Leader: Brett Marshall, Corporate Head, Quality Assurance, Zuellig Pharma
  2. Transformation in Skills - Table Leader: Michael Koh, Corp Procurement F5 Systems
  3. 3D Printing & IOT / Robotics - Table Leader: Kenlip Ong, Director Business Development & Strategic Partnerships, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Cluster
  4. Regulatory & Compliance - Table Leader: Bipin Balakrishnan, Regional Dir Trade and Regulatory, GM Motors
  5. Post Brexit - Table Leader: Martin Gouda, Partner, Buck Consulting International
12:15
Networking Lunch
13:15
Panel Discussion: Manage demand volatility with clear forecasting

With rapid innovations in the consumer electronics industry creating shorter product lifecycles, meet the challenges of this new retail environment while dealing with multiple geographies.

  • Predict product demand: Perform highly accurate inventory planning and forecasting by assessing historical purchase data, consumer behavior and market trends alongside an effective inventory management system
  • Drive down time to market: Learn how to translate forecasting data into action more quickly by automating key sourcing decisions and minimizing staff input
  • Work with short product lifecycles: Redesign conventional collaborative planning, forecasting and replenishment strategies to reduce reliance on extended lifecycles

Moderator: Alvarez & Marshal Suresh Dalai Director, Merchandising and Retail Operations Alvarez & Marshal

ECCO Shoes Scott Phillips Supply Chain Director ECCO Shoes

PCI Dominic Chan SVP Operations PCI

Verifone Sanjay Desai Senior Director Sales Operations Verifone

FCI Amphenol Fausty David Global Demand Manager FCI Amphenol

Distribution Models
14:00
Supply Chain Challenges in Telecommunications & Opportunities Being Revealed by IOT

Address the complexities in driving the transformation of a supply chain that spans multiple geographies and cultures.

  • Establish a business transformation strategy: Deliver a supply chain overhaul that brings together multiple aspects in one central system, improving efficiencies and reducing customer touch points
  • Align people and processes: Ensure the successful realization of the business case by bringing together goals and implementation efforts within the business Manage the culture:
  • Delegate ownership of elements of the business, from a full unit to a specific product or service, to better motivate employees to fulfill your business goals

Ericsson Kamish Mirza Head of Supply Chain Management Asia-Pacific Ericsson

14:30
Rethinking the future distribution models

With the warehouse operation playing a significant role in the advancement of any company, learn how to meet increasingly demanding customer expectations by adapting your warehouse strategy.

  • Design for efficiency: Enhance speed and reduce costs by measuring the requirements of your distribution centers in relation to order sizes
  • Manage seasonality: Maximize revenue by exploring ways to leverage your warehousing space across all seasons
  • Introduce new warehouse services: Increase your offering through unique services such as product customization, to attract business and deliver more of the value chain

BCI Global Sui Leng Khoo VP Asia-Pacific BCI Global

15:00
Closing Comments - Conference Chairman
15:10
Conference End

Purchase the Post-Conference Materials

Event Presentations • Event Audio • On Demand Subscription