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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
Last Mile Delivery & eCommerce
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

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Day One Keynote Presentations
Economic Outlook in Singapore and APAC
9:00
Take advantage of Asia-Pacific growth

Gain insights into how Singapore has become a key hub for accessing APAC, and the strong opportunities this presents for both 3PLs and retailers.

  • Weigh in on the trade hub of APAC: Debate whether or not Singapore still holds its crown in the region or if shifts in regional manufacturing and global demand have put it under threat
  • Discover Smart Singapore: Find out how Singapore is ushering in a new era of connected supply chains to grow an efficient network with a smart logistics infrastructure
  • Influence the future of Singapore: With government funding aiding Singapore's position, discover ways to leverage support in order to launch competitive connected services

Caprica International Paul Bradley CEO Caprica International

9:30
Assessing the Potential of Singapore as a hub for international trade
Digitalization In Logistics
10:00
Building a Cross Border Logistics Network

JD.com Zhenhui Wang CEO JD Logistics JD.com

10:30
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

11:00
Coffee Break
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: Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Inttra Jeff Howard SVP & Chief Product Officer Inttra

Zuellig Pharma Brett Marshall Corp Head Quality & Distribution Zuellig Pharma

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

12:15
Networking Lunch
Changing 3PL Business Models
Customer Centricity
13:30
Digitalisation and Changing 3PL Business Models
  • How is digitalisation enabling new products
  • Value added services
  • Effective use of data and customer experience
  • Threat of uberization

Kuehne+Nagel Jens Drewes President – South Asia Kuehne + Nagel

Panel Discussion Session: 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: Buck Consultants Sui Leng Khoo VP Asia Pacific Buck Consultants

In Transition Sanjay Desai In Transition  

Zuellig Pharma Darren Wedding Corp Head of Operations Zuellig Pharma

Mondeléz International Manish Shakalya Global IBP Lead Mondeléz International

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

14:00
Battling Commoditization: Changing 3PL Business Models

Find out how niche markets and services provide opportunities for 3PLs to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive market.

  • Unlock the potential in spare parts manufacturing as a 3PL-offered service, adding value with defined lead time and reduced complexity
  • Deliver software solutions: Understand the benefits and costs of providing software to enable global supply chain visibility across a customer's organization
  • Establish industry vertical dominance: Leverage expertise in a single vertical to deepen market penetration and deliver tailored, customized services to retain and grow business

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Designing an eCommerce logistics network in a complex environment

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

SingPost eCommerce Marcelo Wesseler previously CEO SingPost eCommerce

Technology in Logistics
Last Mile Delivery & eCommerce
14:30
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 John Chen VP Asia C.H. Robinson

Building a Last Mile Delivery Network
  • Supplier relationships
  • Technological capabilities
  • Providing consumer visibility

Lazada Group Sean Chang SVP Operations Lazada Group

15:00
Coffee Break
15:30
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

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: Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Box24 Nithipoint Thaiyanurak CEO Box24

GoGoVan Patrick Wong Country Manager GoGoVan

Ninjavan Changwen Lai CEO Ninjavan

DMS Nutrition Devendra Pendharkar Dir Supply Chain DMS Nutrition

Sivantos Annemieke Gelder formerly VP Logistics Sivantos

16:15
Open Session
Industry 4.0 technology and the manufacturing supply chain

As modern supply chains are faced with ever-higher customer expectations, disruptive innovation and competitive pressures, the world of Industry 4.0 promises to transform supply chain management.

  • The Future is smart: Understand how robotics, 3D printing and the IoT can reduce human touchpoints to drive efficiencies and increase speed to market
  • Drive technology adoption: Take advantage of high levels of consumer technology engagement to seamlessly integrate technical capabilities and future-proof the supply chain
  • Big opportunities for big data: Reduce demand volatility & improve forecasting using data and analytics to streamline manufacturing operations.

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

16:45
Driving Innovation in Logistics

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

Driving SCM Improvements

Reliance Industries Ltd Sukumar Narasimhan SVP Supply Chain Reliance Industries Ltd

17:15
Networking Drinks Reception

Day 2 — Tuesday, 21st November

8:30

Opening Speaker: Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Technology in Supply Chain
9:00
Develop new market entry strategies for a changing world

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 Carol Chong Director – Logistics Economic Development Board Singapore

Leveraging Talent in Logistics and Supply Chain
9:30
PANEL/FIRESIDE 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

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Supply Chain Management
10:15
Supply Chain Finance
  • Key trends and challenges in managing working capital
  • What is the transformational role that CFO’s are playing todays in Supply Chain Finance?
  • Are Banks able to understand the new role in Trade Partnerships?

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

10:45
Achieve supply Chain transformation in Asia

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

11:15
Coffee Break
11:45
Roundtable Discussions
  1. Cold Chain (Growth, Infrastructure lack, Upcoming trends)
  2. IOT- Robotics in supply chain (Digitization, Time to market, Payment gateway)
  3. Transformation in skills  (Changes to workforce 2027, new skills, Gap)
  4. 3D Printing (impacts to spare parts, time to market, Inventory impacts)
  5. Regulatory/ Compliance (Increasing severity, Impacts to last mile, Cost burden, bain or burden)
  6. Post Brexit (Impacts, European FTZ's)

Table Leaders: Zuellig Pharma Darren Wedding Corp Head of Operations Zuellig Pharma

GM Motors Bipin Balakrishnan Director and Counsel, Customs and Trade GM Motors

Dimension Data Michael Koh Head of Procurement, Asia-Pacific Dimension Data

12:30
Networking Lunch
13:30
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: Levis Suresh Dalai previously Head of Retail Merchandising Levis

ECCO Scott Phillips Supply Chain Director ECCO

PCI Dominic Chan Vice President, Order Fulfilment and Planning PCI

In Transition Sanjay Desai In Transition  

Reliance Industries Ltd Sukumar Narasimhan SVP Supply Chain Reliance Industries Ltd

Distribution Models
14:15
Rethink your warehouse strategy

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

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

14:45
Enhance distribution models using the cognitive supply chain

Experience first-hand how 3PLs are minimizing logistics costs at a route-by-route level by using data to optimize physical factors and identify alternatives to centralized distribution centers.

  • Improve distribution with data: Use data to evaluate opportunities, such as decentralized nodes, to serve customers more efficiently and minimize high last mile transportation costs
  • Increase in-transit visibility: Save time on deliveries by improving driver routes using real-time stock transportation data
  • Adopt predictive analysis: Achieve greater accuracy in distribution models by incorporating real-time traffic data and freight information to reduce transit time

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

Cognitive Data and Blockchain in Logistics
15:15
From Block Train to Block Chains

With the distributed ledger concept promising to improve security and drive efficiencies throughout supply chains, find out how and why leading companies are embracing this technology.

  • Improve security: Constantly enhance security throughout the supply chain and easily identify attempted fraud with blockchains
  • Provide transparency for customers: Enable customers to make more informed decisions by giving them access to the transaction history locked in each block
  • Gain real-time feedback: Create accurate real-time forecasts, instantly communicate customer feedback to suppliers and manufacturers, and provide information to the supply chain

DB Schenker Ditlev Blicher CEO Asia Pacific DB Schenker

15:30
Breaking Down International Borders for Seamless Trade

UPS Bruce Kidwell VP Customs and Trade UPS

16:00
Conference End

Day 1 — Monday, 20th November

Moderator: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Day One Keynote Presentations
Economic Outlook in Singapore and APAC
9:00
Take advantage of Asia-Pacific growth

Gain insights into how Singapore has become a key hub for accessing APAC, and the strong opportunities this presents for both 3PLs and retailers.

  • Weigh in on the trade hub of APAC: Debate whether or not Singapore still holds its crown in the region or if shifts in regional manufacturing and global demand have put it under threat
  • Discover Smart Singapore: Find out how Singapore is ushering in a new era of connected supply chains to grow an efficient network with a smart logistics infrastructure
  • Influence the future of Singapore: With government funding aiding Singapore's position, discover ways to leverage support in order to launch competitive connected services

Caprica International Paul Bradley CEO Caprica International

9:30
Assessing the Potential of Singapore as a hub for international trade
Digitalization In Logistics
10:00
Building a Cross Border Logistics Network

JD.com Zhenhui Wang CEO JD Logistics JD.com

10:30
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

11:00
Coffee Break
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: Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Inttra Jeff Howard SVP & Chief Product Officer Inttra

Zuellig Pharma Brett Marshall Corp Head Quality & Distribution Zuellig Pharma

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

12:15
Networking Lunch
Changing 3PL Business Models
Customer Centricity
13:30
Digitalisation and Changing 3PL Business Models
  • How is digitalisation enabling new products
  • Value added services
  • Effective use of data and customer experience
  • Threat of uberization

Kuehne+Nagel Jens Drewes President – South Asia Kuehne + Nagel

Panel Discussion Session: 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: Buck Consultants Sui Leng Khoo VP Asia Pacific Buck Consultants

In Transition Sanjay Desai In Transition  

Zuellig Pharma Darren Wedding Corp Head of Operations Zuellig Pharma

Mondeléz International Manish Shakalya Global IBP Lead Mondeléz International

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

14:00
Battling Commoditization: Changing 3PL Business Models

Find out how niche markets and services provide opportunities for 3PLs to stay ahead in an increasingly competitive market.

  • Unlock the potential in spare parts manufacturing as a 3PL-offered service, adding value with defined lead time and reduced complexity
  • Deliver software solutions: Understand the benefits and costs of providing software to enable global supply chain visibility across a customer's organization
  • Establish industry vertical dominance: Leverage expertise in a single vertical to deepen market penetration and deliver tailored, customized services to retain and grow business

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Designing an eCommerce logistics network in a complex environment

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

SingPost eCommerce Marcelo Wesseler previously CEO SingPost eCommerce

Technology in Logistics
Last Mile Delivery & eCommerce
14:30
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 John Chen VP Asia C.H. Robinson

Building a Last Mile Delivery Network
  • Supplier relationships
  • Technological capabilities
  • Providing consumer visibility

Lazada Group Sean Chang SVP Operations Lazada Group

15:00
Coffee Break
15:30
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

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: Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Box24 Nithipoint Thaiyanurak CEO Box24

GoGoVan Patrick Wong Country Manager GoGoVan

Ninjavan Changwen Lai CEO Ninjavan

DMS Nutrition Devendra Pendharkar Dir Supply Chain DMS Nutrition

Sivantos Annemieke Gelder formerly VP Logistics Sivantos

16:15
Open Session
Industry 4.0 technology and the manufacturing supply chain

As modern supply chains are faced with ever-higher customer expectations, disruptive innovation and competitive pressures, the world of Industry 4.0 promises to transform supply chain management.

  • The Future is smart: Understand how robotics, 3D printing and the IoT can reduce human touchpoints to drive efficiencies and increase speed to market
  • Drive technology adoption: Take advantage of high levels of consumer technology engagement to seamlessly integrate technical capabilities and future-proof the supply chain
  • Big opportunities for big data: Reduce demand volatility & improve forecasting using data and analytics to streamline manufacturing operations.

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

16:45
Driving Innovation in Logistics

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

Driving SCM Improvements

Reliance Industries Ltd Sukumar Narasimhan SVP Supply Chain Reliance Industries Ltd

17:15
Networking Drinks Reception

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Day 2 — Tuesday, 21st November

8:30

Opening Speaker: Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Technology in Supply Chain
9:00
Develop new market entry strategies for a changing world

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 Carol Chong Director – Logistics Economic Development Board Singapore

Leveraging Talent in Logistics and Supply Chain
9:30
PANEL/FIRESIDE 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

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

Supply Chain Management
10:15
Supply Chain Finance
  • Key trends and challenges in managing working capital
  • What is the transformational role that CFO’s are playing todays in Supply Chain Finance?
  • Are Banks able to understand the new role in Trade Partnerships?

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

10:45
Achieve supply Chain transformation in Asia

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

11:15
Coffee Break
11:45
Roundtable Discussions
  1. Cold Chain (Growth, Infrastructure lack, Upcoming trends)
  2. IOT- Robotics in supply chain (Digitization, Time to market, Payment gateway)
  3. Transformation in skills  (Changes to workforce 2027, new skills, Gap)
  4. 3D Printing (impacts to spare parts, time to market, Inventory impacts)
  5. Regulatory/ Compliance (Increasing severity, Impacts to last mile, Cost burden, bain or burden)
  6. Post Brexit (Impacts, European FTZ's)

Table Leaders: Zuellig Pharma Darren Wedding Corp Head of Operations Zuellig Pharma

GM Motors Bipin Balakrishnan Director and Counsel, Customs and Trade GM Motors

Dimension Data Michael Koh Head of Procurement, Asia-Pacific Dimension Data

12:30
Networking Lunch
13:30
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: Levis Suresh Dalai previously Head of Retail Merchandising Levis

ECCO Scott Phillips Supply Chain Director ECCO

PCI Dominic Chan Vice President, Order Fulfilment and Planning PCI

In Transition Sanjay Desai In Transition  

Reliance Industries Ltd Sukumar Narasimhan SVP Supply Chain Reliance Industries Ltd

Distribution Models
14:15
Rethink your warehouse strategy

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

Speaker TBC     Speaker TBC

14:45
Enhance distribution models using the cognitive supply chain

Experience first-hand how 3PLs are minimizing logistics costs at a route-by-route level by using data to optimize physical factors and identify alternatives to centralized distribution centers.

  • Improve distribution with data: Use data to evaluate opportunities, such as decentralized nodes, to serve customers more efficiently and minimize high last mile transportation costs
  • Increase in-transit visibility: Save time on deliveries by improving driver routes using real-time stock transportation data
  • Adopt predictive analysis: Achieve greater accuracy in distribution models by incorporating real-time traffic data and freight information to reduce transit time

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

Cognitive Data and Blockchain in Logistics
15:15
From Block Train to Block Chains

With the distributed ledger concept promising to improve security and drive efficiencies throughout supply chains, find out how and why leading companies are embracing this technology.

  • Improve security: Constantly enhance security throughout the supply chain and easily identify attempted fraud with blockchains
  • Provide transparency for customers: Enable customers to make more informed decisions by giving them access to the transaction history locked in each block
  • Gain real-time feedback: Create accurate real-time forecasts, instantly communicate customer feedback to suppliers and manufacturers, and provide information to the supply chain

DB Schenker Ditlev Blicher CEO Asia Pacific DB Schenker

15:30
Breaking Down International Borders for Seamless Trade

UPS Bruce Kidwell VP Customs and Trade UPS

16:00
Conference End

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