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Conference Agenda

Pre-conference Day (16th October) :

Workshops & Open Innovation Hackathon - 1pm – 5pm
Welcome Address & Reception – 5pm onwards

Day 1 (17th October) :

Registration – 7:00am
Start – 7: 45am
Finish – 6:00pm

Day 2 (18th October) :

Start- 7:45am
Finish – 3:15pm


eft Innovation day: workshops + hackathon

Innovation is now make or break when it comes to supply chain success. In an effort to address this, we’ve put together an innovation day to give you the tools needed to drive innovation in your organization as well as see real innovation take place first-hand.

12:00
Arrival and Lunch
Purple Room
Orange Room
Green Room
1:00
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3:15
Open Innovation Hackathon

4 teams of innovators will compete to solve a real-life logistics challenge facing one of the world’s leading manufacturers. Competitors will present their pitch to an executive group of judges later in the day

Workshop: Customer - "We need you to be more innovative!" Supplier - "You don't give us enough margin to be innovative!"

By ensuring supply chain entities work together in a smarter way, businesses will be able to benefit from more efficient and effective operations… but that’s easier said than done.

When you look up “collaboration” in the dictionary, there are two definitions:

  1. The action of working with someone to produce something
  2. Traitorous cooperation with an enemy

These definitions illustrate the emotions we must deal with when we try to collaborate. On the one hand, there is the logical belief that working together must achieve something, but at the same time, we don’t want to give too much away to our “enemy”. True collaboration is the skill of overcoming our natural customer/supplier instincts to ensure the relationship is truly win-win. So, where do we start?

Through an engaging 2 part interactive session, Hugh Williams at Hughenden Consulting shares his extensive expertise and advice and provides a practical exercise on collaboration and collaborative innovation to ensure you gain the most valuable takeaways to implement straight back into your business.

Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

Workshop: Innovation Executive Workshop

This workshop will feature case studies from leading manufacturers and startups on how they have successfully implemented start-up style innovation in their organizations. Learn best practice from innovation pros in this 2-hour intensive workshop, led by Startup Bootcamp.

startupbootcamp Allison Thomas Advisor startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp Ernst Hoestra Strategic Partnerships Director Startupbootcamp

Conclify Yiouta Bouboureka CEO Conclify

Quicargo Avishai Trabelsi CEO Quicargo

3:15
Coffee Break
Purple Room
3:30
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5:00
Hackathon Pitches to Workshop Attendees

Help weigh the pros and cons of innovation team solutions by challenging teams with your industry knowledge and questions.

5:00
How Heineken is driving real innovation from the supply chain up
  • How Heineken established a General innovation strategy across the company
  • Explain the innovators brewhouse: how it works, how success is measured, who’s involved, how collaboration work, etc.
  • The role supply chain projects have specifically played in current innovation projects
  • The overarching role supply chain plays in driving innovation at Heineken

Heineken Magne Setnes Senior Director of Global Commerce Innovation Heineken

5:30
KEYNOTE: Bring Maximum Impact to your Team and Customers
  • Become more integrated with your customers: Leverage thought leadership, best practices and technology to add more value to customer relationship
  • Collaborate to innovate: Learn how to successfully incorporate your suppliers and customers into your innovation process to explore new technology and processes and bring new concepts to market
  • Who bears the cost of innovation? Hear case studies on how to make innovation work, how to share the cost and benefits and learn how you can take steps to un-blur the lines of innovation costing with your customer

Schenker AG Tom Schmitt Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics/SCM) Schenker AG

6:00
Awards and presentation of open innovation hackathon winner
6:15
Day Close & Networking Drinks

Day 1 - October 17th

Opening Sessions:
PURPLE ROOM
7:00
Registration Opens
7:45
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7:50
eyefortransport Welcome Address

eyefortransport (eft) Sarah Reynolds Project Director eyefortransport (eft)

eyefortransport (eft) Danielle Horsnell Research Director eyefortransport (eft)

7:50
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8:05
The ‘I’ word: a crash course on innovation
  • Defining innovation – can changing how you think about innovation release its full potential?
  • Practical steps for you can take to implement a formal innovation strategy within your organization
  • Gain insight into how your peers are currently embracing innovation in the industry based on eft’s latest innovation survey

eyefortransport (eft) Haley Garner Head of Research and Digital Content eyefortransport (eft)

8:05
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8:10
Chairman’s Opening Remarks and Welcome from the City of Venlo

Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

City of Venlo City of Venlo

Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Supply Chain Sessions
Purple Room
8:15
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8:45
Rethink, redesign and restructure your manufacturing footprint to stay ahead
  • Model and simulate: Leverage simulation tools to prototype your manufacturing footprint location and ‘what-if’ scenarios to save time and ensure a ‘first time’ right approach
  • Global network expansion: Discover how to provide a more efficient supply network by ensuring manufacturing site selection, capacity utilisation, and product allocation align with shifting customer patterns
  • Increase your strategic flexibility in manufacturing: Key considerations needed for supply chain agility including product demand profiles, innovation portfolios, customer proximity and brand positioning

Coty Paolo Taddeo VP Supply Chain Design Coty

8:45
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9:15
Take back control! Understand transport companies’ costs and reduce the price you pay for transport.

The trend to ever shorter planning cycles, reduced lead times and higher service levels means there is continued upward pressure on transport costs.

However, shippers can influence the price they pay for transport by understanding the real cost drivers of transport companies and using this knowledge effectively and strategically to adjust their requirements.

The presentation proposes and explains three strategies to take back control of transport costs:

  • OPTIMISE COST VS SPEED - includes ways to ensure time parameters are not over-specified which may result in increased prices
  • STANDARDISE EQUIPMENT - examples of how to complete a cost benefit analysis on any special equipment or requirements versus the additional cost of procurement
  • ANALYSE MARKET DYNAMICS - case studies and advice on why some sites or lanes have structural or organisational issues which affect the price of transport

Freightex Tim Phillips President, Europe Freightex

9:15
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9:45
The Samsung Logistics story: the age of digital sashimi
  • From outsourced services towards an in-house approach. How to deal with the increasing volatility and changes of products and lead times in our supply chain.
  • Innovation at the heart of our organization. How our Samsung DNA of continuous innovation is also present in our Supply Chain/ Logistics environment.

Samsung Robert van der Waal Deputy President (Samsung SDS EU/CIS) Samsung

9:45
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Hear how automation in manufacturing is enabling a more agile, flexible and customer driven supply chain in the optic lense industry

More information coming soon...

MEI System Fabio Verzeri Senior Director Global Operations MEI System

11:00
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11:30
Digitalization of the end-to-end value chain - what it takes to advance and come out on top

More information coming soon...

PepsiCo Ivanka Janssen VP Supply Chain ESSA (Europe/sub Saharan Africa) PepsiCo

11:30
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12:00
SC Collaboration- You know, what you get
  • Supplier Collaboration as a significant contributor to Metro customer value creation
  • How an innovative, interactive online platform contributes to transformation of collaboration

Metro Ian Perotto Director SCM Execution Center of Competence Metro

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Klingler Katja Customer Collaboration Management Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

12:00
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1:15
Lunch Break
1:15
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1:45
Pfizer sets new pharma standards in shipment visibility:End-To-End In-Transit Visibility Project
  • Pfizer is setting the new Pharma industry standard by implementing the TrackiT mobile app, the first of its kind in the industry.
  • The project supports Pfizer’s Highly Orchestrated Supply Network program.
  • The app creates full and near real-time visibility on in-transit shipments from internal and external supply locations to market affiliates.

Pfizer Filiz Harnedy Pfizer Intercompany Operations Project and Change Management Lead Pfizer

1:45
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2:30
Building a blueprint of your supply chain network
  • Conducting successful network analysis: Gain best practice on performing an analysis of your network by looking beyond labour and transportation costs to customer distribution, availability of suppliers and speed to market
  • Reducing inventory lead times – Location strategy: Learn the key criteria to consider when choosing you customisation centre location within your manufacturing site network to reduce production, handling and storage costs
  • Leveraging your redesigned network for future success: Discover the capabilities of new nodes to help drive innovation, product development and agility
  • Supply Chains need to be able to leverage insights from advanced analytics to manage a profitable response from collaboration with internal and external trading partners. This will actually transform tomorrow’s supply chains. The engine for these analytics will have to be embedded in the business process and transaction flows.

Samsung Robert van der Waal Deputy President (Samsung SDS EU/CIS) Samsung

Panasonic Oliver Dieter Philipp Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions Panasonic

open_text Rob Scholte Sr. Account Executive Benelux | Business Network OpenText

2:30
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3:30
Coffee Break
3:30
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4:00
Consumer journey – the importance of interaction with your customer

More information coming soon...

Reima Oy Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

4:00
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4:55
Let the customer dictate the rhythm of the supply chain
  • Increase customer lifetime loyalty with segmentation: Gain best practice on how and when to segment your supply chain based on customer needs to help meet their demands and expectations without drastic cost increases
  • Winning the customer: Find out how organizations should plan for and build out a strategy for a better multichannel customer experience – deliver what the customer wants by providing a seamless, unified customer experience where all the channels are joined up, cohesive and integrated
  • Be a value chain orchestrator with the customer at the centre: Respond to the voice of the customer by implementing shared KPIs and horizontal thinking across all business functions, ensuring you have end-to-end alignment that will unlock business growth

GSK Jerzy Glinkowski Consumer Health Europe Supply Chain Lead GSK

Annemieke Gelder Founder & consultant Supply Direction

Reima Oy Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

Caterpillar Dieter Degryse General Manager - EAME Transportation Caterpillar

3PL Sessions
Orange Room
8:15
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8:45
PRESENTATION: Real-time logistics
  • Changing customers, changing supply chains: the importance of data and integration will increase to drive the demand for flexible supply chain solutions and efficiency
  • How digitalization accelerates human / machine cooperation and the use of big data
  • Early proof of concepts (practical examples)

DHL Global Forwarding Joeri Kuik Vice President, Global Head of Lead Logistics Partner (LLP)/ Integrated Logistics Divisional Innovation Officer DHL Global Forwarding

8:45
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9:30
PANEL: What defines a logistics business in the 21st century?

This session explores the evolving role of the 3PL at the hands of technology. We have collated questions from our research to open the conference with a ‘quick fire’ session to help set the scene and stir up some debate over the next 2 days.

Join a panel of tech-driven logistics and incumbent 3PLs as they debate the nature of a modern logistics business and determine how to maintain relevance in the age of digitalisation; from commoditisation-driven automation to customer value creation.

  • Metrics: What metrics should you look at to gauge a 3PL’s success?
  • Investment: What have the key areas of 3PL investment been for our panel?
  • Margins: How have margins been impacted by technology shifts in the past few years and how are they expected to continue toe impacted?
  • A 3PL’s core: Where does your company fall on the people/process/technology balance? Has this shifted recently?
  • Technology: How does technology impact strategic direction and customer relationships? How does technology impact your financial structuring?
  • Automation: Will automation dictate who survives in the 3PL industry?
  • Logistics start-ups: The new tech-driven 3PL – disruptor or the future? Uncover the true value proposition they bring to customers
  • Customer requirements: What metrics do customers use for vetting logistics providers? Beyond cost, where do specialisation, customer service and technology sit?
  • Talent requirements: How is technology tech-driven altering the skill-set requirements of logistics talent?

CHEP Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration CHEP

QuiCargo Avishai Trabelsi CEO & Co-Founder QuiCargo

Cargonexx Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz CEO and Co-Founder Cargonexx

Startupbootcamp Ernst Hoestra Strategic Partnerships Director Startupbootcamp

Lanetix Marc Heeren VP EMEA, Lanetix

9:30
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9:45
Mastering complexity in supply chain planning & optimization; using big decisions to make better plans.

Key talking points:

  • Real life examples of the changes impacting transport & distribution companies
  • How to leverage advanced optimization technology to tackle the challenges at hand?
  • What benefits to expect from optimizing logistics operations?

Quintiq Lieke Schroder Senior Algorithm Expert Quintiq

9:45
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Innovation case study: exploring co-innovation in automation between Bolloré Logistics and LVMH
  • This presentation will detail the co-innovation project between Bolloré Logistics and LVMH for the automated warehouse hub in Singapore
  • Understand how the project was started and hear an illustration of the concrete case, with key learnings & dos and don’ts
  • Bolloré Logistics will also share innovation projects in eCommerce, predictive analytics and blockchain and share how their in-house innovation centre ‘B-Lab’ is creating value to the wider organisation

Bolloré Logistics Jean-Yves Gras Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics Bolloré Logistics

Bollore Logistics Singapore Nathalie Leger Head of LVMH Hub Bollore Logistics Singapore

11:00
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11:30
Presentation: Amazon has Changed The Rules: Transform Now or Get Left Behind

The rules of the delivery game have drastically changed due to Amazon’s customer-centric operations which are highly efficient and provide a superior customer experience. The resulting shift in customer expectations means that any company with goods or services that need to be delivered must keep up with these new standards. So how can 3PLs and related companies, as essential participants in this market, transform their operational structure to ensure that they can remain viable and competitive?

Bringg Aryeh Altshul VP Sales Bringg

11:30
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12:00
The impact of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence on transport, logistics and society

Hear industry case studies from companies who are leveraging cutting-edge technologies for differentiation, value creation. Understand where you should be investing.

  • Automation & robotics – where’s the ROI? Understand which modular parts of the supply chain are seeing the biggest gains from automation; from the latest applications of robotics in the warehouse to automating processes and administrative jobs
  • AI/Self-learning machines: Find out how you can affordably and effectively implement the technology du jour without having to re-jig your entire operation
  • Chatbots: they've arrived: Hear the first Chatbot case studies for logistics and find out first-hand how this technology can transform your customer service
  • The implications of tech-driven logistics on the workforce: Understand how to redefine the skill-set of your workforce, your company culture and hiring practices to keep pace with the industry

Mentat-IT Frank Salliau Independent Data Scientist & Machine Learning Expert Mentat-IT

Ahlers Stijn Beliën Master student Engineering & Management and intern Ahlers

12:00
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1:15
Lunch Break
1:15
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1:45
PRESENTATION: Blockchain – the solution to the industry’s visibility problem?

The one thing that should be on your agenda for 2017 - investigating blockchain. This session - in a series of theory presentations, pilot case studies and an audience debate – will give you key insight into how you can apply the technology to your operations and who can help you in the process.

  • The fundamentals: Learn about blockchain as a concept and the technology behind it, the difference between public and private blockchains - and why this matters to your business
  • The possibilities: Uncover the ways blockchain can transform supply chain; from smart, automated contracts to CSR, quality control and maintenance reporting so that you know when to invest or adopt to take advantage
  • The barriers: Blockchain is a nascent technology and the challenges associated before wide-adoption are huge. Form security to which providers – ask anything and make the first steps in your journey

DINALOG, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics Martijn Siebrand Program Manager Supply Chain Finance DINALOG, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics

1:45
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2:30
PANEL: Visibility and e-logistics in the connected age
  • The industry is still grappling with visibility. Why? Identify the continued barriers to end-to-end visibility and learn what role LSPs play in enabling cross-industry openness through policy and technology
  • How to get seamlessly connected: Exploring APIs, data governance and analytics in the role of aiding your connectivity
  • Adapt to more complex customer demands for visibility: Understand the key data that customers need to help them with their visibility and learn what technology to employ to deliver it

GateHouse Logistics Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse Logistics

Ahlers Christian Leysen Chairman Ahlers

INTTRA EMEA Philly Teixeira President INTTRA EMEA

arvato Consumer Products Peter Buse EVP & COO arvato Consumer Products

2:30
-
3:30
Coffee Break
3:30
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4:00
PRESENTATION: Translating innovation into real customer value
  • From service provider to collaboration enabler: Learn how CHEP drove collaboration between retailer and manufacturer customers to reduce stock-outs, increase visibility and decrease risk
  • Solving the disconnect between marketing and the shop floor: Hear how promo-tracking has allowed CHEP to embed themselves not only into their customers’ supply chains, but into marketing and sales departments too, making them an invaluable partner
  • Go the extra mile and add value: Find out how technological innovation and a partnership with loyalty card providers on in-store pallets has doubled sales for retailer customers

CHEP Christophe Loiseau SVP CHEP

4:00
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4:30
PRESENTATION: The Human Factor in Logistics

Bart Beeks is CEVA Logistics’ Managing Director for the Benelux. In his presentation, Beeks highlights how an effective human capital strategy can be a differentiator in the rapidly changing and demanding world of Logistics. Covering pertinent themes such as growth, automation and innovation, the presentation will draw on examples from CEVA’s experiences.

CEVA Logistics Bart Beeks MD Benelux CEVA Logistics

4:30
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5:00
THE DIGITAL EVOLUTION OF THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
  • A presentation filled with revelations, with a first peek at C.H. Robinson’s newly developed singly global visibility tool, including a customer testimonial by Microsoft.
  • During this presentation, you will get to look back at the digital age, and look ahead on what is still to come in the short term within the logistics industry.

    As digitalization is the cause of large-scale transformation across the logistics industry, digitally enabled logistics providers support trade growth through the creation of digitally enhanced, cross-border platforms.

    We share our view on what is needed to allow logistics companies to satisfy the growing need of customers for faster deliveries. 

C.H. Robinson Pjotr Horowitz Commercial Director C.H. Robinson

Interactive Workshops
Green Room
9:45
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:15
Digital Security across your Supply Chain

Digitalization and Data increasingly drive the latest Supply Chain trends as the Last Mile and Robotics.

Security enables and protects your business growth and customers trust.

Therefore, when you leave this breakout session you will have gained a proper (or actionable) understanding of the value of Digital Security in your Supply Chain.

Accenture Arjen Slim Managing Director Information Security Services Accenture

11:15
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12:00
Customer Workshop: Use of Data Analytics & Visual Intelligence in the Supply Chain as Key Enablers for your Company Profitable Growth

Companies need to be faster, more agile and highly flexible to meet their customer expectations on product availability, speed and quality. And this trend will continue and further increase the pressure on Supply Chain departments.

Learn how Digitalisation and the intelligent management of Supply chain data can help you to address process complexity issues and support your company’s strategic goals & Financial targets.

We will discuss possible ways how to manage this task successfully “using the Data” and provide you examples how APL Logistics was able to support it’s Key customers in the area of optimization, cost management, visibility and decision making.

The APL Logistics team is looking forward to meeting you for an exciting and interactive discussion.

Hosted by: APL Logistics Andreas Kanow Director Supply Chain Solutions APL Logistics

12:00
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1:15
Lunch Break
1:15
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1:45
China Trends impacting the International Supply Chains, The Devil is in the Detail

This workshop explores how to react to these changes. South China will be covered in detail as a practical example.

Guangzhou Port (Europe) Johannes Nanninga CEO Guangzhou Port (Europe)

1:45
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2:15
Using Drones for Stock-taking and Cycle-counting - The Upcoming Revolution in Inventory Management 

Interactive discussion will be axed around questions distributed to participants in the beginning of the session:

  • 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 Junyang Woon CEO Infinium Robotics

2:30
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3:30
Coffee Break
3:30
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4:30
PRESENTATION: Exclusive insight into the state of the market: the 2018 3PL study European launch

Join us for the European launch of the highly regarded annual 3PL Study.

  • Get direct data from thousands of surveyed top shippers and 3PLs on the state of the market and benchmark your operations against the industry standard
  • Explore how both 3PLs and shippers are working together to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains, with concrete data on 3PL-customer relationship trends
  • Get in-depth insight into 2018’s special topics, alongside the core industry markers:
    • Digitisation and Automation in Logistics
    • Blockchain for Supply Chain
    • Risk and Resilience in 3PL Shipper Relationships

Infosys Consulting Melissa Hadhazy Associate Partner Infosys Consulting

Korn Ferry International Neil Collins Regional Managing Partner, NA Industrial Markets Korn Ferry International

Infosys Consulting Shanton Wilcox Partner Infosys Consulting

4:30
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5:00
Assessment of your logistics outsourcing strategy

Based on a three-year study and data from 450 senior supply chain professionals, and in partnership with Nyenrode Business Universiteit and DSV, Districon and Supply Chain Media will presented the findings offering valuable insights into trends in logistics outsourcing strategies. Although most professionals recognize they should be focusing less on cost and more on adding value, they underestimate the potential of doing so, according to the anonymized data obtained from the Supply Chain Satellite, an online strategy-assessment tool.

Supply Chain Media Martijn Lofvers CEO & Chief Trendwatcher Supply Chain Media

Supply Chain Consultancy Company Districon Jack Pool Managing Director Supply Chain Consultancy Company Districon

5:00
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7:00
Networking Drinks Reception

Day 2 - October 18th

7:30
Registration Opens
Keynote
Purple Room
7:45
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8:30
PANEL AND INTERACTIVE DEBATE: Brexit: Are you ready?

The impact on Brexit is going to be significant and can't be ignored. This session will bring together executives who will share their planning strategies, before we ask attendees to gauge the industry’s preparedness of the coming shift.

  • Avoid future Brexit disruptions: A look at the current Brexit negotiations. Understand their potential impact on the industry and learn what outcomes could lessen any major disruptions and manage costs
  • Your customers: how are they approaching Brexit? Find out how to retain (and gain) customers as they tackle implications from warehouse locations to manufacturing operations to pricing
  • Brexit – opportunity? From helping customers navigate complexity to providing the agility necessary for their shifting supply chains; what opportunities exist post Brexit?

UPS Richard Currie Director of Public Affairs UPS

Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Jeroen Haver Advisor & Sector-Specialist Logistics Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

Deloitte Tax Lawyers Raoul Ramautarsing Director, Customs & Global Trade Deloitte Tax Lawyers

Supply Chain Sessions
Purple Room
8:35
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9:05
Cognitive Supply Chain Advisors - How cognitive solutions help IBM's supply chain professionals do their best work ever
  • The amount of information in our supply chains is increasing exponentially and no human can read, see, feel, hear and make sense of all that data that is transforming our work and our profession.
  • How can we provide assistance to our planers, our logistics managers, our supply assurance teams, our engineers and our manufacturing operations on site?
  • IBM's is on it's journey to become a cognitive supply chain, coupling the exponential knowledge digitally available with the exponential power of new technologies. The goal is to augment each supply chain professional with a cognitive advisor at hand.

IBM Matthias Graffe Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation IBM

9:05
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9:35
Printing - how disruptive to the supply chain is it?
  • Reduce lead times: Leverage 3D printing in the supply chain to reduce manufacturing lead times and allow for new designs to have a shorter time to market
  • The consumer will take charge: Assess the impact of 3D printing and its ability to put the consumer in charge producing a simplified, highly responsive, and infinitely flexible supply chain that fulfills the order
  • Change the nature of manufacturing: Find out how 3D printing allows for additive manufacturing which in turn eliminates repetitive production tasks making way for more sophisticated and complex goods

3D Systems Corporation Chaim Huijsman VP Global Logistics & Distribution 3D Systems Corporation

9:35
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Unified, connected inventory management– retail’s next frontier
  • Achieving actual end-to-end, real-time inventory visibility: How to leverage inventory tracking technology tools throughout your network to ensure omnichannel agility and avoid overstock
  • Navigate the entire supply chain ecosystem: How to use a collaborative communication platform and a customer coordination strategy to efficiently align your supply chain with demand
  • Inventory management the backbone of your inventory optimisation processes: Improve your forecasting by coordinating data between business silos to better align inventory with demand, to reduce inventory holding costs

Spar International Tom Rose Head of International Operations Spar International

11:00
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11:45
Harmonising your network with today’s modern ‘anywhere, anytime’ customer
  • Develop a robust omnichannel fulfilment network: Learn how to analyse each of your distribution nodes’ fulfilment potential based on customer demand to redesign and optimise your network
  • Become flexible at every node: Explore the viability of changing nodes within your network from warehouses to storage, fulfilment and distribution centres to increase your omnichannel agility
  • Digitising your distribution network for greater communication: Hear how to digitise your network through inter-departmental coordination and how the various systems in the stack need to interact more cohesively
  • Evolve your fulfilment strategy: Weigh the pros and cons of modern fulfilment strategies to design a system suitable for your customers’ needs: FC vs. drop-ship, etc.

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser CEO Parcelly

Spar International Tom Rose Head of International Operations Spar International

Super Group Steve Rayson Strategic Planning Manager Super Group

11:45
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12:15
PRESENTATION: Trends in logistics outsourcing strategies

Who are the price buyers, the DIY’ers and the strategic partners when it comes to logistics outsourcing?

  • For the last 3.5 years DSV together with Neyenrode Business University, Districon Consulting and Supply Chain Media have conducted a research project to map supply chains to outsourcing strategies.
  • Based on 450 assessments made by senior supply chain professionals the presentation shows why some companies should aim to be price buyers or do their own logistics.
  • Where appropriate, strategic partnership with a logistics provider can take many shapes and forms. DSV Solutions will highlight some of their most successful ones.

DSV Solutions Thomas van Vliet Marketing Director, Global Business Development DSV Solutions

DSV Solutions Hugo van Daal Global Key Account Director DSV Solutions

3PL Sessions
Orange Room
8:35
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9:05
PRESENTATION: International trade and customs; from gatekeepers to intrinsic partners in the global supply chain

More information coming soon...

GEFCO Ives Taelman Corporate Director Customs and Tax GEFCO

9:05
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9:35
PANEL: Customer demands and the impact on warehousing
  • Gain exclusive and fresh insight: Explore industry perceptions on the most desirable logistics locations in Europe and quantify the criteria which influence site selection in this exclusive look at the Prologis-eft European Logistics Hotspot report
  • Customer demands and the impact on distribution: Learn how customer supplier consolidation is impacting warehouse availability to help you hone your location strategy and warehouse capability investments
  • Trends impacting the sector: As the political ground in Europe is shifting, re-examine industry perceptions and understand what these shifts mean from distribution networks

Prologis Dirk Sosef Vice President Research & Strategy Prologis

9:35
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Harnessing the opportunities of Middle East Africa logistics
  • Get an overview of the logistics of the Middle East Africa region; encompassing the GCC countries, Iran and Iraq
  • Discover the challenges and opportunities currently being faced across the Middle East Africa region in the current and ever-changing political and economic context

Momentum Logistics Tom Nauwelaerts Managing Director Momentum Logistics

11:00
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11:30
PRESENTATION: New Silk Road Logistics and Transportation on the East-West Axis
  • The Eurasian Logistics Market – explore the new chances and challenges based on the New Silk Road megaproject; should you find a niche or reach out for mega expansion?
  • The state of the 3PL market in Eastern Europe/CIS – how to use Logisitcs Performance Index (LPI) to win as a logistics provider and manage the change driven by an increasing numbers of variable factors (geopolitics, regulations, supply chain talent challenges)
  • Key drivers of reliability as an emerging market logistics provider – know your market and clients, focus on trade lanes and integrated solutions and explore KPIs vs. real customer satisfaction to connect and win

 LogCon East Christoph Szakowski Managing Partner LogCon East

11:30
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12:15
PANEL AND INTERACTIVE DEBATE: (Anti-) Globalisation – is it a real threat?

After decades of globalisation and opportunities for logistics businesses in expanding their global footprints, protectionism and anti-trade sentiments could change the status quo. This session will identify the opportunities logistics providers can take advantage of amid instability and uncertainty.

  • Globalisation policy shifts and mitigating the risks: Discover imminent changes and the impact on your operations and how to mitigate any risk or disruption
  • Localism vs globalism - winners and losers: Localism vs globalism - winners and losers: Debate which regions and companies could be at risk of rising prices and labour shortages caused by a potential slowdown of international trade – how will these shifts impact your business – win or lose?
  • The future of global supply chains: Understand how the impact of shifting manufacturing, assembly and sourcing will change their operations… and your business

Jan de Rijk Logistics Robert Kleppers Commercial Director Jan de Rijk Logistics

Momentum Logistics Tom Nauwelaerts Managing Director Momentum Logistics

 LogCon East Christoph Szakowski Managing Partner LogCon East

12:15
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1:15
Lunch
Closing Keynotes
Orange Room
1:15
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1:45
PRESENTATION: How Intel + DHL implemented a vested outsourcing model for reverse logistics
  • This presentation will describe the collaborative approach taken by Intel’s Global Reverse Logistics organisation and DHL in EMEA over the past 3 years, and the implementation of a vested contract which is designed to reward the achievement of specific operational goals
  • Understand how this collaborative approach has also led to DHL exploring the use of Intel technology elsewhere in their supply chain to drive broader cost & efficiency improvements
  • Explore the significant savings made by Intel in the past three years, driven by the vested agreement

DHL Ruud de Groot Site Manager DHL

Intel John Hayes EMEA Supplier Manager Intel

1:45
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2:15
PANEL: Customer-Driven Trends: The future of the logistics-customer relationship

Hear from a group of 3PL executives and shippers as they debate key statements addressing the future of the logistics-customer relationship. Do they hold true for the few or the many? How would you need to adjust your own growth strategy from these learnings to align with customer demands?"

  • Investment in strategic relationships is redefining a previously service-oriented partnership, and transforming into a more solution-oriented and collaborative relationship
  • Logistics service providers are seeing gains from the differentiation of customer service, emphasizing the personal nature of the business
  • Customer service is gaining momentum on innovation and technology in terms of priority for customers
  • Customers are becoming more global but consolidating suppliers. They want to have one service provider regardless of what country or what continent
  • Innovation is being demanded by the customer, but there’s no willingness from customers to pay for

Greencarrier Freight Services Johan Jemdahl CEO Greencarrier Freight Services

DHL Ruud de Groot Site Manager DHL

Intel John Hayes EMEA Supplier Manager Intel

2:15
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3:00
syncreon + Siemens Gamesa Case Study

syncreon Otto Spaan Director of Business Development syncreon

Siemens Gamesa Cresten Flor Head of Supply Chain Towers, North Europe and Middle East Siemens Gamesa

3:00
Conference End

eft Innovation day: workshops + hackathon

Innovation is now make or break when it comes to supply chain success. In an effort to address this, we’ve put together an innovation day to give you the tools needed to drive innovation in your organization as well as see real innovation take place first-hand.

12:00
Arrival and Lunch
Purple Room
Orange Room
Green Room
1:00
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3:15
Open Innovation Hackathon

4 teams of innovators will compete to solve a real-life logistics challenge facing one of the world’s leading manufacturers. Competitors will present their pitch to an executive group of judges later in the day

Workshop: Customer - "We need you to be more innovative!" Supplier - "You don't give us enough margin to be innovative!"

By ensuring supply chain entities work together in a smarter way, businesses will be able to benefit from more efficient and effective operations… but that’s easier said than done.

When you look up “collaboration” in the dictionary, there are two definitions:

  1. The action of working with someone to produce something
  2. Traitorous cooperation with an enemy

These definitions illustrate the emotions we must deal with when we try to collaborate. On the one hand, there is the logical belief that working together must achieve something, but at the same time, we don’t want to give too much away to our “enemy”. True collaboration is the skill of overcoming our natural customer/supplier instincts to ensure the relationship is truly win-win. So, where do we start?

Through an engaging 2 part interactive session, Hugh Williams at Hughenden Consulting shares his extensive expertise and advice and provides a practical exercise on collaboration and collaborative innovation to ensure you gain the most valuable takeaways to implement straight back into your business.

Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

Workshop: Innovation Executive Workshop

This workshop will feature case studies from leading manufacturers and startups on how they have successfully implemented start-up style innovation in their organizations. Learn best practice from innovation pros in this 2-hour intensive workshop, led by Startup Bootcamp.

startupbootcamp Allison Thomas Advisor startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp Ernst Hoestra Strategic Partnerships Director Startupbootcamp

Conclify Yiouta Bouboureka CEO Conclify

Quicargo Avishai Trabelsi CEO Quicargo

3:15
Coffee Break
Purple Room
3:30
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5:00
Hackathon Pitches to Workshop Attendees

Help weigh the pros and cons of innovation team solutions by challenging teams with your industry knowledge and questions.

5:00
How Heineken is driving real innovation from the supply chain up
  • How Heineken established a General innovation strategy across the company
  • Explain the innovators brewhouse: how it works, how success is measured, who’s involved, how collaboration work, etc.
  • The role supply chain projects have specifically played in current innovation projects
  • The overarching role supply chain plays in driving innovation at Heineken

Heineken Magne Setnes Senior Director of Global Commerce Innovation Heineken

5:30
KEYNOTE: Bring Maximum Impact to your Team and Customers
  • Become more integrated with your customers: Leverage thought leadership, best practices and technology to add more value to customer relationship
  • Collaborate to innovate: Learn how to successfully incorporate your suppliers and customers into your innovation process to explore new technology and processes and bring new concepts to market
  • Who bears the cost of innovation? Hear case studies on how to make innovation work, how to share the cost and benefits and learn how you can take steps to un-blur the lines of innovation costing with your customer

Schenker AG Tom Schmitt Member of the Board of Management (Contract Logistics/SCM) Schenker AG

6:00
Awards and presentation of open innovation hackathon winner
6:15
Day Close & Networking Drinks

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Day 1 - October 17th

Opening Sessions:
PURPLE ROOM
7:00
Registration Opens
7:45
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7:50
eyefortransport Welcome Address

eyefortransport (eft) Sarah Reynolds Project Director eyefortransport (eft)

eyefortransport (eft) Danielle Horsnell Research Director eyefortransport (eft)

7:50
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8:05
The ‘I’ word: a crash course on innovation
  • Defining innovation – can changing how you think about innovation release its full potential?
  • Practical steps for you can take to implement a formal innovation strategy within your organization
  • Gain insight into how your peers are currently embracing innovation in the industry based on eft’s latest innovation survey

eyefortransport (eft) Haley Garner Head of Research and Digital Content eyefortransport (eft)

8:05
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8:10
Chairman’s Opening Remarks and Welcome from the City of Venlo

Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams MD Hughenden Consulting

City of Venlo City of Venlo

Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Supply Chain Sessions
Purple Room
8:15
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8:45
Rethink, redesign and restructure your manufacturing footprint to stay ahead
  • Model and simulate: Leverage simulation tools to prototype your manufacturing footprint location and ‘what-if’ scenarios to save time and ensure a ‘first time’ right approach
  • Global network expansion: Discover how to provide a more efficient supply network by ensuring manufacturing site selection, capacity utilisation, and product allocation align with shifting customer patterns
  • Increase your strategic flexibility in manufacturing: Key considerations needed for supply chain agility including product demand profiles, innovation portfolios, customer proximity and brand positioning

Coty Paolo Taddeo VP Supply Chain Design Coty

8:45
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9:15
Take back control! Understand transport companies’ costs and reduce the price you pay for transport.

The trend to ever shorter planning cycles, reduced lead times and higher service levels means there is continued upward pressure on transport costs.

However, shippers can influence the price they pay for transport by understanding the real cost drivers of transport companies and using this knowledge effectively and strategically to adjust their requirements.

The presentation proposes and explains three strategies to take back control of transport costs:

  • OPTIMISE COST VS SPEED - includes ways to ensure time parameters are not over-specified which may result in increased prices
  • STANDARDISE EQUIPMENT - examples of how to complete a cost benefit analysis on any special equipment or requirements versus the additional cost of procurement
  • ANALYSE MARKET DYNAMICS - case studies and advice on why some sites or lanes have structural or organisational issues which affect the price of transport

Freightex Tim Phillips President, Europe Freightex

9:15
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9:45
The Samsung Logistics story: the age of digital sashimi
  • From outsourced services towards an in-house approach. How to deal with the increasing volatility and changes of products and lead times in our supply chain.
  • Innovation at the heart of our organization. How our Samsung DNA of continuous innovation is also present in our Supply Chain/ Logistics environment.

Samsung Robert van der Waal Deputy President (Samsung SDS EU/CIS) Samsung

9:45
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Hear how automation in manufacturing is enabling a more agile, flexible and customer driven supply chain in the optic lense industry

More information coming soon...

MEI System Fabio Verzeri Senior Director Global Operations MEI System

11:00
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11:30
Digitalization of the end-to-end value chain - what it takes to advance and come out on top

More information coming soon...

PepsiCo Ivanka Janssen VP Supply Chain ESSA (Europe/sub Saharan Africa) PepsiCo

11:30
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12:00
SC Collaboration- You know, what you get
  • Supplier Collaboration as a significant contributor to Metro customer value creation
  • How an innovative, interactive online platform contributes to transformation of collaboration

Metro Ian Perotto Director SCM Execution Center of Competence Metro

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA Klingler Katja Customer Collaboration Management Henkel AG & Co. KGaA

12:00
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1:15
Lunch Break
1:15
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1:45
Pfizer sets new pharma standards in shipment visibility:End-To-End In-Transit Visibility Project
  • Pfizer is setting the new Pharma industry standard by implementing the TrackiT mobile app, the first of its kind in the industry.
  • The project supports Pfizer’s Highly Orchestrated Supply Network program.
  • The app creates full and near real-time visibility on in-transit shipments from internal and external supply locations to market affiliates.

Pfizer Filiz Harnedy Pfizer Intercompany Operations Project and Change Management Lead Pfizer

1:45
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2:30
Building a blueprint of your supply chain network
  • Conducting successful network analysis: Gain best practice on performing an analysis of your network by looking beyond labour and transportation costs to customer distribution, availability of suppliers and speed to market
  • Reducing inventory lead times – Location strategy: Learn the key criteria to consider when choosing you customisation centre location within your manufacturing site network to reduce production, handling and storage costs
  • Leveraging your redesigned network for future success: Discover the capabilities of new nodes to help drive innovation, product development and agility
  • Supply Chains need to be able to leverage insights from advanced analytics to manage a profitable response from collaboration with internal and external trading partners. This will actually transform tomorrow’s supply chains. The engine for these analytics will have to be embedded in the business process and transaction flows.

Samsung Robert van der Waal Deputy President (Samsung SDS EU/CIS) Samsung

Panasonic Oliver Dieter Philipp Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions Panasonic

open_text Rob Scholte Sr. Account Executive Benelux | Business Network OpenText

2:30
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3:30
Coffee Break
3:30
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4:00
Consumer journey – the importance of interaction with your customer

More information coming soon...

Reima Oy Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

4:00
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4:55
Let the customer dictate the rhythm of the supply chain
  • Increase customer lifetime loyalty with segmentation: Gain best practice on how and when to segment your supply chain based on customer needs to help meet their demands and expectations without drastic cost increases
  • Winning the customer: Find out how organizations should plan for and build out a strategy for a better multichannel customer experience – deliver what the customer wants by providing a seamless, unified customer experience where all the channels are joined up, cohesive and integrated
  • Be a value chain orchestrator with the customer at the centre: Respond to the voice of the customer by implementing shared KPIs and horizontal thinking across all business functions, ensuring you have end-to-end alignment that will unlock business growth

GSK Jerzy Glinkowski Consumer Health Europe Supply Chain Lead GSK

Annemieke Gelder Founder & consultant Supply Direction

Reima Oy Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

Caterpillar Dieter Degryse General Manager - EAME Transportation Caterpillar

3PL Sessions
Orange Room
8:15
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8:45
PRESENTATION: Real-time logistics
  • Changing customers, changing supply chains: the importance of data and integration will increase to drive the demand for flexible supply chain solutions and efficiency
  • How digitalization accelerates human / machine cooperation and the use of big data
  • Early proof of concepts (practical examples)

DHL Global Forwarding Joeri Kuik Vice President, Global Head of Lead Logistics Partner (LLP)/ Integrated Logistics Divisional Innovation Officer DHL Global Forwarding

8:45
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9:30
PANEL: What defines a logistics business in the 21st century?

This session explores the evolving role of the 3PL at the hands of technology. We have collated questions from our research to open the conference with a ‘quick fire’ session to help set the scene and stir up some debate over the next 2 days.

Join a panel of tech-driven logistics and incumbent 3PLs as they debate the nature of a modern logistics business and determine how to maintain relevance in the age of digitalisation; from commoditisation-driven automation to customer value creation.

  • Metrics: What metrics should you look at to gauge a 3PL’s success?
  • Investment: What have the key areas of 3PL investment been for our panel?
  • Margins: How have margins been impacted by technology shifts in the past few years and how are they expected to continue toe impacted?
  • A 3PL’s core: Where does your company fall on the people/process/technology balance? Has this shifted recently?
  • Technology: How does technology impact strategic direction and customer relationships? How does technology impact your financial structuring?
  • Automation: Will automation dictate who survives in the 3PL industry?
  • Logistics start-ups: The new tech-driven 3PL – disruptor or the future? Uncover the true value proposition they bring to customers
  • Customer requirements: What metrics do customers use for vetting logistics providers? Beyond cost, where do specialisation, customer service and technology sit?
  • Talent requirements: How is technology tech-driven altering the skill-set requirements of logistics talent?

CHEP Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration CHEP

QuiCargo Avishai Trabelsi CEO & Co-Founder QuiCargo

Cargonexx Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz CEO and Co-Founder Cargonexx

Startupbootcamp Ernst Hoestra Strategic Partnerships Director Startupbootcamp

Lanetix Marc Heeren VP EMEA, Lanetix

9:30
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9:45
Mastering complexity in supply chain planning & optimization; using big decisions to make better plans.

Key talking points:

  • Real life examples of the changes impacting transport & distribution companies
  • How to leverage advanced optimization technology to tackle the challenges at hand?
  • What benefits to expect from optimizing logistics operations?

Quintiq Lieke Schroder Senior Algorithm Expert Quintiq

9:45
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Innovation case study: exploring co-innovation in automation between Bolloré Logistics and LVMH
  • This presentation will detail the co-innovation project between Bolloré Logistics and LVMH for the automated warehouse hub in Singapore
  • Understand how the project was started and hear an illustration of the concrete case, with key learnings & dos and don’ts
  • Bolloré Logistics will also share innovation projects in eCommerce, predictive analytics and blockchain and share how their in-house innovation centre ‘B-Lab’ is creating value to the wider organisation

Bolloré Logistics Jean-Yves Gras Executive Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics Bolloré Logistics

Bollore Logistics Singapore Nathalie Leger Head of LVMH Hub Bollore Logistics Singapore

11:00
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11:30
Presentation: Amazon has Changed The Rules: Transform Now or Get Left Behind

The rules of the delivery game have drastically changed due to Amazon’s customer-centric operations which are highly efficient and provide a superior customer experience. The resulting shift in customer expectations means that any company with goods or services that need to be delivered must keep up with these new standards. So how can 3PLs and related companies, as essential participants in this market, transform their operational structure to ensure that they can remain viable and competitive?

Bringg Aryeh Altshul VP Sales Bringg

11:30
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12:00
The impact of machine learning and Artificial Intelligence on transport, logistics and society

Hear industry case studies from companies who are leveraging cutting-edge technologies for differentiation, value creation. Understand where you should be investing.

  • Automation & robotics – where’s the ROI? Understand which modular parts of the supply chain are seeing the biggest gains from automation; from the latest applications of robotics in the warehouse to automating processes and administrative jobs
  • AI/Self-learning machines: Find out how you can affordably and effectively implement the technology du jour without having to re-jig your entire operation
  • Chatbots: they've arrived: Hear the first Chatbot case studies for logistics and find out first-hand how this technology can transform your customer service
  • The implications of tech-driven logistics on the workforce: Understand how to redefine the skill-set of your workforce, your company culture and hiring practices to keep pace with the industry

Mentat-IT Frank Salliau Independent Data Scientist & Machine Learning Expert Mentat-IT

Ahlers Stijn Beliën Master student Engineering & Management and intern Ahlers

12:00
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1:15
Lunch Break
1:15
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1:45
PRESENTATION: Blockchain – the solution to the industry’s visibility problem?

The one thing that should be on your agenda for 2017 - investigating blockchain. This session - in a series of theory presentations, pilot case studies and an audience debate – will give you key insight into how you can apply the technology to your operations and who can help you in the process.

  • The fundamentals: Learn about blockchain as a concept and the technology behind it, the difference between public and private blockchains - and why this matters to your business
  • The possibilities: Uncover the ways blockchain can transform supply chain; from smart, automated contracts to CSR, quality control and maintenance reporting so that you know when to invest or adopt to take advantage
  • The barriers: Blockchain is a nascent technology and the challenges associated before wide-adoption are huge. Form security to which providers – ask anything and make the first steps in your journey

DINALOG, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics Martijn Siebrand Program Manager Supply Chain Finance DINALOG, Dutch Institute for Advanced Logistics

1:45
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2:30
PANEL: Visibility and e-logistics in the connected age
  • The industry is still grappling with visibility. Why? Identify the continued barriers to end-to-end visibility and learn what role LSPs play in enabling cross-industry openness through policy and technology
  • How to get seamlessly connected: Exploring APIs, data governance and analytics in the role of aiding your connectivity
  • Adapt to more complex customer demands for visibility: Understand the key data that customers need to help them with their visibility and learn what technology to employ to deliver it

GateHouse Logistics Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse Logistics

Ahlers Christian Leysen Chairman Ahlers

INTTRA EMEA Philly Teixeira President INTTRA EMEA

arvato Consumer Products Peter Buse EVP & COO arvato Consumer Products

2:30
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3:30
Coffee Break
3:30
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4:00
PRESENTATION: Translating innovation into real customer value
  • From service provider to collaboration enabler: Learn how CHEP drove collaboration between retailer and manufacturer customers to reduce stock-outs, increase visibility and decrease risk
  • Solving the disconnect between marketing and the shop floor: Hear how promo-tracking has allowed CHEP to embed themselves not only into their customers’ supply chains, but into marketing and sales departments too, making them an invaluable partner
  • Go the extra mile and add value: Find out how technological innovation and a partnership with loyalty card providers on in-store pallets has doubled sales for retailer customers

CHEP Christophe Loiseau SVP CHEP

4:00
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4:30
PRESENTATION: The Human Factor in Logistics

Bart Beeks is CEVA Logistics’ Managing Director for the Benelux. In his presentation, Beeks highlights how an effective human capital strategy can be a differentiator in the rapidly changing and demanding world of Logistics. Covering pertinent themes such as growth, automation and innovation, the presentation will draw on examples from CEVA’s experiences.

CEVA Logistics Bart Beeks MD Benelux CEVA Logistics

4:30
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5:00
THE DIGITAL EVOLUTION OF THE LOGISTICS INDUSTRY
  • A presentation filled with revelations, with a first peek at C.H. Robinson’s newly developed singly global visibility tool, including a customer testimonial by Microsoft.
  • During this presentation, you will get to look back at the digital age, and look ahead on what is still to come in the short term within the logistics industry.

    As digitalization is the cause of large-scale transformation across the logistics industry, digitally enabled logistics providers support trade growth through the creation of digitally enhanced, cross-border platforms.

    We share our view on what is needed to allow logistics companies to satisfy the growing need of customers for faster deliveries. 

C.H. Robinson Pjotr Horowitz Commercial Director C.H. Robinson

Interactive Workshops
Green Room
9:45
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:15
Digital Security across your Supply Chain

Digitalization and Data increasingly drive the latest Supply Chain trends as the Last Mile and Robotics.

Security enables and protects your business growth and customers trust.

Therefore, when you leave this breakout session you will have gained a proper (or actionable) understanding of the value of Digital Security in your Supply Chain.

Accenture Arjen Slim Managing Director Information Security Services Accenture

11:15
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12:00
Customer Workshop: Use of Data Analytics & Visual Intelligence in the Supply Chain as Key Enablers for your Company Profitable Growth

Companies need to be faster, more agile and highly flexible to meet their customer expectations on product availability, speed and quality. And this trend will continue and further increase the pressure on Supply Chain departments.

Learn how Digitalisation and the intelligent management of Supply chain data can help you to address process complexity issues and support your company’s strategic goals & Financial targets.

We will discuss possible ways how to manage this task successfully “using the Data” and provide you examples how APL Logistics was able to support it’s Key customers in the area of optimization, cost management, visibility and decision making.

The APL Logistics team is looking forward to meeting you for an exciting and interactive discussion.

Hosted by: APL Logistics Andreas Kanow Director Supply Chain Solutions APL Logistics

12:00
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1:15
Lunch Break
1:15
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1:45
China Trends impacting the International Supply Chains, The Devil is in the Detail

This workshop explores how to react to these changes. South China will be covered in detail as a practical example.

Guangzhou Port (Europe) Johannes Nanninga CEO Guangzhou Port (Europe)

1:45
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2:15
Using Drones for Stock-taking and Cycle-counting - The Upcoming Revolution in Inventory Management 

Interactive discussion will be axed around questions distributed to participants in the beginning of the session:

  • 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 Junyang Woon CEO Infinium Robotics

2:30
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3:30
Coffee Break
3:30
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4:30
PRESENTATION: Exclusive insight into the state of the market: the 2018 3PL study European launch

Join us for the European launch of the highly regarded annual 3PL Study.

  • Get direct data from thousands of surveyed top shippers and 3PLs on the state of the market and benchmark your operations against the industry standard
  • Explore how both 3PLs and shippers are working together to improve and enhance their businesses and supply chains, with concrete data on 3PL-customer relationship trends
  • Get in-depth insight into 2018’s special topics, alongside the core industry markers:
    • Digitisation and Automation in Logistics
    • Blockchain for Supply Chain
    • Risk and Resilience in 3PL Shipper Relationships

Infosys Consulting Melissa Hadhazy Associate Partner Infosys Consulting

Korn Ferry International Neil Collins Regional Managing Partner, NA Industrial Markets Korn Ferry International

Infosys Consulting Shanton Wilcox Partner Infosys Consulting

4:30
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5:00
Assessment of your logistics outsourcing strategy

Based on a three-year study and data from 450 senior supply chain professionals, and in partnership with Nyenrode Business Universiteit and DSV, Districon and Supply Chain Media will presented the findings offering valuable insights into trends in logistics outsourcing strategies. Although most professionals recognize they should be focusing less on cost and more on adding value, they underestimate the potential of doing so, according to the anonymized data obtained from the Supply Chain Satellite, an online strategy-assessment tool.

Supply Chain Media Martijn Lofvers CEO & Chief Trendwatcher Supply Chain Media

Supply Chain Consultancy Company Districon Jack Pool Managing Director Supply Chain Consultancy Company Districon

5:00
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7:00
Networking Drinks Reception

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Day 2 - October 18th

7:30
Registration Opens
Keynote
Purple Room
7:45
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8:30
PANEL AND INTERACTIVE DEBATE: Brexit: Are you ready?

The impact on Brexit is going to be significant and can't be ignored. This session will bring together executives who will share their planning strategies, before we ask attendees to gauge the industry’s preparedness of the coming shift.

  • Avoid future Brexit disruptions: A look at the current Brexit negotiations. Understand their potential impact on the industry and learn what outcomes could lessen any major disruptions and manage costs
  • Your customers: how are they approaching Brexit? Find out how to retain (and gain) customers as they tackle implications from warehouse locations to manufacturing operations to pricing
  • Brexit – opportunity? From helping customers navigate complexity to providing the agility necessary for their shifting supply chains; what opportunities exist post Brexit?

UPS Richard Currie Director of Public Affairs UPS

Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency Jeroen Haver Advisor & Sector-Specialist Logistics Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency

Deloitte Tax Lawyers Raoul Ramautarsing Director, Customs & Global Trade Deloitte Tax Lawyers

Supply Chain Sessions
Purple Room
8:35
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9:05
Cognitive Supply Chain Advisors - How cognitive solutions help IBM's supply chain professionals do their best work ever
  • The amount of information in our supply chains is increasing exponentially and no human can read, see, feel, hear and make sense of all that data that is transforming our work and our profession.
  • How can we provide assistance to our planers, our logistics managers, our supply assurance teams, our engineers and our manufacturing operations on site?
  • IBM's is on it's journey to become a cognitive supply chain, coupling the exponential knowledge digitally available with the exponential power of new technologies. The goal is to augment each supply chain professional with a cognitive advisor at hand.

IBM Matthias Graffe Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation IBM

9:05
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9:35
Printing - how disruptive to the supply chain is it?
  • Reduce lead times: Leverage 3D printing in the supply chain to reduce manufacturing lead times and allow for new designs to have a shorter time to market
  • The consumer will take charge: Assess the impact of 3D printing and its ability to put the consumer in charge producing a simplified, highly responsive, and infinitely flexible supply chain that fulfills the order
  • Change the nature of manufacturing: Find out how 3D printing allows for additive manufacturing which in turn eliminates repetitive production tasks making way for more sophisticated and complex goods

3D Systems Corporation Chaim Huijsman VP Global Logistics & Distribution 3D Systems Corporation

9:35
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Unified, connected inventory management– retail’s next frontier
  • Achieving actual end-to-end, real-time inventory visibility: How to leverage inventory tracking technology tools throughout your network to ensure omnichannel agility and avoid overstock
  • Navigate the entire supply chain ecosystem: How to use a collaborative communication platform and a customer coordination strategy to efficiently align your supply chain with demand
  • Inventory management the backbone of your inventory optimisation processes: Improve your forecasting by coordinating data between business silos to better align inventory with demand, to reduce inventory holding costs

Spar International Tom Rose Head of International Operations Spar International

11:00
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11:45
Harmonising your network with today’s modern ‘anywhere, anytime’ customer
  • Develop a robust omnichannel fulfilment network: Learn how to analyse each of your distribution nodes’ fulfilment potential based on customer demand to redesign and optimise your network
  • Become flexible at every node: Explore the viability of changing nodes within your network from warehouses to storage, fulfilment and distribution centres to increase your omnichannel agility
  • Digitising your distribution network for greater communication: Hear how to digitise your network through inter-departmental coordination and how the various systems in the stack need to interact more cohesively
  • Evolve your fulfilment strategy: Weigh the pros and cons of modern fulfilment strategies to design a system suitable for your customers’ needs: FC vs. drop-ship, etc.

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser CEO Parcelly

Spar International Tom Rose Head of International Operations Spar International

Super Group Steve Rayson Strategic Planning Manager Super Group

11:45
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12:15
PRESENTATION: Trends in logistics outsourcing strategies

Who are the price buyers, the DIY’ers and the strategic partners when it comes to logistics outsourcing?

  • For the last 3.5 years DSV together with Neyenrode Business University, Districon Consulting and Supply Chain Media have conducted a research project to map supply chains to outsourcing strategies.
  • Based on 450 assessments made by senior supply chain professionals the presentation shows why some companies should aim to be price buyers or do their own logistics.
  • Where appropriate, strategic partnership with a logistics provider can take many shapes and forms. DSV Solutions will highlight some of their most successful ones.

DSV Solutions Thomas van Vliet Marketing Director, Global Business Development DSV Solutions

DSV Solutions Hugo van Daal Global Key Account Director DSV Solutions

3PL Sessions
Orange Room
8:35
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9:05
PRESENTATION: International trade and customs; from gatekeepers to intrinsic partners in the global supply chain

More information coming soon...

GEFCO Ives Taelman Corporate Director Customs and Tax GEFCO

9:05
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9:35
PANEL: Customer demands and the impact on warehousing
  • Gain exclusive and fresh insight: Explore industry perceptions on the most desirable logistics locations in Europe and quantify the criteria which influence site selection in this exclusive look at the Prologis-eft European Logistics Hotspot report
  • Customer demands and the impact on distribution: Learn how customer supplier consolidation is impacting warehouse availability to help you hone your location strategy and warehouse capability investments
  • Trends impacting the sector: As the political ground in Europe is shifting, re-examine industry perceptions and understand what these shifts mean from distribution networks

Prologis Dirk Sosef Vice President Research & Strategy Prologis

9:35
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10:30
Coffee Break
10:30
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11:00
Harnessing the opportunities of Middle East Africa logistics
  • Get an overview of the logistics of the Middle East Africa region; encompassing the GCC countries, Iran and Iraq
  • Discover the challenges and opportunities currently being faced across the Middle East Africa region in the current and ever-changing political and economic context

Momentum Logistics Tom Nauwelaerts Managing Director Momentum Logistics

11:00
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11:30
PRESENTATION: New Silk Road Logistics and Transportation on the East-West Axis
  • The Eurasian Logistics Market – explore the new chances and challenges based on the New Silk Road megaproject; should you find a niche or reach out for mega expansion?
  • The state of the 3PL market in Eastern Europe/CIS – how to use Logisitcs Performance Index (LPI) to win as a logistics provider and manage the change driven by an increasing numbers of variable factors (geopolitics, regulations, supply chain talent challenges)
  • Key drivers of reliability as an emerging market logistics provider – know your market and clients, focus on trade lanes and integrated solutions and explore KPIs vs. real customer satisfaction to connect and win

 LogCon East Christoph Szakowski Managing Partner LogCon East

11:30
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12:15
PANEL AND INTERACTIVE DEBATE: (Anti-) Globalisation – is it a real threat?

After decades of globalisation and opportunities for logistics businesses in expanding their global footprints, protectionism and anti-trade sentiments could change the status quo. This session will identify the opportunities logistics providers can take advantage of amid instability and uncertainty.

  • Globalisation policy shifts and mitigating the risks: Discover imminent changes and the impact on your operations and how to mitigate any risk or disruption
  • Localism vs globalism - winners and losers: Localism vs globalism - winners and losers: Debate which regions and companies could be at risk of rising prices and labour shortages caused by a potential slowdown of international trade – how will these shifts impact your business – win or lose?
  • The future of global supply chains: Understand how the impact of shifting manufacturing, assembly and sourcing will change their operations… and your business

Jan de Rijk Logistics Robert Kleppers Commercial Director Jan de Rijk Logistics

Momentum Logistics Tom Nauwelaerts Managing Director Momentum Logistics

 LogCon East Christoph Szakowski Managing Partner LogCon East

12:15
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1:15
Lunch
Closing Keynotes
Orange Room
1:15
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1:45
PRESENTATION: How Intel + DHL implemented a vested outsourcing model for reverse logistics
  • This presentation will describe the collaborative approach taken by Intel’s Global Reverse Logistics organisation and DHL in EMEA over the past 3 years, and the implementation of a vested contract which is designed to reward the achievement of specific operational goals
  • Understand how this collaborative approach has also led to DHL exploring the use of Intel technology elsewhere in their supply chain to drive broader cost & efficiency improvements
  • Explore the significant savings made by Intel in the past three years, driven by the vested agreement

DHL Ruud de Groot Site Manager DHL

Intel John Hayes EMEA Supplier Manager Intel

1:45
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2:15
PANEL: Customer-Driven Trends: The future of the logistics-customer relationship

Hear from a group of 3PL executives and shippers as they debate key statements addressing the future of the logistics-customer relationship. Do they hold true for the few or the many? How would you need to adjust your own growth strategy from these learnings to align with customer demands?"

  • Investment in strategic relationships is redefining a previously service-oriented partnership, and transforming into a more solution-oriented and collaborative relationship
  • Logistics service providers are seeing gains from the differentiation of customer service, emphasizing the personal nature of the business
  • Customer service is gaining momentum on innovation and technology in terms of priority for customers
  • Customers are becoming more global but consolidating suppliers. They want to have one service provider regardless of what country or what continent
  • Innovation is being demanded by the customer, but there’s no willingness from customers to pay for

Greencarrier Freight Services Johan Jemdahl CEO Greencarrier Freight Services

DHL Ruud de Groot Site Manager DHL

Intel John Hayes EMEA Supplier Manager Intel

2:15
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3:00
syncreon + Siemens Gamesa Case Study

syncreon Otto Spaan Director of Business Development syncreon

Siemens Gamesa Cresten Flor Head of Supply Chain Towers, North Europe and Middle East Siemens Gamesa

3:00
Conference End

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