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Day 1 - October 17th

07:30
Registration Opens
7:45
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8:00
eyefortransport Welcome Address & Chairman's Opening Remarks

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

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

Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams Managing Partner Hughenden Consulting

Keynote
08:00
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08:30
KEYNOTE: The state of the supply chain and logistics market

In this presentation, we'll discuss the main disruptive forces in supply chain and provide delegates with an all-encompassing view of the state of the market; from consumer demands to technology advancements.

  • From the imminent reality of autonomous vehicles to the very latest technology innovations – what decisions do you need to be making now for the next revolution in supply chain?
  • Customer-driven trends and cost pressures: Gain insight into macro customer trends to enable your own business strategy – ensuring customer satisfaction, profitability and closer partnerships
  • Finding opportunities amongst shifting global demand: Learn how the impact of (anti-) globalisation, de-regulation and infrastructure investments is creating opportunities to develop your business strategy

Kuehne + Nagel International AG Gianfranco Sgro EVP Contract Logistics - Member of Management Board Kuehne + Nagel

3PL Sessions
8:30
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9:00
PRESENTATION: Innovation in Logistics

Session details TBC…

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

9:00
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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 Christophe Loiseau SVP CHEP

QuiCargo Avishai Trabelsi CEO & Co-Founder QuiCargo

Cargonexx Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz CEO and Co-Founder Cargonexx

INSEAD Ernst Hoestra Entrepreneur in Residence INSEAD

9:45
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10:00
PRESENTATION: The big data opportunity: leveraging optimization technology in the supply chain

In all industries there is a trend of collecting Big Data, also for 3PLs. You store data on service times, travel times and all other variable factors you come across during the day. This data can be used to optimize your supply chain.

  • Improving your supply chain: there are many areas in which a supply chain can be improved, think about lower costs or better delivery performance. Learn more about how this improvement can be achieved.
  • Handling disruptions: having a static plan is not sufficient. During the day there are disruptions and when this happens you still need to have a good plan.
  • Being able to respond fast: fast beats big. Being able to respond fast is key in handling disruptions and keeping your customers satisfied.

Quintiq Lieke Schreurs Senior Algorithm Expert Quintiq

10:00
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10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
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11:15
PRESENTATION: Taking your 3PL from tech-user to tech-innovator
  • Building a successful innovation roadmap: Learn how to build your own specialist innovation structure and translate innovation investment strategies into ROI and a competitive advantage
  • Tech-driven logistics are taking market share - how do you stem the flow? How established 3PLs are leveraging technology investments to drive innovation, enable global operations and ward off the threat of tech-driven competition
  • Improving customer-driven innovation through collaboration: Hear from successful Customer/LSP collaborations on how they adopted new technologies and developed their own innovation processes for greater gains

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

11:15
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11:45
Presentation: Gatehouse

Session details TBC…

GateHouse Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse

11:45
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12:15
PRESENTATION: Window shopping the logistics-tech market – where to focus your investment

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

12:15
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1:30
Lunch Break
1:30
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2:15
PRESENTATIONS AND DEBATE: 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

2:15
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3:00
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 Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse

Ahlers Stijn Beliën Master student Engineering & Management and intern Ahlers

Supply Chain Sessions
8:30
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9:00
From supply chain to supply network. Gaining the advantage
  • Consolidate your services, systems and software: How to leverage a central operations centre to eliminate small subsidiaries, reduce supply chain complexity and ensure inventory is managed optimally
  • Move from a chain to a network: Discover how building a network oriented supply base for efficient decision-making and increased agility while decreasing risk
  • Building digital collaboration: Find out the best options for building digital connections with your supply chain partners to facilitate your network-oriented supply chain design to become a more centralised organisation
  • Ensure network re-design readiness – creating a technology roadmap: Understand the importance of a shared vision with your strategic partners so you implement the right tech tools to achieve greater visibility and responsiveness together

Colgate Palmolive Ann Tracy VP Customer Service & Logistics and Sustainability Europe Colgate Palmolive

9:00
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9:30
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

9:30
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10:00
Once you have run three tenders the buying savings our out – how do you find cost improvement in a market pressuring shorter lead times and smaller load size?

Session details TBC…

Freightex Tim Phillips President, Europe Freightex

10:00
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10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
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11:30
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

Samsung Diederik Brand Director Business Strategy Samsung

Panasonic Oliver Dieter Philipp Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions Panasonic

11:30
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12:00
Automation – the new digital reality
  • Automation is transforming all facets of supply chain from sales to forecasting, replenishment to distribution.
  • This session explores how data and machine learning are transforming supply chain, and what steps you need to take to keep up with the industry
  • Discover how to capitalise on your data by making informed decision on customer insights to improve operational efficiency and end-to end supply chain gains.

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

12:15
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1:30
Lunch Break
1:30
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2:00
Robots and the power of cognitive computing
  • The power of prediction and simulation: Incorporate pattern recognition and statistical forecasting algorithms into your demand data and better decisions making for inventory placement
  • Automating market responsiveness to better meet customer demand: How to build a supply chain that automatically responds to demand through the implementation of prescriptive AI
  • Robots – reality and practicality: Uncover their current limits and discover where manual processes will decrease while improving accuracy, speed and reducing costs
  • Automate with your partners: Learn how data exchange automation will help increase your supply chain velocity and responsiveness while cutting out errors, delays and risk

IBM Matthias Graffe Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation IBM

2:00
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2:30
Data: The core to supply chain success
  • Data – the path to real-time: Gain best practice on integrating key metrics across business silos to enable intelligence decision-making and customer prioritisation
  • Translating digital: Debate the nature of the dashboard in the age of AI – learn what metrics are increasingly critical now that automation is a major part of your operations
  • Optimise inventory management through end-to-end connectivity: Explore how IoT is becoming a critical tool to manage lead-times and freight networks
  • Turning supply chain data into intelligence: Discover how to effectively collect data directly from customers and leverage it to provide personalized services and customised products, without relying on point-of-sale data

Bridgestone Henri-Xavier Benoist VP Logistic and Supply Chain Management Bridgestone

2:30
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3:00
3D 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

3:00
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3:45
Coffee Break
3:45
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4:15
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

4:15
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4:45
PRESENTATION: New solutions/VAS to create more strategic partnerships
  • Winning VAS in the age of on-demand: Explore modern value-adds such as repacking, relabelling, late postponement and customisation to see how you can implement them into your own operations seamlessly
  • Beyond logistics services: How to leverage your assets – data, industry expertise, etc. – to provide your customers with non-traditional services from eCommerce portal management to consulting and how they increase your margins

CEVA Bart Beeks MD Benelux CEVA Logistics

4:45
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5:15
Presentation: C.H. Robinson Presentation

Session details TBC…

C.H. Robinson Chris Mills Director of Transportation Europe C.H. Robinson

Closing Keynote
5:15
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6:00
KEYNOTE: Customer-driven innovation
  • 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

5:45
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6:45
Networking Drinks Reception

Day 2 - October 18th

7:30
Registration Opens
7:45
-
8:00
eyefortransport Welcome Address

eyefortransport (eft) Haley Garner Project Director eyefortransport (eft)

Keynote
8:00
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8:45
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 pathways. Understand their potential impact on the industry and learn what decisions you can make now to 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

3PL Sessions
8:45
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9:15
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

9:15
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10:00
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 Sebastiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk Logistics

Momentum Logistics Tom Nauwelaerts Managing Director Momentum Logistics

AsstrA Christoph Szakowski Chief Operating Officer (COO) AsstrA

10:00
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10:45
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

11:15
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11:45
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

11:45
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12:15
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

AsstrA Christoph Szakowski Chief Operating Officer (COO) AsstrA

11:00
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11:30
Lunch Break
Supply Chain Sessions
8:45
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9:15
How smart supply chain segmentation and standardization can deliver world class end-to-end customer experiences
  • How to make deliberate choices of linking business strategies to supply chain strategies to create customer centricity
  • How to use smart supply chain segmentation and supply chain standardization to compete in the market and implement the chosen customer experiences which the organization wants to deliver
  • How to develop supply chain capabilities linked to people, processes, technology and metrics and deploy the chosen supply chain strategy to compete and win being a customer centricity leader

Johnson Controls Frank Vorrath VP Global Supply Chain Johnson Controls

9:15
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9:45
The rules of a consumer centric supply chain
  • Put the consumer first every: Learn how to build customer profiles of your key business segments to enable your team to make consumer-centric decisions at every turn
  • Get a 360° view of your customers: Enhance your visibility of customer behaviour by applying integrating customer-facing digital offerings such as apps, web portals and customer service initiatives to gain a comprehensive picture of behaviour, preferences and market trends
  • The power of predication and simulation: Learn how to align your customer data with AI to help you pre-emptively align inventory with demand to help increase the customer experience

Vodafone Frank Tenbusch VP Global Supply Chain Management Vodafone

10:00
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10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
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11:15
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

ABB Mark Messow VP Supply Chain Excellence ABB

liberty_global Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain Liberty Global

11:15
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11:45
Omnichannel retail experience – be obsessed with your customer
  • Unlocking your customers: Gain best practice on building an accurate picture of your customer - from creating customer profiles to step by step touchpoint feedback mechanisms
  • Build a strategy for aligning inventory with demand: Learn how segmenting your customer base can help you better align your inventory with expected demand
  • Maintaining your ‘customer-centric’ strategy: Learn how to leverage unstructured data through every customer touchpoint to ensure your omnichannel strategy keeps pace with customer change
  • Defining ‘customer-centric’: Debate the benefits of coordinating with your marketing and sales teams to translate your company vision and brand into your omnichannel operations

Metro AG Patrick Dittli Global Director Supply Chain Management Metro AG

11:45
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12:15
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

12:15
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1:30
Lunch
Closing Keynotes
1:30 – 2:15
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.

Bringg Raanan Cohen Co-Founder and CEO Bringg

Disney Edwin Van Der Meerendonk VP European Operations Disney

Reima Oy Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

2:15
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2:45
Logistics: The true partner of eCommerce
  • Achieve true differentiation: Hear what type of services you need to provide to truly stand out as an eCommerce provider; from financial integration services to a movement from B2B to B2C provisions
  • Direct-to-Consumer for Manufacturers - becoming an invaluable partner: Learn what manufacturers need to achieve their direct-to-consumer selling goals and how your business can play a key role
  • The customer and the customer’s customer: Find out how to be end-user centric to differentiate your business and satisfy your customers

arvato Consumer Products Peter Buse EVP & COO arvato Consumer Products

2:45
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3:15
eCommerce: Driver for growth or a catalyst for failure?

The Zalandos, Amazons and Alibabas of the world have a business model that is difficult for some 3PLs to replicate. We explore ways in which you can use eCommerce for growth while avoiding the pitfalls.

  • Following the shipper: Make eCommerce profitable for your logistics organisation – how you can add value without sacrificing profitability
  • Future growth markets: Evaluating the next eCommerce hotspots. When will the UK level out? Is Southern Europe the next growth area?
  • Reacting to Amazon/Zalando/Alibaba-like business models: Explore the risk areas for 3PLs striving for this type of business model and learn how collaboration and a willingness to share data will enable your competitiveness

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser CEO Parcelly

3:15
Conference End

Day 1 - October 17th

07:30
Registration Opens
7:45
-
8:00
eyefortransport Welcome Address & Chairman's Opening Remarks

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

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

Hughenden Consulting Hugh Williams Managing Partner Hughenden Consulting

Keynote
08:00
-
08:30
KEYNOTE: The state of the supply chain and logistics market

In this presentation, we'll discuss the main disruptive forces in supply chain and provide delegates with an all-encompassing view of the state of the market; from consumer demands to technology advancements.

  • From the imminent reality of autonomous vehicles to the very latest technology innovations – what decisions do you need to be making now for the next revolution in supply chain?
  • Customer-driven trends and cost pressures: Gain insight into macro customer trends to enable your own business strategy – ensuring customer satisfaction, profitability and closer partnerships
  • Finding opportunities amongst shifting global demand: Learn how the impact of (anti-) globalisation, de-regulation and infrastructure investments is creating opportunities to develop your business strategy

Kuehne + Nagel International AG Gianfranco Sgro EVP Contract Logistics - Member of Management Board Kuehne + Nagel

3PL Sessions
8:30
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9:00
PRESENTATION: Innovation in Logistics

Session details TBC…

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

9:00
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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 Christophe Loiseau SVP CHEP

QuiCargo Avishai Trabelsi CEO & Co-Founder QuiCargo

Cargonexx Rolf-Dieter Lafrenz CEO and Co-Founder Cargonexx

INSEAD Ernst Hoestra Entrepreneur in Residence INSEAD

9:45
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10:00
PRESENTATION: The big data opportunity: leveraging optimization technology in the supply chain

In all industries there is a trend of collecting Big Data, also for 3PLs. You store data on service times, travel times and all other variable factors you come across during the day. This data can be used to optimize your supply chain.

  • Improving your supply chain: there are many areas in which a supply chain can be improved, think about lower costs or better delivery performance. Learn more about how this improvement can be achieved.
  • Handling disruptions: having a static plan is not sufficient. During the day there are disruptions and when this happens you still need to have a good plan.
  • Being able to respond fast: fast beats big. Being able to respond fast is key in handling disruptions and keeping your customers satisfied.

Quintiq Lieke Schreurs Senior Algorithm Expert Quintiq

10:00
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10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
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11:15
PRESENTATION: Taking your 3PL from tech-user to tech-innovator
  • Building a successful innovation roadmap: Learn how to build your own specialist innovation structure and translate innovation investment strategies into ROI and a competitive advantage
  • Tech-driven logistics are taking market share - how do you stem the flow? How established 3PLs are leveraging technology investments to drive innovation, enable global operations and ward off the threat of tech-driven competition
  • Improving customer-driven innovation through collaboration: Hear from successful Customer/LSP collaborations on how they adopted new technologies and developed their own innovation processes for greater gains

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

11:15
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11:45
Presentation: Gatehouse

Session details TBC…

GateHouse Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse

11:45
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12:15
PRESENTATION: Window shopping the logistics-tech market – where to focus your investment

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

12:15
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1:30
Lunch Break
1:30
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2:15
PRESENTATIONS AND DEBATE: 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

2:15
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3:00
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 Jesper Bennike CEO GateHouse

Ahlers Stijn Beliën Master student Engineering & Management and intern Ahlers

Supply Chain Sessions
8:30
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9:00
From supply chain to supply network. Gaining the advantage
  • Consolidate your services, systems and software: How to leverage a central operations centre to eliminate small subsidiaries, reduce supply chain complexity and ensure inventory is managed optimally
  • Move from a chain to a network: Discover how building a network oriented supply base for efficient decision-making and increased agility while decreasing risk
  • Building digital collaboration: Find out the best options for building digital connections with your supply chain partners to facilitate your network-oriented supply chain design to become a more centralised organisation
  • Ensure network re-design readiness – creating a technology roadmap: Understand the importance of a shared vision with your strategic partners so you implement the right tech tools to achieve greater visibility and responsiveness together

Colgate Palmolive Ann Tracy VP Customer Service & Logistics and Sustainability Europe Colgate Palmolive

9:00
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9:30
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

9:30
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10:00
Once you have run three tenders the buying savings our out – how do you find cost improvement in a market pressuring shorter lead times and smaller load size?

Session details TBC…

Freightex Tim Phillips President, Europe Freightex

10:00
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10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
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11:30
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

Samsung Diederik Brand Director Business Strategy Samsung

Panasonic Oliver Dieter Philipp Director Supply Chain Strategy & Solutions Panasonic

11:30
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12:00
Automation – the new digital reality
  • Automation is transforming all facets of supply chain from sales to forecasting, replenishment to distribution.
  • This session explores how data and machine learning are transforming supply chain, and what steps you need to take to keep up with the industry
  • Discover how to capitalise on your data by making informed decision on customer insights to improve operational efficiency and end-to end supply chain gains.

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

12:15
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1:30
Lunch Break
1:30
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2:00
Robots and the power of cognitive computing
  • The power of prediction and simulation: Incorporate pattern recognition and statistical forecasting algorithms into your demand data and better decisions making for inventory placement
  • Automating market responsiveness to better meet customer demand: How to build a supply chain that automatically responds to demand through the implementation of prescriptive AI
  • Robots – reality and practicality: Uncover their current limits and discover where manual processes will decrease while improving accuracy, speed and reducing costs
  • Automate with your partners: Learn how data exchange automation will help increase your supply chain velocity and responsiveness while cutting out errors, delays and risk

IBM Matthias Graffe Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation IBM

2:00
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2:30
Data: The core to supply chain success
  • Data – the path to real-time: Gain best practice on integrating key metrics across business silos to enable intelligence decision-making and customer prioritisation
  • Translating digital: Debate the nature of the dashboard in the age of AI – learn what metrics are increasingly critical now that automation is a major part of your operations
  • Optimise inventory management through end-to-end connectivity: Explore how IoT is becoming a critical tool to manage lead-times and freight networks
  • Turning supply chain data into intelligence: Discover how to effectively collect data directly from customers and leverage it to provide personalized services and customised products, without relying on point-of-sale data

Bridgestone Henri-Xavier Benoist VP Logistic and Supply Chain Management Bridgestone

2:30
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3:00
3D 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

3:00
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3:45
Coffee Break
3:45
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4:15
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

4:15
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4:45
PRESENTATION: New solutions/VAS to create more strategic partnerships
  • Winning VAS in the age of on-demand: Explore modern value-adds such as repacking, relabelling, late postponement and customisation to see how you can implement them into your own operations seamlessly
  • Beyond logistics services: How to leverage your assets – data, industry expertise, etc. – to provide your customers with non-traditional services from eCommerce portal management to consulting and how they increase your margins

CEVA Bart Beeks MD Benelux CEVA Logistics

4:45
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5:15
Presentation: C.H. Robinson Presentation

Session details TBC…

C.H. Robinson Chris Mills Director of Transportation Europe C.H. Robinson

Closing Keynote
5:15
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6:00
KEYNOTE: Customer-driven innovation
  • 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

5:45
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6:45
Networking Drinks Reception

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Day 2 - October 18th

7:30
Registration Opens
7:45
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8:00
eyefortransport Welcome Address

eyefortransport (eft) Haley Garner Project Director eyefortransport (eft)

Keynote
8:00
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8:45
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 pathways. Understand their potential impact on the industry and learn what decisions you can make now to 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

3PL Sessions
8:45
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9:15
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

9:15
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10:00
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 Sebastiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk Logistics

Momentum Logistics Tom Nauwelaerts Managing Director Momentum Logistics

AsstrA Christoph Szakowski Chief Operating Officer (COO) AsstrA

10:00
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10:45
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

11:15
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11:45
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

11:45
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12:15
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

AsstrA Christoph Szakowski Chief Operating Officer (COO) AsstrA

11:00
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11:30
Lunch Break
Supply Chain Sessions
8:45
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9:15
How smart supply chain segmentation and standardization can deliver world class end-to-end customer experiences
  • How to make deliberate choices of linking business strategies to supply chain strategies to create customer centricity
  • How to use smart supply chain segmentation and supply chain standardization to compete in the market and implement the chosen customer experiences which the organization wants to deliver
  • How to develop supply chain capabilities linked to people, processes, technology and metrics and deploy the chosen supply chain strategy to compete and win being a customer centricity leader

Johnson Controls Frank Vorrath VP Global Supply Chain Johnson Controls

9:15
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9:45
The rules of a consumer centric supply chain
  • Put the consumer first every: Learn how to build customer profiles of your key business segments to enable your team to make consumer-centric decisions at every turn
  • Get a 360° view of your customers: Enhance your visibility of customer behaviour by applying integrating customer-facing digital offerings such as apps, web portals and customer service initiatives to gain a comprehensive picture of behaviour, preferences and market trends
  • The power of predication and simulation: Learn how to align your customer data with AI to help you pre-emptively align inventory with demand to help increase the customer experience

Vodafone Frank Tenbusch VP Global Supply Chain Management Vodafone

10:00
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10:45
Coffee Break
10:45
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11:15
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

ABB Mark Messow VP Supply Chain Excellence ABB

liberty_global Anita Arts Managing Director Global Supply Chain Liberty Global

11:15
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11:45
Omnichannel retail experience – be obsessed with your customer
  • Unlocking your customers: Gain best practice on building an accurate picture of your customer - from creating customer profiles to step by step touchpoint feedback mechanisms
  • Build a strategy for aligning inventory with demand: Learn how segmenting your customer base can help you better align your inventory with expected demand
  • Maintaining your ‘customer-centric’ strategy: Learn how to leverage unstructured data through every customer touchpoint to ensure your omnichannel strategy keeps pace with customer change
  • Defining ‘customer-centric’: Debate the benefits of coordinating with your marketing and sales teams to translate your company vision and brand into your omnichannel operations

Metro AG Patrick Dittli Global Director Supply Chain Management Metro AG

11:45
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12:15
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

12:15
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1:30
Lunch
Closing Keynotes
1:30 – 2:15
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.

Bringg Raanan Cohen Co-Founder and CEO Bringg

Disney Edwin Van Der Meerendonk VP European Operations Disney

Reima Oy Nina Anttila CSCO Reima Oy

2:15
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2:45
Logistics: The true partner of eCommerce
  • Achieve true differentiation: Hear what type of services you need to provide to truly stand out as an eCommerce provider; from financial integration services to a movement from B2B to B2C provisions
  • Direct-to-Consumer for Manufacturers - becoming an invaluable partner: Learn what manufacturers need to achieve their direct-to-consumer selling goals and how your business can play a key role
  • The customer and the customer’s customer: Find out how to be end-user centric to differentiate your business and satisfy your customers

arvato Consumer Products Peter Buse EVP & COO arvato Consumer Products

2:45
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3:15
eCommerce: Driver for growth or a catalyst for failure?

The Zalandos, Amazons and Alibabas of the world have a business model that is difficult for some 3PLs to replicate. We explore ways in which you can use eCommerce for growth while avoiding the pitfalls.

  • Following the shipper: Make eCommerce profitable for your logistics organisation – how you can add value without sacrificing profitability
  • Future growth markets: Evaluating the next eCommerce hotspots. When will the UK level out? Is Southern Europe the next growth area?
  • Reacting to Amazon/Zalando/Alibaba-like business models: Explore the risk areas for 3PLs striving for this type of business model and learn how collaboration and a willingness to share data will enable your competitiveness

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser CEO Parcelly

3:15
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