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2019 Conference Agenda

Technology is a catalyst but your strategy as a supply chain leader drives the change. Join the only supply chain event which speaks your language

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14th October, 2019 — Pre-conference Day
14:00

15:00
Registration
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
15:00

16:00
Interactive Workshop: M&A as both a growth and exit strategy...A multicultural survival kit

If “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, what happens with your lunch and dinner, when cross-cultural considerations arrive at the heart of your business case?

  • Buying, selling or merging often means across borders. Building value in mergers starts often with strategic fit, but are aspects of cross-cultural integrations fully considered to synergise the mergers? Apparently not; 50% of deals fail and cross-cultural integration is a key success factor
  • Transformation of logistics means evolving models of cooperation. How then to reconcile traditional cultures with agile digital business operations? How to work together to manage complex operations where the business cultures differ so strongly, and the competitive landscape requires the highest grade of efficiency?

LCE Christoph Szakowski Managing Partner LogCon East

Interactive Workshop: The right time to implement a control tower in your value chain

Uncover the top issues hindering precise controlled delivery to your customers and learn how and when to use a control tower to create a dynamic supply chain which adapts to your customers’ wishes and optimizes your suppliers’ output.

Get into the detail to walk away with tangible action points which will game change your supply chain including:

 

  • Steps to getting internal alignment towards online synchronisation of your organisation
  • Aligning KPIs and measures from key parts suppliers to Original Design Manufacturers partners and 3PL partners for visibility, synchronisation and control
  • Creating "glue" with customers through agile responsive adaptation of the order when necessary.
  • Ensuring maximum profitable growth in highly dynamic environments required for 'instant gratification' of many customers in parallel.

Jan Roodenburg Supply chain Expert & Former CSCO Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Philips Electronics

Interactive Workshop: Productivity benchmarking- Investing in the fundamentals

Every distribution operation, regardless of the size or industry, wants to increase efficiency and, ultimately, reduce costs. During the workshop, Syncontext will also be launching an international research study called Investing in the Fundamentals. This study is being conducted through a research partnership between Syncontext Supply Chain and eft.

The study will be hosted on a cloud-based benchmarking platform and participation is free of charge for all 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Europe attendees. Aside from receiving the study results, all participants will receive personalized productivity scorecards and best practice assessments

All participants will also be automatically eligible to win 1 of 10 no-cost and no-obligation slotting optimization diagnostics from Syncontext Supply Chain

Syncontext Hector Orozco President & CEO Syncontext

Syncontext Robbie Cluett Director of Marketing & Business Development Syncontext

16:00

16:45
Coffee Break
Keynote Room
16:45

17:15
The role of the supply chain in transforming a company
  • How supply chains are instrumental to a company’s transformation: Get ahead of customer expectations by developing front-end e-enablement with a back-end supply chain that can deliver: whatever, wherever, whenever. We will discuss the supply chain’s role in Avon digital transformation.
  • How manufacturing and distribution has changed FMCGs: Discuss how the explosion of sourcing and manufacturing possibilities have given companies the chance to become more agile, more flexible and more efficient in how they work and manage costs.
  • Marrying supply chain and e-commerce: Explore the role that supply chains have in enabling e-commerce to displaced traditional retail and create more choices for consumers and increased opportunities for disruptive brands.

Avon Vikram Agarwal CSCO Avon

17:15

17:45
The race to the urban customer
  • Understand the customer: Discuss the nuances of urban compared to rural customers, and explore the logistical challenges these expectations create in metropolitan areas
  • Unlock the potential of cities: Create flexible and agile network solutions to support growth in urban areas in line with changeable customer requirements
  • Use technology as a tool: Use big data to implement automation and digitalisation processes to take the lead in first & last mile of urban operations 

DHL Express Germany Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express Germany

17:45

18:15
Session delivered by Coyote Logistics

Coyote Logistics Coyote Logistics

18:15

20:00
Networking Drinks - Sponsored by Coyote
15th October, 2019 — Day 1
07:30

09:00
Networking Breakfast
Keynote Room
09:00

09:10
eft Welcome and Chairperson opening remarks
09:10

09:40
A new mindset for logistics development
  • Real estate trends: Understand how to keep ahead of property innovation trends to optimise activities in and around your buildings
  • Overcome capacity crunches: Keep up with depreciating numbers of skilled warehouse workers and set initiatives to facilitate workplace satisfaction, community building and workforce loyalty
  • Retain your customers: Implement enabling technologies such as robotics and increased sensors to facilitate growth and help customers run their operations more efficiently

Sander Breugelmans Vice President, Country Manager Benelux Prologis

09:40

10:20
Be the supply chain leader who drives transformation through your business
  • Technology is a catalyst to change but it is the vision and the executives behind it, who drive and deliver it. Explore how giant incumbent organisations as well as young, agile companies drive change throughout their supply chain and logistics operations using technology.
  • Understand how you set up and bring supply chain roadmaps to life to avoid your plans staying on the paper you wrote them on!
  • Walk away with a fresh outlook on the skills and behaviours which will elevate you to lead supply chain change in an increasingly pressurised environment for manufacturers, retailers, CPGs and 3PLs.

Moderator: Michael Berger Former SVP Logistics Schaeffler

Sanne Manders COO Flexport

Matthias Graefe Director of Supply Chain Transformation IBM

10:20

11:10
Networking Break
Room 1
Track Chairperson: Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, Inspired Search
Room 2
Track Chairperson: Adam Chazanow, Managing Partner, Graphene Partners
11:10

11:40
How Hello Fresh built a global supply chain with local focus
  • Understand how and why HelloFresh insourced their Last Mile strategy in the Benelux, building their own fleet to surpass customer expectations at all times
  • Beyond Last Mile, understand how Hello Fresh’s ownership of urban delivery helps them drive customer satisfaction right until the product is in the customers hands
  • Hear how the increased flexibility that HelloFresh’s supply chain strategy delivers and how this maximises customer experience

Thomas Stroo Head of Logistics Hello Fresh

Key innovations to maximize logistics efficiency
  • Learn how new technology driven innovations are having a dramatic effect on logistics and transportation solutions and discuss how best to maximise this with your preferred logistics partner
  • Maximize your last mile operations through additional intelligence innovations utilize technology such as Machine Learning to improve predictive capabilities and real-time ETA calculations
  • Explore the operational benefits of implementing more tech innovations into your operations and partnerships including less administration, improved visibility and subsequent higher efficiencies

Markus Jelleschitz Head of Corporate Sales Gebrüder Weiss

11:40

12:10
Session lead by leading Logistics Provider, Coyote Logistics

Session details coming soon

Joel Gard COO Coyote Logistics

How to scale your logistics operation to manage 50% YOY growth
  • Assess the cultural impact of scaling from mid-size to enterprise level
  • How to find the right partners to help you achieve growth and volume
  • Understand how to leverage warehouse automation and robotics  
  • Address the increased importance of forecasting with an automated warehouse operation  

Henri Colijn Senior Director Operations Harman International

12:10

13:25
Networking Lunch
Room 1
Track Chairperson: Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, Inspired Search
Room 2
Track Chairperson: Adam Chazanow, Managing Partner, Graphene Partners
Room 3
Track Chairperson: Michael Berger, Former SVP Logistics, Schaeffler
13:25

13:55
Get best-in-class parcel shipping rates
  • Negotiate better discounts: Gain techniques for negotiating better deals with shipping cost benchmarks as your starting point to avoid overpaying
  • Reduce accessorial charges: Discuss how to identify and minimise subtle fees such as inside delivery, waiting time, fuel surcharges and storage charges to optimise your shipping costs
  • Adapt to fluctuating pricing: Understand how much of your transportation spend is in accessorial charges or base rate charges and apply strategies to offset pricing changes

Mike Erickson CEO AFMS

Enhanced supply chain visibility with IOT
  • Create a strategy to drive value: Recognize the tangible ROI of IoT and proven tools for measuring success to gain support and investment from internal stakeholders
  • Build a connected supply chain: Explore how AI can enhance sensors to intelligently analyse workforce productivity and unify disjointed processes
  • Utilize IoT for visibility: Learn how manufacturers can detect deteriorated product quality and maximum product availability early to optimize inventory levels and working capital

Stefan Reidy CEO Arviem

Fulfilment services: New EU market surveillance obligations to comply with
  • EU Regulation 2019/1020: Understand the scope, practical implications and timeline of this EU Regulation which provides new EU Market Surveillance duties to be borne by Fulfilment Services Providers (FSPs) notably in the context of cross-border e-commerce
  • FSPs and Economic Operators: Discuss how the new EU Regulation 2019/1020 has amended the definition of Economic Operator to introduce new role and responsibilities for Fulfilment Service Providers
  • Practical approach: Explore how new compliance obligations can affect your business and operations and how to address them in your contracts

Mélanie Bruneau Partner K&L Gates

Catherine Adam Partner K&L Gates

13:55

14:40
The New 3PL/Supply Chain Partnership
  • Commit to the bigger picture: Mutually invest time and resources to extract RoI, plan costs & capacity effectively and manage the power dynamic in a providers/shipper relationship
  • Agree on long term incentives: Create new partnership constructs and ensure regulatory compliance to avoid a transactional relationship and compensate all parties for the risks they take
  • Consultative approach: Explore how best to build a bespoke solution around your customer’s needs that utilises your specific expertise to increase your value in the partnership

Moderator: Edwin Tuyn Managing Director Inspired Search

Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration CHEP

Willem Jan van Amersfoort Managing Director Warehousing and Distribution Broekman Logistics

Lorenzo Fornaroli Senior Director, Logistics Huawei

Supply chain and logistics optimization through data
  • Understand your key metrics: Discuss how to draw real time data insights to create trigger points that enable you to problem solve in sync with fluctuations and counter -measure quickly
  • A data mindset is key to scaling: Implement training processes to ensure your workforce uses analytical technology as a tool to react intelligently to business peaks and troughs
  • Identify savings potential: Explore scenarios through advanced algorithms and real time data collection from sensory devices, to evolve your logistics modelling functions including route, network and process optimisation to ensure cost effectiveness with every decision 

Moderator: Jim Bralsford VP EMEA Inttra

Brendan Sullivan Head, E-Commerce and Cargo Operations IATA

Jeffrey Newman VP Logistics CalAmp

Jonny Johannsson Data Systems Director Boozt Fashion

Innovate to drive efficiencies in the last mile

Empower the customer: Implement real time technology including time track & trace, SMS and location-based apps to provide seamless visibility to the customer during the last mile

  • Trial innovative delivery methods:Explore new partnerships - including bikes, shared services, locker boxes and access points – to improve your last mile propositionand inner city efficiency
  • Gain real-time visibility:Understand how software platforms unify numerous systems to enable better management of your carriers and partners

MODERATOR: Martijn Lofvers CEO & Chief Trendwatcher Supply Chain Media

Guido Jacobs Head of Replenishment & Inventory Zooplus AG

Peter de Boch Transport Manager Nuskin

Krishna Khandelwal Chief Business Officer Locus.sh

Rogier Havelaar General Manager City Logistics PostNL

14:40

15:10
VIDEO / SKYPE SESSION Supply chain security in a fast-changing automotive world
  • The dilemma: Gain insight into the rapidly disruptive automotive industry and supply chain strategies implemented by Infineon
  • Educate the customer: Implement a higher degree of digitalisation with an end to end integrated system to jointly manage the dynamics across the entire value chain
  • Invest in your people: Train your workforce to be data scientists so they are capable to manage control loops and manage your supply chain intelligently

Hans Ehm Lead Principal Supply Chain Manager Infineon

Unleash the power of a supply chain technology platform to drive new efficiencies
  • Understand the market pressures and identify your customer expectations: Explore the key market trends within the logistics industry and how technology can answer some of these challenges.
  • Discover the power of a supply chain platform: Hear how C.H. Robinson is moving the industry forward with the most powerful supply chain platform.
  • Explore the latest applications in data science and supply chain visibility: Learn how C.H. Robinson is preparing for the future of logistics with new technology solutions to create seamless supply chains.

Jeroen Eijsink President Europe C.H. Robinson

Dilemmas in logistics sourcing strategy
  • Realistic approach to corporate social responsibility demands: Understand how corporate standards are broken down in areas of responsibility and how they can be achieved to decipher what values do the standards have in the balance scorecard of logistics operations?
  • Manage customer pressures on capacity and service levels in line with sustainability: Discuss how best to deliver your customers’ logistics demands whilst impressing the importance on all parties to commit properly to their social responsibility mission statements and manage expectations on cost
  • Add value vs lowering price:Discuss how to create increased value in your service and your customers' brand, through a collaborative logistics partnership to improve service across all facets and maintain margins effectively

Wilbert Tholhuijsen CCO Road DSV Global Transport & Logistics

15:10

16:00
Networking Coffee Break
16:00

16:30
How will you serve customers when disaster strikes?
  • A digital catastrophe: Explore the hard lessons learned from a massive cyber security breach, which brought Damco to it’s knees worldwide in 2017
  • Retaining your customers during a crisis: Hear how Damco focused on the vital requirement to retain customer support and partnership in the face of an intensely difficult situation
  • Turning a threat into a strength: Learn how to invest in business resilience to neutralise access points for hackers and adapt systems to future threats 

Martin Ring Global COO Damco

Respond effectively to European supply chain risks
  • Brexit - managing uncertainty: Discuss how the challenges raised by the UK’s exit from the EU can be mitigated through robust supply chain planning and preparedness 
  • Addressing the driver shortage: With a problematic driver shortage. Explore how Digital Freight Marketplaces can help you maintain your services and retain customers
  • Adapt to EU regulatory changes: Learn how to prepare for regulatory shifts which can affect your flexibility and operations, from environmental pressure to social legislation

Pauline Bastidon Head of European Policy Freight Transport Association

Blockchain for a transparent and cognitive ecosystem
  • Build trust: Set common blockchain implementation objections including mutual timelines, data cleanse processes and legal structures to build trust with your partners from the off
  • Identify the purpose of blockchain: Discuss the purpose of your blockchain and whether an open or closed blockchain suits your business goals for a future proof network
  • Maintain your blockchain: Understand the security, data capture and communication processes needed to improve the output of your blockchain year on year

Matthias Graefe Director of Supply Chain Transformation IBM

16:30

17:15
Optimising with automation
  • Respond quickly to changing demands: Overcome the challenge of fluctuating volumes in eCommerce with innovative strategies to improve agility and operational efficiency
  • Elevate your warehouse performance: Learn how to decrease order fulfilment times using technologies such as machine learning and real-time optimisation
  • Improve accuracy at scale: Hear how image recognition software can direct tasks and accurately manage large volumes of orders and SKUs
  • Automation: Synthesize multiple data sources to drive better decision making in the warehouse

Moderator: Edwin Tuyn Managing Director Inspired Search

Stijn Wouters Sales Manager Automated Handling Solutions Dematic

Henri Colijn Senior Director Operations Harman International

Ignacio Tirado COO Redspher

Avoid the customer breaking your bank
  • React to customer behaviour:Analyse buying patterns and evolving preferences to deliver offerings based on your customers’ worth to generate increased repeat business
  • Measure success: Implement effective KPIs including last mile speed and NPS to continuously evolve your supply chain based actual successes and improvements
  • Justify spend: Set short, mid and long-term goals to ensure you are justifying your upfront investments and effectively reporting ROI to the board  
  • Track and Trace: Implement technology and procedures to deliver visibility across your network from first to last mile

Moderator: Ernst Hoestra Founder INSEAD

Nico van den Berg European Distribution Process Manager Electrolux

Robin Jaacks Chief Commercial Officer Ocean Insight

Oliver Dieter Philipp Director Strategy & Solutions Panasonic

Customer experience (CX): front & centre
  • Speak to you customer: Create a CX team which speaks directly to you customer and collates qualitative feedback to react to customer demands before your competition
  • Quantitative KPIs: Discuss the most effective measurements from which you can make informed and market reactive decisions including NPS, surveys and the Perfect Order
  • Don’t overcomplicate metrics: Discover how the application of multi functioning displays will avoid confusion and a complex mass of information which is difficult to act upon

MODERATOR: Martijn Lofvers CEO & Chief Trendwatcher Supply Chain Media

Dirk Tirez Member of Group Executive Committee bpost

Pierre Mille Director Plan & Deliver FrieslandCampina

17:15

17:45
The future of logistics: Staying relevant, reliable and responsive
  • Optimizing through data: Discuss the necessity for improved digitisation to create transparency in information flows, reduce friction and costs in transactions and enable companies to better analyse data, predict requirements and optimise inventory levels.
  • Energy transition: The need to reduce CO2 footprints will drive change as we transition to the use of biofuels, electrification and/or hydrogen. Explore the requirements and investments
  • Robotics and Autonomous operations: Assess the impact robotising within buildings and autonomous driving will have on the fundamentals of mobility and infrastructure to existing supply chain and logistics operations.

Frank Verhoeven CEO Vos Logistics

Interview session: Innovating effectively - Bringing the cost and dream together
  • Always have your eye on the next big tech: Hear how the Caterpillar innovation team balance top of the hype cycle projects including blockchain, robotics & autonomous vehicles with current projects including better reporting & MI to continuously evolve their supply chain 
  • Piloting with 1.3million part numbers: Gain first hand advice on processes to implement which will overcome RFID challenges and a highly complex inventory to ensure you can test new pilots without compromising the day to day business 
  • The “pizza team” is the key: Develop a lean, interested and passionate team with very diverse skills to cost effectively innovate on applications on untested technology to ensure you move from idea to delivery quickly each time

Tim Lathouwers Innovation Champion Caterpillar Distribution Service Europe

Driving Synergies from integration
  • Explore how to put yourself in your customer's perspective to drive your solution development more effectively
  • Learn about the necessity to put a focus on co-creating and building coalitions to deliver your customer's needs
  • Discuss best practices to combine your assets and perational end-to-end supply chain management to create superior value in your offering

Mikkel Rasmussen Regional Director Europe Supply Chain Products Maersk

17:45

19:15
Networking Drinks Reception - Sponsored by CalAmp
16th October, 2019 — Day 2
07:45

08:45
Networking Breakfast
Keynote Room
08:50

09:00
Chairman Recap
09:00

09:30
EU Policy & regulatory initiatives
  • Evolving driver shortage: Learn how capacity crunches and tax & trade regulations will impact supply chain transport and prepare to adapt in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Diversify processes: Grow your operations’ flexibility in conjunction with the increasing EU policy and legal instruments in support of multimodal freight and logistics
  • Stay ahead of digital change: Discuss how the changing effects of digital transformation will evolve operations – explore how the Digital Transport & Logistics Forum (DTLF) will help you take advantage of this

Annika Kroon Deputy Head of Unit, Maritime Transport & Logistics European Commission

09:30

10:00
Can logistics be sustainable in the real world?
  • The meaning of ‘sustainable logistics’: What does it actually mean for logistics to be sustainable? Can we put numbers on this concept?
  • The key elements of a strategy to deliver this: What is needed within a strategy to deliver sustainable logistics? A close look at UPS’s approach to this question
  • Strategy implementation: What happens in practice when the strategy is implemented? What practical hurdles are encountered, and how can they be overcome? Should we be optimistic about the future?

Peter Harris Director of Sustainability UPS

10:00

10:30
The journey towards supply chain integration and digitization

How to create the basis for supply chain integration and digitization in a multinational and diversified company with multiple production sites, decentral planning and multiple IT systems?

Kimmo Zegers and Hans Leijen will take you along in this journey in Philips. In their presentation they will share their effective approach to identify the need for change and trigger the change towards data transparency, harmonization of processes and competency development in the area of Operational Material Management. 

Kimmo Zegers Global Deployment Leader for Operational Material Management Philips

Hans Leijen Senior Supply Chain Consultant Philips Innovation Service

10:30

11:30
Break
Room 1
Track Chairperson: Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, Inspired Search
Room 2
Track Chairperson: Adam Chazanow, Managing Partner, Graphene Partners
Room 3
Track Chairperson: Michael Berger, Former SVP Logistics, Schaeffler
11:30

12:00
IoT as the game changer for global supply chain
  • Track and Trace: Learn how best to utilise tech devices and sensors to monitor cargo to make sure inventory is not getting lost enroute and to optimise risk management
  • Granulated analytics: Understand how to draw results from more complex layers of analytics to make incremental changes which can save you millions
  • Data consolidation: Understand the steps which must be taken to introduce the control visibility platform to consolidate all your data and react to it in a holistic approach

Michael Ahner Head of Logistics Europe Sony

Create one global culture of growth CEVA Logistics
  • Merging company cultures: Identify the challenges of managing multiple cultural and system infrastructure to operate seamlessly as a global company with CMA CGM as a strategic partner
  • Building a continuous succession plan: Invest in training to continuously retain, grow and develop highly skilled staff and maximise their future productivity
  • Scale and maintain quality: Learn best practice strategies to deliver an excellent service to international customers that remains consistent with your brand

Bart Beeks Managing Director Benelux CEVA Logistics

From ETA to Business Value: Turning theory into practice
  • ETA as a complex but powerful instrument in logistics: what are the key elements to achieve a good ETA accuracy.
  • KPIs to measure the accuracy of ETA predictions: monitoring the ETA quality (ETA vs ATA) is key to improve future predictions.
  • ETA is more than transport visibility: turning "geography" into "time" creates a unique possibility to generate triggers to automate your supply chain.

Vincent Beaufils Managing Director VEROO

12:00

12:45
Hunger is not a Scarcity issue it is a supply chain issue
  • Hear how cooperation between NGOs, corporates and governments optimised the humanitarian supply chain including the introduction of electronic blood bank networks which has gamed changed response rates and saving lives
  • Understand strategies to raise future corporate philanthropy for business growth and how to optimise your network to reach remote customers
  • Effect of industry 4.0 on the Humanitarian supply chain: Learn how high quality custom mechanical prosthetic hand were manufactured to change the lives of poor people and foster a culture of supply chain innovation amongst start-ups 

Mohamed Abdelrahman Deputy CEO and Performance Improvement Expert Misr Elkheir Foundation

Hossam El-Saadany Head of Supply Chain Misr Elkheir Foundation

The Future Stage: Disrupting start-ups in the Logistics and Supply Chain space

The logistics and supply chain industries are ripe for disruption. Old industries in the throes of digital transformations, looking for any opportunity to optimize processes, improve margins and drive success.

The start-up community in this space is becoming hugely influential and we have gathered together a number of the leading examples to discuss their disruptive potential and growth strategies in the world of supply chain and logistics

Moderator: Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Tristan d’Orgeval COO Nomagic

Johanna Bellenberg Director Marketing & Communications Picavi

Alexander Leichter CEO & Cop Founder byrd technologies

Thomas Garnesson Managing Director Seven Senders

Network design is key for an omnichannel business
  • Automate network productivity: Review effectiveness of your current nodes and whether automation and robotics is the long-term solution to increased cost and speed
  • Align your fulfilment strategy: Manoeuvre your existing network - warehouses, distribution & fulfilment centres, stores, suppliers and 3PLs - to maximise productivity and sales
  • Use technology to unite nodes: Explore how cloud-based systems can enhance replenishment and fulfilment efficiencies by simplifying communication

Moderator: Michael Berger Former SVP Logistics Schaeffler

Johan Jemdahl CEO Greencarrier

Brendan Sullivan Head, E-Commerce and Cargo Operations IATA

Pawel Waler Logistics Director JYSK

12:45

13:15
European intermodal rail transport TX
  • Advantages of a huge rail network: Discuss the key ways that intermodal transportation, specifically rail, can improve European logistics and supply chains for speed of transit and in regard to sustainability
  • New markets for expansion: With increased investment in Central & Eastern Europe, combine East/West with North/South rail routes to maximise rail transport across Europe
  • Success through collaboration: Discuss the importance of working with incumbent logistic players for efficient use of rail resources and cost effectiveness for all partners 

Christoph Schwarz Director Intermodal Europe TX Logistik

Creating value from your supply chain data
  • Specific data for specific problems: Explore case studies of value creation through data analytics across a multitude of business challenges (e.g. network design, M&A support, transport procurement, etc.
  • From theory to reality: Build a “Digital Twin” of your supply chain to preempt scenarios and continually develop predictive analytics using historical and real time data
  • AI and Machine Learning: Deal with issues in real time by augmenting current solutions to limit sub-optimal timeframes and deliver greater value to the customer

Sven Verstrepen Head of Supply Network Innovations and Analytics Ahlers

Starting your customer driven supply chain journey
  • Customer as your company mantra: Create communication structures which clearly inform all stakeholders on your customers’ pinch points for more customer centric decision making
  • Prioritise business goals: Learn about the 80%-20% formula where most of your time is focused on tailoring operations to your customer whilst maintaining internal consistencies
  • Connect your supply chain with commercial: Break the silos between supply chain and commercial departments to gather customer intelligence and collectively bolster profit

Pierre Mille Director Plan & Deliver FrieslandCampina

13:15

13:45
The journey towards a carbon neutral supply chain

Customer’s increasing demands for sustainability, driving the need for low emissions freight and logistics. The John Lewis Partnership are moving the needle on sustainability. Here their story of a journey towards a fully electric fleet

Justin Laney General Manager, Fleet John Lewis Partnership

Supply Chain is Dead... It’s time for a Demand Chain
  • Traditional supply chain systems that are not reactive to customer demands are no longer viable in a multichannel world
  • Evolve your supply chain into demand chain to be reactive to peaks in demand so you can deliver on customer demands (and not leave any money on the table)
  • Asses the added complexity of demand planning and inventory management in a complex, multi-channel environment to deliver unrivalled flexibility, visibility and transparency for your customers
  • Drive visibility through you’re entire supply chain from source to store (both online and offline)

Ian Perotto Director SCM Execution METRO AG

13:45

15:00
Networking Lunch & Conference End
14th October, 2019 — Pre-conference Day
14:00

15:00
Registration
Room 1
Room 2
Room 3
15:00

16:00
Interactive Workshop: M&A as both a growth and exit strategy...A multicultural survival kit

If “culture eats strategy for breakfast”, what happens with your lunch and dinner, when cross-cultural considerations arrive at the heart of your business case?

  • Buying, selling or merging often means across borders. Building value in mergers starts often with strategic fit, but are aspects of cross-cultural integrations fully considered to synergise the mergers? Apparently not; 50% of deals fail and cross-cultural integration is a key success factor
  • Transformation of logistics means evolving models of cooperation. How then to reconcile traditional cultures with agile digital business operations? How to work together to manage complex operations where the business cultures differ so strongly, and the competitive landscape requires the highest grade of efficiency?

LCE Christoph Szakowski Managing Partner LogCon East

Interactive Workshop: The right time to implement a control tower in your value chain

Uncover the top issues hindering precise controlled delivery to your customers and learn how and when to use a control tower to create a dynamic supply chain which adapts to your customers’ wishes and optimizes your suppliers’ output.

Get into the detail to walk away with tangible action points which will game change your supply chain including:

 

  • Steps to getting internal alignment towards online synchronisation of your organisation
  • Aligning KPIs and measures from key parts suppliers to Original Design Manufacturers partners and 3PL partners for visibility, synchronisation and control
  • Creating "glue" with customers through agile responsive adaptation of the order when necessary.
  • Ensuring maximum profitable growth in highly dynamic environments required for 'instant gratification' of many customers in parallel.

Jan Roodenburg Supply chain Expert & Former CSCO Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Philips Electronics

Interactive Workshop: Productivity benchmarking- Investing in the fundamentals

Every distribution operation, regardless of the size or industry, wants to increase efficiency and, ultimately, reduce costs. During the workshop, Syncontext will also be launching an international research study called Investing in the Fundamentals. This study is being conducted through a research partnership between Syncontext Supply Chain and eft.

The study will be hosted on a cloud-based benchmarking platform and participation is free of charge for all 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Europe attendees. Aside from receiving the study results, all participants will receive personalized productivity scorecards and best practice assessments

All participants will also be automatically eligible to win 1 of 10 no-cost and no-obligation slotting optimization diagnostics from Syncontext Supply Chain

Syncontext Hector Orozco President & CEO Syncontext

Syncontext Robbie Cluett Director of Marketing & Business Development Syncontext

16:00

16:45
Coffee Break
Keynote Room
16:45

17:15
The role of the supply chain in transforming a company
  • How supply chains are instrumental to a company’s transformation: Get ahead of customer expectations by developing front-end e-enablement with a back-end supply chain that can deliver: whatever, wherever, whenever. We will discuss the supply chain’s role in Avon digital transformation.
  • How manufacturing and distribution has changed FMCGs: Discuss how the explosion of sourcing and manufacturing possibilities have given companies the chance to become more agile, more flexible and more efficient in how they work and manage costs.
  • Marrying supply chain and e-commerce: Explore the role that supply chains have in enabling e-commerce to displaced traditional retail and create more choices for consumers and increased opportunities for disruptive brands.

Avon Vikram Agarwal CSCO Avon

17:15

17:45
The race to the urban customer
  • Understand the customer: Discuss the nuances of urban compared to rural customers, and explore the logistical challenges these expectations create in metropolitan areas
  • Unlock the potential of cities: Create flexible and agile network solutions to support growth in urban areas in line with changeable customer requirements
  • Use technology as a tool: Use big data to implement automation and digitalisation processes to take the lead in first & last mile of urban operations 

DHL Express Germany Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express Germany

17:45

18:15
Session delivered by Coyote Logistics

Coyote Logistics Coyote Logistics

18:15

20:00
Networking Drinks - Sponsored by Coyote

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15th October, 2019 — Day 1
07:30

09:00
Networking Breakfast
Keynote Room
09:00

09:10
eft Welcome and Chairperson opening remarks
09:10

09:40
A new mindset for logistics development
  • Real estate trends: Understand how to keep ahead of property innovation trends to optimise activities in and around your buildings
  • Overcome capacity crunches: Keep up with depreciating numbers of skilled warehouse workers and set initiatives to facilitate workplace satisfaction, community building and workforce loyalty
  • Retain your customers: Implement enabling technologies such as robotics and increased sensors to facilitate growth and help customers run their operations more efficiently

Sander Breugelmans Vice President, Country Manager Benelux Prologis

09:40

10:20
Be the supply chain leader who drives transformation through your business
  • Technology is a catalyst to change but it is the vision and the executives behind it, who drive and deliver it. Explore how giant incumbent organisations as well as young, agile companies drive change throughout their supply chain and logistics operations using technology.
  • Understand how you set up and bring supply chain roadmaps to life to avoid your plans staying on the paper you wrote them on!
  • Walk away with a fresh outlook on the skills and behaviours which will elevate you to lead supply chain change in an increasingly pressurised environment for manufacturers, retailers, CPGs and 3PLs.

Moderator: Michael Berger Former SVP Logistics Schaeffler

Sanne Manders COO Flexport

Matthias Graefe Director of Supply Chain Transformation IBM

10:20

11:10
Networking Break
Room 1
Track Chairperson: Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, Inspired Search
Room 2
Track Chairperson: Adam Chazanow, Managing Partner, Graphene Partners
11:10

11:40
How Hello Fresh built a global supply chain with local focus
  • Understand how and why HelloFresh insourced their Last Mile strategy in the Benelux, building their own fleet to surpass customer expectations at all times
  • Beyond Last Mile, understand how Hello Fresh’s ownership of urban delivery helps them drive customer satisfaction right until the product is in the customers hands
  • Hear how the increased flexibility that HelloFresh’s supply chain strategy delivers and how this maximises customer experience

Thomas Stroo Head of Logistics Hello Fresh

Key innovations to maximize logistics efficiency
  • Learn how new technology driven innovations are having a dramatic effect on logistics and transportation solutions and discuss how best to maximise this with your preferred logistics partner
  • Maximize your last mile operations through additional intelligence innovations utilize technology such as Machine Learning to improve predictive capabilities and real-time ETA calculations
  • Explore the operational benefits of implementing more tech innovations into your operations and partnerships including less administration, improved visibility and subsequent higher efficiencies

Markus Jelleschitz Head of Corporate Sales Gebrüder Weiss

11:40

12:10
Session lead by leading Logistics Provider, Coyote Logistics

Session details coming soon

Joel Gard COO Coyote Logistics

How to scale your logistics operation to manage 50% YOY growth
  • Assess the cultural impact of scaling from mid-size to enterprise level
  • How to find the right partners to help you achieve growth and volume
  • Understand how to leverage warehouse automation and robotics  
  • Address the increased importance of forecasting with an automated warehouse operation  

Henri Colijn Senior Director Operations Harman International

12:10

13:25
Networking Lunch
Room 1
Track Chairperson: Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, Inspired Search
Room 2
Track Chairperson: Adam Chazanow, Managing Partner, Graphene Partners
Room 3
Track Chairperson: Michael Berger, Former SVP Logistics, Schaeffler
13:25

13:55
Get best-in-class parcel shipping rates
  • Negotiate better discounts: Gain techniques for negotiating better deals with shipping cost benchmarks as your starting point to avoid overpaying
  • Reduce accessorial charges: Discuss how to identify and minimise subtle fees such as inside delivery, waiting time, fuel surcharges and storage charges to optimise your shipping costs
  • Adapt to fluctuating pricing: Understand how much of your transportation spend is in accessorial charges or base rate charges and apply strategies to offset pricing changes

Mike Erickson CEO AFMS

Enhanced supply chain visibility with IOT
  • Create a strategy to drive value: Recognize the tangible ROI of IoT and proven tools for measuring success to gain support and investment from internal stakeholders
  • Build a connected supply chain: Explore how AI can enhance sensors to intelligently analyse workforce productivity and unify disjointed processes
  • Utilize IoT for visibility: Learn how manufacturers can detect deteriorated product quality and maximum product availability early to optimize inventory levels and working capital

Stefan Reidy CEO Arviem

Fulfilment services: New EU market surveillance obligations to comply with
  • EU Regulation 2019/1020: Understand the scope, practical implications and timeline of this EU Regulation which provides new EU Market Surveillance duties to be borne by Fulfilment Services Providers (FSPs) notably in the context of cross-border e-commerce
  • FSPs and Economic Operators: Discuss how the new EU Regulation 2019/1020 has amended the definition of Economic Operator to introduce new role and responsibilities for Fulfilment Service Providers
  • Practical approach: Explore how new compliance obligations can affect your business and operations and how to address them in your contracts

Mélanie Bruneau Partner K&L Gates

Catherine Adam Partner K&L Gates

13:55

14:40
The New 3PL/Supply Chain Partnership
  • Commit to the bigger picture: Mutually invest time and resources to extract RoI, plan costs & capacity effectively and manage the power dynamic in a providers/shipper relationship
  • Agree on long term incentives: Create new partnership constructs and ensure regulatory compliance to avoid a transactional relationship and compensate all parties for the risks they take
  • Consultative approach: Explore how best to build a bespoke solution around your customer’s needs that utilises your specific expertise to increase your value in the partnership

Moderator: Edwin Tuyn Managing Director Inspired Search

Michael Gierloff Director European Transport Sourcing & Supply Chain Collaboration CHEP

Willem Jan van Amersfoort Managing Director Warehousing and Distribution Broekman Logistics

Lorenzo Fornaroli Senior Director, Logistics Huawei

Supply chain and logistics optimization through data
  • Understand your key metrics: Discuss how to draw real time data insights to create trigger points that enable you to problem solve in sync with fluctuations and counter -measure quickly
  • A data mindset is key to scaling: Implement training processes to ensure your workforce uses analytical technology as a tool to react intelligently to business peaks and troughs
  • Identify savings potential: Explore scenarios through advanced algorithms and real time data collection from sensory devices, to evolve your logistics modelling functions including route, network and process optimisation to ensure cost effectiveness with every decision 

Moderator: Jim Bralsford VP EMEA Inttra

Brendan Sullivan Head, E-Commerce and Cargo Operations IATA

Jeffrey Newman VP Logistics CalAmp

Jonny Johannsson Data Systems Director Boozt Fashion

Innovate to drive efficiencies in the last mile

Empower the customer: Implement real time technology including time track & trace, SMS and location-based apps to provide seamless visibility to the customer during the last mile

  • Trial innovative delivery methods:Explore new partnerships - including bikes, shared services, locker boxes and access points – to improve your last mile propositionand inner city efficiency
  • Gain real-time visibility:Understand how software platforms unify numerous systems to enable better management of your carriers and partners

MODERATOR: Martijn Lofvers CEO & Chief Trendwatcher Supply Chain Media

Guido Jacobs Head of Replenishment & Inventory Zooplus AG

Peter de Boch Transport Manager Nuskin

Krishna Khandelwal Chief Business Officer Locus.sh

Rogier Havelaar General Manager City Logistics PostNL

14:40

15:10
VIDEO / SKYPE SESSION Supply chain security in a fast-changing automotive world
  • The dilemma: Gain insight into the rapidly disruptive automotive industry and supply chain strategies implemented by Infineon
  • Educate the customer: Implement a higher degree of digitalisation with an end to end integrated system to jointly manage the dynamics across the entire value chain
  • Invest in your people: Train your workforce to be data scientists so they are capable to manage control loops and manage your supply chain intelligently

Hans Ehm Lead Principal Supply Chain Manager Infineon

Unleash the power of a supply chain technology platform to drive new efficiencies
  • Understand the market pressures and identify your customer expectations: Explore the key market trends within the logistics industry and how technology can answer some of these challenges.
  • Discover the power of a supply chain platform: Hear how C.H. Robinson is moving the industry forward with the most powerful supply chain platform.
  • Explore the latest applications in data science and supply chain visibility: Learn how C.H. Robinson is preparing for the future of logistics with new technology solutions to create seamless supply chains.

Jeroen Eijsink President Europe C.H. Robinson

Dilemmas in logistics sourcing strategy
  • Realistic approach to corporate social responsibility demands: Understand how corporate standards are broken down in areas of responsibility and how they can be achieved to decipher what values do the standards have in the balance scorecard of logistics operations?
  • Manage customer pressures on capacity and service levels in line with sustainability: Discuss how best to deliver your customers’ logistics demands whilst impressing the importance on all parties to commit properly to their social responsibility mission statements and manage expectations on cost
  • Add value vs lowering price:Discuss how to create increased value in your service and your customers' brand, through a collaborative logistics partnership to improve service across all facets and maintain margins effectively

Wilbert Tholhuijsen CCO Road DSV Global Transport & Logistics

15:10

16:00
Networking Coffee Break
16:00

16:30
How will you serve customers when disaster strikes?
  • A digital catastrophe: Explore the hard lessons learned from a massive cyber security breach, which brought Damco to it’s knees worldwide in 2017
  • Retaining your customers during a crisis: Hear how Damco focused on the vital requirement to retain customer support and partnership in the face of an intensely difficult situation
  • Turning a threat into a strength: Learn how to invest in business resilience to neutralise access points for hackers and adapt systems to future threats 

Martin Ring Global COO Damco

Respond effectively to European supply chain risks
  • Brexit - managing uncertainty: Discuss how the challenges raised by the UK’s exit from the EU can be mitigated through robust supply chain planning and preparedness 
  • Addressing the driver shortage: With a problematic driver shortage. Explore how Digital Freight Marketplaces can help you maintain your services and retain customers
  • Adapt to EU regulatory changes: Learn how to prepare for regulatory shifts which can affect your flexibility and operations, from environmental pressure to social legislation

Pauline Bastidon Head of European Policy Freight Transport Association

Blockchain for a transparent and cognitive ecosystem
  • Build trust: Set common blockchain implementation objections including mutual timelines, data cleanse processes and legal structures to build trust with your partners from the off
  • Identify the purpose of blockchain: Discuss the purpose of your blockchain and whether an open or closed blockchain suits your business goals for a future proof network
  • Maintain your blockchain: Understand the security, data capture and communication processes needed to improve the output of your blockchain year on year

Matthias Graefe Director of Supply Chain Transformation IBM

16:30

17:15
Optimising with automation
  • Respond quickly to changing demands: Overcome the challenge of fluctuating volumes in eCommerce with innovative strategies to improve agility and operational efficiency
  • Elevate your warehouse performance: Learn how to decrease order fulfilment times using technologies such as machine learning and real-time optimisation
  • Improve accuracy at scale: Hear how image recognition software can direct tasks and accurately manage large volumes of orders and SKUs
  • Automation: Synthesize multiple data sources to drive better decision making in the warehouse

Moderator: Edwin Tuyn Managing Director Inspired Search

Stijn Wouters Sales Manager Automated Handling Solutions Dematic

Henri Colijn Senior Director Operations Harman International

Ignacio Tirado COO Redspher

Avoid the customer breaking your bank
  • React to customer behaviour:Analyse buying patterns and evolving preferences to deliver offerings based on your customers’ worth to generate increased repeat business
  • Measure success: Implement effective KPIs including last mile speed and NPS to continuously evolve your supply chain based actual successes and improvements
  • Justify spend: Set short, mid and long-term goals to ensure you are justifying your upfront investments and effectively reporting ROI to the board  
  • Track and Trace: Implement technology and procedures to deliver visibility across your network from first to last mile

Moderator: Ernst Hoestra Founder INSEAD

Nico van den Berg European Distribution Process Manager Electrolux

Robin Jaacks Chief Commercial Officer Ocean Insight

Oliver Dieter Philipp Director Strategy & Solutions Panasonic

Customer experience (CX): front & centre
  • Speak to you customer: Create a CX team which speaks directly to you customer and collates qualitative feedback to react to customer demands before your competition
  • Quantitative KPIs: Discuss the most effective measurements from which you can make informed and market reactive decisions including NPS, surveys and the Perfect Order
  • Don’t overcomplicate metrics: Discover how the application of multi functioning displays will avoid confusion and a complex mass of information which is difficult to act upon

MODERATOR: Martijn Lofvers CEO & Chief Trendwatcher Supply Chain Media

Dirk Tirez Member of Group Executive Committee bpost

Pierre Mille Director Plan & Deliver FrieslandCampina

17:15

17:45
The future of logistics: Staying relevant, reliable and responsive
  • Optimizing through data: Discuss the necessity for improved digitisation to create transparency in information flows, reduce friction and costs in transactions and enable companies to better analyse data, predict requirements and optimise inventory levels.
  • Energy transition: The need to reduce CO2 footprints will drive change as we transition to the use of biofuels, electrification and/or hydrogen. Explore the requirements and investments
  • Robotics and Autonomous operations: Assess the impact robotising within buildings and autonomous driving will have on the fundamentals of mobility and infrastructure to existing supply chain and logistics operations.

Frank Verhoeven CEO Vos Logistics

Interview session: Innovating effectively - Bringing the cost and dream together
  • Always have your eye on the next big tech: Hear how the Caterpillar innovation team balance top of the hype cycle projects including blockchain, robotics & autonomous vehicles with current projects including better reporting & MI to continuously evolve their supply chain 
  • Piloting with 1.3million part numbers: Gain first hand advice on processes to implement which will overcome RFID challenges and a highly complex inventory to ensure you can test new pilots without compromising the day to day business 
  • The “pizza team” is the key: Develop a lean, interested and passionate team with very diverse skills to cost effectively innovate on applications on untested technology to ensure you move from idea to delivery quickly each time

Tim Lathouwers Innovation Champion Caterpillar Distribution Service Europe

Driving Synergies from integration
  • Explore how to put yourself in your customer's perspective to drive your solution development more effectively
  • Learn about the necessity to put a focus on co-creating and building coalitions to deliver your customer's needs
  • Discuss best practices to combine your assets and perational end-to-end supply chain management to create superior value in your offering

Mikkel Rasmussen Regional Director Europe Supply Chain Products Maersk

17:45

19:15
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07:45

08:45
Networking Breakfast
Keynote Room
08:50

09:00
Chairman Recap
09:00

09:30
EU Policy & regulatory initiatives
  • Evolving driver shortage: Learn how capacity crunches and tax & trade regulations will impact supply chain transport and prepare to adapt in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Diversify processes: Grow your operations’ flexibility in conjunction with the increasing EU policy and legal instruments in support of multimodal freight and logistics
  • Stay ahead of digital change: Discuss how the changing effects of digital transformation will evolve operations – explore how the Digital Transport & Logistics Forum (DTLF) will help you take advantage of this

Annika Kroon Deputy Head of Unit, Maritime Transport & Logistics European Commission

09:30

10:00
Can logistics be sustainable in the real world?
  • The meaning of ‘sustainable logistics’: What does it actually mean for logistics to be sustainable? Can we put numbers on this concept?
  • The key elements of a strategy to deliver this: What is needed within a strategy to deliver sustainable logistics? A close look at UPS’s approach to this question
  • Strategy implementation: What happens in practice when the strategy is implemented? What practical hurdles are encountered, and how can they be overcome? Should we be optimistic about the future?

Peter Harris Director of Sustainability UPS

10:00

10:30
The journey towards supply chain integration and digitization

How to create the basis for supply chain integration and digitization in a multinational and diversified company with multiple production sites, decentral planning and multiple IT systems?

Kimmo Zegers and Hans Leijen will take you along in this journey in Philips. In their presentation they will share their effective approach to identify the need for change and trigger the change towards data transparency, harmonization of processes and competency development in the area of Operational Material Management. 

Kimmo Zegers Global Deployment Leader for Operational Material Management Philips

Hans Leijen Senior Supply Chain Consultant Philips Innovation Service

10:30

11:30
Break
Room 1
Track Chairperson: Edwin Tuyn, Managing Director, Inspired Search
Room 2
Track Chairperson: Adam Chazanow, Managing Partner, Graphene Partners
Room 3
Track Chairperson: Michael Berger, Former SVP Logistics, Schaeffler
11:30

12:00
IoT as the game changer for global supply chain
  • Track and Trace: Learn how best to utilise tech devices and sensors to monitor cargo to make sure inventory is not getting lost enroute and to optimise risk management
  • Granulated analytics: Understand how to draw results from more complex layers of analytics to make incremental changes which can save you millions
  • Data consolidation: Understand the steps which must be taken to introduce the control visibility platform to consolidate all your data and react to it in a holistic approach

Michael Ahner Head of Logistics Europe Sony

Create one global culture of growth CEVA Logistics
  • Merging company cultures: Identify the challenges of managing multiple cultural and system infrastructure to operate seamlessly as a global company with CMA CGM as a strategic partner
  • Building a continuous succession plan: Invest in training to continuously retain, grow and develop highly skilled staff and maximise their future productivity
  • Scale and maintain quality: Learn best practice strategies to deliver an excellent service to international customers that remains consistent with your brand

Bart Beeks Managing Director Benelux CEVA Logistics

From ETA to Business Value: Turning theory into practice
  • ETA as a complex but powerful instrument in logistics: what are the key elements to achieve a good ETA accuracy.
  • KPIs to measure the accuracy of ETA predictions: monitoring the ETA quality (ETA vs ATA) is key to improve future predictions.
  • ETA is more than transport visibility: turning "geography" into "time" creates a unique possibility to generate triggers to automate your supply chain.

Vincent Beaufils Managing Director VEROO

12:00

12:45
Hunger is not a Scarcity issue it is a supply chain issue
  • Hear how cooperation between NGOs, corporates and governments optimised the humanitarian supply chain including the introduction of electronic blood bank networks which has gamed changed response rates and saving lives
  • Understand strategies to raise future corporate philanthropy for business growth and how to optimise your network to reach remote customers
  • Effect of industry 4.0 on the Humanitarian supply chain: Learn how high quality custom mechanical prosthetic hand were manufactured to change the lives of poor people and foster a culture of supply chain innovation amongst start-ups 

Mohamed Abdelrahman Deputy CEO and Performance Improvement Expert Misr Elkheir Foundation

Hossam El-Saadany Head of Supply Chain Misr Elkheir Foundation

The Future Stage: Disrupting start-ups in the Logistics and Supply Chain space

The logistics and supply chain industries are ripe for disruption. Old industries in the throes of digital transformations, looking for any opportunity to optimize processes, improve margins and drive success.

The start-up community in this space is becoming hugely influential and we have gathered together a number of the leading examples to discuss their disruptive potential and growth strategies in the world of supply chain and logistics

Moderator: Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Tristan d’Orgeval COO Nomagic

Johanna Bellenberg Director Marketing & Communications Picavi

Alexander Leichter CEO & Cop Founder byrd technologies

Thomas Garnesson Managing Director Seven Senders

Network design is key for an omnichannel business
  • Automate network productivity: Review effectiveness of your current nodes and whether automation and robotics is the long-term solution to increased cost and speed
  • Align your fulfilment strategy: Manoeuvre your existing network - warehouses, distribution & fulfilment centres, stores, suppliers and 3PLs - to maximise productivity and sales
  • Use technology to unite nodes: Explore how cloud-based systems can enhance replenishment and fulfilment efficiencies by simplifying communication

Moderator: Michael Berger Former SVP Logistics Schaeffler

Johan Jemdahl CEO Greencarrier

Brendan Sullivan Head, E-Commerce and Cargo Operations IATA

Pawel Waler Logistics Director JYSK

12:45

13:15
European intermodal rail transport TX
  • Advantages of a huge rail network: Discuss the key ways that intermodal transportation, specifically rail, can improve European logistics and supply chains for speed of transit and in regard to sustainability
  • New markets for expansion: With increased investment in Central & Eastern Europe, combine East/West with North/South rail routes to maximise rail transport across Europe
  • Success through collaboration: Discuss the importance of working with incumbent logistic players for efficient use of rail resources and cost effectiveness for all partners 

Christoph Schwarz Director Intermodal Europe TX Logistik

Creating value from your supply chain data
  • Specific data for specific problems: Explore case studies of value creation through data analytics across a multitude of business challenges (e.g. network design, M&A support, transport procurement, etc.
  • From theory to reality: Build a “Digital Twin” of your supply chain to preempt scenarios and continually develop predictive analytics using historical and real time data
  • AI and Machine Learning: Deal with issues in real time by augmenting current solutions to limit sub-optimal timeframes and deliver greater value to the customer

Sven Verstrepen Head of Supply Network Innovations and Analytics Ahlers

Starting your customer driven supply chain journey
  • Customer as your company mantra: Create communication structures which clearly inform all stakeholders on your customers’ pinch points for more customer centric decision making
  • Prioritise business goals: Learn about the 80%-20% formula where most of your time is focused on tailoring operations to your customer whilst maintaining internal consistencies
  • Connect your supply chain with commercial: Break the silos between supply chain and commercial departments to gather customer intelligence and collectively bolster profit

Pierre Mille Director Plan & Deliver FrieslandCampina

13:15

13:45
The journey towards a carbon neutral supply chain

Customer’s increasing demands for sustainability, driving the need for low emissions freight and logistics. The John Lewis Partnership are moving the needle on sustainability. Here their story of a journey towards a fully electric fleet

Justin Laney General Manager, Fleet John Lewis Partnership

Supply Chain is Dead... It’s time for a Demand Chain
  • Traditional supply chain systems that are not reactive to customer demands are no longer viable in a multichannel world
  • Evolve your supply chain into demand chain to be reactive to peaks in demand so you can deliver on customer demands (and not leave any money on the table)
  • Asses the added complexity of demand planning and inventory management in a complex, multi-channel environment to deliver unrivalled flexibility, visibility and transparency for your customers
  • Drive visibility through you’re entire supply chain from source to store (both online and offline)

Ian Perotto Director SCM Execution METRO AG

13:45

15:00
Networking Lunch & Conference End

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