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2018 Conference Agenda

3 Key tracks mapped to your 2018 supply chain priorities: Logistics, Supply Chain & eCommerce

Pre-conference Day (October 29th):

Workshops - 3:00PM – 4:30PM
Welcome Keynotes & Reception – 5:00PM onwards

Day 1 (October 30th):

Registration – TBC
Start – 8:00AM
Finish – 6:10PM

Day 2 (October 31st):

Start- 8:15AM
Finish – 3:20PM

* Times are subject to change

29th October, 2018 — Pre-conference Day
Workshop
Workshop
Workshop
15:00

16:30
How ready are you for digitalization?

Explore the potential efficiency gains by embracing digitalization and discuss the state of the market with shippers and LSP’s and tackle the following questions:

  • What amount of control does the LSP give the shipper
  • What level of collaboration is there in the market today
  • What degree of data is being used and shared effectively to allow for proactive and informed decisions within organizations

The session will provide an introduction to the topic followed by a checklist of ‘Where are you now?’ with plenty of opportunity for active discussion.

Ti Tim Phillips Consultant Ti

Ti Michael Clover Head of Commercial Development Ti

Branding yourself and your company in the competitive logistics labour market

How to find and to be found in a fast changing labour market

  • How to make yourself visible for top organisation recruitment?
  • How to remain an attractive employer in the changing supply chain?
  • How to ensure your organization stands out as a great place to work and is attractive to new talent?
  • How to create space for the new generation and bridge the generation gap?

During the workshop we will discuss and deep dive into the questions above, uncover answers and ideas to remain competitive in attracting talent to your organization. Leave the workshop armed with some hands-on tips and tricks to be applied at the office tomorrow.

Inspired Search Marielle Wester Senior Executive Search Consultant Inspired Search

Inspired Search Edwin Tuyn Managing Director Inspired Search

Blockchain-Services for Digital Supply Chains
  • What is Blockchain and how does it work?
  • Why is Blockchain MADE for Logistics and Supply Chain Processes
  • How and why does Blockchain disrupt traditional Logistics and Supply Chains Operations
  • What are Blockchain-Service and how to integrate them into Digital Supply Chains
  • Why does Blockchain enable Autonomous Supply Chain Operations

Based on a common understanding of the new and innovative Blockchain-Technology we will present Best-Practice Use-Cases and discuss future autonomous Logistics and Supply Chains Operations, which might have the potential of saving up to 80% of Supply Management Costs.

Blockchain Company Dr. Ulrich Franke Co-founder of the “Blockchain Company” Blockchain Company

16:30

17:00
Coffee Break
Opening Keynotes
17:00

17:30
From Blockchain to Robotics: How China's biggest retailer is peioneering cutting-edge technologies to bring supply chain and logistics into the future
  • Changing consumer behaviour: What do fast-changing consumption habits in China tell us about the future of global commerce
  • Enhance speed through robotics and automation: Why is a chinese eCommerce giant investing in fully-automated warehouses, drone deliveries, blockchain and other advanced technologies?
  • Own the last mile experience: Learn how combining an in-house logistics network and advanced technology helps provide an outstanding delivery experience

JD.com Lori Chao Director, International Corporate Affairs JD.com

17:30

18:00
The Future of Logistics – Are We Ready?

More information coming soon…

UPS Frank Sportolari President Germany UPS

18:00

19:30
Networking Drinks
30th October, 2018 — Day 1
Opening Keynotes
08:00

08:05
eft Welcome Address

eyefortransport (EFT) Danielle Horsnell SCS, Event Director eyefortransport (EFT)

eyefortransport (EFT) Paddy Le Count 3PL, Event Director eyefortransport (EFT)

08:05

08:15
Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Chairperson: EFESO Consulting Hugh Williams VP Value Chain EFESO Consulting

08:15

08:45
How HP transforms to a digital value chain
  • Learn how HP built a new vision around the ‘amazing experience’ and what this has meant for the supply chain.
  • Find out why defining the ‘digital value chain’ has helped HP structure an end-to-end business strategy rather than a supply chain only one
  • Learn how adaptive manufacturing can redefine the business and supply chain. Using an example of a ‘printer that can print’ itself
  • Hear how HP is using their supply chain capabilities to innovate across the entire printing ecosystem with the instant ink model: driving high customer satisfaction and retention.

HP Volker Schmitz VP Supply Chain HP

08:45

09:15
Rethink your operations to capitalise on the transformation of logistics
  • Hear Coyote logistics assess the key trends affecting the industry right now that will be the differentiators for your company over the coming two years
  • Find out how providers can approach the volatile nature of the logistics industry and manage the lack of predictability in an effective and profitable way
  • Discuss the practical ways to increase visibility across your supply chain and the difficulties involved in obtaining and implementing the best technology to make this a reality

Coyote Logistics Mathijs Slangen SVP Commercial Europe Coyote Logistics

09:15

10:05
Coffee Break
Logistics
Supply Chain
eCommerce

Track Chairperson: Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Track Chairperson: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Track Chairperson: EFESO Consulting Hugh Williams VP Value Chain EFESO Consulting

10:05

10:35
How XPO Logistics transformed the supply chain with robotics

Hear how XPO collaborates with its customers on solving the challenges associated with package preparation while managing volume growth and retailers’ expectations.

  • A customer focused approach with the capacity to expand: Find out how XPO developed a strong level of expertise in automated applications for the logistics sector and now utilise advanced automation at more than 25 sites across Europe to provide fast and accurate client operations.
  • Bespoke solutions for specific partnerships: Hear how XPO works together with customers to equip warehouse facilities with robots capable of continuous operation leading to increased competitiveness through productivity.
  • Quality and reliability enhanced by robotization: Explore how robotics can increase reliability by minimising errors during strenuous aspects of order preparation, making the best use of employee labour and enhancing working conditions.

XPO Logistics Mark Wilkinson SVP, Director of Sales, Supply Chain Europe XPO Logistics

Leading a Digital Transformation- Why now is the time for the logistics and supply chain revolution
  • Henkel’s Industry 4.0 Vision: Find out how Henkel are utilising an effective road map to advance Industry 4.0 in their manufacturing and operations
  • Digital Community & Digital Backbone: Hear how smart factories, intelligent machines are controlling, and optimising production process based on real time information are fast becoming a reality
  • Uncover the digital lighthouse that is being built at Henkel

Henkel Dirk Holbach Corporate Vice President, Supply Chain Henkel

B2B eCommerce: The next revolution for the logistics industry

To take advantage, B2B companies will need to adapt their supply chains to be more like a B2C channel. Hear how DHL have transformed their operations in the B2B service market and explore the fundamental shifts you need to consider to bring dramatic growth to your organisation.

  • Take your slice of the eCommerce pie: Understand the principles of B2C eCommerce and find out how to apply them to your B2B operations to harness this major opportunity
  • Unlock the potential in eCommerce: Examine how agile, data orientated logistics companies can master the seamless integration of B2B eCommerce into their operations
  • Become an innovator: Discuss how to position your company as a driver for B2B eCommerce, not just a facilitator and to take advantage of a market that is waiting to be fully capitalised on.

DHL Express Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express

10:35

11:05
B2C - solving the last mile challenges for bulky goods in home delivery
  • A leader in home delivery solutions: Discuss how Gebrüder Weiss have capitalized on the increased demand generated by eCommerce to establish themselves as a leader provider for the CEE region.
  • A complete and uncompromising service: Explore the diverse abilities of GW pro.line home to deliver a convenient solution for last mile deliveries to client’s customers large unit shipments
  • Customer demands at the essence: Find out how Gebrüder Weiss have combatted the challenges of home delivery by tackling the biggest pain points of end customers such as express deliveries, improved customer service operations and efficient returns capabilities.

Gebrüder Weiss Jürgen Bauer Director and Regional Manager East Gebrüder Weiss

Supply Chain Digital Transformación at Airbus
  • How to start: Establish a mission, Define pain points and benchmarking.
  • Working in agile methodology: Select the project, Prepare the budget & business case, recruit the Product Owners and the Core Team.
  • Transformation Journey: Agile Methodology Pros & Cons, From POC to All, Cultural Change.

AIRBUS Luis Miguel Del Saz Rodriguez Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ AIRBUS

eCommerce impacts and its influence on B2B manufacturing – Customer Experience, Operational Ramifications, and Technology Enablement
  • The “Amazon effect” in B2B: Understand how retail eCommerce is changing the perception of what is “normal” and “expected” in terms of real-time visibility, proactive communication and increased ability to deliver on commitments
  • Operational enablers: Demonstrate how end-to-end supply chain predictability, product availability expectations, S&OP impacts, and flexible order fulfillment processes is becoming expected in B2B
  • Technology enablers: Discuss the rise of integrated, multi-modal visibility platforms and collaboration tools managing from order placement to delivery and how these affect industrial companies with complex logistics and distribution networks

Johnson Controls Kerry Eby VP Global Logistics & Distribution Johnson Controls

project44 Jason Duboe SVP, Business Development project44

11:05

11:50
Embrace the digitalised future of logistics

As the logistics industry continues to evolve within the digital landscape, providers must put themselves in a position to benefit from the advancements that technology will provide. Increased automation processes, and a continuous development plan to handle and utilise data will allow companies to achieve higher levels of efficiency, improve visibility and develop an organisation that is agile and ready for the digital future.

  • Debate whether incumbents can compete with tech-logistics start-ups: Discuss how far established companies can implement the strategy, culture and teams to develop new tech
  • Assess the difficulties for non-tech driven companies: With many still struggling to break free from legacy systems, consider the barriers to achieving full technological transformation
  • Realise the importance of acting quickly: Hear why adopting tools such as online shipping platforms early is essential to protect margins as commoditisation of the industry continues

Moderator: INTTRA Philly Teixeira President, EMEA INTTRA

GEODIS Philippe De Carné CCO & VP Innovation GEODIS

Hanhaa Azhar Hussain CEO Hanhaa

ALK Technologies Rishi Mehra Director Web Products ALK Technologies

Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Andreas Pilkat General Manager Europe Rhenus Warehousing Solutions

Transform your supply chain with a comprehensive digital vision

The latest digital technologies are delivering substantial benefits to supply chain performance that are both affordable and quick to implement. To capture the full value of investments in digitalisation, companies need to embed these new technologies effectively throughout their supply chains.

  • Create a vision for the future: Recognise the importance of leading with a company-wide vision, learn how to develop it and get board level buy-in
  • Execute your vision: Find out how to transform your organisation into an engine for continuous improvement through a clear roadmap and a culture of learning and innovation
  • Be the leader: Enhance customer satisfaction and visibility throughout the value chain by leveraging a fully digitalised supply chain, connecting all suppliers and stake holders
  • The changing face of supply chain security: Adopt and implement robust, innovative, best in class security solutions by applying risk management practices within the supply chain to ensure products are shipped and delivered secure

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Michael Ahner Head of Logistics Europe Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Liberty Global Willem Vesters VP Global Supply Chain Planning Liberty Global

Henkel Dirk Holbach Corporate Vice President - Supply Chain Henkel

Panel Discussion: B2B eCommerce – How eCommerce is impacting B2B manufacturing and logistics and how to adapt to the developments
  • Understand how eCommerce is impacting and trickling into the B2B industry and how that affects expectations and processes of how the supply chain functions
  • Discuss how to position your company as a driver for B2B eCommerce and to take advantage of a market that is waiting to be fully capitalised on
  • Learn what the further trends and developments will be as eCommerce matures into the B2B space

Moderator: EFESO Consulting Hugh Williams VP Value Chain EFESO Consulting

DHL Express Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express

Johnson Controls Kerry Eby VP Global Logistics & Distribution Johnson Controls

JD.com Lori Chao Director, International Corporate Affairs JD.com

11:50

12:05
Introduction of Pantos Logistics and IT visibility system

More information coming soon…

Pantos Logistics Yongho Lee Head of Global Freight Forwarding Pantos Logistics

12:05

13:20
Lunch Break
13:20

13:50
DSV Start-up: Innovation nurturing in the world of logistics service providers

DSV understands the huge role that innovators at start-ups have in the future landscape of the industry and wants to be by their side as their focal transport and logistics partner – helping them develop by ensuring a high performance and scalable supply chain from the beginning.

  • Preparing for the rise of the start-ups: Learn how and why DSV are focusing the new initiative of “DSV Start-Up” in the Israeli market for logistics tech start-ups.
  • Recipe for success: Explore issues that have caused startup partners to fail in the past and how DSV aim to combat this by offering a tailored start-up logistics service.
  • Enable growth for mutual success: Discuss best practices to facilitate an environment that allows success with start-up partners and is manageable form a central function which offers control tower services.

DSV Solutions Meinderdjan Botman CCO DSV Solutions

Future factories – Path to Automation and 5G in manufacturing
  • The transformation journey
    • Factory of the future will be realized through the digitization of the manufacturing process and plants, and enabled by 5G networks
    • Hyper-connected and data intensive, the factory of the future will be an integrated hardware and software system.  Massive quantities of information will be collected from the factory, the enterprise and beyond.
  • Ericsson Smart manufacturing experience
    • Use case driven transformation and lessons learned…
  • The role of 5G in the connected factory
    • What will 5G bring to the factory that existing technology cannot offer

Ericsson Lars Ottoson Head of Ericsson Supply Site Tallinn Ericsson

Case Study: How Iceland Post is Tackling Cross-Border eCommerce Deliveries Through an Expansive Domestic Network
  • Optimising home delivery by expanding services: Learn how Iceland Post is expanding beyond just the postal network, to include parcel points and other accessible pick-up points to improve and expand their delivery reach and impact
  • Cross-border implications of dense package imports: How does Iceland, a large importer of eCommerce deliveries and a country that is outside of the European Union, tackle the last mile and delivery challenges – and what are the customs, tax and excise implications
  • Improving customer experience through real-time communication: Understand how Iceland Post has been able to improve customer experience through real-time communication and ability to provide more context on the move

Iceland Post Einar Geir Jónsson Head of Business Development Iceland Post

13:50

14:20
The Rising Influence of 4PLs on Supply Chain Optimization
  • The specifics for success: Discuss the 3PL and 4PL supply chain models and the best ways to leverage each to achieve supply chain optimization and gain a competitive advantage
  • The best model for your customers: Explore which model offers you the best opportunities to provide for your customers’ demands and can adapt to the systems and processes that facilitate global trade as they evolve
  • Combine advanced IT with traditional logistics expertise: Explore ways to optimise your processes to meet the persistent difficulties in increasing supply chain efficiency

American Global Logistics Doug McBee SVP Sales American Global Logistics

Use artificial intelligence to power a more agile and automated supply chain
  • Investigate how to achieve full automation: Explore the extent of necessary manual intervention into AI processes and ways to achieve full, unattended automation
  • Discover new applications of AI: Hear how AI is helping supply chain leaders identify ideal stock levels, refine workflows and networks and deliver excellent customer service
  • Improve demand forecasting through machine learning: Learn how to streamline network flows, reduce costs and increase flexibility with applications that automatically learn your operations and habits

IBM Matthias Graefe Director Transformation IBM

Happiness is all about the ending- win the ecommerce battle with convenient delivery
  • The changing face of ecommerce: How has this changed buyer behaviour and why Amazon has lead the charge so far
  • Excelling through delivery: How leading retailers like ASOS, MatchesFashion.com and Wickes are owning the ecommerce battle by putting shoppers first through delivery
  • Building a competitive advantage: What On the dot have learnt on this journey so far, the tech they’re using and what retailers can do to offer their own solution to build a competitive advantage

On the dot Taher Khaliq CTO On the dot

14:20

15:05
Overcome the capacity "scissor effect" of growing demands and limited availability

With demand outstripping delivery capabilities and continuing driver shortages across Europe, logistics providers are being forced to find new ways to facilitate deliveries. Explore the factors contributing to this and how companies can overcome the challenges they present.

  • External trends affecting capacity: Explore the origins of capacity restraints such as driver shortages, natural disasters and the pressures of eCommerce.
  • Find ways to increase transportation execution: Discuss how strategies such as modal diversification can limit the effects of reduced capacity and achieve a competitive advantage
  • Collaborate to reduce costs: Learn how to create innovative agreements to combat the cost and quality effects that squeezed capacity has on retailers, manufacturers and LSPs

Jan de Rijk Logistics Sebatiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk Logistics

Imperial Logistics Christian Berlin Director Road Liquid Imperial Logistics

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

Define a clear strategy to ensure successful automation

Robotics are transforming the nature of automation. With a wide range of technologies on offer, it is important to plan what you will incorporate and how to create efficiencies in your operations.

  • Understand the opportunities in automation: Gain a wide-ranging view of the automation landscape, from additive manufacturing to picking + packing robotics to automated replenishment devices, to choose the best tools for your business
  • Integrate robotics successfully into your manufacturing strategy: Find out how to improve your lead and delivery times, affordably and without interrupting your existing processes
  • Enhance your customer-centric automation strategy: Move away from simply calculating costs and recovery to focus on the customer more, fulfilling their needs despite demand fluctuations
  • The digital factory and people: Discover how an innovation-driven workforce empowers production capabilities, and fosters the introduction of new smart manufacturing technologies

Ericsson Lars Ottoson Head of Ericsson Supply Site Tallinn Ericsson

AIRBUS Luis Miguel Del Saz Rodriguez Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ AIRBUS

IBM Matthias Graefe Director Transformation IBM

Celonis Safil Andersen Regional Sales Director Celonis

Future of Urban Logistics 3.0 and the Evolution of the Last Mile
  • Advantages of a PUDO model: Discuss the commercial and environmental benefits of the pick-up-drop-off network, the key players in it, and how it is evolving in the urban landscape
  • Customer behaviour and preferences: Understand how customer expectations are shaping last mile strategies and how retailers, suppliers and enablers can prepare for continual shifts
  • Building your delivery menu: How to strike the right balance between options, price and customer needs to retain margins whilst improving customer experience

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser Managing Director Parcelly

Yodel / Collect+ Matthew Jacques Partnership Director Yodel / Collect+

Post NL Rein Simonis Business Development Leader Post NL

15:05

15:55
Coffee Break
Logistics
Supply Chain
15:55

16:25
Responding to customer needs requires customer focused co-creation
  • Hear how Damco has responded to what has emerged as two distinct customer needs
  • Learn from a case study reflecting how Damco worked with a key customer to co-create a solution

DAMCO Frank Hellberg CEO Germany DAMCO

Overcome the challenges posed by innovating in logistics
  • Change organisational mindsets: Promote a digital outlook across your enterprise to energise your workforce and leverage the advantages of a technology-driven business
  • Focus on the areas that matter most: Discover how measuring and making incremental improvements to proven business areas can drive innovations that lead to success
  • Build a culture of innovation: Explore how to promote ideation, prototyping, testing and design thinking within your organisation to encourage innovative new products and foster out of the box thinking

BAT Leonardo Campelo Marins Logistics Innovation Lead BAT

16:25

16:55
Intelligent Solutions for Logistics Specialists

In this presentation, JDA will show you how you can shape the digital transformation in your company. It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible they are. Seemless and autonomous end-to-end supply chain processes will reinvent the business and how 3PLs work together with their customers. Hear more about JDA’s views on how logistics will develop towards 2025.

JDA Peter van Merode Vice President Logistics Industry Strategy JDA Software

Supply Chain Risk Management in a Digital World

The digitalization of supply chain is a key factor in improving customer centricity as follows:

  • Real time access and transparency to information across entire supply chain (i.e. inventory, logistic hubs, manufacturing, customer demand patterns)
  • Analytic driven risk scoring and dashboards enabling quick decision making for risk mitigation and action and protect revenue
  • Understanding highest impact supply chain nodes and prioritize where sourcing options, demand and capacity planning can be improved

Nypro Yann Le Derf Senior Director Supply Chain Management Nypro

16:55

17:40
How human intelligence remains key for the logistics industry
  • Promote a culture of creativity: Understand how to recruit a self-motivated staff who want to achieve quickly and, by encouraging innovation, change and expert customer service, generate success and growth
  • Benefit from the millennial mindset: Explore the most effective ways to attract a tech-savvy workforce and develop their potential to advance your organisation
  • Make humans the difference in your business: Find out how a unified and inspired workforce, supported by technology, will win, delight and retain your customers

Greencarrier Group Johan Jemdahl CEO Greencarrier Group

Broekman Logistics Ron Kuijpers Business Development Director Broekman Logistics

Arvato SCM Solutions Ken Taylor Head of Innovation Arvato SCM Solutions

Develop an intelligent supply chain

A modern digital supply network is powered by advanced analytics. Discover how intelligent technologies, operational can improve visibility efficiency and decision making across your entire operation.

  • Establishing a digital connection: Find out how organizations are embedding digital down and across all supply chain tiers significantly to reduces risk and costs, to provide a decisive and competitive advantage
  • Hear how to leverage AI to drive supply chain visibility: Discuss how end-to-end visibility aligns with your business goals, and how far AI + data can enable smart decisions and operational efficiency
  • Solve potential delays before they even occur: Discuss how leveraging real time track and trace data allows executives to become more accurate and precise in decision-making
  • Take advantage of new technologies: Enable traceability of inventory, reduce asset loss and ultimately improve end-to-end efficiency through shared data and visualization portals across the supply chain connecting all your suppliers and partners in one place

ABB Mark Messow Group Vice President - Operations Transformation Project Office ABB

Rockwell Automation Kees Reurekas EMEA Transportation Manager Rockwell Automation

Nypro Yann Le Derf Senior Director Supply Chain Management Nypro

Closing Keynote
17:40

18:10
Supply chain transformation for omni-channel performance

When customers move across channels, a traditional multi-channel approach to logistics & distribution will potentially be inadequate with respect to delivery speed, supply chain performance visibility and data availability, and the provision of an experience that is tailored to the consumer expectations

  • Find out the key to implementing an omni-channel logistics strategy which focuses on the customer journey
  • This presentation examines the capability requirements for an omni-channel supply chain and key considerations when developing the roadmap, with a focus on the last mile delivery approach that conquers the challenge many retailers are facing

Adidas Alexandra Morton VP Supply Chain Western Europe Adidas

18:10

19:40
Networking Drinks
31st October, 2018 — Day 2
Opening Keynotes
08:15

08:20
Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Chairperson: Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

08:20

08:50
How global logistics providers respond to eCommerce and innovation
  • Explore the potential disintermediation of freight forwarding companies that may be closer than we think as a result of digitalisation across the industry
  • Find how GEODIS are taking substantial steps to ensure that innovation is used as a key differentiator for them to gain an advantage on other logistic providers
  • Discuss the potential disruptive qualities of eCommerce and assess the threat it poses to global logistics providers alongside the likely opportunities it offers for growth

GEODIS Philippe De Carné CCO & VP Innovation GEODIS

08:50

09:20
De-risking Brexit - Strategies to minimise disruption to EU-UK supply chain flows

At the date of the Forum, there will be less than five months until Britain leaves the European Union. By then, the nature and timing of the parting will be clearer but some friction and short-term disruption to freight flows between the UK and the EU27 countries seems inevitable and should be provided for. This presentation will update on the prospects for a soft, hard or No Deal Brexit from the business organisation that leads for logistics in the UK. FTA has also developed guidance on the assessment of supply chain risk arising from Brexit and strategies to avoid or reduce disruption. If you have yet to consider the contingent risk to your UK and Irish customers and suppliers from Brexit, this will be a good place and time to start!

Freight Transport Association James Hookham Deputy Chief Executive Freight Transport Association

09:20

10:05
BREXIT, eCommerce planning and cross-border impacts – Preparing your supply chain for a multitude of possibilities

This session will assess the best possible strategy options for companies to choose from depending on the actual effects of BREXIT in March 2019. to make an optimal choice and avoid reactive decision-making

  • What does Brexit mean for trade? Discuss how new EU regulations will impact the free movement of trade and how supply chains must adapt their operations accordingly, including critical factors such as employment challenges and the UK playing catch up with the EU eCustoms agenda
  • Implications on cross-border eCommerce: Explore the realities of increased costs for cross border eCommerce after BREXIT as a result of new VAT requirements in the country of supply, government impact levies and customs clearing duties and processes
  • Supply network planning for post-BREXIT: Discuss how organizations can analyse and map their supplier tiers for weaknesses and engage early to minimise risk and maintain margins address the impacts on existing demand channels
  • The long-term outlook: What does it mean for UK manufacturing, distribution and transport in the long run? Are UK bases of international manufactures becoming untenable without relocate?

GS1 Jaco Voorspuij Senior Manager Transport & Logistcs GS1

Deloitte Raoul Ramautarsing Partner (Global Trade Authority) Deloitte

Freight Transport Association James Hookham Deputy Chief Executive Freight Transport Association

10:05

10:55
Coffee Break
Logistics
Supply Chain

Track Chairperson: Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Track Chairperson: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

10:55

11:25
Port of Antwerp vision towards a smart digital hub

The Port of Antwerp hosts a vibrant logistics community in support of a key economic cluster in the European economy. The Antwerp port authority and community see a huge opportunity in the digitalisation of the supply chain towards increased transparency and operational efficiency.

  • Data initiatives: Find out what digital initiatives the Port of Antwerp takes to facilitate a broad portfolio of stakeholders in and around the port.
  • Explore Nxtport data platform: Discuss how the Nxtport data platform serves as a catalyst towards increased connectivity, collaboration and innovation between trade partners.
  • Huge data impact: Understand the impact the platform has had on the port community systems and several blockchain pilots as well as inspiring sector wide initiatives such as the European Electronic Cleaning Document.

Port of Antwerp Erwin Verstraelen Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee Port of Antwerp

The Corporate Supply Chain Start-up, How to develop innovation in your supply chains

Digital technology is disrupting traditional business and their supply chains. The challenge for companies is where to innovate, all depending on the company and supply chain strategy.

  • Look outside your own organization to innovate: Hear why organizations need to learn how to innovate by looking at start-ups and their rapid developments
  • Maturity Matrix: Supply Chain Media has developed a Maturity Matrix of European Supply Chain Start-ups addressing the 10 areas of digitization and innovation in the supply chain. Find out the best tips and tricks on how you can leverage collaboration with start-ups

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

11:25

11:55
Capturing the e-commerce potential in Europe
  • E-commerce in Europe and the European e-shopper
  • Developing a successful last mile operator into a global logistics and fulfillment company
  • How can bpost help you to capture the e-commerce potential

bpost Dirk Tirez Member of Group Executive Committee & Chief Legal Officer bpost

What’s your next step in supply chain analytics?
  • Developing end-to-end visibility and analytics capabilities in the supply chain can be challenging – Hear how Heinken and Argusi have partnered together to adopt and implement an end-to-end supply chain platform
  • Drive software and employee synergy: Learn how to train your employees and embed an effective supply chain platform within in your organization to excel at effective decision making
  • Lessons learn, mistakes made : Find out how the effective framework implemented at Heineken helps the organization to set the appropriate steps in developing end-to-end visibility and analytics capability and harvest the enormous potential of all these new technologies. And determine what’s next?

Argusi Bas Groothedde, PhD. Founding Partner Argusi

Heineken International B.V. Benno Waterman S&OP Manager HEINEKEN Asia Pacific Heineken International B.V.

11:55

12:25
Use big data to optimise your supply chain

The constant waves of digital disruption that are sweeping over the logistics market offer a vast array of possibilities for rapidly improving supply chain operations. In this session, Ahlers will explore how LSPs can take advantage of these opportunities.

  • Develop agile innovation practices: Examine why LSPs often struggle to respond to radical change, and explore how they can learn to adapt more readily to emerging trends
  • Design a future-proof roadmap: Find out which steps Ahlers have taken to ensure that they become a long-term logistics player in the context of the “Physical Internet
  • Hear a case study on big data analytics: Discover how Ahlers and their shipper client used horizontal transport collaboration to achieve cost savings and efficiencies for both parties

Ahlers Tia Meyvis Senior Project Manager Ahlers

Ahlers Kevin Onderbeke Sales Manager Supply Chain Solutions Ahlers

Optimizing global supply chains: From project to execution

Supply Chain as a bridge between Sourcing and Customer. How to define the optimal global supply chain set up?

  • Global supply chain set up: showing the global supply chain network covering suppliers from all over the world to customers in 26 countries in 760 stores.
  • Designing optimal route to market: optimizing the supply chain for each individual supplier
  • Cost identification and price calculation: pricing the products to allow correct decision making
  • Stock management: managing global stocks for multiple countries

Metro AG Alex van den Heijkant Head of Supply Management, Global Supply Chain Management Metro AG

12:25

13:10
How Corporations Innovate with Industry-Leading Supply Chain Startups

Learn how Plug and Play helps corporations (from Mittelstand to multi-national conglomerate) brace themselves for Industry 4.0 and stay relevant in today's ever-changing landscape. Listen to leading experts share how tapping into startups helped drive their digitization strategy

Plug & Play Michael Zayonc Founder and Global Director Plug & Play Supply Chain & Logistics

Ericsson Mariël van der Linden Portfolio Manager Logistic - IOT Transport & Logistics Ericsson

Drive future success with a dynamic and customer-centric network

Today, customer requirements are changing and increasing so rapidly that networks are being forced continually to keep up. This session explores how organisations can enhance their network orchestration to manage demand fluctuations and successfully meet their customers’ ever-growing expectations.

  • Redefine your global supply chain strategy: Evaluate which factors you’ll need to consider when evaluating your network design and set-up of warehouses, DC’s and FC’s
  • Enhance your decision making: Make the optimal choices for reshaping your supply chain network by following best practices from project management to execution to reduce costs
  • Develop an adaptive network: Create a plan for regularly redesigning and rethinking your network to take into account constant changes to customer demands and market shifts
  • Debate ways to manage a dynamic stock: Discuss the effective parameters to optimise inventory and where stock should be placed to increase supply chain efficiency

ABB John Muncey Group Vice President Transport ABB

UCB Pharma Ludovic Ménédème Lead of Global Distribution, Customer Service and Commercial Relationships UCB Pharma

HARTMANN Bjoern Neal Kirchner VP Supply Chain Management PAUL HARTMANN AG

13:10

14:10
Lunch Break
Closing Keynotes
14:10

14:40
Entering the age of swarm logistics

New technologies such as Blockchain, IoT and AI bring us one step closer to the vision of a fully connected and self-organised Supply Chain, enabling automation and new business models for all parties involved.

  • In this session, we explore the collaborative implementation of these technologies with a focus on automated contracting.
  • Learnings from real-life transportation and insurance use cases in trucking, as well as practical information about decentralised industry infrastructures, are shared.

+D (Supply Chain Protocol) Darina Onoprienko CEO, evertrace / LogisticsTech Advisory +D

14:40

15:25
Create a transformation strategy for the long term that balances your needs in the present

New technological opportunities are flooding the logistics industry, but margins and customer satisfaction are still key to success and survival. Explore how to structure an effective quarter-by-quarter strategy that takes into consideration the wider expansion and growth goals of your organisation.

  • Discuss best practices for achieving long term digital transformation: Formulate a roadmap to reach your future digital goals while continuing to support the current running of your operations
  • Integrate scaled adoption processes: With most providers still in the early stages of a digital transformation, discuss ways to adopt technologies gradually to support future success, while embedding short term gains such as innovation teams
  • Efficiency today will bring success tomorrow: Explore how to create a balance in your organisation’s growth by maintaining focus on more traditional methods such as geographical expansion and what new tech pilots can offer your organization to gain and retain customers.

Raben Group Anthony Ranson Head of Sea & Air Raben Group

Redspher Ignacio Tirado COO Redspher

plus_d__supply_chain_protocol Darina Onoprienko CEO, evertrace / LogisticsTech Advisory +D

15:25
Conference Ends
30th October, 2018 — Day 1
Opening Keynotes
08:00

08:05
eft Welcome Address

eyefortransport (EFT) Danielle Horsnell SCS, Event Director eyefortransport (EFT)

eyefortransport (EFT) Paddy Le Count 3PL, Event Director eyefortransport (EFT)

08:05

08:15
Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Chairperson: EFESO Consulting Hugh Williams VP Value Chain EFESO Consulting

08:15

08:45
How HP transforms to a digital value chain
  • Learn how HP built a new vision around the ‘amazing experience’ and what this has meant for the supply chain.
  • Find out why defining the ‘digital value chain’ has helped HP structure an end-to-end business strategy rather than a supply chain only one
  • Learn how adaptive manufacturing can redefine the business and supply chain. Using an example of a ‘printer that can print’ itself
  • Hear how HP is using their supply chain capabilities to innovate across the entire printing ecosystem with the instant ink model: driving high customer satisfaction and retention.

HP Volker Schmitz VP Supply Chain HP

08:45

09:15
Rethink your operations to capitalise on the transformation of logistics
  • Hear Coyote logistics assess the key trends affecting the industry right now that will be the differentiators for your company over the coming two years
  • Find out how providers can approach the volatile nature of the logistics industry and manage the lack of predictability in an effective and profitable way
  • Discuss the practical ways to increase visibility across your supply chain and the difficulties involved in obtaining and implementing the best technology to make this a reality

Coyote Logistics Mathijs Slangen SVP Commercial Europe Coyote Logistics

09:15

10:05
Coffee Break
Logistics
Supply Chain
eCommerce

Track Chairperson: Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Track Chairperson: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Track Chairperson: EFESO Consulting Hugh Williams VP Value Chain EFESO Consulting

10:05

10:35
How XPO Logistics transformed the supply chain with robotics

Hear how XPO collaborates with its customers on solving the challenges associated with package preparation while managing volume growth and retailers’ expectations.

  • A customer focused approach with the capacity to expand: Find out how XPO developed a strong level of expertise in automated applications for the logistics sector and now utilise advanced automation at more than 25 sites across Europe to provide fast and accurate client operations.
  • Bespoke solutions for specific partnerships: Hear how XPO works together with customers to equip warehouse facilities with robots capable of continuous operation leading to increased competitiveness through productivity.
  • Quality and reliability enhanced by robotization: Explore how robotics can increase reliability by minimising errors during strenuous aspects of order preparation, making the best use of employee labour and enhancing working conditions.

XPO Logistics Mark Wilkinson SVP, Director of Sales, Supply Chain Europe XPO Logistics

Leading a Digital Transformation- Why now is the time for the logistics and supply chain revolution
  • Henkel’s Industry 4.0 Vision: Find out how Henkel are utilising an effective road map to advance Industry 4.0 in their manufacturing and operations
  • Digital Community & Digital Backbone: Hear how smart factories, intelligent machines are controlling, and optimising production process based on real time information are fast becoming a reality
  • Uncover the digital lighthouse that is being built at Henkel

Henkel Dirk Holbach Corporate Vice President, Supply Chain Henkel

B2B eCommerce: The next revolution for the logistics industry

To take advantage, B2B companies will need to adapt their supply chains to be more like a B2C channel. Hear how DHL have transformed their operations in the B2B service market and explore the fundamental shifts you need to consider to bring dramatic growth to your organisation.

  • Take your slice of the eCommerce pie: Understand the principles of B2C eCommerce and find out how to apply them to your B2B operations to harness this major opportunity
  • Unlock the potential in eCommerce: Examine how agile, data orientated logistics companies can master the seamless integration of B2B eCommerce into their operations
  • Become an innovator: Discuss how to position your company as a driver for B2B eCommerce, not just a facilitator and to take advantage of a market that is waiting to be fully capitalised on.

DHL Express Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express

10:35

11:05
B2C - solving the last mile challenges for bulky goods in home delivery
  • A leader in home delivery solutions: Discuss how Gebrüder Weiss have capitalized on the increased demand generated by eCommerce to establish themselves as a leader provider for the CEE region.
  • A complete and uncompromising service: Explore the diverse abilities of GW pro.line home to deliver a convenient solution for last mile deliveries to client’s customers large unit shipments
  • Customer demands at the essence: Find out how Gebrüder Weiss have combatted the challenges of home delivery by tackling the biggest pain points of end customers such as express deliveries, improved customer service operations and efficient returns capabilities.

Gebrüder Weiss Jürgen Bauer Director and Regional Manager East Gebrüder Weiss

Supply Chain Digital Transformación at Airbus
  • How to start: Establish a mission, Define pain points and benchmarking.
  • Working in agile methodology: Select the project, Prepare the budget & business case, recruit the Product Owners and the Core Team.
  • Transformation Journey: Agile Methodology Pros & Cons, From POC to All, Cultural Change.

AIRBUS Luis Miguel Del Saz Rodriguez Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ AIRBUS

eCommerce impacts and its influence on B2B manufacturing – Customer Experience, Operational Ramifications, and Technology Enablement
  • The “Amazon effect” in B2B: Understand how retail eCommerce is changing the perception of what is “normal” and “expected” in terms of real-time visibility, proactive communication and increased ability to deliver on commitments
  • Operational enablers: Demonstrate how end-to-end supply chain predictability, product availability expectations, S&OP impacts, and flexible order fulfillment processes is becoming expected in B2B
  • Technology enablers: Discuss the rise of integrated, multi-modal visibility platforms and collaboration tools managing from order placement to delivery and how these affect industrial companies with complex logistics and distribution networks

Johnson Controls Kerry Eby VP Global Logistics & Distribution Johnson Controls

project44 Jason Duboe SVP, Business Development project44

11:05

11:50
Embrace the digitalised future of logistics

As the logistics industry continues to evolve within the digital landscape, providers must put themselves in a position to benefit from the advancements that technology will provide. Increased automation processes, and a continuous development plan to handle and utilise data will allow companies to achieve higher levels of efficiency, improve visibility and develop an organisation that is agile and ready for the digital future.

  • Debate whether incumbents can compete with tech-logistics start-ups: Discuss how far established companies can implement the strategy, culture and teams to develop new tech
  • Assess the difficulties for non-tech driven companies: With many still struggling to break free from legacy systems, consider the barriers to achieving full technological transformation
  • Realise the importance of acting quickly: Hear why adopting tools such as online shipping platforms early is essential to protect margins as commoditisation of the industry continues

Moderator: INTTRA Philly Teixeira President, EMEA INTTRA

GEODIS Philippe De Carné CCO & VP Innovation GEODIS

Hanhaa Azhar Hussain CEO Hanhaa

ALK Technologies Rishi Mehra Director Web Products ALK Technologies

Rhenus Warehousing Solutions Andreas Pilkat General Manager Europe Rhenus Warehousing Solutions

Transform your supply chain with a comprehensive digital vision

The latest digital technologies are delivering substantial benefits to supply chain performance that are both affordable and quick to implement. To capture the full value of investments in digitalisation, companies need to embed these new technologies effectively throughout their supply chains.

  • Create a vision for the future: Recognise the importance of leading with a company-wide vision, learn how to develop it and get board level buy-in
  • Execute your vision: Find out how to transform your organisation into an engine for continuous improvement through a clear roadmap and a culture of learning and innovation
  • Be the leader: Enhance customer satisfaction and visibility throughout the value chain by leveraging a fully digitalised supply chain, connecting all suppliers and stake holders
  • The changing face of supply chain security: Adopt and implement robust, innovative, best in class security solutions by applying risk management practices within the supply chain to ensure products are shipped and delivered secure

Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe Michael Ahner Head of Logistics Europe Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

Liberty Global Willem Vesters VP Global Supply Chain Planning Liberty Global

Henkel Dirk Holbach Corporate Vice President - Supply Chain Henkel

Panel Discussion: B2B eCommerce – How eCommerce is impacting B2B manufacturing and logistics and how to adapt to the developments
  • Understand how eCommerce is impacting and trickling into the B2B industry and how that affects expectations and processes of how the supply chain functions
  • Discuss how to position your company as a driver for B2B eCommerce and to take advantage of a market that is waiting to be fully capitalised on
  • Learn what the further trends and developments will be as eCommerce matures into the B2B space

Moderator: EFESO Consulting Hugh Williams VP Value Chain EFESO Consulting

DHL Express Markus Reckling Managing Director DHL Express

Johnson Controls Kerry Eby VP Global Logistics & Distribution Johnson Controls

JD.com Lori Chao Director, International Corporate Affairs JD.com

11:50

12:05
Introduction of Pantos Logistics and IT visibility system

More information coming soon…

Pantos Logistics Yongho Lee Head of Global Freight Forwarding Pantos Logistics

12:05

13:20
Lunch Break
13:20

13:50
DSV Start-up: Innovation nurturing in the world of logistics service providers

DSV understands the huge role that innovators at start-ups have in the future landscape of the industry and wants to be by their side as their focal transport and logistics partner – helping them develop by ensuring a high performance and scalable supply chain from the beginning.

  • Preparing for the rise of the start-ups: Learn how and why DSV are focusing the new initiative of “DSV Start-Up” in the Israeli market for logistics tech start-ups.
  • Recipe for success: Explore issues that have caused startup partners to fail in the past and how DSV aim to combat this by offering a tailored start-up logistics service.
  • Enable growth for mutual success: Discuss best practices to facilitate an environment that allows success with start-up partners and is manageable form a central function which offers control tower services.

DSV Solutions Meinderdjan Botman CCO DSV Solutions

Future factories – Path to Automation and 5G in manufacturing
  • The transformation journey
    • Factory of the future will be realized through the digitization of the manufacturing process and plants, and enabled by 5G networks
    • Hyper-connected and data intensive, the factory of the future will be an integrated hardware and software system.  Massive quantities of information will be collected from the factory, the enterprise and beyond.
  • Ericsson Smart manufacturing experience
    • Use case driven transformation and lessons learned…
  • The role of 5G in the connected factory
    • What will 5G bring to the factory that existing technology cannot offer

Ericsson Lars Ottoson Head of Ericsson Supply Site Tallinn Ericsson

Case Study: How Iceland Post is Tackling Cross-Border eCommerce Deliveries Through an Expansive Domestic Network
  • Optimising home delivery by expanding services: Learn how Iceland Post is expanding beyond just the postal network, to include parcel points and other accessible pick-up points to improve and expand their delivery reach and impact
  • Cross-border implications of dense package imports: How does Iceland, a large importer of eCommerce deliveries and a country that is outside of the European Union, tackle the last mile and delivery challenges – and what are the customs, tax and excise implications
  • Improving customer experience through real-time communication: Understand how Iceland Post has been able to improve customer experience through real-time communication and ability to provide more context on the move

Iceland Post Einar Geir Jónsson Head of Business Development Iceland Post

13:50

14:20
The Rising Influence of 4PLs on Supply Chain Optimization
  • The specifics for success: Discuss the 3PL and 4PL supply chain models and the best ways to leverage each to achieve supply chain optimization and gain a competitive advantage
  • The best model for your customers: Explore which model offers you the best opportunities to provide for your customers’ demands and can adapt to the systems and processes that facilitate global trade as they evolve
  • Combine advanced IT with traditional logistics expertise: Explore ways to optimise your processes to meet the persistent difficulties in increasing supply chain efficiency

American Global Logistics Doug McBee SVP Sales American Global Logistics

Use artificial intelligence to power a more agile and automated supply chain
  • Investigate how to achieve full automation: Explore the extent of necessary manual intervention into AI processes and ways to achieve full, unattended automation
  • Discover new applications of AI: Hear how AI is helping supply chain leaders identify ideal stock levels, refine workflows and networks and deliver excellent customer service
  • Improve demand forecasting through machine learning: Learn how to streamline network flows, reduce costs and increase flexibility with applications that automatically learn your operations and habits

IBM Matthias Graefe Director Transformation IBM

Happiness is all about the ending- win the ecommerce battle with convenient delivery
  • The changing face of ecommerce: How has this changed buyer behaviour and why Amazon has lead the charge so far
  • Excelling through delivery: How leading retailers like ASOS, MatchesFashion.com and Wickes are owning the ecommerce battle by putting shoppers first through delivery
  • Building a competitive advantage: What On the dot have learnt on this journey so far, the tech they’re using and what retailers can do to offer their own solution to build a competitive advantage

On the dot Taher Khaliq CTO On the dot

14:20

15:05
Overcome the capacity "scissor effect" of growing demands and limited availability

With demand outstripping delivery capabilities and continuing driver shortages across Europe, logistics providers are being forced to find new ways to facilitate deliveries. Explore the factors contributing to this and how companies can overcome the challenges they present.

  • External trends affecting capacity: Explore the origins of capacity restraints such as driver shortages, natural disasters and the pressures of eCommerce.
  • Find ways to increase transportation execution: Discuss how strategies such as modal diversification can limit the effects of reduced capacity and achieve a competitive advantage
  • Collaborate to reduce costs: Learn how to create innovative agreements to combat the cost and quality effects that squeezed capacity has on retailers, manufacturers and LSPs

Jan de Rijk Logistics Sebatiaan Scholte CEO Jan de Rijk Logistics

Imperial Logistics Christian Berlin Director Road Liquid Imperial Logistics

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

Define a clear strategy to ensure successful automation

Robotics are transforming the nature of automation. With a wide range of technologies on offer, it is important to plan what you will incorporate and how to create efficiencies in your operations.

  • Understand the opportunities in automation: Gain a wide-ranging view of the automation landscape, from additive manufacturing to picking + packing robotics to automated replenishment devices, to choose the best tools for your business
  • Integrate robotics successfully into your manufacturing strategy: Find out how to improve your lead and delivery times, affordably and without interrupting your existing processes
  • Enhance your customer-centric automation strategy: Move away from simply calculating costs and recovery to focus on the customer more, fulfilling their needs despite demand fluctuations
  • The digital factory and people: Discover how an innovation-driven workforce empowers production capabilities, and fosters the introduction of new smart manufacturing technologies

Ericsson Lars Ottoson Head of Ericsson Supply Site Tallinn Ericsson

AIRBUS Luis Miguel Del Saz Rodriguez Head of Digital Transformation Ordering & Logistics PZ AIRBUS

IBM Matthias Graefe Director Transformation IBM

Celonis Safil Andersen Regional Sales Director Celonis

Future of Urban Logistics 3.0 and the Evolution of the Last Mile
  • Advantages of a PUDO model: Discuss the commercial and environmental benefits of the pick-up-drop-off network, the key players in it, and how it is evolving in the urban landscape
  • Customer behaviour and preferences: Understand how customer expectations are shaping last mile strategies and how retailers, suppliers and enablers can prepare for continual shifts
  • Building your delivery menu: How to strike the right balance between options, price and customer needs to retain margins whilst improving customer experience

Parcelly Sebastian Steinhauser Managing Director Parcelly

Yodel / Collect+ Matthew Jacques Partnership Director Yodel / Collect+

Post NL Rein Simonis Business Development Leader Post NL

15:05

15:55
Coffee Break
Logistics
Supply Chain
15:55

16:25
Responding to customer needs requires customer focused co-creation
  • Hear how Damco has responded to what has emerged as two distinct customer needs
  • Learn from a case study reflecting how Damco worked with a key customer to co-create a solution

DAMCO Frank Hellberg CEO Germany DAMCO

Overcome the challenges posed by innovating in logistics
  • Change organisational mindsets: Promote a digital outlook across your enterprise to energise your workforce and leverage the advantages of a technology-driven business
  • Focus on the areas that matter most: Discover how measuring and making incremental improvements to proven business areas can drive innovations that lead to success
  • Build a culture of innovation: Explore how to promote ideation, prototyping, testing and design thinking within your organisation to encourage innovative new products and foster out of the box thinking

BAT Leonardo Campelo Marins Logistics Innovation Lead BAT

16:25

16:55
Intelligent Solutions for Logistics Specialists

In this presentation, JDA will show you how you can shape the digital transformation in your company. It’s not just about the change or the expansion of services any longer, but about how fast and flexible they are. Seemless and autonomous end-to-end supply chain processes will reinvent the business and how 3PLs work together with their customers. Hear more about JDA’s views on how logistics will develop towards 2025.

JDA Peter van Merode Vice President Logistics Industry Strategy JDA Software

Supply Chain Risk Management in a Digital World

The digitalization of supply chain is a key factor in improving customer centricity as follows:

  • Real time access and transparency to information across entire supply chain (i.e. inventory, logistic hubs, manufacturing, customer demand patterns)
  • Analytic driven risk scoring and dashboards enabling quick decision making for risk mitigation and action and protect revenue
  • Understanding highest impact supply chain nodes and prioritize where sourcing options, demand and capacity planning can be improved

Nypro Yann Le Derf Senior Director Supply Chain Management Nypro

16:55

17:40
How human intelligence remains key for the logistics industry
  • Promote a culture of creativity: Understand how to recruit a self-motivated staff who want to achieve quickly and, by encouraging innovation, change and expert customer service, generate success and growth
  • Benefit from the millennial mindset: Explore the most effective ways to attract a tech-savvy workforce and develop their potential to advance your organisation
  • Make humans the difference in your business: Find out how a unified and inspired workforce, supported by technology, will win, delight and retain your customers

Greencarrier Group Johan Jemdahl CEO Greencarrier Group

Broekman Logistics Ron Kuijpers Business Development Director Broekman Logistics

Arvato SCM Solutions Ken Taylor Head of Innovation Arvato SCM Solutions

Develop an intelligent supply chain

A modern digital supply network is powered by advanced analytics. Discover how intelligent technologies, operational can improve visibility efficiency and decision making across your entire operation.

  • Establishing a digital connection: Find out how organizations are embedding digital down and across all supply chain tiers significantly to reduces risk and costs, to provide a decisive and competitive advantage
  • Hear how to leverage AI to drive supply chain visibility: Discuss how end-to-end visibility aligns with your business goals, and how far AI + data can enable smart decisions and operational efficiency
  • Solve potential delays before they even occur: Discuss how leveraging real time track and trace data allows executives to become more accurate and precise in decision-making
  • Take advantage of new technologies: Enable traceability of inventory, reduce asset loss and ultimately improve end-to-end efficiency through shared data and visualization portals across the supply chain connecting all your suppliers and partners in one place

ABB Mark Messow Group Vice President - Operations Transformation Project Office ABB

Rockwell Automation Kees Reurekas EMEA Transportation Manager Rockwell Automation

Nypro Yann Le Derf Senior Director Supply Chain Management Nypro

Closing Keynote
17:40

18:10
Supply chain transformation for omni-channel performance

When customers move across channels, a traditional multi-channel approach to logistics & distribution will potentially be inadequate with respect to delivery speed, supply chain performance visibility and data availability, and the provision of an experience that is tailored to the consumer expectations

  • Find out the key to implementing an omni-channel logistics strategy which focuses on the customer journey
  • This presentation examines the capability requirements for an omni-channel supply chain and key considerations when developing the roadmap, with a focus on the last mile delivery approach that conquers the challenge many retailers are facing

Adidas Alexandra Morton VP Supply Chain Western Europe Adidas

18:10

19:40
Networking Drinks

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31st October, 2018 — Day 2
Opening Keynotes
08:15

08:20
Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Chairperson: Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

08:20

08:50
How global logistics providers respond to eCommerce and innovation
  • Explore the potential disintermediation of freight forwarding companies that may be closer than we think as a result of digitalisation across the industry
  • Find how GEODIS are taking substantial steps to ensure that innovation is used as a key differentiator for them to gain an advantage on other logistic providers
  • Discuss the potential disruptive qualities of eCommerce and assess the threat it poses to global logistics providers alongside the likely opportunities it offers for growth

GEODIS Philippe De Carné CCO & VP Innovation GEODIS

08:50

09:20
De-risking Brexit - Strategies to minimise disruption to EU-UK supply chain flows

At the date of the Forum, there will be less than five months until Britain leaves the European Union. By then, the nature and timing of the parting will be clearer but some friction and short-term disruption to freight flows between the UK and the EU27 countries seems inevitable and should be provided for. This presentation will update on the prospects for a soft, hard or No Deal Brexit from the business organisation that leads for logistics in the UK. FTA has also developed guidance on the assessment of supply chain risk arising from Brexit and strategies to avoid or reduce disruption. If you have yet to consider the contingent risk to your UK and Irish customers and suppliers from Brexit, this will be a good place and time to start!

Freight Transport Association James Hookham Deputy Chief Executive Freight Transport Association

09:20

10:05
BREXIT, eCommerce planning and cross-border impacts – Preparing your supply chain for a multitude of possibilities

This session will assess the best possible strategy options for companies to choose from depending on the actual effects of BREXIT in March 2019. to make an optimal choice and avoid reactive decision-making

  • What does Brexit mean for trade? Discuss how new EU regulations will impact the free movement of trade and how supply chains must adapt their operations accordingly, including critical factors such as employment challenges and the UK playing catch up with the EU eCustoms agenda
  • Implications on cross-border eCommerce: Explore the realities of increased costs for cross border eCommerce after BREXIT as a result of new VAT requirements in the country of supply, government impact levies and customs clearing duties and processes
  • Supply network planning for post-BREXIT: Discuss how organizations can analyse and map their supplier tiers for weaknesses and engage early to minimise risk and maintain margins address the impacts on existing demand channels
  • The long-term outlook: What does it mean for UK manufacturing, distribution and transport in the long run? Are UK bases of international manufactures becoming untenable without relocate?

GS1 Jaco Voorspuij Senior Manager Transport & Logistcs GS1

Deloitte Raoul Ramautarsing Partner (Global Trade Authority) Deloitte

Freight Transport Association James Hookham Deputy Chief Executive Freight Transport Association

10:05

10:55
Coffee Break
Logistics
Supply Chain

Track Chairperson: Graphene Partners Adam Chazanow Managing Partner Graphene Partners

Track Chairperson: Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

10:55

11:25
Port of Antwerp vision towards a smart digital hub

The Port of Antwerp hosts a vibrant logistics community in support of a key economic cluster in the European economy. The Antwerp port authority and community see a huge opportunity in the digitalisation of the supply chain towards increased transparency and operational efficiency.

  • Data initiatives: Find out what digital initiatives the Port of Antwerp takes to facilitate a broad portfolio of stakeholders in and around the port.
  • Explore Nxtport data platform: Discuss how the Nxtport data platform serves as a catalyst towards increased connectivity, collaboration and innovation between trade partners.
  • Huge data impact: Understand the impact the platform has had on the port community systems and several blockchain pilots as well as inspiring sector wide initiatives such as the European Electronic Cleaning Document.

Port of Antwerp Erwin Verstraelen Chief Digital Innovation Officer & Member of the Executive Committee Port of Antwerp

The Corporate Supply Chain Start-up, How to develop innovation in your supply chains

Digital technology is disrupting traditional business and their supply chains. The challenge for companies is where to innovate, all depending on the company and supply chain strategy.

  • Look outside your own organization to innovate: Hear why organizations need to learn how to innovate by looking at start-ups and their rapid developments
  • Maturity Matrix: Supply Chain Media has developed a Maturity Matrix of European Supply Chain Start-ups addressing the 10 areas of digitization and innovation in the supply chain. Find out the best tips and tricks on how you can leverage collaboration with start-ups

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

11:25

11:55
Capturing the e-commerce potential in Europe
  • E-commerce in Europe and the European e-shopper
  • Developing a successful last mile operator into a global logistics and fulfillment company
  • How can bpost help you to capture the e-commerce potential

bpost Dirk Tirez Member of Group Executive Committee & Chief Legal Officer bpost

What’s your next step in supply chain analytics?
  • Developing end-to-end visibility and analytics capabilities in the supply chain can be challenging – Hear how Heinken and Argusi have partnered together to adopt and implement an end-to-end supply chain platform
  • Drive software and employee synergy: Learn how to train your employees and embed an effective supply chain platform within in your organization to excel at effective decision making
  • Lessons learn, mistakes made : Find out how the effective framework implemented at Heineken helps the organization to set the appropriate steps in developing end-to-end visibility and analytics capability and harvest the enormous potential of all these new technologies. And determine what’s next?

Argusi Bas Groothedde, PhD. Founding Partner Argusi

Heineken International B.V. Benno Waterman S&OP Manager HEINEKEN Asia Pacific Heineken International B.V.

11:55

12:25
Use big data to optimise your supply chain

The constant waves of digital disruption that are sweeping over the logistics market offer a vast array of possibilities for rapidly improving supply chain operations. In this session, Ahlers will explore how LSPs can take advantage of these opportunities.

  • Develop agile innovation practices: Examine why LSPs often struggle to respond to radical change, and explore how they can learn to adapt more readily to emerging trends
  • Design a future-proof roadmap: Find out which steps Ahlers have taken to ensure that they become a long-term logistics player in the context of the “Physical Internet
  • Hear a case study on big data analytics: Discover how Ahlers and their shipper client used horizontal transport collaboration to achieve cost savings and efficiencies for both parties

Ahlers Tia Meyvis Senior Project Manager Ahlers

Ahlers Kevin Onderbeke Sales Manager Supply Chain Solutions Ahlers

Optimizing global supply chains: From project to execution

Supply Chain as a bridge between Sourcing and Customer. How to define the optimal global supply chain set up?

  • Global supply chain set up: showing the global supply chain network covering suppliers from all over the world to customers in 26 countries in 760 stores.
  • Designing optimal route to market: optimizing the supply chain for each individual supplier
  • Cost identification and price calculation: pricing the products to allow correct decision making
  • Stock management: managing global stocks for multiple countries

Metro AG Alex van den Heijkant Head of Supply Management, Global Supply Chain Management Metro AG

12:25

13:10
How Corporations Innovate with Industry-Leading Supply Chain Startups

Learn how Plug and Play helps corporations (from Mittelstand to multi-national conglomerate) brace themselves for Industry 4.0 and stay relevant in today's ever-changing landscape. Listen to leading experts share how tapping into startups helped drive their digitization strategy

Plug & Play Michael Zayonc Founder and Global Director Plug & Play Supply Chain & Logistics

Ericsson Mariël van der Linden Portfolio Manager Logistic - IOT Transport & Logistics Ericsson

Drive future success with a dynamic and customer-centric network

Today, customer requirements are changing and increasing so rapidly that networks are being forced continually to keep up. This session explores how organisations can enhance their network orchestration to manage demand fluctuations and successfully meet their customers’ ever-growing expectations.

  • Redefine your global supply chain strategy: Evaluate which factors you’ll need to consider when evaluating your network design and set-up of warehouses, DC’s and FC’s
  • Enhance your decision making: Make the optimal choices for reshaping your supply chain network by following best practices from project management to execution to reduce costs
  • Develop an adaptive network: Create a plan for regularly redesigning and rethinking your network to take into account constant changes to customer demands and market shifts
  • Debate ways to manage a dynamic stock: Discuss the effective parameters to optimise inventory and where stock should be placed to increase supply chain efficiency

ABB John Muncey Group Vice President Transport ABB

UCB Pharma Ludovic Ménédème Lead of Global Distribution, Customer Service and Commercial Relationships UCB Pharma

HARTMANN Bjoern Neal Kirchner VP Supply Chain Management PAUL HARTMANN AG

13:10

14:10
Lunch Break
Closing Keynotes
14:10

14:40
Entering the age of swarm logistics

New technologies such as Blockchain, IoT and AI bring us one step closer to the vision of a fully connected and self-organised Supply Chain, enabling automation and new business models for all parties involved.

  • In this session, we explore the collaborative implementation of these technologies with a focus on automated contracting.
  • Learnings from real-life transportation and insurance use cases in trucking, as well as practical information about decentralised industry infrastructures, are shared.

+D (Supply Chain Protocol) Darina Onoprienko CEO, evertrace / LogisticsTech Advisory +D

14:40

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Create a transformation strategy for the long term that balances your needs in the present

New technological opportunities are flooding the logistics industry, but margins and customer satisfaction are still key to success and survival. Explore how to structure an effective quarter-by-quarter strategy that takes into consideration the wider expansion and growth goals of your organisation.

  • Discuss best practices for achieving long term digital transformation: Formulate a roadmap to reach your future digital goals while continuing to support the current running of your operations
  • Integrate scaled adoption processes: With most providers still in the early stages of a digital transformation, discuss ways to adopt technologies gradually to support future success, while embedding short term gains such as innovation teams
  • Efficiency today will bring success tomorrow: Explore how to create a balance in your organisation’s growth by maintaining focus on more traditional methods such as geographical expansion and what new tech pilots can offer your organization to gain and retain customers.

Raben Group Anthony Ranson Head of Sea & Air Raben Group

Redspher Ignacio Tirado COO Redspher

plus_d__supply_chain_protocol Darina Onoprienko CEO, evertrace / LogisticsTech Advisory +D

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