The future of business: Enabled by supply chains

This 2-day strategic virtual summit is committed to bringing together the most senior collection of supply chain, logistics and technology executives, combining inspirational case studies and solutions with in-depth thought-leadership panel discussions featuring insights from all the key players across the ecosystem. In a time that will be defined by uncertainty; vision, understanding, innovation and action will direct the way ahead.

08:30 - 09:00

Accelerate environmental practices to establish a business that will last as the world changes

Exclusive insights presented by:

FedEx Express FedEx Express Trevor Hoyle SVP Ground Operations FedEx Express

DAMCO DAMCO Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud CEO DAMCO

HP HP Volker Schmitz Head of Global Logistics HP

Inspired Search Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

08:30 - 09:00
Modern supply chain strategies: Ethical manufacturing and sourcing
  • Go beyond the pledge-making phases and establish operations that deliver on environmental promises
  • Embed a sustainable approach towards operations into the fibre of your business, starting with and advocated by senior management
  • Understand the social and financial risks to your business of not delivering a sustainable operation
08:30 - 09:00
The essential need to manage the environmental impact of transportation
  • Commit to the future of transportation and invest in the infrastructure that will enable alternative fueled vehicles
  • Assess how other players in your ecosystem operate their logistics and partner with those that can deliver your strategic sustainability targets
  • Understand the incoming regulations, details and timelines that could seriously impact your business if you are not prepared to adapt
08:30 - 09:00
The circular supply chain economy: re-shape and re-use
  • Established improved capabilities of manufacturing and re-manufacturing to reducing operational waste and optimise recycling processes with limited resource consumption
  • Understand the visibility requirement to effectively manage an ecosystem of materials in a circular model and assess where digital enhancement is required to deliver transparency
  • Beyond materials, explore how to engage all your partners, specifically logistics providers to benefit from the intended strategic gains of a circular supply chain economy
08:30 - 09:00

Construct a digital core in the supply chain to improve efficiency across all aspects of

Exclusive insights presented by:

DB Schenker DB Schenker Markus Sontheimer CIO/CDO & Member of the Management Board DB Schenker

Henkel Henkel Dirk Holbach CSCO Laundry & Home Care Henkel

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Jean-François Salles Global VP, Supply Chain Management Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Locus Robotics Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

Panasonic Business Support Europe Panasonic Business Support Europe Sebastian Rudolph Head of Country Supply Chain Management Europe Panasonic Business Support Europe

Procentec Procentec Pieter Barendrecht CEO Procentec

OpenText OpenText Mark Morley Director Product Marketing OpenText

08:30 - 09:00
AI will be the differentiator for you against the competition
  • Analyze where investment is required by way of data workforce and IT capabilities to get ahead of the curve for AI adoption in your business and supply chain
  • Explore the importance of high level, data analytics to your organisation and assess your company's ability to collect, manage and utilize information effectively
  • Aim to drive efficiency throughout your business and improve productivity with improved, augmented decision-making capabilities
08:30 - 09:00
A connected, unified supply chain: The backbone of your business
  • Understand the advantages of a digitally-driven supply chain that acts as a centralised business system capable of absorbing multiple data streams and provide a 360 view of operations
  • Explore the requirements for your business to establish a unified software infrastructure, aligning systems that need to connect and collaborate effectively
  • Discuss the importance of continuously evolving your IT infrastructure and implement hardware to ensure key data capturing is maximized and utilized
08:30 - 09:00
Optimise your operations with a digitally native workforce
  • Maximize the benefits of augmenting labour with technology (such as wearable glasses or digital input devices) to safely improve efficiency and productivity
  • Take advantage of the remote working lessons 2020 has taught the industry and continue to escalate these capabilities with cloud-based operations
  • Invest in technology driven personnel to bolster you IT capacity to continuously upskill your organisation into the future
08:30 - 09:00

Reinvigorate the company's preparedness for risks as disruptions will continuously plague supply chains

Exclusive insights presented by:

Groupe PSA Groupe PSA Francesca Gamboni SVP Supply Chain Groupe PSA

Kraft Heinz Kraft Heinz Gustavo Burger SVP Operations – EMEA, APAC & LATAM Kraft Heinz

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

DCSA DCSA Thomas Bagge CEO & Statutory Director DCSA

Amber Okoye Global VP Supply Chain

Parker Hannifin Parker Hannifin Frank Baur VP Supply Chain EMEA Parker Hannifin

08:30 - 09:00
Safeguard your business against future supply chain threats
  • Re-evaluate your business' attitude towards supply chain threats and disruption, be they as regular as damaging weather or as catastrophic as another “Black Swan” event
  • Understand how best to protect your supply chain operations from the impact of global trade wars and governmental sanctions between countries where you, or your partners operate
  • Explore the ways to combat the growing exposure to cyber security threats that an increasingly digital supply chain may create
08:30 - 09:00
Getting the best bang for your buck: The financial impact of your supply chain
  • Evaluate where your supply chain's value and costs sit within the wider business to better understand the necessity and impact of investments to build a resilient, digital supply chain
  • Explore how best to build in the cost of digital and operational contingency plans and measure the impact of investment now versus disruption later to your business
08:30 - 09:00
Accommodate change in your business with consistent evolution
  • Embrace an appetite for constructive change and education in your business from the top down, removing rigidity from processes to remain agile to everything from global shifts to customer demands
  • Understand the importance of a modern, digital first mindset across your operations by digitizing records and processes to make your supply chains more resilient to future disruptions
  • Push for ever-improving rates of real-time data for visibility across your supply chain so when disruptions occur, they can more efficiently be identified, isolated and the wider impact mitigated
08:30 - 09:00
Simplify the convoluted: Smart solutions for complex operations
  • Explore the validity and necessity to relocate production of essential and high-demand goods to futureproof disruptions to important products
  • Re-analyse the legitimacy of your supply chain partners and if required re-align contractual terms or diversify/limit collaborations so you not overly dependent or invested
  • Commit to an environment where partner data sharing is upgraded and critically assess the crucial privacy and trust requirements that must be in place to extract necessary value
08:30 - 09:00

The customer is everything and all operations, practices and deliveries must be centered around value

Exclusive insights presented by:

Avon International Avon International Graeme Carter COO Avon International

Lego Lego Carsten Rasmussen COO Lego

Inspired Search Inspired Search Edwin Tuyn Managing Director & Founder Inspired Search

Reckitt Benckiser Reckitt Benckiser Christoph Haeusler EVP Supply – Hygiene Home Reckitt Benckiser

08:30 - 09:00
Crucially re-evaluate sourcing, production, and inventory management
  • Explore how best to restructure relationships with sourcing and logistics partners to manage inventory volumes in times of unpredictable supply and demand
  • Explore the implications on import costs and margins and how can we achieve greater visibility into supplier inventory
  • Re-assess the arrangement of your operations network to ensure that customers satisfaction is kept central to decision making processes such as near-shoring manufacturing
08:30 - 09:00
Connectivity with customers: Imperative information and relationship growth
  • Understand the importance of collecting and utilizing data from your customers from delivery priorities and seasonal demand, to experiential feedback and product customization requests
  • Establish a more focused and suitable suite of customer interaction services through enhanced IT capabilities and dedicated CX teams to maximize customer value and improve loyalty
08:30 - 09:00
Design an omnichannel supply chain for the future of consumerism
  • With eCommerce opportunity growing fast, analyse your business' multi-channel offering and transform your operations to fit in line with shifts in b2b and b2c norms of the future
  • Assess the capacity of your physical network to service your customers through multiple channels, creating flexibility in facilities and operations to deliver what and when the customer demands no matter which channel best suits them
08:30 - 09:00
Adapt your fundamentals for increased last mile operations
  • Understand the most effect ways to handle the higher volume of deliveries that eCommerce growth is creating and assess the validity of innovative, alternative transport solutions such as electric vehicles and bikes to best serve customers and hit transport emission goals
  • Reassess how returns and reverse logistics can be efficiently integrated into your supply chain with improved data analytics to deliver value for customers and contribute to the wider strategy of circular supply chain sustainability and drive costs down
  • Explore how to improve route optimisation processes for deliveries and communicate locations, timings, and other specific details to customers to ensure that delivery experience is high, and the brands loyalty is upheld

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