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Defining a path to successful supply chain digitalisation

Digital transformation in supply chain happening fast, yet the journey to becoming a fully data-driven organisation is complex.

  • Shaping the customer experience: Discover how standardisation is essential to ensure that legacy systems can seamlessly integrate with new cloud based solutions, facilitating the end to end supply chain and maintaining a consistent customer experience.
  • Supercharging prototypes: Understand how manufacturers are using digitalisation to redesign their supply chains to go from ideation to product prototype in record time, saving on costs and meeting customer demands.
  • The future of manufacturing: Discover how connected manufacturing will usher in an era where technology is integrated with business strategy to offer customers detailed insight into inventory levels, improve communication and drive efficiencies across the supply network.

Speaker Logo Willem Vesters VP Global Supply Chain Planning Liberty Global

Speaker Logo Jan Roodenburg VP Global Supply Chain Management Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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Applying Artificial Intelligence in Smart Supply Chains

Artificial intelligence incorporates everything from speech recognition, machine learning, chatbots and collaborative robotics, promising to revolutionise key aspects of SCM, manufacturing and logistics.

  • Make sense of complex data to gain visibility: Discover how to apply cognitive technology to track track1 and predict supply chain disruptions based on external, disparate datasets such as social media and newsfeeds and provide enhanced visibility to suppliers.
  • Leverage machine learning: Understand how machine learning capabilities can be applied to provide new product forecasts, to provide enhanced visibility to suppliers and allowing you to optimise inventory levels.
  • Apply image recognition to improve product offerings: Understand how AI can be used to offer purchase recommendations on eCommerce platforms based on image recognition instead of simply text, enabling smarter product offerings that drive purchasing decisions and improve sales for eCommerce retailers.

Speaker Logo Matthias Graefe Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation IBM

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The Rise of the Collaborative Robots

Contrary to popular perceptions, robotics holds the most promise in augmenting, not replacing, human tasks in manufacturing and the supply chain.

  • Where can robotics add the most value: Learn about the capabilities of robotics in the supply chain, such as Robotic Process Automation to autonomous vehicles and warehouse machinery, and determine where you can make the best ROI.
  • AI enabling robotics: Discover how artificial intelligence is enabling a race of robots that have the capability to perceive, and learn from, the world around it, so your production line will benefit from greater cost savings and efficiencies
  • Define a Robotics Roadmap: Harness AI and the latest robotics technology to build out your robotics strategy from the manufacturing floor to the warehouse, driving ROI through the latest technology.

Speaker Logo Henrik Von Scheel General Partner and Cofounder Ocean V AG

Speaker Logo Gabriel Mesas Director Supply Chain Management LG Electronics

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The Dark Side of SaaS: Cybersecurity and the Cloud

“Software-as-a-Service” is transforming the way digital products, platforms and solutions are being delivered across the supply chain. However, such reliance on the cloud means that cybersecurity is of critical importance to safeguard proprietary data from security breaches.

  • Build-in security into operations: Discover how to build in security in product design, production, sourcing and distribution to protect your supply chain.
  • Define your security strategy: Understand the implications of decentralising control of value chains to the cloud, and get information on how to implement safeguards to protect data and operations.
  • Take Responsibility for your Customers Data: Realise that your security responsibilities extend for the lifetime of a cloud-connected product, necessitating continuing protection and support for customers though white hat hacking exercises to identify vulnerabilities and protect from data breaches.

Speaker Logo Colin Enright President Technology EMEA syncreon

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Implementing Innovation in the Supply Chain

With competition constantly evolving, continued supply chain innovation is essential for large organisations to continue to compete with agile, tech-driven market entrants.

  • Creating a Culture of Creativity: Understand how manufacturers and retailers are making innovation a norm by fostering the right culture through hackathons, allocated budget and dedicated teams to drive new product and service development.
  • Managing Innovation and Leadership: Learn how to strike the right balance between overarching strategy and the flexibility and creativity required to drive innovation by developing your own '20% rule

The Value of Innovation Teams: Discover how leaders are measuring the success of dedicated innovation teams, and determine why having permanent employees dedicated to product ideation, prototyping and developing is a critical tool in the struggle to keep up with agile tech start-ups.  

Speaker Logo Kees van der Vleuten Global Transformation Director Veon

Speaker Logo Mohamed El Sery Director Group Supply Chain Strategy Veon

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Advanced Analytics Redefining Supply Chain

While data analysis has always played a part in the manufacturing supply chain, the true benefits for both manufacturers and customers are only now being unearthed.

  • Improve Customer Relationships Through Data Sharing:Find out how to improve your relationship with customers by allowing data-interchange to underpin key collaboration strategies to ensure supply aligns with demand despite delays, disruption and disaster
  • Real-time Visibility Across the Network: Find out how advances in data accuracy and prediction now paint a dynamic, moving picture for manufacturers that enables them to get real-time updates of component delays, improving visibility and operational accuracy.
  • Creating a Data Roadmap: Define a coherent data strategy by balancing the benefits of outsourcing your data management vs developing in-house teams to improve cost-efficiency and maintain security.

Speaker Logo Frank Müller President AsstrA Associated Traffic AG

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The Internet of Things: Technological Convergence and Manufacturing

IoT has long been promised to redefine the way that partners, networks, and even products communicate with each other. As the number of connected items rise to the 25bn promised by Gartner by 2020, we discuss how manufacturers can take advantage of the emerging opportunities offered by the IoT in supply chain.

  • Reinventing track track1ing Technology: Find out how manufacturers are leveraging interconnected track track1ers on long-range networks to get detailed insight into component locations, allowing them to modify manufacturing schedules to reduce downtime and improve efficiency.
  • Implementing an effective IoT Strategy: Discuss whether retrofitting inventory machinery with RFID tags, or investing in connected tools across the factory floor, is more cost- and efficiency effective in across the board for manufacturers.
  • Real-time analytics: Discover connected applications deliver insights which give manufactures the power to get instant feedback on what their consumers want, and bring innovative products and services to market faster than ever before.

Speaker Logo Alexander Hemler EMEA Service Parts Director – Business Operations Canon Europe

Speaker Logo Roberto Pasti IoT OEM Manager Arrow Electronics

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Achieving Next-Level Visibility in Complex Supply Chains

Electronics supply networks are notoriously complex with multiple components being manufacturer, and assembled, in multiple locations. The holy grail of complete visibility from supplier to vendor is becoming fast achievable.

  • Connected Inventory Management: Discover how to leverage component track track1ing technology tools throughout your network to ensure accurate forecasting to prevent excess inventory
  • Forecasting Becomes Automated: Learn how to leverage demand and forecasting data to automate key sourcing decisions down the supply chain, minimising staff input, reducing component replacement and driving down the product time to market. 
  • Leverage Historic Data: Discover how to perform highly accurate inventory planning and forecasting by using historical purchase data, consumer behaviour and market trends alongside an effective WMS to accurately predict product demand. 

Speaker Logo Massimo Zanzo Supply Chain Technology Director De’Longhi

Speaker Logo Christian Huelsewig Head of Fulfilment Microsoft

Speaker Logo Roeland van den Berg EMEA Supply Chain Manager Logitech

Speaker Logo Patrick Carminati Head of Sourcing and Manufacturing Lexmark

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Personnel and the Workforce in the New Age of Industrialisation

The human-machine interface is being redefined in the age of Industry 4.0. While this can drive effectiveness, complexity will undoubtedly increase, forcing us to re-evaluate and redefine the role of personnel and machinery in the workforce.

  • Transforming to a Mechanized Workforce: Learn how to reconcile human-machine interaction by positioning machines to remove menial human tasks resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and increasing production
  • Equipping workers with Industry 4.0 Skills: Get insight into the skills your workforce needs to be equipped with, such as database management, basic coding and algorithm modification, to succeed in the smart manufacturing world of the future.
  • Embrace changing talent requirements: Discover how market leaders are attracting technical talent to design the new digital architecture of their businesses by offering competitive packages and fostering a culture of innovation to compete with big tech

Speaker Logo Gabriel Mesas Director Supply Chain Management LG Electronics

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