4-6 November 2019; Berlin, Germany

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08:30 - 11:30 - Site Tour

BMW Plant Berlin - Factory Tour

During the exclusive guided tour, two groups of 25 people will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. The tour is approximately two hours long.


Please note: There are only 50 places on this factory tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Swissbit - Factory Tour

This exclusive tour will take 50 people around Swissbit’s new state of the art factory. Attendees will get a tour through the new ramping memory factory, and insight and explanation of the whole production flow, presentation of the shop floor and a detailed view of their chip-on-board production in their clean room environment. The tour will last approximately two hours.

Please note: There are only 50 places on this factory tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

11:50 - 12:50

Registration & Refreshments

12:50 - 13:00

Chair’s Opening Remarks

13:00 - 13:35 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Self-Driving Supply Chain

Alessandro de Luca, Chief Information Officer, Healthcare, Merck

  • The dream scenario of “self-driving” supply chains where demand signal flows upstream in the chain seamlessly synchronized with product flow - from raw material supplier to factory to warehouse to customer- without human involvement is not far from reality.
  • New data, better processing power, and more sophisticated analytical algorithms are starting to create seismic shifts in how the supply chain will operate in the future.
  • This is the new source of competitive advantage in supply chain and manufacturing and the first who will successfully develop and implement these digital solutions will be the winner before it will become an industry commodity.

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Developing an Agile Workforce within Datwyler

Jimmy Kesters, Vice President Global Operations Services, Datwyler Sealing Solutions

  • How to set-up an agile self-learning organisation
  • Implementing a network of experts to overcome the challenges of a VUCA world

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Supply Chain Transformation Journey at LG Electronics

Miguel Angel Carro Portela, Director, Logistics & Order Fulfilment, LG Electronics

  • Full session abstract TBC

Security & Risk Management

What Measures can you Implement to Avoid Product Recalls and Prevent a Damaging Reputation?

  • Importance of preventing product recalls in safeguarding your company’s reputation, and ensuring customer safety
  • Ensuring quality and safety at all stages of production; from procurement of raw material, to the delivery of the final product
  • Creating brand transparency

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

Implementing Sustainable Solutions for Supply Chain Execution in a Growing Business

  • Improving supply chain collaboration to build an adaptive and agile supply chain
  • Responding to increasing demand by using a strategic planning tool
  • A Transport Management System supporting growth

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Overhaul S&OP to Keep Pace with the Complexity and Subtlety of Supply-Demand Balancing

  • Utilise the latest tools to achieve impact on the bottom line
  • Enable S&OP to help leaders apply leverage whilst meeting the needs of local customers
  • Create S&OP maturity by aligning strategic operational planning and its execution

Logistics & Inventory Management

Forecasting the Future – Is It Possible?

  • Utilising a demand planning platform to accurately forecast the demand
  • Allowing for strategic and successful planning
  • Optimises your Inventory Management Processes

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

How to Establish a Mature Relationship with your Partners in the E2E Supply Chain

Amelie Stoverock, Head of Strategic Supply Chain Partner Management, Vifor Pharma

  • Specifics of Pharma supply chain
  • Overview mature vs immature relationship
  • What works well in co-operations and where there are challenges
  • Lessons learned how to establish a good collaboration with a partner

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Supply Chain Setup to Differentiate Customer Requirements

Karsten Jaeger, Senior Director, Global Planning & Logistics, Danfoss

• Challenges and strategies to reflect customer requirements
• Differentiate End to End Supply Chain setup & execution
• Optimising Supply Chain a fast-changing technological, political and market environment
• Ensuring strong SIOP setup to support watertight Business Continuity plans for disruption to your supply chain
• Using new digitalisation technologies – quantitative vs qualitative

Logistics & Inventory Management

Using Digital Twins to Ensure Successful Inventory Management

  • Creating a Digital Twin of your product has been named a trend to watch for 2019, but what can it do for inventory management?
  • Looking at how digital twins can be used for real-time product monitoring and can help plan for spikes in product demand
  • Testing out scenarios on the digital before testing the physical

16:30 - 17:05 - Keynote

Logistics & Inventory Management

Sustainably Sourcing for the World of Tomorrow

Richard White, Vice President, Procurement & Sustainability, Europe, Anheuser-Busch InBev

  • Full session abstract TBC

17:05 - 17:50 - Panel Discussion

Security & Risk Management

With the Growing Complexity and Globalisation of Supply Chains – How can Developing a Robust Supply Chain Help You to Overcome these Ever-changing Risks and Demands?

  • Natural disasters, economic volatility, political uncertainty and rising tariffs remain a concern.
  • How to improve internal processes and continuity in order to create, and adapt, a robust supply chain to the evolving corporate strategy
  • The market needs are constantly shifting, and leveraging the IBP business process to embrace uncertainty and anticipate decision making is increasingly a competitive advantage
  • Ensuring optimal costs whilst meeting demands in quality, quantity and delivery is becoming more challenging

17:50 - 17:55

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

17:55 - 18:55

Evening Drinks Reception

08:00 - 08:45

Registration & Refreshments

08:45 - 08:50

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:50 - 09:25 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

The Continuous Adjustment of Unilever to the Rapidly Changing Market

Sabina Krzystolik, Chief Quality Officer, Unilever

  • Full session abstract TBC

09:25 - 10:00 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How Can you Optimise your Workflow to Drive Efficiency in Your Supply Chain?

  • According to Geodis’ Supply Chain Survey supply chain visibility is one of the top three most important supply chain priorities
  • Traditional, manual and isolated workflows provide limited supply chain visibility
  • Optimising workflows digitally has allowed for instant access to data and the opportunity to streamline workflow processes
  • Workflow transparency has become imperative to create a more efficient supply chain

10:05 - 10:40 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session Title TBC

Uffe Tørnes, Director of Commercial Supply Chain, Genmab

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

From a Traditional Enterprise to a Modern Enterprise with Tradition

Andreas Gendo, Director Supply Chain Management, Kotányi

  • Digitised paperless manufacturing incl. robotics
  • S&OP process as budgeting and investment decision base
  • Capacity planning, monitoring and flexible safety stock and pre-production management
  • Warehouse efficiency: picking with wearables, changing warehouse structure in full operations, flexible customised WMS
  • International logistics tender management with simulated logistic structures
  • Business intelligence solutions for all departments since 1999

Security & Risk Management

How can you Insulate Your Supply Chain from Volatility in Currency Fluctuation and Commodity Prices?

  • Exploring how to mitigate the risks posed by external and uncontrollable factors
  • Utilising strategic planning
  • Ensuring product security across the supply chain, with track and trace to avoid losses

10:40 - 11:30

iSolve & Networking Break

11:30 - 12:05 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Evolution of Sales and Operations Planning – Success and Failure Factors

Maciej Plamieniak, Chief Operating Officer, Cedo

  • From demand and supply planning, through S&OP to IBP (lots of acronyms to start with)
  • KPIs  - be creative and adjust what and how you measure (otherwise “the system” will start to be complacent)
  • How do you link long term financial performance to S&OP (overlays – grey zone)
  • On softer side: audience, team dynamic, “will they get offended”? (yes, they probably will)
  • Decisions. Good or bad, but make a decision!
  • Successes and mistakes to share

Industry 4.0 & Technology

What SCM Strategies can Provide a Seamless Experience for Online Consumers?

  • Focusing on the challenges that are specific to e-commerce
  • Ensuring visibility for the consumers at all points in the supply chain
  • Communication is key throughout the supply chain, especially with the customer
  • Warehouse technology requirements
  • Improvements in shipment tracking
  • How to deal with returns

Logistics & Inventory Management

Is Dark Warehousing the Future?

  • Investment in intelligent automation will reach $232 Billion in 2025
  • Fully Automated Warehouses are becoming increasingly popular
  • Dark Warehousing; reduces labour costs, increases accuracy and efficiency
  • However, can it handle highly-variable operations?

12:10 - 12:45 - Solution Spotlights

Logistics & Inventory Management

Optimise Inventory Management to Drive Business Performance

  • On-time and in-full deliveries are the number one supply chain goal according to the Geodis World Wide Survey
  • How to utilise the latest technologies to get inventory in the right place at the right time
  • Influence demand dynamics to the benefit of your inventory

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Building your Network in the Cloud: Assessing the Significant Opportunities the Cloud can Provide for your Supply Chain

  • Building a cloud network can allow for a re-imagination of supply chain management
  • How to optimise complex transportation operations in the cloud
  • Managing multi-faced logistics operations
  • Goal to develop a common language of collected data to create an interconnected network from all stages of the supply chain

Security & Risk Management

How could RFID’s Ensure Supply Chain Security?

  • Enables automatic and digital tracking of inventory– gaining information about the location of product along all stages of the chain
  • RFID’s can be integrated into your existing supply chain to determine how your processes are being performed
  • Increases the control over stock location – preventing loss of products
  • Reduces the possibility of human error when it comes to keeping your supply chain in order
  • With the price of RFID’s dropping, they are becoming an affordable option for security

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Supply Chain Collaboration, Transparency, Leadership and Workforce Development Through Control Tower Implementation

Angelo Dalporto, Deputy Vice President Supply Chain UK/Ire + Benelux, Dormakaba

Robert Venn, Supply Chain Coordination Manager, Dormakaba

  • The presentation charts the next step in the supply chain optimisation evolution at Dormakaba UK by showing how the previous strategy of optimisation through employee engagement has now transformed.
  • The presentation will focus on the development and implementation of a supply chain control system designed with the core focus on transparency of performance, structures and systems to collaborate on improvements and ideas, tying in the supply chain engagement methodology of managers and supervisors working as one leadership team, ensuring total visibility on step change and continuous improvement projects, momentum and successes and last but not ensuring workforce engagement and development is front and centre
  • The underlying goal of this project has been to develop this with everyday business tools to give the supply chain teams the confidence to be able to develop the control themselves and protect its long-term adaptability while ensuring they focus on key areas of the business to gain profitable growth in ever increasingly busy businesses and departments

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Logistics and Industry 4.0…Just a start!

Ferry Bakker, Head of Planning & Logistics Laundry & Home Care, Henkel

  • Integrate ‘Industry 4.0’ in your supply chain strategy
  • Automation and drone technology. We have implemented automated warehouse and we are now testing with ‘next level’ automation (e.g. drones)
  • We have started to leverage Big Data: We are building ‘real-time’ dashboards (e.g. service level), leveraging sensorics, track & trace, and big data for supplier risk management
  • Don’t be afraid to start….but be selective!

Security & Risk Management

Cyber Security: How Secure is your Supply Chain?

  • How to identify threats to your data and where the risks lie
  • Risks specific to the cloud
  • What and what not to share in a transparent supply chain
  • Overcoming both external and internal threats

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Leadership & Workforce Development

The Essential Tools to Manage your Supply Chain Effectively and Efficiently

  • Using a SCM tool to have instant and real-time management over your entire network, no matter how complex
  • Allows you to leverage essential data and information so you can centrally manage your supply chain and increase supply chain flexibility
  • By streamlining your access to necessary information, it will reduce the risks, allow for quick reaction times and improve overall supply chain performance

Industry 4.0 & Technology

In What Way can a Comprehensive ERP System can Optimise your Supply Chain Processes?

  • ERP software can create a universal language across all company departments
  • It can provide the calculated results of fluctuations across the entire supply chain in a matter of seconds
  • A comprehensive ERP system can combat inefficiencies and diminish waste, in turn reducing supply chain expenditure

Logistics & Inventory Management

How can Blockchain Address the Ever-Increasing Demand for Track and Trace within the Supply Chain?

  • With the globalisation of supply chain networks and its increased complexity – it’s a growing task to keep track of products from their origin to their final form
  • The implementation of blockchain can provide overall traceability. By assigning your product a unique time stamps from the very beginning of being sourced makes it possible to trace every product back to its raw form
  • Addressing the benefits of a shared ledger in terms of real-time validation

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Reducing Inventories Together with Delivery Performance – Example Coatings

Karsten Eller, Chief Operating Officer, Beckers Group

  • Industrial coatings are complex systems, but inventories can still be minimised
  • Setting up inventory KPIs and targets is key for improving days of inventory
  • Internal and external benchmarks can be used to compare the performance
  • Demand planning and lean manufacturing allow to do so while improving lead times

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Transform Your Supply Chain to Put the Customer First – Considerations in a Digital Era

  • Put yourself in the customer’s shoes – what are their pain points and expectations?
  • How to look at the supply chain from a customer perspective, not just an internal one
  • Talking to your customers directly and not relying solely on internal reports
  • Changing the supply chain to make it digitally compliant

Collaboration & Transparency

Infineon Technologies and its Visibility and Collaboration Platform

Peter Dressler, Senior Director of Logistics, Infineon Technologies

  • Home-made or which way to go
  • What do we get
  • What are the obstacles on the way
  • Was it worth the effort

16:30 - 17:05 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

3 Pillars to Planning Success: Analytics, Practicality Adoption, and Selling to Management

  • The necessity of supply chain reliability in creating a successful customer experience. Fulfilling customer orders on time, safely and to a consistently high standard.
  • Gaining a clear understanding of what your customers want from their product and working alongside them to achieve those goals.
  • The power of compromise; fulfilling customers’ needs whilst retaining your supply chain success

17:10 - 17:55 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

Training and Retaining – What is The Future Workforce of the Supply Chain?

  • The advances in technology that are enabling automation means the skills of the past will not deliver the needs of the future
  • As technology and demands evolve so must the workforce
  • Supply chain roles are becoming increasingly higher skilled. How can we achieve the balance between digital competency and the soft skills needed to lead?
  • How to attract and retain the talent of tomorrow to avoid the skills gap

17:55 - 18:00

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day 2

18:00 - 19:00

Evening Drinks Reception

19:00 - 22:30 - Awards Dinner

Awards Dinner 2019

  • European Supply Chain Leadership Award 2019
  • European Manufacturing Leadership Award 2019
  • European Manufacturing Rising Star Award 2019

08:00 - 08:50

Registration & Refreshments

08:50 - 08:55

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:55 - 09:30 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Trust Partnerships with your Suppliers through Collaboration and Transparency

Christian Voland, Global Chief Procurement Officer, Bunge

  • Select a cross functional team
  • Select TOP strategic suppliers (5-6)
  • Seek for feedback (voice of suppliers)                                                 
  • Meet suppliers and set-up mutual improvement program
  • Assess suppliers and measure performance
  • Follow-up and recognise best performers

09:35 - 10:10 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

You Want to Significantly Improve your Supply Chain? Don’t forget the Basics

Olivier Jonard, Warehouse and Logistics Excellence Director , Pandora

  • New technologies as promoted by consulting firms and software editors can make us feel guilty and late when improving our supply chain.
  • APS, IOT, blockchains, drones, 3D printing, big data, and now deep learning and AI… we are bombarded by new approaches.
  • The good news is: no need to stress and no need to request massive investments to your CFO.
  • Making sure the basics of supply chain are properly applied in your company can already deliver substantial savings and service improvement

10:15 - 10:50 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

The Necessity for Transparency and Collaboration in a Newly Merged Company to Deliver Results and to Harvest Synergie

Martin Kirk, Vice President Global Supply Chain, Sourcing & Operation Programs, Widex

  • Full session abstract TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Supply Chain Risk Management in a Digital World

Yann LeDerf, Senior Director Supply Chain Management, Nypro Healthcare - A Jabil Company

The digitalisation 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 prioritise where sourcing options, demand and capacity planning can be improved

Logistics & Inventory Management

Booting Sales through Efficiency: Oberalp's Experience with Drop Shipping

Maurizio Stroppa, Group Director, IT and Logistics, Oberalp

  • A case study focusing on Oberalp's experience with drop shipping; our new way of serving the final customers
  • With this project we have moved from 5 days to 72 hours shipping time directly to our end customers
  • Our performance in serving end customers of our partners for special sales on the WEB.
  • Results: +15% sales

10:50 - 11:40

iSolve & Networking Break

11:40 - 12:15 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Tailoring the Customer Experience: Creating a Customer Centric Supply Chain

  • 83% of supply chains confirm customer experience is a company-wide goal while only 3% say current systems fully support efforts to improve their customer experience
  • The necessity of supply chain reliability in creating a successful customer experience. Fulfilling customer orders on time, safely and to a consistently high standard
  • Gaining a clear understanding of what your customers want from their product and working alongside them to achieve those goals
  • The power of compromise; fulfilling customers’ needs whilst retaining your supply chain success

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How HP is Creating a Digital Enterprise by Leveraging Software Intelligence, Cloud Technology and Process Capabilities into Every Aspect of Business

Phil Boyd, Director of Operations, HP

  • This is to drive new levels of operational efficiency, evolution and innovation to make SC a competitive advantage
  • We started our vision of Digital enterprise 2-3 years back with pre-defined key milestones
  • We made investments in people, process and technology to drive this vision to reality
  • Our focus was to start from automating rules based process (e2e), structured data in 2016 to processing of unstructured data in 2017 using some deep learning techniques
  • In 2018 , we started to look at solving many complex business problems using cognitive tech, machine learning, and AI
  • Continuing to focus on automation, robotics, big data and advanced analytics

Collaboration & Transparency

Indicator of the Effectiveness of The Purchase of Travel Services

Platon Gryshchenko, Head of Corporate Transportation Department, Metinvest Holding

  • The increasing complexity of procurement involving different platforms, agencies
  • A variety of directions, tariffs and service providers makes it impossible to directly compare services procured in the interests of different departments
  • Setting the task of evaluating the effectiveness of procurement
  • Focus on the most expensive services: air tickets, hotel services, railway transportation
  • The system of automated analysis of the effectiveness of procurement (using a reference card, the logic of comparing the actual purchase with reference data)
  • Migration of the average cost of the route in the calendar term for the purpose of forecasting / adjusting budgets

12:20 - 12:55 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Setting a Market Driven, Integral Supply Chain Strategy to Drive your Customer Experience

Maarten Cornelissen, Global Supply Chain Leader, Teijin Aramid

  • To execute your company’s strategy
  • Go digital or not!
  • Balancing customer experience versus supply chain optimisation

Industry 4.0 & Technology

What Opportunities Does the 3D Printing Revolution Offer Supply Chains?

  • Overview of available technology and practical applications
  • Potential for decentralised manufacturing – impacts on responsiveness and lead times
  • Looking at the inventory management benefits
  • It can put the customer at the centre - providing customer specified product, produced near or at point of need

Collaboration & Transparency

How to Reap the Benefits of Bridging the Gap between Procurement and the Supply Chain

  • Without collaboration between Procurement and
  • Supply Chain departments it can ignore key opportunities to save costs
  • Close interaction between the two departments can cut unnecessary inventory levels by at least 15%
  • How to successfully utilise the opportunities of supplier-integrated contracts, streamlined processes and reduced costs

12:55 - 13:55

Networking Lunch

13:55 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

Collaboration and Transparency – To Create THE Opportunity: A Fashion House Moving the Whole Supply Chain into Plastic Free Model

Angelica Sergi, Director, Supply Chain & Production, Temperley London

  • Supply chain is a network of systems, of organisations, people, information, activities and materials etc.
  • This is nothing but a complex system involving lots of different process chained to each others. If we can influence any of the processes. the whole system varies, right?
  • Collaboration and transparencies can highly support to achieve our goals, can allow us to make the variance.
  • What does transparency mean applied to an actual contest such a niche fashion house? 
  • Does collaboration play a part on your everyday learning?
  • Does this mean we grow? Does this mean our company grows?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Enabling Your Staff to Make the Most of the Technology – Training and Support Considerations

A key challenge with the rapid growth of advanced technology in supply chains is ensuring the workforce progresses at the same rate. What happens when you have an up-to-date ERP system in place, but your staff are not sufficiently prepared to work with it?
  • Acknowledging the gap in people capability and preparation to use the technology – key pitfalls to watch
  • Training requirements – making sure people get the right resources and trained to get the most they can from the systems
  • Raising understanding of the real information behind the data

Logistics & Inventory Management

How to Effectively Employ Reverse Logistics to Drive a Circular Supply Chain

  • Through reverse logistics you can make the move towards closed-loop systems
  • Re-thinking asset management
  • How to overcome the difficulties of creating a circular economy in the context of a global supply chain
  • Increasing ROI on equipment through the circular economy
  • Practical re-uses to generate income: metals recycling, re-manufacturing, refurbishment

14:35 - 15:10 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Aligning with Customer Needs to Create a Dynamic Relationship with a Competitive Edge

  • How has the increasing complexity of the supply chain redefined the supplier-customer relationship?
  • Customers are expecting more from their suppliers and the production process is increasingly a joint enterprise
  • How to build a dynamic relationship with your customers to create a competitive advantage by aligning the customer needs with your own capabilities
  • Communicating with the customers about the direction of strategic plans and working together to cut costs and improve the quality
  • How working closely together can achieve efficiency and increase customer retention

15:10 - 15:45 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

How to Align Your Supply Chain with Corporate Strategy

  • Identifying which areas of the business are driven by the supply chain
  • Recognising which stakeholders to engage in the process and assign responsibility to
  • Defining and communicating your supply chain strategies to enable segmentation and make trade-offs around cost, speed and service
  • How to link supply chain segments to the business functional capabilities
  • Structuring the supply chain to support and optimise key corporate strategies strategic goals
  • Valuable metrics to utilise

15:45 - 15:55

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit

16:30 - 19:30

BMW Plant Berlin – Factory Tour

During the exclusive guided tour, two groups of 25 people will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. The tour is approximately two hours long.

 

Please note: There are only 50 places on this factory tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.