08:30 - 11:30

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.

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.

12:00 - 12:55

Registration & Refreshments

12:55 - 13:05

Chair’s Opening Remarks

13:05 - 13:40 - Keynote

Logistics & Inventory Management

Managing Product Returns and Reversed Supply Chains

  • Unlike forward supply chains, design strategies for reverse supply chains are unexplored and largely undocumented
  • Minimum cost reverse supply chains often do not consider product return speed
  • Identifying where and how reverse logistics gap exists within your operations

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Funko)

Olivier Proust, Vice President of Operations EMEA, Funko

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

Implementing a Green Procurement Programme in Your Supply Chain Strategy

  • Reducing risks to human health and the environment through the principle of pollution prevention
  • Evaluating current purchasing practices
  • Pilot projects can be used to generate more detailed guidance on purchasing practices

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

FMCG's Growing Need of Innovative and Disruptive Visibility Solutions for Better Supply Chain Planning

Mikkel Søndergaard Rasmussen, European Director - Supply Chain Solution, A.P. Moller - Maersk

  • Demand forecasting, cost reduction, flexible and resilience supply chains

Technology & IOT

Session Title TBC (Dassault Systèmes)

  • Full session abstract TBC

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Franke)

Stefano Picasso, Head of Global Supply Chain Management, Franke

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

Investing in Transparency and Building Consumer and Partner Trust

  • Creating end-to-end visibility and transparency within a supply chain network
  • Improve insight into critical performance aspects
  • Material flow tracking and schedule synchronization

16:30 - 17:05 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

How to Drive Change Through Leadership, Increase Employee Engagement and Hands-On Solutions to Employee Retention

Sebastian Binner, Chief Supply Chain Officer, FALKE

  • Full session abstract TBC

17:05 - 17:50 - Panel Discussion

Logistics & Inventory Management

New Transport Concepts - Solving the Last Mile Delivery Challenge

  • Identifying components of the last mile logistics system and their interrelationship
  • Personalising the delivery experience
  • Increase route density for a continuous delivery

17:50 - 17:55

Chair’s Closing Remarks

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

Logistics & Inventory Management

Making Supply Chain Cost Reductions Stick

  • Signs that you might have a problem with your S&OP process
  • Designing effective processes prior to investing in a system
  • Keep costs down and reliability up by designing your network to minimize product handling

09:25 - 10:00 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Identifying Training Needs and the Role of Learning and Workforce Development

  • Promoting a culture of continuous learning and improvement across all departments
  • Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of learning and development activity
  • Manage procedures, ensuring they are updated in line with learning needs
  • Framework and training levels

10:05 - 10:40 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Technology & IOT

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 return

10:40 - 11:30

iSolve & Networking Break

11:30 - 12:05 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session Title TBC (Matsmart)

Conrad Edgren, Chief Logistics Officer, Matsmart

  • Full session abstract TBC

Security & Risk Management

Robust Processes to Identify and Successfully Manage Growing Supply Chain Risks

  • Preparation is the best way to protect your company from a supply chain disruption
  • Implementing a digital transformation on current risk, compliance and quality initiatives
  • Effective systems to determine roots of cause
  • Identifying, prioritizing, and visualizing potential supply chain risks

12:10 - 12:45 - Solution Spotlights

Logistics & Inventory Management

Integrating Advanced Manufacturing in Your Supply Chain

  • Application of advanced manufacturing and digital technologies on future production and supply-chain models
  • Reducing material inputs for leaner manufacturing
  • What benefits does it offer in terms of responsiveness and customisation as well as reducing operational complexity?
  • Simplifying production processes, reducing costs

Technology & IOT

Session Title TBC (Elemica)

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Nokian Tyres)

Norbert Hecking, Vice President Supply Chain & Logistics, Nokian Tyres

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

Session Tittle TBC (Teesside University)

Dr Rajesh Shankar Priya, Lecturer in Business and Management, Teesside University

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Logistics & Inventory Management

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

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

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve & Networking Break (1)

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Parker Hannifin)

Frank T. Baur, Vice President Supply Chain EMEA, Parker Hannifin

  • Session Abstract TBC

16:30 - 17:05 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Session TBC

17:10 - 17:55 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

Nurturing Emergent Leadership: How to Let Your Team Take the Lead?

  • How to cultivate emergent leadership?
  • Can emergent leadership be an effective strategy to effectively grow your organisation?
  • How can leaders encourage their staff to step up into managerial and senior leadership roles?

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 2020

  • European Supply Chain Leadership Award 2020
  • European Manufacturing Leadership Award 2020
  • European Manufacturing Rising Star Award 2020

08:00 - 08:50

Registration & Refreshments

08:50 - 08:55

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:55 - 09:30 - Keynote

Security & Risk Management

Managing Your Supply Chain in a Global Public Health Emergency

  • Data as a foundation to a robust Supply Chain
  • Evaluating the reliability of your suppliers and logistics
  • Proactive backup plan and alternative sources as a key element of your Supply Chain
  • Emergency response – Preparing storage infrastructure to manage inventory

09:35 - 10:10 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Building Organisations Ready to Cope with Digital Transformations

  • Digital transformations are more challenging, where success rates fall between 4% and 11%
  • Involving the right individuals in a digital transformation
  • Fostering strong internal capabilities
  • Looking at new sources of talent information

10:15 - 10:50 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Synchronizing Supply Chain Functions

  • The purchasing, logistics, and operations teams often have conflicting goals without realizing it
  • Mapping the end-to-end processes in the shared community
  • Real time monitoring and collaboration

Technology & IOT

Understanding Supply Chain 4.0 and its Impact

  • New approaches of product distribution to reduce delivery times
  • Ad-hoc and real-time planning allows a flexible reaction to changing demand or supply situations
  • Automation of both physical tasks and planning

10:50 - 11:40

iSolve & Networking Break

11:40 - 12:15 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Collaboration & Transparency

Breaking the Silos That Keep Divisions Within the Company from Working Together Effectively

  • Developing a culture that promotes collaboration
  • Retrospectives and continuous improvement system
  • Incorporating collaboration in your employee’s normal workflow

12:20 - 12:55 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Integrating Planning Optimisation for the Entire Internal Supply Chain

  • Finding the right balance between low inventory levels and high availability
  • Avoiding pitfalls of poor allocation management
  • Make automated replenishment work for you

Leadership & Workforce Development

The new digital environment and its implications on the skills required in the Supply Chain

Dr Kamila Walters, Lecturer - Supply Chain and Operations, University of Brighton

  • The rapid increase in the creation and development of disruptive technologies, such as: Industry 4.0, IoT and AI, has a major impact on every aspect of our personal and working lives. The application of these technologies touches every aspect of the Supply Chain and changes the way in which the Supply Chain is operating. The adoption of new technologies is a major lever for increasing the operational effectiveness of supply chains. However, all the capabilities of the Digital Supply Chain have an implication for the skills required to work within it. Supply Chain activities have moved away from manual, transactional tasks to more strategic, higher-level operations. It is still important that Supply Chain employees understand the basics of how the Supply Chain works, and have a working knowledge of any one - or all – of the following areas: Planning, Procurement, Category/Commodity Management, Supplier Relationships, Logistics, Sourcing, Quality Management, Warehousing, Inventory Management, and anything else Supply Chain related. However, as educators, we also have to make sure that the new workforce is equipped with additional skills, needed for Supply Chain 4.0. So, what are the Supply Chain skills of the future, and what challenges are we facing? This presented work represents the point-of-view of a university lecturer.

12:55 - 13:55

Networking Lunch

13:55 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (SCHOTT)

Dr Andreas Knierim, Head of Global Supply Chain Management, SCHOTT

  • Full Session Abstract TBC

Technology & IOT

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

14:35 - 15:10 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Defining, Understanding and Building Supply Chain Transparency

  • Aligning your Supply Chain risk ant transparency practices to create a competitive advantage
  • What and what not to share in a transparent supply chain
  • How can the use of technology, provide the business with a clear path to transparency?

15:10 - 15:45 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Filling Up the Skills Gap Today Created by Future Innovations of Tomorrow

  • Due to the continuous development of technologies, traditional supply chain knowledge will not be sufficient for the future
  • Expanding the company’s skill base
  • Understanding the next generation of professionals
  • Reversed Mentoring - enabling various skills to be shared throughout the company

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.