20 - 22 May, 2019
Hotel Palace Berlin, Germany

Main Conference Day Two

7:30 am - 8:20 am COFFEE & REGISTRATION

8:20 am - 8:30 am CHAIRMAN'S WELCOME

Michael Berger, Former Senior Vice President Logistics at Schaeffler

Michael Berger

Former Senior Vice President Logistics

8:30 am - 9:00 am Plenary: Harnessing digital innovations and AI to drive end-to-end supply chain performance

•Bringing back the basics: developing and scaling up process standards across the enterprise level to lay a solid foundation 
•Exploring advanced capabilities including machine learning and AI across the supply chain to drive the next level performance  
•Showcasing AI deployment examples in a few key areas focusing on business impact 
•Developing and consolidating the IT infrastructure to harness the power of data and AI

9:00 am - 9:30 am Plenary: Digitising the value chain: A step-by-step approach

•Digitalise the process through robotic process automation to improve productivity and efficiency 
•Investing in data analytics for real time supply chain visibility and transparency 
•Innovations in IT architecture to build your foundation for transformation

9:30 am - 10:00 am Plenary: Rethinking supply chain and fulfillment - managing unconventional e-commerce and on-demand ecosystem supply chains

E-commerce, shared economy and on demand business models are driving businesses and their supply chains into unknown territories with brand new challenges. This keynote session will provide the freshest perspectives on managing unconventional supply chains that are built on sharing economy and on demand services. 
•Think supply chain differently: Building customer facing supply chains for the ecommerce market place 
•Building last mile logistics for on-demand business model 
•Implications of changing consumer experience for retailers: re-thinking fulfillment
•Standing up against the change with a collaborative approach

10:00 am - 10:30 am Plenary panel: Supply chain revolution and reinvention for the new reality: What should we do when our industries are moving away from physical and heading into a digital world?

More and more industries are experiencing the shake from the digital world, especially in retail, entertainment, travel etc. where the digital world is overtaking the physical world. It is simply not enough for supply chains to make incremental improvements, but rather a fundamental revolution is required to take businesses through this change. This panel session will provide strategic views from industry leaders on what they are doing to set themselves apart and adapt in a fast-paced environment: 
•From standardisation to individualisation: Developing a customer facing supply chain 
•Creating a brand new supply chain model for the digital age 
•Dealing with market reshuffling through strong business partnerships 
•Develop end-to-end digital supply chain for the new business model to deliver both assets and data to customers 
Thorsten Wessel, Vice President Supply Chain Management Central Europe at Universal Music Entertainment GmbH (Germany)

Thorsten Wessel

Vice President Supply Chain Management Central Europe
Universal Music Entertainment GmbH (Germany)

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Best practices in demand sensing for accurate planning
•Improve success of new product launches with increased customer insights 
•Improve forecast accuracy by predicting short-term demand patterns 
•Boost sales by predicting and reducing out-of-stocks with demand pattern and trend recognition 
•Lower expediting and inventory re-positioning costs with improved short-term forecasts
Ozhan Ozesenli, Supply Chain Director at pladis

Ozhan Ozesenli

Supply Chain Director

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case study: Logistics Innovation and Warehouse robotics to enable customer excitement
•Understanding the customer to let intralogistics and last mile drive a positive business impact
•Exploring the benefits of technology enablers: Robotics and logistics innovation case studies
•Enabling your advanced intralogistics through data driven process analyses 
Victor Splittgerber, Team Lead Logistics Innovation at Zalando SE

Victor Splittgerber

Team Lead Logistics Innovation
Zalando SE

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Digital World: Moving Logistics to the Center of Business Strategy
Digital transformation is fact, is not for any single functions but rather across the entire organization. This engaging session will lead you on a fun and inspiring journey of key elements to drive ideas into actions.
  • Using Design Thinking to embrace digital journeys in Logistics and Supply Chain, understanding your People challenges.
  • Getting insights on a simple Digital Transformation Framework for Logistics, set directions to organise the ideas into projects, find a common language between business and IT, look at new technologies in structured way, prototype and go.
  • Sharing experience deploying Global Analytics for Logistics, key challenges, key decisions, key benefits, trust your data is good enough for insightful conclusions 
  • Driving a digital outlook across your enterprise to fully leverage the benefits of digital transformation
Leonardo Marins, Transformation Programme Lead at British American Tobacco

Leonardo Marins

Transformation Programme Lead
British American Tobacco

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Gone is CPFR, here comes FCR: Develop a real time collaborative supply chain to adapt to changes
•A different approach to suit the accelerated pace of new products and shortened life cycle
•Why is CPFR no longer a good fit for today’s electronics supply chain? 
•A paradigm shift: Implementing FCR to provide instant and global visibility of your supply chain 
•Examining the KPI improvements and   business impact of FCR 
Gabriel Mesas Patón, Director General of Operations at LG

Gabriel Mesas Patón

Director General of Operations

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case study: Addressing supply chain complexities and building in flexibility through scenario planning
•Understand where the complexities arise from the planning perspective 
•Building in multiple scenarios to address the complexity of the industry we are in 
•Working with customers to develop scenario planning to reflect changes in the end user market
•Build large numbers of ”What ifs” to cover all the corners  
Massimo Magliocco, Head of IBP at STMicroelectronics

Massimo Magliocco

Head of IBP

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case study: Implementing Philips Control Towers (PCT) at a regional level to enable an integrated and intelligent supply chain network
•Planning: Design the scope of logistics control towers to improve collaboration across departments and supply chain partners
•Implementation: Increase visibility and control over your inventory and transport operations through control tower operations
•Technology: Sharing experiences in implementing predictive analytics through logistic and transportation management
Manuel Formis, VP, Head of Global Logistics at Philips Healthcare

Manuel Formis

VP, Head of Global Logistics
Philips Healthcare

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Develop a demand driven supply chain to build supply chain flexibility
•Optimize the demand supply network to manage uncertainties and shifting supply chain requirements 
•Building business flexibility in sourcing destinations 
•Managing and optimising the supply chain flow 
•Ensuring agility in transportation to meet customer demands 

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case study: Four steps to align the supply chain operations with your company strategy and customer experience
•Define your value proposition by understanding the real insights and demands of different markets
•Analyse the capabilities of your supply chain and identify the key attributes amongst cost vs. quality vs. service; and identify the gap with customer expectations
•Adapt and transform your supply chain strategies to close the gap
•Define the roadmap, tactics and implement change to drive supply chain transformation
Angel Caja, Operations and Supply Chain Director at Jotun

Angel Caja

Operations and Supply Chain Director

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case study: Implementing an Integrated Business Planning for an end-to-end supply chain
•Introducing and building an integrated Business Planning system in-house including web based visualization 
•Establishing a 3 months P&L financial outlook through one number set in the company 
•Linking raw materials, sales forecast and finance together in an integrated system 
•Sharing lessons learned throughout the 4 year journey of implementing IBP
Wolfgang Laures, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain at Perstop

Wolfgang Laures

Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Case study: Strike a critical balance in cost, compliance and service
This case study outlines key steps the Tulip Food Company has taken to meet the rising customer requirements and competition, including:  
•How to structure your supply chain to ensure fast response to increasing customer demands 
•Be aware of what your competitors are doing 
•A different philosophy on cost per serve: a la Ryanair 
•Technology investment: Measuring how they are performing 
Jørgen Skaarup, Support and Integration Officer, Former VP, supply chain and production at Tulip Food Company

Jørgen Skaarup

Support and Integration Officer, Former VP, supply chain and production
Tulip Food Company

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Driving growth in a transforming FMCG landscape
  • Challenges ahead
  • Integrating technology into the decision-making process
  • New needs for leadership
  • Enterprise Business Planning
Birgit Breitschuh, Managing Associate at Oliver Wight

Birgit Breitschuh

Managing Associate
Oliver Wight

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case study: Design an end to end supply chain for a fast growing B2B retailer
expondo is a unique B2B retailer experiencing 50% YoY growth. This case study will outline key steps they are taking to integrate different business units spans across Asia and Europe and key investments they are making to step up their supply chain performance. 
•The need for a unified supply chain for expondo: Drivers, opportunities and challenges
•How to design and configure your overall supply chain to improve time to market taking into consideration of new products 
•What are the key requirements and investments in track and trace for the next level performance 
Florian Gerlach, Head of Operations at expondo GmbH

Florian Gerlach

Head of Operations
expondo GmbH

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Case study: Achieving standardisation and flow efficiency in circular supply chains through digitisation
In this practical case study, Elina will walk you through the Ramirent digitisation journey in their supply chain management and sharing key lessons they have learned:   
•Digitalisation in circular supply chains focusing on driving flow efficiency 
•Creating mobility and standardisation on ways of working
•Achieving knowledge sharing and data integration with a step by step approach
•Creating micro services on top of the ERP architecture to achieve flexibility 
•Sharing key insights and lessons learned in the implementation journey
Elina Armanto, Head of Supply Chain Digitalization at Ramirent

Elina Armanto

Head of Supply Chain Digitalization

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Case study: Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization
•Developing a dynamic process for inventory management 
•Measuring and managing sales volatility
•Calculating the demand for each item based on history
•Optimizing dependent warehouses through multi-echelon method 

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Recurring issues, the Industrial Sector Challenge
  • Design for Design but not Design for Manufacture – Cost, time to market, CAPEX etc.
  • The importance of a good BOM structure
  • Management of inventory, it’s a consequence not a specific Supply Chain Target
  • Agility vs. Flexibility and Firefighting
  • Stage working and disciplined execution
Lloyd Snowden, Managing Associate at Oliver Wight

Lloyd Snowden

Managing Associate
Oliver Wight

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Case study: DS Smith’s evolution of logistics network for business growth
This unique case study will share key logistics strategies and evolution DS Smith is driving to support their dramatic growth through acquisitions within a short period of time, focusing on the following key areas: 
•Developing an integrated logistics network amidst business growth 
•Driving an analytical approach: Leveraging the power of data in the organization
•Improving visibility to enhance customer experience 
•Managing a major road transport network through the current volatile transport market 
•Developing an innovative and flexible culture in logistics to drive change 
Mick Jones, Head Of Supply Chain at DS Smith

Mick Jones

Head Of Supply Chain
DS Smith

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Case study: Improving end-to-end visibility of temperature control supply chain
•Regulatory and practical aspects: What’s new and how will it look like in the next 10 years?
•Advanced technologies and online tracking – quality and Logistics aspects
•Examining the pros and cons of online tracking? 
•Cost vs. Benefit – how to develop an optimised model?  
•Taking into consideration of risk assessment and risk mitigation 
•Implementing blockchain technology – will that work?
•Beyond measuring temperature – performance analysis and Supply chain management tools
Yoram Eshel, Former Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics at TEVA

Yoram Eshel

Former Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case study: A practical guide for balancing cost, compliance and quality
•Aligning your supply chain processes with your strategic business goals and objectives 
•Focusing  on total cost of ownership (TCO), not price
•Establishing an appropriate level of control to minimise risks


3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Panel Debate: Deal or No deal: How is BREXIT impacting your supply chain strategies?

Supply chains are impacted by global and regional events. Volatility and uncertainty presents paramount challenges to supply chain executives. This panel will focus on how supply chain leaders are building different scenarios to prepare themselves for the different outcomes of BREXIT. 
Mick Jones, Head Of Supply Chain at DS Smith

Mick Jones

Head Of Supply Chain
DS Smith

Katrin Hanske, Vice President Global Supply Chain at ORION

Katrin Hanske

Vice President Global Supply Chain

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Developing supply chains for the future: Pave the road for strategic and intelligent supply chains

•How to use supply chain as a strategic lever for your business competitiveness
•What are the biggest automation opportunities in supply chain  
•Demystify digital transformation and overcoming key obstacles in supply chain digitisation 

4:30 pm - 4:35 pm CONFERENCE CLOSE

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Post-Conference Site Tour: BMW Group Plant

The BMW Group Plant Berlin has a long tradition as a production site with a very exciting history. This site tour is offered to provide a unique guide through the birth place of BMW motorcycles. Experience the fascination of a highly modern vehicle production site, where man and machine build two-wheeled dreams!

During the exclusive guided tour, you will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. 

25 places only, book early to avoid disappointment.