2019 Agenda Day 1

Day 1 – Tuesday 24 September 2019

08:00 General Registration, Refreshments & Networking

09.00 Welcome & Opening Remarks

  • Welcome & Housekeeping Notes from the Organiser
    Rachael White, SVP Thought Leadership, SCL Summit & CEO Next Level Information Ltd

    Welcome from the Port of Antwerp
  • Philippe Beaujean, Shippers & Forwarders Manager, Port of Antwerp

09:20 Plenary Panel I: Disrupting From Within & Without - Supply Chain Transformation in the Digital Age 

09:20 Moderator's Opening Remarks

  • Rachael White, SVP Thought Leadership, SCL Summit & CEO Next Level Information Ltd

09:25 Digital Supply Chain Beyond the Hype - Are you Ready?

  • Stefan Schrauf, Partner Europe, Strategy& - PwC

09:45 Next Steps in the Fouth Industrial Revolution for Supply Chain & Logistics

  • Wolfgang Lehmacher, Global Supply Chain Strategist, Fmr Head of Supply Chain & Transport Industry, World Economic Forum

10:05 The Oldest Question in Management - How to Move People?

  • Bart Vanderhaegen, Founder & Managing Director, Pactify & TEDx speaker

10:25 Beyond Technology - Strengthening the Business Role & Reputation of our Supply Chain Profession

  • History of the supply chain industry - evolution over time
  • The supply chain professional - growth and development
  • Future of supply chains - What will future supply chains look like?
  • The future supply chain professional
  • What can YOU do to enhance the supply chain industry?
  • Deon Pillay, Head of Supply Chain, Nando's

10:45 Questions & Discussion

11:00-11.30 Refreshment Break & Expo Visits

11:30 Plenary II Case Study Session: Advanced Supply Chain Technology & Transformation Strategies

11:30 Moderator's Opening Remarks

  • Rachael White, CEO, Next Level Information Ltd

11:35 Turning the Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage to Capture Market Share

  • Hans Kuehn, Vice Preident Supply Chain, EPIROC
  • Steven Vermeylen, Partner, PwC Management Consulting Belgium

12.00 Renault's S&OP Project - Using Modern Technology and a Collaborative Approach to Run a Complex Business

  • Florian Huettl, VP, Sales Forecast and Distribution, Groupe Renault

12:20 Panel & Audience Discussion

12:35 Plenary Panel III: Caveat Emptor – Global Logistics, Shipping & Transport
The realities of international transport and shipping operations, infrastructure, freight costs, capacity management and trade processes can make or break supply chain planning and execution. Understanding the dynamics of the physical supply chain and integrating this knowledge with other supply chain disciplines is more crucial than ever before to manage complex cross-border flows in a volatile and changing trade environment. How can technology help? What do international logistics and transport professionals need to know and plan for?

  • The physical supply chain: Aligning and integrating freight transport and logistics with other supply chain disciplines
  • The e-commerce imperative – what it means for us all from the first to last mile
  • Slow shipping, fast commerce – squaring the circle with technology?
  • The impace of trade wars and tariffs 
  • New global shipping regulations #IMO2020
  • Caveat emptor: what logistics and transport can – and cannot – do for you

12:35 Moderator’s Opening Remarks

12:40 The Global Liner Shipping & Container Trade Outlook – What Shippers Need to Know Now

  • Stijn Rubens, Senior Advisor, Drewry Supply Chain Advisors

13:00 Discussion with James Hookham, Secretary General, Global Shippers Forum

13:30–14:30 Lunch, Networking & Expo Visits

Managing Constant Change: Building Agility & Resilience in Supply & Demand Planning, Sourcing & Procurement

14:30 Moderator's opening remarks

14:35 Next Steps for the Demand Driven Enterprise

Today's highly complex supply chain companies and supply ecosystems need to achieve high service levels, short lead times and low inventories. The Demand Driven Enterprise approach aims to help enterprises and networks successfully navigate volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous markets, breaking through the limitation of traditional management approaches to enable true consumption-driven planning and execution across all levels in the supply chain. Attend this session for the latest insights on what makes a Demand Driven Adapative Enterprise and how this methodology can help you to successfully integrate strategy, S&OP, planning and operational execution.

  • Christoph Lenhartz, Managing Director, Catena Strategies & Master Instructor, Demand Driven Institute

14:55  CASE STUDY: Rethinking Supply & Demand Planning - a Food Retail Perspective

  • Kris Van Ransbeek, Founder, Cadena Consulting bvba, Supply Chain Director, a.i. Metro AG & President of the Supervisory Board, AgroFair

15:15 Questions & Discussion

15:30 Refreshments, Networking & Expo Visits

16:10 New Thinking in Demand & Supply Planning: Optimisation & Synchronisation

Ensuring product availability at the lowest possible cost is critical to survive in the ever-more complex, global and competitive business environment of today. This session will take a deep dive into demand, supply, forecasting inventory management strategies and models to increase supply chain value, in order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible. How can companies smart replenishment and distribution systems that enable them to have the right products in the right place at the right time?

• From demand and supply planning to demand sensing and machine planning

• How to help procurement yield new levels of data accuracy and intelligence

• Right products, right place, right time, right cost – smart replenishment and distribution systems

• New inventory strategies and models for increased supply chain value

  • Dr Mustafa Cagri Gurbuz, Professor of Supply Chain Management, MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program

16:40   Questions and Discussion








14:30 CASE STUDY: Redefining Customer Experience & Delight - How Logistics can help Shippers to Make a Difference with their Customers and their Customers’ Customers

In this session learn how Schneider Electric and Nunner Logistics worked together to create a tailored, sustainable and connected supply chain focused on delivering value to the extended customer base. How are customer expectations evolving, what defines customer delight today, and how do you go above and beyond in a fast-changing environment?

  • Etienne Gerrits, Director Customer Experience, Nunner Logistics, Fmr VP Customer Satisfaction Schneider Electric
  • Hugo van Goor,  Logistics Director DACH -Zone & BeNe Cluster, Schneider Electric

15:20 Networking, Refreshments & Expo Visit

15:40 SESSION: Digitalising Logistics & Transport 

Digital platforms, the Internet of Things, blockchain, AI, predictive analytics and digital twins – technology is fundamentally reshaping the business of logistics and transport and the pace of change will never be as slow as it is today. Hear more about some of the latest innovations and use cases to understand how you can best utilise the applications of these transformative technologies

• Assess the role of digital platforms
• Find out how you can improve transport and logistics execution with AI, machine learning and advanced analytics
• Explore how blockchain is being deployed to eliminate data silos and replace the traditional paper-based compliance trail
• Hear what’s happening with IoT and smart assets in freight transport and logistics
• Find out how coupling IoT with blockchain and predictive analytics can provide logistics buyers and providers with real-time information and control
• Understand the value of digital twins in logistics planning and operations
• Discuss the use of RFID, sensors and other IoT technologies to provide full transparency for tracking transit and delivery of materials from origin to destination

15.40 Moderator's Opening Remarks

15.45 Smart Logistics & Innovation Strategies at Pantos & LG Group

  • Michal Foltman, Senior Manager, Pantos Logistics

16.15 IoT Devices, Sensors & Shared Ledger Technology – Opening up New Possibilities for Supply Chain Visibility & Proactive Freight Management 

  • Miklos Horvath, Managing Director, e-Track Gmbh & Member of the Board, European Freight & Logistics Leaders Forum

16:35 Cargo and Asset Tracking – Creating the Internet of Logistics

  • Shachar Tal, Founder, Loginno

16:55 Developing Digital Platforms & Networks for Maritime Logistics Chains

  • Erwin Hoefkens, CCO, NxtPort

17:15 Going Paperless: Reinventing Cargo Process Documentation with Blockchain

  • Peter Kern, COO, CargoX

17:35 Questions & Discussion


14:30 Control Tower and the Autonomous Supply Chain: The path to supply chain automation, from prediction to resolution


Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other advanced technologies are making it possible to predict supply chain disruptions, offer prescriptive guidance, and self-correct in real-time.  Fueled by data, robust algorithms, and predictive analytics, the Automated Supply Chain of the future will proactively identify disruptions like material shortages or weather event days or months in advance.

What will the ‘self-healing’ supply chains of the future look like?  How will technology change the role of people in the supply chain and the skills that they will need?  Join this round table for lively conversation and debate with your peers.

Moderated by:

  • Simon Bowes, GVP Industry Strategies, JDA Software
  • Marc Roelofs, CEO, Starware

17:45 Close of Summit Day 1


18:00 Official Networking Reception Hosted by JDA


The organisers reserve the right to alter the agenda and speakers

The agenda and speaker list is a work in progress and will be continually updated