2018 Agenda Day 3

Day 3 – Wednesday 6 June 2018

07.30 - Registration open only for the Breakfast Briefing members

8:00-08:40 LLamasoft Breakfast Briefing 

Topic: Designing the Supply Chain of the future

Description: Join Llamasoft to discuss what supply chain designers in Europe will be looking at in the coming years, given the changing worldwide economic and political scene, how should you gear up to answer the key questions facing your business. Exchange insights on the effects of Economic Nationalism. Single market and Customs Union. What will the trade and the movement of people and goods look like in Europe in two or three years' time? Utilise this opportunity to share ideas and explore possible outcomes in a relaxed environment.

In this session we discuss the following:

  • The implications of Brexit and US President Trump's intentions to renegotiate NAFTA will lead to new tariffs and standards, creating new challenges for supply chain leaders
  • The events in the UK and in the US are just two of forms of "economic nationalism" that should give every business with cross-border interests many reasons to reconsider its supply chain operations, what factors should you be thinking about to be ready to face this period of uncertainty and change

Don Brenchley, Director Industry Strategy EMEA, LLamasoft

08:00-08:50 Registration & Refreshments


Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management

Chairman: Martin Chilcott, CEO,
2 Degrees

08:50-09:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks


09:00-09:30 Mastering Data Analytics to find value in Supply Chain & Operations

  • Understanding key Data structures in value stream
  • Big Data and Medium data: Where to look, to mine and discover value in data
  • Examples and stories drawn from Pharmaceuticals, Beers/Spirits, FMCG/CPG, Medical Technology , Distribution, Chemicals and Biotechnology

John Harhen, Owner, Orbsen Consulting


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies

Chairman: Rein Westra, Director and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Giventis International

08:50-09:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks


09:00-09:30 RFID and IoT: Technology, applications and challenges

  • What are the cost/benefit considerations?
  • Understand how IoT can be used to create much needed agility in the supply chain
  • Digitizing operations and introducing RFID in the supply chain

Dr. Juha Maijala, Director Intelligent Packaging, Storaenso


Interactive Roundtable Discussions

09:00-09:30 Roundtable Discussion 1 - Digitalization: The Next Evolution of S&OP

  • Incorporating new Demand signals for better demand sensing
  • Incorporating new Supply signals for better supply sensing
  • How will machine learning impact decision making and scenario planning within the S&OP process

Fred Baumann, Group Vice President, Global Manufacturing Strategy, JDA Software


Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management

09:30-10:30 Panel Discussion: Building a successful supply chain workforce​

  • Understanding the “mind of the Millennials”: Find out how you can accommodate their knowledge and approach
  • Find out what are the right skills needed for modern supply chain professional and how you can attract and retain that talent
  • What leadership workshops have other companies created?

Kim Lloyd, UK SC Director, Phillips
Eric van Dijk, Founder & CEO, Slimstock
Gordon Macgregor, Director, Pint of Science, Netherlands

10:30-11:00 Building a Design Contemporary to Attain a Highly Efficient Global Supply Chain

  • How do organisations establish a supply chain design capability to support highly efficient global supply chains?
  • This session will give insights into how operating in a volatile and uncertain marketplace affects supply chain and what steps businesses need to take to build a more agile, efficient supply chain to better service customers

Don Brenchley, Director Industry Strategy EMEA, LLamasoft


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies


09:30-10:00 The contribution of a leading port to your business​

  • The changing role and approach of the PoR: from a traditional landlord and port authority to an integrated supply chain partner
  • Initiatives PoR is taking into digitalization to enable and facilitate fast, efficient, reliable supply chains for shippers

Steven Jan van Hengel, Sr. Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders, Port of Rotterdam



10:00-10:30 Transformation Of The End-To-End Business Operating Model and Demand –driven Supply Network

  • Businesses of all sizes, geographies and across industries are transforming their business operating models to end to end supply chains.
  • Transformation to a demand –driven operating model is no longer an option in todays highly competitive market where emerging technologies are increasingly disrupting traditional ways of doing business, technology choices, talent, and in the process providing new levels of business agility and scale. This time the business , not just IT, is front and center of the change.
  • The same basic supply chain fundamentals of visibility, analytics and execution capabilities still apply ! Supply chain visibility and analytics are critical , albeit, based on new technology models that can be deployed faster and broader than ever before. This paper will take you through the best practices and learnings from journeys this far.

Roddy Martin, Vice President Cloud SCM Product Marketing, SC Transformation Thought Leadership Stellar Concepts


10:30-11:00 Avery Dennison Navigates the Transportation Market with FMIC

  • Are you paying a fair price for the transportation services you require?
  • Why do your carriers and £PL vendors price the way they do?
  • How do you determine realistic transportation costs to support your supply chain analytics?

If you can't easily and reliably answer these questions, join us for this solution spotlight session as Chainalytics and Avery Dennison discuss the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium (FMIC)

Abdi Musse, Regional Category Buyer - Logistics, Avery Dennison
Olga Rissin, Senior Product Manager, FMIC Europe and Russia, Chainalytics


Interactive Roundtable Discussions

09:30-10:00 Roundtable Discussion 2 - The Case Against Singularity: How Technology and the 21st Century Consumer Continue to Drive Supply Chain Evolution

In the era of digitization, personalization, and micro-segmentation of consumer needs, can you really afford to have a single supply chain strategy?

  • Let us take you through the journey we a couple of European FMCG companies have undertaken to get their supply chain strategies fit for the new reality in consumer goods.

German Estevez, Vice President, Chainalytics Europe

10:00-10:30 Roundtable Discussion 3 - Engage directly with the smartest port in Europe to improve your supply chain

  • Get involved in a direct discussion with the port of Rotterdam; worlds smartest port!
  • We’ll provide an in depth look into our latest supply chain products
  • Take full advantage of the opportunity to get directly involved with the development of digital products to improve your supply chain

Steven Jan van Hengel, Sr. Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders, Port of Rotterdam

Martijn Thijsen, Sr. Business Manager Shippers & Forwarders, Port of Rotterdam

10:30-11:00 Roundtable Discussion 4 - China on the move...

  • Find out more about the major influencing trends that arise from the movement of export and import flows to understand how this could impact your business
  • How do you need to respond to these changes?

Johannes Nanninga, CEO, Guangzhou Port


11:00-12:00 Coffee Networking Break

Book signing: John Manners-Bell - "Supply Chain Risk Management"              


Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management


12:00-13:00 Panel Discussion: Making collaboration across functions a reality​

  • How to run cross-functional meetings?
  • Find out what would be a successful end-to-end operating model?
  • Hear success stories of cross-functional collaboration

Iveta Grüttner, Founder, BusinessExcellenceAcademy
Nina Anttila, Chief SC Officer, Reima
Katrin Henske, VP Global SC, Orion Engineered Carbons
Marcelo Paroni, Global S&OP Director, Diageo

13:00-13:30 From digital Descriptive to full Prescriptive self-driving operations - a way forward

  • What are the key digital transformations that Merck Healthcare is currently driving?
  • How can we bring clear business value and competitive advantages in the long term?
  • Discover the journey that will bring the current digital operations from just descriptive dashboards to fully cognitive and autonomous solutions

Didier Dayen, Senior Director Global Advanced Planning & Center of Expertise Supply Network Operations, Merck

Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies


12:00-12:30 Utilizing Technology to Elevate Supply Chain and Logistics Teams

  • Technology should empower companies to have full end-to-end control of their supply chain, on a product level. This allows the company to have efficient inventory allocation.
  • Achieving SKU-level granularity through a tech-enabled freight forwarder allows companies to reduce working capital.
  • Reporting and analytics of the supply chain accessible by a web-based dashboard allows companies to have more efficient communication with relevant stakeholders to make data-driven decisions and have a competitive edge.

Julie Harris, Director of Enterprise Sales, Flexport

12:30-13:30 Panel discussion: How the NexTrust project is disrupting traditional transportation and logistics (T&L) models

  • Using collaborative logistics to cut cost as well as carbon emissions.
  • Understanding the risks of anti-trust infringement when collaborating and how they can be overcome?
  • Overcoming limitations in terms of capacity of transporting goods: new modes of transportation to minimise time of transport and inventory

Peter Dehamers, Manager Outbound Logistics,  Ysco

Esther van Aalst, Partner Competition Law,Kneppelhout & Korthals Advocaten
Jordi Jove, Director, LKW WALTER

Interactive Roundtable Discussions

12:00-12:30 Roundtable Discussion 5 - End to End Supply Chain Challenges at a European Sales and Marketing driven game/entertainment organisation

  • Introduction Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
  • European Suppy Chain Operation since April 2016
  • Challenges and issues in the last 2 peak seasons
  • How does SIEE plan to turnaround in 2017
  • Insights & plans to digitise Supply Planning/ Logistics/ IT systems
  • Discussion and sharing best practise with other shippers

Michael Ahner, Head of Logistics Europe, Sony 

12:30-13:00 Roundtable discussion 6 – How to integrate the physical with the digital for improved supply chain visibility

  • How to make your physical material flows digital with RFID technology
  • What are the use case possibilities
  • What are typical benefits and challenges

Dr. Juha Maijala, Director Intelligent Packaging, Storaenso

13:00-13:30 Roundtable Discussion 7- The Self-Healing Supply Chain

Yesterday’s supply chains, modeled on static and often incorrect performance characteristics, result in chaos and missed opportunities.

Come join us as we bring the self-healing supply chain to life. With RapidResponse, you will see how augmented intelligence and machine learning can be used to tune your supply chain automatically, point to root cause of variances from assumed variables and enable you to hit your peak performance.

Raj Aiyar, VP Insdustry Solutions, Kinaxis

13:30-14:30 Lunch Networking Break

Book signing: John Manners-Bell - "Supply Chain Risk Management"

13:30-14:30 Private Lunch hosted by Kinaxis

Topic:Collaborative, Concurrent Planning: Closing the chasm between planning & execution

  • How is your S&OP process doing in terms of true cross-functional engagement
  • Does the S&OP process need to change to match the speed of change?
  • Find out how & why some companies are changing the monthly cadence paradigm

Raj Aiyar, VP Insdustry Solutions, Kinaxis

Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management


14:30-15:00 Horizontal collaboration in retail supply chains

  • The specific challenges of retail supply chains
  • The opportunity and complexity of horizontal collaboration
  • How "social tec in supply chain" could unlock this value: the Proalliance case

Kris Van Rasbeek, Supply Chain Director, Metro

15:00-15:30 IFWLA – China update

China’s annual investment of RMB 66 million into logistics has been critical in building a network to deliver 30 million pieces per day to the country’s growing and young affluent population, driven by a central web-based asset management platform providing access to 1.5 million square metres of warehousing and distribution facilities, supporting service providers to the likes of Alibaba and JD.com

Shen Shaoji - China Association of Warehousing and Distribution (CAWD)


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies


14:30-15:00 The Digital Economy: Addressing the Challenges to Your Future Supply Chain

This session will discuss the Digital Economy and the way the Connected Customer has transformed the extended supply chain.

  • Ways to optimise the performance of your operation
  • Best practices and techniques for the manufacturing  and distribution market
  • Success stories on JnJ, Heineken, RB and many other large and small companies have upgraded to the latest technologies

Chris Lea, Solution Engineer EMEA, DSI Global


15:00-15:30 Reducing Labour Costs Whilst Meeting Increasing Demand with Dynamic Work Optimisation and Digital Automation

  • Labour is the largest operating cost in most DCs and travelling between locations often accounts for as much as 50% of labour time.
  • Lucas’ Dynamic Work Optimisation (DWO) tool reduces travel time by up to 70%, resulting in increased productivity and lower labour costs.
  • The presentation will highlight how DWO achieves this, utilising features such as automated pick paths and smart location-based batching of orders, along with customer case studies on the benefits of DWO


Andrew Southgate, General Manager, EMEA, Lucas Systems


15:30-16:00 Turn your reverse supply chain into a profit centre

  • Reverse Logistics Tool Kit 2.0 – identifying the size of your return logistics issues
  • The challenges facing the backward supply chain
  • Research and findings from the Retail Industry

Dr Jonathan Gorst MILT FHEA, Principal Lecturer – Employer Engagement Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems, Sheffield Hallam University

16:00-16:30  IFWLA – India update

India seeks the help of the outside world as major fiscal reforms are underway, providing opportunities to increase levels of sophistication, with a gradual introduction of automation to capture the opportunities of manufacturing growth and  increasing domestic consumption, against a background of different state rules, complicated tax structures and poor infrastructure.

JJ Alexander – National Association of Warehousing Corporations of India (NAWCS)


Interactive Roundtable Discussions

14:30-15:00 Roundtable Discussion 8- IFWLA 

IFWLA offers a powerful gateway to global businesses, connecting logistics service providers worldwide. Bringing together members of the national warehouse and logistics associations of countries including North America, China, Japan, United Kingdom, India and others, as well as individual logistics companies where national associations do not exist, IFWLA has created a massive business-to-business logistics network with thousands of contacts and tens of thousands of locations across the globe.

Peter Ward - Secretary General IFWLA

15:00-15:30 Roundtable Discussion 9- IFWLA

Helping logistics businesses operate and compete more effectively through benchmarking.  Feedback from IFWLA’s benchmarking survey where local and international results are integrated to provide feedback on both a domestic and a global platform, giving participants the opportunity to benchmark their own operations against peers in their own territory as well as within the global industry.

Peter Ward - Secretary General IFWLA

15:30-16:00 Roundtable Discussion 10- Session TBC

16:00-16:30 Roundtable Discussion 11 - Session TBC


16:30-17:00 Closing Keynote Panel: Where to from now?

  • What are the key takeaways and next steps?
  • Top 5 must do action points to move from a hybrid supply chain to a digitised one and stay ahead of the game
  • Is your organization ready for the digital supply chain of the future?
  • What is your strategy?

Martin Chilcott, CEO, 2 Degrees
Kris Van Ransbeek, Supply Chain Director, Metro
Rein Westra, Director and Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Giventis International
John Harhen, Owner, Orbsen Consulting


17:00 End of Conference