2019 Agenda Day 1

Day 1 – Tuesday 24 September 2019

07:30-08:00 Registration for Breakfast Briefing Members Only

08:00-08:40 Breakfast Briefing

08:00-08:50 General Registration, Refreshments & Networking

08:50-09:00 Organiser Welcome & Moderator’s Opening Remarks

09:00-10:30 Plenary Panel I: Disrupting From Within & Without – Dealing with Digital Transformation

  • Rethinking supply chain and logistics for the age of data, visibility and transparency
  • Fusing the physical and the digital – new business models • Breaking down the data silos – barriers, threats and opportunities
  • Industry 4.0 – how to avoid being the disupted one
  • Supply chain 4.0 – value versus cost
10:30–11:15 Refreshment Break & Expo Visits

11:15-12:15 Plenary Panel II: Expect the Unexpected – Gearing Up for Constant Supply Chain Change

  • Rebuilding global enterprise and supply chain networks for constant change
  • Mitigating increasing geo-political, climate change and other business risks
  • Cracking the forecasting conundrum
  • Understanding data management and architecture in the new sharing economy
  • Building a resilient and agile supply chain
  • Defining the next wave of supply chain and logistics talent
  • Customer delight: What does it look like today?

12:15-13:15 Plenary Panel III: Caveat Emptor – The Lowdown on Global Logistics, Shipping & Transport

  • All change: first, middle and last mile logistics realignment
  • The e-commerce imperative – what it means for us all from the first to last mile
  • Slow shipping, fast commerce – squaring the circle www.sclsummit.com
  • The future of oceanfreight and how changes in the blue economy will impact international supply chains and logistics planning
  • Securing your logistics and transportation pipeline – sea, land and air
  • Caveat emptor: what logistics and transport can – and cannot – do for you


13:15–14:15 Lunch, Networking & Expo Visits

Managing Change & Redefining Business Process Excellence - Transforming & Aligning your Supply Network for the Digital Age

  • How to transform and align your supply network
  • Enabling change leadership inside your enterprise and across your supply network









Digitalising Logistics & Transport - Adding Value with Big Data, Cloud Computing & Platforms

Hear more about use cases to understand how you can best utilise the applications of these transformative technologies

The cyber security imperative

Topic to be Announced




Connectivity, Transparency & Control: Harnessing Blockchain, Big Data, Digital Platforms & the IoT


AI & Advanced Analytics for Data-Driven Logistics & Transport

  • Find out how you can improve inventory and distribution efficiency through machine learning, AI and predictive analytics
  • AI for warehouse management
Topic to be Announced

Demand & Supply Planning, Forecasting & Synchronisation

  • From demand and supply planning and forecasting to demand sensing and machine planning
  • How to help procurement yield new levels of data accuracy and intelligence
  • Find out what pilot projects are being assessed – looking into artificial intelligence (AI), trialling technology like cognitive computing and virtual assistant technology

Blockchain & the Internet of Things - How are these Technologies Playing Out in Logistics & Transport?

  • Find out how coupling IoT with blockchain and predictive analytics can provide suppliers, manufacturers, and transporters with the real-time information and control mthey need to keep a competitive edge
  • The use of RFID, sensors and other IoT technologies to provide full transparency for tracking transit and delivery of materials from supplier to the manufacturer
Topic to be Announced


15:45-16:15 Refreshments, Networking & Expo Visits


Diversity & Inclusion: Talent & Leadership in the Era of Automation & Digitalization

  • Attracting the right talent
  • Retraining existing talent
  • Marrying talent with technology
  • Millenials in supply chain and logistics

Autonomous Vehicles & Robotics in Logistics & Transport

  • Increase efficiency and productivity by adopting autonomous robots, cobots, drones and driverless vehicles
  • The human-machine interface in the world of Logistics 4.0 Reduce error, re-work and risks
  • Enhance revenue by improving order fulfilment, delivery speed, and, customer satisfaction
Topic to be Announced


17:00 Close of Summit Day 1

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