2018 Agenda Day 3

Day 3 – Wednesday 6 June 2018

08:00-08:50 Registration & Refreshments


Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management

08:50-09:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:00-09:30 Case Study: Strategic sourcing within Free Trade Agreements

  • How to integrate procurement decision in your local content concept
  • Project management approach
  • Challenges caused by political developments (e.g. Brexit)

Michael Tomuscheit, Global Lead Customs & Export Control Governance, BMW


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies

08:50-09:00 Chair’s Opening Remarks

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

  • What are the cost/benfit 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


Interactive Roundtable Discussions

09:00-10:00 Roundtable discussion 1 - How to empower your ocean freight procurement with on-deamn data and improve business performance

Companies all over the world are buying freight in a highly volatile market with no transparency. They share the same struggle; achieving the best possible rate externally and proving performance internally.

This roundtable will address the following:

  • A brief introduction to how Xeneta provides accurate ocean freight rate benchmarks and market intelligence to optimize procurement performance
  • An analysis of current ocean freight rate market trends with uses cases tackling questions for discussion such as:

- “The spot market is rising. What does this mean for my rates?”

- “Will the GRI be successful? What is the  long-term impact?”

- “Will it be more favorable to change my contract duration? Will the spot market fall below the long-term market?”

- … and more

Michael Braun, Director, Value Engineering, Xeneta


Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management

09:30-10:00 Case Study: Tackling SC Risk Management

  • How to plan for risk?
  • Understand how you can better plan for natural disasters, financial volatility, disruptions to infrastructure, political instability and man-made risks
  • Find out what the optimal approaches for your business are, so you can mitigate supply chain risk


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies

09:30-10:00 Case Study: Gaining a competitive advantage: Drone utilisation

  • Find out how companies positioned at the forefront of the industry have already started using drones to speed up the last-mile delivery and cut costs
  • What else can a drone do? Benefits and costs associated with this technology


Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management

10:00-11:00 Panel discussion: New business models of working with your suppliers

  • Understand how you can work with your supply base through the tiers to reduce risks and costs
  • New ways of securing finance
  • Collaborating with renewable technology providers: replacing employees by robots and other technologies creates a higher demand for electricity, which is increasingly generated by renewable sources (e.g Nike’s new European DC in Belgium uses 100% renewable energy)


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies

10:00-11:00 Panel Discussion: On the road to a reduced carbon footprint

  • Find out how companies of the future are reducing carbon footprint as part of their sustainability initiatives to be compliant with the new regulations
  • Understand how you can also lower your operational costs whilst reducing the impact of transport on the environment
  • Who will redesign their DCs and transportation network to reduce CO2 emissions?


Interactive Roundtable Discussions

10:00-11:00 Roundtable Discussion 2 - 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 Morning Networking Break


Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management

12:00-12:30 Case Study: Mastering Data Analytics to find value in Supply Chain and Operations

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

John Harhen, Owner, Orbsen Consulting

12:30-13:30 Panel Discussion: Making collaboration across functions a reality

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

Iveta Kozlickova, VP Ceter of Supply Chain Expertise EMEA, Covestro


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies

12:00-13:00 Panel discussion: Adapting to changing transportation modes

  • How are the transportation networks changing and how will the logistics service providers adapt to a different transport architecture?
  • Overcoming limitations in terms of capacity of transporting goods: new modes of transportation to minimise time of transport and inventory
  • Uberisation of transport: driverless trucks and delivery to drop boxes

13:00-13:30 Advanced technology implementation: Robots


  • Moving towards robotisation of manufacturing sites and completely touchless factory operations: the case study of Adidas sewbot that can produce at a cost level that even low-cost countries can’t compete with
  • Automated warehouses:complete with drone picking and robotised pallet deliveries and storage
  • Commercially optimising robotics: HOW?



Interactive Roundtable Discussions

12:00-13:00 Roundtable Discussion 3 topic to be announced 


13:30-14:30 Lunch Networking Break

Track 1: Innovative Strategies in Supply Chain Planning & Management

14:30-15:30 Panel Discussion: Offshoring vs. enshoring/nearshoring: Overcoming supply chain complexity

  • Moving from offshoring to onshoring/nearshoring: Key considerations to be aware of
  • Understand how you can improve your delivery time and product quality
  • How can you overcome complexity once you have opted for nearshoring?
  • Find out how creating uniformity in the master data could overcome complexity
15:30-16:00 Session to be announced


Track 2: New Logistics Models & Technologies

14:30-15:00 Talking about one of the leading ports role & contribution to the industry

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

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

15:00-15:30 Session to be announced

15:30-16:00 Session to be announced


Interactive Roundtable Discussions

14:30-15:30 Roundtable discussion 4 topic to be announced


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

  • What are the key takeaways and next steps?
  • What are the key actions moving forward?
  • Top 5 must do action points to move from a hybrid supply chain to a digitised one and stay ahead of the game


17:00 End of Conference