Day One

08.15 – 09.00

REGISTRATION

09.00 – 09.10

WELCOME & CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS FOR DAY ONE

09.10 – 09.45

The Future of Supply Chain

  • The next-generation digital supply chain has created a disruption that has required companies to rethink the way they design their supply chain.
  • The strategic implications include at least three fundamental changes all supply chain leaders must make
    1. Understand, develop and exploit personalization with applied customer-centricity in all businesses
    2. Accept and master the transparency, accountability and risk that come along with digitalization
    3. Recognize and invest in people as the future of work demands radical change
  • A look at where digitalization is taking us, and how supply chain leaders can use it to their greatest advantage

09.45 – 10.20

The Holy Trinity: How Demand Planning, Forecasting and S&OP Integrate for Efficiency & Growth

  • What is demand planning and how does it differ to forecasting? How does S&OP fit into the overall business planning process? In the world of forecasting and planning, it is not only important to define and clarify these functions, but to also understand their relationships to one another
  • How the forecasting function of an organization aligns with the demand planning function to support S&OP
  • Identifying tactical relationships between forecasting and demand planning, and define steps to support overall strategy
  • How common misunderstandings of S&OP cause fractures in your planning process

10.20 – 11.10

COFFEE BREAK & MEETINGS

11.10 – 11.45

How to transform the supply chain in a competitive advantage to enable business growth

  • Understand how a transformation can bring together customer centric supply network design
  • Discuss how a transformation can cut delivery time by 50%
  • What is supply network synchronization?
  • Discuss how collaboration platform can bring positive benefits
  • What is the process for an E2E supply chain visibility?

11.45 – 12.45

Prearranged one to one meetings on topics of your choice including:

  • Supply Chain Software
  • Materials Handling / Automation
  • 3PL / Logistics Optimisation
  • Cyber Security / Third Party Risk Assessment
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Change Management
  • Advance Storage for Smart Intralogistics
  • Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 / IoT
  • S&OP / Integrated Business Planning
  • Inventory Planning / Demand Planning
  • Lean Strategies & Operational Excellence
  • ERP / SAP Integration
  • Transport Management
  • Procure2Pay / eCommerce
  • Supply Chain Finance / Risk Management
  • Workforce Development and Leadership
  • Regional Distribution Hubs / Localised Networks
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Blockchain

11.45 – 12.15
From the plant floor to the balance sheet: A case-study on a world class business performance system

  • Thinking differently about performance measurements and problem-solving with zero-loss thinking
  • Creating and sustaining a culture of engagement within decentralised supply chains
  • Defining the foundational components to supply chain excellence for global manufacturers

12.15 – 12.45
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

12.45 – 13.35

NETWORKING LUNCH

Digitalization of the Supply Chain

13.35 – 14.10
Digitalisation – A unique insight into a fully integrated digitalised supply chain operation.
How one company is using real-time data, data analytics and the cloud to optimise their global supply chain

  • How can you use predictive analytics to improve your process and manage risk?
  • Ensuring generated data is protected to meet data integrity regulatory requirements?
  • Driving end-to-end alert management
  • How can companies work with suppliers and customers to exchange?
  • Information and create a fully visible data collection and analytics process?
  • Driving end-to-end alert management whilst optimising performance management

Autonomous Supply Chain

13.35 – 14.10
Leveraging the power of the autonomous supply chain

  • What is Autonomous Supply Chain? A look at autonomous supply chain vs. traditional human centric supply chain
  • User Case Study: Creation of a Digital Twin of a real-life Supply chain interface with traditional data sources (ERP, CRM) and new external data sources such as IoT Devices and market information
  • Applying smart AI and Machine Learning to transform data into information and then decisions to create an autonomous supply chain that delivers much greater results than the traditional human centric supply chain
  • Results and vision for the future

14.15 – 14.50
Digital Demand Management: Transforming S&OP to Integrated Business Planning (IBP) Leveraging Digital Technologies

  • Effective supply and demand management in today’s complex business environment requires a makeover
  • Opportunities to transform from traditional S&OP to digital enabled IBP
  • Realize the convergence of planning and execution to synchronize the flow of goods to demand
  • Data is now being leveraged to transform from supply “chain” management to “Smart Digital Supply Network” management
  • A new demand management structure and a data driven approach to improving planning accuracy and fulfilment response to supply chain variability of actual to plan

14.15 – 14.50

2030: AI, ML and Big Data are paving the way to an autonomous supply network

  • Industrie 4.0 across our Supply Chain
  • Digital Transformation Case Study
  • Automotive Supply Chain Management (ASCM) specific topics / use cases
  • Demonstrator showcase

14.55 – 15.30
Case study: Leading digital supply chain transformation: from roadmap to execution

  • Drawing a clear roadmap from robotics, analytics, blockchain and Artificial Intelligence throughout their supply chains
  • A practical journey on transferring our digital roadmap into reality
  • Aligning and linking the supply chain vision with your business strategies
  • Developing a roadmap to weave robotics, automation, AI and analytics into your end-to-end supply chain transformation
  • Case studies to deep dive into how to leverage predictive and prescriptive analytics focusing on business impact

14.55 – 15.30

How the Intelligent Business Network Enables the Autonomous Supply Chain

  • Learn key characteristics of the supply chain of the future
  • See how digital business ecosystems, internet of things, blockchain and artificial intelligence will change the supply chain
  • Understand how combining these technologies can facilitate an autonomous supply chain

15.30 – 16.20

COFFEE BREAK & MEETINGS

16.20 – 17.50

Prearranged one to one meetings on topics of your choice including:

  • Supply Chain Software
  • Materials Handling / Automation
  • 3PL / Logistics Optimisation
  • Cyber Security / Third Party Risk Assessment
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Change Management
  • Advance Storage for Smart Intralogistics
  • Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 / IoT
  • S&OP / Integrated Business Planning
  • Inventory Planning / Demand Planning
  • Lean Strategies & Operational Excellence
  • ERP / SAP Integration
  • Transport Management
  • Procure2Pay / eCommerce
  • Supply Chain Finance / Risk Management
  • Workforce Development and Leadership
  • Regional Distribution Hubs / Localised Networks
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Blockchain

16.20 – 16.50

Connecting ERP and Supply Chain Management strategies – an ERP implementation success story

  • Getting there: How to organise your data operations in alignment with Supply Chain strategy?
  • What role has ERP in the contribution and integration of the information in the Supply Chain?
  • Make the information flow along the chain, integrating every member, for the integration increases effectiveness and improves performance’s SC
  • Bring all players together into one system for shared information and resources

16.50 – 17.20
Driving Supply Chain Performance Using Integrated Data and Advanced Analytics

  • The evolution of supply chain analytics: from measurement to optimisation
  • Why are analytical solutions different and why does it matter?
  • What’s the analytics “art of the possible” and what can it deliver in the supply chain?
  • Exploiting integrated data and advanced analytics to improve supply chain operations

17.20 – 17.50
Digital Supply Chain: Connect Digitally to Perfect Reality

  • 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

17.50 – 18.25

Panel DiscussionDeal 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
  • Thoughts on how BREXIT will impact the supply chain and warehouse(s)
  • So what are the options?
  • How are supply chain leaders building different scenarios to prepare themselves for the different outcomes of BREXIT

18.25

CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING REMARKS

18.30

NETWORKING DRINKS RECEPTION

DAY TWO

09.00 – 09.10

CHAIRPERSON’S OPENING REMARKS FOR DAY TWO AND SUMMARY OF DAY ONE

09.10 – 09.45

The journey to a fully Digitalised end-to-end supply chain

  • Moving towards the smart supply chain, with streamlined connections between customers, internal operations and suppliers to improve efficiency
  • Key fundamental steps to consider and challenges posed
  • How to implement sustainability initiatives in practice
  • Bridging the skill gap, developing people and skills as part of the digital transformation journey

09.45 – 10.20

Collaboration across the Supply Chain – Setting up full visibility across the global value chain

  • Improving the visibility of your manufacturing and transportation networks
  • Integrating improved visibility with data from upstream partners to achieve a holistic view of your supply chain
  • Efficiently track the weakest links in your supply chain
  • Sense and respond
  • Tools to analyse and improve network efficiency

10.20 – 10.40

COFFEE BREAK & MEETINGS

10.40 – 11.15

Finding the Right Balance: Building Effective Teams With The Right Skills

  • Whether you are adding specialized practitioners, mid management managers, or executive level leaders, soft skills in collaboration with management are fundamental requirements for any team member
  • Identifying opportunities to develop the necessary skillset within the broader organization to enable cross-silo business planning
  • How to identify the necessary ‘soft skills’ for your organization based on its strategic vision, S&OP leadership needs, and functional strength
  • Addressing what the future demand planning and S&OP organization may look like

11.20 – 12.50

Prearranged one to one meetings on topics of your choice including:

  • Supply Chain Software
  • Materials Handling / Automation
  • 3PL / Logistics Optimisation
  • Cyber Security / Third Party Risk Assessment
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Change Management
  • Advance Storage for Smart Intralogistics
  • Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 / IoT
  • S&OP / Integrated Business Planning
  • Inventory Planning / Demand Planning
  • Lean Strategies & Operational Excellence
  • ERP / SAP Integration
  • Transport Management
  • Procure2Pay / eCommerce
  • Supply Chain Finance / Risk Management
  • Workforce Development and Leadership
  • Regional Distribution Hubs / Localised Networks
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Blockchain

11.20 – 11.50

Making Effective Use of Big Data & Predictive Analytics For Better Insight & Planning

  • How to convert the mass of both structured and unstructured data into value-added insight
  • How to determine when to use judgement or qualitative measures instead of analytics for better planning and forecasting
  • Moving beyond the plateau at which supply and demand are balanced
  • Developing capability to evaluate unconstrained planning scenarios

11.50 – 12.20

Case study: Blockchain applications in supply chain & transportation for improved visibility and agility

  • Examining supply chain business challenges drivers to adopt blockchain technologies
  • How blockchain is enabling the process and product flow visibility
  • Developing a pilot model to realise business value of blockchain
  • Sharing case studies and results on blockchain applications

12.20 – 12.50

Supply Chain resilience: a risk intelligent approach to managing global supply chains

  • Incorporate steps to identify, analyse and implement risk mitigation tactics that address potential disruptions across multiple countries
  • Build end-to-end living models to visualise the current supply chain and test scenarios based on what constitutes the most risk to the business
  • What are the key areas for managing supply chain risk in the global supply chain?
  • Be able to identify potential losses from unexpected events

12.50 – 13.40

NETWORKING LUNCH

S&OP – Integrated Buisness Planning (IBP)

13.40 – 14.15

Extending the principles of S&OP through Integrated Business Planning (IBP)

  • Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is the business planning process that extends the principles of S&OP throughout the supply chain, product and customer portfolios, customer demand and strategic planning, to deliver one seamless management process
  • IBP is critical to providing substantial bottom-line benefits, it ensures early focus on any potential gaps in business performance – it allows organisations to predict and respond positively to changing conditions in today’s volatile market
  • People are fundamental & education leads behavioural change

AI in Supply Chain

13.40 – 14.15

How will Artificial Intelligence (AI) Change S&OP in the Years to Come?

  • What will the S&OP processes of the future encompass and why must companies start preparing for them today?
  • With today’s market dynamics, technology revolution and changing corporate structures, getting internal and external planning alignment across key customers, functional areas, geographical regions, and suppliers are more complex than ever seen before
  • With this trend occurring, AI is supplying a substantial competitive advantage for those who embrace it
  • What can companies do to be well positioned and prepare to embrace this movement before it is too late?

14.20 – 14.55

Shot in The Dark Or Sharp Shooting? Improving Forecast Accuracy for A Better S&OP Process

  • The struggles to achieve an effective demand review process driven by accuracy forecasts
  • How to develop your forecasting and planning process for better S&OP
  • The need for an unconstrained and unbiased demand plan
  • Why it is necessary to invest resources to improve your demand planning and forecasting process

14.20 – 14.55

Deeper Dive: Machine learning Pilot for demand forecasting

  • Simply pursuing digital pilots for demand planning is insufficient – new models are needed
  • Sense & Pivot – Finding new ways to reconfigure operations models to redefine what the planning model
    can look like allowing integration of AI and machine learning
  • How would S&OP activate daily or even hourly for crossfunctional decision trade-offs?
  • Getting Started and success factors – what a future vision of an S&OP model can look like
  • Pilot to production mode

14.55 – 15.10

COFFEE BREAK

15.10 – 15.40

Prearranged one to one meetings on topics of your choice including:

  • Supply Chain Software
  • Materials Handling / Automation
  • 3PL / Logistics Optimisation
  • Cyber Security / Third Party Risk Assessment
  • Packaging Innovation
  • Change Management
  • Advance Storage for Smart Intralogistics
  • Robotics
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 / IoT
  • S&OP / Integrated Business Planning
  • Inventory Planning / Demand Planning
  • Lean Strategies & Operational Excellence
  • ERP / SAP Integration
  • Transport Management
  • Procure2Pay / eCommerce
  • Supply Chain Finance / Risk Management
  • Workforce Development and Leadership
  • Regional Distribution Hubs / Localised Networks
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Blockchain

15.10 – 15.40

From Integrated Business Planning (IBP) to Enterprise Business Planning (EBP)

  • Introducing the principles of IBP to EBP
  • How traditional business management processes and behaviours can inhibit success
  • How you fit your business to an EBP model
  • Adaption of technology and how it can enhance business performance in an Enterprise model

15.45 – 16.20

Open Panel DiscussionSupply Chain Digitalisation meets Reality – A discussion on the opportunites and the problems

  • Which digital technologies have already proven their worth in the day-to-day operations of companies, and which technologies should Supply Chain leaders keep an eye on?
  • To what degree has digitisation already changed logistics and supply chain management, and what developments will be seen in the coming years?
  • So how should you go about digitalising your supply chain?
  • Are companies and their organisational structures already adequately prepared for the digital transformation, and how can deficits be offset?
  • Short vs. Long term challenges
  • What skills do employees need and how can they be imparted?

16.20

CHAIRPERSON’S CLOSING REMARKS

16.25

CLOSED

Please note: Agenda and speakers are subject to change.