Programme 2020

30 Nov -2 Dec 2020 (Virtual) - All Timings in Central European Time

10:00 - 11:30

Technology & IOT

MESA Workshop

Uwe Küppers, Chairman, EMEA, MESA

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:00 - 12:55

Registration & Networking Lunch

13:05 - 13:45 - Keynote

Technology & IOT

Use of Digital Twins to Improve Business

Jesper Toubøl, VP Moulding, Lego

  • Learn how LEGO has found new ways to improve business decision by technology/digital twins – and also the business journey and how to get to this point. Story line will contain a demo of the technology and concrete examples of benefits and realisation.

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session by Funko

Olivier Proust, Vice President of Operations EMEA, Funko

  • Full session abstract TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

Working Capital Improvements in Supply Chain Management

Jorin Preuß, Corporate Unit Supply Chain Management, ElringKlinger

  • Working Capital
  • Inventory Targets
  • Slow mover materials
  • SAP Master Data
  • Capacity Planning

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

Growing need of Innovative Visibility Solutions for a Better Supply Chain Planning

Mikkel Søndergaard Rasmussen, European Director - Supply Chain Solution, A.P. Moller - Maersk

  • End-to-end visibility in close to real-time is essential for all industries for a better demand planning
  • Visibility and transparency tools will enable companies to adapt to new market scenarios
  • Innovation on digital tools is the next big step towards a more agile and resilience supply chain
  • All end customers are demanding higher visibility on product origin and manufacture in sustainable ways. The only way to be able to respond to this demand is through a high visibility solutions of the whole end to end supply chain
     

Technology & IOT

Session Title TBC (Dassault Systèmes)

  • Full session abstract TBC

15:00 - 15:50

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Franke)

Stefano Picasso, Head of Global Supply Chain Management, Franke

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

Session Title TBC (ESCP Europe)

Joe Miemczyk, Professor Information & Operations Management , ESCP Europe

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:30 - 17:05 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

Flipping the Fashion Supply Chain For A More Sustainable, Profitable Future

Sydney Badger, CEO & Co-Founder, Public Habit

  • The fashion industry is infamous for overproduction that creates waste. By some estimates 30% of clothing made is never even sold
  • History of a lowest-cost, supply-driven supply chain and the environmental and social problems it has created
  • Upside of moving away from lowest-cost driven sourcing is powerful. Up to 30% market capitalization could be regained by rethinking the supply chain
  • The future fashion supply chain is a demand-driven supply chain that is quicker, more flexible, and less risky

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session by KYMIRA

Timothy Brownstone, Founder & CEO, KYMIRA

  • Full session abstract TBC

17:05 - 17:50 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

What can Leaders do to Optimise their Productivity and Operations During a Health Crisis?

  • How have you, your operations and the manufacturing and supply chain industry as a whole been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?
  • Which short-term, emergency measures did you and the industry at large have to put in place in order to keep your production and operations going?
  • How can manufacturing and supply chain leaders motivate and engage their employees in a time of change (and with obstacles such as working virtually, less face-to-face contact etc. to contend with)?
  • What lessons have you, and the industry as a whole, learnt in this tumultuous time?
  • What should manufacturing leaders be doing in the medium to long-term in order to optimize productivity in a COVID and post-COVID industry?

17:50 - 17:55

17:55 - 18:55

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:00 - 08:45

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:50 - 09:25 - Keynote

Technology & IOT

Moving Supply Operations into the Digital World

Ferry Bakker, Corporate Vice President International Supply Operations LHC, Henkel

  • Improve decision making through Digital Dashboards
  • Demand Sensing to improve your Planning processes
  • Automation and Track & Trace driving logistics performance

09:25 - 10:00 - Case Studies

Technology & IOT

Successful Rollercoaster Ride Through Covid 2020

Andreas Gendo, Director Supply Chain Management, Kotányi

  • S&OP and demand planning: Balancing negative business mood and outlook with non-stopping rise in demand
  • Digitalisation is key!
  • Balancing home office, safe production/logistics bubble and the need for workshops

Logistics & Inventory Management

How Industrial Automation Will Positively Contribute to Sustainable Practices

Justin Goldston, PhD, Professor of Project and Supply Chain Management, Penn State University

As many individuals are reaching retirement age in a number of industries, and with Millennials and Gen Zs gravitating toward non-labour intensive roles within organizations, leaders will depend on tools such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) to perform daily tasks. Although AI dates back to 1955, this technology has gained popularity in recent years due to the ability of organizations to influence customer buying decisions and enhance managerial decision-making. When one hears the term Artificial Intelligence, they think of robots walking around and performing human tasks. In reality, we may be decades away from true AI and are currently in the time of Augmented Intelligence within industrial and corporate environments. In this presentation, we will discuss what AI is, what it is not, as well as how we as a society can use AI for good by enhancing and empowering global workforces instead of thinking AI will replace jobs.

10:05 - 10:40 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBC (Bharat Forge)

Thiemo Gorath, Head of Supply Chain Management, Bharat Forge

  • Full session abstract TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session Title TBA (Megatech Industries)

Daniel Chlad, Head of Logistics, Megatech Industries

  • Full Session Abstract TBC

10:40 - 11:30

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

11:30 - 12:05 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

A New Approach to Traditional Industry: Implementing Showroom Model

Fatma Çakar, Product Value Chain Director, Grandvision Turkey (Atasun Optik)

  • Inventory management difficulty with slow-moving products
  • How to change the rules of a traditional game
  • Building a trustable system with less inventory
  • Improving sales unit growth with less inventory

Logistics & Inventory Management

Delivering Outstanding Results by Implementing a Business Excellence Model

Paolo Bortolotto, Operations Director, Xylem Inc.

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:10 - 12:45 - Solution Spotlights

Technology & IOT

12:45 - 13:45

Networking Lunch

Lunch and Learn round table:

- Roundtable led by IBM
- Roundtable led by BCI Global
- Roundtable led by Maersk

13:45 - 14:20 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session by Parker Hannifin

Frank T. Baur, Vice President Supply Chain EMEA, Parker Hannifin

  • Full session abstract TBC

Collaboration & Transparency

Enhancing Productivity by Enabling a Value Chain Orientation

Dr Rajesh Shankar Priya, Lecturer in Business and Management, Teesside University

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:25 - 15:00 - Solution Spotlights

Logistics & Inventory Management

Session Title TBA (Orbsen Consulting)

John Harhen, Director, Orbsen Consulting

  • Session Abstract TBA

Technology & IOT

Session Title TBA (Elemica)

Arun Samuga, Chief Technology Officer, Elemica

  • Session Abstract TBA

15:00 - 15:50

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

15:50 - 16:25 - Case Studies

Technology & IOT

Industry 4.0: System Transformation Requirements

Nourredine Boubekri, Ph.D., Professor, College of Engineering, University of North Texas

The fourth industrial revolution has resulted in a number of technologies being developed in a number of areas including: information systems, smart materials, robotic systems, smart technologies, and others. The focus of this contribution highlights the challenges of implementing some of these technologies as well as some of the research trends.

Logistics & Inventory Management

Mergers and Acquisitions (M&As) and The Role of The Supply Chain Function During The Process

Dr Przemyslaw Wojtak, Head of Supply Chain, Rubix UK (Brammer Buck&Hickman)

  • M&A trends
  • Pre- and Post-M&A due diligence efforts
  • Barriers
  • Enablers
  • Best Practices

16:30 - 17:05 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Road to Real Time Visibility in Transport

Petra Lippertova, Head of Operations – Group Logistics, DS Smith

  • Road to real-time visibility. Solutions and implementation
  • Visibility or reliability? What do our clients expect?
  • How can Real-Time Visibility help in difficult times?
  • Real-Time Visibility, and what next?

Collaboration & Transparency

17:10 - 17:55 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

What Measures can Leaders Take Today to Protect and Reduce the Impact of a Potential Economic Downturn?

  • What are the current and immediate issues that the manufacturing and supply chain industries are facing?
  • Should we be preparing for a prolonged recovery and is now the time to evaluate new processes, suppliers, inventory etc.?
  • What are the potential long-term issues that the manufacturing and supply chain industries should guard from?
  • Has this time accelerated the need and adoption of more digitalized processes, operations and manufacturing as a whole?
  • What can manufacturing and supply chain leaders do now to prepare for a post-COVID world?

17:55 - 18:00

18:00 - 19:00

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:00 - 08:50

Networking & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:55 - 09:30 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Session by Matsmart

Conrad Edgren, Chief Logistics Officer, Matsmart

  • Full session abstract TBC

09:35 - 10:10 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Supply Chain Collaboration, Transparency, Leadership and Workforce Development Through Control Tower Implementation

Angelo Dalporto, Deputy Vice President Supply Chain UK/Ire + Benelux, Dormakaba

  • The presentation charts the next step in the supply chain optimisation evolution at Dormakaba UK by showing how the previous strategy of optimisation through employee engagement has now transformed.
  • The presentation will focus on the development and implementation of a supply chain control system designed with the core focus on transparency of performance, structures and systems to collaborate on improvements and ideas, tying in the supply chain engagement methodology of managers and supervisors working as one leadership team, ensuring total visibility on step change and continuous improvement projects, momentum and successes and last but not ensuring workforce engagement and development is front and centre
  • The underlying goal of this project has been to develop this with everyday business tools to give the supply chain teams the confidence to be able to develop the control themselves and protect its long-term adaptability while ensuring they focus on key areas of the business to gain profitable growth in ever increasingly busy businesses and departments

10:15 - 10:50 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Retail Logistics in Corona and its‘s Supply Chain Strategic Flexibility Learnings

Markus Mehrtens, Head of Logistics Sourcing & Partners, MediaMarktSaturn

  • How did Corona impact Consumer Electronics Supply Chains?
  • What concrete implications did corona have to the logistics operations?
  • Where had we been able to apply the strengths of our flexible organization?
  • What does this tell us for our future ?
  • Lean versus Flexible Supply Chains: contradiction or correspondence?

Collaboration & Transparency

Design for Product, for Manufacturing or for Supply Chain?

Dr Aristides Matopoulos, Reader, Engineering Systems & Management Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, Aston University

This session discusses how you can support your manufacturing/engineering business to strengthen resilience through a structured approach. Attend this session to:

  • Understand the connection between Technology, Manufacturing and Supply Chain Readiness Levels.
  • Become aware of the trade-offs between TRL/MRL/SCRL as an integral part of the new product development process.
  • Learn about the above in the context of a case study

10:50 - 11:40

iSolve Meetings & Networking Break

11:40 - 12:15 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

COVID & Leather: A Short Story About How We Coped and Managed the Crisis

Marco Padilla-Ordonez, Director, Administration and Supply Chain, Grupo Cuinba

  • COVID-19 came not only to risk our health but also, disrupted our live styles in many ways. The impact, consequences and changes that this pandemic has brought can be seen in many areas of human activity
  • This session intends to talk about the specific experience that we had in the leather manufacturing industry, facing the crisis and most importantly, we will share some of the experiences and actions are done in order to minimize the negative consequences.

Collaboration & Transparency

Breaking the Silos That Keep Divisions Within the Company from Working Together Effectively

  • Developing a culture that promotes collaboration
  • Retrospectives and continuous improvement system
  • Incorporating collaboration in your employee’s normal workflow

12:20 - 12:55 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

How have Interface Used Lean and Social Responsibility Principles to Maintain and Enhance Productivity during the Pandemic?

Billy Ingram, Director of Lean Product Development, Interface

Leadership & Workforce Development

The new digital environment and its implications on the skills required in the Supply Chain

Dr Kamila Walters, Lecturer - Supply Chain and Operations, University of Brighton

  • The rapid increase in the creation and development of disruptive technologies, such as: Industry 4.0, IoT and AI, has a major impact on every aspect of our personal and working lives. The application of these technologies touches every aspect of the Supply Chain and changes the way in which the Supply Chain is operating. The adoption of new technologies is a major lever for increasing the operational effectiveness of supply chains. However, all the capabilities of the Digital Supply Chain have an implication for the skills required to work within it. Supply Chain activities have moved away from manual, transactional tasks to more strategic, higher-level operations. It is still important that Supply Chain employees understand the basics of how the Supply Chain works, and have a working knowledge of any one - or all – of the following areas: Planning, Procurement, Category/Commodity Management, Supplier Relationships, Logistics, Sourcing, Quality Management, Warehousing, Inventory Management, and anything else Supply Chain related. However, as educators, we also have to make sure that the new workforce is equipped with additional skills, needed for Supply Chain 4.0. So, what are the Supply Chain skills of the future, and what challenges are we facing? This presented work represents the point-of-view of a university lecturer.

12:55 - 13:55

Networking Lunch

13:55 - 14:30 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Sales & Operations Planning as Enabler For Collaboration

Jose Everaldo Morelli, Measuring Tools Global Logistic Director, Bosch Power Tools

  • In the Measuring Tools environment, we deal with more than 70T customers around the world, where the biggest detain only 8% of global sales and Bosch didn´t have experience with Retail Forecast process and never implemented an S&OP before. Our leadership didn't understand the need to implement an S&OP, but all the consequences of a poor planning process, as high inventory, low service level, high costs were visible in our organization.
  • During this session, I will present the 4-year S&OP journey and how it worked during the current COVID-19 pandemic. I will explore the biggest lessons learns to implement the process and make it relevant for your organization.

Collaboration & Transparency

14:35 - 15:10 - Keynote

Leadership & Workforce Development

Filling Up the Skills Gap Today Created by Future Innovations of Tomorrow

  • Due to the continuous development of technologies, traditional supply chain knowledge will not be sufficient for the future
  • Expanding the company’s skill base
  • Understanding the next generation of professionals
  • Reversed Mentoring - enabling various skills to be shared throughout the company

15:10 - 15:45 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Supply Chain Transparency: Current innovations and Future Opportunities

Alexis Bateman, Research Scientist, MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics Director, MIT Sustainable Supply Chains Course Lead, MITx MicroMasters Program , MIT Center of Transportation & Logistics

  • Many agree that supply chain transparency is more critical than ever. But there is much disagreement over what it constitutes, how to do it, and who is doing it well. In this presentation, we will explore what supply chain transparency really means, how some companies are approaching, as well as how and when it makes the most sense. And to conclude, we will explore what current trends are in transparency amidst the uncertainty of COVID-19 and supply chain disruptions, and how supply chain transparency is more critical than ever.

    The MIT Center for Transportation & Logistics and CSCMP have partnered on an annual report exploring the annual State of Supply Chain Sustainability. Please take a moment to participate in this 2nd annual survey and share on to other professionals who may be willing to participate.

    Survey Link 

    The objective is to survey professionals globally across industries, regions, and positions to get a fuller picture of supply chain sustainability. As a benefit of completing the survey, you have a chance to opt in to receive a full copy of last year's report, be registered to participate in an exclusive webinar with industry and academic experts in supply chain sustainability, and you will be entered in a raffle to be one of 10 respondents to receive a MIT CTL & CSCMP swag bag. The survey should take 10 minutes or less and is anonymous.

15:45 - 15:55