Programme 2021

8-10 November 2021; Berlin (Germany) & Online

08:00 - 11:30 - Site Tour

BMW Motorrad Plant Berlin

During the exclusive guided tour, two groups of 25 people will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. The tour is approximately two hours long.

Please note: Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

11:30 - 12:45

Industry 4.0 & Technology

MESA Workshop: Achieving the Payback from your Digital Transformation

Join us in this interactive session where through a structured approach we will work through 5 sub sessions to share and gain from your peers where to focus on in your digital transformation through defining the issues, solutions and key takeaways of new capabilities, team empowerment, ways of doing business, reducing cost and measuring payback.

12:00 - 12:50

Networking Lunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

13:00 - 13:30 - Keynote

Strategic Operations

Overcoming the Current Challenges when Creating a Successful Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Approach

Andreas Streubig, Guardian of the Corporate Responsibility Vision, HUGO BOSS

  • Full session abstract TBC

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

How Oxford Biomedica Rapidly Ramped Up the Manufacturing of the Latest COVID-19 Vaccines

Simon Simpkins, Vice President, Head of Manufacturing, Oxford Biomedica

  • Introducing a new supply chain, recruiting the workforce, purchasing new equipment, installing the equipment and releasing the facility by the health authorities
  • A journey which embodies how inspirational manufacturing can be

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Digitalisation of External Manufacturing Supply Chains

Dr. Stefan Kluge, Senior Director, Supplier Portfolio Management & Operations Enabling, Intel

  • Full session abstract TBC

14:10 - 14:40 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Using Digital Twins to Ensure Successful Inventory Management

  • Benefits of Digital Twins in Inventory management
  • How Digital Twins can be used for real-time product monitoring?
  • Help plan for spikes in product demand
  • Testing out scenarios on the digital before moving physically

Logistics & Inventory Management

The Practicalities of Robotics and Automation Technologies in Warehouses

  • The Value of Robotics and Automation in the Warehouse
  • Common warehouse robotics use cases
  • Traditional vs Collaborative robots
  • How does the future look for industrial robotics?

14:45 - 15:15 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Supply Chain Flexibility and Multi-Make Readiness due to Connected IPN

Dr. Markus Junk, Head of International Production Network – Residential Heating, Bosch Thermotechnik GmbH

  • During COVID, we had several shortages in our plants but we were always able to deliver the products to our customers. This was possible, due to the ability to shift our volume easily between the plants (if one plant was closed, we could deliver from another plant). We have started the initiative of enabling multi-make readiness of our products in several production locations a few years ago and are further increasing the contingency plan.

Strategic Operations

Capitalising on New Market Trends: Big vs. Small Companies.

Philip Birch, Head of Supply Chain, Emmac

  • Comparing involvement in market trends from the perspective of a 100+ year old company with huge resources and an established network, versus being involved in market trends from the perspective of a 1-year-old company with little resources or existing network.

15:15 - 16:05

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

16:05 - 16:35 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Logistics & Inventory Management

Managing a Supply Chain with a Heavily Fluctuating Supply of Raw Materials

Dr. Sven Massen, Director Operations Europe, Thai Union Europe

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:40 - 17:10 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Volvo Cars)

Martin Corner, Vice President of Global Supply Chain Management, Volvo Cars

  • Full session abstract TBC

17:15 - 18:00 - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

What are the Long-Term Lessons to be Learnt from Managing Supply Chain Strategies During the Covid-19 Pandemic?

  • Supply chains have had to react and adapt their processes in the short-term to the changing demands of the COVID-19 pandemic, but what are the long-term lessons that the industry can take moving forward?
  • What are the most successful strategies & approaches that businesses have been able to efficiently implement in response to the pandemic and how can these be transitioned into long-term strategies?
  • How have relationships across the supply chain changed in terms of communication, collaboration and transparency?
  • What aspects of using data, automation, reporting faults and the use of digitalisation practices irrevocably changed for the future?

18:05 - 19:05

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

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

  • How have you, your operations and the supply chain & manufacturing 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 supply chain & manufacturing 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 supply chain leaders be doing in the medium to long-term in order to optimise productivity in a COVID and post-COVID industry?

09:35 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Renault/Dacia Group)

Daniel Enache, Global Access Range Supply Chain Manager, Renault/Dacia Group

  • Full session abstract TBC

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Solent Group)

Luke Kerr, Supply Chain Director, Solent Group

  • Full session abstract TBC

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Logistics & Inventory Management

How Effective Inventory Management Systems Can Help to Establish High Performing Supply Management Systems in an Industry

  • Goals and objectives of implementing an Enterprise Resource Planning System
  • How will ERP implementation make the organisation better off in the foreseeable future?
  • What will be the effect on the reformed business culture in terms of productivity?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Using Digital Twins to Ensure Successful Inventory Management

  • Benefits of Digital Twins in Inventory management
  • How Digital Twins can be used for real-time product monitoring?
  • Help plan for spikes in product demand
  • Testing out scenarios on the digital before moving physically

10:40 - 11:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Evolving an Entire Supply Chain System Landscape Without Impacting Business Operations

Søren Asmussen, Product Owner, Business Partner & People Lead IT Logistics, Bestseller

  • How to change your entire supply chain system in a world of fast growth and Covid-19?
  • Carrying out system heart surgery while the patient is awake!
  • How to keep the business running at full speed today, whilst also trying to guess 5 years ahead
  • Using the Salami Method to build an entirely new system landscape without killing the old one
  • Don’t be afraid of the truth: it is difficult!

Strategic Operations

12:05 - 12:35 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Achieving Sustainable Supply Chain Growth with End-To-End Digital Innovations

Raimund Wind, Vice President Corporate Supply Chain Management & Procurement, Jenoptik

  • Applying digital innovations in an end-to-end supply chain for sustainable growth
  • A strategic framework for a world class supply chain organisation

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Telefónica UK)

Nicky McGroarty, Head of Supply Chain, Telefónica UK Limited

  • Full session abstract TBC

12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Rapidly Developing an Omnichannel Business Model to Adapt to the New Normal

Sebastian Sołtys, Logistics Director, LPP SA

  • Covid-19 has influenced radical change across supply chain and logistic strategies worldwide
  • How did LPP use a VUCA approach rapidly evolve their business model into full omnichannel and accelerate their ecommerce operations?
  • Exploring how LPP's strength was based on the pillars and ecosystem of the European logistics fulfilment centres network and European store chain that is working hand in hand with the common stock approach.

Strategic Operations

The Growing Complexity in the EU Battery Supply Chain

Vikki Roberts, Head of Supply Chain Strategy, Development & Control , Johnson Matthey

  •  Full session abstract TBC

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

A Smarter Supply Chain Leadership

Hervé Doan, Head of Quality Transport & Logistics, Airbus

  • How emotional energy can help the leaders unlock higher collective performance and enriched human potential within their industries

Collaboration & Transparency

Tackling Sustainability post-Pandemic: How can you use Collaboration to Achieve Sustainability Goals in the Supply Chain?

  • How can companies look to balance their aims to rebound from the pandemic alongside the ongoing demands to increase sustainability?
  • What are the environmental risk factors that business and supply chains must now consider?
  • How can a top-down approach to the establishment of good leadership practices throughout the business influence best practice across the board? How can this encourage collaboration and transparency?
  • How can communication and new technology be combined to ensure sustainable supply chain practices for the future?

14:40 - 15:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Speaker Roundtable

15:30 - 16:00 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How can you Effectively Begin Implementing and Maximising the Impact of Industry 4.0?

  • Which necessary steps must be taken first to accommodate the implementation of digitalised supply chain operations?

Strategic Operations

Session Title TBC (Orbsen Consulting)

  • Full session abstract TBC

16:05 - 16:35 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

A Journey for Inventory Control

Gülsün Akhisaroğlu, Global CIO, Hayat Holding

Bülent Erbaş, Global Supply Chain Director, Hayat Holding

  • Hayat Holding's inventory control journey with inbound material management
  • How can S&OP help to support an inventory control journey? How to get management support?
  • How has digitalisation supported the inventory control journey?
  • What are next steps for further optimised inventory (control tower).

Strategic Operations

Lean Administration: A Strategic Approach to Lean Management in Supply Chain Admin Processes

Dr. Eleonore Steinert, Head of Corporate Order Management Box & Corporate Transportation Logistics, Rohde & Schwarz

  • Looking at factors such as order management and transport logistics and referring to best practice experiences.
  • How can businesses extend the great progress made in supply chain operations in lean management in their production lines beyond the boundaries of the shop floor?

16:40 - 17:25 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

How can you Build a Workforce for the Future?

Luke Kerr, Supply Chain Director, Solent Group

  • What are the emerging demands in terms of your workforce in the coming years?
  • How can you ensure that you are creating a team capable of the technical demands of the future?
  • Do recruitment, training and workforce development strategies need to be updated for millennials to match their expectations?
  • How can supply chain leaders attract and train their workforce to avoid the skills gap?
  • What issues have you faced in hiring suitable, potential leaders of the future?

17:30 - 18:30

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

From Global to Local Operations: Reshaping the Organisation to Boost Efficiency and Competitiveness in a Global Market

  • Re-evaluating your current global setup and highlighting limitations in efficiency and consumer communication
  • Analysing forecasted developments in the global market and preparing for key challenges and opportunities
  • Emerging market manpower and low-cost vs western technology - utilising innovative technologies to remain competitive
  • Maximising the efficiency of your global footprint
  • Talent sourcing and development - having the right people in the right places and at the right time

09:35 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Managing Complexity in Operations and Optimising Global Supply Chain Networks

  • Analysing the global marketplace and establishing its current and emerging regional requirements
  • Understanding the current configuration of your global network - What is being done where and why?
  • Reviewing multiple aspects of the business and comparing what you want and what you are currently getting from your strategic operations
  • Re-evaluating where more complex processes could be better supported - how can industry 4.0 play into this?
  • Collating your key findings and re-shaping your supply chain network accordingly to enhance overall performance

Leadership & Workforce Development

How Control Tower Development Drives Leadership and Workforce Development

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

  • Development of the control tower environment in Dormakaba UK - update
  • Using out the box applications like MS teams, Planner and Power Bi
  • Develop digital awareness and understanding with leadership group in SC functions
  • Changing culture to one of contextual conversations, turning data into information into decisions
  • Fostering self-learning and development alongside company assisted learning and development to fully optimise SC functions
  • Increasing levels of engagement and digitising the continuous improvement methodologies
  • All started pre pandemic and how this has served us well during the pandemic and beyond

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

The Need for Innovative Visibility Solutions in the Supply Chain

  • End-to-end visibility & real-time data is becoming increasingly essential for all industries to achieve better demand planning
  • What visibility and transparency tools are there that will enable companies to adapt to new market scenarios?
  • How digital tools achieve further innovation to take the next big step towards a more agile and resilient supply chain?
  • With increasing sustainability-related demands from end-customers for greater visibility of product origin and manufacturing processes, how can high visibility solutions throughout the entire supply chain support practices for the future?

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Securing Successful Implementation: What are the Potential Pitfalls during the Implementation of New Software and Technologies?

  • While the race is on to get ahead in the age of Industry 4.0, which potential obstacles should be accounted for?

10:40 - 11:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

How can the Supply Chain Support the Common Business Model?

Wassim Jourdain, Director Supply Chain, Saint Maclou

  • How can the supply chain be a business partner?
  • How can the supply chain enable digital transformation?

Leadership & Workforce Development

Leadership & Data Digitalisation: Decision Making & Planning

Daniel Chlad, Head of Logistics, Megatech Industries

  • 5 effective leadership principles

12:05 - 12:35 - Case Studies

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

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How is APS being Challenged by Advanced Statistical Tools?

Olivier Jonard, Supply Chain & Logistics Director, Mousqetaires

  • Are we going to see the end of APS ?

12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

The Importance of Collaboration: How Suppliers & Customers can Work Together to Mitigate Risks

Thiemo Gorath, Head of Supply Chain Management, Bharat Forge Global Holding

  • What happens when collaboration does not occur?
  • What are the actions that suppliers and customers can take to mitigate risks and improve upon this scenario?
  • Exploring this in reference to the volatile US commercial vehicle market.

Security & Risk Management

Responding to the Suez Canal Crisis: How can you Mitigate the Risks of Transportation Logistics?

  • Europe is predicted to be the region most impacted by the Suez Canal blockage with disruption across the entire supply chain continuing to unfold.
  • How can companies assess and prepare for this kind of risk?
  • How will the immediate affects be managed? How should companies prepare for the long-term impacts?
  • Will industries adapt their transportation methods in response to this event, especially when paired with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic?

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Security & Risk Management

Loss Prevention in Transportation

Jens Häselhoff, Head of Logistics, Europipe

  • Full session abstract TBC

Strategic Operations

Sales & Operations Planning: The Key Enabler to Managing a Crisis like Covid-19

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.
  • In an unstable environment such as the COVID time, the S&OP support the organization to take decision in time to cope with customer requirements and supply constraints.
  • In this Session, we will be explore how S&OP helped to balance supply and demand during COVID times.

14:45 - 15:15 - Case Studies

Security & Risk Management

Risks and Opportunities Across the Supply Market: New Ways of Operating post-Covid

Keyvan Diamondo, Supply Chain Manager, Metso Outotec

  • 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

15:20 - 16:05 - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

How have Temporary Changes to SCM Strategies During the Pandemic Worked in Tandem with Long-Term Sustainability Goals?

  • How have businesses managed their response to the pandemic whilst also continuing to work towards sustainability goals?
  • How are businesses that have seen shopping trends increasingly shift to online, continuing to manage and develop more sustainable packaging? What are the long-term goals for this?
  • How have changes to how messages and data are communicated across the supply chain (in response to the pandemic) affected collaboration and transparency in terms of sustainable practices?
  • How can leadership practices, implementation of technology etc., evolved during the past year, continue to adapt and develop?

16:05 - 16:15

16:30 - 19:30 - Site Tour

BMW Mottorad Plant Berlin

During the exclusive guided tour, two groups of 25 people will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. The tour is approximately two hours long.

Please note: Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.