Programme 2022

7-9 November 2022, Berlin, Central European Time

08:00 - 11:00 - Site Tour

Pre-Bookable BMW Tour

11:00 - 12:00

Networking Brunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

12:00 - 12:05

Chair’s Opening Remarks

12:05 - 12:50 - Panel Discussion

Strategic Operations

How Have Recent Challenges Disrupted Supply Chains and What Lessons Will We Take with Us?

12:55 - 13:25 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Technology & IOT

Solution Spotlight By TBC

13:30 - 14:00 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Challenges and Chances of Complex Global Semiconductor Supply Chains & Supply Chains Containing Semiconductors

Hans Ehm, Senior Principal Engineer Supply Chain, Head of Supply Chain Innovations, Infineon Technologies AG

  • Semiconductor supply chains challenges: capital intensity, volatile demand with Bullwhip effect especially after COVID, short product life time and intrinsic long cycle time despite 365/7 
  • The global Flexibility answer in Make and Plan mitigated the challenges but was not sufficient to avoid a global chip shortages
  • E2E collaboration enabled by semantic web to master the complexity, AI based Forecasts, Serious Games like HAI (Human & AI Game) to work together with our AI companions are chances for a economical and ecological competitive advantage for supply chain management.

Security & Risk Management

Cyber Security: How Secure is Your Supply Chain?

  • How to identify threats to your data and where the risks lie
  • Risks specific to the cloud
  • What and what not to share in a transparent supply chain
  • Overcoming both external and internal threats

14:00 - 14:55

Networking Break

15:00 - 15:30 - Solution Spotlights

Technology & IOT

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Solution Spotlight By TBC

15:35 - 16:05 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Supply Chain Management Strategies that Provide a Seamless Experience for Online Consumers

  • Challenges specific to e-commerce
  • Ensuring visibility for the consumers at all points in the supply chain – communication considerations
  • Warehouse technology requirements
  • The importance of the last mile
  • Improvements in shipment tracking
  • How to deal with returns

Strategic Operations

Topic TBC (Delivery Time and Speed)

Conrad  Edgren, Chief Logistics Officer, Matsmart 

  • Abstract TBC

16:10 - 16:40 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Leadership & Workforce Development

Solution Spotlight By TBC

16:45 - 17:15 - Keynote

Strategic Operations

The Benefits of Developing a Strong Relationship between you and your Customers

  • How has the increasing complexity of supply chain redefined the supplier-customer relationship?
  • Customers are expecting more from their suppliers and the production process is increasingly a joint enterprise
  • How building a dynamic relationship with your customers can create a competitive advantage
  • How working closely together can achieve efficiency and increase customer retention

17:15 - 17:25

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 1

17:25 - 18:30

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

Networking Brunch & 1-2-1 Meetings

08:40 - 08:45

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Industry 4.0 & Technology

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

09:35 - 10:05 - Keynote

Logistics & Inventory Management

Supply Chain Strategies in the VUCA World

Torsten Becker, Head of Study Program Supply Chain Management, SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

As the pandemic, the war, bottlenecks in transport and production, limitations for travel impact the business world, many companies are forced to adapt their supply chain strategies to the increased volatility, uncertainty, complexity und ambiguity (VUCA). Based on many strategy projects in various industries, a new approach to define new supply chain strategies highlights possible solutions for this challenging task. Understanding customer requirements, adapting to company strategy and using strategy patterns help supply chain leaders to create competitive advantage through their supply chain strategy in their industry. The approach supports the development of skills and capabilities in the supply chain including using the latest digital tools. Examples from different industries illustrate how companies have adapted their strategy to the new challenges.

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Security & Risk Management

Solution Spotlight By TBC

10:40 - 11:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Inventory Monitoring vs. Tracking – How Two Separate Solutions on the Same Topic Helped with all Our Inventory Tasks

Andreas Gendo, Head of International Supply Chain & Logistics , KOTÁNYI

Inventory management has many aspects that need to be monitored and managed. The capital commitment should remain under control, the warehouses should not be empty and not full. Unusable stocks should be reduced to a minimum. Reaches clearly recognisable and actions derivable. Blocked stocks and resulting space blockages should be resolved quickly.

We have tried this again and again, with a centralised BI solution that fires up lists and overviews and OLAP cubes. Time and again, however, topics remained unresolved, the lists became too long, the overviews too imprecise. Inventory management became a topic that the newest team member did not want to do but had to do.

Until the team finally invented a dual concept. Not one solution for everything, no, a clear dividing line between strategic monitoring and detailed tracking is the way.

 

The presentation shows how we conceived this and how we use it.

Leadership & Workforce Development

Three Pillars to Planning Success: Analytics, Practicality Adoption, and Selling to Management

  • 83% of Supply Chains confirm customer experience is a company-wide goal while only 3% say current systems fully support efforts to improve their customer experience
  • The necessity of Supply Chain reliability in creating a successful customer experience. Fulfilling customer orders on time, safely and to a consistently high standard.
  • Gaining a clear understanding of what your customers want from their product and working alongside them to achieve those goals.
  • The power of compromise; fulfilling customers’ needs whilst retaining your Supply Chain success

12:05 - 12:35 - Solution Spotlights

Security & Risk Management

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Technology & IOT

Solution Spotlight By TBC

12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch & Roundtables

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Managing Supplies and Supply Cost as Strategic Operation in Times of Trouble

Thiemo Gorath, Head Supply Chain Management , Bharat Forge

  • Surging freight cost and stretched supply chains
  • Inavailability of ressources
  • Impacts on Sanctions and restrictions
  • Sudden loss of suppliers due to sanctions and wars
  • Bharat Forges approach to tackle the issues – case study

Security & Risk Management

Failure Modes and Effects Analysis

  • Analysing failure modes within a system of uncertainties
  • Making decisions to minimise risks

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Advanced Decoding Abilities for Route Optimisation

  • Saving logistic costs and ensure on-time delivery with real-time data
  • Managing real life order-vehicle constrains 
  • Learning from past experiences and planning routes accordingly

Collaboration & Transparency

Implementing Sustainable Solutions for Supply Chain Execution in a Growing Business

  • Improving supply chain collaboration to build an adaptive and agile supply chain
  • Responding to increasing demand by using a strategic planning tool
  • A Transport Management System supporting growth

14:40 - 15:30

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

15:30 - 16:00 - Case Studies

Technology & IOT

How Can you Optimise your Workflow to Drive Efficiency in Your Supply Chain?

  • According to Geodis’ Supply Chain Survey supply chain visibility is one of the top three most important supply chain priorities
  • Traditional, manual and isolated workflows provide limited supply chain visibility
  • Optimising workflows digitally has allowed for instant access to data and the opportunity to streamline workflow processes
  • Workflow transparency has become imperative to create a more efficient supply chain

Technology & IOT

Increasing Transparency Through Blockchain Technology

  • Verifying and certifying the origins of production
  • Monitoring risks within your production

16:05 - 16:35 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Keynote (Topic TBC)

16:35 - 17:20 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

Nurturing Emergent Leadership: How to Let Your Team Take the Lead?

  • How to cultivate emergent leadership?
  • Can emergent leadership be an effective strategy to effectively grow your organisation?
  • How can managers encourage emergent leadership?

17:20 - 17:30

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Day 2

17:30 - 18:30

Evening Networking Reception

08:00 - 08:40

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

08:40 - 08:45

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:45 - 09:30 - Panel Discussion

Leadership & Workforce Development

Managing Your Supply Chain in a Global Public Health Emergency

  • Data as a foundation to a robust Supply Chain
  • Reliability of supplier and logistics
  • The benefits of a practical contingency plan

09:35 - 10:05 - Keynote

Logistics & Inventory Management

A Circular Economy Supply Chain Approach: Balancing Rising Populations and Limited Natural Resources

  • Changes to supply chain from design to operations
  • Minimising waste and recycle products and materials as they come to the end of life
  • Manufacturing processes that strive for Zero Waste
  • Reducing miles covers for energy-efficient logistics

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Security & Risk Management

Solution Spotlight By TBC

10:40 - 11:30

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking (1)

11:30 - 12:00 - Case Studies

Technology & IOT

Improving Warehouse Real-Time Efficiency and Productivity Through Wireless Devices

  • Integrating technologies consistently
  • Effective application of systems

Leadership & Workforce Development

The Right Mix of Inspirational Leadership and Effective Management Skills

  • HR practices to reinforce management and leadership development

12:05 - 12:35 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

12:35 - 13:35

Networking Lunch & Roundtables

13:35 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Overhaul S&OP to Keep Pace with the Complexity and Subtlety of Supply-Demand Balancing

  • Utilise the latest tools to achieve impact on the bottom line
  • Enable S&OP to help leaders apply leverage whilst meeting the needs of local customers
  • Create S&OP maturity by aligning strategic operational planning and its execution

Collaboration & Transparency

Implementing Sustainable Solutions for Supply Chain Execution in a Growing Business

  • Improving supply chain collaboration to build an adaptive and agile supply chain
  • Responding to increasing demand by using a strategic planning tool
  • A Transport Management System supporting growth

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Tailoring the Customer Experience: Creating a Customer Centric Supply Chain

  • 83% of supply chains confirm customer experience is a company-wide goal while only 3% say current systems fully support efforts to improve their customer experience
  • The necessity of supply chain reliability in creating a successful customer experience. Fulfilling customer orders on time, safely and to a consistently high standard
  • Gaining a clear understanding of what your customers want from their product and working alongside them to achieve those goals
  • The power of compromise; fulfilling customers’ needs whilst retaining your supply chain success

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How Can you Optimise your Workflow to Drive Efficiency in Your Supply Chain?

  • According to Geodis’ Supply Chain Survey supply chain visibility is one of the top 3 most important supply chain priorities
  • Traditional, manual and isolated workflows provide limited supply chain visibility
  • Optimising workflows digitally has allowed for instant access to data and the opportunity to streamline workflow processes
  • Workflow transparency has become imperative to create a more efficient supply chain

14:45 - 15:15 - Keynote

Security & Risk Management

What Measures can you Implement to Avoid Product Recalls and Prevent a Damaging Reputation?

  • Importance of preventing product recalls in safeguarding your company’s reputation, and ensuring customer safety
  • Ensuring quality and safety at all stages of production; from procurement of raw material, to the delivery of the final product
  • Creating brand transparency

15:15 - 15:25

Chair's Closing Remarks & End of Summit