Programme 2023

7-8 November 2023, Munich, Central European Time

11:00 - 16:00

Factory Tours

Book your place for our Audi or BMW tours of the car production line. Click here for more information.

Exact timings to be confirmed closer to the time of the event.

18:00 - 19:00

Networking Reception

Join the SCMS team and this year's speakers for an evening drink reception to meet your fellow attendees and kick off SCMS 2023.

07:30 - 08:25

Registration & Morning Refreshments

08:25 - 08:30

Chair’s Opening Remarks

08:30 - 09:00 - Keynote

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Evolution of Resilient Supply Chains: Technology Capabilities

  •  Supply chain challenges in a post-pandemic world
  •  Digital transformation to build a resilient supply chain
  •  Increased visibility, Improved collaboration, Predictive capabilities
  •  Identifying vulnerabilities
  •  Diversifying sourcing or manufacturing network
  •  Creating inventory buffers and scaling technology solutions

09:05 - 09:35 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Supply Chains in Turbulent Times - Preparing for the Future

Michael Bourlakis, Chair in Logistics, Procurement and Supply Chain Management, Cranfield University

  • Key current and future trends in supply chains
  • Major and contemporary supply chain challenges
  • Key strategies to follow to address these challenges
  • Transformative elements for future supply chains

Security & Risk Management

Supply Chain Ecosystems for Greater Transparency & Visibility

Willem Vesters, Head of Group Procurement, Liberty Global

  • Assessing various risk factors present in your suppliers (e.g. credit, ESG commitments) to ensure long term stability in the network
  • Fostering stability and optimising visibility with our suppliers by promoting digital collaboration and establish the technology and data sharing capabilities  

09:35 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Holistic Approach to Supply Chain Due Diligence

Peter Suasso de Lima de Prado, Head of Sustainability Office , Tata Steel Europe

  • What is supply chain due diligence, what does it involve, and how is regulation evolving?
  • OECD Guidelines for International Responsible Business Conduct etc from a Tata Steel Netherlands perspective

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Business-Driven Digitisation of External Manufacturing Supply Chains, Case Examples

Stefan Kluge, Senior Director Supplier Portfolio Management and Operations Enabling, Intel

10:05 - 10:55

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:00 - 11:30 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

E2E Supply Chain : The Balancing Act of Supply Chain Optimisation

Karsten Jaeger, Vice President Supply Chain Management International, Miele & Cie

  • Different Customer requirements are a challenge for a reliable E2E Supply Chain
  • Establish a fast, stable & flexible SC network fulfilling customer requirements 
  • Reflect all impacts into an overall SC strategy
  • Use intelligent processes and systems to drive real time & transparent SC
  • Consider new requirements & competences to our SC teams to be developed

Strategic Operations

Supply Chain Management: Importance, Issues and the Future

Yogith Chittibomma, UK Import Supply Lead, PepsiCo

  • What is need to upgrade current operations in supply chain?
  • Vulnerabilities in supply chain
  • How will technology help designing the future of supply chain?
  • How is the current economic situation disrupting the supply chain?
  • UK economy effect on Supply Chain systems at PepsiCo
  • How PepsiCo is trying to keep the inflation in check

11:35 - 12:05 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Solution Spotlights By TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

Solution Spotlight By TBC

12:10 - 12:40 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Data-driven Strategies to Proactive Supplier Risk Management

Dr. Kamil Mizgier, Global Supplier Relationship and Risk Management Leader, Dow Europe GmbH

  • To survive and prosper, the European automotive logistics industry needs to better attract, recruit and retain employees across supply chain operations and decision-making positions.
  • How we are developing talent and working with universities and partners to maintain the right skills to lead a changing automotive supply chain.

Strategic Operations

Driving Individual and Collective Progress

Marian Temmen, Senior Director Supply Chain Transformation and Innovation, PVH Corp

Partnering with CHROs to create a culture and employee experience that is flexible, purposeful and fulfilling enabling employees to be understood, autonomous, valued and cared for.

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Break & 1-2-1 Meeting

13:50 - 14:10 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

Lean Management in Indirect Processes and its Strategy Impact

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

  • Lean Management in indirect processes has same relevance as in production processes
  • “Lean in Indirect” as strategic ground layer of administrative processes
  • How to create a “Lean DNA” in your teams and reach continuous impact
  • Hands on: Lean is a leadership decision and responsibility

Logistics & Inventory Management

Transforming the Demand Planning and Forecasting – Practical Application

Piotr Jasinski, Senior Manager, Group Planning Excellence, Carlsberg

  • Tools: a review of possibilities with four popular tools (SAP APO, SAS, Kinaxis Rapid Response, Excel)
  • Process: how the ways of working should look like in modern Process, concerning the mentioned tools
  • People: Change management in connection with the two topics above is massive, and there are a lot of blind spots. Piotr share insight into the experience of two implementations (SAS in Nestle and Kinaxis RR in Carlsberg)

14:15 - 14:45 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

How to Nurture Talents for The Next Generation of SC Leaders

Leon van der Merwe, VP Supply Chain , Toyota Motor Europe

  • Talent shortage globally
  • How to capture the next generation
  • Changing work methods / technology etc. How to train/ adopt / make efficient use

Logistics & Inventory Management

Supply Chain Resilience in the Semiconductor Industry – Challenges and Opportunities

Konstanze Knoblich, Vice President Supply Chain Engineering, Infineon Technologies AG

  • Understanding the nature of Semiconductor Supply Chains
  • Challenges and Opportunities for Semiconductor Supply Chains
  • Infineon’s way to create a resilient supply chain: Collaboration, Flexibility and Complexity Management

14:50 - 15:20 - Solution Spotlights

Supply Chain Integration

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Technology & IOT

Solution Spotlight By TBC

15:25 - 16:15

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

16:20 - 16:50 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

How Digitalization Brings Together Supply Chain and Procurement to Optimize Efficiency and Effectiveness

Emilio Zambade, Senior Director Digitalization, Processes (S2P) & Organization, Indirect Procurement | Procurement Operations and Excellence, GEA

  • How the Digital Supply chain links with Digital Procurement
  • How E2E Digitalization is addressing an smooth Operations flow.
  • How Digitalization bring a more resilient and sustainable Supply chain and procurement.
  • Lessons learnt in Digitalization Projects: the failure of silo thinking.
  • How Supply chain segmentation set up requirement for Digitalization: Threats and Opportunities

Logistics & Inventory Management

Logistics Efficiency and Sustainability Solutions

Jacques Leonardi, Professor of Sustainable Logistics, University of Westminster

  • Review of logistics efficiency and sustainability solutions
  • Case study examples
  • Trials in live business conditions
  • Differences between intentions and achievements

16:55 - 17:25 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Automating the Supply Chain: Steps Toward a More Resilient & Proactive Supply Chain

Gladis Araujo, Vice President of Global Quality Systems and Supply Chain, Mattel Inc.

  • Leveraging data for planning and forecasting
  • Simplifying how, where, and when to procure goods
  • Following the movement of inventory in, out, and across your warehouse
  • Ensuring logistics are streamlined and trackable

Security & Risk Management

Current trends in procurement, supply chain and risk management

  • New and upcoming ESG regulations
  • Increased sanctions risks
  • Process simplification
  • Transparency and silo elimination

17:30 - 17:50 - Keynote

Collaboration & Transparency

Building Resilience and Growing Supply Chain Management

Jori Fabricus, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Management, Kemira

Implementing a proactive approach to dealing with the impact of unreliable logistics infrastructure, rising transportation costs, and raw materials shortages on supply chains

17:50 - 17:55

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One

18:00 - 19:00

Evening Networking Reception

08:30 - 09:00

1-2-1 Meetings & Networking

09:05 - 09:10

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:30 - Keynote

Strategic Operations

Steps Towards Optimizing End-to-End Supply Chain Costs While Adapting to Market Uncertainty

Prioritising efficiencies that are targeted and sustainable adding resiliency in the longer term
• Driving SKU Simplification and Optimization
• Identifying best raw material prices
• Rapid Sourcing Execution
• Identifying Supply Managed inventory opportunities
• Minimizing Supplier Risk

09:35 - 10:05 - Case Studies

Leadership & Workforce Development

Rethinking Working Capital in the Face of Supply Chain Disruption

Jorin Preuss, Vice President Corporate Unit Supply Chain Management , ElringKlinger AG

  • Maintaining an edge when demand outstrips supply
  • The ESG factor
  • Thriving in the face of volatility

Logistics & Inventory Management

How Visibility Helps to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Petra Lippertova, Head of Logistics Operations - Group Procurement, DS Smith

  • End to end visibility in Supply chain & Carbon footprint
  • Calculation methods, default, modelled and primary data
  • Data & collaboration
  • Way to improvement

10:10 - 10:40 - Solution Spotlights

Security & Risk Management

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Supply Chain Integration

Solution Spotlight By TBC

10:45 - 11:35

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

11:40 - 12:10 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

SCM Enabling Company Transformation through Operational Efficiency Improvement and Renewal of Sustainability Strategy at Neova Group

Petri Jarvinen, Chief Supply Chain and Sustainability Officer , Neova Group

Collaboration & Transparency

How to Increase the Visibility and Transparency in the Supply Chain and Make it More Resilient

Jian Huang, Vice President Supply Chain Management, Fränkische Industrial Pipes GmbH & Co. KG

  • Cross functional collaboration in and end-to-end supply chain
  • Corporate supply chain risk management process
  • Digital supply chain with full visibility and transparency
  • AI as enabler to run reactive and preventive supply chain risk management

12:15 - 12:45 - Solution Spotlights

Collaboration & Transparency

Solution Spotlight By TBC

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Solution Spotlight By TBC

12:50 - 13:40

Networking Lunch & Roundtables

13:45 - 14:05 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Digital strategies for supply chain success

Torsten Becker, Head of Study Programme Supply Chain Management, Professor SCM, SRH Berlin University of Applied Sciences

  • The role of digital in supply chain strategy
  • Aligning product, process, equipment with digital solutions
  • Using digital supply chain strategy as enabler for supply chain success
  • Key digital elements for increased supply chain performance
  • How to digitalize your supply chain for success
The supply chain is responsible for 70-80% cost of a producing company. Digitalizing the supply chain is a key element to increase performance and reduce costs. In many cases, the companies find a new solution and try to implement this. Many companies have failed in getting the most value out of their IT systems this way. A more effective way is to define the digital strategy for the supply chain and find the right digital tools to support the critical needed supply chain improvements. This talk focuses on making the shift from “Here is an digital solution, where is the problem” to “Here is the problem and we need a digital solution that support this performance increase”. The digital strategy approach is explained and examples provided. Drive your digital focus for supply chain success: Happy customers and happy stakeholders!

Strategic Operations

Current and Future Trends Affecting Supply Chain

Dr. Nandu Devi, Lecturer in Supply Chain Management, Teeside University

The presentation will initially set the scene by analysing the major disruptive events in global supply chains over the last twenty years. It will then showcase the current and future trends impacting supply chains (role of technologies, sustainability, economy and business uncertainty etc.) and the subsequent supply chain challenges which businesses are facing nowadays. Specific supply chain strategies will be illustrated aiming to address these supply chain challenges and the presentation will conclude by showcasing the ongoing transformation for logistics operations and how the future supply chains will evolve

14:10 - 14:40 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Best Practices in Logistics Sustainability

Ahmed Zeidan, Head Logistics Decarbonization, Holcim

• Conducting rigorous and regular sustainability audits for both new and existing suppliers
• Using a digital platform to encourage sustainability among our supply chain partners
• Providing financial incentives to suppliers for sustainability efforts
• Focus on making the last mile more sustainable
• Adopting end-to-end transportation management systems that includes sustainability considerations
• Developing warehousing strategies to meet customer requirements associated with nearshoring and local sourcing
• Design/redesign warehouses and distribution centres to minimize the building’s carbon footprint

Security & Risk Management

Driving Efficient and Effective Inventory Management

Session Abstract TBC

14:45 - 15:15 - Case Studies

Collaboration & Transparency

Strategies for overcoming suppliers related vulnerability

Daniel Enache, Parts & Accessories Logistics Director for Central Europe, Dacia – Renault Groupe

  • How the final client is impacted by supplier’s maturity
  • Is resilience in supply chain a key to mitigate risk of shortages
  • Are suppliers points of failure in nowadays supply chain organizations
  • How to identify the critical inputs at risk from shortages
Recent years show frequency and amplitude of disruptions in supply chain is in continuous increasing. A lot of supply chain organisations struggle with different shortages and in some domains (as spare parts for example) in which the forecasting is less accurate, the impact may be very important.  In this presentation will be listed some strategies to better explore supplier related risk and reduce impact on final clients.

Logistics & Inventory Management

Putting the AI in IKEA with Micro-Fulfilment Centres

• How IKEA employed an innovative use of robotics to meet rapid fulfilment goals
• Orchestrating compatible systems from different suppliers
• How smart AI and warehouse management systems work in conjunction to facilitate micro fulfilment centres
• Overcoming barriers to integrating a micro-fulfilment strategy into a supply chain
• Holistic supply chain transformation through AI and robotics

15:20 - 16:10

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

16:15 - 16:45 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Shaping the Future of BMW’s Supply Chain and Production

• Accelerating logistics’ strategic importance
• Mastering supply chain volatility
• Connected supply chain
• Building better connected ecosystems
• Packaging protection
• Investing in innovation, flexibility with partners

Security & Risk Management

Current Trends in Procurement, Supply Chain and Risk Management

• New and upcoming ESG regulations
• Increased sanctions risks
• Process simplification
• Transparency and silo elimination

16:50 - 17:30 - Panel Discussion

Logistics & Inventory Management

Making or Breaking Supply Chains in the Future Reinventing your Approach to Customers, Sustainability, Analytics and Work Design

• Moving beyond customer satisfaction to customer enablement
• Embedding sustainability in operations
• Moving beyond real-time analytics to real-time execution
• Implementing human-centric work design

17:30 - 17:35

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit