Programme 2023

7-8 November 2023, Munich, Central European Time

09:00 - 16:00

Factory Tours

Book your place for our Audi, BMW or MAN Truck tours of their production lines. 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

Collaboration & Transparency

Building purpose driven, agile, resilient, sustainable supply chain – Case Kemira

Jori Fabricus, Senior Vice President Supply Chain Management, Kemira Oyj

  • Understanding context – what is relevant in noisy environment
  • Strategic choices and maturity levels
  • How to orienteer in rapidly changing environment
  • How to secure fast scalable capability deployment
This is more or less collection of strategic decisions and implemented cases chronologically in Kemira supply chain as they occurred, of which combinations has brought us strategic advantages and on the other hand platforms enabling growth to next steps. This is also a story of learnings from leadership position, which has helped us becoming better and more mature – not only individually, but as organisation for sure. Presentation shares insights for roles of technology, processes and people in cases e.g. in building transparency and fast decision making capability and in establishing true real time controls in execution. All in all the presentation shares learnings which lasts and helps to have best outcome for efforts you will make in supply chain area.

09:05 - 09:35 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

From compliance to collaboration: the power of a multi-stakeholder approach to supply chain due diligence

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

Companies facing a complex global regulatory landscape in supply chain due diligence should consider implementing the OECD guidelines as an overarching strategy for regulatory compliance. A multi-stakeholder approach is crucial for success.

Logistics & Inventory Management

Best practices to integrate constrained and unconstrained demand

Massimo Giannetto, Integrated Business Planning Director, Marine Protective & Yacht Coatings, Akzo Nobel

  • Leverage predictive analytics to anticipate demand and optimize inventory investments
  • Develop strategies to manage both constrained and unconstrained demand
  • Leverage the integrated adoption of unconstrained and constrained demand to support long-term business growth
  • Monitor supply chain performance to ensure inventory levels are meeting customer needs
In times of business and supply chain turmoil, understanding how to size the unconstrained demand, how to constrain it, and how to leverage both plans, has become a crucial process for supply chains aiming at optimizing their operations and generating cash flow. The presentation will highlight the best practices to identify both the unconstrained and the constrained demand, and the strategies to adopt and enhance an integrated adoption to support the long-term business growth objectives.

09:40 - 10:10 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Supplier Relationship Management Case Study: Identifying & overcoming Road Blocks In Your Supply and Logistic though proper management model

Luiz Alberto Barberini, External Manufacturing Operations Manager, Bayer

  • Few highlights on Brazilian roadblocks – investment and infrastructure
  • How Bayer stablished a trustful relationship with CMO to guarantee supply
  • Case presentation
  • Tips on how to improve your relationship with suppliers
How Bayer's External Relationship Governance model adds value to the business ensuring a reliable and lean partnership

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Business-Driven Digitization of External Manufacturing Supply Chains

Stefan Kluge, Head of Operations & Systems Enabling - Global External Manufacturing and Sourcing, Intel

  • Agile, Resilient and Proactive Supply Chain to Respond to Real Events
  • Product Portfolio Expansion and Complexity Increase
  • Re-balancing Global Capacity Footprint 
  • End-to-end Digitization
In an increasingly complex world of manufacturing where core internal manufacturing and strategic external manufacturing are tightly intertwined on product roadmaps, it is imperative to have a vision around transforming supply network collaboration to be digitized, core transactional systems automated to achieve reliable, fast decision making at all levels. Increasing product complexity with the need to optimize capacity and cost result in a much more complex manufacturing network as compared to the past. Intel business strategy of IDM 2.0 is utilizing both internal and external manufacturing to optimally serve the surging global demand of semiconductors.

10:10 - 11:00

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

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

11:35 - 12:05 - Solution Spotlights

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Solution Spotlights By TBC

Logistics & Inventory Management

Precision in Motion: Enhancing Supply Chain Visibility through Real-Time Tracking Innovation

Michael Juwiler, Director of Business Development, Deeyook Location Technologies

  • Challenges of supply chain operations
  • RTLS solutions for end-to-end visibility
  • A unique approach to location technologies
  • Different RTLS use-cases
This engaging presentation will explore the challenges faced by supply chain operations, such as limited visibility and inefficient processes, and how these obstacles impact overall performance and profitability. We will then delve into the realm of RTLS, discussing the different technologies in the market.

Highlighting a unique approach to location technologies, we will showcase the distinct benefits of our chosen RTLS solution, setting it apart from traditional tracking methods. By harnessing this cutting-edge technology, businesses can optimize tracking precision, responsiveness, and scalability across diverse supply chain scenarios.

Get an overview of different RTLS solutions
Learn how to choose the right solution for your needsThis engaging presentation will explore the challenges faced by supply chain operations, such as limited visibility and inefficient processes, and how these obstacles impact overall performance and profitability. We will then delve into the realm of RTLS, discussing the different technologies in the market.

12:10 - 12:40 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Strategies to navigate inflation and Supply Chain disruptions

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

  • Economic concerns
  • How business can respond in the short and long term
  • How procurement can help to mitigate inflationary costs
  • The power of nearshoring and collaboration strategies 
  • How technology can support to mitigate risks and costs 

Technology & IOT

Technology and Automation in Logistics

Nanda Kishore, Head of Supply Chain Management, Eramet Titanium & Iron AS

  • Introduction: increasing importance of efficient supply chain management in today's globalized and competitive markets
  • Key Technological Trends: emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), robotics, artificial intelligence (AI), and blockchain in the logistics landscape
  • Transportation and Route Optimization: how advanced algorithms, data analytics, and GPS technologies enable route optimization, leading to reduced fuel consumption, improved delivery times, and enhanced customer satisfaction.
  • Supply Chain Visibility and Tracking: benefits of real-time tracking and traceability technologies in ensuring end-to-end visibility across the supply chain.
  • Challenges and Considerations:
  • Future Outlook and Recommendations

12:45 - 13:45

Lunch Break & 1-2-1 Meeting

13:50 - 14:20 - 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

Executive Inventory Inventory Management in Matrix Organisation - How to build a simple & effective centralized inventory management process

Timur Gostik, Demand & Supply Planning Director, EMEA, KAO Corporation

  • How to simplify inventories & re-set accountability
  • How to create financial incentive for executives across matrix
  • Inventory management integration into existing processes

14:25 - 14:55 - Case Studies

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

Collaboration & Transparency

How to Nurture Talents for The Next Generation of SC Leaders

Jean Christophe Deville, Vice President, 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

To survive and prosper, the European logistics industry needs to better attract, recruit, and retain employees across Supply Chain and decision-making positions. Learn how Toyota is developing talent and working with universities and partners to maintain the right skills to lead a changing automotive Supply Chain. Jean Christophe Deville (JC), Toyota Motor Europe Supply Chain Vice President gives an insight into the activities at Toyota. Starting with a clear Supply Chain “Going Beyond” mission to enrich his members lives, exceed customer expectation and assure long term profitability. With his members at the heart of his strategy, JC talks about the changing world and how at Toyota has adapted to employees post covid new world behaviours and needs. In our fast-changing business environment JC emphasises that his members need strategic thinking & tactical fundamentals, “it’s a unique combination, and one that organizations are struggling with as we try to find truly impactful individuals who balance both sides of that equation” states JC. Understand Toyotas approach to attracting young talents, collaborations with academia, promoting STEM programs, inspiring female role models, and providing career-long learning for all.

JC is looking forward to meeting you all at the 7th Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit.

15:00 - 15:30 - Solution Spotlights

Supply Chain Integration

Wake up and adapt: Rethink your Supply Chain

Bram Desmet, CEO , Solventure

  • Political, climate, and health crises have shaken many companies to their core, and most supply chains have yet to recover. That’s why we need to rethink our supply chains and the business strategies behind them.
  • A holistic S&OP perspective is the only way to get long-term results
  • Don’t start from S&OP, start from the problem!
  • The Supply Chain triangle of Service, Cost and Cash
"2022 will be remembered as the year that supply chains, unfortunately, did not go back to normal and continued disruptions remained top-of-mind. Political, climate, and health crises have shaken many companies to their core, and most supply chains have yet to recover. That’s why we need to rethink our supply chains and the business strategies behind them.”

Bram’s mission is to provide valuable insights on how to transform your supply chain from a customer-driven approach to a strategy-driven approach.

Technology & IOT

Solution Spotlight By TBC

15:30 - 16:20

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

16:20 - 16:50 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

A change in paradigm: Digitalization in Supply Chain in the Telecom Industry

Daniel Penaranda, Execution Excellence Manager, Nokia

  • Nokia at a glance
  • Overview of Nokia Mobile Networks Supply Chain
  • A change in paradigm
  • Moving towards digitalization and a more flexible Supply Chain
  • Q&A
Supply chain focused mainly on Design, Demand, Quality and Cost. However, global phenomena during the last 5 years, have exposed weaknesses and brought into light additional challenges (e.g. longer demand plans).

Therefore, Nokia has shifted and adapted its Supply Chain strategy, making use of digitalization, thus ensuring additional flexibility, while mitigating sourcing risks.

Key words: Digitalization; Alternative sourcing; Design to Cost

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)

16:55 - 17:25 - Case Studies

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Data-driven strategies to proactive supplier risk management

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

  • From reactive to proactive supplier risk management
  • Leveraging data to increase supplier visibility
  • Data-driven supplier risk models
  • Digital risk tools ecosystem
  • Strategies to mitigate supply chain risk in the digital era
Proactive supplier risk management necessitates improved collaboration across functional areas and technological support. Leading companies are integrating supplier relationship management with risk management capabilities through the utilization of digital tools for supplier risk intelligence. The adoption of data analytics tools enhances supplier visibility, facilitating the transition from raw data to actionable insights and enabling more targeted sourcing strategies that follow the global regulatory changes. Finally, the implementation of economic supply chain risk capital empowers companies to establish their risk appetite, allocate risk capital to business units, and evaluate their performance on a risk-adjusted basis.

Collaboration & Transparency

Enhancing Customer Experience with Risk-Resilient Supply Chains in the VUCA World

Bernard Czap, Global Planning, Logistics, Senior Project Leader GPL-BEE, BSH Hausgeräte GmbH

  • Integrated Business Planning as a “must” in a VUCA world
  • How to manage allocation within S&OP and S&OE
  • Fulfillment and Order Promise is king in bottleneck situation
  • Planning and execution of a constraint E2E supply chain network

17:30 - 18:15 - Panel Discussion

Industry 4.0 & Technology

The Evolution of Resilient Supply Chains: Technology Capabilities

Bram Desmet, CEO , Solventure

  •  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

18:15 - 18:20

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Day One

18:20 - 19:20

Evening Networking Reception

08:30 - 09:00

Registration & Morning Refreshments

09:05 - 09:10

Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:10 - 09:40 - Keynote

Strategic Operations

Think Global – Act Local: Driving Sustainable Logistics and Digitalization at Bosch Powertrain Solutions

Winfried Rockensteiner, Global Vice President Logistics Bosch Powertrain Solutions, Robert Bosch GmbH

Iris Socher-Lelong, Director Logistics Innovation & Sustainability, Powertrain Solutions, Robert Bosch GmbH

  • We harness the power of data to drive digitalization and innovation, the key enablers to drive Sustainable Logistics at our Bosch Powertrain Solutions plants
  • With our agile global organization model, we empower the regions, are located close to value streams in production plants and realize innovation at a high speed
  • From our strategy to current and planned projects, we will describe the journey from initial idea to implementation & standardization and show that Logistics can enable and scale business cases in digitalization and sustainability
  • Future-proofing logistics with emerging trends: we will give insights into digitalization, automation, and green solutions that will shape the future of logistics and foster sustainable practices.
In this presentation, we will show the pivotal role of collaboration within our global network as a driver for Sustainability and Digitalization. From strategy to concrete projects, we will show how we empower our production plants at Bosch to drive Innovation, Digitalization and Sustainability. We will delve into real-life examples, highlight key benefits, and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. Join us as we navigate the path towards a greener, more efficient, and data driven logistics ecosystem.

09:40 - 10:10 - Case Studies

Strategic Operations

Working Capital Improvements in Supply Chain Management

Jorin Preuss, Vice President Global Supply Chain Management, WOCO Group

  • Working Capital definition
  • Inventory Targets calculation
  • Define active, slow mover, obsolete materials
  • ERP Master Data control
  • SCM Interfaces Control
To setup a stable Working Capital Control, the key functions of SCM Master Data control and interface to relevant stakeholder departments must be known and professional managed.

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

10:15 - 10:45 - 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

  • Planning and executing the SCM transformation journey
  • Key results in creating value to the business and stakeholders

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 - 13:50

Networking Lunch & Roundtables

13:50 - 14:20 - 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

How to outmanuever the labor scarcity - automation & AI race in an archaic industry

Lu Zheng, Former Transformation Lead - Automation & Digitization Warehousing Distribution Global, Philips

  • Burning platform from finance pressure / global supply chain crunch before during and after covid
  • Philips, Kraft Heinz digital transformation use cases
  • Sneak preview of playbook on how to drive change in complex organizations
  • Cultural fit for change towards supply chain bottleneck with technology gaps
  • If you had no budget constraint, how will you design your supply chain?

14:25 - 14:55 - 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

Strategic Operations

Current Trends & Challenges in Pharma Sourcing and Procurement – External Manufacturing as the "Procurement´s Operational Arm"

Luiz Alberto Barberini, External Manufacturing Operations Manager, Bayer

How Bayer's External Relationship Governance model adds value to the business ensuring a reliable partnership and complements the Sourcing & Procurement Functions
  • Trends on procurement roles and the necessity to have an operational perspective
  • Different approaches from different business necessities
  • Trends on how to best manage CMOs, 3PLs and Clinical Trials partners.

15:00 - 15:50

Networking Break & 1-2-1 Meetings

15:50 - 16:20 - 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.

Industry 4.0 & Technology

Logistics enabling transformation into multi-category and direct to consumer

Leonardo Marins, Head of Logistics – Americas and Europe, British American Tobacco

  • How Logistics is supporting to transform the business into to a high-growth global, multi-category consumer goods company, with sustainability at core.
  • The Logistics challenges from a high volume single stable product category, B2B channel to a multi-category, multi-channel, multi-source unstable network with direct-to-consumer sales in a digital world.
  • How BAT is moving from traditional supply network to a digital synchronized and connected supply network, the BAT Ultimate Control Tower strategy towards full visibility, automation and prescription, enabling agile Route to Market
The BAT of tomorrow will be a high-growth, consumer goods company: global, consumer-centric, multi-category, with sustainability at core. No longer just a tobacco company, BAT is radically redefining the organisation, digital transformation, technology, and innovation will drive that transition actioned by people through BAT culture. This presentation will show the challenges in Logistics to become multi-category, to enable Direct to Consumer, own stores, e-commerce, marketplaces; how to operate in a traditional company with start-up level products and the journey from traditional to digital synchronized and connected supply network, towards full visibility, automation and prescription, enabling agility in our Route to Market models.

16:25 - 16:55 - Case Studies

Logistics & Inventory Management

Establishing an Effective S&OP / IBP process – Difficulties and Barriers

Dr. Andreas Knierim, Head of Global SCM, BU Flat Glass, Schott AG

  • S&OP – an inevitable process to better prepare for the future.
  • The cross functional team spirit is important to make S&OP successful.
  • We win together and we lose together.
  • The quality of S&OP is independent on the tools used
  • 100% Forecast Accuracy is impossible
To implement an effective S&OP process you need to define the roles and responsibilities. Highest management attention is a must to make the process successful. It is long lasting and can be painful. The improvements can be identified only after completion of several cycles, means years. Statistics and AI may help but cannot replace the fundamental process.

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

17:00 - 17:45 - 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

17:45 - 17:50

Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Summit