Agenda by Tracks

Supply Chain Planning

09:55-10:40: How Blockchain will be ubiquitous in 2025

With the rise of cryptocurrencies around the world, blockchain has been on everyone’s mind. But beyond Bitcoin, what is blockchain, is it even relevant for your business and how mature is the technology? Is it a silver bullet solution? If not, what is needed for us to realize its potential? This panel debate covers these topics to give you an insight in to what is happening at the forefront of tech, and how it relates to the supply chain.

11:10-11:55: Harnessing the power of AI

No longer purely science fiction, Artificial Intelligence is at the top of the most important tech trends in the world. However, can AI provide feasible solutions to business problems in the Supply Chain yet? This panel seeks to discuss the what, why and how of AI and how it can be relevant for your business.

15:00-15:45: Unlocking value in the planning process

While many companies want to invest in IT to assist their supply chain planning, their existing processes might not be optimised and ready for IT to unlock value. This panel debate will explore best practices in designing your company’s planning processes in the supply chain to unlock value.

 

Strategy & Leadership

09:55-10:40: How to connect leadership with Supply Chain

Supply chains are the arteries of today’s globalised economy – they enable the international trade flows that empower global commerce. Supply chain management has now become an essential topic across all spheres of management and a strategic agenda item in every boardroom. However even with many companies having supply chain representation in the boardroom, in reality there is still some way to go before the whole board considers supply chain to be a substantial driving force for the business, in which case there is a real risk of sub-optimising from a strategic planning perspective. This panel debate covers why supply chain competence on board level is important and how should the leadership, such as the CEO, look to engage more actively in dialogue with supply chain management

13:40-14:25: Creating an agile Supply Chain

Having the best supply chain does not only require it to be fast and cost effective it also has to be agile and adaptable. We live in an ever changing world where sudden unexpected changes in market situations is a risk facing all companies. Therefore great supply chains must possess the agility and the adaptability needed in order to respond when sudden changes occur. This panel debate discusses the importance of agility and how it is implemented in the supply chain.

15:00-15:45: Ensuring internal alignment in a rapidly changing environment

Misalignments of interest throughout the supply chain lead to low performing supply chains. Managing and aligning these interest is a key objective for successful companies. There are several ways to successfully align the supply chain. Join us to get an insight into how companies facing the challenge of misalignments can go about turning their organizations around and benefit from aligning the interest in  their chain.

16:00-16:45: Sustainability - Going Green can be Profitable

Can sustainable supply chains help save the planet and be profitable at the same time? Sustainability and energy efficiency does not have to be cost intensive. As an example Amazon has a long-term goal to power their global infrastructure using 100% renewable energy. In the process of looking for energy efficient opportunities they uncovered many low- and no-cost energy savings that are applicable in many firms. Furthermore, with the introduction of electrically driven trucks the possibility of reducing cost while minimizing pollution has become a real possibility. Join us to get an understanding of how companies can reduce their carbon footprint with easily implementable solutions without it being a large expense.

 

Procurement & Logistics

11:10-11:55: Excelling as a logistics provider

In the 21st century, logistics providers must embrace advanced analytics in their operations to generate continuing growth. In order to do this, the first step is to recognize the useful data that already exist. The next phase is to explore and learn from the data and look at the possible outputs, such as improved customer experience, and by understanding which insights have the most potential. Doing this successfully will allow you to run a sophisticated global network. But what is the case if you are a 3PL, how do you overcome the digital hardship from new technologies such as autonomous vehicles? Which opportunities and solutions lies ahead for this massive industry?

13:40-14:25: How to manage your supplier risk

As modern Supply Chains become increasingly sophisticated and optimized, reducing the risk of interruptions in production and delivery is crucial. This panel will explore how your company can manage your key suppliers better, cultivate strategic relationships and reduce the risk of costly supplier breakdowns