20 - 22 May, 2019
Hotel Palace Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Main Conference Day One

7:30 am - 8:10 am REGISTRATION & COFFEE


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Michael Berger

Former Senior Vice President Logistics
Schaeffler

8:30 am - 9:00 am Keynote: Elevate your supply chain into a digitised value chain to future proof your business in disruptive times

Never before have supply chains faced more disruptive times. Increased complexity and customer expectations demand not only resilient and fast but also adaptive and intelligent supply chains.  Only those who have the future in mind will be able to stand strong in the whirlwind of market changes. This keynote session will highlight the imperative strategies supply chain executives need to focus on using real life examples. 
•Create a digitisation blueprint to elevate your supply chain to a true digital value chain: Where do we see the biggest opportunities?  
•Develop an adaptive and agile supply chain that is tailored and responsive to the needs of new customer verticals
•How to achieve a true integrated demand-driven global supply chain? 
•Adapt and develop the skillsets of your talent pool to drive a digital supply chain of the future

9:00 am - 9:30 am Supply Chain Management On The Way To Digital Transformation

Petra Becker - Vice President Supply Chain Management, Network Design and Risk Management, Continental
• The Continental perspective on the new mobility age and a rapidly changing environment
• Industry 4.0 / Supply Chain Management initiatives at Continental Automotive: Going back to the basics in order to be prepared for the future
• Digital transformation: Sharing example ‘Allocation Project’ to strengthen our supplier network

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Petra Becker

Vice President Supply Chain Management, Network Design and Risk Management
Continental

9:30 am - 10:00 am A Siemens case study: Leading digital supply chain transformation: from roadmap to execution

Sven Markert - Senior Vice President Supply Chain Logistics, Siemens
Digital is at the core of Siemens and a clear roadmap is drawn up from robotics, analytics, blockchain and Artificial Intelligence throughout their supply chains. Sven will lead us on a practical journey on how his team is putting that roadmap into reality: 
•Aligning and linking the supply chain vision with your business strategies 
•Developing a roadmap to weave robotics, automation, AI and analytics into your end-to-end supply chain transformation
•Case studies to deep dive into how to leverage predictive and prescriptive analytics focusing on business impact 
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Sven Markert

Senior Vice President Supply Chain Logistics
Siemens

10:00 am - 10:30 am When machines meet humans in global supply chain transformation: Lesson’s learned in implementing AI and analytics to enable better decision making

Matthias Graefe - Director of Supply Chain Transformation, IBM Supply Chain
Global supply chains continue to face challenges on reduced lead time, uncertainty and higher requirements. Yet, the tools and technologies we have on our hands to tackle these challenges have advanced in leaps and bounds. This practical case study will showcase the journey IBM has taken on to transform their global supply chain performance by investing in the most cutting-edge technologies and the key lessons learned from it:
· A business case for investing in AI & Analytics: driving the strategic digital transformation while committing $3 of hard benefits for each $1 invested
· A three staged transformation journey focusing on data transparency, integration and cognitive workflows
· How is AI coming into play: Augmenting, learning and assisting in decision making
· Defining and nurturing the machine/human relationship in the cognitive working environment
· What are the key lessons learned from the journey? 
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Matthias Graefe

Director of Supply Chain Transformation
IBM Supply Chain

10:30 am - 11:00 am NETWORKING & PARTNERING MEETINGS

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Digital supply chain transformation with a customer focus: A practical approach
Bartłomiej Smoczyński - Global Supply Chain Processes and Projects Director, Oriflame
•A different approach on demand sensing: leverage insights from social channels for customer insights and fulfilment 
•Implementing IBP (Integrated Business Planning Process) to drive end-to-end efficiency 
•Managing change: Transformation on the people front at different levels – how to make it happen 
•Sharing lessons learned and practical examples from Oriflame transformation
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Bartłomiej Smoczyński

Global Supply Chain Processes and Projects Director
Oriflame

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case study: Artificial Intelligence in demand sending and demand forecasting
Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to improve demand forecasting is one of the most promising applications of AI for supply chains.
•How do the non-traditional methods compare in performance with established forecasting practices?
•How does AI “learn” from past experience and analyse the multitude of complex relationships and factors that influence product demand

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case study: Optimising inventory and sales with AI and algorithms
•Create demand predictions at SKU level for the distribution centers
•Provide weekly predictions of article demand based on 2 historical data
•Taking into account of seasonality was also taken into account 

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Developing sourcing strategies and structures for 2025
Martin Austermann - CPO, Husqvarna Group
•Create demand predictions at SKU level for the distribution centers
•Provide weekly predictions of article demand based on 2 historical data
•Taking into account of seasonality was also taken into account 
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Martin Austermann

CPO
Husqvarna Group

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

11:30 am - 12:00 pm How to Get Best-in-Class Parcel Shipping Rates: Listen to former UPS, TNT, DHL & FedEx Executives as they share secrets to effective carrier contract negotiations
Mike Erickson - CEO, AFMS, LLC
·   Tips to negotiate better discounts from former DHL, TNT, UPS and FedEx VP’s and pricing managers
·    How to establish shipping costs benchmarks prior to beginning any carrier negotiations (Europe & North America)
·    Ways to reduce the impact of accessorial charges and other not so obvious contract fee's
·    What can a shipper do to offset these new pricing changes?
·    Gain a better understanding of the impact these changes are going to have on your company; How much of your transportation spend is in accessorial charges or base rate charges.
·    Parcel (DHL, TNT, UPS, FedEx), both European and North America shipping solutions
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Mike Erickson

CEO
AFMS, LLC

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Managing complex global supply chains through SCOR process and digitalisation
Hans Ehm - Lead Principal Supply Chain, Infineon
The manufacturing industry is faced with increasing challenges: capital intensive, volatile, short product life cycles, complex and long manufacturing processes & truly global supply chains. If these challenges sound familiar to you, join this session to hear from Hans on the best approaches to overcome them including: 
•Leveraging the Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model to enable flexibility 
•Deploying best-of-breed IT systems based on a centralized Master Data system
•Showcasing digitalization, big data and deep learning enabled by an ontology based semantic web
•Could a blockchain (e.g. for Tracecoins) increase the trust to reduce the bullwhip?  

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Hans Ehm

Lead Principal Supply Chain
Infineon

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Overhauling supply chain planning for the next level of efficiency and agility
Robert Mwasaru - Head of S&OP, Borealis
•Aligning your supply chain strategies to deliver performance improvement 
•Redesigning S&OP processes for Polyolefin industry from other industry best practices 
•Optimising scenario planning to develop supply chains that are less prone to errors 
•Identifying opportunities for automation
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Robert Mwasaru

Head of S&OP
Borealis

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Why Integrated Business Planning (IBP) is necessary to balance costs with the changing values of consumers
Dawn Howarth - Managing Associate, Oliver Wight
  • Consumer demands on the Chemical Industry are changing rapidly, often driven by environmental issues covered in the media, and sometimes contradictory.
  • Effective deployment of the business strategy through IBP is more critical than ever to respond to the increased pace of change.
  • E2E Integration can allow the Chemical Industry to respond with agility to these changes, whilst maintaining control of the cost.
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Dawn Howarth

Managing Associate
Oliver Wight

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case study: An effective and practical approach to managing and reducing supply chain risks
Andrew Dougal - Head of EMEA Supply Chain, Orica
•Developing a thorough risk assessment framework 
•Working effectively with supply chain partners to reduce risks 
•Ensuring continuity and supply chain integrity when disruptions happen 
•Showcasing examples for supply chain risk management 
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Andrew Dougal

Head of EMEA Supply Chain
Orica

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm LUNCH & NETWORKING

Interactive Discussion Groups (Roundtable)

IDG A

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG A: Learning from ecommerce leaders to develop a true customer facing supply chain
Stefano Picasso - Head of Global Supply Chain Management, Franke
•What are the new planning challenges for today’s retail and FMCG supply chains? 
•Where should we invest to achieve omni-channel fulfillment 












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Stefano Picasso

Head of Global Supply Chain Management
Franke

IDG B

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG B: Overcoming digital transformation obstacles in discrete manufacturing
Michael Berger - Former Senior Vice President Logistics, Schaeffler
•From hard wired digital technologies to a digital enabled business: Where do you invest? 
•Re-steering your supply chain using the information from digital tools: What are the key steps?  












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Michael Berger

Former Senior Vice President Logistics
Schaeffler

IDG C

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG C: Overhauling supply chain planning for process and cost efficiency
Katrin Hanske - Vice President Global Supply Chain, ORION
•Taking an integrated planning approach for enhanced business and operations efficiency 
•Exploring the power of Artificial Intelligence and their continuous learning ability to improve planning dramatically  












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Katrin Hanske

Vice President Global Supply Chain
ORION

IDG D

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG D: The growth of big data in supply chain and what to do with it
Sven Verstrepen - Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics, Ahlers
•Driving digital logistics strategy through data and analytics 
•How to make sense of all the data from supply chain to make informed business decisions? 












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Sven Verstrepen

Head of Supply Network Innovation & Analytics
Ahlers

IDG E

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG E: The new era of supply chain and logistics collaboration
Raffaele Turturro - Head of Supply Chain & Operations, EOS evolution of smooth
•What level of collaboration is required amongst the key parties in today’s business environment? 
•A collaborative approach with suppliers, 3PLs and partners to develop the right KPIs around data











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Raffaele Turturro

Head of Supply Chain & Operations
EOS evolution of smooth

IDG F

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG F: Risk mitigation against big disruptions
Andrew Dougal - Head of EMEA Supply Chain, Orica
•Developing a preventive approach through historic data and experience
•What are the technologies that can help you visualise and predict your supply chain events more accurately? 
•Manage the unexpected: What needs to be in place? 












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Andrew Dougal

Head of EMEA Supply Chain
Orica

Interactive Discussion Groups (Roundtable)

IDG G

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG G: Building the digital backbone for your supply chain transformation
•Infrastructure, cloud and digitalisation: benefiting from the new IT technologies 
•Taking your supply chain performance to the next level through a solid digital infrastructure and planning tools 











IDG H

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG H: Demand sensing and forecasting: Are we agile enough?
•What are the new tools and methods in demand planning?
•Why are we not there yet? What else can we do for more accurate planning? 









IDG I

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG I: Overcoming challenges in implementing IBP
Bjoern Neal Kirchner - Vice President Supply Chain Management, Paul Hartmann
•Designing and implementing your IBP: what’s the best approach? 
•What are the organisational challenges while implementing IBP? 












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Bjoern Neal Kirchner

Vice President Supply Chain Management
Paul Hartmann

IDG J

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG J: Warehouse and distribution centre automation and optimisation
•Strategic considerations on distribution centre network planning and development 
•What are the automation technologies that can boost your warehouse performance? 












IDG K

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG K: Reducing delivery cycles and cost at the same time
•Creating demand-driven product and information flow
•Working collaboratively across departments and with external partners closely












IDG L

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG L: Improving end-to-end customer satisfaction through elevated supply chain and delivery experience
•Why supply chain has become such a big contributing factor for customer experience 
•Move the supply chain value discussion from “get it done” to “delight customers”











Interactive Discussion Groups (Roundtable)

IDG M

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG M: Supplier relationships & integration for end-to-end visibility
Mohamed El Sery - Director Group Supply Chain Development and Strategy, VimpelCom
•Developing an unified system across the board for digital transformation 
•Integrating suppliers and vendors to this system to have end-to-end visibility











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Mohamed El Sery

Director Group Supply Chain Development and Strategy
VimpelCom

IDG N

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG N: Temperature control supply chain strategies
•Regulatory updates regarding temperature control supply chains
•Develop efficient and cost-effective storage and distribution processes
•Monitor and control for compliance 











IDG O

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG O: Developing new supply chain talent and competence for a digital future
Alexander Tsipoulanidis - Professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management, HWR Berlin - Berlin School of Economics and Law
•What are the new skillsets required for the future of supply chain? 
•Developing internal digital competence to support digital transportation












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Alexander Tsipoulanidis

Professor for Supply Chain and Operations Management
HWR Berlin - Berlin School of Economics and Law

IDG P

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG P: Discuss the impact of BREXIT and how to best prepare for it
•Building different scenarios for BREXI
•Developing strategies around these scenarios to prepare your supply chain












IDG Q

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG Q: Smart logistics & last mile innovation and development
Torsten Mueller - Senior Director Distribution, Levi's
•Leveraging sensors, robotics, automation, drones, wearable devices and the Internet of Things for last mile delivery
•Developing a sustainable smart logistics program that helps with congestion and pollution












Torsten Mueller

Senior Director Distribution
Levi's

IDG R

1:30 pm - 3:25 pm IDG R: Overcoming the shortage in transportation and logistics workforce – Is robotics the answer?
Alain Dommisse - Global Supply Chain Director GBU Soda Ash and derivatives, Senior VP, Solvay
•What is the business impact for the shrinking logistics workforce? 
•How can we overcome the challenges? 












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Alain Dommisse

Global Supply Chain Director GBU Soda Ash and derivatives, Senior VP
Solvay

3:25 pm - 4:00 pm NETWORKING & PARTNERING MEETINGS

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Case study: Developing a customer-oriented supply chain: Onmi-channel supply chain optimisation
Carlo Baus - Head of Global Strategic Sourcing, Bose Corporation
•What are the new challenges the omni channel environment are posing on the retail supply chain? 
•What are the capability requirements for an omni-channel supply chain? 
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Carlo Baus

Head of Global Strategic Sourcing
Bose Corporation

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Case study: Developing organisational capabilities to support business and digital transformation
Alexander Ritter von Weinzierl - Group Supply Chain Director, DT Group
•Why do transformations fail? 
•Create a compelling vision for your transformation and make it relevant to the customers  
•Identify what’s in it for the key stakeholders 
•Driving quick wins to develop transformation momentum 
•How to make sure your transformation doesn’t get lost in the day to day operations 
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Alexander Ritter von Weinzierl

Group Supply Chain Director
DT Group

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Panel Discussion: Smart logistics & last mile delivery for efficiency and sustainability
Anton Steinberger - Head of Delivery Experience, zooplus AG
Victor Splittgerber - Team Lead Logistics Innovation, Zalando SE
Stefan Röbel - Head of Logistics EU, ASOS.com
•International fulfilment models in Europe: How to think outside the box to ensure fast deliveries across European boarders
•Exploring the role of automation in smart logistics and last mile delivery 
•How do micro-logistics and eco-logistics help with supply chain sustainability? 
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Anton Steinberger

Head of Delivery Experience
zooplus AG

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Victor Splittgerber

Team Lead Logistics Innovation
Zalando SE

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Stefan Röbel

Head of Logistics EU
ASOS.com

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Case study: Blockchain applications in supply chain & transportation for improved visibility and agility
Christophe Suizdak - Global Supply Chain Strategy & Digital Transformation Leader, GE Healthcare
•Examining supply chain business challenges drivers to adopt blockchain technologies  
•How blockchain is enabling the process and product flow visibility 
•Developing a pilot model to realise business value of blockchain
•Sharing case studies and results on blockchain applications 
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Christophe Suizdak

Global Supply Chain Strategy & Digital Transformation Leader
GE Healthcare

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Case study: Overcoming key challenges in digital supply chain transformation
•How to start: Establish a mission, define pain points and benchmark
•Working in agile methodology: Select the project, prepare the budget & business case, recruit the product owners and the core team
•Transformation Journey: agile methodology pros & cons, from POC to all and manage cultural change

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Panel Discussion: Underpinning the digital supply chain with data
There is no doubt that today’s supply chain generates more data than ever before. Yet how to use these data to underpin your digital transformation remains a challenge. 
•What are the new opportunities can we drive from the data explosion in supply chain? 
•How to cut through the noise and discover important hidden insights to drive informed business decisions? 

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Case study: Developing a customer facing connected supply chain in a digital era
Dr. Dirk Holbach - Corporate Senior Vice President, CSCO Laundry and Home Care, Managing Director, Henkel
Wolfgang Weber - Head of Digital Transformation, Henkel
•Developing the Industry 4.0 vision and roadmap: It’s all about agility
•Building the digital backbone through smart factories and intelligent machines
•Sharing experiences in big data and automation on supply chain performance improvement  
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Dr. Dirk Holbach

Corporate Senior Vice President, CSCO Laundry and Home Care, Managing Director
Henkel

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Wolfgang Weber

Head of Digital Transformation
Henkel

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Case study: Supply chain & logistics excellence through Industry 4.0, IOT & automation
•What are the key steps and roadmap for supply chain 4.0? 
•Understanding the opportunities and the risks 
•Leveraging  AI and IoT to transform into an intelligent supply chain and essentially develop a digital business ecosystem 

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm Case study: Revamping logistics processes for efficiency and quality in a large food chain
Joaquin Garcia Pertierra - Supply Chain, QA & FM Director, Grupo Vips
•Redefining logistics and procurement processes across the company to achieve operational excellence 
•Working effectively with contractors and logistics partners 
•Achieving end-to-end visibility on supply chain management to ensure quality and compliance 
•How supply chain leverage or support the growth during an expansion period
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Joaquin Garcia Pertierra

Supply Chain, QA & FM Director
Grupo Vips

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm Plenary panel: A dialogue on international transportation modes, innovation to meet todays customer requirements - perspectives from carriers vs. customers

Anton Steinberger - Head of Delivery Experience, zooplus AG
Hear from an expert panel discussing the logistics industry are adapting to the new demand from manufacturers and retailers. Clients will also be invited to join this panel to provide the end customer requirements and perspectives in today’s fast moving ecommerce world. 
•What are the expectations from retailers, manufactures and end customers? 
•Perspective from the rail, shipping and airline industry on their survival strategies in today’s ecommerce and global trading environment
•What kind of data and activities are required to drive a more collaborated and efficient transportation network globally and in Europe?
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Anton Steinberger

Head of Delivery Experience
zooplus AG

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm SCiWeek 2019 Drinks Reception & Networking