20 - 22 May, 2019
Berlin, Germany

Main Conference Day Two

7:30 am - 8:20 am COFFEE & REGISTRATION


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Michael Berger

Former Senior Vice President Logistics
Schaeffler

8:30 am - 9:00 am Plenary: Harnessing digital innovations and AI to drive end-to-end supply chain performance

Wayne Rothman - VP Enterprise Supply Chain Planning, Johnson & Johnson
•Bringing back the basics: developing and scaling up process standards across the enterprise level to lay a solid foundation 
•Exploring advanced capabilities including machine learning and AI across the supply chain to drive the next level performance  
•Showcasing AI deployment examples in a few key areas focusing on business impact 
•Developing and consolidating the IT infrastructure to harness the power of data and AI
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Wayne Rothman

VP Enterprise Supply Chain Planning
Johnson & Johnson

9:00 am - 9:30 am Plenary: Digitising the value chain: A step-by-step approach

•Digitalise the process through robotic process automation to improve productivity and efficiency 
•Investing in data analytics for real time supply chain visibility and transparency 
•Innovations in IT architecture to build your foundation for transformation

9:30 am - 10:00 am Plenary: Rethinking supply chain and fulfillment - managing unconventional e-commerce and on-demand ecosystem supply chains

Natasha Maksimenko - Head of Delivery Supply Chain, Via Van
E-commerce, shared economy and on demand business models are driving businesses and their supply chains into unknown territories with brand new challenges. This keynote session will provide the freshest perspectives on managing unconventional supply chains that are built on sharing economy and on demand services. 
•Think supply chain differently: Building customer facing supply chains for the ecommerce market place 
•Building last mile logistics for on-demand business model 
•Implications of changing consumer experience for retailers: re-thinking fulfillment
•Standing up against the change with a collaborative approach

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Natasha Maksimenko

Head of Delivery Supply Chain
Via Van

10:00 am - 10:30 am Plenary panel: Supply chain revolution and reinvention for the new reality: What should we do when our industries are moving away from physical and heading into a digital world?

Thorsten Wessel - Vice President Supply Chain Management Central Europe, Universal Music Group
More and more industries are experiencing the shake from the digital world, especially in retail, entertainment, travel etc. where the digital world is overtaking the physical world. It is simply not enough for supply chains to make incremental improvements, but rather a fundamental revolution is required to take businesses through this change. This panel session will provide strategic views from industry leaders on what they are doing to set themselves apart and adapt in a fast-paced environment: 
•From standardisation to individualisation: Developing a customer facing supply chain 
•Creating a brand new supply chain model for the digital age 
•Dealing with market reshuffling through strong business partnerships 
•Develop end-to-end digital supply chain for the new business model to deliver both assets and data to customers 
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Thorsten Wessel

Vice President Supply Chain Management Central Europe
Universal Music Group

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Best practices in demand sensing for accurate planning
Ozhan Ozesenli - Supply Chain Director, pladis
•Improve success of new product launches with increased customer insights 
•Improve forecast accuracy by predicting short-term demand patterns 
•Boost sales by predicting and reducing out-of-stocks with demand pattern and trend recognition 
•Lower expediting and inventory re-positioning costs with improved short-term forecasts
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Ozhan Ozesenli

Supply Chain Director
pladis

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case study: Logistics Innovation and Warehouse robotics to enable customer excitement
Victor Splittgerber - Team Lead Logistics Innovation, Zalando SE
•Understanding the customer to let intralogistics and last mile drive a positive business impact
•Exploring the benefits of technology enablers: Robotics and logistics innovation case studies
•Enabling your advanced intralogistics through data driven process analyses 
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Victor Splittgerber

Team Lead Logistics Innovation
Zalando SE

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Evolving your Logistics into a digital journey using design thinking methods
Leonardo Marin - Global Logistics Development Lead, British American Tobacco
Digital transformation is not for any single functions but rather across the entire organization. This engaging session will lead you on a fun and inspiring journey of key elements contributing to an enterprise wide digital transformation. 
•How to develop a digital transformation framework through design thinking
•The changing face of data and how it’s driving digital logistics
•How is digital transformation reshaping planning, logistics, last mile delivery 
•Sharing examples of artificial intelligence features in inventory management 
•Driving a digital outlook across your enterprise to fully leverage the benefits of digital transformation
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Leonardo Marin

Global Logistics Development Lead
British American Tobacco

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Gone is CPFR, here comes FCR: Develop a real time collaborative supply chain to adapt to changes
Gabriel Mesas Patón - Director General of Operations, LG
•A different approach to suite the accelerated pace of new products and shortened life cycle
•Why is CPFR no longer a good fit for today’s electronics supply chain? 
•A paradigm shift: Implementing FCR to provide instant and global visibility of your supply chain 
•Examining the KPI improvements and   business impact of FCR 
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Gabriel Mesas Patón

Director General of Operations
LG

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case study: Addressing supply chain complexities and building in flexibility through scenario planning
Massimo Magliocco - Head of IBP, STMicroelectronics
•Understand where the complexities arise from the planning perspective 
•Building in multiple scenarios to address the complexity of the industry we are in 
•Working with customers to develop scenario planning to reflect changes in the end user market
•Build large numbers of ”What ifs” to cover all the corners  
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Massimo Magliocco

Head of IBP
STMicroelectronics

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case study: Implementing Philips Control Towers (PCT) at a regional level to enable an integrated and intelligent supply chain network
Manuel Formis - VP, Head of Global Logistics, Philips Healthcare
•Planning: Design the scope of logistics control towers to improve collaboration across departments and supply chain partners
•Implementation: Increase visibility and control over your inventory and transport operations through control tower operations
•Technology: Sharing experiences in implementing predictive analytics through logistic and transportation management
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Manuel Formis

VP, Head of Global Logistics
Philips Healthcare

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

11:00 am - 11:30 am Case study: Develop a demand driven supply chain to build supply chain flexibility
•Optimize the demand supply network to manage uncertainties and shifting supply chain requirements 
•Building business flexibility in sourcing destinations 
•Managing and optimising the supply chain flow 
•Ensuring agility in transportation to meet customer demands 

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

11:30 am - 12:00 pm Case study: Four steps to align the supply chain operations with your company strategy and customer experience
Angel Caja - Operations and Supply Chain Director, Jotun
•Define your value proposition by understanding the real insights and demands of different markets
•Analyse the capabilities of your supply chain and identify the key attributes amongst cost vs. quality vs. service; and identify the gap with customer expectations
•Adapt and transform your supply chain strategies to close the gap
•Define the roadmap, tactics and implement change to drive supply chain transformation
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Angel Caja

Operations and Supply Chain Director
Jotun

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm Case study: Implementing an Integrated Business Planning for an end-to-end supply chain
Wolfgang Laures - Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain, Perstop
•Introducing and building an integrated Business Planning system in-house including web based visualization 
•Establishing a 3months P&L financial outlook through one number set in the company 
•Linking raw materials, sales forecast and finance together in an integrated system 
•Sharing lessons learned throughout the 4 year journey of implementing IBP
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Wolfgang Laures

Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Perstop

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

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Case study: Strike a critical balance in cost, compliance and service
Jørgen Skaarup - Support and Integration Officer, Former VP, supply chain and production, Tulip Food Company
This case study outlines key steps the Tulip Food Company has taken to meet the rising customer requirements and competition, including:  
•How to structure your supply chain to ensure fast response to increasing customer demands 
•Be aware of what your competitors are doing 
•A different philosophy on cost per serve: a la Ryanair 
•Technology investment: Measuring how they are performing 
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Jørgen Skaarup

Support and Integration Officer, Former VP, supply chain and production
Tulip Food Company

Industry Hall 1: Retail + FMCG

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm 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

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case study: Design an end to end supply chain for a fast growing B2B retailer
Florian Gerlach - Head of Operations, expondo GmbH
expondo is a unique B2B retailer experiencing 50% YoY growth. This case study will outline key steps they are taking to integrate different business units spans across Asia and Europe and key investments they are making to step up their supply chain performance. 
•The need for a unified supply chain for expondo: Drivers, opportunities and challenges
•How to design and configure your overall supply chain to improve time to market taking into consideration of new products 
•What are the key requirements and investments in track and trace for the next level performance 
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Florian Gerlach

Head of Operations
expondo GmbH

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Case study: Achieving standardisation and flow efficiency in circular supply chains through digitisation
Elina Armanto - Head of Supply Chain Digitalization, Ramirent
In this practical case study, Elina will walk you through the Ramirent digitisation journey in their supply chain management and sharing key lessons they have learned:   
•Digitalisation in circular supply chains focusing on driving flow efficiency 
•Creating mobility and standardisation on ways of working
•Achieving knowledge sharing and data integration with a step by step approach
•Creating micro services on top of the ERP architecture to achieve flexibility 
•Sharing key insights and lessons learned in the implementation journey
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Elina Armanto

Head of Supply Chain Digitalization
Ramirent

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Case study: Multi-Echelon Inventory Optimization
•Developing a dynamic process for inventory management 
•Measuring and managing sales volatility
•Calculating the demand for each item based on history
•Optimizing dependent warehouses through multi-echelon method 

Industry Hall 2: Discrete Manufacturing

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case study: Algorithm based Inventory planning best practices
•Predicting your demand to plan your inventory more accurately  
•Developing an algorithm based inventory management system to drive data based insights

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm Case study: DS Smith’s evolution of logistics network for business growth
Mick Jones - Head Of Supply Chain, DS Smith
This unique case study will share key logistics strategies and evolution DS Smith is driving to support their dramatic growth through acquisitions within a short period of time, focusing on the following key areas: 
•Developing an integrated logistics network amidst business growth 
•Driving an analytical approach: Leveraging the power of data in the organization
•Improving visibility to enhance customer experience 
•Managing a major road transport network through the current volatile transport market 
•Developing an innovative and flexible culture in logistics to drive change 
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Mick Jones

Head Of Supply Chain
DS Smith

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm Case study: Improving end-to-end visibility of temperature control supply chain
Yoram Eshel - Former Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics, TEVA
•Regulatory and practical aspects: What’s new and how will it look like in the next 10 years?
•Advanced technologies and online tracking – quality and Logistics aspects
•Examining the pros and cons of online tracking? 
•Cost vs. Benefit – how to develop an optimised model?  
•Taking into consideration of risk assessment and risk mitigation 
•Implementing blockchain technology – will that work?
•Beyond measuring temperature – performance analysis and Supply chain management tools
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Yoram Eshel

Former Senior Director, Global Transportation and Logistics
TEVA

Industry Hall 3: Process Manufacturing

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm Case study: A practical guide for balancing cost, compliance and quality
•Aligning your supply chain processes with your strategic business goals and objectives 
•Focusing  on total cost of ownership (TCO), not price
•Establishing an appropriate level of control to minimise risks

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm NETWORKING & PARTNERING MEETINGS

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Panel Debate: Deal or No deal: How is BREXIT impacting your supply chain strategies?

Mick Jones - Head Of Supply Chain, DS Smith
Katrin Hanske - Vice President Global Supply Chain, ORION
Supply chains are impacted by global and regional events. Volatility and uncertainty presents paramount challenges to supply chain executives. This panel will focus on how supply chain leaders are building different scenarios to prepare themselves for the different outcomes of BREXIT. 
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Mick Jones

Head Of Supply Chain
DS Smith

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Katrin Hanske

Vice President Global Supply Chain
ORION

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm Developing supply chains for the future: Pave the road for strategic and intelligent supply chains

•How to use supply chain as a strategic lever for your business competitiveness
•What are the biggest automation opportunities in supply chain  
•Demystify digital transformation and overcoming key obstacles in supply chain digitisation 

4:30 pm - 4:35 pm CONFERENCE CLOSE

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm Post-Conference Site Tour: BMW Group Plant

The BMW Group Plant Berlin has a long tradition as a production site with a very exciting history. This site tour is offered to provide a unique guide through the birth place of BMW motorcycles. Experience the fascination of a highly modern vehicle production site, where man and machine build two-wheeled dreams!

During the exclusive guided tour, you will be led through the mechanical production, engine assembly and the motorcycle assembly. 

25 places only, book early to avoid disappointment.