Summit Agenda

9:00 am

Chair & Senior Conference Producer Opening Remarks

A. Supply Chain Strategic Planning & Managment

1. Bridging the Gap Between Procurement & Supply Chain

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How can procurement and businesses work from the same side of the table? Looking into sourcing and procurement, strategic sourcing, negotiations, contracting Find out what are the opportunities to imp...

9:20 am - 9:50 am

2. S&OP vs. IBP – What is the Right Way?

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Is integrated business planning really something separate from sales and operations planning (S&OP)? Or is IBP merely the latest evolution of S&OP? Understand the differences between S&OP ...

9:50 am - 10:20 am

10:20 am

Refreshments & Networking Break

A. Supply Chain Strategic Planning & Managment

3. How to Deal with Unpredictable Demand?

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Understand how you can forecast new product introductions and steps to take in advance of new product launch Find out how you can cope with challenges related to sales volumes Hear from those position...

11:20 am - 11:50 am

4. Strategies for Improving Inventory Management

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Find out what are the strategies and tools that can tame the growing network inventory beast in a way that brings those inventory levels down while maintaining or even improving customer service level...

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

Roundtables & Workshops

Roundtable Discussion 1: Making Best Use of the Pharma Hub

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Overcoming Risks in Pharmaceutical Shipping What are the most effective pharmaceutical shipping practices? Are Pharma shippers switching from air to ocean? Find out what are the key aspects that you n...

11:20 am - 12:20 pm

B. Supply Chain Innovation

1. IoT for Better Demand Predictability & Planning

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Find out how IoT allows companies to transform their supply chain from a cost centre into a revenue generator Whirlpool example on how IoT can be used not only in routing work but in locating misplace...

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm

2. HP’s 3D Printing Implementation

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Hear from one of the leaders in the space how you can reduce shipping, air cargo volumes as well as warehousing requirements and much more through this innovative manufacturing technology

12:50 pm - 1:20 pm

1:20 pm

Networking Lunch Break

B. Supply Chain Innovation

3. Making Best Use of Bimodal Supply Chain Strategy

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Find out how you can marry the cost to serve with the customer value proposition and achieve profitable service for each segment of your business

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

4. The Impact of Industry 4.0 on the Supply Chain

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Do manufacturers need to become service providers to keep up with the Fourth Industrial Revolution and open up new revenue streams? What benefits do initiatives such as Industry 4.0 offer for supply c...

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm

Roundtables & Workshops

Roundtable Discussion 2: Building a Successful Supply Chain Workforce for 2...

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Find out what are the right skills needed for a modern supply chain professional and how you can attract and retain that talent Get into the “mind of the Millennial” and you will be able to find, ...

2:20 pm - 3:20 pm

3:20 pm

Refreshments & Networking Break

C. New Logistics Models & Technologies

5. 3PL vs. 4PL: How Can These PLs Help us Anyway?

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Understand the differences between 3PLs and 4PLs and why you should choose one over the other Hear from other companies’ experiences with 4PLs- what has worked and what hasn’t What are the next st...

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

6. Driving Best in Class Operational Excellence

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Understand how companies utilize lean methodologies to drive operational excellence not only in operations but also administration

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm

7. Connecting Land & Ocean: The Role of Ports in Facilitating the Suppl...

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Find out more about global and local trends and how they are affecting the supply chain and the role of ports Understand what are the technological implications, but also take into consideration other...

5:20 pm - 5:50 pm

6:00 pm

Evening Drinks Reception

9:00 am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

A. Supply Chain Strategic Planning & Managment

1. Managing Risk of Supplier Failure in Manufacturing

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Understand how to approach an efficient supplier risk management strategy and the key aspects you need to consider to minimise disruptions, protect monetary and reputational losses What are the most e...

9:10 am - 9:40 am

10:10 am

Refreshments & Networking Break

A. Supply Chain Strategic Planning & Managment

3. Adapting to the Changing Market Needs – Implementing an Omnichanne...

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Benchmarking companies’ efforts of implementing an omnichannel strategy – hurdles and achievements along the way Find out what re- engineering processes and technology initiatives have been undert...

11:10 am - 11:40 am

4. How to Achieve a Sustainable Supply Chain?

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Find out how L’Oréal have embedded its Supply Chain Strategy into the Corporate Sustainability Program to reduce impacts on transportation, reduce waste and develop collaborative programs with comm...

11:40 am - 12:10 pm

Roundtables & Workshops

Roundtable discussion 3: Key Strategies & Considerations to Keep an Eye...

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Evaluate the current and potential markets that you can tap into and understand key areas of supply chain operations, including processes and tools, that you can leverage to aid in your expansion Unde...

11:10 am - 12:10 pm

B. Supply Chain Innovation

1. Metrics to Measure Performance in Supply Chain: Why Does it Matter?

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Find out what are the general approaches utilised to measure supply chains and what processes you need to include in your organisation to enhance performance How should a company get started? Steps th...

12:10 pm - 12:40 pm

2. Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing

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Understand how you can facilitate the transition from traditional management systems to cloud systems and the benefits associated with this transition Where can you see most value from your cloud comp...

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm

1:10 pm

Networking Lunch

B. Supply Chain Innovation

3. Unlocking the Potential of Predictive Analytics

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Find out how you can reduce inventory, start to understand and shape demand, streamline networks, improve agility and responsiveness by layering analytic techniques and tools onto your descriptive inf...

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

4. Why Blockchain is a Game Changer for Supply Chain Management?

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Find out how you can reduce costs and complexity of trading by using blockchain technology to establish transparency among parties What are the most important benefits and challenges associated with t...

2:40 pm - 3:10 pm

Roundtables & Workshops

Roundtable Discussion 4: The New Administration Impact on Supply Chains

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With the U.S pulling out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks about renegotiating NAFTA or implementing a border tax have escalated – how do businesses have to prepare for these changes?

2:10 pm - 3:10 pm

3:10 pm

Refreshments & Networking Break

C. New Logistics Models & Technologies

1. Moving to Automated Warehouses to Stay Ahead of the Game

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Find out how you can save money, improve speed and accuracy and increase productivity per square foot of warehouse space through automated systems How is this affecting human workers? And can robots w...

4:10 pm - 4:40 pm

2. Applying a Sustainable Reverse Logistics Strategy

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Be part of a topical debate looking at how retailers, manufacturers and pharma shippers more specifically, are conducting their reverse logistics to understand how you can better increase service mark...

4:40 pm - 5:10 pm