Summit Agenda

Industry Focus: Retail, Manufacturing (with an emphasis on Pharma)

Target Audience: CSCOs, Head of SC, VP of SC, SVP of SC, Director of SC, Procurement and Manufacturing Execs, Logistics and Distribution Execs

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

9:20 am - 9:50 am

2. 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...

9:50 am - 10:20 am

10:20 am

Refreshments & Networking Break

A. Supply Chain Strategic Planning & Managment

3. Delving deep into SC risk management – how to plan for risk?

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Understand how leading supply chain executives identify, prioritize, and mitigate risk in the supply chain Understand the implications of poor visibility of supplier and sub-supplier finance positions...

11:20 am - 11:50 am

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. 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...

11:50 am - 12:20 pm

2. Unleashing the potential of the first tech-enabled freight forwarder

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Leveraging increased visibility at origin to reduce transit times and working capital needs Using fully digitized, structured data to make proactive decisions about your product logistics How digital ...

12:20 pm - 12:50 pm

12:50 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

1:50 pm - 2:20 pm

4. 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...

2:20 pm - 2:50 pm

Roundtables & Workshops

2:50 pm

Refreshments & Networking Break

C. New Logistics Models & Technologies

1. 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...

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm

2. 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...

4:20 pm - 4:50 pm

5:00 pm

Flexport

Evening Drinks Reception Sponsored by Flexport

9:00 am

Chair’s Opening Remarks

A. Supply Chain Strategic Planning & Managment

1. Supply Chain Vortex

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How to overcome data challenges so you can master your business critical data along the entire supply chain and get access to a 360° view across locations, products, items and suppliers and sub-suppl...

9:10 am - 9:40 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 ...

9:40 am - 10:40 am

10:40 am

Refreshments & Networking Break

A. Supply Chain Strategic Planning & Managment

3. Building a successful supply chain workforce for 2025

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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, ...

11:40 am - 12:10 pm

4. How to achieve a sustainable supply chain?

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Find out how Heineken has embedded their Supply Chain Strategy into their Corporate Sustainability Program to reduce impacts on transportation, reduce waste and develop collaborative programs with com...

12:10 pm - 12:40 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. Cybersecurity: How secure is your supply chain?

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Get a better understanding of what cyber security threats mean to supply chain and the areas that are mostly affected by such activities Find out how you can mitigate cyber security risk to be able to...

12:40 pm - 1:10 pm

1:10 pm

Networking Lunch

B. Supply Chain Innovation

2. Unlocking 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...

2:10 pm - 2:40 pm

3. 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

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