SUPPLY CHAIN STAGE

29th March 2023


07:30 - 09:00

Registration & Morning Coffee

09:00 - 09:10

Conference Opening 

Casper Haring CEO ECU

09:10 - 10:40

Supply Chain survival tactics for managing in a tough economic climate

09:10 - 09:40

Implementing new collaboration models

  • Strengthening supply chain resilience through collaboration
  • Creating frameworks to work together (up and downstream) as the main way to gain E2E visibility
  • Exploring potential opportunities for horizontal collaboration

09:40 - 10:00

Reviewing the impact of the current circumstances related to energy costs, scarce materials, globalization, rising costs, changing consumer demand, labor shortages and other disruptions.

10:00 - 10:20

Eliminating the uncertainties in the supply chain through adaptability, collaboration and cost efficiency management

10:20 - 10:40

Broadening the supplier ecosystem and expanding manufacturing and distribution networks, with the aim of increasing resilience, agility, responsiveness, and competitiveness

10:40 - 11:00

Business networking over Coffee

11:00 - 13:00

Rethinking the way the supply chain is organized

11:00 - 11:30

Providing a framework using automation and collaboration for real-time tracking, traceability and supply chain optimization

  • Recognizing the importance of agility and resilience commitments in supply chains
  • Improving the planning for promotional, seasonal and event-driven demand fluctuations
  • Using proven analytics to optimize assortments to increase inventory's productivity and profitability

11:30 - 11:50

Identifying improvement opportunities in people, processes and technology

11:50 - 12:10

Finding out how emerging technologies are set to transform all areas of the Supply Chain

12:10 - 12:30

Digital transforming supply chains based on data, artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies

12:30 - 13:00

Achieving accurate, real-time visibility throughout the supply chain, from source to consumer (E2E)

  • Adopting enhanced end-to-end supply chain execution
  • Using out-of-the-box modeling strategies with predefined models
  • Implementing supply chain standards that save time and money

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 15:10

Achieving more accurate forecasts, more efficient integrated business planning, healthier profits, and higher customer satisfaction

14:00 - 14:30

Improving understanding of demand patterns, supply networks, operations, quality and customer service requirements

  • Using inventory forecasting and optimization to balance the supply chain and reduce losses
  • Being agile in the face of unexpected situations to eliminate the impact of divergent forecasts
  • Engaging in information sharing and collaborative planning, forecasting, and replenishment (CPFR) with upstream and downstream supply chain partners

14:30 - 14:50

Unlocking the potential of predictive analytics in the supply chain

14:50 - 15:10

Driving product demand planning, inventory and supply chain using real-time customer data

15:10 - 16:00

Leveraging smart Last Mile logistic models and systems to drive Customer Centricity and Profitability

15:10 - 15:30

Rethinking the last mile strategy and discover how innovative distribution models, fleets and alternative delivery methods are opening the doors to faster, safer and greener deliveries that are in line with the expectations of today’s consumers.

15:30 - 16:00

Getting up to date with the latest fulfilment and distribution trends enabling retailers and 3PLs to push products faster towards carriers and end consumers.

  • Utilizing automatic notifications, intelligent tracking links, mobile applications and text notifications
  • Using contactless (contactless) delivery methods and digital payments
  • Adapting the supply chain to cope with the demands of multichannel retail
  • Discovering the possibilities of mobile storage and the use of upselling

16:00 - 16:20

Coffee Break

16:20 - 18:00

Utilizing the latest trends in WMS

16:20 - 16:50

Reducing the carbon footprint and minimizing impact on the environment

  • Partnering with third-party logistics (3PL) providers that promote environmentally minded practices for logistics management
  • Deploying carton- and bubble-wrap systems that save time and materials
  • Relying on packaging material that’s eco-friendly and biodegradable

16:50 - 17:10

Integrating all applications (CRM, ERP, robots, automated systems, IoT sensors etc.) determining how data gets moved while optimizing each step in the process

 17:10 - 17:30

Implementing new smart warehouse design modeling and simulation software

17:30 - 18:00

Optimizing warehouse operations to improve efficiency and resource utilization (Short cases studies)

  • Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms
  • Implementing Vendor Managed Inventory systems
  • Defining the main implementation areas for robotics
  • Engaging the workforce through gamification

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner

19:00 - 20:00

Evening Gala & Retailer of the Year Ceremony

20:00 - 0:00

After Party, Live Music, Networking, Drinks



SUPPLY CHAIN STAGE

30th March 2023


09:00 - 09:10

Conference Opening

09:10 - 10:40

Adding value and boosting competitive advantage through smart facility planning

09:10 - 09:40

Discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs

  • Determining the optimal strategy for new production or storage capacity
  • Expanding, relocating, or establishing new operations using data-driven decision making
  • Serving the customer as fast as possible through warehouses closer to town and city centers

09:40 - 10:00

Having the Supply Chain facilities in the right location and on the right terms and price

10:00 - 10:20

Transforming Supply Chain facilities into smart centers

10:20 - 10:40

Tackling waste reduction and managing reverse logistics

10:40 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:10

 Improving warehouse operations—digitally

11:00 - 11:30

Transforming warehouse operations and implement new technologies such as smart warehouses, automation and robotics

  • Keeping pace and understanding which technologies apply and what kind of impact they can generate
  • Consolidating critical data within the warehouse using artificial intelligence and IT technology
  • Automating distribution centers

11:30 - 11:50

Becoming more (energy) efficient through smart technology using sensors that provide real-time data insights to help monitor temperature levels, sound pressure, energy usage and air quality

11:50 - 12:10

Ensuring greater efficiency in waste collection

12:10 - 13:00

Increasing the security of the supply chain ecosystem by building a safe and trusted environment

12:10 - 12:30

Sharing trusted data through permissioned blockchain solutions

12:30 - 13:00

Creating a more connected world without losing the connection

  • Looking at security not as an isolated protocol, but as a key element that extends into every element of the workflow
  • Implementing preventive and detective control measures that protect physical assets, inventory, information, intellectual property and people
  • Mitigating cyber risks and solidifying cybersecurity

 13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

14:00 - 14:30

Challenging the status quo of how logistical processes were once or currently done, by identifying existing network problems and countering them with solutions

  • Coping with labor and transportation barriers
  • Dealing with the (potential) relocation of energy intensive, intermediate production for goods, such as glass, metals, and chemicals
  • Moving away from outdated systems and the huge volume of paper documents

14:30 - 14:50

Identifying transportation cost savings through freight cost and service modeling

14:50 - 15:10

Reducing shipping costs, simplify processes, and drive greater reliability and visibility using IoT technologies

15:10 - 15:30

Gaining real-time visibility of transportation execution

15:30 - 16:00

Managing budgets in the face of ever-increasing transport costs

  • Entering into long-term partner collaborations
  • Optimizing, shortening and allocating transport routes between companies
  • Assigning loads in an optimized way and gaining access to more transport providers when required






MAIN COMMERCIAL STAGE

ECOMMERCE STAGE

DIGITAL INNOVATION