12 - 13 March, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Digital Supply Chain

Adapting to a Digital World - Agile, Collaborative and Innovative Supply Chain Management

Ensure your digital supply chain is ready for modern challenges

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Pre-Conference Workshop - Applying Agile Thinking to Optimise Your Digital Supply Chain

Tuesday 12 March, 2019 (09:00 - 12:30)

Business leaders frequently encounter common terms and phrases such as IoT, AI, Blockchain and Digital Transformation but the key question that must be asked: “What does this mean to me and my business?”

Optimising supply chains, introducing new technologies and innovating to meet modern customer demands has many complexities. Missed business opportunities, dissatisfied customers, inefficiencies, supply chain blind spots and falling profits are just some of the problems to emerge from failing to modernise, adapt and improve supply chain operations.

How can I stay ahead of the curve?

In this pre-conference workshop, attendees will receive a high-level introduction to Design Thinking and Agile Thinking methodologies through an interactive and hands-on series of activities that will help generate ideas and concepts that you can implement into your own organisation.

Following a brief introduction and overview session, unique scenarios have been created to simulate digital supply chain practice, based on a real-world situation. This interactive workshop is designed to stimulate advanced thinking and conversation around agile rather than traditional problem-solving methodologies. To think big, start small and to learn to fail early.

Attendance at this pre-conference workshop is optional for conference delegates.
Please select pre-conference workshop attendance when you book your place at the conference.

Workshop Host

Patrick Strauss | Cranfield University

Patrick Strauss | Cranfield University

Patrick is a lecturer at Cranfield Universityfor Transparent and Digital Supply Chain(RFID, IoT, Blockchain & Supply Chain Visibility). With 20+ years of technical,commercial and consulting experience inemerging technologies and digital supplychain, he has held senior positions at British Telecom and IBM.

His specialities lie in Asset Management; Barcode/RFID/RTLS; Internet of Things; Blockchain; SaaS/Cloud-based solutions. Patrick has worked to deliver innovative solutions to global clients across industries such as retail, consumer packaged goods, automotive, manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, supply chain and others. He is regular speaking at various industry events.

'' I turn technological innovations into growthopportunities for companies ''

                                                                   - Patrick Strauss

Pre-Conference Workshop: Applying Agile Thinking to Optimise Your Digital Supply Chain
Patrick Strauss, Digital Supply Chain Specialist and Visiting Professor, Cranfield University
Networking Welcome Lunch and Conference Registration
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Patrick Strauss, Digital Supply Chain Specialist and Visiting Professor, Cranfield University
A Blueprint for a Digital Transformation
Gabriel Linhares, Supply Chain Project Manager, Anglo American
Digitalising your Supply Chain - The Four Pillars
Essam el-Okda, Digital Supply Chain Transformation Manager, Unilever
Afternoon Refreshment Break
Creating Added Value, Visibility and Security With Blockchain
Christophe Suizdak, Global Operational Excellence Manager, GE Healthcare
Moving From a 2D to 3D Supply Chain
Alexandre Furlan, Global Business Operations & Supply Chain Financial Lead, Cargill
Comfort Break
INEOS Styrolution Journey to a Global Planning Platform
Vaibhav Sareen, Global Process Manager Supply Chain Planning, INEOS Styrolution
Data (Science) for Demand Planning and Using Machine Learning
Nicolas Vandeput, Supply Chain Data Scientist, SupChains - Bridgestone Tyres Project
Chairman’s Closing Remarks followed by Evening Reception
Day One Close and Evening Drinks Reception
Chairman’s Opening Remarks and Welcome Back
Patrick Strauss, Digital Supply Chain Specialist and Visiting Professor, Cranfield University
Digital Evolution in Supply Chain and Logistics Using AI | IoT | Analytics
Leonardo Marins, Global Digital Logistics Lead, British American Tobacco
Morning Comfort Break and Select Your Deep-Dive Discussion

Deep-Dive Discussion Groups Sessions

Use this extended knowledge and networking session to dive deeper into your chosen areas of interest with your peers. Discuss your challenges and put your questions to your peers. Come away with new ideas and a take away action plan for when you return to the office.

Delve Into Digital Procurement
Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt, 30 under 30 Megawatt Winner
How to Embrace Complexity in Supply Chain Planning
Lars Sondergaard, Global Lead for Planning Practice, Westernacher
Morning Refreshment Break
How Ready is Your Supply Chain For New e-Commerce Platforms?
Discussion Group Host to be Confirmed
The Project Team: Preparing for Your Digital Supply Chain Project
Marten van der Zee, VP Supply Chain EMEA & Asia-Pacific, Libbey Inc.
Networking Lunch
Case Study: Digital Business Planning in the Intelligent Enterprise
Claus Jensen, Business Development Manager - Digital Supply Chain, SAP
Creating a Base for Digital Supply Chain With Digital Performance Dashboards and B2B Customer Portal
Manish Sarkar, Operational Excellence, CI Expert | Vasily Ivanov, Operational Excellence: Lean Performance Management, Schweppes International Limited
Comfort Break
Case Study: A Look Into an Advanced Digital Transformation Journey
Marten van der Zee, VP Supply Chain EMEA & Asia-Pacific, Libbey Inc.
Digitising the Human Touch and the Impact on the Supply Chain
Charlotte Anabelle de Brabandt, 30 under 30 Megawatt Winner
Final Q&A Session
Chairperson Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

Emily Briscoe

Tel.: +44 - (0)121 - 200 3810

Fax: +44 - (0)121 - 212 1623

E-mail: e.briscoe@tacook.com