Supply Chain Digitalisation Summit Agenda

Two weeks before the conference, all delegates are asked to submit questions to our speakers in advance – enabling them to provide insight on the specific issues and examples the audience faces. Supply Chain Digitalisation Summit 2020 mirrors the format of our established and successful face-to-face conference, featuring a combination of Plenary and Discussion Room sessions.

Plenary

Our Plenary sessions bring together all attendees in a single virtual room – concentrating the event’s focus on a series of high-profile content sessions. These content sessions include presentations from our keynote speakers, short & snappy “Five-Minute Ideas”, as well as expertly moderated panel discussions. Each Plenary session will be accompanied by Q&A from the audience, allowing you to ask follow-up questions.

Discussion Rooms

Periodically during the conference the audience will split into three Discussion Rooms, for a 40-minute interactive Q&A, hosted by a leading manufacturer and a technology experts. Each Discussion Room is dedicated to a specific, and you can choose the ones that are most relevant to you. In each session, you’ll hear insights from both of your co-hosts before an extended, moderated Q&A using questions submitted in advance, and live on the day. Each Plenary session will be accompanied by Q&A from the audience, allowing you to ask follow-up questions.

2020-09-23
2020-09-23
10:30
Log on and Chair’s welcome
10:40
Keynote: Digitalisation of Global Supply Chains: Navigating the Transformation

Digitalisation is increasingly transforming global supply chains. For the last four years, the Institute for Manufacturing has been exploring strategy tools that can help guide firms through the transformation, built upon research and tested in collaboration with leading companies. These tools are helping companies take an end-to-end perspective of the supply chain and identify and overcome barriers to digitalisation, covering inbound supply, internal manufacturing operations, and downstream customers. Paul will outline a selection of these tools and share lessons from his experience applying these tools with global manufacturers.

Keynote: Digitalisation of Global Supply Chains: Navigating the Transformation image
Paul Christodoulou, Industrial Associate, Institute for Manufacturing (IfM), University of Cambridge
10:55
5-Minute Idea: Top line growth through supply chain digitalisation: industry 4.0 insights
11:00
Q&A with speakers
11:15
Morning break
11:30
Discussion Room Session: Creating a Digital Innovation Strategy
This session will be looking at the strategies, steps and capabilities that need to be in place to create a digital supply chain that enables growth, innovation and resilience.
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Richard Wilkins, Senior Lead for Supply Chain Execution IT, Mars
11:30
Discussion Room Session: Supply Chain as a Service

Supply Chain as a Service is an innovative new approach to supply chain that allows companies to generate a 4-5x return on investment by partnering with one service partner to support all or part of their supply chain needs including procurement, production control, manufacturing, quality, warehousing, and logistics

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Joe Gregson, Project Leader Systems & Infrastructure, Submarine Supply Chain, BAE Systems
Discussion Room Session: Supply Chain as a Service image
Senthil Sadasivam, Global Lead for Supplier Qualification and HSE, Hitachi ABB Power Grids
12:15
Lunch
12:45
Discussion Room Session: Capacity Planning

There are four major considerations in capacity planning: Level of demand. Cost of production. Availability of funds. Management policy.

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Matt Yeates, Managing Director, Digital Ventures, Tata Steel
12:45
Discussion Room Session: Data Driven Supply Chains

This session will look at what is needed to successfully transform the supply chain into a digital function where all decisions and actions are informed by data.

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Nathaniel Jevons, Supply Chain Director, Coty
Discussion Room Session: Data Driven Supply Chains image
Doug Kimball, Vice President, Global Industry & Solution Strategy, Stibo Systems
13:30
Break
13:45
Panel Discussion: How do you expect the supply chain to evolve in the coming years? What’s driving that change?
Panel Discussion: How do you expect the supply chain to evolve in the coming years? What’s driving that change? image
Nathaniel Jevons, Supply Chain Director, Coty
Panel Discussion: How do you expect the supply chain to evolve in the coming years? What’s driving that change? image
Matt Yeates, Managing Director, Digital Ventures, Tata Steel
14:20
Buffer
14:30
Discussion Room Session: Supply Chain Agility

Supply Chain Agility represents how fast a supply chain responds to the changes in the environment, customer preferences, competitive forces etc. Supply Chain Agility comes with a cost and sometimes that cost might be huge enough to turn down the profitability. Companies have to decide how much agile business has to be and where in the value chain they need agility and whether it fits in well with the overall strategy of the company.

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Martin Allen, Supply Chain Manager, PP Control & Automation
Discussion Room Session: Supply Chain Agility image
Tobias Lenhart, Project Manager Supply Chain Management International, Bofrost
14:30
Discussion Room Session: Connected Supply Chain

The first step to be truly connected is having transparency across the chain itself. Most of what businesses can see is a patchwork of siloed data, with no single overview. This requires the pieces to consistently be put together, so any result received will never be in real-time which massively disrupts the end to end supply chain.

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Petra Becker, Former VP Supply Chain Management – Network Design & Risk Management, Continental
Discussion Room Session: Connected Supply Chain image
Hichem Tlemsani, IBP Business Architect, Ball Corporation
14:30
Discussion Room Session: Process Redesign and Optimisation

Most executives, not to mention colleagues in the more creative disciplines, can quickly switch off when traditionally labelled supporting functions like supply chain and finance champion for process discipline; painfully as the TPS and Lean principles prove,  process drives performance and is the key to automation and scalability. The nature of processes in the value chain have long been contained to the operational environment the information sharing, product flow and decision making are done cross-functionally more often than not.

So, how do we gain supporters within the business for process standardisation? How do we scope the extent of any processes mapping and redesign? Are the Lean Six Sigma principles the best way to still approach process continuous improvement? Does it apply to new fully digital services & business models?

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Victoria Cobos, Director of Integrated Business Planning, Nomad Foods
15:15
Buffer
15:20
Chair’s Close with Discussion Room Feedback and Takeaways
15:35
Event close
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