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The future of business: Enabled by supply chains

This 2-day strategic virtual summit is committed to bringing together the most senior collection of supply chain, logistics and technology executives, combining inspirational case studies and solutions with in-depth thought-leadership panel discussions featuring insights from all the key players across the ecosystem. In a time that will be defined by uncertainty; vision, understanding, innovation and action will direct the way ahead.

All timings in CET


10:05 (CET)

10:15 (CET)
Delivering excellence in a digital world

DHL Supply Chain DHL Supply Chain Oscar de Bok CEO DHL Supply Chain

10:15 (CET)

10:30 (CET)
HP's Sustainable Impact Strategy
  • Learn the key decisions taken by the business to develop a sustainability strategy and the core principles to making it take shape operationally.
  • Explore the commitment the business has taken to differentiate itself from the competition and lead the way for others to follow by championing sustainable operations - in particular, reclycled goods for manufacturing
  • Discover how HP are aiming to transform their entire business to drive a more efficient, circular and low carbon economy and enable customers to reivent the future thorugh the sustainable protfolio of products and services

HP HP Volker Schmitz Head of Global Logistics HP

10:30 (CET)

10:40 (CET)
Executive Interview: Resiliency moves up the CEO agenda: What it really means for supply chains

Executive attention to value-chain risk was already on the rise, but now it’s in the spotlight. Many operations teams have achieved goals that would have been considered impossible before the COVID-19 crisis. They have boosted agility, productivity, and customer connectivity while also preserving cash.

Organizations that have embraced operations technology and innovation have seen improved productivity, transparency and agility – all at once.

In this interview, Knut Alicke will talk about the essential role operations play in leading companies into the next normal by identifying new ways to drive competitive advantage up or down the value chain.

McKinsey McKinsey Knut Alicke Partner McKinsey

10:40 (CET)

10:50 (CET)
Putting logistics at the heart of sustainable cities
  • The post-COVID sustainability landscape: Commentary on how COVID-19 has accelerated cities’ sustainability ambitions and what this means for logistics providers
  • Logistics as an essential service: How COVID-19 has highlighted the importance of logistics networks into cities; and how this raises questions/concerns against an accelerated sustainability agenda
  • Collaboration: How the key is collaboration between a much broader segment of stakeholders, including planners, architects and policy-makers; and a case for viewing logistics as the ‘Fifth Utility’.

FedEx Express FedEx Express Trevor Hoyle SVP Ground Operations FedEx Express

10:50 (CET)

11:10 (CET)
Live Speaker Q&A

HP HP Volker Schmitz Head of Global Logistics HP

FedEx Express FedEx Express Trevor Hoyle SVP Ground Operations FedEx Express

McKinsey McKinsey Knut Alicke Partner McKinsey

11:10 (CET)

11:25 (CET)
Executive Interview - Grace and Care for us, our customers and the environment

In this virtual fireside chat, Saskia will discuss:

  • How the demand for sustainability initiatives from logistics operations have grown in recent years and why this is on the rise
  • Where logistics partners must look to collaborate with their customers more effectively to continuously improve the impact of operations on the environment
  • The most challenging aspect of creating a “sustainability mindset” for your business and how DAMCO have overcome this
  • How important the role of senior management is not just for an individual company's sustainability initiatives but for the entire supply chain and logistics ecosystem?

DAMCO DAMCO Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud CEO DAMCO

11:25 (CET)

12:10 (CET)
Live Panel Discussion - Modern supply chain strategies: Environmentally-centric sourcing, manufacturing and logistics
  • Go beyond the pledge-making phase and establish operations that empirically deliver on environmental promises
  • Embed a sustainable approach towards operations into the fibre of your business, starting with and advocated by senior management
  • Understand the social and financial risks to your business of not delivering a sustainable operation built for the future, and ascertain what needs to change, now

Moderator Inspired Search Inspired Search Edwin Tuyn Managing Director & Founder Inspired Search

Coyote Logistics Coyote Logistics Jaap Willem Bruining SVP Head of Europe Coyote Logistics

Corplex Corplex Lucas van der Schalk CEO Corplex

DAMCO DAMCO Saskia Groen-in’t-Woud CEO DAMCO

Electrolux Electrolux Nico van den Berg Europe Distribution Process Manager Electrolux

GLP GLP Graeme Munro Head of Construction Europe GLP

12:10 (CET)

12:30 (CET)
Risk in the Time of Covid: The Path to More Effectively Mitigating Future Disruptions

In these unprecedented times - from supplier disruption to business continuity - the reality of the inadequacy of risk mitigation plans across industry has been laid bare. To overcome this you must:

  • Enhance risk mitigation plans through comprehensive re-evaluations of all associated risk factors in order to shore up gaps identified
  • Integrate innovative, digital solutions to improve data utilization and analytics necessary to better forecast risk, ensure effective strategic planning, and improve business agility
  • Transform organizations through identification of essential workforce needs, relevant organization design, and associated restructuring

General Dynamics General Dynamics Amber Okoye VP Supply Chain & CPO General Dynamics

12:30 (CET)

12:45 (CET)
China Business Flows : Developments and Trends and how is Covid 19 impacting the Supply Chain
  • General overview of trends and political focus and what this means for Supply Chains
  • How did the Covid 19 crisis impacted these trends
  • How to navigate with Supply Chain strategies in this transformation and with the present risks

Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV Johannes Nanninga CEO Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV

12:45 (CET)

1:00 (CET)
Identifying changes in supply chain risks and managing them as they evolve
  • Explore the additional risks that enter a supply chain operations with increased product complexity and sourcing partners and how to mitigate the impact of these effectively as consistently, through both smooth and turbulent economic times.
  • Assess the impact across a global supply operations of the current pandemic given the nature of the outbreak to both come in waves and affect different geographies at inconsistently levels at different times.
  • Discuss the important of business contingency plans to be a cornerstone of your current operations and assess the requirement for this to become and even higher priority for businesses from 2020 and beyond

Groupe PSA Groupe PSA Francesca Gamboni SVP Supply Chain Groupe PSA

1:00 (CET)

1:15 (CET)
Live Speaker Q&A

Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV Johannes Nanninga CEO Guangzhou Port (Europe) BV

Groupe PSA Groupe PSA Francesca Gamboni SVP Supply Chain Groupe PSA

1:15 (CET)

1:30 (CET)
Executive Interview - Lessons learned from 2020 and how to evolve your business model and offerings

In this fireside chat, Gustavo will explore:

  • How being a truly global business provided both more risk to operations and also more opportunity to mitigate impact across the whole of the Kraft Heinz network as early as possible during the first quarter of 2020?
  • The three key tasks the management did to help mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 on business operations
  • How relationships have adapted with partners (retailers and logistics providers) over the past 6 months to keep operations running given your operational shifts and their business impact as well
  • Which processes, operations or innovations will continue in Kraft Heinz into 2021 and beyond, given the numerous short terms changes that have been implemented to adapt to the changing situation

Kraft Heinz Kraft Heinz Gustavo Burger SVP Operations – EMEA, APAC & LATAM Kraft Heinz

1:30 (CET)

2:15 (CET)
Live Panel Discussion - Safeguard your business against future supply chain threats
  • Re-evaluate your business' attitude towards supply chain threats and disruption, be they as regular as damaging weather or as catastrophic as another “Black Swan” event
  • Understand how best to protect your supply chain operations from the impact of global trade wars and governmental sanctions between countries where you, or your partners operate
  • Explore the ways to combat the growing exposure to cyber security threats that an increasingly digital supply chain may create

Supply Chain Media Supply Chain Media Martijn Lofvers CEO & Chief Trendwatcher Supply Chain Media

Kraft Heinz Kraft Heinz Gustavo Burger SVP Operations – EMEA, APAC & LATAM Kraft Heinz

Parker Hannifin Parker Hannifin Frank Baur VP Supply Chain EMEA Parker Hannifin

DCSA DCSA Thomas Bagge CEO & Statutory Director DCSA

Nulogy Nulogy Josephine Coombe UK Managing Director Nulogy

10:00 (CET)

10:15 (CET)
Flex your Digital Muscle in Value Added Services
  • In the new era of volatility, FMCG brands are turning to logistics providers to manage strategic product innovation
  • Value Added Services including co-pack and e-commerce therefore represent a strategic growth opportunity
  • Capitalizing on this opportunity demands a digitalisation strategy to enhance resilience, agility and responsiveness

Nulogy Nulogy Josephine Coombe UK Managing Director Nulogy

10:15 (CET)

10:30 (CET)
Digitalization in Logistics – With Agility to Excellence
  • Highly integrated agile teams effectively address the growing demand for and the increasing complexity of digital solutions
  • New concepts such as DB Schenker’s Digital Component Model have radically changed the way of software delivery
  • Organizational change and paradigm shifts are transforming DB Schenker towards digital supply chain excellence

DB Schenker DB Schenker Markus Sontheimer CIO/CDO & Member of the Management Board DB Schenker

10:30 (CET)

10:45 (CET)
Industry 4.Human: Bridging the knowledge gap
  • In an ever more digital supply chain world, explore the need for secure network stability and the advantage in accurate and efficient troubleshooting capabilities across operations and data focused asset management.
  • Innovate your infrastructure with the future in mind to limit tech spending in the wrong areas and have a network capable of improving processes as more technological developments continue to enter supply chain and logistics operations.
  • Understand the human element to successful digital innovations be that the individual knowledge of processes for experienced employees, the required training and development of new staff or the impact on operations, individuals and the business when processes ""go down"".

Procentec Procentec Pieter Barendrecht CEO Procentec

10:45 (CET)

11:00 (CET)
Leveraging Digital Supply Chain for a Purpose
  • Insights into Henkel`s Laundry & Home Care Supply Chain Digital Journey
  • How to leverage technology for the purpose of sustainability
  • Concrete application and business cases 

Henkel Henkel Dirk Holbach CSCO Laundry & Home Care Henkel

11:00 (CET)

11:15 (CET)
Live Speaker Q&A

DB Schenker DB Schenker Marvin Lamberhojann Head of Strategic Portfolio Management - Global Digital Solutions DB Schenker

Procentec Procentec Pieter Barendrecht CEO Procentec

Henkel Henkel Dirk Holbach CSCO Laundry & Home Care Henkel

11:15 (CET)

11:30 (CET)
Next generation supply chains: Making the right decisions on digitalisation

University of Cambridge University of Cambridge Dr. Jag Srai Head of the Centre for International Manufacturing University of Cambridge

11:30 (CET)

12:15 (CET)
Live Panel Discussion - A connected, unified supply chain: The backbone of your business
  • Understand the advantages of a digitally-driven supply chain that acts as a centralised business system capable of absorbing multiple data streams and provide a 360 view of operations
  • Explore the requirements for your business to establish a unified software infrastructure, aligning systems that need to connect and collaborate effectively
  • Discuss the importance of continuously evolving your IT infrastructure and implement hardware to ensure key data capturing is maximized and utilized

Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance Jean-François Salles Global VP, Supply Chain Management Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance

Panasonic Business Support Europe Panasonic Business Support Europe Sebastian Rudolph Head of Country Supply Chain Management Europe Panasonic Business Support Europe

Locus Robotics Locus Robotics Karen Leavitt CMO Locus Robotics

OpenText OpenText Mark Morley Director Product Marketing OpenText

12:15 (CET)

12:30 (CET)
Evolving customer-centricity: COVID-19 and beyond

In this presentation you will learn:

  • How AVON have adapted operations and strategy quickly in line with the challenges of 2020 and the shifts in customer demands
  • How the expansion of the company's digital offering has opened more avenues for connections between representatives and customers
  • The key lessons learnt from this year to remove operational complexity and what the plan is moving forwards, keeping customers at the centre of focus

Avon International Avon International Graeme Carter COO Avon International

12:30 (CET)

12:50 (CET)
Executive Interview - Innovative, customer-focused and calculated strategy: How Lego tackled the challenges of 2020
  • Explore the scope and impact of Lego's supply chain organisation and how customer centricity is crucial  when decisions are made on operational focuses
  • How the impact of COVID19, socially and operationally was dealt with by Lego and how they managed to sustain the business during uncertain and mercurial times
  • Explore the decision to focus on omnichannel operations, combining eCommerce with physical stores to keep the company successful, connected to customer requirements

Lego Lego Carsten Rasmussen COO Lego

12:50 (CET)

1:30 (CET)
Constantly adapt and evolve your offerings to stay relevant to your customers
  • Discuss how to stay more connected than ever before with your customers to provide a flexible service that can adapt to shifting demands and disruptions to the norm
  • Champion the growth of eCom in your business and understand which elements of your operations need to be quickly improved to deliver for the shifting dynamic of online commerce (digital capabilities, fulfilment capacity, returns/reverse logistics operations, etc.)
  • Explore where your organisation can capture more data points to assist in delivering customer demands, especially in the context of 2020 where supply and demand historical data is ineffective and planning models have been completely turned on their heads.

Moderator Inspired Search Inspired Search Oskar Verkamman Managing Director Inspired Search

Avon International Avon International Graeme Carter COO Avon International

Reckitt Benckiser Reckitt Benckiser Christoph Haeusler EVP Supply – Hygiene Home Reckitt Benckiser

Lego Lego Carsten Rasmussen COO Lego

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