CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - DAY 1

4th October, 2018
Theme: Create a Customer-Centric Network Architecture Strategy

  • Deliver a powerful vision: Weigh the pros and cons of common network strategies in striking the right balance between overarching business objectives and customer needs
  • Design your network for your customers: Discuss how you can use a customer centric approach to design your network architecture to respond quicker to market changes and increase customer satisfaction
  • Supply chain capabilities that are now essential to maximizing the life cycle value of the solution portfolio for customers and shareholders
  • The importance of customer visibility: Integrating with customer legacy systems is a major challenge faced by supply chain leaders. How to overcome the same
  • Building a customer-centric team: How your team can increase customer satisfaction and loyalty through better customer visibility, increased customer engagement and continuous feedback
  • Innovations in supply chain architecture to meet the new demands of digital business
  • The importance of delivering your brand experience to consumers: What this means in requirements from logistics’ systems, and how your CRM systems as well as operations teams need to work

  • 11:15 am – 01:00 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Who Moved my Cheese? What can Supply Chains do NOW to Prepare for the Impending Digitization Wave

What can you do NOW to prepare for the new technologies and yet drive optimization into your business and see increased service levels by 15%+ and reduced working capital and operational costs by 20%+. Learn what to do when your supply chain’s world is turned upside down, when the digitization and ERP digital platforms become a reality in your organization.

  • Digital transformation on a global scale: Changing the way we think, act & profit in supply chain management & logistics. Key Considerations!
  • Optimization of your ERP and alignment between demand and supply operations. Will it significantly improve product delivery
  • What key aspects need to be put in place to ensure the organization is ready for the promises of digitization, i.e. agility, speed to market, real-time decisions etc.
  • What disruptive technologies are now having an impact on SCM due to digital transformation
  • Operations and supply chain alignment with capacity managed and levelled production schedules. Does it lead to improvement with cost reductions across the end-to-end chain
  • What current SCM issues are and are not addressed through digital transformation

  • 01:45 pm – 03:00 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Sustainability and Innovation Strategies will Underpin the Supply Chain of the Future

  • Innovate to become sustainable: Develop a sustainability strategy to take your supply chain beyond cost-focused and short-term goals, without compromising your bottom line
  • Drive long term value through setting sustainability goals: How setting targets such as reducing CO2 emissions and energy consumption can future-proof your supply chain
  • Utilize digital factories to reduce costs and drive sustainable innovation: Create efficiencies throughout the supply chain, using automation and digitalization to identify areas to improve your sustainable blueprint
  • Innovation Culture: How do large, established companies foster the kind of innovation culture that will allow them to rival disruptive start-ups
  • Leverage collaboration to navigate increasing supply chain complexity. How to create common standards to reduce friction, enhance visibility and save costs
  • Simplify your sourcing: Introduce procurement automation to simplify the process and reduce bottom-line spending when selecting suppliers
  • Creating a balanced, nimble and cost-effective distribution model - Strategies on creating an effective distribution model

  • 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Changing Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges which the New Environment Presents in the Industry

  • Why the need for a sustainability initiative? why companies are focusing on reduction of transportation emissions, reduction of waste and social inclusion as part of their sustainability initiatives for the future
  • India is the fastest-growing economy but with inefficient supply - What could have enabled this fast growth outpacing capabilities despite these inadequacies
  • How does diversity and price-sensitive consumer behaviour affect supply chain efficiency
  • What are the opportunities for robotics and automation in the warehouse
  • The advent of Blockchain Technologies & AI: How are they influencing the logistics sector
  • Adapting to changing transportation modes - How are the transportation networks changing and how will the logistics service providers adapt to a different transport architecture
  • In the dynamic supply and demand environment of today, how could suppliers and customers co-ordinate better than today to increase sourcing and market access globally
  • What could bring about an alignment of supply chain strategy, product characteristics and customer groups within the complex set of global trade rules and regulations across the globe
  • How can supply chains in emerging markets, aid in the development of mega-cities

  • 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Challenge Yourself To Rethink Your Supply Chain - What Will Future Automotive Supply Chains Look Like & What Do You Need To Act On Now

  • How can automakers improve their material selection strategies. What are the challenges of integrating alternative materials into manufacturing processes
  • Where are design solutions coming from and how are they impacting the challenges that the supply chain brings
  • How are supply chain practices of OEMs developing in light of material advancements
  • Which new products will be key to supplying OEMs in the future
  • How is the supply-demand balance looking for different materials
  • What environmental factors need to be taken into consideration
  • What components are making use of alternative materials in automotive applications
  • Prospects beyond supply: How design and innovation will impact material choice
  • In what ways is the regulatory environment affecting OEM decision making in relation to material choice
  • What are the implications on S&OP within a mixed material future
  • What are the discussions taking place on sustainability and environmental policy in the automotive and material supply markets

  • 11:15 am – 01:00 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Automotive Supply Chain 4.0 - Automation, Innovation & Globalization

  • Capitalizing on forecasting, inventory optimization and distribution planning to manage your service supply network
  • Understanding the real supply chain bottlenecks: Forecasting accuracy, capacity planning, resources, disruptions and transportation availability
  • Key challenges anticipated by the panelist for the next 3-5 years, given additional volumes - and collective solutions
  • Digital technology trends - big data, cloud, AI, IoT, blockchain, cobots: What are they and how can they solve current challenges within automotive companies
  • Global shipping regulations: What do global shippers need to be aware of regarding new regulations and unique import requirements
  • Identifying and capturing cost saving within the international supply chain
  • Using the voice of customer to support profitable, sustainable relationships and improve customer experience
  • Building a sustainable supply chain by integrating the visibility and service performance
  • Thinking ahead through 2025: Partnerships and collaborations for the future of supply chain optimization

  • 01:45 pm – 03:00 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Aftermarket Value Proposition - What Is The Model That Best Presents True Value To Your Customers

  • Current industrial practices, recent advances and trends in spare logistics
  • How to make social customer service a legitimate aftersales channel for your customers by leveraging SMAC (social, mobile, analytics and cloud)
  • Methods to address competitive challenges in parts pricing: The main challenges and how you overcome them
  • Business models in warranty management and service offerings that can attain maximum cost savings
  • Developing proficient warehousing strategies to reduce cost and improve the responsiveness of your supply chain network
  • Optimising supply chain visibility across the entire value chain: Identifying the responsibilities of OEM's & tiered suppliers
  • The aftersales and service parts supply chain: Which model presents true value to customers
  • Smart reverse logistics: Minimize return complications by improving every touch point along the returns cycle and efficiently streamlining operations by aligning your reverse logistics with your forward logistics

  • 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Changing Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges which the New Environment Presents in the Industry

  • Why the need for a sustainability initiative? why companies are focusing on reduction of transportation emissions, reduction of waste and social inclusion as part of their sustainability initiatives for the future
  • India is the fastest-growing economy but with inefficient supply - What could have enabled this fast growth outpacing capabilities despite these inadequacies
  • How does diversity and price-sensitive consumer behaviour affect supply chain efficiency
  • What are the opportunities for robotics and automation in the warehouse
  • The advent of Blockchain Technologies & AI: How are they influencing the logistics sector
  • Adapting to changing transportation modes - How are the transportation networks changing and how will the logistics service providers adapt to a different transport architecture
  • In the dynamic supply and demand environment of today, how could suppliers and customers co-ordinate better than today to increase sourcing and market access globally
  • What could bring about an alignment of supply chain strategy, product characteristics and customer groups within the complex set of global trade rules and regulations across the globe
  • How can supply chains in emerging markets, aid in the development of mega-cities

  • 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Increasing Procurement Value From Incremental To Exponential

  • How to implement a deliberate strategy to become recognised as this driver of change, rather than a reactive piece of the business
  • Elevating procurement's positioning while achieving the business' goals: What CEOs and CFO's really think about procurement
  • One size doesn't fit all: How to enable your organization with the right end to end digital strategy
  • Mastering internal business stakeholder engagement & management
  • How does your talent acquisition strategy translate into value for the procurement function and the organisation
  • Procurement's evolving role: Building resilience to supply chain risk
  • How can you successfully implement a sourcing structure in an environment of rapid technological disruption, change and hyper-growth
  • Creating strategic impact, identifying future value and expanding procurements remit: Working with key business units to synergize and maximise enterprise value contribution

  • 9:30 am – 11:00 am
  • Salcette
Theme: Seismic Shifts In Procurement: What Will The Function Look Like In 2025? What's The Foundation For The Successful Operating Model Of The Future

  • Now, not tomorrow: The impact of AI, data visualization & B2B marketplaces on procurement
  • Rethinking operating models: Accelerating business performance through workforce innovation
  • Moving towards a virtually integrated function: Accelerating time to market, improve quality and reduce costs
  • Collaborative innovation: New ways to generate value from your suppliers & outpace competitors
  • Threats to cyber security are further exposing the vulnerabilities of the extended supply chain: New risks demand a new call for action
  • Connected procurement: Adopting the next generation mobile applications for streamlined decision making
  • What are the steps to switch from continuous improvement to proactive value creation
  • What will spend management technology look like in the near future and what will be the impact of innovation on the purchasing function
  • Utilize Block-chain as a valuable tool for procurement and supply chain in the quest for transparency

  • 11:30 am – 01:00 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: Transforming Sourcing: Accelerating Performance, Agility And Innovation

  • Sourcing strategies to enable IT to drive agility, innovation and performance to the business
  • How can you negotiate effective outsourcing deals and build flexibility and agility into your service contracts
  • Extract greater value and innovation from your vendor ecosystem. How can you manage your service providers
  • How can you measure and communicate the performance of your most strategic service providers and of your vendor management program
  • Taking advantage of the disruptive technology and business changes impacting the market for IT and business process services
  • What is responsible sourcing, how it's measured, and how it should be measured
  • Supplier rationalization: Aligning strategic procurement activities with company objectives
  • Ways to successfully implement a sourcing structure in an environment of rapid tech-disruption, change and hyper-growth

  • 01:45 pm – 03.00 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: New Approaches To Transformation & Innovation: Do You Have A 360° View Of Your Suppliers

  • When was the last time you conducted a complete 360° view of your suppliers
  • Are you like others where you have constant fear that one single incident could change everything among your supply chain
  • Ethical sourcing: How can you work with your suppliers to ensure they help rather than hinder your business sustainability and ethical goals
  • When evaluating your supplier from every possible angle, how can you be certain that you have minimized risk and managed expectations
  • How enterprises are managing risk while increasing operational performance in their supply chain
  • Understand what checklist you need to have to ensure you have no blind spots when it comes to your suppliers
  • Understanding your business strategy, customer needs, product perceptions and future market expectations
  • Overcoming traditional buyer supplier attitudes and perceptions by including suppliers in your strategic vision & decision making process
  • How to further develop your supplier relationships and bring them into the process to help grow company’s revenue and profits

  • 03:00 pm – 04.15 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: Plugging The Talent Gap & Leveraging Technology & Ideas To Deliver The CPO's Strategy

  • Keeping the pace of talent alongside the pace of technological change
  • Building human and collaborative relationships through an agile and engaged workforce to deliver tomorrow's technologically advanced supply chain
  • How best in class organizations are keeping up with the evolution of digital procurement transformation
  • Monitoring risks levels and minimizing overall exposure through advanced analytics
  • Procurement led innovation that drives business impact
  • How inclusive and transparent initiatives build sustainable global supply chains
  • Global strategy, regional execution: How can you influence diverse global teams to change and move beyond the traditional procurement role and encourage business - leadership skills
  • Leveraging technology to simplify Source-to-Pay and enable continued improvements
  • How procurement can evolve into a true business partner through Supplier Enabled Innovation

  • 05:00 pm – 06:15 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: Rethinking Traditional Supply Chains - What Will Future Global Chemical Supply Chains Look Like, & What Do You Need To Act On Now

  • How to embrace modern supply chain practices and ways of thinking: Ensuring full global integration and a holistic business approach
  • How to achieve harmonization between organizations, departments and regions
  • What are the key focus areas to increase cost efficiency and drive value generation
  • Shifting from cost saving to customer centric models: How to set the right priorities
  • Is the 4PL model mature enough for chemical manufacturers and what are the main selection criteria you should use
  • Developing supply chain talent in chemical sector (your supply chain talent strategy)
  • Threats and opportunities - why should the chemical supply chain community assess the practicalities of transforming its business model through digitalisation

  • 11:15 am – 01:00 pm
  • Kokan
Theme: How Successful Have We Really Been In Optimizing The Supply Chain To Deal With Growth (One Year On)

  • Exploring how well the petrochemical supply chain is coping with increased volumes so far
  • Improving the resilience of our supply chain – preparing for the next Harvey
  • Exploring new partnerships and the importance of partnering for supply chain success
  • What more must be done, and quickly, to support current petrochemical export volumes
  • Key challenges anticipated by the panelist for the next 3-5 years, given additional volumes - and collective solutions
  • How consolidation at both the producer and converter levels are changing the structure and role of distribution
  • Thinking ahead through 2020 – partnerships and collaborations for the future of supply chain optimization
  • What does the future hold, and must we act now

  • 01:45 pm – 03:00 pm
  • Kokan
Theme: Build A Robust And Responsive Supply Chain In Line With Changing Markets And Business Requirements

  • Achieving environmental sustainability in the chemical supply chain – The business case and practical strategies as applied to packaging and transportation
  • Improving demand planning & procurement processes to ensure forecasting performance within supply chain for chemicals
  • Ensuring energy efficiency and sustainable practices: being aware of environmental impacts from within the supply chain
  • Utilising alternative strategies within supply and supply chain management: strategic sourcing, supplier outsourcing and category management
  • Opportunities in an increasingly volatile operating environment - How can we prepare for the coming 5-10 years of chemical manufacturing
  • Taking advantage of innovation in the supply chain to boost competitiveness, systems integration and repositioning for growth
  • Creating a customer centric supply chain: measure customer service levels in line with your strategic supply chain initiatives

  • 03:00 pm – 04:30 pm
  • Kokan
Theme: Changing Landscape: Opportunities and Challenges which the New Environment Presents in the Industry

  • Why the need for a sustainability initiative? why companies are focusing on reduction of transportation emissions, reduction of waste and social inclusion as part of their sustainability initiatives for the future
  • India is the fastest-growing economy but with inefficient supply - What could have enabled this fast growth outpacing capabilities despite these inadequacies
  • How does diversity and price-sensitive consumer behaviour affect supply chain efficiency
  • What are the opportunities for robotics and automation in the warehouse
  • The advent of Blockchain Technologies & AI: How are they influencing the logistics sector
  • Adapting to changing transportation modes - How are the transportation networks changing and how will the logistics service providers adapt to a different transport architecture
  • In the dynamic supply and demand environment of today, how could suppliers and customers co-ordinate better than today to increase sourcing and market access globally
  • What could bring about an alignment of supply chain strategy, product characteristics and customer groups within the complex set of global trade rules and regulations across the globe
  • How can supply chains in emerging markets, aid in the development of mega-cities

  • 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - DAY 2

5th October, 2018
Theme: Next Level Global Supply Chain Orchestration: Collaborative, Integrated, Digitized

  • How to build collaborative relationships in your supply chain to involve customers and suppliers in a vertical collaboration
  • The key moves you need to make to align your organization, people and capabilities for the challenges ahead
  • How to build your own specialist innovation structure and translate innovation investment strategies into ROI and a competitive advantage
  • Integrating end-to-end supply chain collaboration across the business: Manufacturing, R&D, commercial and supply chain
  • Assurance of supply: Why alignment with suppliers is needed across corporations to ensure a seamless flow of high-quality goods
  • Supply chain capabilities that are now essential to maximizing the life cycle value of the solution portfolio for customers and shareholders
  • Exploring the impact of the 'manufacturing revolution' on the supply chain and how can you best prepare your strategy
  • Financial supply chain: How the purchase-to-pay process intersects with and is informed by physical supply chain events all along the chain
  • IT for global orchestration: Why companies need information from outside their four walls, and the kind of technology they're adopting that is capable of working across a network of trading partners

  • 09:45 am – 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Elevating The Role of the Customer through an Integrated, Flexible, End-To-End Supply Chain

  • S&OP process as an enabler to fulfill customer's needs: An industry perspective
  • Product launches: How to create an agile and speedy supply chain strategy that ensures your new products reach your customers on time across all markets
  • How can you use IBP as a key enabler for demand driven strategic and tactical end-to-end planning to meet the needs of your customer
  • Steps to take to re-align your business (and its supply chains) with customers and suppliers, including the invaluable 3PL external resource
  • Techniques for securing agile and responsive supply chain partnerships that consider the customer at every level to avoid lost sales, excess inventory and missed innovation opportunities
  • Implementing a fully integrated end-to-end operation from manufacturing to user delivery
  • From customer to collaborator: Getting the most out of customer relationships

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Ballroom 1
Theme: Innovate for Network and Inventory Optimization - How Next Level Inventory Optimization can Achieve Successful Omnichannel Fulfilment

  • Open new paths to profitability: How to access complete stock visibility throughout your network and control the way you move stock with an efficient inventory strategy
  • Understand the benefits of inventory optimization: Releasing working capital in times of growth, improve turns, reduce inventory holding costs and enjoy greater customer satisfaction
  • Prepare accurately for demand: Introduce scalable order processes and auto-replenishment tools to automate optimal stock during promotions and meet shifting seasonal demands
  • Coordinate your order management strategy: How to align dynamic order routing with your replenishment strategy for successful inventory distribution
  • Redesign your network to increase operational efficiency: How to utilize an IT platform, network tools and fully connected systems to optimize your operations
  • Leverage a smart distribution network: How to conduct network studies to identify the best ways to align your fulfilment capabilities across multiple sales channels
  • Develop a change management program to ensure cross-company buy in: Create a digital roadmap to show the plans, scope and impact of the new implementations

  • 02:00 pm – 03.30 pm
  • Ballroom 1
Theme: Rules vs. Creativity, Striking the Balance with Next Generation Supply Chain Talent

The demands of supply chain are quickly changing and across industries companies are lagging when it comes to supply chain talent. Supply chain leaders must be flexible and agile with an innate ability to adapt to new technologies and an ability to speak multiple functional languages

  • Understanding the skillsets and capabilities needed for next generation supply chain teams
  • Identifying critical skillsets that are needed now and mapping them to the future
  • Handling make vs. buy decisions when it comes to in-house talent and consulting
  • Revolutionizing how to attract and develop female talent in supply chain to meet future workforce needs
  • Radically rethinking collaborative relationships within the supply chain community to fill the industry pipeline with trainable talent
  • Rethinking leadership development to ensure ready-now supply chain leaders who can build high-performing teams
  • What is the right balance of creativity versus rules followers in terms of talent development
  • Leveraging the millennial workforce through new career development strategies and well-defined competencies
  • How to measure the business impact of your talent supply chain

  • 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Transforming the Retail Supply Chain - From Multichannel to Unified Commerce

  • Transforming supply chain design strategy from multichannel execution to a unified commerce engine. How do retail leaders go about doing this
  • What steps must organisations take to replace existing, siloed channels with a unified experience that strategically links any consumer across any channel at any time to achieve success
  • What this trend means for retail operations and key steps supply chain leaders must take to support a unified commerce supply chain strategy
  • Maintain the brand element for your customers' last mile - Create a fulfilment and distribution strategy to deliver the brand experience your customers expect, internationally
  • Solutions to overcome obstacles such as regulatory issues and taxation to allow cross-border eCommerce to function as efficiently and seamlessly as it does at a domestic level
  • How to access complete stock visibility throughout your network and control the way you move stock with an efficient next level inventory optimisation
  • The morphing of B2B, B2C, retail, wholesale, brands, clicks and bricks into COMMERCE - With B2B eCommerce on course to expand to twice the size of B2C by 2020, as they both merge to become 'commerce', why retail is no longer about merchandising: in the new era, it is all about the supply chain
  • Redesign your network to increase operational efficiency: How to utilize an IT platform, network tools and fully connected systems to optimize your operations

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Deliver a Seamless Customer Experience With an Omni-Capable Supply Chain

  • The customer; where it all starts: What does it truly mean to have a customer-centric culture? How you can pivot your entire supply chain organization to take a customer-centric approach to achieve long-term benefits through loyalty and retention
  • Enhance your supply chain through cutting-edge technologies: Which technologies will revolutionize your supply chain and play a crucial role towards increasing efficiencies and lowering costs
  • The store is dead, long live the store: Discuss the evolving and expanding role of the store - from customer touch-point and facilitator of returns, fulfilment and picking up online orders to full-fledged node in your supply chain
  • Put your customer in control: How to establish a simple, consolidated platform to enable customers to manage their delivery preferences, choose delivery slots, track shipments and feedback on their experience
  • Innovative distribution policy: Benefits of new vs conventional thinking for network optimization, such as utilizing stores as distribution nodes rather than pure retail outlets to provide a hugely enhanced customer experience
  • Identify crucial "return" nodes: How to identify the best returns network for your customer-base to ensure minimum added cost, while maintaining customer satisfaction
  • Scaling your supply chain - How to maintain an exceptional brand experience when balancing the demands of high-growth eCommerce fulfilment

  • 02:00 pm – 03.30 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Rules vs. Creativity, Striking the Balance with Next Generation Supply Chain Talent

The demands of supply chain are quickly changing and across industries companies are lagging when it comes to supply chain talent. Supply chain leaders must be flexible and agile with an innate ability to adapt to new technologies and an ability to speak multiple functional languages

  • Understanding the skillsets and capabilities needed for next generation supply chain teams
  • Identifying critical skillsets that are needed now and mapping them to the future
  • Handling make vs. buy decisions when it comes to in-house talent and consulting
  • Revolutionizing how to attract and develop female talent in supply chain to meet future workforce needs
  • Radically rethinking collaborative relationships within the supply chain community to fill the industry pipeline with trainable talent
  • Rethinking leadership development to ensure ready-now supply chain leaders who can build high-performing teams
  • What is the right balance of creativity versus rules followers in terms of talent development
  • Leveraging the millennial workforce through new career development strategies and well-defined competencies
  • How to measure the business impact of your talent supply chain

  • 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Elevating The Role of the Customer through an Integrated, Flexible, End-To-End Supply Chain

  • S&OP process as an enabler to fulfill customer's needs: An industry perspective
  • Product launches: How to create an agile and speedy supply chain strategy that ensures your new products reach your customers on time across all markets
  • How can you use IBP as a key enabler for demand driven strategic and tactical end-to-end planning to meet the needs of your customer
  • Steps to take to re-align your business (and its supply chains) with customers and suppliers, including the invaluable 3PL external resource
  • Techniques for securing agile and responsive supply chain partnerships that consider the customer at every level to avoid lost sales, excess inventory and missed innovation opportunities
  • The importance of customer segmentation: How customer segmentation can help you optimize service delivery, focus on innovation and gain customer buy-in to achieve customer centricity
  • Building a customer-centric team: How your team can increase customer satisfaction and loyalty through better customer visibility, increased customer engagement and continuous feedback
  • Implementing a fully integrated end-to-end operation from manufacturing to user delivery
  • From customer to collaborator: Getting the most out of customer relationships

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Ballroom 1
Theme: Innovate For Network And Inventory Optimization - How Next Level Inventory Optimization Can Achieve Successful Omni-channel Fulfilment

Health care supply chains have an opportunity to modernize processes to provide a better patient experience alongside securing greater cost savings and quality of care. Leaders must look at innovations outside of the health care industry to evolve the current health care supply chain model.

  • Open new paths to profitability: How to access complete stock visibility throughout your network and control the way you move stock with an efficient inventory strategy
  • Understand the benefits of inventory optimization: Releasing working capital in times of growth, improve turns, reduce inventory holding costs and enjoy greater customer satisfaction
  • Prepare accurately for demand: Introduce scalable order processes and auto-replenishment tools to automate optimal stock during promotions and meet shifting seasonal demands
  • Coordinate your order management strategy: How to align dynamic order routing with your replenishment strategy for successful inventory distribution
  • Redesign your network to increase operational efficiency: How to utilize an IT platform, network tools and fully connected systems to optimize your operations
  • Leverage a smart distribution network: How to conduct network studies to identify the best ways to align your fulfilment capabilities across multiple sales channels
  • Develop a change management program to ensure cross-company buy in: Create a digital roadmap to show the plans, scope and impact of the new implementations
  • Developing proficient warehousing strategies to reduce cost and improve the responsiveness of your supply chain network

  • 02:15 pm – 03.30 pm
  • Ballroom 1
Theme: Rules vs. Creativity, Striking the Balance with Next Generation Supply Chain Talent

The demands of supply chain are quickly changing and across industries companies are lagging when it comes to supply chain talent. Supply chain leaders must be flexible and agile with an innate ability to adapt to new technologies and an ability to speak multiple functional languages

  • Understanding the skillsets and capabilities needed for next generation supply chain teams
  • Identifying critical skillsets that are needed now and mapping them to the future
  • Handling make vs. buy decisions when it comes to in-house talent and consulting
  • Revolutionizing how to attract and develop female talent in supply chain to meet future workforce needs
  • Radically rethinking collaborative relationships within the supply chain community to fill the industry pipeline with trainable talent
  • Rethinking leadership development to ensure ready-now supply chain leaders who can build high-performing teams
  • What is the right balance of creativity versus rules followers in terms of talent development
  • Leveraging the millennial workforce through new career development strategies and well-defined competencies
  • How to measure the business impact of your talent supply chain

  • 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Creating A Better Supply Chain In The Pharmaceutical And Healthcare Industry

  • Capturing growth in a complex landscape through efficient supply chain facilities
  • Managing opportunities effectively to generate business value post GST introduction
  • Steps taken by the Indian pharmaceutical companies to comply with the EU and US regulations
  • How can pharma companies ensure ongoing customer-centricity whilst adapting to the demands of changing product portfolios
  • Increasing role of warehouse automation to cater the challenges in Industry
  • Focus on reducing counterfeits by implementing product serialization for effecting channel
  • Applying the theory of constraints (TOC) to the pharmaceutical supply chain for better performance results
  • How to use digital advancements and blockchain to maximise supply chain efficiency whilst improving customer-centricity
  • How do your customers perceive pharma companies from the perspective of drug product supply – and what do you need to change
  • Where are the biggest opportunities in terms of re-engineering supply chains and optimising logistics networks

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Kokan
Theme: Industry Leadership Panel: Explore Pharma Best Practices In Supply Chain Excellence

Health care supply chains have an opportunity to modernize processes to provide a better patient experience alongside securing greater cost savings and quality of care. Leaders must look at innovations outside of the health care industry to evolve the current health care supply chain model.

  • Industry best practice in modernizing supply chain processes, reduced waste and inefficiencies and inspire a transformational change
  • Discuss ways various businesses are entering the health care market and the implications for health care supply chains
  • How to use internal communication, alignment and discipline to improve your S&OP processes and ensure supply chain efficiency
  • Greatest challenges most organizations need to overcome to be successful at outsourcing
  • Changes in the Air cargo systems for pharmaceuticals drugs over the years and what are the current & future trends
  • Strengthening your supply operations by developing innovative partnerships with CMOs to build capacity reservations
  • How will a supportive regulatory environment help drive growth, and in what areas is further change required
  • Adopt out-of-industry management tools to position your supply chain for future financial savings
  • Creating customer centric, demand driven, lower complexity supply chains: End-to-End supply chain strategy to reduce complexities on a global scale

  • 02:15 pm – 03.30 pm
  • Kokan
Theme: Rules vs. Creativity, Striking the Balance with Next Generation Supply Chain Talent

The demands of supply chain are quickly changing and across industries companies are lagging when it comes to supply chain talent. Supply chain leaders must be flexible and agile with an innate ability to adapt to new technologies and an ability to speak multiple functional languages

  • Understanding the skillsets and capabilities needed for next generation supply chain teams
  • Identifying critical skillsets that are needed now and mapping them to the future
  • Handling make vs. buy decisions when it comes to in-house talent and consulting
  • Revolutionizing how to attract and develop female talent in supply chain to meet future workforce needs
  • Radically rethinking collaborative relationships within the supply chain community to fill the industry pipeline with trainable talent
  • Rethinking leadership development to ensure ready-now supply chain leaders who can build high-performing teams
  • What is the right balance of creativity versus rules followers in terms of talent development
  • Leveraging the millennial workforce through new career development strategies and well-defined competencies
  • How to measure the business impact of your talent supply chain

  • 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom