CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - DAY 1

3rd October, 2019
Theme: The New Logistics World Order - Future 'Shaped' By Tech Trends & Innovations

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Examining future projections of an industry in transition and the benefits of digital advancement
  • Innovation powers growth: Supply chain strategy, talent and technology for the innovation imperative
  • Priority areas which the industry should focus on immediately to help prepare for smart cities of the future
  • What's next: Discussing "Future of Work" in supply chain
  • Optimization your ERP and alignment between demand and supply operations. Will it significantly improve product delivery
  • Disruptive technologies which are now having an impact on SCM and how companies are leveraging robotics, drones, 3D printing, ML & AI to power the next wave of innovation
  • Rethinking warehousing: How tech trends & robotics are taking over warehouses a key link in the supply chain
  • Will we have what it takes for an AI future? getting smarter with thinking & skills that matter
  • How to build your own specialist innovation structure and translate innovation investment strategies into ROI and a competitive advantage

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Create A Transformation Strategy For The Long Term That Balances Your Needs In The Present

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • How to structure an effective quarter-by-quarter strategy that takes into consideration the wider expansion and growth goals of your organization
  • Best practices for achieving long term digital transformation: Roadmap to reach your future digital goals while continuing to support the current running of your operations
  • The journey to smart supply chain: Transform manufacturing to reach entirely new levels of operational excellence
  • Integrate scaled adoption processes: With most providers still in the early stages of a digital transformation, discuss ways to adopt technologies gradually to support future success, while embedding short term gains such as innovation teams
  • Efficiency today will bring success tomorrow: Create a balance in your organization's growth by focusing on traditional methods such as geographical expansion and what new tech pilots can offer your organization to gain and retain customers
  • Leverage AI to drive supply chain visibility: Discuss how end-to-end visibility aligns with your business goals, and how far AI + Data can enable smart decisions and operational efficiency
  • Adapt or Die: Successfully managing a supply chain in the new normal to enhance last mile experience
  • Next-Gen customer delivery models: Creating a frictionless & effortless fulfilment in a new age of engagement

  • 11:45 am - 01:00 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: The Next Generation of Logistics & Supply Chain Talent - Smart, Simple & Secure

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

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
  • 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
  • The Key Differentiator - How to attract & retain the best talent by making collaboration part of your cultural DNA
  • Leveraging the millennial workforce through new career development strategies and well-defined competencies
  • How to measure the business impact of your talent supply chain
  • How can AIs & humans coexist in the workforce & what kinds of new management frameworks have to be created to ensure successful collaborations between humans & machines

  • 02:00 pm – 03:15 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: A Truly Integrated End-To-End Business Strategy: Manufacturing, R&D, Commercial And Supply Chain All Tuned In Time

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • What top changes would R&D, Manufacturing & Commercial like to see from Supply Chain
  • What steps can be put in place to coordinate tech transfer early on with R&D and Manufacturing
  • Industry 4.0 - Agility, a new paradigm of performance at the heart of new consumers' expectations
  • How can supply chain best communicate key learnings with commercial to influence high-level commercial decisions
  • The Future of smart manufacturing - How to deliver the next generation of manufacturing excellence
  • Which emerging trends and future challenges will affect supply chain by 2025
  • What are the main hurdles and barriers stopping companies accelerating the journey to supply chain excellence
  • MAPS of Supply Chain planning (M = Maths, A = Art, P = Philosophy & S = Science)
  • How manufacturing companies are embracing game-changing technologies & redefining the supply chain landscape
  • Integrate to accumulate: How demand planning, forecasting and S&OP work together to drive growth

  • 03:15 pm – 04:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: India's Position In Global Supply Chain - Demand & Supply Side Challenges That Prevent India From Emerging As A Global Leader In Supply Chain Management

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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
  • Key reasons for high supply chain costs in India estimated to be as much as 13% of GDP
  • 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
  • Did introduction of GST regime actually help boost trade and supply chain efficiency
  • Technological needs of Indian industry for it to become globally competitive by cost, quality, quantity, lead time and sustainability
  • Have Free Trade Agreements actually facilitated global trade for India? More importantly, have they increased India's export competitiveness
  • 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
  • How global shifts in international trade will require new supply chain operating models

  • 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: The New Logistics World Order - Future 'Shaped' By Tech Trends & Innovations

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Examining future projections of an industry in transition and the benefits of digital advancement
  • Innovation powers growth: Supply chain strategy, talent and technology for the innovation imperative
  • Priority areas which the industry should focus on immediately to help prepare for smart cities of the future
  • What's next: Discussing "Future of Work" in supply chain
  • Optimization your ERP and alignment between demand and supply operations. Will it significantly improve product delivery
  • Disruptive technologies which are now having an impact on SCM and how companies are leveraging robotics, drones, 3D printing, ML & AI to power the next wave of innovation
  • Rethinking warehousing: How tech trends & robotics are taking over warehouses a key link in the supply chain
  • Will we have what it takes for an AI future? getting smarter with thinking & skills that matter
  • How to build your own specialist innovation structure and translate innovation investment strategies into ROI and a competitive advantage

  • 10:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Designing The Network For The Future - Exposing The Hidden Challenges And Opportunities

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Inbound supply chain & logistics - Unraveling the layers of complexity
  • Feeding the line - Production sensitive logistics is changing the complexity of the supply chain as the need for greater efficiency and quality on the line increases
  • Creating optimal strategies is at the heart of the production process. What are the optimal strategies
  • Evolving to the next generation supply chain will require a step change in processes, talent and technology. What are these changes
  • Ensuring the sustainability of the supply chain is an intricate process requiring a multifaceted approach to deliver a ‘responsible’ end-product. How do you do so
  • Managing the different challenges of the aftermarket world. What are the similarities and differences of this industry compared to production logistics? Are there opportunities to be found from different sectors working together
  • As the increase in flows of vehicles move from plants to yards to ports on train, trucks and ships to finally reach the customers, we face more risk of damage and delivering on the quality promise. How do we manage risk
  • The increasing importance of the supplier's supply chain

  • 11:45 am - 01:00 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Automotive Supply Chain 4.0 - Automation, Innovation & Globalization

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • What will future automotive supply chains look like & what do you need to act on now
  • 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
  • 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
  • What are the discussions taking place on sustainability and environmental policy in the automotive and material supply markets
  • Designing the network for the future - Exposing the hidden challenges and opportunities

  • 02:00 pm – 03:15 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: The End-to-End Strategy : Aftermarket Services Meets Increased Customer Demands

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Supply chain the new differentiator through improved product lead-times, a customer focussed strategy and an agile supply chain
  • Integrated sales and operations planning (S&OP) process to balance customer service, inventory and cost to serve
  • 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
  • Parts distribution centres: Will they become more centralized or just the opposite, regional DC's or much more forward stock locations
  • The aftersales and service parts supply chain: Which model best presents true value to customers
  • Effective returns and parts management strategies to identify current gaps and reduce costs
  • Developing proficient warehousing strategies to reduce cost and improve the responsiveness of your supply chain network
  • Methods to address competitive challenges in parts pricing: The main challenges and how you overcome them
  • Optimising supply chain visibility across the entire value chain: Identifying the responsibilities of OEM's & tiered suppliers

  • 03:15 pm – 04:30 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: India's Position In Global Supply Chain - Demand & Supply Side Challenges That Prevent India From Emerging As A Global Leader In Supply Chain Management

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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
  • Key reasons for high supply chain costs in India estimated to be as much as 13% of GDP
  • 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
  • Did introduction of GST regime actually help boost trade and supply chain efficiency
  • Technological needs of Indian industry for it to become globally competitive by cost, quality, quantity, lead time and sustainability
  • Have Free Trade Agreements actually facilitated global trade for India? More importantly, have they increased India's export competitiveness
  • 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
  • How global shifts in international trade will require new supply chain operating models

  • 05:00 pm – 06:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Dancing With Disruption: Becoming An Innovation Catalyst to Develop Sustainable Procurement Strategies & Manage Risk

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Boost your team's 'new tech' buying knowledge to meet the needs of your category stakeholders in an increasingly digitalised world
  • How industry 4.0 redefines procurement and supply chain for companies, people and the society
  • How can you integrate a new eProcurement system with your existing processes in order to reduce failures and improve user interface
  • Building human & collaborative relationships through an agile and engaged workforce to deliver tomorrow's technologically advanced solutions
  • Identify and find innovative suppliers in new markets to be the potential source of new products or services
  • Direct vs. indirect procurement - How to choose the right cloud for the right workplace and business to realise significant savings
  • Creating strategic impact, identifying future value and expanding procurements remit: Working with key business units to synergize and maximize enterprise value contribution
  • Encourage supplier diversity & inclusion and sustainability programmes with your procurement team and suppliers to lead the way with corporate social responsibility whilst driving business benefits

  • 10:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Salcette
Theme: The Pot of Gold: Uncovering New Savings Where You Least Expect Them - How Key Suppliers Drive Your Company's Competitive Advantage

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Overcoming traditional buyer supplier attitudes and perceptions by including suppliers in your strategic vision and creating mutually beneficial relationships for the long term
  • How early in the development process can you have your suppliers involved? What are the constraints
  • Effective strategic directive: Creating a shared services function to leverage spend and ensure only one person or team is negotiating with your suppliers
  • Understanding your business strategy, customer needs, product perceptions and future market expectations
  • New approaches to transformation & innovation: Do you have a 360° view of your suppliers
  • Ethical sourcing: How can you work with your suppliers to ensure they help rather than hinder your business sustainability and ethical goals
  • How can you leverage innovation from your suppliers, business partners and procurement team to drive holistic change that can give a competitive edge
  • Gain buy-in from senior management for supplier-led innovation projects to ensure you are taking advantage of your suppliers’ expertise and staying ahead of your competitors
  • What does supply base rationalization look like and how do you utilize these suppliers within your organization

  • 11:45 am - 01:00 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: Trends & Opportunities: Sustainable Sourcing Strategies for The Generation of Today & Tomorrow

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Sourcing strategies to enable IT to drive agility, innovation and performance to the business
  • Shifting to contract-centric sourcing: How can you negotiate effective outsourcing deals and build flexibility and agility into your service contracts
  • The 3 biggest opportunities to transform your sourcing process into a proactive value delivery process
  • 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
  • Ways to successfully implement a sourcing structure in an environment of rapid tech-disruption, change and hyper-growth
  • Role of Industry 4.0 in strategic sourcing and procurement - Transition from strategic sourcing to category management

  • 02:00 pm – 03.15 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: Plugging The Talent Gap & Leveraging Technology And Ideas To Deliver The CPO's Strategy

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 'Winning the hearts and minds' of your business: How to create transparency within your team and promote end-to-end responsibility
  • Role of emerging tech: How will it change the procurement/sourcing teams of tomorrow - and the role of the CPO
  • Rebuilding for the future: How to restructure your procurement function to enhance creativity, fight challenges and shape your team of tomorrow
  • Influence your stakeholders to see procurement as a 'value generator' that makes the right new investments to achieve business excellence whilst driving cost savings
  • Overcoming the key industry specific challenges around enhancing stakeholder engagement, maintaining visibility of spend and running a more cost efficient function
  • Implement an agile way of working in your procurement team with a more collaborative, flexible and efficient approach that best engages your suppliers
  • Clarifying the outlook for digital disruption and emerging technologies on procurement and sourcing
  • Procurement savings: Ways to increase your profitability - inside and vs. Competition

  • 03:15 pm – 04.30 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: Procurement 2025: The Cognitive Revolution, The Next Frontier

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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 does the next phase look like and how do you beat your competitors to it
  • Utilize Block-chain as a valuable tool for procurement and supply chain in the quest for transparency
  • What will spend management technology look like in the near future and what will be the impact of innovation on the purchasing function

  • 05:00 pm – 06:15 pm
  • Salcette
Theme: The New Logistics World Order - Future 'Shaped' By Tech Trends & Innovations

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Examining future projections of an industry in transition and the benefits of digital advancement
  • Innovation powers growth: Supply chain strategy, talent and technology for the innovation imperative
  • Priority areas which the industry should focus on immediately to help prepare for smart cities of the future
  • What's next: Discussing "Future of Work" in supply chain
  • Optimization your ERP and alignment between demand and supply operations. Will it significantly improve product delivery
  • Disruptive technologies which are now having an impact on SCM and how companies are leveraging robotics, drones, 3D printing, ML & AI to power the next wave of innovation
  • Rethinking warehousing: How tech trends & robotics are taking over warehouses a key link in the supply chain
  • Will we have what it takes for an AI future? getting smarter with thinking & skills that matter
  • How to build your own specialist innovation structure and translate innovation investment strategies into ROI and a competitive advantage

  • 10:00 am - 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: The Value of E2E Supply Chain Visibility: Improve Your Operational Excellence And Increase Customer Satisfaction With The Latest End-to-End Visibility Solutions

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Mitigate business and supply chain risks, improve lead times, respond quickly to disruptive events, and cement your value to the customer with the latest E2E supply chain strategies
  • The importance of consistently measuring supply chain performance from the perspective of your clients
  • Digitalizing your supply chain to drive network optimization and business growth
  • Advancing your planning, forecasting and risk mitigation strategy to the next level
  • Implementing greater control of data visibility to make informed decisions that positively impact your bottom line
  • How to create a 4PL/outsourcing framework that fits your operational model and provides control and flexibility over your customer operations
  • Achieving end-to-end visibility - How to build a supply chain control tower that brings data from numerous sources into a single data lake
  • Creating a customer centric supply chain - Measure customer service levels in line with your strategic supply chain initiatives

  • 11:45 am - 01:00 pm
  • Konkan
Theme: Global Chemical Supply Chains: How Successful Have We Really Been in Optimizing The Supply Chain To Deal With Growth

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Exploring how well the petrochemical supply chain is coping with increased volumes so far
  • 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
  • How global companies can integrate their Asia business process, systems and organization
  • Chemical supply chain management in emerging markets (your supply chain strategy in China, India and other emerging markets in Asia)
  • Thinking ahead through 2025 - partnerships and collaborations for the future of supply chain optimization
  • Turning market disruption into a competitive advantage - What are the big 5 trends you should look out for to stay ahead of the curve

  • 02:00 pm – 03.15 pm
  • Konkan
Theme: Transforming Chemical Supply Chains Together.

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Rethinking traditional supply chains - How to embrace modern supply chain practices and design thinking to ensure full global integration and a holistic business approach
  • 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
  • Build a robust and responsive supply chain in line with changing markets and business requirements
  • Improving demand planning & procurement processes to ensure forecasting performance within supply chain for chemicals
  • Achieving environmental sustainability in the chemical supply chain - The business case and practical strategies as applied to packaging and transportation
  • Creating a customer centric supply chain - Measure customer service levels in line with your strategic supply chain initiatives
  • How to drive efficiency alongside suppliers - what are the next steps for driving supply chain sustainability
  • How will AI and robotics evolve within chemical supply chains and what are the application areas you should start looking at

  • 03:15 pm – 04:30 pm
  • Konkan
Theme: India's Position In Global Supply Chain - Demand & Supply Side Challenges That Prevent India From Emerging As A Global Leader In Supply Chain Management

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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
  • Key reasons for high supply chain costs in India estimated to be as much as 13% of GDP
  • 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
  • Did introduction of GST regime actually help boost trade and supply chain efficiency
  • Technological needs of Indian industry for it to become globally competitive by cost, quality, quantity, lead time and sustainability
  • Have Free Trade Agreements actually facilitated global trade for India? More importantly, have they increased India's export competitiveness
  • 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
  • How global shifts in international trade will require new supply chain operating models

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

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE - DAY 2

4th October, 2019
Theme: Developing New Models For Supply Chain That Will Help You Get Closer To Your Customers

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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 taken 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
  • Strategies on creating a balanced, nimble and cost-effective distribution model from manufacturing to user delivery

  • 10:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Maximise Efficiency, Minimise Costs! Next-Gen Global Supply Chain Orchestration: Collaborative, Integrated, Transformed

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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 for a competitive advantage
  • Integrating end-to-end supply chain collaboration across the business: Manufacturing, R&D, commercial and supply chain
  • Unlocking new opportunities to do things differently: Optimise systems, implement agile, lean processes and harness cost-effective technologies to maximise supply chain value
  • Smart strategies by leveraging analytics & big data to ensure accurate forecasting in demand-driven supply chains
  • 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
  • Steps to take to re-align your business (and its supply chains) with customers and suppliers, including the invaluable 3PL/ 4PL external resource
  • The importance of customer segmentation: How it can help you optimize service delivery, focus on innovation and gain customer buy-in to achieve customer centricity
  • Rethinking leadership development to ensure ready-now supply chain leaders who can build high-performing teams
  • Achieve digital business goals with a forward-thinking supply chain planning strategy - Renaissance of the logistics control tower

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: New Fulfillment Strategies Which Leverage A Seamless Customer Experience Without Spiraling Costs & Optimizing Inventory

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • What new tools are available which can help to improve inventory planning and reduce stock availability issues in today's demand-driven supply chain
  • Merging bricks and clicks: Digitalising physical stores, expanding inventory and improving customer experience via the endless aisle
  • Advances in warehouse automation: How to use robotics and automation in order to optimize your warehouse management
  • Fulfillment strategies which leverage a seamless customer experience without spiraling costs: FC vs. drop-ship, in-store fulfillment vs. store-to-store fulfillment etc.
  • Transparency, control and synchronisation across all manufacturing and supply chain operations, including production, quality, labour, maintenance and material flows
  • Agile customer-centric supply planning and optimisation to manage risk and volatility in a global economy
  • "Fresher than the FRESH" How this is revolutionizing the food industry through cold chain & what it takes to ensure the same across multiple nodes of value chain
  • New, and emerging logistics business models, driven by IOT sensors & computing platforms
  • How precision in demand planning drives success to achieve greater inventory orchestration

  • 02:00 pm – 03.30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Customer Centric Supply Chain: Driven By The Customer, Delivered By Logistics

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Supply chain digitalization: Challenges faced and actions taken to keep up with the rapidly changing business environment
  • Exploring the impact of the 'manufacturing revolution' on supply chain and how can you best prepare your strategy
  • Empowering the human element to improve team dynamics to deliver a more productive end-to-end supply chain
  • Innovation culture: How do large, established companies foster the kind of innovation culture that will allow them to rival disruptive start-ups
  • Supply chain capabilities that are now essential to maximizing the life cycle value of the solution portfolio for customers and shareholders
  • 3PL vs. 4PL & the rise of the fifth party logistics (5pls). Can a 5PL broaden the scope further to e-business
  • Engage and prioritise customers for significant business gains: How to improve your product offering and deliver excellent user experience to clients
  • Developing an "On-Demand" supply chain model: How to create a strategy that is capable of delivering new customer expectations
  • Design your network for your customers: How you can use a customer centric approach to design your network architecture to respond quicker to market changes and increase customer satisfaction

  • 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Developing New Models For Supply Chain That Will Help You Get Closer To Your Customers

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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 taken 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
  • Strategies on creating a balanced, nimble and cost-effective distribution model from manufacturing to user delivery

  • 10:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Competing In A Changing & Increasingly Competitive Market: Unify Supply Chain Systems For An End-To-End Business Strategy

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • How precision in demand planning drives success to achieve greater inventory orchestration
  • Achieve digital business goals with a forward-thinking supply chain planning strategy - Renaissance of the logistics control tower
  • Applying augmented intelligence (AI), blockchain and predictive analytics to expand end-to-end visibility and improve operational efficiency
  • Merging bricks and clicks: Digitalising physical stores, expanding inventory and improving customer experience via the endless aisle
  • Advances in warehouse automation - Creating the smart warehouse of the future. How to use robotics and automation in order to optimize your warehouse management
  • A convergence of planning and execution: Why retail needs to bring demand planning and S&OP together
  • Rethinking leadership development to ensure ready-now supply chain leaders who can build high-performing teams
  • The customer; where it all starts: How you can pivot your entire supply chain organization to take a customer-centric approach to achieve long-term benefits through loyalty and retention
  • Create a customer-led integrated, unified shopping experience: What does that mean for your supply chain, stores & logistics

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Optimizing Retail Channels For Improved Fulfilment: Enhancing the Omni-Channel Fulfilment Network

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • How innovations in omni-channel retailing and e-Commerce logistics go hand-in-hand
  • Moving towards cloud factories to monitor supply chains and identify inefficiencies in real-time. Is it a viable option
  • How intelligent technologies, operational can improve visibility efficiency and decision making across your entire omnichannel initiative
  • More goods are coming back and costs are spiralling. How can you convert the challenge of returns to your advantage
  • Developing human capital and building tech capabilities of local retailers to compete in an increasingly borderless market and align to modern consumers' digital consumption
  • How crowd-shipping and shared economy deliveries are continuing to disrupt the last mile space
  • Evaluating current omnichannel distribution network models: What works, what doesn ́t & how can you distinguish yourself from the crowd
  • The return of the store: As a result of digitalization and urbanization, how can we use our stores as the new warehouses and how will operations support this
  • How to deliver consistent CX in the new omnichannel world where offline and online purchasing are merging

  • 02:00 pm – 03.30 pm
  • Malabar
Theme: Customer Centric Supply Chain: Driven by The Customer, Delivered By Logistics

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Supply chain digitalization: Challenges faced and actions taken to keep up with the rapidly changing business environment
  • Exploring the impact of the 'manufacturing revolution' on supply chain and how can you best prepare your strategy
  • Empowering the human element to improve team dynamics to deliver a more productive end-to-end supply chain
  • Innovation culture: How do large, established companies foster the kind of innovation culture that will allow them to rival disruptive start-ups
  • Supply chain capabilities that are now essential to maximizing the life cycle value of the solution portfolio for customers and shareholders
  • 3PL vs. 4PL & the rise of the fifth party logistics (5pls). Can a 5PL broaden the scope further to e-business
  • Engage and prioritise customers for significant business gains: How to improve your product offering and deliver excellent user experience to clients
  • Developing an "On-Demand" supply chain model: How to create a strategy that is capable of delivering new customer expectations
  • Design your network for your customers: How you can use a customer centric approach to design your network architecture to respond quicker to market changes and increase customer satisfaction

  • 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Developing New Models For Supply Chain That Will Help You Get Closer To Your Customers

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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 taken 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
  • Strategies on creating a balanced, nimble and cost-effective distribution model from manufacturing to user delivery

  • 10:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Maximise Efficiency, Minimise Costs! Next-Gen Global Supply Chain Orchestration: Collaborative, Integrated, Transformed

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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 for a competitive advantage
  • Integrating end-to-end supply chain collaboration across the business: Manufacturing, R&D, commercial and supply chain
  • Unlocking new opportunities to do things differently: Optimise systems, implement agile, lean processes and harness cost-effective technologies to maximise supply chain value
  • Smart strategies by leveraging analytics & big data to ensure accurate forecasting in demand-driven supply chains
  • 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
  • Steps to take to re-align your business (and its supply chains) with customers and suppliers, including the invaluable 3PL/ 4PL external resource
  • The importance of customer segmentation: How it can help you optimize service delivery, focus on innovation and gain customer buy-in to achieve customer centricity
  • Rethinking leadership development to ensure ready-now supply chain leaders who can build high-performing teams
  • Achieve digital business goals with a forward-thinking supply chain planning strategy - Renaissance of the logistics control tower

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: New Fulfillment Strategies Which Leverage A Seamless Customer Experience Without Spiraling Costs & Optimizing Inventory

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • What new tools are available which can help to improve inventory planning and reduce stock availability issues in today's demand-driven supply chain
  • Merging bricks and clicks: Digitalising physical stores, expanding inventory and improving customer experience via the endless aisle
  • Advances in warehouse automation: How to use robotics and automation in order to optimize your warehouse management
  • Fulfillment strategies which leverage a seamless customer experience without spiraling costs: FC vs. drop-ship, in-store fulfillment vs. store-to-store fulfillment etc.
  • Transparency, control and synchronisation across all manufacturing and supply chain operations, including production, quality, labour, maintenance and material flows
  • Agile customer-centric supply planning and optimisation to manage risk & volatility in a global economy
  • "Fresher than the FRESH" How this is revolutionizing the food industry through cold chain & what it takes to ensure the same across multiple nodes of value chain
  • New, and emerging logistics business models, driven by IOT sensors & computing platforms
  • How precision in demand planning drives success to achieve greater inventory orchestration

  • 02:00 pm – 03.30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Customer Centric Supply Chain: Driven by The Customer, Delivered By Logistics

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Supply chain digitalization: Challenges faced and actions taken to keep up with the rapidly changing business environment
  • Exploring the impact of the 'manufacturing revolution' on supply chain and how can you best prepare your strategy
  • Empowering the human element to improve team dynamics to deliver a more productive end-to-end supply chain
  • Innovation culture: How do large, established companies foster the kind of innovation culture that will allow them to rival disruptive start-ups
  • Supply chain capabilities that are now essential to maximizing the life cycle value of the solution portfolio for customers and shareholders
  • 3PL vs. 4PL & the rise of the fifth party logistics (5pls). Can a 5PL broaden the scope further to e-business
  • Engage and prioritise customers for significant business gains: How to improve your product offering and deliver excellent user experience to clients
  • Developing an "On-Demand" supply chain model: How to create a strategy that is capable of delivering new customer expectations
  • Design your network for your customers: How you can use a customer centric approach to design your network architecture to respond quicker to market changes and increase customer satisfaction

  • 04:00 pm – 05:30 pm
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Developing New Models For Supply Chain That Will Help You Get Closer To Your Customers

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • 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 taken 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
  • Strategies on creating a balanced, nimble and cost-effective distribution model from manufacturing to user delivery

  • 10:00 am – 11:15 am
  • Main Ballroom
Theme: Creating A Better Supply Chain - How Supply Chain Design Concepts Are Transforming the Future of Global Health Supply Chains

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Collaboration starts at home: Orchestrating end-to-end processes with supply chain convergence
  • Agility: Old approach in modern pharma supply chain
  • More confidence, less paper: Digitising your environmental monitoring to speed-up decision making and avoid lost revenue
  • How will the supply chain of 2030 look, given the advances in both medicine and technology
  • The ramifications of blockchain, AI, drones & other emerging technologies
  • How consumer expectations are driving change across the global supply chain and what we can do about it
  • Infrastructure update: What effects are infrastructure developments having on the ease of transporting temperature sensitive materials around India and what more is there to be done
  • Mastering import/export compliance for your global, multi-layered supply chain
  • Designing your supply chain to accommodate your changing product portfolio requirements in tune with times

  • 11:45 am – 01:15 pm
  • Konkan
Theme: End-to-End Pharmaceutical Logistics – Removing the Silos in Optimizing Supply Chain Processes & Transformation

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

Supply chain management represents 35% of the profit and loss for businesses within the pharmaceutical industry - that's compared to 8-12% in the consumer-packaged goods industry. So, when setting out on transforming your supply chain, take inspiration from experts with experience from the industry.

  • Collaboration between your global logistics, quality, packaging, and security teams to create organizational standards
  • Keeping your finger on the pulse of the global GDP landscape and what changes are on the horizon
  • How to achieve global visibility of inventory for all finished goods. Strategies to achieve exception-based planning for min/max inventory levels
  • Activating the digital supply chain to increase visibility, improve efficiency and achieve savings
  • Where are the biggest opportunities in terms of re-engineering supply chains and optimising logistics networks
  • Examining how to implement a demand driven supply chain plan into the distribution network - moving from S&OP to integrated business planning (IBP)
  • Becoming more agile to maintain service levels and meet the needs of a changing customer
  • How IoT technology is improving real-time supply chain visibility for increased supply chain performance and efficiency

  • 02:00 pm – 03.00 pm
  • Konkan
Theme: The Future Is Now - Creating High Performance & Cost Effective Strategies To Achieve Safety, Efficiency & Cost Minimization In Global Temperature Controlled Supply Chain

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Discovering the next wave of temperature monitoring technologies and next generation cold chain packaging
  • Looking ahead at the medicines of the future and their potential impact on the temperature controlled supply chain
  • Effective distribution practices for maintaining quality and product integrity of temperature sensitive pharmaceutical products to achieve end-to-end visibility
  • Implementing an agile reverse logistics solution of temperature sensitive products - Bringing back products in time with quality
  • Packaging Innovation: A unique combination of air and water to guarantee temperature - controlled shipments
  • Addressing the challenges of ensuring every link in your supply chain is 100% aware of the importance of transporting materials at their specific temperature
  • Adapting cold & ambient supply chain As more & more temperature sensitive materials need to become available to providers & patients in increasingly remote areas
  • Effective cold chain strategies to ensure temperature compliance at every step of the chain - What steps companies are taking to ensure that their materials are transported, stored and delivered at their requisite temperatures, whatever the external conditions

  • 03:00 pm – 04.00 pm
  • Konkan
Theme: Customer Centric Supply Chain: Driven by The Customer, Delivered By Logistics

Proposed Scope of Panel Conversation

  • Supply chain digitalization: Challenges faced and actions taken to keep up with the rapidly changing business environment
  • Exploring the impact of the 'manufacturing revolution' on supply chain and how can you best prepare your strategy
  • Empowering the human element to improve team dynamics to deliver a more productive end-to-end supply chain
  • Innovation culture: How do large, established companies foster the kind of innovation culture that will allow them to rival disruptive start-ups
  • Supply chain capabilities that are now essential to maximizing the life cycle value of the solution portfolio for customers and shareholders
  • 3PL vs. 4PL & the rise of the fifth party logistics (5pls). Can a 5PL broaden the scope further to e-business
  • Engage and prioritise customers for significant business gains: How to improve your product offering and deliver excellent user experience to clients
  • Developing an "On-Demand" supply chain model: How to create a strategy that is capable of delivering new customer expectations
  • Design your network for your customers: How you can use a customer centric approach to design your network architecture to respond quicker to market changes and increase customer satisfaction

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