Putting focus on retail and beyond

26. Mai 2017 15:28

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Planning and innovation will be top of the agenda at the European Logistics & Supply Chain conference next month, when Marisa Schoeman, global demand planning and customer collaboration process director at Diageo, delivers the opening address.

Schoeman will look at improving sales and operations planning, and inventory levels for increased predictability for the organisation. She will also consider whether sales and operation planning and maintaining inventory levels make effective changes to an organisation’s operations.

ELSC Logo+Date+VenueThe conference, which takes place in Brussels, will be chaired by Richard Hunt CBE, former chair of the London Ambulance Service.

One of the most eagerly anticipated sections of the conference is the opportunity to hear from winners of the Supply Chain Excellence Awards.

In 2016, Shell won the Manufacturing category. Andreas Muehlich, global IBV + product portfolio manager, will examine how big data and analytics can enable better decision-making in supply chains to maximise the value for the company.

Delegates will also get the opportunity to hear from Rob Wright, head of distribution at pladis Global, which was highly commended in the Environmental category.

Wright will analyse how to improve and strengthen the supply chain by using the use of environmental improvement processes; and what results are gained through environmental improvements.

Simulation and optimisation technologies will come under scrutiny from Professor Terrence Perera, head of international partnerships and development, and professor of computer simulation at Sheffield Hallam University.

He will provide real-life examples to improve supply chain operations; looking at the challenges of working in distribution and changes in supply chain; and consider how simulation and optimisation technologies can help the industry be better.

The impact of shortage of talents in logistics and supply chain is a critical issue for many organisations. Nicole Geerkens, executive officer at the European Logistics Association, will look at how to create bigger awareness on logistics and supply chain functions; and what can be done to ease the shortage on staff.

This will be followed by a panel discussion on talent and training. Geerkens will be joined by Dr Gernot Diehlmann, project manager supply chain transformation director at BASF; and Pauline Bastidon, head of European policy at the Freight Transport Association.

They will focus on job training in organisations; what can employers provide for employees to keep skills up to date; and what will happen after Brexit with workers in the UK or EU?

Emerging markets come under scrutiny at the conference. SPAR International is a leader in developing operations in emerging market and Tom Rose, head of international operations, will examine the opportunities and challenges you need to consider when entering an emerging market and how the supply chains differ.

He will also consider the planning needs and preparation needed before entering a new market; and identify options and considerations for a successful supply chain in an emerging market, from a retail perspective.

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union will have far-reaching consequences for supply chain operations.

Jack Semple, director of policy at the Road Haulage Association, will look at the impact of Brexit exploring the different regulations that the RHA are dealing with for controls, permits, domestic and international haulage. He will look at changes for border and customs control; and identify the impact on workers.

A panel discussion on the issue will see Semple joined by Patrick Van Cauwenberghe, business intelligence director at the Port of Zeebrugge and Professor Samir Dani, professor of logistics and supply chain management at University of Huddersfield.

They will examine how to manage the reduction of workers from the EU and to ensure there are sufficient skilled workers in supply chain, as well as looking at the impact on organisations both large and small.

The second day of the conference will open with a look at global transformation of the supply chain. Patrik Latin, former SVP global supply chain, Sandoz, will examine the challenges and tools required. In particular, he will focus on how predictive analysis and production planning processes help to transform the supply chain.

Forecasting and data management will come under scrutiny from Nicolas Vandeput, University of Brussels. He will focus on the impact of forecast granularity on service level and inventory management and how to overcome the challenges that result.

Dealing with a transformational change in supply chain is a critical issue for many organisations. And the issue will be scrutinised by Dr Gernot Diehlmann, project manager supply chain transformation director at BASF. He will consider the challenges of making a transformation change within the organisation, as well as the drawbacks in the process and how to develop solutions within the supply chain to ensure everything is working efficiently.

Supply chain collaboration has been championed for many years by Professor Alan Waller OBE, chairman of ELUPEG. At the conference, he will examine how horizontal collaboration can bring improved customer service through a better designed strategic supply chain. he will also look at case study pilots to show the success of horizontal collaboration in practice.

Professor Samir Dani of Huddersfield University will consider the challenges involved in managing the food supply chain. He will look at how technology has helped the food industry improve supply chain visibility and give examples of food supply chains which have excelled through having more sustainable practices.

Juan Fernando Ramírez, global customer service and logistics consultant at Heineken will focus on cost to serve and the tools that Heineken has developed to implement this. He will examine the benefits and challenges of using cost to serve and how it can improve customer service and profitability.


Tim Ansell

Tim Ansell FCILT is with global responsibility for DSI’s Cloud Inventory suit of products. He is responsible for working closely within DSI to continually develop the product to ensure it meets the current future customer requirements.

Professor Samir Dani

Samir Dani is Professor of Logistics and Supply Chain Management and Head of Department at the Huddersfield Business School, University of Huddersfield UK. Professor Dani engages widely with industry and has research interests in supply chain risks, food supply chains, sustainability in supply chains and the use of technology and business models.

Dr Gernot Diehlmann

Dr Gernot Diehlmann has joined BASF group in 1996. He has held leadership positions in inhouse consulting, marketing/sales, business/general management, and supply chain management.

Nicole Geerkens

As a construction designer Nicole Geerkens first worked in the construction sector where she soon rolled into purchasing. Changing from the construction to the metal industry showed her the diversity of the job and soon she was responsible for the commodities in stainless steel and aluminium alloys.

Patrik Latin

A senior pharmaceutical executive with over 25 years of international experience in industry leading multi-national pharmaceutical companies such as Schering-Plough, Teva and Novartis and recently started his own consulting firm LVIS. Bringing depth and breadth of specialist expertise in supply chain, strategic procurement and also general management.

Andreas Muehlich

Andreas is responsible for the global Integrated Business Value Programme (IBV) at Shell Lubricants. IBV is Shell’s version of IBP, with a reinforced focus on driving integrated enterprise value.

Prof Terrence Perera

Prof Terrence Perera is head of International partnerships and development, professor of computer simulation, faculty of arts, computing, engineering and sciences at Sheffield Hallam University.

Juan Fernando

Juan Fernando is global capability lead within the global customer service team at Heineken. He is responsible for the development and roll out of the Cost-to-Serve capability in different Heineken operating companies worldwide.

Tom Rose

Tom Rose joined SPAR International in January 2015, heading up the operations team with a focus on enhancing supply chain initiatives within the global SPAR organisation.

Marisa Schoeman

Marisa Schoeman joined Diageo in 2011 from Distell where she headed up the demand planning department. Prior to this she has held roles across supply chain in Levi’s, McLaren, ExxonMobil.

Jack Semple

Jack Semple joined the Road Haulage Association as director of policy ten years ago, after working as a journalist for most of the preceding 25 years. He was involved the development of HGV road user levy, which was introduced by the UK government in spring 2014 after strong public support from the RHA.

Patrick Van Cauwenberghe

Patrick Van Cauwenberghe started his professional career as staff member in the study department of the National Bank of Belgium. In 1994, he started working in the economics department of the Port of Zeebrugge, managing the ports’ European projects and the port statistics reporting.

Nicolas Vandeput

Nicolas Vandeput is an independent consultant specialised in supply chain. He is graduated as engineer from the Université Libre de Bruxelle (ULB) and from the Ecole Centrale de Paris (ECP).

Professor Alan Waller

Alan G Waller is vice-president for supply chain innovation at the International Consultancy EFESO Consulting. He is also visiting professor in international supply chain management at Cranfield University School of Management, where he also serves on the International Advisory Board.

Rob Wright

Rob is head of distribution for pladis global (formerly United Biscuits). Rob has 37 years experience in Logistics having spent 28 years with his current employer. Rob has managed distribution centres, automated NDC’s, and National and European transport operations. Rob is primarily responsible for transport and distribution throughout the UK.


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27th Jun 2017 – 28th Jun 2017, Crowne Plaza, Brussels, Belgium



Source: logisticsmanager.com


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