24-26 OCTOBER 2022

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Global Conference

Supply Chain Conference


This programme may be subject to change
All times are in Central European Time
9:00 am - 9:45 am
Navigating The VUCA Supply Chain in The Post Pandemic Era

Over the last 24 months, everything we thought we knew about the consumer, employees, and the supply chain has gone by the wayside. The COVID pandemic has introduced significant structural changes in how employees see work and showcased labour’s importance in virtually every aspect of the consumer value chain. The pandemic has recalibrated the expectation of work-life balance for employees and set a much higher bar for employers to keep and retain their top talent.

Retailers and CPGs will have to significantly up their game in how they treat their employees and invest in the latest technologies that can automate as many parts of the supply chain as possible to build a new level of surety of supply. We have spent the last two decades on the right side of the resiliency and efficiency continuum, focusing on cost reductions. As a result, companies have reduced upstream inventory levels and cut staffing levels to the bare minimum, resulting in less agility to react to significant disruptions across the supply chain related to labor, raw materials, and transportation.

Main Stage

Isabelle KUMAR
Plenary Moderator - Presenter and Journalist
SVP Customer Supply Chain & Global Go-To-Market
9:45 am - 10:30 am
Supply Chain Megatrends

Join this session on Supply Chain Megatrends to learn more about current consumer and supply chain trends for the retail and FMCG landscape. Valuable insights will be shared on how changes in consumer behavior impact retail and FMCG and how these translate into supply chain impact.

Main Stage

Isabelle KUMAR
Plenary Moderator - Presenter and Journalist
Johanna HAINZ
Global Head of Retail
Saskia Van DIJK
Head of Global Supply Chain Inbound Logistics
Global Vertical Head Consumer
10:30 am - 11:15 am
Networking Break

Networking Area

11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Strategy for Climate Positivity: Insights from a Sustainability Trailblazer

Have you found the sweet spot of sustainable business growth?

Chief Supply Chain Officers are uniquely positioned to lead the charge on making every aspect of a company’s operations more sustainable. Few CSCOs are more ardent sustainability champions than Dirk Holbach of Henkel Consumer Brands. In this session, Holbach teams with Kearney partners Marc Lakner and Mirko Warschun to share key take-aways from Henkel and other leading consumer goods companies to suggest practical paths to accelerating sustainability across CPG supply chains.

During the session, proven strategies to building more sustainable and profitable consumer goods supply chains, such as increasing visibility on energy consumption up and down the value chain and collaborating with suppliers on product circularity will be shared – including innovative new strategies they believe hold particular promise.

Main Stage

Isabelle KUMAR
Plenary Moderator - Presenter and Journalist
Corporate Senior Vice President & Chief Supply Chain Officer
Senior Partner & Managing Director
Senior Partner & Managing Director
12:00 pm - 12:45 pm
The Smart Factory

The Industrial Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 promises the next revolution for manufacturing and the CPG “smart factory.” At the same time, CPG brands collect vast troves of process data but common issues such as disparate data sources, stranded data and ownership issues make it difficult to identify insights. With new technology and process capabilities in the operations environment, we can more efficiently enable access to disparate plant data to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), add Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for real time and predictive analytics capabilities, enable cross-location supply chain visibility, and create a disaster recovery plan in the cloud. In this session, we will explore how to connect, measure, and manage the “smart” factory.

Main Stage

Isabelle KUMAR
Plenary Moderator - Presenter and Journalist
Head, Worldwide CPG & Retail GTM
Wiggert DEELEN
Senior Director Global Supply Chain Transformation
The HEINEKEN Company
Technology, Security & Services Director
Premier Foods
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Lunch Break

Networking Area

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Special Session - kindly sponsored by Avery Dennison

Unlocking the Potential of Digital Item-Level Twins, Sustainability, in Modern Supply Chains

The need for brands and retailers to directly engage with consumers is affecting modern supply chains. In addition, growing regulatory requirements for transparency and the need for a sustainable circular economy are also affecting everything and everyone, from source to gate to end of life.

Recent breakthrough innovations in printed electronics and cloud-based data storage enable brands and retailers to embrace more easily and cost-effectively, the next step in supply-chain management, to create a game-changing differentiator through serialization.

Topics to be discussed:
● Why do we believe that a connected digital item-level supply chain provides the answer?
● What is the difference between digital labels, digital twins, and smart packaging?
● How can digitization of the supply chain provide transparency, circularity, waste reduction, and provenance?
● How can a connected digital supply chain create trust and loyalty with consumers?
● What benefits could serialization bring consumers over information already found today on a company’s website?
● What is the role of big data? What can it teach us and how can it make our supply chain more efficient and resilient?
● What are the challenges we have to solve to make all this happen? What’s the role of regulation?
● How could standardization, and collaboration across the supply chain help?

Global PR Manager
Avery Dennison
Director of Business Ventures
Avery Dennison
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Special Session - kindly sponsored by Bain & Company

More to be announced soon!

2:45 pm - 3:20 pm
TRACK 1: Breakout Session - 101 of Material Handling Automation

Join Max Winkler, Managing Director of Winkler Technology GmbH, to learn more about the history and sequence of material handling automation, from the first level over conveying to GtP and automated picking. Delegates will learn about the importance of automatic S/R as a key enabler within the context of the different concepts and solutions available.

Managing Director
Winkler Technology GmbH
3:25 pm - 4:00 pm
TRACK 1: Breakout Session - A Revolution Towards Effective & Sustainable Promotion

With more than 70% of the Dutch retail market switching all promotions towards a system of re-use, we have seen an entire supply chain shift towards more effective and sustainable promotions. Join panelists to gain insights into the journey towards a global new standard for in-store promotions.

Founder & CEO
Pure Value
Buyer Indirect Spend
Jumbo Supermarket
2:45 pm - 3:20 pm
TRACK 2: Breakout Session - Reducing In-Transit Inventory by Optimizing Cold Chain Logistics

Food growers, manufacturers and importers all bear additional in-transit inventory driven by technological processes (e.g. ripening bananas before they are delivered to supermarkets, cold treatment of berries before they can enter the import market, allowing time for meat to mature). In this session, delegates will learn from inspirational examples of how companies are able to benefit from new transportation technologies and enhanced visibility, allowing a reduction in such waiting times and consequently in-transit inventory.

Business Product Owner for Cold Chain Management
3:25 pm - 4:00 pm
TRACK 2: Breakout Session - Scaling of Sustainable Transports

Today, 25% of global emissions come from transports and a quarter of that comes from heavy transport vehicles. At the same time, the need for transport is increasing, with more goods needing to be transported year over year. While heavy forms of transport may show a negative environmental impact at face value, they are also required for economic and social sustainability. While we can’t reduce the amount of transport needed, we can change our methods – moving away from non-renewable fuels, engineering for better efficiency and providing real-time data to make transport more efficient.

From a technical perspective it would be possible to deliver goods with zero emission transport in many parts of the world already today.

Key global brands are also determined to change their transport systems to sustainable alternatives and have set aggressive targets to reduce their carbon impact. But the shift to sustainable solutions is a complete gamechanger to the low margin transport industry. Major challenges in terms of infrastructure, upfront investments, increased risk exposure need to be addressed.

Scania and SPAR are partners with the ambition to drive the shift to sustainable transport solutions. During this session we will share the technology roadmap, the challenges that we have encountered and how we have been able to overcome the challenges by collaborating across the value chain. We hope to engage participants in a creative dialogue on how together we can enable scaling of new technologies that will reduce the carbon footprint of the consumer goods industry, the challenges that they have encountered so far, thoughts on how the geopolitical and macro-economic situation affects sustainability plans and ideas on how players in the consumer goods area can collaborate.

Evalena FALCK
Director Strategic Account Management
Scania Group
Head of International Operations
SPAR International
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Networking Break

Networking Area

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Session - kindly sponsored by Satelligence

More to be announced soon!

4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Special Session

More to be announced soon!

5:15 pm - 5:50 pm
TRACK 3: Breakout Session - Collaboration Produces Results in LatAm, Case: Éxito Group

In addition to the post-covid 19 challenges that countries and industries are facing globally, in Latin America we have others related to infrastructure, public policies and technology adoption. However, this hasn´t been a barrier for important players in the retail and CPG industry, especially in Colombia, to commit on collaboration between business partners as a strategy to face these challenges, but above all to exceed the expectations of new consumers in an omnichannel environment. Collaboration in demand planning processes, transportation and on shelf availability, are some of the practices that are generating big results for efficiency and an excellent level of service for customers.

Leonel PAVA
Executive Director
Logistics Manager
Grupo Éxito
5:55 pm - 6:30 pm
TRACK 3: Breakout Session - Connecting with True-code

To make interconnectivity and the easy exchange of data possible, we need to simplify the identification of every individual company that plays a role in the supply chain. This can be done by using a clear, unique electronic passport connected to every individual facility that is an actor in a supply chain.

Join Marjan de Bock-Smit, to learn more about how True-code will help provide clear and accurate data to consumers, secure your supply chains and prove your company’s commitment to sustainability, safety and traceability.

Marjan de BOCK-SMIT
ImpactBuying bv
5:15 pm - 5:50 pm
TRACK 4: Breakout Session

More to be announced soon!

5:55 pm - 6:30 pm
TRACK 4: Breakout Session

More to be announced soon!

7:00 pm
Official Supply Chain Conference Networking Dinner - kindly sponsored by Capgemini

Networking Area

Timings & sessions may be subject to change.