04 - 05 April 2019

Istanbul, Turkey



04 - 05 April 2019: Istanbul, Turkey

Day 1 | 4th April 2019


Registration & Coffee


Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor

0900 – 0945 (KEYNOTE)

Industry 4.0 & Supply Chain 4.0: The increasing impact of supply chains on business profitability and Digital as a pivotal force in business transformation.

Companies face strategic challenges in their growth path whether its process streamlining or formulating future goals. Threat of disruption and failure are making deployment of digital technologies an imperative for the smooth functioning of business and to drive business performance improvement goals. New supply chain technology can power up existing operations, streamline inventory, and increase revenue-if implemented correctly.

0945 – 1015

DDMRP : the next evolution of MRP and Lean

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a formal multi-echelon planning and execution method to protect and promote the flow of relevant information through the establishment and management of strategically placed decoupling point stock buffers. Understand the history, methodologies, processes and case studies of DDMRP.

1015 – 1045

Supply Chain Design Strategies

Forward-thinking businesses are continuously redesigning and improving their supply chains by using modelling technology to examine how their supply chains will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions and analysing the trade-offs of cost, service and risk. Needless to say it is the “design” of a supply chain that brings the maximum benefit across key metrics like cost, service, sustain ability and risk.

1045 – 1100

Refreshment Break

1100 – 1130

Supply Chain Risk & Resiliency

Integrated approaches to supply chain management have done much to improve the efficiency of inter and intra organisational supply chain networks. However, concerns have surfaced in recent years that an eagerness to reduce waste, and thereby the risks associated with sub-optimal supply chain performance, has meant that other less obvious risks to supply chains have been overlooked. In some instances, this has significantly increased the susceptibility of those same supply chains to internally derived risks or external disruptions.

1130 – 1200

Supply Chain Innovation

New technologies have the potential to create an accelerated business value through a network approach. Mobility, Big Data and Common Platforms are the 3 big trends for the extended Supply Chain for the next 5 years but others will follow soon or will impact individual Supply Chain processes. Companies need to understand the implications on their supply chains and trigger value based innovation.

1200 – 1230

Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Supply Chain Cost Reduction

According to Deloitte's 2016 Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Study, 74% of CPOs are citing cost reduction as a strong business priority for the upcoming 12 months. In today's complex supply chains, CPO's and Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCO) need to achieve cost reduction in many different ways. Supply chain visibility is a prerequisite for successful cost reduction and increased Return-On Investment (ROI).

1230 – 1300

Building Excellence in Multichannel Customer Experience: Online, Retail, B2C and B2B

In today's maturing consumer markets, emphasis is shifting from straightforward sales to a more holistic approach to customer life-cycle management. Effectively managing these different marketing, sales, and service channels poses a significant challenge. Companies need new strategies, structures, processes, and tools to deliver customer value across all channels.

1300 – 1400

Networking Lunch & visit to the exhibition

1400 – 1430

Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics: their application, tracking and business benefits

As enterprises become increasingly complex and begin leveraging more data, the role of advanced analytics in business planning processes is slowly becoming a necessity. One of the key tools is an efficient supply chain that can ensure decisions are bolstered with advanced analytics which provide and predictive and prescriptive insights.

1430 – 1500

IoT and Mobile applications for enhanced Supply Chain visibility

One of the biggest trends poised to change supply chain management is asset tracking, which gives companies a way to totally overhaul their supply chain and logistics operations by giving them the tools to make better decisions and save time and money. Asset tracking is not new by any means. But new developments can collect data on broad types of items, rather than the location or condition of specific items. Similarly, IoT will impact warehousing, fleet management, inventory operations in significant ways

1500 – 1530

Transportation and Warehousing Technology for better first mile and last mile operations

In the last few years Warehousing and Transportation Industry has witnessed significant transformation supported by ever increasing demands, new consumption patterns, digital age of commerce and global trade growth. The "first mile" facilities are expanding with e-Commerce boom and the "last mile" facilities are becoming highly localized to support quick deliveries to consumers.

Firat Civi, Logistics Consultant
1530 - 1600

Blockchain in Supply Chain

Blockchain enhanced by electronic tracking technology can help speed up supply chains, while adding greater intelligence along the way. It could be especially powerful when combined with smart contracts, in which contractual rights and obligations, including the terms for payment and delivery of goods and services, can be automatically executed by an autonomous system that's trusted by all signatories.”

1600 – 1615

Refreshment Break

1615 -1645

End to End Supply Chain Visibility using Cloud and IOT

End-to-end supply chain visibility empowers supply chain and logistics managers to make educated decisions. It helps companies to decrease the impact of disruptions on the supply chain by providing actionable data. Supply chain leaders recognize the importance of visibility as it streamlines operations, reduces business risk, increases efficiencies and enables better decision making and forecasting based on insights offered by real-time data.

1645 – 1715

Artificial Intelligence & Supply Chains

Organizations are increasingly digitizing their supply chains to differentiate and drive revenue growth. The key implication of this change is that the supply chains are generating massive amounts of data. AI is helping organizations analyze this data, gain a better understanding of the variables in the supply chain and helping them anticipate future scenarios.


Closing Remarks And End Of Day 1

Day 2 | 05th April 2019


Registration & Coffee


Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor

0900 – 0930

Procurement as an Innovative, Trusted Partner to the Business

Procurement for long has been treated and respected as a critical function to the development and profitable functioning of the organisation. However, in the recent year's procurements role in driving innovation at the business has come as a key strength helping align the organisational growth and excellence objectives with budgets and market expectations. Some organisations have been working in this direction for a while – for the ones who are to start the journey what is the best practice that they can learn from

0930 – 1000

E-Procurement Implementation strategy: Streamlining procurement processes and increasing efficiency and transparency

With procurement functions across the region striving to enhance their role within their respective organisations, the need for matching technology and information systems is pivotal in transforming successfully. Having the e-procurement systems in place is not enough, they need to be fully utilized and implemented to achieve maximum efficiency and save employees time for more strategic activities

1000 – 1030

New Era in Supply Chain management. Collaboration and visibility to improve the efficiency of Supply Chain

Improve “end-to-end” collaboration and visibility into supply chain by Managing and integrating the business data flows and Automating the processes. Enable internal and external collaboration for Reducing the supply chain expenses & mistakes and Increasing the efficiency.

1030 – 1100

Best-Practice in Inventory Planning To Reduce Stockholding & Availability Issues To Ensure You Meet Consumer Demands

Suppliers can control stock availability up to a point – but how can we ensure on-shelf availability once it's in the retailers' hands? What new tools are available which can help to improve inventory planning and reduce stock availability issues in today's demand-driven supply chain?

1100 – 1130

Refreshment & Networking break

1130 – 1200

Engaging the Supply Chain Team in Striving for Operational Excellence

Increasingly procurement has become a hand in hand partner for innovation programs. The changing responsibilities now include identifying the right suppliers, working with them on innovation to give your business the competitive edge. The next important step is building the right level of trust and commitment to sustain innovation exchange with these suppliers. This is followed by designing tools to measure the impact of innovation across supply chain to demonstrate investing more time on the innovation agenda and last but not the least leveraging technology to unlock innovation from suppliers

1200 – 1230

Developing a Commercial Category Strategy for Procurement Transformation

While category management is an area of focus, a few questions that need to be answered while defining your strategy are: Is category management really right for you? How to make quick changes to your category management strategy without dramatically altering your organisation chart? How to engage your internal stakeholders in the design and implementation of commercial category management to ensure it is sustainable

1230 – 1300

How Blockchain brings trust to supply chains in every industry?

BC has the potential to improve visibility into contracts between buyers and sellers for faster business with better outcomes for both parties in many industries. BC will transform procurement with a new trust protocol as applications are layered onto a closed-based, tamper-proof network, driving more innovations.It will also help buyers gain greater trust in suppliers via third party verification across the supply chain.BC is a business structure accessible everywhere sitting on the internet, and that's what companies have been waiting for from a business enterprise software perspective.......

1300 – 1400

Networking Lunch & visit to the exhibition

1400 – 1430

Efficient Warehouse Design-the trends, technologies and best practice

1430 – 1500

Leveraging Smart Warehousing to Increase Supply Chain Efficiencies

One of the biggest trends poised to change supply chain management is asset tracking, which gives companies a way to totally overhaul their supply chain and logistics operations by giving them the tools to make better decisions and save time and money. Asset tracking is not new by any means. But new developments can collect data on broad types of items, rather than the location or condition of specific items. Similarly, IoT will impact warehousing, fleet management, inventory operations in significant ways

1500 – 1530

IoT for Improving Warehouse Efficiency

1530 - 1600

Increasing role of Robots &Automation in Warehousing and Supply Chain

1600 – 1630

Refreshment Break

1630 - 1700

The Operational Implications of Omnichannel Retailing

How Creating a Balanced Retail Strategy Can Increase Basket Size, Grow Conversion Rates, and Reduce Inventory Losses. Globally, meeting omni-channel expectations of customers was the biggest priority for the future. It was also the biggest challenge, with a two digit per cent citing failing to meet the demands as the biggest concern, and a majority saying they could not currently fulfil omni-channel demand profitably. The cost of fulfilment, especially returns, is being cited as the most expensive aspect of omni-channel operations.

1700 – 1745

Panel Discussion: Fostering A Next-Gen Customer Experience

Meeting the heightened expectations of digitally savvy customers through differentiation and innovation. Creating a seamless journey that reflects how customer want to shop across devices and channels: browsing, seeking peer influence, comparing prices. Fostering better shopping experiences and streamline a vast matrix of interactions. Evolving from a customer service to customer centric mentality


Closing Remarks And End Of Conference