Eliminating waste, cost and friction is the vision and goal for the supply chain and logistics industry with automation and digitalisation playing a large part in disrupting the current traditional business models. Through a series of plenary sessions, discussion panels, topic drill-downs, case studies and interactive round table debates delegates will discover how to navigate today’s rapidly transforming business landscape. Taking place at the 21st Supply Chain & Logistics Summit, held at the Hilton Antwerp in Belgium from 24-26 September, the sessions are designed to provide delegates with real-life scenarios of achievements, challenges and how the implementation of technology can achieve competitive advantage. www.sclsummit.com.
Loginno has launched an innovative new research facility for smart containers, named Contopia Labs, in the hope of eliminating waste, cost and friction in the supply chain. The centre will focus on new technology for real-time container inventory management, port and vessel connectivity and digital container seals.
Shachar Tal, one of the founders of Loginno said “It is about changing the game and providing values to the entire intermodal logistics chain. Everyone will operate much more effectively with smart containers: from the shippers themselves to ports, terminals, insurance companies, customs, and homeland security.”
“As a first challenge, we will tackle the problem of how to optimally employ real-time container IoT data in order to improve the operation of a shipping company. Together with Log-In as a first use case, we are going to find the optimal way to decrease turn-around times, perform real-time triangulations, reduce maintenance costs, and use adaptive fleet size management, including the possibility of smart off-hire. In short, we are going to learn how to use the data to do more (revenue) with less (containers)”
Shachar will be a panel member at SCL discussing Digitalising Logistics & Transport. He will be joined by Miklos Horvath, Managing Director, e-Track Gmbh & Member of the Board at European Freight & Logistics Leaders Forum, Vjeran Ortynski, COO at CargoX and Pantos Logistics. Technology is fundamentally reshaping the logistics and transport industry and the panel will explore the latest innovations in order to give delegates an insight into how utilising these transformative technologies can provide more real-time information and control.
Dr Mustafa Cagri Gurbuz, Professor of Supply Chain Management, MIT-Zaragoza International Logistics Program will present a session on New Thinking in Demand and Supply Planning: Optimisation and Synchronisation. This session will take an in-depth examination into demand, supply, forecasting inventory management strategies and models to increase supply chain value, in order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible.
Day 3 will focus on more interactive sessions with practical workshops, including a Brexit workshop, led by moderator Hans De Backer, Chief Brexit Coordinator, Flanders Investment & Trade. The workshop will be based on an open panel discussion format for maximum audience interaction, engagement and live dialogue, focusing on key sectors that stand to be most heavily impacted by Brexit: retail, food and drink, wholesale, pharma, chemicals, automotive, e-commerce, and logistic service providers. Bringing together experts from Customs authorities, road haulage, logistic service providers and exporters/importers, the workshop will look at scenarios for re-modelling supply chains for resilience in a post-Brexit world.
Delegates will be encouraged to contribute and share their experiences, as well as, takeaway and use the valuable contributions from other attendees and high-level speakers at the event.
SCL Summit has pulled together some of supply chains top-level professional shippers, including Deon Pillay, Head of Supply Chain, Nando’s and Vikram Agarwal, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Avon, who will be heading an audience discussion on ‘Beyond Technology – Strengthening the Business Role & Reputation of our Supply Chain Profession’. Also, JDA & Renault Group’s Florian Huettl, VP, Sales Forecast and Distribution will be exploring ‘Renault’s S&OP Project – using modern technology and a collaborative approach to run a complex business’. On Day 2 Adam Rashid, Transport & Logistics Procurement & Vendor Management, Sony Europe, will be part of a panel on ‘EMEA Landside Logistics, Distribution, Roadfreight & Multimodal Transport – Challenges & Opportunities for Capacity, Coordination, Growth & Investment.
For a full seminar programme visit the website https://www.sclsummit.com/
As well as a thought-provoking seminar session, the Summit allows delegates to network with like-minded professionals, through a number of social events, including business breakfasts, networking lunches and an evening reception.
About SCL Summit & Expo
With a solid track record of delivering Directors and C-Suite Executives, the EMEA Supply Chain & Logistics Summit & Expo is one of the most established events of its kind in Europe. Now in its 21st year, it is a highlight in the calendar where world-class organisations meet to maximise efficiency and minimise costs through supply chain strategies of the future.
Over three days delegates have the opportunity to listen to some of the most inspiring thought leaders from across a wide spectrum of industries. The sessions will challenge delegates and give them the opportunity to get involved and ask questions they’ve always wanted answered. Alongside traditional presentations there are active case studies, in-depth discussions, roundtables and live showcases.
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