AGENDA

3 - 4 February 2020

Address Hotel Marina, Dubai UAE

Supplychain & Logistics Arabia

3rd February 2020: Dubai

  • 9:00

    Registration & Coffee

  • 9:30

    Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor:

  • 9:30 - 10:00

    My Demand Planning and Supply Planning is done Perfectly Can Something Still Stop me from Functioning Smoothly?

    Most SCM teams put in all their blood and sweat into developing their Demand and Supply Plans but many a times struggle with smooth functioning as wha they are missing in the process is the critical element of getting the team engaged and aligned so that finance, operations and sales can work together to achieve agreed-upon goals.

    Andrey Ushakov,Customer Admin Manager, Supply Chain, Good Year
  • 1000 - 1030

    How Can Supply Planning Enable Cost and Inventory Optimization?

    Many cost optimization efforts adopt a functional approach which focuses on individual cost centers and categories. This session will provide insights on the critical role of supply planning to harmonize individual functions into a cost-optimized network response that maximizes the value from assets and delivers efficient customer outcomes.

    Walaa Maher, General Manager Supply Chain, RAK Ceramics
  • 1030 – 1100

    Understand the Best Practice in Supply Chain Performance Management

    It is important to take a closer look at supply chain performance management, starting with an overview of a performance management framework and highlighting the key characteristics of a performance management system. The focus always is on achieving the Three Vs: visibility, velocity and variability however a clear understanding of the functional KPIs across the plan-source-make-deliver-return cycle, and the most important factors to consider while developing a performance management system.

    Ali Mohammad Al Qahtani, General Manager Supply Chain, AlJomaih Automotive Company
    Alexander Borg, Director, GS1 Malta
  • 1100 - 1130

    How Can You Take Your Forecasting Beyond Sales

    The complexity of fulfilment operations within the retail environment continues to grow as offerings such as buy online pick-up in-store, supplier drop-shipping and ship-from-store grow in popularity. This is driving a rethink in how retailers view forecasting in their organizations, causing and evolution which incorporates traditional forecasting of where the sale will occur (e.g. we will sell 10 units in 4 weeks-time) with anticipating where the sale will be fulfilled from.



    Walid Khalid Al Saad, Co-founder & COO, Solutions Hub
  • 1130 – 1145

    Networking & Refreshments

  • 1145 – 1215

    Getting Your S&OP Process To Perform Full Capacity

    S&OP has been around for decades, but today it is more valuable and more critical than ever. Global markets require a better balance between the priorities of customer service and cost. This requires a risk management process for both the demand and fulfillment sides of the business, and top management must be directly involved in the process.

    Dr. Muddassir Ahmed, Founder, Scmdojo.com
    Guillaume Akbaraly, Head of Supply Chain, Global Pharma
  • 1245 – 1315

    Collaboration Starts at Home – Orchestrating End-To-End Processes With Supply Chain Convergence

    Many cost optimization efforts adopt a functional approach which focuses on individual cost centers and categories. This session will provide insights on the critical role of supply planning to harmonize individual functions into a cost-optimized network response that maximizes the value from assets and delivers efficient customer outcomes.

  • 1315 - 1400

    Networking & Lunch Break

  • 1400 - 1430

    S&OP Excellence as a Key Tool for Driving Growth and Improving Performance

    A period of tremendous growth is generally marked by serious capacity constraints and the need to effectively deploy capital. This makes the need to transform S&OP process to match capacity with growth needs an imperative. This also entails an increased level of engagement within the organization and an assessment of how a focus on planning process and analytics will enable improved performance on key metrics.

    Vivek Sarabhai, Mondelez
    Federico Ruiz, Supply Chain Manager EMEA, Valmont Industries
    Prof. Christopher Abraham, CEO & Head - Dubai Campus, S P Jain School of Global Management
  • 1430 - 1500

    Supply Chain Digitalization

  • 1500 - 1530

    How To Use Predictive Analytics, Big Data & Risk Management Tools For Next Level S&OP

    For almost 50 years, the operations/supply chain profession has embraced the S&OP process to balance supply and demand in complex supply chain networks. With more and more tools emerging like Predictive Analytics, Big Data, probabilistic supply chain modeling, cognitive computing and risk management methodologies, the future looks very bright. Why? Because the tools allow us to adapt to the new normal, i.e., unstructured data in our supply chains.

  • 1530 – 1600

    Networking & Refreshments

  • 1600 - 1630

    Machine Learning for Real-Time Demand Planning with IoT Data

    Modern day planners are bombarded with large volumes of both historical and real time data. Planning systems must rapidly identify trends, exclude outliers, and turn data exceptions into actionable insights, which is why Supply Chain Planning is a natural candidate for machine learning. Thanks to the IoT, there is more and more real-time data available to us, providing visibility into demand for the short-term horizon. This session will help you understand how machine learning and demand sensing change the demand planning game and how gathering, cleansing and analysing your company’s data for short-term planning will allow your organization to react faster to opportunities and threats

  • 1630 - 1700

    AI in Data and the Rise of Augmented Data Management

    The proliferation of connected ecosystems, platforms and "things” is fast exceeding human capacity to optimally connect and orchestrate a vast set of operations critical for managing data. What challenges are creating a need for AI in data management? How will AI impact data management? How will AI augmentation enhance data management infrastructure?

  • 1700 - 1730

    Applying AI & ML to Fuel Next Generation Visibility & Exception Management

    Understand how latest innovations in AI, machine learning, NLP, blockchain, big data and IoT can help create a vibrant supply chain ecosystem that is collaborative, purposeful and focused on value creation.

  • 1730

    Closing remarks and End of Conference Day 1