Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2016-Asia Pacific successfully concluded
Dec 16, 2016

SINGAPORE --(ASIA TODAY)-- More than 400 participants from FMCG, Hi-tech, Retail, 3PL, E-commerce, Manufacturing, Chemical and Pharmacy industries, gathered on December 1st-2nd, 2016 at the PARKROYAL on Pickering Hotel in Singapore to discuss, learn and share sustainable ideas and solutions with the theme of Transformation in the new era, which highly focus on sharing best practices that can be applied by local communities, regions and businesses to enhance your supply chain strategy for profitable growth and competitive advantage.

The event was organized by the ACE Events Limited, in partnership with Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI), Hong Kong Logistics Association (HKLA), Asia Pacific Logistics Federation (APLF) and European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM). Attendees came from a range of backgrounds – 40% from the Supply Chain Procurement/ Purchasing sector, 20% from Operation/Manufacturing, 20% from Logistics/ Distribution, 10% from IT Management, and others from a variety of fields.

The event brought together leaders from ABB, SAP, SAP Ariba, Sealed Air, Schneider Electric, Nokia, Lloyd’s Register, SEEBURGER, Infor, Anaplan, Honeywell, DSI, officers from multilateral agencies such as International Finance Corporation, Standard Chartered and in-the-field innovators to connect, share insights and opportunities and develop new partnerships. As one facilitator put it, “I have never been at an event where people were so desperate to talk with each other.”

Craig Rawlings, Partner, KPMG
The morning began with a welcome from Craig Rawlings, Partner of KPMG, then set out the event’s goals in bringing people together to develop new technologies and approaches to get ready for the upcoming challenges of Supply Chain.

Fabrice Thomas, Vice President, Head of Supply Management, ABB Robotics
Mr. Thomas was talking about the Supply Chain Transformation: Disruption as an Enabler for Supply Chain Transformation with his extraordinary experience in China.

Damien Dhellemmes, Senior Vice President East-Asia Japan Pacific Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric
Tailored Supply Chain Transformation Case Study from Schneider Electric, which Has a Very Large in-sourced Supply Chain with Other 100 Distribution Centers and 200 Factories Worldwide and Schneider Electric Has Embarked on a Journey to Transform its Supply Chain and Leverage it for Growth and Higher Customers' Satisfaction

Graham Conlon, Global Vice President, Extended Supply Chain, SAP
Mr. Conlon’s presentation was highly focus on the Digitization which may reinventing the world economy. With Cloud, IoT, Big Data and Mobility transforming the way we live and work, how business runs, and how society functions, companies must create and capture these opportunities by using a digital supply chain that is more connected, intelligent, and predictive.

Panel Discussion: Perspective on Supply Chains Transformation--Building a better Supply Chain Together(From left to Right)

Ashish Pujari, General Manager, Extended Supply Chain, SAP Asia Pacific & Japan

Johannes Giloth, Senior Vice President Global Operations, Nokia
Sarat Mohanty, Head, Implementation & Client Management Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered
Håkan Nilsson, Head of Ericsson Distribution Centre APAC, Ericsson
Sandeep Anand, Head Supply of Distribution, Logistics & Demand Planning India, Del Monte

Bede Callaghan, Manager Enterprises Systems, Bis Industries
How Bis Industries Deployed an App that Automates the Asset Inspection Process, Saving the Company a Significant Amount of Time in Getting Equipment back on Hire.

Danny Tan, Global Product Specialist for Supply Chain Security, Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance
Combating Cyber Security Risks in Supply Chain-Perspective from Information and Cyber Security Management Systems from Lloyd’s Register, discussing the Importance of interplay between various businesses and governmental parties and establishing effective information and cyber security controls for parallels and interdependencies

Cocktail Party

Bill Lin, Supply Chain & Operations BPA Deputy Lead Greater China, Accenture Consulting

The second morning began with the address of Bill Lin from Accenture Consulting acting as Supply Chain & Operations BPA Deputy Lead Greater China.

Holger Fiederling, Vice President of Business Development, SEEBURGER AG
The presentation of Mr. Fiederling is Moving towards the "Real-Time Company"–Supply Chain Data Available Real-time and Everywhere; Digital Technologies offer the Chance for new Sales Concepts, the expectation in Speed and Volume increase exponentially; B2B/EDI, EAI and MFT are the Basis for all complex business processes; Early planning of Business Integration of all involved Systems is essential and SEEBURGER Business Integration Suite.

Panel Discussion: Driving Organization to a Competitive Level (From Right to Left)

Bernard Gracia, Dean & Director, European Institute of Purchasing Management (EIPM)

Mohit Wadhawan, Director, Customer Service & Logistics, South East Asia, Mondelēz International
Fausty David, Head of Global Demand Management, AICC
Michael Koh, Head of Procurement, Asia Pacific, T-SYSTEMS
Cas Brentjens, Director of Solutions Consulting for Asia Pacific & Japan, Infor

Roxane Desmicht, Senior Director Corporate Supply Chain Asia Pacific, Infineon
Technology as Foundation for Supply Chain Transformation, The High Tech industry: a catalyst for change, Key technologies we see and our top 3 in terms of probability and impact; Supply chain evolution and why do we need to act on trends; A glimpse into the supply chain of the future

Panel Discussion: Technology Innovations and Impact on Supply Chain Tomorrow (From Left to Right)

Jaya-Moorthi Pillai, Vice President, Global Supply Chain, East Asia Japan Logistics, Schneider Electric

Kaushal Dave, Global Head of Supply Chain Solutions, Anaplan
Roxane Desmicht, Senior Director Corporate Supply Chain Asia Pacific, Infineon
Sanjay Desai, Director Supply Chain, APAC, Transitioning out of Huntsman

At the end of the day, participants reconvened for a closing plenary to report back on the solutions discussed in Technology Innovations and Impact on Supply Chain Tomorrow.

At this point, Supply Chain Innovation Summit 2016-Asia Pacific successfully concluded, the participating experts and scholars and business representatives on the summit spoke highly of hope that this summit will be held to further promote the close cooperation between the world's leading brands and solution providers.

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