The SCM Award finalists
describe what is possible today when you go the extra mile, pool your talent,
and adopt an end-to-end strategy in your supply chain.
The presentations by managers and decision-makers from the competing companies offer insights into best practices that truly live up to the name: They have proven to be the best in practice.
EXCHAiNGE takes a stand. With two speakers to frame the conference: the opening keynote and closing panel.
On the cutting edge between the proven and the visionary, we explore
real-world challenges where businesses today are already making a
difference – taking a stand.
In the closing panel, the issue of working conditions in our supply networks hits closer to home: Customers and businesses alike are asking themselves what is fair – not only in low-wage countries, but in Europe as well. The supply chains have moved front and center in this discussion. EXCHAiNGE takes up the debate surrounding supplier checks, work contracts, fair production, conflict minerals, increased consumer awareness, greenwashing, and true sustainability – and elevates it to the management level: It is a question of what kind of company you wish to build. A controversial debate will feature a variety of viewpoints.
The accompanying sequences peer into the future, taking a consciously visionary stance: They would sooner venture a hypothesis than to repeat what is already broadly accepted. And they bring on board experts that are not the usual suspects of the supply chain and logistics scene – because fresh minds make new approaches possible and turn challenging thoughts into transformative actions. And that’s precisely the point: to find relevant, feasible approaches for concrete implementation with a clear relevance to our supply chains. What we need are not pie-in-the-sky fantasies but incubators for workable innovations.
Change as both subject and method. The entire conference is not only devoted to the topic of change – it will venture an experiment in which it views itself as a changing event. Attendee speed-dating in the morning, a grooving improv session in the evening, and an atmosphere of transformation and agility.