Program 2019

 
 

Ecosystems & Networks in the Supply Chainers’ Community:
What makes collaborations stable and successful?

Digital transformation in the supply chain: It’s the issue everyone is talking about. There is also broad consensus, however, that Germany and its business sector are largely following rather than leading when it comes to actually implementing technology and organizational strategies along the supply chain.

Meanwhile, the digital business ecosystem is rapidly evolving—led by hubs, accelerators, incubators, spin-offs, and various other forces.

How can we engage all these players and tap into all collaborative models to successfully accelerate digital innovation along the supply chain? What can businesses in Germany do to make short-term progress with their own digital transformation?

Moderator:
Dr. Volker Hillebrand , supply chain expert, Partner of De Causmaecker GmbH

 
 

Sustainable Supply Chain Management:
Shifting responsibility for a new first and last mile?

The supply chain presents critical challenges for creating lasting added value. This includes the need to monitor cross-location and cross-enterprise performance, acquire and manage information, and deploy new digital technologies—but also to implement more fundamental innovations in the interplay among supply and demand, production and consumption, and product usage.

Cities play a critical role as the delivery destinations (last mile) but also increasingly as the sites of urban production (first mile). New structures spanning the divide between urban and rural, industrial manufacturing and hand-craftsmanship, digital and physical space, production and consumption can yield interesting value-adding patterns and strong benefits for sustainability for producers, service providers, and consumers in new supply chains.

Who is responsible for driving and managing this? Learn the “who” and “how” at EXCHAiNGE!

Moderator:
Klaus Krumme , Managing Director, ZLV Center for Logistics and Traffic at the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE)

 
 

New Work—Culture & Mindsets:
What today’s modern executives can achieve

“Transformation”: Is the need to overhaul processes, reassign responsibilities, and redefine roles something that falls to operations alone? Hardly! Many managers have come to accept this insight—though it may be hard to swallow. But how should we adapt the behavior of individual managers and the general stance of management toward employees and interface partners?

That’s a top issue for us as supply chain leaders and managers—which is why it will be addressed at EXCHAiNGE 2019!

Presenter:
Bettina Bohlmann , business psychologist and supply chain expert, Managing Partner of 3p Procurement Branding GmbH

 
 

Technology & Innovation in the Supply Chain:
Blockchain vs. genuine solutions: clearing a path through the buzzword jungle

Blockchain technology can be used to render the flow of goods and information transparent or automatically initiate monetary transfers. But its true potential extends much further, even as it pushes us toward a fundamental strategic examination of future issues: What is the current business concept, and what will it look like tomorrow? How do we increase transparency and make data more meaningful? Who are the right network partners? Who owns which data and has the accompanying access rights? And how can we create long-term security in digital E2E transaction points?

In a business environment where mistrust is growing, power is held by the elite who control data, and decisions are made with very little leeway, these are not trivial questions. Answers can only be found by working with partners in a collaborative approach.

Join us for the next EXCHAiNGE, where we’ll explore the strategic issues and future impact of blockchain technology. We’ll also highlight successful use cases and show what it takes to reach milestones and overcome hurdles in the implementation of blockchain technologies.

Moderator:
Dr. Kerstin Höfle , Head of Technology Management, Körber Logistics Systems GmbH

 
 

Interactive Supply Chain Roundtable:
Why sustainable business practices stabilize a company and fulfill customer expectations

Participants make various tactical and strategic supply chain decisions on behalf of “The Fresh Connection,” a virtual fruit juice company. 

Make your supply chain sustainable! 

Choose the right suppliers, initiate improvements to make production more sustainable, and negotiate with your customers about their expectations for your carbon footprint.

Learn how your decisions impact the supply chain and the company’s working capital ratio.

The simulation features a voting session with all participants, live decision-making, and immediate implementation.

Moderators:
Andrea Walbert , Managing Partner, and
Stefan Hoogervorst, Director of Education and Research, both of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH

 
 

Supply Chain Best Practices:
Movers and shakers offer a behind-the-scenes look

In 2019, for the 14 th year running, the Supply Chain Management Award shines a spotlight on unique concepts and extraordinary supply chain managers. The presentations by managers and decision-makers from the competing companies in the Finalists Forum offer insights into best practices that truly live up to the name: They have proven to be the best in practice.

The Smart Solution Award, presented for the first time in 2018, honors particularly innovative concepts that are still in an early stage of implementation. The prize highlights solutions with the potential to fundamentally transform traditional value chains.

The finalists, to be announced in late September, will be invited to present their ideas live before the audience of industry professionals and the awards jury, which will be right there in the same room. The jury will immediately deliberate to select the winners of the Supply Chain Management Award 2019 and Smart Solution Award 2019.

Audience wildcard: All the supply chain experts in attendance will also have the opportunity to cast a live vote, which the jury will consider in its decision.

The Supply Chain Management Award 2019 and Smart Solution Award 2019 will be presented—and the winners celebrated—during the Supply Chain Management Award Night on November 27, 2019.

Participants:

  • Finalists of the Supply Chain Management Award 2019 
  • Finalists of the Smart Solution Award 2019

Moderator:
Matthias Pieringer , Editor-in-Chief, LOGISTIK HEUTE, HUSS-VERLAG GmbH

 
 

EXCHAiNGE—Award Night
Presentation of Supply Chain Awards 2019

The Supply Chain Management Award 2019 and Smart Solution Award 2019 will be presented—and the winners celebrated—during the Award Night ceremony on November 27, 2019. The Award Night is an exciting place for the supply chain community and everyone attending Hypermotion to network and interact.

Presenters: TBD

Moderators:
Harald Geimer , Managing Director, PwC Strategy& GmbH, and
Dr. Petra Seebauer
, Managing Director of EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH, Publisher of LOGISTIK HEUTE

 
 

EXCHAiNGE—Interactive Supply Chain Roundtable:
How good risk management protects a company’s performance in a volatile world

Participants make various tactical and strategic supply chain decisions on behalf of “The Fresh Connection,” a virtual fruit juice company.

Control risk throughout your supply chain! 

On the suppliers’ end, in your own production, and in your outbound channels to customers. Protect your supply chain and your company’s working capital by minimizing your risk in a volatile and dynamic market.

Learn how your decisions impact the supply chain and the company’s working capital.

The simulation features a voting session with all participants, live decision-making, and immediate implementation.

Moderators:
Andrea Walbert , Managing Partner, and
Stefan Hoogervorst, Director of Education and Research, both of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH

 
 

EXCHAiNGE—Interactive Supply Chain Roundtable:
How an optimized logistics footprint leads to greater customer satisfaction and profitable customer relationships

Participants make various tactical and strategic supply chain decisions on behalf of “The Fresh Connection,” a virtual fruit juice company.

Expand through exports to new markets! 

Define the necessary distribution network and select the right logistics service providers for intralogistical transport and distribution to harmonize your processes and satisfy customers both new and old alike.

Learn how your decisions impact the supply chain and the company’s working capital.

The simulation features a voting session with all participants, live decision-making, and immediate implementation.

Moderators:
Andrea Walbert , Managing Partner, and
Stefan Hoogervorst, Director of Education and Research, both of PMI Production Management Institute GmbH

 

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