6 - 7 Aug 2019

Jakarta, Indonesia


Leveraging Supply Chain for Industry 4.0

6 - 7 Aug 2019: Jakarta, Indonesia

Day 1 | 6th August 2019


Registration & Coffee


Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor Javin Bhinde, Director and Co-Founder, SynCore Consulting

0900 – 1000

Digital as a pivotal force in business transformation and untapped potential for Supply Chain Technology in Asia

Companies face strategic challenges in their growth path whether its process streamlining or formulating future goals Threat of disruption and failure are making deployment of digital technologies an imperative for the smooth functioning of business and to drive business performance improvement goals New supply chain technology can power up existing operations, streamline inventory, and increase revenue-if implemented correctly How is Indonesia moving in this direction and what is the untapped potential for technology providers to partner this growth

1000 – 1030

DDMRP: the next evolution of MRP and Lean

Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning is a formal multi-echelon planning and execution method to protect and promote the flow of relevant information through the establishment and management of strategically placed decoupling point stock buffers. Roberta will provide an overview of the history, methodologies, processes and case studies of DDMRP.

1030 – 1100

Best Practice in Building Agility in Supplier Management

A key essential of a robust procurement policy is developing an agile organization by blending together the collection of key resources, activities, and capabilities to create better coordination and responsiveness. Knowing when stakeholders' business requirements are changing and being ready with alternative suppliers. Quickly responding to a supply disruption with alternate sources for a given commodity, part, or service.

1100 - 1130

Refreshment Break

1130 – 1200

Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics: their application, tracking and business benefits

As manufacturing companies become increasingly complex and begin leveraging more data, the role of advanced analytics in business planning processes is slowly becoming a necessity. Gartner’s 2016 CEO Survey shows that 54% of CEOs claimed that their top strategic priority for the year was business growth. One of the key tools is an efficient supply chain that can ensure decisions are bolstered with advanced analytics which provide and predictive and prescriptive insights.

1200 – 1230

Transportation and Warehousing Technology for better first mile and last mile operations

In the last few years Warehousing and Transportation Industry has witnessed significant transformation supported by ever increasing demands, new consumption patterns, digital age of commerce and global trade growth. The "first mile" facilities are expanding with e-Commerce boom and the "last mile" facilities are becoming highly localized to support quick deliveries to consumers. Moving forward experts are looking forward to second generation of IoT, Big Data and Cloud based products to further revolutionize the space.

1230 - 1300

Engaging the Supply Chain Team in Striving for Operational Excellence

Increasingly procurement has become a hand in hand partner for innovation programs. The changing responsibilities now include identifying the right suppliers, working with them on innovation to give your business the competitive edge. The next important step is building the right level of trust and commitment to sustain innovation exchange with these suppliers. This is followed by designing tools to measure the impact of innovation across supply chain to demonstrate investing more time on the innovation agenda and last but not the least leveraging technology to unlock innovation from suppliers

1300 – 1415

Networking & Lunch Break

1415 – 1445

E-Procurement Implementation strategy: Streamlining procurement processes and increasing efficiency and transparency

With procurement functions across the region striving to enhance their role within their respective organisations, the need for matching technology and information systems is pivotal in transforming successfully. Having the e-procurement systems in place is not enough, they need to be fully utilized and implemented to achieve maximum efficiency and save employees time for more strategic activities.

1445 – 1530

Panel Discussion: Preparing Procurement for Digital Disruption to the Supply Chain

As the digital revolution impacts every industry it is vital to understand what the new changes mean to you and your procurement teams around the world. For example, how virtual can your team organisation be? How mobile and distributed can they be? Can you move faster to find and work with better suppliers? What efficiencies can you gain by employing more digital capabilities?

1530 – 1600

Fleet Telematics for Logistics Efficiency

Telematics plays a vital role in developing innovative solutions for efficient logistics and fleet management. Telematics provides real-time visibility and data to optimize procedures and processes, maintaining product integrity, optimizing shelf-life, reducing losses and insurance risk across the supply chain. It is a critical component in logistics and supply chains because it addresses key challenges related to safety and regulatory compliance, driver monitoring, insurance and infrastructure.

1600 – 1630

Refreshment Break

1630 - 1700

Designing and implementation of fully automated warehousing and its effect on Supply Chain

1700 - 1745

Panel Discussion: Fostering A Next-Gen Customer Experience

Meeting the heightened expectations of digitally savvy customers through differentiation and innovation. Creating a seamless journey that reflects how customer want to shop across devices and channels: browsing, seeking peer influence, comparing prices. Fostering better shopping experiences and streamline a vast matrix of interactions. Evolving from a customer service to customer centric mentality


Closing Remarks And End Of Day 1

Day 2 | 7th August 2019


Registration & Coffee


Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor

0900 – 1000

Retail sector in Indonesia: Challenges & Opportunities

As e-commerce has grown explosively over the last decade, it has brought with it a perennially frightening time for retail executives: peak. Whether your organization faces increased orders for Black Friday, the run up to Eid &Christmas, summer sales, new year resolutions, new product launches every retailer undergoes a period each year where order volumes can spike up to 10-20x for a sustained period of time. However, there are patches where the ecommerce is taking away the market shares. Add to that the increasing costs involved in operating physical stores. What is the outlook for in store retail sector in GCC and what are the challenges and opportunities that it will present for the supply chains in the region.

1000 – 1030

Supply Chain Optimization: Planning and maximising Segmented Supply Chains

Parametric supply chains (ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!) are becoming a necessity in today’s rapidly changing retail climate, but what usually gets overlooked is the immense effort required to operationalize these segmented supply chains, including differentiated sourcing models. Many companies miss the end to end impact of trying to move to a differentiated or segmented supply chain model. What is the best practice in developing multi product, multi geography supply chains.

1030 – 1120

Competition in the New Era: How Retailers Are Fighting Back with Same-Day Delivery

In the age of Amazon, surging consumer expectations — along with record store closures, and razor-thin margins — have propelled innovative retailers to aggressively explore alternative delivery solutions for same-day and last-mile deliveries. However, most are finding that the emerging field of alternative delivery providers is largely made up of on-demand couriers — essentially “Uber-for-packages” — services with strict geographic and size limitations, limited flexibility, and poor unit economics. How can a collaborative delivery model empower retailers to harness and leverage existing resources to make same-day, last-mile deliveries.

1120 – 1140

Refreshment & Networking Break

1140 – 1210

Network Optimization for enhanced efficiencies and profitability

Changing customer needs necessitate more complex retail networks. Channels are merging and morphing, and retailers are seeking ways to maintain and increase margins while creating a better customer experience. Hear experiences from retailers who are trying new approaches to building more flexible, adaptive networks.

1210 – 1240

Blockchain to Build Next Generation Retail and FMCG Supply Chains

Retail legal, compliance and supply chain executives have a unique role in building blockchain solutions to retailer needs. Blockchain has recently emerged as a revolutionary technology with the potential to transform retail and FMCG supply chains, payment systems, and other operations. Originally constructed to safely and securely record, store, and track digital currency transactions, blockchain technology has the capacity to reduce fraud, enable smart contracts, create a more transparent and secure retail supply chain, and ensure that shopping experiences are consistent and transparent. Learn how embracing blockchain technology can help your business.

1240 - 1310

Exposing Store Inventory: Enabling Store Fulfilment with Machine Learning & AI

As retailers become increasingly more focused on using stores as warehouses, the challenges of finding store inventory has become increasingly magnified. This session will take an in-depth look at the benefits of programs like ship from store and buy online pick up in store, the challenges of inventory accuracy, and how Kohl's is using machine learning and artificial intelligence to predict what inventory is in store in order to enable a best in class omnichannel fulfilment network.

1310 – 1420

Networking & Lunch Break

1420 – 1450

Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration for True Win-Win-Win Partnerships

Retailers & Manufacturers can both win through Collaborative Business Processes. Following a proven and scalable process to solve for mutual business issues, each reaps great benefits. It is important to identify how working together, sharing data and collaborating to optimize New Item Launches, Shelf Run Down Management and Promotion Forecasting can help grow business.

1450 – 1520

From Beginning to End: Collaborative Value Chain Strategies to Reduce Unsaleable

Retailers, manufacturers and suppliers win when they work together to create and maintain an efficient supply chain that reduces costs and boosts the bottom line. Constant innovation can help trading partners reduce expired and damaged products, as well as more effectively manage discontinued items.

1520 – 1610

Best-Practice in Inventory Planning To Reduce Stockholding & Availability Issues To Ensure You Meet Consumer Demands

  • Insights into maintaining the right availability for the customer, without simply throwing stock at the problem
  • What new tools are available which can help to improve inventory planning and reduce stock availability issues in today’s demand-driven supply chain?
  • Suppliers can control stock availability up to a point – but how can we ensure on-shelf availability once it’s in the retailers’ hands?
  • Practical advice for driving efficient replenishment operations to maximise stock availability and optimise customer service whilst reducing waste and costs

1610 – 1640

Sustainable Operations & Logistics in Retailing

There is increased interest and pressure on companies to improve the sustainability of their operations. More sustainable operations and logistics can and should reduce waste, risk, costs, and increase stakeholder satisfaction. This panel will bring together experts from retail and consumer product manufacturing who have implemented more environmentally-friendly operations, facilities, warehousing, and transportation.


Closing Remarks And End Of Conference