Day One

8:15
REGISTRATION AND WELCOME COFFEE
8:50
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR

David Rogers
Chairman
Asia Pacific Logistics Federation

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION – THE BIG PICTURE
9:00
MANAGING SUPPLY CHAIN INNOVATION AND CHANGE IN DISRUPTIVE TIMES
  • Which technologies will truly change the industry landscape?
  • How do we move past the hype into full-scale adoption?
  • Should we be focusing our efforts in one area or another to remain competitive?

John Hopkins
Program Director, Master of Supply Chain Innovation
Swinburne Business School

9:30
CASE STUDY: SUPPLY CHAIN 2020 – DEFINING YOUR ROADMAP
  • Leveraging technology to move past the linear supply chain
  • Mapping the CCA’s supply chain network design
  • Modernising transport management and distribution
  • Connecting  with customers across platforms and devices

Carly Cummings
National Linehaul & Network Optimisation Manager – Supply Chain
Coca-Cola Amatil

10:00
CREATING AN ECO-SYSTEM OF APPLICATIONS TO DIGITISE YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Mapping the future of the digital chain
  • Current technologies being used to extend digitalisation across the supply chain
  • Potential of cloud software to democratise high-level functionality and challenge traditional ERP
  • Developments for warehouse inventory drones, blockchain and other platforms

Andrew Clarke
Managing Director
Logistic Help

10:30
NETWORKING BREAK & SHOWCASE VIEWING
11:15
MEETING CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS WITH A SPEEDY ON-LINE DELIVERY AND FULFILMENT PROGRAM

The rise of Amazon and Uber has rapidly lifted consumer expectations. With the majority of Australian online retailers taking up to 24 hours to fulfil online orders, consumers are placing increasing pressure on retailers by demanding faster, more cost effective same day delivery options. Omnichannel retailers have the unique advantage of distributed inventory, where faster delivery experiences will be unparalleled by pure play retailers. Learn how to unlock this capability by understanding the roles of different technologies you need to start exceeding customer expectations today.

Rob Hango-Zada
Co-Founder & Joint Chief Executive Officer
Shippit

11:45
PANEL: WHAT “GOING DIGITAL” REALLY MEANS FOR YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Why is digitisation the next big opportunity for your supply chain?
  • How have supply-chain capabilities and technologies evolved over the last 5 years?
  • What are the biggest challenges and risks that need to be overcome?
  • Strategies for planning the effective digital transformation of your supply chain

Moderator:

Simon Morgan
Director - Government & Communications
Australian Logistics Council

Panellists:

Roberto Perez-Franco
Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics
Deakin University

Carly Cummings
National Linehaul & Network Optimisation Manager – Supply Chain
Coca-Cola Amatil

Jeremy Goodman
Director - Supply Chain
Carnival Australia 

12:30
LUNCH & SHOWCASE VIEWING
13:30
DEEP DIVE ROUNDTABLES

Attendees will have the option of attending 3 of 5 concurrent sessions (25 min per session). Roundtables are interactively moderated group discussions where delegates get the chance to debate and discover common issues, challenges and solutions.

Roundtable 1: Digital supply chain fundamentals

John Hopkins
Program Director, Master of Supply Chain Innovation
Swinburne Business School

Roundtable 2: Logistics management and supply chain evolution

Martijn van den Brand
General Manager Integrated Logistics
Kuehne + Nagel Australia

Roundtable 3: Blockchain for supply chain management

John Baird
Chief Executive Officer
UCOT (Ultimo Digital Technologies)

Roundtable 4: Real-Time Analytics: digital demand planning and forecasting

Henrik Smedberg
Regional Vice President
SAP Ariba, Australia & New Zealand

Roundtable 5: The key to 100% supply chain visibility: How to bring your community on the journey

Kieren James
Retail, Manufacturing & Logistics Account Manager
MessageXchange

15:00
NETWORKING BREAK & SHOWCASE VIEWING
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
15:30
CRUISE SHIP SUPPLY CHAIN: HOW TECHNOLOGY CAN MANAGE THE MICRO TO DRIVE THE MACRO
  • How do we use technology to ensure specific requirements are delivered within significant volumes?
  • What are the critical underpinnings to ensure technology can succeed in delivering value?
  • How can technology drive efficiency in cruise ship supply chain.

Jeremy Goodman
Director - Supply Chain
Carnival Australia 

16:00
SUPPLY CHAINS IN THE DIGITAL AGE: WHAT’S CHANGING, WHAT’S NOT
  • Tracking disruptions across traditional supply chains
  • Assessing the shift from manufacturer to the retailer
  • Leveraging IoT ecosystems, supply chain and track and trace automation
  • Investing in data, analytics and predictive capabilitie

George Mathew
Executive Consultant
Independent Digital Strategist

16:30
Impact of 4.0 technologies on your supply chain
  • Big data and analytics
  • Automation and autonomous technologies
  • Artificial intelligence as this applies to supply chain

Roberto Perez-Franco
Senior Research Fellow - Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics
Deakin University

17:00
PANEL: END-TO-END VISIBILITY: ELIMINATING SUPPLY CHAIN BLIND SPOTS
  • What are the most effective methods for increasing end-to-end visibility in your digital supply chain
  • Adopting a demand-driven planning and business operating model based on real-time demand insights
  • Building an adaptive and agile supply chain with rapid planning and integrated execution
  • Optimising product designs and product management for supply, manufacturing, and sustainability to accelerate profitable innovation

Moderator:

David Rogers
Chairman
Asia Pacific Logistics Federation

Panellists:

Ashok Sudhakaran
Head of Procurement
The Warehouse Group (NZ)

Cameron Hall
Head of Strategy and Innovation
Port of Brisbane

Jeremy Goodman
Director - Supply Chain
Carnival Australia 

Henrik Smedberg
Regional Vice President
SAP Ariba, Australia & New Zealand

17:40
CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR & NETWORKING DRINKS