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
CASE STUDY: Managing the risk of supply chain disruption

Coles has been a part of the Australian retail environment for over 100 years. From a single store in 1914, it now operate more than 750 supermarkets, more than 800 liquor stores, and in excess of 600 convenience stores. Coles employ over 100,000 people, serving millions of customers every week. This retail giant operates 21 distribution centres nationally, supplying millions of pallets, hundreds of millions of cartons, and billions of consumer units to our stores and customers every year.

  • Ensuring your supply chain is resilient and adapts to disruptions
  • Evaluating and tackling disruption risks – from second or third-tier suppliers
  • Balancing customer fulfilment with marketplace unpredictability
  • Tackling operational risks in an dynamic environment

Shaun Toussaint
National Supply Chain Loss Manager
Coles Supermarkets

10:30
NETWORKING BREAK & SHOWCASE VIEWING
11:15
CASE STUDY: LEVERAGING IOT TO SUPPORT CONNECTED WAREHOUSES
  • Using sensor technology to improve track and trace capabilities of goods
  • Using narrow-band IoT for yard management, inbound and outbound processes and traffic

Keya Chaturvedi
Trend Research Manager
DHL Asia Pacific Innovation Center

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:

Apurva Chiranewala
Growth Leader
Sendle

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

 

 

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

Attendees will have the option of attending 3 of 9 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: Digital twin and the supply chain

 

Roundtable 3: Drone technology and its impact on future supply chain

 

Roundtable 4: Blockchain for supply chain management

John Baird
Chief Executive Officer
UCOT (Ultimo Digital Technologies)

 

Roundtable 5: Maximising terminal’s productivity and TOS capability

Travis Brooks-Garret
Partner
Freight & Trade Alliance

 

Roundtable 6: Real-Time Analytics: digital demand planning and forecasting

 

Roundtable 7: Supply chain evolution and mobile IoT transformation

 

Roundtable 8: Securing the digital supply chain

David Rogers
Chairman
Asia Pacific Logistics Federation

 

Roundtbale 9: Applying mobile, social media, analytics and cloud technologies to leverage information

15:00
NETWORKING BREAK & SHOWCASE VIEWING
FREIGHT & LOGISTICS
15:30
CASE STUDY: MANAGING THE SUPPLY CHAIN IN REAL-TIME FOR OCEAN-GOING LINERS
  • Working within deadlines to load ships with new products it needs to set sail
  • Tracking the inbound freight and getting the product to ships
  • Streamlining the warehousing and logistics operations
  • Ensuring orders arrive at ports on time, while maintaining excellent relationships with suppliers

Jeremy Goodman
Director
Supply Chain, Carnival

16:00
CAPTURING THE FREIGHT ADVANTAGE: AUSTRALIA’S PREPAREDNESS FOR FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION
  • Mapping future freight networks & securing appropriate corridor protection
  • Impact & scope of the National Freight & Supply Chain Strategy
  • Managing risk and price volatility in the international supply chain (transport costs, shipping costs & rising costs of infrastructure use)
  • Managing regulatory risk, particularly in the cross-border ecommerce supply chain

Travis Brooks-Garret
Partner
Freight & Trade Alliance

16:30
CASE STUDY: OVERCOMING DIGITAL LOGISTICS CHALLENGES

Small business parcel delivery service Sendle has teamed up with StarShipIT, a cloud based app created to automate and simplify the process of shipping orders, to give Australia’s e-commerce retailers access a simpler complete shipping solution.

  • Enabling online retailers to start shipping from their e-commerce platforms
  • Saving time by automating fulfilment and automatically imports orders
  • Streamlining the process from setup to shipping

Apurva Chiranewala
Growth Leader
Sendle

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:

Apurva Chiranewala
Growth Leader
Sendle

Panellists:

Peter Ratcliffe
Head of Digital Technology and Innovation
Retail Apparel Group

Travis Brooks-Garret
Partner
Freight & Trade Alliance

17:40
CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR & NETWORKING DRINKS