Day Two

8:30
WELCOME COFFEE
8:50
OPENING REMARKS FROM THE CHAIR
BLOCKCHAIN, IOT AND ANALYTICS
9.00
BUILDING AND DEVELOPING AN INTELLIGENT IOT ECOSYSTEM BASED ON BLOCKCHAIN
  • Integrating the next generation of telecommunication technology with the most advanced blockchain technology and the IoT
  • Optimising the industry supply chain between the enterprise and customers
  • Assessing the specific needs of technology development based on blockchain
  • Clarifying the benefits of digital cryptocurrency on the supply chain

John Baird
Chief Executive Officer
UCOT (Ultimo Digital Technologies)

9.30
THE ROLE OF GLOBAL DATA STANDARDS IN BLOCKCHAIN INTEROPERABILITY
  • Leveraging GSI standards in enterprise blockchain applications
  • Promoting interoperability across the supply chain
  • Scaling enterprise adoption and maintaining a single, shared version of the truth about supply chain and logistics transactions
  • Increasing data integrity and trust between parties, and reducing data duplication and reconciliation

Marcel Sieira
Head of Customer Engagement
GS1 Australia

10.00
RESTORING TRUST TO INTERNATIONAL TRADE USING BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGY COMBINED WITH THE LATEST ANTI-COUNTERFEIT TECHNOLOGIES
  • Combatting fake products in the supply chain
  • Improving inventory accuracy, visibility and traceability of supply chains across physical and digital channels
  • Protecting brands and their supply chains and empowering consumers with product origin information

Pieter Vandevelde
Chief Operating Officer
TBSx3

10.30
NETWORKING BREAK & SHOWCASE VIEWING
11.00
Building an innovative end-to-end supply chain to digitise the flow of trading information
  • Managing the complexity of international trade
  • Improving connectivity for supply chain participants
  • Tackling pressure on supply chains, ports and border authorities to process, screen and clear goods
  • Facilitating the integration and interoperability involving commercial operators

Cameron Hall
Head of Strategy and Innovation
Port of Brisbane

11.30
LEVERAGING BIG DATA AND ANALYTICS TO MAKE INFORMED SUPPLY CHAIN DECISIONS
  • What’s the potential of big data to make smart supply chain decisions?
  • How do these insights improve your forecasting and intelligence-gathering capabilities?
  • Which tools work best with extracting value from your corporate data?
  • How do you uncover the right intelligence to gain a competitive edge?

Dearbhla Stynes
Business Intelligence Lead/Data Virtualisation Project Manager
RMIT

12.00
PANEL SESSION: BARRIERS TO TRANSFORMATION - WHAT'S STOPPING SUCCESS?
  • Mapping the success rate of supply chain transformation
  • Overcoming barriers to adoption
  • Moving past bleeding-edge technologies to cost-effective implementation
  • Side-stepping the ‘big bang’ technology approaches

Moderator:

John Baird
Chief Executive Officer
UCOT (Ultimo Digital Technologies)

Panellists:

Professor Amril Sohal
Director, Australian Supply Chain Management Research Unit
Monash University

Alexe Bojovschi
Director
International Innovative Research Network (iiRNet)

David Rogers
Chairman
Asia Pacific Logistics Federation

12.40
Lunch & Showcase viewing
PROCUREMENT, INTEGRATION AND CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE
13.40
CASE STUDY: DELIVERING A BESPOKE, CUSTOMER FACING SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Tracking customer demand and product supply in a global market
  • Ensuring products are available and match real-time demand
  • Managing anywhere, anytime orders and queries
  • Ensuring customers receive the right product at the right time
  • Improving the end-to-end supply chain through collaboration

Simon Rowe
Supply Chain Transformation Manager
Kimberly Clark Australia

14.10
CASE STUDY: THE FUTURE OF PROCUREMENT IN THE DIGITAL SUPPLY CHAIN
  • Leveraging digital models in the procurement space
  • Integrating procurement with digital platforms
  • Assessing digital platforms and impact on procurement needs

Ashok Sudhakaran
Head of Procurement
The Warehouse Group (NZ)

14.40
CASE STUDY: TAKING THE RIGHT APPROACH TO DIGITISING YOUR SUPPLY CHAIN – INTEGRATING SUITABLE LEADING-EDGE TECHNOLOGIES WITH REVAMPED OPERATIONS
  • Delivering savings by investing in innovative technology and implementing successful systems throughout the organisation
  • Analysing how you can transform your procurement values by meeting specific demands from all stakeholders
  • Maximising productivity and cost efficiency by engaging your team and improving procurement practices

Rosita Van Vuuren
Merchandise Operations Manager/Head of Quality and Sourcing
Best and Less

15.10
CASE STUDY: HOW IS AUGMENTED REALITY TRANSFORMING THE SUPPLY CHAIN INTO A NIMBLE TOOL FOR GLOBAL DISTRIBUTION
  • Emerging uses of augmented reality
  • How augmented reality is transforming the supply chain
  • Current and future applications

Kevin Worrell
Project Director
Dulux

15.40
AFTERNOON TEA & SHOWCASE VIEWING
16.10
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

16.40
PANEL SESSION: SUPPLY CHAIN TRANSFORMATION ROAD MAP
  • Implementing a transformation strategy that harnesses advanced technologies to meet changing customer behaviours
  • How to build an integrated ecosystem that is intelligent and responsive
  • Creating the right organisational culture and structure to accelerate transformation

Moderator:

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

Panellists:

Rosita Van Vuuren
Merchandise Operations Manager/Head of Quality and Sourcing
Best and Less

Kevin Worrell
Project Director
Dulux

Ashok Sudhakaran
Head of Procurement
The Warehouse Group (NZ)

Peter Nemtsas
Managing Director
Myoora Transformations

17.20
CLOSING REMARKS FROM CHAIR & END OF CONFERENCE