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TRANSLOG Connect Congress - TRANSLOG Connect Programme & Speakers
For the 3rd time on 27-28 November 2013  
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TRANSLOG Connect Programme & Speakers

TRANSLOG Connect 2013's programme is currently being finalised.

Here you will find a brief overview of this year's programme.


DAY 1 - Wednesday, November 27


09:40 - 10:20   Chairman's Opening Address: Supply Chain Management in a Multi-Polar World 

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer

Prof. Dr. habil. Sebastian Kummer, Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics, Vienna University of Economics and Business and Board Member of the Austrian Logistics Association (BVL)


10:40 - 11:20   Client Case Study Presentation: From Mozart to Genghis Khan

Chaim Huijsman

  • A case study on the logistics of Tegeta Motors, a leading importer in Georgia
  • Pioneering along the Silk Road
  • C losing Logistic “white spots”

Chaim Huijsman, Head of Corporate Sales, Gebrüder Weiss


11:40 - 12:20   Case Study Presentation: Rewarding Value beyond the Obvious

 Bernard Lefevre, Head of CEEMEA Logistics Purchases, P&G
  • When traditional sourcing is not enough anymore (a transportation buyer's perspective)
  • Challenges & opprtunities ahead
  • Rewarding "consistency in improvement"

Bernard Lefevre, Head of CEEMEA Logistics Purchases, P&G


13:20 - 14:00   Case Study Presentation: Supply Chain Assessment and Redesign as an Answer for Challenging Markets

 Miguel Suarez - Supply Chain & Purchasing Manager, Lafarge Central Europe
  • What is a supply chain assessment?
  • How can lean, segmentation & consolidating SC strategies address current market challenges?
  • What are key success factor when redesigning supply chains?

Miguel Suarez, Supply Chain & Purchasing Manager, Lafarge Central Europe


14:20 - 15:00   Client Case Study Presentation: Supply Chain Commerce Delivered: Manhattan Associates’ Vision for the Future of Supply Chain in Eastern Europe

Martin Lockwood

  • The advent of multi-channel commerce, and embracing it in your business
  • Supply Chain becoming the key enabler of top line revenue generation
  • Why achieving complete visibility of your inventory across your Supply Chain is paramount to responding to challenging consumer demands
  • Optimising your warehouses to support multi-channel
  • Best practise, key trends, and how businesses are preparing themselves for the multi-channel paradigm

Martin Lockwood, Senior Director, EMEA, Manhattan Associates


15:20 - 16:00   Case Study Presentation: Speed Docking: A Joint Compass in Logistics Networks to Move towards a More Efficient,  Responsive and Sustainable Value Chain  – Among the Finalists for the ECR Europe Best Activation Award 2013

Thomas Tillemans

  • Introduce the background of Speed Docking
  • Our joint challenge
  • Activation through national championships
  • What’s in the plans for year 2014?

Tom Tillemans, Head of Logistics Excellence, H.J. Heinz Supply Chain Europe


16:20 - 17:00   Keynote Presentation: Stefan Talks Logistics - The Secrets Behind Successful JIS Processes at Mercedes-Benz 

Stefan Putzlocher

Stefan Putzlocher, Director Logistics, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary



17:20 - 18:00 Panel Discussion:

Is China Losing its Competitive Edge as a Sourcing Market? – Where are the Potentials for CEE?

  • Is China sustainable from as a sourcing market due to increasing wages and cost of energy and fuel?
  • Is an increase in flexibility and a decrease in lead time enough to step out of China to address volatile consumer behaviour better?
  • Are companies going to shift manufacturing and supply chains away from China?
  • Where are the potentials for CEE?
  • Will global supply chains be completely transformed?
  • What are the impacts on SCM and what are the directions for the next years?

Miguel Suarez

Rogier van Zon