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TRANSLOG Connect Programme & Speakers


TRANSLOG Connect Congress 2015 will bring you an overview of the Central Eastern European market and the main trends and impacts on Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management. For speaking opportunities please contact Katy Säurich Operations & Production Manager at TEG or Tel: + 36 1 219-5725.


TRANSLOG 2015 speakers:


Opening Keynote Presentation: Dawn of a New Age: Logistics 4.0 – Trends in Logistics at a Glance

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer
  • Innovations and organizational change: Logistics and SCM face another technological revolution
  • Information and communication technologies, the development of the Internet of Things and the advances in robotics will lead to a significant increase in both efficiency and effectiveness

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Kummer, Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics, Vienna University of Economics and Business


Presentation: Integrating Global Technology to Optimise your Supply Chain: Turning Big Data into Big Visibility

Jeroen Eijsink, President of Europe, C.H. Robinson
  • Value-added, data-driven decision-making is important to the future success of supply chain activities and processes. Big Data can be leveraged in both functional and strategic aspects of supply chain operations, to support visibility and make supply chains more agile.
  • How People, Processes and Technology come together to provide consistent experiences to customers globally. 
Jeroen Eijsink, President of Europe, C.H. Robinson 



Keynote Presentation: Automotive Logistics - New Solutions for the Challenges to come

Dr. Robert Ivisic, Director Logistics, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary
Dr. Robert Ivisic, Head of Director, Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary



Case Study Presentation: One Day Plant: Ordered today – Delivered tomorrow – Finalist of the Supply Chain Management Award 2015 

Klaus Buchwald, Rohde & Schwarz
  • “Leagility”: the answer of the supply chain organization to high innovation and 100% customer specific solutions
  • Realization of the "one day plant" by using the LEAN principles across the entire SCM organization - from administration over production to the global supplier network  
  • Becoming a "learning organization" by implementing and linking value streams based on a change of culture  
  • Laying the foundation for Industry 4.0 by reducing complexity with the LEAN transformation 
Klaus Buchwald, Vice President Corporate Supply Chain Management, Rohde & Schwarz 


Case Study Presentation: The Fast, the Furious and the Frustrated: 3 Foremost Challenges of Business today  

Dagmara Glowacka, Global Logistics Manager, Kongsberg Automotive

-    Challenges of current times:

  • Fast changes on the market
  • Frustration and conflict management
  • Multicultural and cross-generation management
  • Necessity to shuffle War and Peace leadership style

-    Impact of the soft development visible on hard KPI’s


Dagmara Glowacka, Global Logistics Manager,  Kongsberg Automotive



Case Study Presentation: Logistics & Operations with Style - 3rd Place at the ELA Award in 2015   

Paul Copil, Head of Operations CEE, Fashion Days
  • 1 fashion destination in East Europe - behind the scene of Fashion Days
  • Business growth by reducing warehouse processing time and shifting online business from “flash sales” to “in-season”
  • How can logistics support a fast & dynamic online business model

 Paul Copil, Chief Operations Officer, Fashion Days Group



Client Case Study Presentation: KN FreightNet - Place Airfreight Orders faster than ever before via the Latest Web Technology

Thomas Grunau Kuehne + Nagel Holger Schmidt, Head of Logistics Procurement EMEA, Johnson Controls

Obtaining quotes, placing bookings and tracking shipments is a time-consuming process that causes a significant drain on resources – and both time and resources are precious in today’s world. With KN FreightNet, Kuehne + Nagel has simplified matters and created an online solution that makes placing airfreight orders faster and easier than ever before.

  • Binding quotations
  • Immediate booking
  • Zero wait

Thomas Grunau, Head of Global Marketing, KUEHNE + NAGEL  

Holger Schmidt, Head of Logistics Procurement EMEA, Johnson Controls


Client Case Study Presentation: Logistics Challenges around B2C Home Deliveries - Regional CEE Case Studies 

Chaim Huijsman Jan Kodada, Sales Manager Czech Republic Land & Logistics, Gebrüder Weiss
  • Logistics challenges around B2C home deliveries illustrated with several regional CEE case studies
  • This key note is less focused on parcel distribution; instead more about home deliveries of brown, white and other products that can be ordered online.

Chaim Huijsman, Head of Corporate Sales, Gebrüder Weiss

Jan Kodada, Sales Manager Czech Republic Land & Logistics, Gebrüder Weiss


Case Study Presentation: The New Union Customs Code – Impact on Supply Chain Management and Logistics

  • In force on 1 May 2016 - What is new?
  • Impacts on Supply Chain Management and Logistics
  • Cost saving potentials
  • Simplifying logistics and Supply Chain Management
  • Practical examples and opportunities for Avon Cosmetics

József Vizsy, Head of Transportation & Customs, Avon Cosmetics & President of the Hungarian Association of Customs Affairs


Client Case Study Presentation: The European Supply Chain Network Optimisation – The new hubs and redesigned network in Central Europe

Lukasz Tomalik András Iványi, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Department, Medical Operations, Numil
  • Why Central Europe
  • The European Supply Chain transformation
  • The CEE distribution hubs examples
  • Barriers to process redesign
  • To challenge the supply chain through consultancy

Łukasz Tomalik, Business Development Director, Raben Group

András Iványi, Logistics Manager, Supply Chain Department, Medical Operations, Numil 


Panel Discussion: Growth around Europe and CEE – When, how fast and where are the big corridors? 

Introductory speech: Snapshot of CEE Economies

  • Key market players (international and local), # of companies providing logistics services, how did ownership of logistics providers evolved over the years
  • Key recent transactions, valuation considerations of logistic provider assets (CEE versus global)
  • Who will own logistics assets in CEE in 10 years from now? – Outlook for further consolidation

Bertalan Jászkuti, Managing Director, Heal Partners 

  • Status quo and growth potential around Europe and the CEE region
  • Is the shift within the EU towards East still ongoing?
  • Where are the big corridors and bottle necks?

Gökhan Çakmak, Global Logistics Director, Oriflame Cosmetics 

Adrian Ioana, EMEA Logistics Operations Manager, HP 

Pavel Fábel, Purchasing & Logistics Director, HAMÉ

Bertalan Jászkuti, Managing Director, Heal Partners 


Panel Discussion: Future of Logistics & Innovation in Logistics  

Introductory speech: Physical Internet Vision - Logistics Innovation for a more Competitive & Sustainable Industry

  • A Supply Network that is operated as a whole, meaning full vertical and horizontal integration and coordination
  • Pragmatic approach of the physical internet at P&G and examples

Sergio Barbarino, R&D Supply Chain Innovation, Supply Network Innovation Center (SNIC), P&G

  • Trends in logistics: combination of robots, internet technologies, digitization, and software challenge
  • Innovative logistics processes in production
  • Innovative processes in warehousing 

Sergio Barbarino, R&D Supply Chain Innovation SNIC, P&G

Zoltán Koltai, Technology Director, GE Lighting EMEA & member of the Executive Board in Lighting Europe

Roman Zorman, Regional Logistics Director, Studio Moderna


Presentations of the Award Winners of the 3rd CEE Logistics & SCM Excellence Award 

TEG The Events Group is proud to announce the call for applications for the 3rd Central Eastern European Logistics and Supply Chain Management Award.
The award has been established to honour, recognise and promote outstanding logistics and supply chain management solutions in the rapidly growing region of Central Eastern Europe, highlighting the region’s most innovative and flexible solutions. Manufacturers, retailers and solution providers from all industry sectors are welcome to apply with their most innovative projects and methods implemented in the region in two categories: manufacturers and retailers firstly, followed by service providers with a customer related project.

Applications should be submitted by 1 October, 2015, and will be assessed by our highly renowned independent jury.

Further information click here



Post - Event Programmes – November 26th

1. Excursion to the Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Plant in Kecskemét

Mercedes Benz

Due to last year's overbookings, the congress again provides the opportunity to visit the Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Plant in Kecskemét on November 26th at 5 p.m. limited for 80 delegates only and available on a first come first serve complimentary basis. “Take a look behind the scenes and see how our cars are being made in line with our customers’ orders by means of cutting-edge technologies. During your visit to our production halls you will experience in person how Mercedes-Benz CLA and B-class cars are born, along with our third model, the CLA Shooting Brake, which will be put on the market in year 2015.”

Transfer: The bus will leave in front of the CORINTHIA Grand Hotel Royal on November 26th at 4 p.m. and will return after the plant visit at approximately 8 p.m. 



2. Visit and Pálinka Tasting at the Zwack Pálinka Distillery in Kecskemét


The congress provides the opportunity to visit Zwack Pálinka Distillery in Kecskemét on November 26th at 5 p.m. limited for 50 delegates only and available on a first come first serve complimentary basis. 

The tour will start with a short movie about the Zwack family’s and the Zwack company’s history followed by a tour through the distillery. The last station of the visit is the Unicum cellar which is a labyrinth with almost 500 oak barrels where the Unicum is aged for half a year. The visitors can taste the original Unicum and the Unicum Plum straight from the oak barrels enjoying the fragrances and the flavors of these herb liqueurs.

Transfer: The bus will leave in front of the CORINTHIA Grand Hotel Royal on November 26th at 4 p.m. and will return after the plant visit at approximately 8 p.m. 

Gebrüder Weiss
C.H. Robinson

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Zwack Unicum

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