Agenda

TIME AGENDA 
DISRUPTIVE INNOVATIONS, BUSINESS MODELS AND IMPLICATION TO FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
 
09:15 Visionary Keynote:
Are You Ready to Embrace Next Generation of Procurement and Supply Chain Systems with Artificial Intelligence?
Jaydeep-Solanki-roundedJaydeep Solanki
Director – Program Purchasing Management
GM International
General_Motors
 
09:45 How 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Will Have a Disruptive Impact on Global Supply Chain Logistics and Trade Players 
  Richard-Whetton-roundedRichard Whetton
Head of Fulfillment
Catch Group
Catch Group
 
 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
 
10:30 Imminent Industry 4.0 Disruption: Why Manufacturing’s Next Big Act Will Demand a More Responsive and Flexible Supply Chain Innovations 
 
  • Industry 4.0: How digitization makes the supply chain more efficient, agile, and customer-focused
  • Why Supply Chain Integration is Crucial in the Industry 4.0 Era
  • Using smart sensors to drive supply chain integration with Industry 4.0
 
11:00 How Blockchain will Improve Trust, Operational Efficiency and Security in Global Supply Chain and Trade
Mehrdokht-Pournader-roundedDr. Mehrdokht Pournader
Lecturer
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
Macquarie Graduate School of Management
 11.30 Case Study: Lessons Learnt from Australia Post in Re-Designing Their Digital Supply Chain to Meet Customers New On-Demand Expectations
Marc-Gauci-roundedMarc Gauci
General Manager, Parcel & eCommerce Sales
Australia Post
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12:00 How RICOH Supply Chain Leverages Workplace Technology to Enable Successful Transformation
Is your organisation ready to transform? Adopting disruptive technology without readiness can destroy rather than create value.

 Ricoh’s toolbox for transformation:

  • The importance of strategic alignment & disruptive technologies
  • Conducting an organisational health check for readiness
  • Examples of how workplace technology enables organisational change
Yelitza-Guerra-rounded
Yelitza Guerra

Head of Supply Chain
Ricoh
Ricoh
  Networking Luncheon
SUPPLY CHAIN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION WITH AI,MACHINE LEARNING AND ADVANCED ANALYTICS
 
13:30 Reducing Supply Chain Forecasting Error and Improve Demand Planning with AI and Machine Learning
 
  • McKinsey predicts machine learning will reduce supply chain forecasting errors by 50% and reduce lost sales by 65% with better product availability
 
14:00 Inventory Case Study: How to Leverages Machine Learning to Optimize Inventory, Improve Service Levels and Increase Inventory Turns
  Discuss on the state-of-the-art forecasting methods to produce forecasts fully automatically, that are consistent across spatial hierarchies, across product categories, and across seasons. In particular, we will focus on recent trends of using Machine Learning techniques such as recurrent neural networks and deep learning techniques to produce such accurate, automatic forecasts across many different products.
  Christopher-Bergmeir-roundedChristoph Bergmeir
Lecturer in Data Science
Monash University
Monash University
14:30 Data Driven Supply Chain Case Study: Empowering the Next Generation Digital Supply Chain with Big Data Predictive Analytics
Supply Chains are about to be transformed by new technology that will allow us to collect more data, store it more efficiently and share it more easily both within and between organisations. Perhaps most importantly Artificial Intelligence (AI) is allowing organisations to make sense of data at scale and make predictions on everything from labour deployment, buying, logistics, infrastructure, network planning and more.

You will see the results of new research in to data driven supply chain adoption in Australia, examples of the AI technology and its benefits and case material on what AI is delivering in the supply chain

Gareth-Jude-roundedGareth Jude
Retail Industry Executive
Telstra
Telstra
15:00 Getting Data Right in Australian Supply Chains
Focus on telematics, regulatory reforms needed, use of data standards, blockchain and freight visibility.
  male speaker logoSimon Morgan
Director Government & Communications
Australian Logistics Council
Australian Logistics Council
15:30 Utilizing Advanced Analytics to Predict Weather, Route Networks and Optimize Transportation Costs
Dickson-Leow-rounded
Dickson Leow

Principal Technology Leader Future Transport Technology
Australia Road Research Board
 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
 
16:30 Technology Roundtable Discussion (20 mins per table):
 
  • Table 1: Emerging Technologies Used by Australian Supply Chain Organisations
John-Hopkins-roundedJohn Hopkins
Program Director: Master of Supply Chain Innovation
Swinburne Business School
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  • Table 2: Extended Supply Chain for Enterprise Asset Management
Indrasen-Naidoo-roundedIndrasen Naidoo
Supply Chain Director
Roy Hill
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  • Table 3: Latest Developments on Drone Delivery
Bernard-Lee-roundedBernard Lee
Head of Strategy & Policy, Autonomous Delivery
Australia Post
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  • Table 4: How On-Demand Disruptive Business Models Are Radically Changing Supply Chain
Justin-Passaportis-rounded
Justin Passaportis

General Manager Victoria & South Australia
GoGet
GoGet
  • Table 5: Demand Planning, Inventory and Network Optimization Tools with AI, Big Data and Predictive Analytics 
  • Table 6: How to engage people through transformation and drive business value during disruption. Culture, diversity, diversity of thought and how to get everyone to drive to a common outcome
Jo-Ann-Pass-rounded
Jo-Ann Pass

Head of Digital Operations
Sydney Water
Sydney Water
 
17:00 Chief Supply Chain Officer Panel: Disruptive Innovations in Last Mile Delivery – Crowdsourcing Apps, Drones and Delivery Robots
  Mark-Franke-roundedMark Franke
Procurement Manager(Asia Pacific- convenience Retail)
BP
BP
Michael-Donath-rounded
Michael Donath

Multichannel Manager
IKEA
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Apurva-roundedApurva Chiranewala

VP- Strategy & Growth
Sendle
Sendle
David-Mclean-rounded
David Mclean
CEO
Hubbed
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17:30 Closing Remark by Conference Chairperson
 
17:45 Champagne Networking Session
  champagne Networking

Enjoy a glass of champagne whilst networking with other like-minded individuals on topics that are of most interest to you and fellow delegates.

 

 

TIME AGENDA
COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS, IOTS AND AUTOMATED WAREHOUSES OF THE FUTURE
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
09:15 Autonomous Forklifts, Automation and Collaborative Robotics in Digital Warehouse of the Future
 
  • How collaborative robotics is driving the next wave of
    productivity and efficiencies
  • In cases where safety and complexity are paramount,
    not only do collaborative sensing robots work sideby-
    side with a human counterpart, but they’re also
    able to complete complicated and dangerous tasks
    that traditional robots or humans simply can’t
 
09:45 Innovation Showcase: Transforming Smart Picking,Packing and Efficiency with Next Wave of Vision Picking Smart Glasses
 
  • With smart glasses, productivity improvements
    average at 25 percent, with higher accuracy rates
    and approval ratings by users
  • Vision picking enables hands free order picking and
    greatly increases productivity
 
 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
 
10:30 Case Study: Improving Visibility and Supply Chain Efficiencies With IoTs
 
  • When order placement occurs, the IoT enables automated transmission of the order information, enabling inventory optimization
  • By collecting and analyzing big data, IoT allows significant improvements within the supply chain process.
  • IoTs are building blocks for future applications e.g. blockchain in supply chain
11:00 Smart Ships and their Impact on the Supply Chain
  Smart ships are remotely controlled, or fully autonomous, unmanned vessels that make use of data from Internet of Things (IoT) devices to provide safe vessel navigation in open waters and efficient transit between ports. IoT data originating from a range of on board sensors and external sources is used by the onshore operator, or in the future artificial intelligence program, to optimally manage the vessel and facilitate its smooth operation. This includes monitoring of the vessels relative position to land and other vessels, speed, direction, and on-board components (engines, fuel, thrusters and containers). Connection of the vessel to the internet allows meaningful data to be transferred to onshore port operators enabling efficiencies in vessel turnaround time including fast parts replacement and load transfer.

Understanding the capability and potential productivity gains associated with smart ships is important for operators along the entire supply chain so that complementary infrastructure and technologies can be implemented that take full advantage from the port gateway to the end user.

  Rachel-Johnson-roundedRachel Johnson
Chief Executive Officer
Victorian Ports Corporation (Melbourne)
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11:30 Exploiting Blockchain’s Full Potential with Industry Alliances: Adding Greater Transparency, Visibility and Efficiency Across the Entire Supply Chain 
  • • One truth across the supply chain network
  • • Blockchain offers a shared ledger that is updated and validated in real time with each network participant.
  • • Blockchain optimizes business transactions and trading relationships
12:00 How Blockchain Technology Can Transform Trust and Security: Case Study from DB Schenker’s Blockchain Implementation on Wine Shipment from Australia to China
Pieter-Vandevelde-roundedPieter Vandevelde
Chief Revenue Officer
TBsx3
TBsx3
 Networking Luncheon
 
13:30 How Autonomous Trucks and Truck Platooning Will Cut Delivery Costs & Make Supply Chain Logistics More Efficient
  “Huge money is being spent on R&D to develop Autonomous Vehicles and Truck Platooning.  Some level of success seems inevitable, but how much difference in delivery costs is possible with Autonomous Trucks?  What savings could Platooning make and is it viable in Australian conditions?”
Mike-Robertson-rounded
Mike Robertson

Managing Director & Engineering Manager
Engistics
Engistics
 
14:00 Regulatory Updates: New Australian Regulations Supporting Implementation of Driverless Trucks and Vehicles
 
  • Australian road traffic authorities can begin the roll out of intelligent transport systems (ITS) that enable vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-person, or vehicle-to-infrastructure communications, thanks to new regulations introduced by the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA)
Dickson-Leow-rounded
Dickson Leow

Principal Technology Leader Future Transport Technology
Australia Road Research Board
 14:30 Disrupting technologies impacting both transport & warehouse systems, first and last mile delivery – How DB Schenker are Responding
 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
 
15:30 Supply Chain Network Design Excellence: Secrets of Success for Coles
  Kevin-Gunn-rounded
Kevin Gunn

General Manager Supply Chain
Coles Supermarkets
Coles Supermarkets
 
16:00 5G and The Future of Delivery with Advanced Drones, Smart Robots and Driverless Vehicles
  Introducing the most important use cases, technical requirements, 3GPP roadmap, reference architectures, and corresponding enabling technologies for Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC). Follow by a summary of the most important activities ongoing globally and results attained during 5G tests and trials.
David-Soldani-roundedDr. David Soldani
Chief Technology Officer
Huawei (Australia)
Huawei
16:30 Improving China Market Access by Transforming the Food Supply Chain
Impact of ‘Disruptive Innovation’ and ‘Digital Transformation’ on managing China food import supply chain risks;

  1. Managing product quality and integrity to end consumer
    • Single point accountability
    • Real time condition monitoring
    • Product traceability
  2. Ensuring China import compliance and timely border clearance
    • Process transparency
    • Data integrity
  3. Protecting brand reputation in the China market
    • Anti-counterfeit / product tampering measures
    • China distribution management
  4. Meeting / exceeding consumer expectations
    • Product provenance
    • Direct consumer engagement
Peter-Verry-rounded
Peter Verry

Managing Director
Peloris Global Sourcing
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17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman

 

TIME AGENDA
MORNING
09:00 – 12:00 Site Tour A: Robotics and Automated Warehouse of the Future
Did you know that Catch of the Day’s warehouse in Melbourne is the size of Melbourne Cricket Ground, but yet it has less than 80 employees managing the entire warehouse? Processing 15,000 orders per day, Catch of the Day’s fully automated, robot-driven technology represents a major transformation from the manual warehouse management processes. Using 70 robots to automate the entire warehouse, the automation is a world’s first where fully automated robots retrieve products from bins and deliver the 25,000 bins to four goods-to-person picking stations where operators pick product into order totes. By automating its warehouse, it has cut its delivery times by half and doubled its fulfillment capacity.
AFTERNOON
13:00 – 16:00 Site Tour B: Autonomous Trucks and Vehicles Site Tour

Do you know that Telstra has joined forces with the NSW Government to launch the NSW’s first trial of a driverless vehicle in Sydney Olympic Park that will run over a two year period. The site visit will showcase how the transport and supply chain logistics industry will be shaped with the advances in automation technology and the Internet of Things. Driverless trucks can bring about a 400% price-performance improvement in ground transportation networks. Significantly reducing labour costs and work limitations, a driverless truck can drive nearly 24 hours per day. Driverless trucks will effectively double the output at one quarter of the current cost.

Fuel efficiency gain is another distinct advantage. Driverless trucks can maintain optimal cruising speed and coupled with the self-driving fleet’s platooning technologies in which trucks draft behind one another in highway trains, fuel efficiency is greatly enhanced. Safety is also markedly improved given that more people are killed in traffic accidents involving trucks than in all domestic airline crashes in the last 45 years combined.