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
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09:45 How 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing Will Have a Disruptive Impact on Global Supply Chain Logistics and Trade Players 
  Leon-Prentice-roundedDR. LEON H PRENTICE
Research Program Director
CSIRO Manufacturing
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 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
 
10:30 The Use of Technology to Provide Traceability in Food Supply Chain
Luke-Wood-roundedLUKE WOOD
Founder/Director
escaVox
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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
Head of eCommerce Business Development, Platforms and Digital
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
  Accurate sales and demand forecasting becomes more and more challenging, with short product life cycles, slow-, fashionable and seasonal sales in a big data environment with typically tens of thousands of products in thousands of stores. We will discuss recent developments in this area leveraging novel forecasting techniques from Statistics, Machine Learning and AI, such as hierarchical forecasting, time series clustering, neural networks and others.

  • How do you produce accurate forecasts automatically?
  • How do you produce forecasts that are consistent across spatial hierarchies, across product categories, and across seasons?
  • How can you use other data sources to find relationships in sales/demand patterns to further improve forecasts and get insights from your data?
Christopher-Bergmeir-roundedCHRISTOPH BERGMEIR
Lecturer in Data Science
Monash University
Monash University
 
14:00 Adaptive Supply Chains in Today’s Omnichannel World
  • Supply Chain requirements in the digital omnichannel environment
  • Demands of consumers and how business needs to respond
  • Supply chain cost profiles relative to omnichannel distribution
  • Learnings from off-shore markets
  Christine-Miller-roundedCHRISTINE G. MILLER
Head of Supply Chain – Pacific
CBRE | Advisory & Transaction Services Industrial & Logistics
CBRE
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.
  Simon-Morgan-roundedSIMON MORGAN
Director Government & Communications
Australian Logistics Council
Australian Logistics Council
15:30 Supply Chain Network Design Excellence: Secrets of Success for Coles
Kevin-Gunn-roundedKEVIN GUNN
General Manager Supply Chain
Coles Supermarkets
Coles Supermarkets
 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: Improving trust in supply chains in
    exponential times
Matt-Kuperholz-_roundedMATT KUPERHOLZ
Partner and Chief Data Scientist
PwC
PwC
  • 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
 
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
Apurva-roundedAPURVA CHIRANEWALA
VP- Strategy & Growth
Sendle
Sendle
  David-Mclean-rounded
DAVID MCLEAN
CEO
Hubbed
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  Matt-Hannah-roundedMATT HANNAH
Chief Information Officer
Silk Contract Logistics
Silk Contract Logistics
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
Jens-Nikolai-roundedJENS NIKOLAI
General Manager Solution Design Australia & New Zealand
CEVA Logistics
Jens Nikolai Company Logo
 
09:45 Bringing Cognitive to Knowledge Management in Supply Chain
Cognitive and artificial intelligence technologies hold tremendous promise for knowledge management and supply chain applications. Cognitive technologies are solutions that go beyond information retention and process automation. They can actually think, reason, and learn in a way similar to humans – that is, very efficient and smart humans.

Cognitive technologies promise a knowledge revolution – where supply chain personnel can proactively advise the business, offering smarter insights, deeper analysis, and greater strategic value.

DHEEREN-roundedDHEEREN VÉLU
Head of Ai & Cognitive Business
CBA Strategic IT (Australia & New Zealand)
CBA
 
 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
 
10:30 Case Study: Improving Visibility and Supply Chain Efficiencies With IoTs
  Sean-Starling-roundedSEAN STARLING
General Manager – Research, Development and Innovation
Meat & Livestock Australia
Meat & Livestock Australia
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 How AI and Blockchain is Solving Supply Chain
Industry
Chris-Edwards-roundedCHRIS EDWARDS
Vice President – Business Development and Channels (Asia Pacific)
One Network Enterprises
One Network Enterprises
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 Operating 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-roundedDICKSON LEOW
Principal Technology Leader Future Transport Technology
Australian Road Research
Board
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 14:30 Supply Chain Control Towers
  • End-to-end visibility
  • Real-time tracking through collaborative information sharing
  • Early warning alerts and exception management
  • Predictive and prescriptive decision-support
  • Autonomous decision-making and control
  • Cognitive
Kyle-Rogers-roundedKYLE ROGERS
Vice President Of Thought Leadership
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia
Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia
 Afternoon Refreshments & Networking Session
 
15:30 Using Advanced Analytics, Road and Weather Data to Optimize Transportation Costs
  Anthony-Germanchev-roundedANTHONY GERMANCHEV
Leader – Advanced Technologies Lab
Australian Road Research
Board
ARRB
 
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 CATCH OF THE DAY COLLABORATIVE ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE SITE TOUR  
  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.  
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AFTERNOON
13:00 – 16:00 AB OXFORD AUTOMATED WAREHOUSE SITE TOUR  
 

Come and join us as we take a tour to Oxford Cold storage, the leading and largest privately-owned cold storage company in Australia. We will witness how they provide the highest quality of warehousing and distribution solutions and to keep their services accurate, reliable and online based on their innovative technology.

Let Mr Paul Fleizsig walk you through one of the conventional stores and compare the benefits and
challenges of converting conventional warehouse into automated warehouses. E.g. the implementation of Electronic Data Interfaces (EDI) with many clients, Mobile Racking System fully integrated and Automated Guided Vehicles used for picking and putting away of pallets within the warehouse. All these advanced and highly innovative technology development as well as the entire facilities will be toured by the delegates and followed by Q & A
session with the Tour Leader.

 
AB Oxford site tour