Site Tour A: Autonomous Warehouse Site Tour
09:00 – 12:30 Autonomous robots are now the future of warehousing and supply chain logistics. They are now improving speed and accuracy of routine operations and adding new dimensions of efficiency through side-by-side work with humans. According to McKinsey, fully autonomous warehouses can significantly reduce labour intensity of workers, function 10 times as efficiently as traditional ones and result in significant cost savings through substantially reducing staff recruitment, management and training costs. Join us at this exclusive site tour at potential locations including Coca Cola’s Smart Warehouse, DHL’s Advanced Regional Logistics Center and Yusen Logistics Smart Warehouses to discover how they are building the future of fully autonomous warehouses and leveraging robotics to automate their distribution centers.
  site tour A  
 Site Tour B: Autonomous Drones In Automated Warehouse Demonstration 
14:00 – 17:00 

Drones have found a commercial niche in many industries, and warehousing is now among them. Armed with barcode scanners, RFID detectors and more, these smart flying machines are increasingly changing the game in highly repetitive and human error-prone areas such as inventory management. Estimates even hold that 3 days of stock-counting work done by an 80-strong team can be handled in just 1 day by a single drone. Get an exclusive look at how drones are revolutionizing warehouse operations during this demonstration.

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*Space In Each Site Tour Is Limited, Registrations Will Be Available On First Come, First Reserved Basis.
09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
Adopting AI, Big Data And Advanced Predictive Analytics In Supply Chain Logistics
09:15 Next Generation Supply Chain

Keynote: How AI and Advanced Predictive Analytics Allows Greater Contextual Intelligence And Empowers The Next Generation Digital Supply Chain

Stamatis-112x128 Stamatis Kontzias
Vice President, Deliver Asia Pacific Supply Chain
Johnson & Johnson
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09:45 Demand Forecasting With Machine Learning

DHL Case Study: How Machine Learning And Advanced Predictive Analytics Improves Demand Forecasting And Production Planning

AI is capable of analyzing enormous volumes of data, thus enhancing demand forecasting accuracy. It provides an endless loop of forecasting, continuously adjusting the forecast based on real-time sales, weather and other factors. At DHL, advanced analytics determine complex correlations between the wealth of data available, equipping planners to make better decisions in areas that are traditionally challenging such as predicting promotional lift and product introductions.

timothy-112x128 Timothy Kooi
Head Advanced Analytics
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 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:30 Inventory Management With AI

AI: Emerging Opportunities & Challenges For Asia

Indranil-112x128 Indranil Sen
General Manager-Supply Chain
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11:00 Industry Collaboration Blockchain Innovation Case Study

Fonterra, Blackmores, Australia Post Alibaba Industry Blockchain Collaboration: Providing Food Safety, Traceability And Transparency With Blockchain Innovations

Aussie vitamins brand Blackmores and dairy company Fonterra have signed a memorandum of understanding with Alibaba, alongside Australia Post and New Zealand Post, to help the company trial its new supply chain network using Blockchain to improve end-to-end supply chain traceability and transparency to let consumers know their purchase is verified and authentic.

11:30 BluJay – Silver Sponsor BluJay
Blockchain Implementation Case Studies
12:00 Blockchain Innovation Case Study

PIL, IBM backed by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Singapore Shipping Association, Infocomm Media Development Authority, Singapore Customs and the Bank of China’s Singapore are collaborating to improve transparency, visibility and efficiency across entire supply chain using blockchain

Wai-Yee-112x128 Choo Wai Yee
Deputy Director
Networked Trade Platform (Customs)
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12:30 Lunch & Networking Session
13:30 Interactive Roundtable Discussion:

New Technologies Transforming The Future Of Supply Chain Today:

  • Building a Digitally Ready Autonomous Warehouse
Raman-112x128 Raman Arora
Head Omni Channel & Technology
  • Autonomous Drones In Warehouse Operations
  • Autonomous Robotics In Humanless Warehouses
Nicole-112x128 Nicole Tretwer
Head Of Logistic Services APAC
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  • AI And Machine Learning In Supply Chain
Indranil-112x128 Indranil Sen
General Manager-Supply Chain
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  • IoTs & Supply Chain Control Towers
Sriram-112x128 Sriram Sheshadri
Head of Supply Chain
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  • BluJay Solutions Roundtable Discussion
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  • Cognitive And Intelligent Automation In Procurement
Apurva-Gupta-112x128 Apurva Gupta
Head of Procurement APAC
Kimberly Clark
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  • Autonomous Truck Platooning
  • Autonomous Delivery Robots Innovations
Building a Sustainable Global Supply Chain
14:30 Sustainable Global Supply Chain

Sustainable Supply Chain Network Design: How Dell Built A Sustainable Global Supply Chain That Translates To Lower Costs, Zero Waste And Enhanced Business Innovations

In 2014, Dell launched its closed-loop recycled plastics supply chain to accelerate progress against their goal of using 50 million pounds of sustainable materials. Since then, they have used more than 10.5 million pounds of closed-loop plastics in new products. The program is run in partnership with various supply chain partners. The program entails collecting, recycling and using e-waste to make new Dell products. It begins with plastics getting sorted out of the various takeback streams, further processed and then sent to a manufacturing partner in Asia. The plastics are then melted down and moulded into new parts and computer components (a closed loop system). The whole process – from the time the equipment is received for recycling to the time the plastics are back in a customers’ hand as part of a new product – takes less than 6 months.

Paul-112x128 Paul Henaghan
Senior Vice President Data Centre Solutions – Asia Pacific and Japan
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14:30 Digitalization Of Trade Documents Using Blockchain
New-Soon-Tee-112x128 Soon Tee New
Cluster Director
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 Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Session

How To Make Supply Chains Ethical And Sustainable With Blockchain

The power of blockchain technology is even more present in supply chains when combined with the latest IoT technologies to capture supply chain data at the point of origin. Every single product worldwide can be assigned a cryptographic unique identifier at the start of the chain, wherever it is sourced or created. This unique code is tied to a utility token that is time-stamped as it moves through the supply chain, with the entire life cycle of that item stored on the blockchain archive. Smartphone users can check the unique ID to reveal its history and its origins to ensure it was responsibly sourced or produced.

Prafulla Patil's logo Prafulla Patil
Associate Director Global Technical Operations
MSD International
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Unified Real Time Data and IoTs in Supply Chain
16:00 IoTs In Supply Chain

Transforming Complex Supply Chains Into Fully Connected And Collaborative Network With IoTs

Many organizations are beginning to experiment with IoT devices to transform complex supply chains into fully-connected and homogenous networks. IoTs can enable near real-time asset tracking, monitoring, and alerts that help streamline tasks and minimize disruption. IoT gives supply chain leaders the ability to access near real-time details on job statuses across the entire chain and helps break down silos. Increased collaboration across business areas can also help to identify potential issues or bottlenecks earlier, make smarter strategic decisions and boost productivity.

Arijit-112x128 Arijit Ganguli
Vice President – Global Supply Chain
16:30 Blockchain, IoT And Smart Contract Integration

Case Study: Integrating IoT, Blockchain And Smart Contracts To Transform Supply Chain Efficiency And Visibility

Jeremy-112x128 Jeremy Khoo
Group CEO
iFashion Group
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17:00 Digitalization Of Cross-Border Trading: How To Operate A China Cross-Border Social Commerce Business Without Physical Presence In China
Kawee-112x128 Kawee Chong
CEO & Co-Founder
Kinofy, Kino Biotech & Kinohimitsu
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17:30 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman
17:35 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.


09:00 Welcoming Speech, Opening Remarks & Thank You Sponsor Speech by Conference Producer
Building A Fully Autonomous Warehouse Of The Future
09:15 Fully Autonomous Warehouse

Keynote: How JD.Com Built A Fully Autonomous Warehouse The Size of 7 Football Fields With Nearly Zero Employees

Instead of the usual 500 people to run a 40,000m2 fulfilment warehouse, – China’s logistics and e-commerce giant employ just four people, whose jobs centered around servicing the robots running the warehouse the size of 7 football fields. The warehouse’s complex network of automated machineries is made up of over 1,000 industrial robots that pick, scan, sort, transfer and pack packages using crates on conveyor belts, as well as camera systems and robot controllers. The packages are then picked up by driverless forklifts and brought to the core corresponding truck for delivery to the right destination. With robots alone, the centre can handle over 200,000 orders a day.

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09:45 Drones in Autonomous Warehouse

Innovation Showcase: Using Autonomous AI Drones To Track And Automate Inventory Management In Warehouses

Autonomous drones can perform mundane and repetitive inventory management tasks (as well as tasks that are dangerous for humans, such as flying up to view inventory on high shelves); and robots can lift shelving units from densely-packed storage areas and then transport those goods to a picking station. The employee turnover rate in distribution centers is currently at 40%, so drones are necessary components for companies seeking a stable supply chain and better inventory management.

 Morning Refreshments & Networking Session
10:30 P&G Asia Case Study: Transforming ‘Business Of Supply’ Leveraging Technology
Sachin-112x128 Sachin Mirashi
Director Product Supply
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11:00 Robotics In Autonomous Warehouse

Self-Driving, Packing, Scanning And Sorting Robotics In Warehouses: How Autonomous Robotics Are Revolutionizing Digital Warehouse Of The Future

While many logistics and manufacturing operations still rely on manual and paper-based picking systems, autonomous mobile robots can now eliminate a lot of unnecessary packing, sorting, scanning and picking.

Jonathan-112x128 Jonathan Ventura
Global Supply Chain Analytics Senior Manager
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11:30 Self Driving Forklifts

Toll Case Study: Learning Lessons From Deployment Of Autonomous Forklifts In Distribution Centers

According to Toll, when autonomous forklifts are combined with new on-site technology – such as automated storage and retrieval systems and ergonomic goods-to-person picking stations – improved automation has led to a reduction in manual intervention by 70 percent and improving safety for the site’s 200 workers.

12:00 Smart Picking Innovations

DHL Innovation Showcase: How Autonomous Picking Self Driving Robots Streamlines Logistics Operations

DHL has introduced a self-driving robot that automatically learns and shares the most efficient travel routes to maximize overall pick efficiency. The self-driving robot improves outbound picking productivity by moving autonomously to workers, reducing picker travel time.

timothy-112x128 Timothy Kooi
Head, Advanced Analytics
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12:30 Lunch & Networking Session
Innovations In Logistics And Last Mile Delivery
13:30 Last Mile Delivery Innovations

Fedex Unveils Future Autonomous Delivery Robots

With the FedEx SameDay Bot, retailers will be able to accept orders from nearby customers and deliver them by bot directly to customers’ homes or businesses the same day. FedEx is collaborating with companies such as AutoZone, Lowe’s, Pizza Hut, Target, Walgreens and Walmart to help assess retailers’ autonomous same-day and last-mile delivery needs. On average, more than 60 percent of merchants’ customers live within three miles of a store location, demonstrating the opportunity for on-demand, hyper-local delivery services.

14:00 BAT’s Digital Roadmap To Increase Supply Chain Agility
Nadia-112x128 Nadia El Houari
Head of Material Supply Management Asia Pacific & Middle East
British American Tobacco
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  Afternoon Refreshment & Networking Session
Collaborative Supply Chain Control Towers
15:00 Supply Chain Control Towers

Realizing The Benefits of Supply Chain Control Towers With IoTs: How Control Towers Can Enhance Supply Chain’s Agility, Visibility And Collaboration

Many companies are still struggling to achieve end-to-end visibility in their supply chains. Supply Chain control towers can now enable cross-organizational collaboration, across multiple tiers of customers, suppliers, and logistics service providers. This enables supply chain managers to not just address issues directly under their control, but to work with business partners to solve a much broader range of problems that occur in all parts of the supply chain. Real-time networks eliminate information delays; provide end-to-end visibility, and better optimization thanks to fresh, big-picture data that reflects the reality of the supply chain now. They also provide the full context for better decision making, including providing actual data on orders, inventory, shipments and capacity constraints across all nodes of the network.

Sriram-112x128 Sriram Sheshadri
CSCP, Head of Supply Chain
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Digital Procurement Transformation
15:30 Cognitive Procurement

Unlocking The Future Of Procurement & Spend Analysis With Cognitive Intelligence And Advanced Analytics

Cognitive Procurement will transform the future of procurement and spend analytics. Using big data and advanced analytics, cognitive procurement can improve an organization’s:

  • Spend intelligence and analytics
  • Fraud and audit management
  • Supplier intelligence and assessment
  • Supply risks and alert monitoring
  • Contract administration and compliance
  • Unit price benchmarking and should-cost prediction
  • Virtual buying assistant and help desk
Ramesh-112x128 Ramesh Krishnamoorthy
Head of Procurement
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AI In Autonomous Warehouse

Leveraging AI For Intelligent Robotic Sorting And Visual Inspections In Warehouses

AI allows greater contextual intelligence which provides the knowledge needed to reduce operations costs and inventory and respond to clients quicker. AI is now used in Intelligent Robotic Sorting – an effective, high-speed sorting of letters, parcels, and palletized shipments and AI-Powered Visual Inspection – taking photos of cargo using special cameras allows to identify damage and identify an appropriate corrective action.

Markus-Kraft-112x128 Markus Kraft
Executive Committee Member
The Logistics and Supply Chain Management Society (LSCMS)
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16:30 RPA Case Study: How Unilever Automates And Streamlines Its Procurement With Intelligent Process Automation

Robotic process automation is now supporting Unilever’s entire order to cash process run from its regional service control towers. Its more than 20 bots have already automated hundreds of processes, with a roadmap for hundreds more.

Ferhad-112x128 Ferhad Ismail
Vice President, Supply Chain Chapter
Singapore Computer Society
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17:00 Closing Remarks by Conference Chairman