Supply Chain Leadership Forum, Europe


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  • Day 3

Factory tours

09:00 – 09:30 Registration for Tours

During the morning of the SCLF EU 2018 Pre-Conference Day, Manucore members will get the opportunity to tour one of two leading factories in the Warsaw region.

At the facility of your choice, you will enjoy an extensive tour of their operations demonstrating cutting-edge technologies, people management and lean processes. There will be opportunities to ask plant managers questions and benchmark operational performance as well as a great way to network with your fellow SCLF EU 2018 peers.

FM Logistics at the Supply Chain Leadership Forum, Europe, 2018

Factory Tour A - FM Logistic Distribution Hub

  • Strictly Limited to 40 Places
  • The facility is currently the largest pharmaceutical distribution plant in Central Europe
  • The expansion cost PLN 29 million.
  • One of the elements of the investment was the installation of a Building Management System which controls the operation of strategic equipment (refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, dehumidification, etc.).
  • It can be divided into eight separate pharmaceutical warehouses, as per the new specifications of logistics firm DPD
Oriflame Site Tour, at the 2018 Supply Chain Leadership Forum Europe

Factory Tour B - Oriflame Distribution Centre

  • Strictly Limited to 40 Places
  • Oriflame Cosmetics is an international beauty company selling direct in more than 60 countries worldwide with their wide portfolio of Swedish, natural, innovative beauty products which are marketed through a sales force of approximately 3.6 million independent consultants, who together create annual sales exceeding some €1.5 billion.

13:00 – 17:30 Toolkit & Digital Show Cases

Leadership Toolkit

Leadership and Behaviours to deliver successful change across Next Generation Supply Chains

4 Hours

New kinds of leadership and behaviour are required to orchestrate and deliver successful change across the next generation of supply chains. New business models, disruptive technologies and cross-generational talent pools are all challenging the traditional approaches to supply chain and change management.

Progressive leaders need to emerge that possess vision, imagination, flexibility and courage to face these new paradigms. They embrace perpetual change and innovation at scale, operating through collaborative enterprise and social networks to deliver successful and sustainable outcomes.

Do you and peers in your organisation have what it takes to be successful?

By attending this interactive and informative workshop you will:

  • gain new insights from a new Leadership & Behaviour framework developed from recent research by Cranfield School of Management and EFESO Consulting
  • have the opportunity to use the Digital Assessment Tool* and learn to apply the framework to your own organisation and change challenges
  • be able to network with peers and benchmark your own organisation with others

The exclusive workshop will be facilitated by Lucas van Engelen and Clive Geldard from EFESO Consulting. Places are limited so please register early.

Please note: Delegates will require a Laptop, Tablet or other device to access the EFESO Digital Assessment Tool.


Technology Toolkits

The path to value based logistics partnerships

1 Hour

For many companies it’s a recurring question: which logistics processes should they outsource, and which should they handle themselves? Is price the only thing that counts, or does a logistics service supplier’s added value matter too?

The Supply Chain Satellite, a research tool to map logistics partnerships was launched three years ago to help companies find the right logistics buying strategy for them. This online tool (, which is a joint initiative of Supply Chain Media, Nyenrode Business Universiteit, DSV Solutions and Districon, is based on the idea that two factors determine the logistics outsourcing strategy: the supply chain complexity and the degree to which the supply chain adds value.

In this interactive presentation, Martijn Lofvers from Supply Chain Media will present the findings of the research program including input from over 400 senior supply chain executives. The outcome clearly reveals the desire by shippers to focus more on value and less on costs when outsourcing logistics activities. As a logical step towards the implementation of the insights gathered by the Initiative, Hugo van Daal, Director Global Accounts from DSV Solutions will provide some practical examples of value based logistics partnerships and will discuss frameworks like vested sourcing to make these a reality.

18:00 – 19:00 Networking Drinks Reception

7:40 – 8:20  |  Registration & Networking

8:30 – 8:40


  • Alan Waller kicks off the event with a welcome session featuring key highlights and advice on how to maximise your time at the event and get the most from the Manucore experience.

Alan Waller

Visiting Professor of Cranfield School of Management


The eCommerce Flywheel: Pillars to Win in eCommerce

To infinitely increase online consumer demand, fueling the eCommerce Flywheel is essential by linking price, selection, consumer trust, content, service, availability and operations. Here Neil delves into each area, explaining best practices in each and teaching you how to make the whole greater than the sum of the parts. With the flywheel as a backdrop, you’ll leave the room with key takeaways on how to win and to keep your company Flywheel spinning fast and freely.


Neil Ackerman

Senior Director, Global SC Advanced Planning

9:10 – 9:40 | KEYNOTE

The journey towards digital products at Pirelli

In this session Marcelo describes the transformation of Pirelli into a “pure consumer tyre company” and how the company’s digital strategy is driving the reinvention of its products, business model and ways of working. He offers a few lessons learned for companies going through similar transformations as well as outlines his vision on how the major technology trends will impact the way companies operate in the future.

Marcelo De Santis



9:45 – 10:55  |  Networking & Refreshments & Pre-Arranged 1-2-1 Meetings

11:00 – 11:30


Product led Supply Chain evolution

The presentation is about The Coca-Cola Company strategy to broadening its product portfolio to become a total beverage company, responding to developing consumer preferences and how Coca-Cola European Partners as TCCC’s largest bottling partner by value, is reviewing its supply chain capability and processes in order to best support that strategy.

The presentation will touch upon the rationale behind the Beverages for Life strategy, the characteristics of the broadening portfolio, the implications on supply chain capability and the potential changes in process and mindset needed to grow in today’s competitive beverage market.



Today’s digital technologies create a cleavage between the traditional manufacturing environment a fully digitalize external world. A technological digital divide, an operational skill divide, a generational divide. Enable the supply chain to attain situational awareness is a key challenge for the upcoming years. Without a fast transformation, customer-driven, personalized, agile and responsive will stay an aspirational mantra. The digitized supply chain not only increases efficiencies but also leads to improved customer experience and revenue growth. The companies that will continue to achieve the best results are those that actively invest in a comprehensive digital strategy. A connected, informed, smart and automated supply chain will be a key competitiveness element fully cross-functionally integrated to the broader business context.



In-depth research, carried out in 2012 by Cranfield School of Management, has shown that companies experienced a success rate of only 50% in driving through successful change involving Supply Chain Strategic Initiatives.

A major survey was again initiated in 2017 to updating the earlier research and to focus in particular on the leadership and change management requirements to ensure success. This latest research shows that businesses are experiencing improved overall success rates of over 60%, but that many are still failing to take strategic change forward to realise the planned benefits. The new research again shows that people/technical barriers are weighted 80:20. Also emerging from the latest research are critical new guidelines for the Board around leadership and change management behaviour.

This workshop explores what this means in practice for today’s Supply Chain leaders, and how businesses must adapt to change and embrace the key get-rights for the Board in implementing Strategic Change. Alan will describes the key ingredients to successful implementation of change, and the critical role of the CEO and the Board in embracing Supply Chain as a value-added process to drive change both within the organisation and with key supply chain partners.

This workshop will also set the scene to prepare delegate for their potential participation in follow-on in-depth discussion days and master classes to be run by Manucore and Cranfield/EFESO

Nick Perryman

Director – Central Commercialisation Strategy and Co-ordination




Filippo Mauri

Former Global Supply Chain Divisional Manufacturing Director


Alan Waller

Visiting Professor of Cranfield School of Management


11:35 – 12:15  |  Sponsored Case Studies



In the past decade new technologies have enabled significant gains in warehousing and transportation management. At the same time multiple distribution channels, increasing urbanisation, rising distribution costs, and growing demand for a sustainable supply chain has led many organisations to look at innovative solutions through partnerships and collaborative Supply Chain initiatives. The new mantra for many organizations is now agility and flexibility. In this session we assess the opportunities that global Supply Chains can harness to deliver optimal performance.



Big Data provides supplier networks with greater data accuracy and insights, leading to more contextual intelligence. However the real opportunity for complex supply chains is implementation of predictive analytics and learning algorithms to analyze the wealth of data coming in from the web, point of sales and other sources. This allows Supply Chain leaders to understand the state of their supply chains in real time, ask the right questions and take effective decisions to grow sales, improve service levels and reduce inventories.


Digital Solutions for Upstream Supply Chain Integration

  • Supply Chain 4.0
    • A closer look to the Industry 4.0! Is it merely a new manufacturing concept or a game changer for the whole organization?
    • How Vestel defines Supply Chain 4.0?
    • Internet of Things or Inter-connected processes?
  • Digitalization
    • Interconnected process is the final goal or merely a step on the journey to “Digital Supply Chain”?
    • What Vestel did for supply chain digitalization?
    • Engineering on Current Processes for Digitalization Transformation
  • Supplier Management
    • Integration of upstream supply chain
    • How to implement a large scale Supplier Management Program?
    • KPI based supplier management
FM Logistics Site tour at the Manucore Supply Chain Leadership Forum, Europe 2018

Speaker: Freek Aertsen – Managing Partner EyeOn

Mr. Ender Yuksel, Supply Chain Director - Vestel Elektronik San. Ve Tic.A.S.




Embracing Digitalisation across the extended Supply Chain

Joao Goncalo Cordeiro, Operations Director Iberia – L’Oreal



How Blockchain Can Transform the Supply Chain

Beatrix Madarasz, Senior SAP Supply Chain Management/ Transportation Management Consultant – Novigo



Tapping into the hidden value of your workforce – are you maximizing their talent?

Mirko Nobili, VP Supply Chain Excellence – Burberry



Change management: How to assure the strategy is executed and sustained in large complex organisations

Agustin Lopez Diaz ,Executive Global Quality Leader – GE Power



Getting to S&OP Success – This session will focus on uncovering the barriers that are preventing companies from optimizing their S&OP processes and provide a checklist of focus areas 

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is the decision process used to match a company’s demand to supply, and align its supply chain plans to its business strategy. For many management teams, S&OP initiatives are agents of change that can dramatically reduce costs while improving customer service. However, there is still a wide gap between a best-in-class and typical S&OP process in place today. Many companies find it difficult to push past the challenges preventing them from achieving a highly effective S&OP process and realizing the associated benefits. This session will focus on uncovering the barriers that are preventing companies from optimizing their S&OP processes and provide a checklist of focus areas. It will also touch on Integrated Business Planning (IBP) – the latest advancement of S&OP.

Jonathan Jackman, Vice President, EMEA, Logility



Nurturing and Developing Supply Chain Talent

Mariusz Geraltowski, Procurement Director EMEA & Americas – Fujitsu


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How to prepare yourself for a customer centric e-commerce supply chain

Filippo Mauri, Former, Global Supply Chain Divisional Manufacturing Director – Colgate-Palmolive



12 Building Blocks for an Effective S&OP

Freek Aertsen – Managing Partner EyeOn
Joost Rongen – Lead Sr Business Consultant EyeOn

Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) and Integrated Business Planning (IBP) are considered as being the key means to execute corporate strategy. A successful S&OP process aligns an organization strategically to execute tactically. But the road to S&OP excellence is often hampered by complexity. In this interactive session, EyeOn will guide participants through the 12 essential building blocks to make S&OP really work in.



Value Chain Sync – overcoming the barriers and working on concurrent progression

Clive Geldard & Michael Policastro



Unlocking the true value of End to end control towers, creating visibility and enabling better decision making across the supply chain

Patrick Haex, Managing Partner Supply Chain Management, Buck Consultants International



Digital Supply Chain

David Sheldon, Head of Supply Chain Development, Nestle



Key Leadership Requirements – Driving Successful Change Across the Full Value Chain

Alan Waller, Visiting Professor – Cranfield School of Management

13:45 – 14:15 | Keynote

Implementing a digital supply chain -experience at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Opportunities abound with technology offering many options: Robotics; Deep learning from Big Data; Analytics; Sensors; Blockchain…. End-to-end digital opportunity’s requires aligning on standards. Trying things out to test their impact before full scale implementations is cost effective and efficient. Having a small team focused on the topic and participating in the eco-system ensures new technologies are heard about and can then be considered in the next wave of implementation. What makes sense for your company? How to build the competency in digital supply chain? How to implementation?

Jan Roodenburg

VP Supply Chain at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise I EMEA

14:20 – 15:35  | Networking Refreshments & Pre-Arranged 1-2-1 Meetings

15:40 – 16:10  | Case Studies


In this session Pradipta describes how analytics are deployed at Mondelez to give end to end visibility in the Supply Chain. He describes how analytics can be used to improve regional and global efficiencies across the Supply Chain. Using real life examples he describes some of the projects he has worked on and the impact advanced analytics has had on top line growth, profitability and supply chain optimisation.


The scope and reach of the supply chain cries out for a formal, documented process to manage risk. But without a crisis to motivate action, risk planning often falls to the bottom of the priority list. Risk apathy is driven by supply chain executives, who often find themselves at the center of the daily storm, striving to balance very demanding operational objectives while satisfying customers, cutting costs, and helping grow revenue. One recent report has suggested that just 25% of a typical company’s end-to-end supply chain is being assessed in any way for risk. This session looks into three fundamental phases of a supply chain risk plan and how you can use these in your own operations: Identify – Prioritize – Mitigate


With more than two million customers in 150 global industries, Premier Farnell knows about complexity and volume, and thereby how to keep a supply chain running smoothly. Attend this session and learn how this global electronics components distribution leader has moved from a regional planning structure and adopted a centralised global approach, creating a planning centre of excellence and providing greater visibility every step of the way.

Pradipta Saha

Associate Director – Integrated Supply Chain Analytics

Gokhan Cakmak

Global Logistics & Supply Chain Director
Oriflame at the Manucore Supply Chain Leadership Forum Europe

Adam Thomas

Demand Planning Manager


16:15 – 16:55  |  Sponsored Case Studies


Stefan Reidy, Founder and CEO of Arviem

Internet of Things is on the rise towards restructuring the entire process by which supply chains operate. The power of IoT lies in intelligently connecting people, processes, data and things via devices and sensors creating a networked ecosystem of things continuously measuring, collecting and exchanging ‘live’ data. In this case study, Stefan Reidy will describe the project of an international food manufacturer which utilised IoT technologies to gain visibility into the movement of goods across the supply chain. It reveals insights that enable logistics and supply chain professionals to optimize shipping routes by defining safe and optimal routes, to evaluate carrier performance levels against benchmarks, to analyze logistics carbon footprint, to improve security of cargo and to reduce business risk.

Supply Chain 4.0 : Why big data is not difficult

Although many conceptually get the power of connecting data to process and people and “things”, there is a lot of mystification about IoT, Big Data, if not plain confusion.

Leaders across the board have high expectations of their digitisation plans and investments, yet it seems that few business leaders truly have a grasp of exactly what is required of them, and how these developments impact on their leadership. At R&G Global Consultants, we all too often see leaders failing to drive the digital transformation proactively.

This is not a story showcasing what the latest technology can do, but a story about how leaders in our client base strive for day-to day supply chain excellence but continuously maintain misconceptions about big data, or fall into (big) data capability gaps. Solving these requires anything but Technology: Data-driven leadership, defining the future of IoT Supply Chains

Integrating Blockchain for Supply Chain Transparency

This session reviews blockchain technology and the impact it is having on supply chain transparency and authenticity. It assesses the design of blockchain exploring its five pillars and three layered architecture.  The session also explores the application, the road map and challenges for Supply Chain professionals.



Infosys Consulting

17:00 – 17:40

Gender Diversity Panel

In this interactive debate we learn from senior SCM practitioners how careful team selection can make or break the success of an effective Supply chain team: We discuss how gender and skill diversity can improve supply chain performance.

Anita Arts

MD Global Supply Chain

Anna Spinelli

Senior Vice President Procurement 

Ivanka Janssen

VP Supply Chain Beverages

17:45 – 18:45  |  Networking Drinks

8:00 – 8:30  |  Registration & Networking

8:30 – 8:40  |SCLF EU Chair’s Welcome and Day 2 Recap

8:40 – 9:10  |  Opening Keynote Presentation


The Physical Internet is a concept which aims to transport physical objects through a network of hyperconnected notes in the same way as information is transmitted today through the digital internet. This new approach of transporting goods will have a profound and positive impact on the economy, our society and the environment. Procter & Gamble are playing a leadership role in research, development and implementation of the concept through participation in the Physical Internet Roadmap. In this session Marc provides an introduction to the Physical Internet concept and elaborates on the Physical Internet roadmap which is focused on e-commerce and citylogistics, corridors and hubs, supply chain planning and synchromodality as well as safe and secure transport and information systems

Marc Verelst

Supply Chain Research and Innovation Leader, Proctor and Gamble


9:10 – 9:40  |  Keynote Presentation


In this session Alexandra takes us on a journey from the 18th Century to today and beyond, illustrating how revolution shapes the Supply Network and causes profound change. According to Alexandra, disruptive innovations are changing the landscape of many industries and their fundamental business models. She argues that the triggers of Geo Politics, Customer Expectations, Speed of Innovation, Digitization and the Sustainability Paradigm have led to a new kind of supply model – Supply Chain 4.0. In this new Supply Chain, Customer Centricity, Digitization and Advanced analytics sit at the core. Alexandra will discuss the work she has done in redesigning Supply Chains and the customer mapping processes she has employed to build a Customer Centric Supply Chain of the Future.

Alexandra Morton

VP Supply Chain Management, Adidas Western Europe


9:45 – 11:10  | Networking Refreshments and 1-2-1 Meetings

11:10 – 11:40  |  Case Studies

Managing the supply chain, in the ever changing world of broadband and cable

Liberty global is the World’s largest international TV and broadband company operating in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unity media, Telenet and UPC, In addition, Liberty Global owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a joint venture in the Netherlands with revenues of $15.5 billion and 30,000 employees. At Liberty the Supply Chain challenges and opportunities are significantly different to a traditional manufacturing organisation due to industry consolidation and in addition to the normal scope of planning, logistics and distribution, the supply chain is responsible for asset management. In this session Anita will share her learnings and describe the transformations that can be utilized in a period of consolidation and transformation in the cable and broadband industry

Anita Arts

MD Global Supply Chain

11:40 – 12:20


Alain, one of the world’s leading S&OP experts outlines his review of the 7 secret pillars of S&OP and how to implement them fast. He then outlines the next generation of advanced S&OP describing how it breaks through traditional S&OP models. He also describes how S&OP can be used as a catalyst for significant organisational change.

Alain Perrot

Supply Chain Senior Advisor




Winning the Hearts of Millennials with a Customer-Centric Supply Chain

Neil Ackerman, Senior Director, Global SC Advanced Planning – Johnson & Johnson



Winning The War For 21ST Century Supply Chain Talent

Alexandra Morton, VP Supply Chain Management Western Europe – Adidas



Leading the sustainability drive in your operations to achieve growth

Alex Pertusa, Head of Supply Chain Sustainability – Tempe Inditex



Digitization planning, strategy and execution. A discussion on lessons learnt and key milestones in the transformation process. 

Carsten Stelter, Director Supply Chain Development & Capability EMEA – Goodyear Dunlop



Building trusted, responsive and resilient supply chains leveraging IoT and Blockchain

Arviem, Director

Co-hosted by Ernst & Young



Experiences on One Belt One Road between China and Europe

KLG Europe



Big Data in the Supply Chain. How to optimize Supply Chain with the use of innovative IT technologies


14:00 – 14:30  |  Keynote

Winning the hearts of millennials with a customer-centric supply chain

Say goodbye to pallets and bulk ordering, this is the era of the consumer-led supply chain, where customers expect their products within hours. Established manufacturers are looking at the success of the online giants and agile e-commerce specialists and wondering how they can win in the same way. Visionary supply chain innovator Neil Ackerman will explain what organisations can do to transform their thinking, and crucially, transform their operations.

Fast, personalized, agile supply chains have the power to deliver customer satisfaction on an unprecedented level. In senior planning and innovation roles at Amazon, Mondelez and now Johnson & Johnson, Neil has designed and implemented supply chains that truly delight consumers, and he’ll explain how you can take the same journey.


Senior Director, Global SC Advanced Planning

14:30 – 15:15  | Summary of key take-aways from SCLF EU 2018 and close of conference


A panel of Manucore Coalition Leaders will respond to current market developments, presenting actionable examples on recent challenges and perspectives on our future supply chain evolution. In this unique forum, the Manucore Coalition LIVE! offers the opportunity to discuss and debate further with the day’s session topics and key issues raised during presentations. Engagement from the audience is encouraged and underpinning this interactive discussion are the fundamental Manucore themes: Create The Future – Control The Present – Manage The Transition

Marc Verelst

Supply Chain Research & Innovation Leader, Vice Chair – Innovation

Alan Waller

Visiting Professor of Cranfield School of Management


Senior Director, Global SC Advanced Planning


MD Global Supply Chain


Alain Perrot

Supply Chain Senior Advisor

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Supply Chain Leadership Forum, EU
March 5-7, 2018 – Warsaw, Poland
MCC Mazurkas Conference Centre & Hotel