Controlling and executing a product’s flow from materials to production and then to distribution, in the most economical way possible, is the main activity of Supply Chain Management. But integrating the planning and execution of processes required to optimize the flow of materials, have lately become disrupted by this pandemic. At this conference thought leaders and practitioners discuss and advise as we examine the changes brought about by market conditions and technologies.
Sanjay Desai, Advisor/ Board Member at All About Supply Chain And Executive Placement & Talent Advisor At Humana International, Singapore
Covid-19 impacts to Supply Chain and what changes should we expect in 2021- 2022
Karen Livey, Speaker Presenter, Karen Livey
Supply chains use technology and rely on people to ensure they keep moving smoothly. The pandemic has put pressure on people working in supply chain to perform and produce every day, whilst maintaining their capacity to do so.
Leaders can role model the way forward to be more resilient and teams can remain productive over the long term in the current environment.
This science-based session will unpack ways to:
G Durairaj, Managing Director, Portsworld Academy, Malaysia
Crisis implications of the pandemic on the logistics services sector need re-thinking on governance issues at various levels. The need for radical and trade-offs to address and/or mitigate the impact of uncertainties highlights requirements for new approaches and policy measures aimed at the development of the logistics services sector.
What should be the policy response and how would it measure up with the industry stakeholders?
Dr Flavio Macau, Director of Academic Studies – School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University
The talk covers panic buying triggers, products mostly affected, impact on supply chains, and the role of key stakeholders. Governments, retailers, industry, media, and customers must achieve a degree of coordination to address the effects. This talk offers a roadmap to supply chain strategies that address severe product shortages.
Ishaan Singh Bedi, CEO, Synchronized Supply Systems Limited
Use of Technology in Logistics and Supply Chain, Resilience through technology in logistics operations, Role and importance of technology being a logistics organization.
Anuj Saush, The Conference Board
Outline: Anuj will share insights from his recent paper on Supply Chain Resilience. As a guide, the discussion will focus on: • Supply chain risk landscape • COVID-19 reinforced the spotlight on supply chain vulnerabilities • Key attributes of a resilient supply chain • Pillars of a resilient supply chain • Building resilient supply chains
Gregory L Schlegel, Founder, The Supply Chain Risk Management Consortium/Executive in Residence, Lehigh University, USA
In mid-March 2020, the SCRM Consortium said this – “We will be looking at a global W-like recovery, which will include the Bullwhip Effect and 3-R’s; Respond, Recovery & Renew.” In this session we will discuss what happened, why we made this statement and provide guidance on how you can recover from this risk event.
Ulf Venne, Leader Centerof Excellence, Everstream Analytics
Modern supply chain leaders see supply chain risk management often as a necessity and see major value in avoiding risks. While this is a vital factor, it also should enable you to take controlled risks, that drives revenue. This session will talk about how organizations have to shift their mind towards including forward looking risks in their decision making process and how modern technology will help companies in their journey to always stay in front of what’s ahead.
Dr Kate Hughes, Supply Chain Strategist, Fling Group, Bangkok, Thailand
Businesses are not longer a single competitive entity, instead “Supply chains compete with supply chains” (Prof Martin Christopher, 2006). The key to long-term success in today’s market is embedded resilience throughout the supply chain; as this is critical to reducing risk and improving business performance.
Natarajan (Nat) Arjun, General Manager/ Vice President, Mattel, Inc (Mattel Malaysia & Mattel Thailand)
How to obtain powerful competitive advantage by unlocking the value of supply chain data.. Understand how Data driven Supply Chain can drive competitive advantage and disrupt markets even as uncertainty, turbulence, and demanding customers appears overwhelming.
We are inviting speakers – thought leaders, subject experts and start up entrepreneurs – to share their knowledge and enthusiasm about their work and their vision in the field of Supply Chain Management. Let us know also if you would like participate in a panel only.
Please complete the speaker’s response form and submit a proposal to present at this event.
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