Global Supply Chain Summit 2017

Building Robust Supply Chain for Competitiveness
17 April, 2017: Mumbai, INDIA

Session Faculty
0900 Registration & Coffee
0925 Welcome Remarks by Conference Chair
0930 – 1015 Industry 4.0 and "Make in India" – supply chain essentials to help achieve these objectives
The "Make in India" concept will bring new trend in supply chain function. Instead of conventionally plant level production planning it is better to focus on demand driven model, which is more customer centric. This will also have a telling effect on Inventory holding of the company. In the present environment, most impacted area is supply chain. Sourcing of material, manufacturing, distribution, invoicing, have all been significantly impacted by the increased integration of global customer and suppliers. How is industry preparing to leverage this opportunity.
1015 – 1100 Benefits of Free Trade Agreements in developing a Global Supply Chain
Companies need to factor into their sourcing decisions the opportunities provided by free trade agreements if they are to truly reduce lead times and take advantage of cost savings available throughout their supply chain. By incorporating trade agreements into their sourcing strategy, companies are able to analyze the savings opportunities that exist when sourcing from countries both local and afar, and determine where preferential duty rates may impact the traditional landed cost of their purchased goods by delivering better tariff outcomes. Companies that can effectively integrate trade agreements in this way will gain a competitive edge in the marketplace; however, given the dynamic nature of trade and with new agreements signed every other day, for most this is easier said than done.
1100 -1115 Refreshment break
1115- 1200 Mergers and Acquisitions: How to Deliver Synergies and Survive Integrations in the Supply Chain
If you ask a procurement professional what are his biggest concerns, the number one answer will always be Risk. The key elements being identifying which risks are most pressing for their organization, planning a mitigation strategy, building governance layers for protection
1200-1245 Descriptive, Predictive, and Prescriptive Analytics: their application, tracking and business benefits
As manufacturing companies become increasingly complex and begin leveraging more data, the role of advanced analytics in business planning processes is slowly becoming a necessity. Gartner's 2016 CEO Survey shows that 54% of CEOs claimed that their top strategic priority for the year was business growth. One of the key tools is an efficient supply chain that can ensure decisions are bolstered with advanced analytics which provide and predictive and prescriptive insights.
1245– 1330 Effective Strategies in Bridging the Gap Between PLM Practice and Needs Across Demand-Driven Value Networks
Demand-driven supply chains align their planning, procurement, and replenishment processes to actual consumption and consumer demand. Becoming demand-driven allows a company to be more responsive to consumer needs while increasing profitability. Supply chains are becoming increasingly complex as companies expand their geographic footprint, increasingly leverage outsourced manufacturing, and expand their channel partner network. Supply chain executives are looking for ways to obtain real-time, transparent visibility across all tiers in the supply chain so as to better align supply with actual demand to help reduce supply disruptions and capital expenses.
1330 – 1415 Networking Lunch & visit to the exhibition
1415 – 1500 Taking a Comprehensive Approach to Supply Chain Cost Reduction
According to Deloitte's 2016 Global Chief Procurement Officer (CPO) Study, 74% of CPOs are citing cost reduction as a strong business priority for the upcoming 12 months.In today's complex supply chains, CPO's and Chief Supply Chain Officers (CSCO) need to achieve cost reduction in many different ways. Supply chain visibility is a prerequisite for successful cost reduction and increased Return-On-Investment (ROI).
1500– 1545 Minimizing Inventory Liability in an Outsourced Environment
Examine the balance sheet of any manufacturing firm, and one would notice that inventory accounts for 20 percent to 60 percent of its total assets. True, inventory has a definite financial value; a comprehensive and effective inventory management policy can result in increased revenues and enhanced efficiencies. Nonetheless, is inventory really an asset or could it toll the death knell for an organization? How does the impact change in the case of outsourced inventories.
1545 – 1600 Refreshment break
1600 – 1645 Building Excellence in Multichannel Customer Experience: Online, Retail, B2C and B2B
In today's maturing consumer markets, emphasis is shifting from straightforward sales to a more holistic approach to customer life-cycle management. Effectively managing these different marketing, sales, and service channels poses a significant challenge. Companies need new strategies, structures, processes, and tools to deliver customer value across all channels. A multi-channel, integrative customer model that delivers customer value and signicant return on investment (ROI) requires both a strong understanding of customer preferences and behaviors and a robust IT architecture that supports the overarching customer relationship management (CRM) strategy.
1645 – 1730 Measuring and Scaling Supplier Performance Through Quality Assessments and Scorecards
An MIT study found that 77 percent of companies surveyed said two out of the top three major procurement risk factors were related to suppliers – specifically "dependency on supplier" and "supplier quality problems." Over-dependency on a supplier and quality issues stemming from a supplier effect your organization's product quality, brand image, production efficiency and more. How can supplier assesments help you mitigate such risks?
1730 – 1815 Managing the Threat in the Digital Business
Organizations of all types and in all geographies are engaged in a fast-moving environment in which all the players are aggressively exploring new capabilities and technologies. Simultaneously, business goals are changing more rapidly, and traditional IT is finding it difficult to respond. Digital leaders are pursuing agile practices to compete at digital speeds while focusing on rock-solid IT reliability. What are the essentials in preparing for protection against cyber threat.
1815 Closing remarks and end of day 1