Supply Chain Conference
November 22nd, 2016 (6pm)
Vlerick Business School, Brussels, Belgium
About the Conference 2016
Over the past few years, with the proliferation of ERP, TMS, WMS and BI systems, supply chain organizations have seen an exponential increase in the availability of real-time data from almost every aspect of the operations. While turning the raw data into a relevant insight is an increasingly difficult task, analyzing this data in a smart way can help logistics companies reduce their operational costs.
Although it is often claimed that the “data is the new oil”, the reality is that most supply chain organizations are ill-equipped to deal with the substantial volume of data. Very few logistics departments have the required knowledge, resources, or tools to make the most of the available information. The ability to transform “Big Data” into “Smart Data” is quickly becoming one of the most needed skills in the logistics industry. Innovative application areas in this new domain can range from computer assisted freight flow visualization, network modeling and simulation, to demand forecasting, scenario planning, and risk management.
At this interactive conference, we will share best practices of how shippers, freight forwarders, and carriers are deploying “Smart Data” strategies to gain a competitive edge.
Director Global Demand Management, NXP SemiconductorsEvelien Klein is Director Global Demand Management at NXP Semiconductors, currently the 5th largest Semiconductor company in the world. Recently it was announced NXP will be acquired by Qualcomm. Ms. Klein holds a degree in International Business Studies from Maastricht University and an MBA from Singapore National University. NXP Semiconductors relies heavily on demand sensing, forecasting, and Big Data analytics to stay competitive in its market. Ms. Klein will give a short overview of the global systems, processes, technologies and human skills that make this possible.
CFO, Agility LogisticsJim Fredholm is the CFO at Agility Global Integrated Logistics. Prior to Agility, Mr. Fredholm served as the Group CEO of Adecco, as the Managing Director of the STAR Program at the Deutsche Post World Net (DPWN), and as the Chief Financial Officer of DANZAS. For the past 12 years, his leadership roles have emphasized strategic performance management, business development, cost management as well as non-finance corporate services including M&A, legal, HR, real estate and IT. Mr. Fredholm will share his perspective on the importance of the Big Data analytics in the supply chain from the finance point of view.
Vice President Cargo , Brussels AirlinesAlban François is Vice President Cargo at Brussels Airlines, Belgium’s flag carrier and part of the Lufthansa Group, where he is responsible for the new commercial strategy of the growing cargo unit. Prior to this, Mr. François was Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Manager at Brussels Airlines. A civil engineer, he started his career in the Belgian Air Force.
Director of Operations, DPD BulgariaAlex Petkov is a Director of Operations at Speedy - the biggest courier company in Bulgaria and a part of DPD Group. Mr. Petkov has an extensive experience in logistics operations and planning, including spending 13+ years at DHL International Bulgaria where he became an Area Manager. He continued his career as Operations Director of Hygia - Pharmaceutical distribution company of Actavis Jsc. for Bulgaria and Operations Director of the Bulgarian Post prior to joining Speedy in 2012.
(Moderator of the Conference)
Robert Boute is Associate Professor Operations Management at Vlerick Business School and KU Leuven. He lectures on Operations and Supply Chain Management in the MBA and executive education programs. His research focuses on Global Supply Chain Management and Supply Chain Coordination.
(Moderator of the Conference), Vlerick Business School
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