AGENDA

21 - 22 September 2022

Cairo, Egypt

Logistics & Supply Chain Summit

21 - 22 September 2022: Cairo

Day 1 | 21st September 2022

  • 0800

    Registration & Coffee

  • 0855

    Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor


  • 0900 - 0930

    Supply Chain 4.0: The Digital Transformation


  • 0930 - 1000

    Industry 4.0 and the Imperatives to Connect Your Manufacturing Ecosystem To Optimise Processes


    It is becoming increasingly important for manufacturing lead enterprises to develop smart factories by selecting the right technologies and solutions and engaging C-Suite to drive transformation from the top down. With deeper understanding of IoT, AI connected manufacturing and resilient supply chains you will be able to create new levels of growth

  • 1000 - 1030

    Achieving Agility & Flexibility To Enable Growth & Customer Success is True Supply Chain Success


    SCM heads constantly endeavour on how to deal with unpredictable demand by forecasting new product introductions, promotions, seasonal spikes in sales volumes, etc. Implementing a supply chain process management maturity model can provide more accurate forecasts goals, costs and performance. Moving from the pull approach to the push approach can help optimize your stock logistics and minimize costs 

  • 1030 - 1100

    New Thinking in Demand & Supply Planning: Optimisation & Synchronisation


    Ensuring product availability at the lowest possible cost is critical to survive in the ever-more complex, global and competitive business environment of today. This session will take a deep dive into demand, supply, forecasting inventory management strategies and models to increase supply chain value, in order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible. How can companies smart replenishment and distribution systems that enable them to have the right products in the right place at the right time?

  • 1100 - 1130

    Networking & Refreshments

  • 1100 - 1130

    Managing Constant Change: Building Agility & Resilience in Supply & Demand Planning, Sourcing & Procurement


    Today's highly complex supply chain companies and supply ecosystems need to achieve high service levels, short lead times and low inventories. The Demand Driven Enterprise approach aims to help enterprises and networks successfully navigate volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous markets, breaking through the limitation of traditional management approaches to enable true consumption-driven planning and execution across all levels in the supply chain.

  • 1200 - 1230

    Control Tower and the Autonomous Supply Chain: The path to Supply Chain Automation, from Prediction to Resolution

    Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other advanced technologies are making it possible to predict supply chain disruptions, offer prescriptive guidance, and self-correct in real-time. Fuelled by data, robust algorithms, and predictive analytics, the Automated Supply Chain of the future will proactively identify disruptions like material shortages or weather event days or months in advance.

  • 1230 - 1300

    Supply Chain Design Strategies

    Forward-thinking businesses are continuously redesigning and improving their supply chains by using modelling technology to examine how their supply chains will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions and analysing the trade-offs of cost, service and risk. Needless to say, it is the “design” of a supply chain that brings the maximum benefit across key metrics like cost, service, sustainability and risk.

  • 1300 - 1345

    Networking & Lunch Break

  • 1345 - 1415

    Supply Chain Optimization: Planning and Maximising Segmented Supply Chains

    Parametric supply chains (ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!) are becoming a necessity in today’s rapidly changing retail climate, but what usually gets overlooked is the immense effort required to operationalize these segmented supply chains, including differentiated sourcing models. Many companies miss the end to end impact of trying to move to a differentiated or segmented supply chain model. What is the best practice in developing multi product, multi geography supply chains.

  • 1415 - 1445

    Collaboration Starts at Home – Orchestrating End-To-End Processes With Supply Chain Convergence


    The increasing complexity of technology, products, and network relationships are driving leading-edge supply chains to finally break down functional and application boundaries to drive greater levels value. This is what Gartner calls "supply-chain management (SCM) convergence”. What are the key tenants of Convergence and how it can help improve maturity.

  • 1445 - 1515

    Can Artificial Intelligence help Improve Logistics & Supply Chains Efficiencies?


    The artificial intelligence in supply chain market is expected to reach USD 10,110.2 million by 2025 from USD 730.6 million in 2018, at a CAGR of 45.55%. Growth in this market can largely be attributed to factors such as growing big data, demand for greater visibility and transparency into supply chain data and processes, and adoption of AI for improving consumer services and their satisfaction. What are the potential applications in the Malaysia context

  • 1515 - 1545

    End to End Supply Chain Visibility using Cloud and IOT for Optimising Inventory, Costs, Distribution Networks and Improve Logistics Efficiencies


    End-to-end supply chain visibility empowers supply chain and logistics managers to make educated decisions. It helps companies to decrease the impact of disruptions on the supply chain by providing actionable data. Supply chain leaders recognize the importance of visibility as it streamlines operations, reduces business risk, increases efficiencies and enables better decision making and forecasting based on insights offered by real-time data.

  • 1545 - 1615

    Networking & Refreshments

  • 1615 - 1645

    Blockchain Applications to Enhance the Security, Transparency and Efficiency of Exim Trade


    Blockchain enhanced by electronic tracking technology can help speed up supply chains, while adding greater intelligence along the way. It could be especially powerful when combined with smart contracts, in which contractual rights and obligations, including the terms for payment and delivery of goods and services, can be automatically executed by an autonomous system that’s trusted by all signatories."

  • 1645 - 1715

    Transportation and Warehousing Technology for better First Mile and Last Mile Operations


    In the last few years Warehousing and Transportation Industry has witnessed significant transformation supported by ever increasing demands, new consumption patterns, digital age of commerce and global trade growth. The “first mile” facilities are expanding with e-Commerce boom and the “last mile” facilities are becoming highly localized to support quick deliveries to consumers. Moving forward experts are looking forward to second generation of IoT, Big Data and Cloud based products to further revolutionise the space.

  • 1715 - 1745

    Transport Spend Optimization


    Transportation and shipping costs represent one of the largest spend categories for companies. Sourcing and managing this category is very complex for many reasons, including effectively managing various modes of transportation, inbound shipments from suppliers, outbound to customers, ongoing volatility in fuel costs and a dynamic supplier base.

  • 1745

    Closing remarks and End of Conference Day 1

Day 2 | 22nd September 2022

  • 0800

    Registration & Coffee

  • 0855

    Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor


  • 0900 - 0930

    Ecommerce in Egypt the Untapped Potential


    The MENA region is on track to be the next big growth market for e-commerce. The MENA region especially is being touted as the market that’s set to grow exponentially within the next couple of years. According to PayFort, the MENA e-commerce market would grow to US$69 billion by 2020, almost doubling in size in just a few years. According to Statista, overall growth across the Asia and Africa would be at a CAGR of 11% between 2018-2022. However at the same time an oft-quoted Gartner study stated that, in 2016, only 15% business in the MENA had any online commerce presence.

  • 0930 - 1000

    Cross-Border Ecommerce: The World is Your Market


    Ecommerce is forecast to make up 15.5% of total worldwide retail sales by 2021, and cross -border ecommerce is growing just as fast or even faster. Retailers who are cross-border enabled have the opportunity to capitalize on international sales and sell their products to millions of new customers, but it 's no easy feat. Shippers just getting into cross-border – and even those who have been at it awhile – are constantly running into issues related to time of delivery and cost, effecting both the customer experience and their bottom line. How can Egyptian players create a seamless market for themselves.

  • 1000 - 1030

    Effective Strategies to Use Drop Shipping as a Revenue Enhancer in Egypt?


    Drop shipping is an order fulfilment method that does not require a business to keep products in stock. Instead, the store sells the product, and passes on the sales order to a third-party supplier, who then ships the order to the customer. When you factor in all the drawbacks, obstacles, and day-to-day management, it’s far from easy. However, if you approach it the right way, dropshipping can help you build a successful business by complementing your existing services and improve your business.

  • 1030 - 1100

    Strategies for Implementing an Omnichannel Business Model


    A true omnichannel experience is defined as a multichannel sales approach that focuses on providing an integrated sales experience to a customer whether they are buying through a desktop application, a mobile app or physically in a brick-and-mortar store. The critical thing to focus on here is the integrated experience, which differentiates a multichannel approach from an omnichannel strategy.

  • 1100 - 1130

    Refreshment & Networking Break

  • 1130 - 1200

    Taking Your Fulfillment to the Cloud


    With an explosion in the popularity of subscription boxes, it's tempting for ecommerce companies to explore a subscription offering as an added revenue source. But it pays to understand the unique challenges associated with subscription order fulfillment. From managing inventory to getting orders out of the door, there's an exact science behind well-oiled subscription commerce – and warehouse management technology makes it possible.

  • 1200 - 1230

    Sprint to the Last Mile: Optimizing the Costliest Leg of Fulfillment

    It's no secret that the last mile of fulfillment – from the final node to the doorstep – is the costliest. Retailers, ecommerce companies, carriers and service providers have all been wrestling with this conundrum, seeking creative solutions to a vexing, expensive problem. Various consolidation approaches offer promise, including parcel lockers and store or curbside pickup services. What is the latest thinking on conquering the last mile of ecommerce? What solutions are being put into play and what kind of benefits do they deliver? How is technology being leveraged to optimize routing? How about crowd sourcing and ride sharing solutions?

  • 1230 - 1300

    Supply Chain Design Strategies

    Forward-thinking businesses are continuously redesigning and improving their supply chains by using modelling technology to examine how their supply chains will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions and analysing the trade-offs of cost, service and risk. Needless to say, it is the “design” of a supply chain that brings the maximum benefit across key metrics like cost, service, sustainability and risk.

  • 1300 - 1345

    Networking & Lunch Break

  • 1345 - 1415

    Designing Your Warehouse & Distribution Chain Around the Digital Consumer

    Designing Your Warehouse & Distribution Chain Around the Digital Consumer

  • 1415 - 1445

    Leveraging Smart Warehousing to Increase Supply Chain Efficiencies


    While automated picking, loading and replenishment systems are indeed smart by today’s standards, a Smart Warehouse is one that operates as efficiently as possible, always with an eye for best practices, under ever changing demands and within the budget constraints put on by the business itself. These Key Attributes are “size neutral” and apply to anyone running a warehouse or distribution center that needs to stay responsive and competitive – no matter what the budget.

  • 1445 - 1515

    Best Practice in Automating the Data Collection Process in a Warehouse


    Running a warehouse these days is all about data. Digital technology can take the guesswork out of inventory and warehouse management with employees scanning products every step of the way. Your facility should collect as much data on your products as possible, including where they’re coming from, when they arrive, what condition they are in, where they’re going and when they’re set to leave.

  • 1515 - 1545

    How Can Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics Impact you DC Efficiency


    In the world of omni-channel logistics, it’s crucial that businesses know the status of their inventory and whether it’s at a distribution center or retail location. The last thing a company wants is to promise next-day delivery to its customers and not be able to follow through. Inventory can be particularly challenging to keep track of during the holiday shopping season. To address this challenge, businesses must develop an efficient order fulfilment process through the use of a fine-tuned WMS.

  • 1545 - 1615

    Networking & Refreshments

  • 1615 - 1645

    Preparing Procurement for Digital Disruption to the Supply Chain


    As the digital revolution impacts every industry it is vital to understand what the new changes mean to you and your procurement teams around the world. For example, how virtual can your team organisation be? How mobile and distributed can they be? Can you move faster to find and work with better suppliers? What efficiencies can you gain by employing more digital capabilities?

  • 1645 - 1715

    The Future of Procurement and Sourcing Applications


    Interest has grown in digitization of strategic sourcing and procure-to-pay (P2P) due to digital business initiatives using technologies like virtual assistants, embedded real-time analytics, APIs and zero-touch user interfaces (UIs). Its important to the future of P2P and strategic sourcing (e-sourcing, spend analysis, and contract management) software applications as they will be an integral part of the ecosystem.

  • 1715 - 1745

    E-Procurement Implementation Strategy: Streamlining Procurement Processes and Increasing Efficiency and Transparency


    With procurement functions across the region striving to enhance their role within their respective organisations, the need for matching technology and information systems is pivotal in transforming successfully. Having the e-procurement systems in place is not enough, they need to be fully utilized and implemented to achieve maximum efficiency and save employees time for more strategic activities

  • 1745

    Closing remarks and End of Conference Day 2