Visibility Track
2.05 - 2.15 PM CET

AI-Empowered Supply Chain Design

Speaker: Zoë Kokje Schouten, Business Director Supply Chain Solutions

Have you ever wondered if it is possible to manage all the complexities of your supply chain while simultaneously optimizing for sustainability and profitability? With the advent of Artificial Intelligence, this is no longer a distant dream but a practical reality.

AI provides a powerful tool for businesses to adapt their supply chain strategies to a changing climate, evolving customer demands, regulatory requirements, and other challenges. By leveraging AI-powered decision-making tools, you can unlock new levels of efficiency and agility in your supply chain, allowing you to respond quickly to disruptions and capitalize on new opportunities.

Sustainability Track
1.45 - 1.55 PM CET

Preparing your logistics operation for CSRD

Speaker: Auke Annema, Business Consultant

Measuring and reporting on carbon emissions will become mandatory from 2024 onwards. Within the recently adopted Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) in Europe, large companies must report on “Scope 3” emissions, including the CO2 emissions of (outsourced) transportation.

Do you want to know how to prepare your logistics operation for the upcoming European regulations on CO2 measurement and reporting? Then join this short presentation and learn how to embed sustainability reporting in your day-to-day logistics operation.

Auke Annema, business consultant at BigMile, will share some industry examples of lowering the transport-related carbon footprint by optimizing supply chain planning. He will also talk about the next big thing: nitrogen oxide (NOx).


Planning Track
3.25 - 3.35 PM CET

Top 5 real-life Machine Learning use cases

Speaker: Sami Salminen, Director Integrated Demand Supply Planning

AI/Machine Learning has been in the hype curve for some time now. In the larger population, outside of SCM, novel use cases like generative AI/ML solutions ChatGPT for text and Midjourney for visuals have truly rocketed ML to daily discussions and media cycles, both in personal tiktoks and in professional life. 

Either of them is not very practical in SCM, but behind the hype scene, Machine Learning has become almost a must-have or at least something to always consider when doing Supply Chain Planning or any prediction-oriented supply chain analytics process. It could be as simple as predicting if this CRM opportunity will convert into an order (and thus I need to prepare materials and capacity for it), or it’s likely this delivery will be late and I need to react now and in longer term I need to have higher safety stock, or more complex cases like promotion forecasting or using unsupervised machine learning for pricing/costing planning. With modern tools, ML has become a "business analyst" tool similar to Excel, it is not a domain of IT or PhD Data Scientists anymore. Chainalytics can provide continuous Machine Learning - as - a - Service, one-time Studies and general consulting around AI/ML with a wide variety of proven use cases. Top-5 cases we have delivered are:

  1. Will this CRM opportunity convert into an order? (binary classification)
  2. Where do I need to have my rescue department resources located at any time (traditional statistics together with predictive ML models to understand the features driving house burns)
  3. What is the sales lift for this promotion next fall? (regression)
  4. Is this quality ok, are there scratches we should identify and stop from sending to customers? (multi classification)
  5. What should be today's pricing in this convenience store in this location for this new never-sold-before chocolate bar (unsupervised clustering)

Planning Track
2.05 - 2.15 PM CET

Predict, Plan, Price

Antoine Brouwer, Director Quantivate
Karèn Sarkisyan, Account Executive Quantivate

Optimizing operational and commercial execution in retail through a holistic approach to forecasting, replenishment and pricing with the help of state-of-the-art data science capabilities.



Planning Track
3.05 - 3.25 PM CET

Why Antifragile Supply Chains Love Disruption

Speaker: Ludovic Lenzenven, Business Consultant

The presentation titled "Why Antifragile Supply Chains Love Disruption" will explore the concept of antifragility and how it can be applied to supply chain management. Participants will learn about the difference between robustness, resilience, and antifragility and how organizations can leverage disruption to their advantage by turning it into a competitive differentiator. By embracing multiple scenarios and testing approaches, supply chain organizations can not only survive but thrive in times of uncertainty and change.

As supply chain visibility is essential for achieving supply chain agility, running scenarios and automating operations enable organizations to respond quickly to disruptions and changes in demand. By monitoring operations in real-time and making informed decisions, organizations can optimize their supply chain processes and build a more antifragile organization.

We will also delve into specific solutions that can help organizations build efficiency and sustainability in their supply chains, including Digital Supply Chain Planning (DSCP), external collaboration with customers and suppliers through Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Demand and Distribution (D&D), and Digital Commerce (DC), as well as Global Trade and Transportation Execution (GTTE). By adopting an antifragile approach and implementing these solutions, attendees will leave with a clear understanding of how to create a competitive advantage from disruption and build a more resilient and agile supply chain organization.


Sustainability Track
2.25 - 2.35 PM CET

Supply chain risk through the lens of sustainability

Speaker: Thomas Buch Andersson, CEO and co-founder of Responsibly

Sustainability risk management - From risk identification through data collection and assessment towards mitigation and impact.

As supply chain due diligence legislation is being passed and implemented across Europe the need for solid sustainability risk management systems has never been more urgent. Unfortunately, traditional risk management systems are not equipped to deal with the sustainability risk landscape. Sustainability risk is incredibly complicated, because it spans widely different topics all the way from social parameters such as child and forced labor to environmental parameters such as biodiversity and water pollution. The newly enacted German Supply Chain Act alone covers 17 impact parameters and the CSRD and CSDD will be even more extensive. To complicate the issue even further, sufficient risk management in each of these impact areas requires deep subject matter expertise. Where in your supply chain might there be risk of child labour? How do you assess it and perhaps most importantly, how do you ensure sufficient risk mitigation and impact? 

Luckily, you personally don’t need to be the subject matter expert. You don’t need to hire for it either. Utilizing data and frameworks that already exist will help you set up a stellar sustainability risk management system to comply with regulation and ultimately make an impact with your purchasing organization.

In this talk, we’ll go through how you can and should leverage pre-existing frameworks set out by internationally recognized organizations to identify risk, understand the existing data landscape and where your most severe data gaps are. Ultimately, equipping you to approach the following questions:

  • What should you assess?
  • What are the risks and how severe are they?
  • What data should you collect and how?
  • How do you mitigate the risks and what level of mitigation compliance are you comfortable with?

Planning Track
2.45 - 2.55 PM CET

The importance of Collaborative Supply Chain Planning

Speaker: Sandeep Walia, Chief Transformation Officer

Whilst it sounds simple, product availability is often overlooked. And yet it plays a critical role in driving positive NPS scores, enhancing CX and enabling businesses to deliver a truly omnichannel experience.

Surprisingly, businesses across the board struggle to increase availability without increasing inventory, which is both costly and inefficient.

Join this session, where Slimstock’s Sandeep Walia will share road-tested, cutting-edge tactics that will enable you to

  • Leverage data to align your product portfolio with your customers’ needs
  • Optimise inventory levels to minimize unnecessary working capital expenditure
  • Drive sales by making the right product available at the right time via the right channels

Sustainability Track
2.35 - 2.45 PM CET

How digitalization is key in reducing your supply chain emissions

Speaker: Renaud Bettin, VP of Climate Action

Getting your supply chain emissions on-track may seem like a challenging task. But with the right mindset, change management strategy and technology, you can unlock new ways of engaging your suppliers. You’ll also be able to take data driven decisions to optimize and future-proof your supply chain. 

On this session, we’ll show you how you can directly involve your suppliers to collect, calculate, and monitor carbon data - setting joint reduction targets and driving collaborative climate action across your entire supply chain.