On Peak Planning we'll dive into the latest trends and best practices in supply chain planning. Our ambassadors Aimms, Flowlity, NTT Data, Oracle, PlaniSense, Supply Chain Company and Slimstock will share their expertise and insights on how to optimize your supply chain planning processes, drive operational efficiencies, and enhance customer satisfaction.

In this track, you'll gain practical knowledge on how to leverage technology and data to improve demand planning, inventory management, production planning, and more. From forecasting and S&OP to capacity planning and scenario analysis, we'll cover it all.

Don't miss this opportunity to connect with supply chain planning experts, gain valuable insights, and discover new strategies for improving your planning processes.

Join the tour to Peak Planning at inNOWvate Supply Chain Event.

1.45 - 1.55 PM

From Data to Decisions: How AI is Helping Reshape Logistics

Speaker: Dominic Regan, Senior Director, EMEA Logistics Applications

Companies have built up huge amounts of data from their logistics operations, and many are now looking to mine that data to create additional value. AI and Machine Learning provides the ideal opportunity to analyse large quantities of data to drive better decision-making, providing insights and recommendations in real-time. In this presentation we will hear how this is affecting logistics in such ways as the more accurate predictions of journey times, and the better location of products within warehouses. We will learn about customers who are leveraging the ability to analyse large volumes of data to better model their logistics operations, and also take a look into the future, and consider how AI/ML might be expanded within logistics over the coming years.


1.55 - 2.05 PM

Experience the Power of Smart Supply Chain with Flowlity

Speaker: Jean-Baptiste Clouard, CEO & Co-founder of Flowlity

What if you could proactively manage unforeseen disruptions, effortlessly navigating challenges as they arise? Imagine the potential of accessing real-time insights and predictive analytics, empowering you to make swift, informed decisions that enhance your market responsiveness and agility.

Meet Flowlity, the pioneer in revolutionizing supply chain management. Our AI-driven solution empowers companies to navigate the complexities of raw materials and inventories with ease, mitigating shortages and preventing overstocks.

Join us as we delve into the transformative capabilities of AI in supply chain management and discover how to elevate your operations and make quick and data-driven decisions with confidence. Learn how AI can automate 95% of your supply chain tasks, optimize inventory, and foresee disruptions to thrive in today's dynamic business landscape:

  1. Forecasting and Planning: Anticipate demand, uncertainties, and delays with precision, automating safety stock adjustments and order placement.

  2. Unlocking the Potential of S&OP with AI: Explore how integrating AI into Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP) processes can address common challenges, enhance demand forecasting with predictive analytics, and significantly improve the efficiency and ROI of your supply chain operations.

  3. Real-Time Simulation: Simulate the financial impacts of disruptions in real-time, empowering you with automatic action plan proposals to mitigate risks effectively.

  4. Communication Automation: Streamline communication with suppliers, third parties, and customers through the power of generative AI, ensuring seamless collaboration and efficient resolution of issues.

2.05 - 2.15 PM

Increasing uncertainty requires scenario planning at scale

Speaker: Zoë Kokje Schouten, Director product management

Planning for the future has always been challenging, but how to plan years ahead amid significant uncertainties such as climate change, geopolitical instability, and human conflicts? Discover how Network Design technology can manage these uncertainties and optimize supply chains by preparing for a range of possible futures.


2.30 - 2.40 PM

Optimizing Production Planning and Scheduling across Multiple Plants: Lessons from the Bel Group

Speaker: Nazim Nachi, CEO & Co-Founder

We'll highlight the innovative approach to multi-plants production planning and scheduling offered by PlaniSense, with a focus on the successful case study of the Bel Group. By leveraging advanced AI and planning technologies, PlaniSense assists its clients in streamlining production processes across multiple production plants, enhancing efficiency, reduce shortages and material losses. Through the example of the Bel Group, learn about the benefits of advanced multi-plants, multi-levels production planning and real-time scheduling, including improved coordination, optimal resource allocation, and overall operational effectiveness.


2.40 - 2.50 PM

S&OP: Science or Art or both?

Speaker: Jan Kraaijeveld, Sales Director Slimstock

Aligning your departments requires careful navigation. Often, the translation of available data into insights for the management falls short. However, S&OP offers a solution to this and bridges the gap between supply chain planning and its execution. Jan Kraaijeveld, Sales Director at Slimstock, shares what the differences are between S&OE and S&OP. How can objective arguments (based on patterns, rules, and predictions derived from empirical evidence) merge with subjective arguments (involving creativity, intuition, and personal vision) to evoke emotions?

2.50 - 3.00 PM

Demand Forecasting Excellence in Manufacturing

Speaker: Christof Bitschnau, CEO

Accurate demand forecasts are the cornerstone of successful supply chain planning, yet many manufacturing businesses struggle to achieve the desired level of accuracy, particularly on disaggregate forecast levels. In this presentation, we will delve into the unique challenges faced by manufacturing companies. We will explore how artificial intelligence (AI) can enhance forecasting accuracy and supply chain performance. Moreover, we will discuss strategies for establishing a continuous improvement process tailored specifically to the manufacturing context. Join us as we uncover practical solutions to drive efficiency and profitability in your manufacturing operations.

1) Exploring Situation & Challenges
In the initial part of the presentation, we will discuss the specific challenges faced by manufacturing companies in demand forecasting, including:
• Aligning diverse stakeholder needs regarding forecast levels & horizons
• Handling input data quality problems
• Lack of high-quality additional demand signals, like promotions
• Suboptimal demand forecasts from customers
• Challenges in providing accurate demand forecasts on disaggregate forecast levels
• Difficulties integrating sales representatives into the collaborative demand forecasting process
• Ensuring transparency about forecast overwrites and added value

2) Discovering Solutions
In part two of the presentation, we will explore cutting-edge technologies, solutions, and strategies to address these challenges and overcome them effectively. From advanced AI-powered forecasting algorithms to solutions for process support, we will uncover the tools that can revolutionize your demand forecasting processes and enhance supply chain performance.

3) Implementing a Continuous Improvement Process
In part three, we will examine how to establish a continuous improvement process tailored to your manufacturing operations. We will discuss how to ensure that your team stays on track, utilizing feedback loops, performance metrics, and regular reviews to drive ongoing enhancements in demand forecasting accuracy and supply chain efficiency. Through a case study, we will illustrate the results of this approach, providing actionable insights for your manufacturing business.

Join us as we embark on a journey to revolutionize demand forecasting in the manufacturing industry!

3.15 - 3.25 PM

Define actions and strategy based on data-driven scenario analysis using a digital twin of your supply chain network

Speaker: Menno Rustenburg, Senior Manager NTT DATA Supply Chain Consulting

Predictive analytics, machine learning and AI are great tools to predict what could happen in the future. It is insightful to know the future, but the real insight comes from scenario analysis what the impact of these predictions will be on your supply chain network and what the impact is of different possible strategies to change your network.

Join this session to learn more about the latest developments and trends in scenario analysis to support supply chain decision making to improve:

  • Costs
  • Lead time
  • Resilience
  • Sustainability

3.25 - 3.35 PM

How to meet conflicting goals: be reliable, agile, sustainable and profitable

Speaker: Reinier Zuurmond, Senior Consultant

Consumers in today's world, require nothing less than reliable product availability and sustainable operations. However, many manufacturers and retailers struggle to meet these requirements, while also being profitable and minimising waste at the same time.

Learn how Supply Chain Company helps its customers to achieve this, creating value from their data, using the power of AI in better decision making, freeing up their most valuable employees, reducing waste for a more sustainable operation, while improving the bottom line and customer experience.