inSIGHT 2013, the Elemica Supply Chain Conference, will be held in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Companies who embrace and enable more market-driven supply chain capabilities are best positioned for sustained success in an ever more complex, global and volatile market place. However, connecting traditional inside-the-wall supply chain planning with a holistic, value chain driven outside-in approach is a journey. Knowing where you are in the journey is critical, and requires clarity around two key questions:
1) Why does my mindset need to shift from inside-out to outside-in?
2) How do I balance tradeoffs between asset utilization/working capital requirements, and cost vs. service levels?
At inSIGHT 2013 in Wiesbaden, Germany on 9-10 October, process industry executives and global supply chain and purchasing thought leaders will equip you to create a better market-driven supply chain and sourcing vision for your company. They will also introduce the exciting new technologies available today to make your vision a reality.
Breakout Session Presentations
Dr. Robert Blackburn
Presentation: Evolving Supply Chain Requirements
Robert Blackburn, who holds a doctorate in Economics and Operations Research, is President of BASF Information Services & Supply Chain Operations, located in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He also serves as a member of the company’s Global Procurement Steering Committee. He previously served BASF – a global chemical company – as Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain & Process Innovation.
Presentation: Market Driven Value Networks
Lora Cecere is the founder of the research firm Supply Chain Insights, which is paving new directions in building thought-leading supply chain research. She is co-author of the new book Bricks Matter. She is also the author of the enterprise software blog Supply Chain Shaman. The blog focuses on the use of enterprise applications to drive supply chain excellence. As an enterprise strategist, Lora focuses on the changing face of enterprise technologies. Her research is designed for the early adopter seeking first mover advantage. Current research topics include the digital consumer, supply chain sensing, demand shaping and revenue management, market-driven value networks, accelerating innovation through open design networks, the evolution of predictive analytics, emerging business intelligence solutions, and technologies to improve safe and secure product delivery. Lora has more than 30 years of diverse supply chain experience, and spent 9 years as an industry analyst with Gartner Group, AMR Research, and Altimeter Group. Prior to becoming a supply chain analyst she spent 15 years as a leader in the building of supply chain software at Manugistics and Descartes Systems Group, and several years as a supply chain practitioner at Procter & Gamble, Kraft/General Foods, Clorox, and Dreyers Grand Ice Cream (now a division of Nestle).
Dr. Lazaros Papageorgiou
Presentation: Supply Chain 2.0 for the Process Industries
Dr. Papageorgiou is currently a Reader in Chemical Engineering in the Department of Chemical Engineering at UCL, where he has been since October 1998. He is a European Engineer as well as a member of the Technical Chamber of Greece, the Hellenic Operational Research Society, the Institution of Chemical Engineers (Computer-aided Process Engineering Subject Group) and the Centre for Process Systems Engineering at UCL.
Hotel Dorint Pallas Wiesbaden
FastPass to the Pros
You’ve got questions, we’ve got answers!
Pre-book a 15 minute session with an Elemica “Pro to Know” in the areas of Technology, Customer Management, Logistics Management, Supplier Management, or Sourcing Management. These sessions are available to answer all your burning supply chain questions.
Customer Management Pros to Know – Simon Hardy & Gary Neights
Technology Pros to Know – David Strauss & Sven Karsten-Treskatis
Logistics Management Pros to Know – Cindi Hane & Lars Vitters
Supplier Management Pros to Know – Dick Veer & Armand Castro
Sourcing Management Pros to Know – Stefano Cancellara & Wouter Stegenga
Pre-Conference Reception – 9 October
Elemic hosted a pre-conference reception in the evening on 9 October. Dinner and cocktails were served at Biebrich Palace in the Wiesbaden area.
For questions please contact: Charity Newsome, +1.678.646.9537 or firstname.lastname@example.org