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12 October 2021 (half-day)

Identify the strategic opportunities that Supply Chain 4.0 provides for your firm and understand the implications that new technologies such as Internet-of-Things and 3D Printing have for setting up and optimizing manufacturing and supply networks.

  • Learn about the key technologies that will shape the Supply Chain 4.0 from demand planning to order fulfilment
  • Discover how to capture the value opportunities presented by Supply Chain 4.0 innovations
  • Explore in-depth industry case studies on Internet-of-Things and 3D Printing
  • Join your peers in a group breakout exercise to identify how Supply Chain 4.0 can both increase efficiency and drive revenues in your company

13 October 2021 (half-day)

Learn how advanced supply chain analytics enabled by new data sources and better quantitative methods can significantly improve decision-making for all supply chain processes. Understand the critical elements of technology, data quality, and human-A.I. collaboration when transforming to a data-driven supply chain.

  • Identify internal and external data sources that can be leveraged for advanced supply chain analytics
  • Learn how to enable accurate real-time demand planning through predictive analytics
  • Define the role of the human in low-touch supply chain workflows and understand the potential of human-A.I. collaborations for enhanced decision-making
  • Join your peers in a group breakout exercise to identify which data sources to leverage for successful supply chain analytics and how far to push the boundaries

14 October 2021 (half-day)

Explore the latest Supply Chain 4.0 innovations for improving physical flows in warehousing and distribution. Discover how to prepare your company and workforce for a successful Supply Chain 4.0 digital transformation.

  • Learn how the latest robotics can be applied to advance material flows in warehousing and distribution
  • Understand how advanced technologies including Digital Twin and IoT data can be applied to optimize the control of material flows
  • Look at an Industry Case Study examining how to align picking with your end-to-end supply chain needs
  • Discuss the essential steps to prepare your workforce for Supply Chain 4.0 and join your peers in a group breakout exercise to identify the top success factors for an effective digital supply chain transformation

Accelerate your digital supply chain transformation:

Join interactive discussions in a peer-to-peer learning environment during 10.5 hours of live online training
Benchmark your organization’s Supply Chain 4.0 technology readiness levels
Benefit from real-world and aspirational industry case studies
Learn about the key emerging technologies that are transforming supply chain performance, agility and customer experience
Gain insights from supply chain peers across different industries during the guided group breakout exercises
Take away practical ideas to test and implement in your own Supply Chain 4.0 digital transformation

Masterclass Agenda

Tuesday 12 October 2021
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Online registration opens: 1.45pm (UK time)/2.45pm (Central Europe time)/8.45am (US Eastern time)

Section 1: Supply Chain 4.0 Innovations

2.00pm (UK time)/3.00pm (Central Europe time)/9.00am (US Eastern time):

Introduction and group discussion

2.15pm (UK time)/3.15pm (Central Europe time)/9.15am (US Eastern time):

Session 1 – Supply Chain 4.0: Vision and Opportunities

  • Key technology clusters: From advanced robotics in warehousing to RPAs
  • Successful technology innovations for digital supply chain management
  • Opportunities and challenges: The case for RFID
  • Current and future trends in Supply Chain 4.0 (as part of a wider Industry 4.0 strategy)

Section 2: Creating Value with Supply Chain 4.0 Innovations

3.00pm (UK time)/4.00pm (Central Europe time)/10.00am (US Eastern time):

Session 2 – Capturing the Value Opportunities presented by Supply Chain 4.0

  • Making the case for a Supply Chain 4.0 digital transformation
  • Process improvements driving supply chain efficiency
  • Flexibility increases enabling enhanced supply chain agility
  • Accelerating customer interaction and experience

Break: 3.30pm (UK time)/4.30pm (Central Europe time)/10.30am (US Eastern time)

4.00pm (UK time)/5.00pm (Central Europe time)/11.00am (US Eastern time):

Session 3 – Industry Case Studies: Applications of IoT Replenishment and 3D Printing in Supply Chain 4.0

  • Industry Case Study 1: Using Internet-of-Things data to replenish to B2B customers and enhance the business model and customer experience
  • Industry Case Study 2: Learnings from the digital printing journey: Portfolio decisions, inventory management, and network design
  • Key outcomes and business benefits

4.30pm (UK time)/5.30pm (Central Europe time)/11.30am (US Eastern time):

Session 4 – Group Breakout Exercise #1

  • Under the guidance of the Masterclass Tutor, delegates will be divided into working groups to identify and discuss:
  • The three highest-impact Supply Chain 4.0 applications for driving efficiency and increasing revenues in your company
  • Presentation of results and discussion of opportunities and challenges

End of session: 5.30pm (UK time)/6.30pm (Central Europe time)/12.30pm (US Eastern time)

Wednesday 13 October 2021
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Online registration opens: 1.45pm (UK time)/2.45pm (Central Europe time)/8.45am (US Eastern time)

Section 3 – Advanced Digital Supply Chain Analytics

2.00pm (UK time)/3.00pm (Central Europe time)/9.00am (US Eastern time):

Session 5 – Unlocking the Power of Data to Drive Innovations in Digital Supply Chain Management

  • Artificial Intelligence approaches that enable advanced supply chain analytics
  • The starting point: Creating high quality data
  • Integrating data from different sources and partners
  • Beyond ERP data: Opportunities for internal and external data

2.45pm (UK time)/3.45pm (Central Europe time)/9.45am (US Eastern time):

Session 6 – Enabling Real-Time Demand Planning through Predictive Analytics

  • Mapping the supply chain analytics opportunity landscape
  • The evolution of demand planning
  • Industry Case Study 3: Integrating weather forecasts into workforce planning at a large online retailer
  • Understanding the possibilities and limitations of supply chain analytics

Break: 3.30pm (UK time)/4.30pm (Central Europe time)/10.30am (US Eastern time)

4.00pm (UK time)/5.00pm (Central Europe time)/11.00am (US Eastern time):

Session 7 – Leveraging the Human in Low-Touch Supply Chains

  • The role of human and A.I. in next generation supply chain planning
  • Human-machine interaction for better in supply chain decision-making
  • Getting planners’ buy-in: The importance of trust
  • Industry Case Study 4: Human-A.I. interaction in forecasting and ordering

4.30pm (UK time)/5.30pm (Central Europe time)/11.30am (US Eastern time):

Session 8 – Group Breakout Exercise #2

  • Under the guidance of the Masterclass Tutor, delegates will be divided into working groups to identify and discuss:
  • The three highest potential supply chain analytics opportunities in your company and the data required to leverage these
  • Presentation of results and discussion of opportunities and challenges

End of session: 5.30pm (UK time)/6.30pm (Central Europe time)/12.30pm (US Eastern time)

Thursday 14 October 2021
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Online registration opens: 1.45pm (UK time)/2.45pm (Central Europe time)/8.45am (US Eastern time)

Section 4 – Supply Chain 4.0 Innovations for Improving Material Flows

2.00pm (UK time)/3.00pm (Central Europe time)/9.00am (US Eastern time):

Session 9 – Advanced Technologies in Warehousing and Distribution

  • Innovations in robots for warehouses and stores
  • Industry Case Study 5: Aligning picking with end-to-end supply chain needs
  • Moving robotics from the warehouse to the streets
  • Latest technology trends and practices

2.45pm (UK time)/3.45pm (Central Europe time)/9.45am (US Eastern time):

Session 10 – Emerging Technologies and Analytics enabling Enhanced Control of Material Flows

  • Using IoT data for better synchronization of material flows
  • Unlocking the potential of Digital Twins
  • Improving the understanding of actual supply chain processes
  • Opportunities from process mining of end-to-end flows

Break: 3.30pm (UK time)/4.30pm (Central Europe time)/10.30am (US Eastern time)

Section 5 – Managing Your Supply Chain 4.0 Digital Transformation

4.00pm (UK time)/5.00pm (Central Europe time)/11.00am (US Eastern time):

Session 11 – Essential Steps to Prepare your Workforce for a Successful Supply Chain 4.0 Transformation

  • The role of digital pilot projects and how to scale these up effectively across a company
  • Setting up a supply chain organization for a successful digital transformation
  • Upskilling your supply chain workforce to thrive in a digital environment
  • Industry best-practices and overcoming common implementation challenges

4.30pm (UK time)/5.30pm (Central Europe time)/11.30am (US Eastern time):

Session 12 – Group Breakout Exercise #3

  • Under the guidance of the Masterclass Tutor, delegates will be divided into working groups to identify and discuss:
  • The top three success factors for an effective digital supply chain transformation
  • Presentation of results and discussion of opportunities and challenges

End of session: 5.30pm (UK time)/6.30pm (Central Europe time)/12.30pm (US Eastern time)

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Meet the Tutor

Professor Kai Hoberg

Dr. Kai Hoberg is Full Professor of Supply Chain and Operations Strategy at Kühne Logistics University in Hamburg (Germany), Head of the Operations and Technology Department, and a member of the scientific advisory board of the German Logistics Association (BVL). He is a leading expert on Supply Chain 4.0, supply chain analytics and inventory optimization. Kai is particularly interested in developing practical solutions for real world problems using state-of-the-art methodologies, and his research has been conducted in close cooperation with leading industry partners including Procter & Gamble, SAP, Zalando and McKinsey & Company.

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Benefits to you of attending this Digital Supply Chain Live Online Masterclass:

Supply Chain 4.0 Innovations & Opportunities

* Highly practical and interactive in nature with industry case studies, peer group discussions and break-out exercises throughout the course.

* Identify the strategic opportunities and challenges that Supply Chain 4.0 presents for your company and its significant impact on service, costs, capital and customer experience.

* Explore the flexibility increases that are enabling enhanced supply chain agility.

* Learn about the key technology clusters that are driving supply chain performance from advanced robotics, to A.I. to RPA.

* Look at an in-depth industry case study on using IoT data to replenish B2B customers generating improvements in the business model and customer experience.

Digital Supply Chain Analytics, Data & A.I.

* Explore Artificial Intelligence approaches that enable advanced supply chain analytics.

* Look beyond ERP data and identify the opportunities for internal and external data to transform supply chain decision-making.

* Discover how to achieve accurate real-time demand planning through predictive analytics.

* Overcome the challenges when integrating supply chain data from different sources and partners.

* In-depth industry case study – examine the role of human-A.I. interaction for optimal forecasting and ordering.

Material Flows, Warehousing & Distribution

* Discover the latest innovations in advanced robotics for warehousing and distribution.

* Understand how IoT data can be applied to improve the synchronization of material flows.

* Unlock the potential of Digital Twins to transform supply chain processes.

* Discuss the role of digital supply chain pilot projects and how to scale these up effectively across the company.

* Explore an in-depth industry case study on how to align picking with your end-to-end supply chain needs.

Who should attend?

This training course is developed for business and technology leaders, directors, strategic decision-makers and senior managers with responsibility for supply chain management, supply chain analytics and digital transformation of the supply chain.

It will provide delegates with a strategic overview of how advanced Supply Chain 4.0 technology and analytics can be applied as game changers within businesses resulting in significant improvements in service, costs, capital, agility and customer experience.

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Digital Supply Chain Transformation: Enabling Supply Chain 4.0 Innovations to become Game Changers for your Business

12 October 2021 (half-day)
13 October 2021 (half-day)
14 October 2021 (half-day)
10.5 hours of live online training

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