LogiSYM 2017 Agenda

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Conference Program Day 1

Morning Session

0815–0900: Registration
0900–0910: Opening Remarks
Opening of LogiSYM 2017
0910–0940: Keynote Address: Supply Chain Fact & Fiction – Tackling Today, Preparing for Tomorrow
Exploring Future Directions For Global Supply Chains: 21st Century supply chains have evolved into worldwide, inter-connected, supply-and-demand networks with profound interdependencies, …
0940–1010: Supply Chain Automation: Robotics Technology Today
There are increased complexities in today’s supply chain due to the growth in e-commerce, omnichannel fulfillment, express delivery options, manpower …
1010–1045: Logistics Challenges And Transformational Leadership In The ASEAN Integrated World
In this future thinking session, hear from an expert panel on how they are managing and what changes they are …
1045–1105: Morning Refreshments
1105–1135: Is 2017 the year of anti-globalization?
Events in 2016 suggested the anti-globalization forces were gathering steam.  Brexit, the election of Donald Trump, and falling trade figures …
1135–1215: Protectionism, Isolationism and Free Trade?
Continuing the conversation from Dr Elms’ keynote, this panel will discuss the quashing of possibilities offered in the TPP for …
1215–1330: Lunch

Track 1: COLD CHAIN

1330–1420: Competitive Advantage in Cold Chain Distribution. How automation is delivering productivity, speed, accuracy
Consumers rely on cold chains every day.  With the globalisation of trade and an increasing consumption of frozen and temperature …
1420–1510: Key Challenges Today in Final Distribution – Saving Energy and Costs
Transport of frozen and chilled products from Distribution Centres to Stores is an important part of the cold chain. There …
1510–1540: Afternoon Refreshments
1540–1630: Current Challenges in Cold Chain Procurement
It is expected that in the next 5 years 70% of the Pharma / Bio-similar product development, growth is within …
1630–1720: Cold chain innovations in emerging markets
Asia’s growing middle class increasingly demands fresh, perishable foods far beyond existing cold chain capacity. In fact, limitations of existing …

Track 2: RETAIL INDUSTRIAL

1330–1420: Understanding the TPP11 – Market Access for Goods
The TPP was originally negotiated and signed with 12 countries: Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, …
1420–1510: Proliferation of Robots in Industrial Manufacturing/Applications and its impact on Supply Chain
Recently, robots have emerged from the pages of science fiction novels into the real world and discussions of their possible …
1510–1540: Afternoon Refreshments
1540–1630: Tailored Supply Chain
Asia has become the epicentre of World Economic Growth in the recent times and with that there is a glut …
1630–1720: 3D Printing, manufacturing and its impact on Supply Chain
3D printing, otherwise known as “additive manufacturing”, has been capturing the imagination of everyone from entrepreneurs to at-home hobbyists in …

1730–1930: Cocktail Networking Event

Conference Program Day 2

Morning Session

0900–0905: Opening Remarks
0910–0940: Hybrid Airships – The Next Disruptive Logistics Capability for Asia
The presentation will describe the state of development of hybrid logistics airships and the benefits and advantages that they will …
0940–1010: Blockchain potential: the time to listen is now
Blockchain has the potential to enable supply chain transparency without compromising corporate or individual security. Consumers are concerned about issues …
1010–1040: Morning Refreshments
1040–1130: Racing With The Machine
From 3D printing to robotics to driverless trucks and drone deliveries, rapid technology developments are impacting activities across the supply …
1130–1215: Operational Excellence
Operational Excellence happens by design and not coincidence. Find out how to build a winning strategy to capture value in …
1215–1330: Lunch

Afternoon Session

1330–1430: Hybrid Panel: E-Business disruption in global freight forwarding
“What are the opportunities of e-business in forwarding. What should forwarders do to compete against the new e-forwarders and e-marketplace …
1430–1510: Picking and Order Consolidation: How to improve efficiency in warehousing and transport logistics
Requirements to warehousing and order fulfilment are dominated by frequent and small orders, a large and permanently changing product range …
1510–1540: Afternoon Refreshments
1540–1620: Mapping and Designing Procurement for a Regulated Sourcing Landscape
Are you worried that your customers will identify slavery, exploitation, water pollution or harmful chemicals in your supply chain before …
1620–1650: Takeaway Panel: Practical Symposium Wrap Up
LogiSYM Singapore always has a good closing session. This year we will invite the most insightful and engaging speakers and …
1650–1700: Closing address/remarks