PROGRAMME & SPEAKERS

TRANSLOG Connect Congress each year brings you an overview of the Central Eastern European trends and impacts on Logistics, Transportation and Supply Chain Management.


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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Artificial Intelligence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management

Prof. Sebastian Kummer
Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics 


Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Artificial Intelligence in Logistics and Supply Chain Management


  • Data driven decisions and optimization 
  • How AI can improve forecasts and inventory management
  • How AI can smoothen the bullwhip effect
  • The future of AI

Sebastian Kummer started as Researcher and Lecturer at the WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar (1992 Dissertation (Phd), 1996 Habilitation). From 1996-2001 he had the Chair of business administration, esp. management of transport companies and logistics at the Dresden University of Technology.

Since 2001 he is the Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics at Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU). He acts as President, Director and member of advisory boards of many scientific and industry associations. He has been a Co-Executive Director of the European section of the MIT Forum Supply Chain Innovation (2006-2011).

Sebastian Kummer has been a visiting professor at universities in Austria, China, Germany, Indonesia, Philippines, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine and Vietnam. He has written more than 150 publications. His research focuses on Logistics Management, Supply Chain Management as well as on Transport Management and economical analyses of transport infrastructure and services. He works as a consultant and management trainer for companies and government bodies.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Advanced Analytics for Supply Chain Decision Intelligence at PepsiCo

Dr. Nedaa Agami
Dr. Nedaa Agami

Global Data Science Director


Dr. Nedaa Agami

Advanced Analytics for Supply Chain Decision Intelligence at PepsiCo


  • Supply Chain Performance Management: Challenges and Limitations of Classical Approaches
  • From Data Science to Decision Science 
  • Advanced Analytics Focus Areas at PepsiCo
  • Analytics-Driven Operational Excellence: Use Cases
  • Measuring Value and Business Impact
  • Key Learnings and Guiding Principles 

Nedaa Agami is an experienced Data Science and Advanced Analytics professional holding a Ph.D. in Operations Research and Decision Support. At present, she is a Global Data Science Director at PepsiCo, leading Supply Chain and Operations Analytics. Nedaa had also been a former professor of Modelling and Operations Research at the Faculty of Computers and Artificial Intelligence in Cairo University. Over the course of 18 years working across various industries and different domains including but not limited to Telecommunications, Finance and Banking, Tourism, Pharma, and CPG, Nedaa’s ability to link academia to industry has resulted into building a highly diverse portfolio of analytics services; from offering consultancy and training programs, to delivering best in class projects for which industry giants collected global awards in their fields, and achieved significant improvement in performance.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Route to Net-Zero Emission – Converting Global Warehouses to Zero Emissions 

Stefan Putzlocher
Stefan Putzlocher

Head of Global Warehouse & Facility Planning, Global Service and Parts 


Stefan Putzlocher

Route to Net-Zero Emission – Converting Global Warehouses to Zero Emissions


  • Route to Net-Zero Emission – How to start from scratch?
  • Setting up a strategy – Reduction of energy consumption, optimisation and sourcing
  • Supporting out of the box approaches - Finding creative and site specific solutions
  • Practical examples for new and existing warehouses

Stefan Putzlocher has over 20 years of executive experience in the premium automotive industry in the areas of Production, Research & Development and Marketing & Sales. He started his career within the Mercedes-Benz Graduate Program and continued in several management positions with strong achievements in changing existing operations, e.g. creating successful structures for McLaren Automotive logistics. Also in the United Kingdom, at Mercedes AMG High-Performance Powertrains, which develops and produces the Formula 1 race car engines for Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team, he transformed purchasing and logistics into a powerful organisation.

Back in Germany, at the largest Mercedes-Benz Cars factory in Sindelfingen, he and his team successfully drove significant efficiency improvement programs in the area of production and logistics. Stefan also achieved strongly in building up teams, processes and structures for logistics operations from nil to a hundred, e.g. for the green field factory of Mercedes-Benz Manufacturing Hungary.

Here in Hungary, he initiated, implemented and steered the 100% outsourced operative logistics to three service providers with around 850 staff members - the first time in this scale within the Daimler AG. Always an eye on the latest technology developments and an early adaptor and implementer of disruptive innovations, he was granted various patents in the field of logistics. Since January 2017 Stefan holds his current position, responsible for the global warehouse and facility planning within Marketing & Sales, Global Service and Parts (GSP), at Mercedes-Benz AG.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Value Added Services (VAS) – Embedded vs. Outsource, VAS Xmas Project

Lacramioara Boga
Lacramioara Boga

Head of Local Procurement East Europe


Lacramioara Boga

Value Added Services (VAS) – Embedded vs. Outsource, VAS Xmas Project


•  Beiersdorf Procurement in a nutshell

•  VAS Xmas Project - Cost versus time to market

•  VAS - “One size fits all”?  Monitor and Adapt


Lacramioara Boga is Head of Local Procurement in Eastern Europe for Beiersdorf since November 2021, being responsible for: all local Indirect and Marketing spend in the Procurement Unit East Europe, all local end-to-end processes and strategies development, according to business need.

Before moving to Beiersdorf, she worked as Head of Network Products Hardware Sourcing Romania for Ericsson, being responsible to drive sustainable product cost reductions and secure customer value and satisfaction, to develop the global sourcing organization and drive supply chain efficiency. Prior to that she held for several years a global leading role in a company from the automotive sector.

 

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Distribution Centres as Control Centres of the Modern Supply Chains

Tomáš Hofer
Tomáš Hofer

Logistics Director


Tomáš Hofer

Distribution Centres as Control Centres of the Modern Supply Chains


• Role of DCs in E-commerce to keep up with demand and continue to grow

• Opening of new DCs with new technologies

• Benefits and lessons learnt


Tomáš Hofer holds a Masters in Logistics Technologies and he is the Logistics Director at Notino since 2015. In his current position he is responsible for the logistics strategy as well as for the distribution centers in the Czech Republic, Romania, and Italy and from 2023 onwards he will be also in charge for Poland. Furthermore he is also managing the Transport Department.
Before he joined Notino, Tomáš was working for DHL Supply Chain in various positions.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Sustainability in IKEA’s Logistics

Uwe Kurz
Uwe Kurz

Customer Fulfilment Sourcing Manager AT, IKEA


Uwe Kurz

Sustainability in IKEA’s Logistics 


  • The way towards energy efficiency
  • Zero Emission Last Mile Delivery & beyond
  • Network Optimization & Digitalization
  • Diversity & Inclusion – IKEA’s social take on sustainability

Uwe started his IKEA Journey 24 years ago in Ludwigsburg, Germany. He spent several years in different IKEA management positions and countries such as Germany, Slovakia & Austria.

He was in various management positions within IKEA Austria organization within Retail and during the last 6 years with focus on fulfilment operations & sourcing.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Supply Chain Optimization, Planning and Analytics

Nizama Hodžić
Nizama Hodžić

Pharmaceutical Logistics Department Director


Nizama Hodžić

Supply Chain Optimization, Planning and Analytics


  • Planning, organizing and controlling pharmaceutical supply chain
  • What are the main characteristics and challenges of the pharmaceutical supply chain?
  • How the pharmaceutical industry will change in the future?
  • New way - Place the orders of raw materials for one to two years in advance 
  • Optimization is the key of optimal fluctuation of products from production and timely delivery of raw materials

Nazima Hodžić is the Pharmaceutical Logistics Department Director with a demonstrated history of working for over 18-years in the pharmaceuticals industry. She is a strong expert professional with a Specialist Master of Pharmacy and a Master of Management certified in USA, with the focus on planning production, Supply chain, pharmaceutical technology, and science and economics business.

She has a proven track record of large-scale planning production and warehouse facilities with success. She is an expert in all aspects of managing planning production in order to maximize profit and minimize costs. She is bringing forth expertise in team building and leadership and quality control management. Nazima has the ability to coordinate stocks, production, and sales, build partnerships, and work collaboratively with all responsible persons and teams to ensure the timely and budget friendly completion of every project.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Transportation Data Cube – How We Let Data Speak

Andreas Thuy
Andreas Thuy

Vice President Supply Chain Technology & Digitalization


Andreas Thuy

Transportation Data Cube – How We Let Data Speak


  • Schaeffler at a Glance
  • The story behind the TDC
  • What is the TDC – Basic features and main benefits
  • In-house developed digital logistics tool in order to identify the cheapest, fastest and most reliable and environmentally friendly route
  • Automatized solution for rate uploads, integrated quality checks, consistent rate data, flexible and adjustable for the Business, user friendly Microservice
  • An Integrated Carbon Emission Calculator supports Schaeffler’s climate neutrality goal along the entire supply chain by 2040
  • Established in the worldwide Schaeffler Organization (>1200 departments and more than 10.000 requests per week)
  • Further enhancements are in progress, external market launch planned for early 2024
  • Demo Version of TDC

Andreas Thuy embarked on his career at Schaeffler over a decade ago, where he has held various positions contributing to the company's success. Initially, he worked as a master planner at the Herzogenaurach plant, responsible for process planning and optimization. After that he joined the Corporate SCM, Purchasing, and Operations department. Mr. Thuy took on several roles within the supply chain, driving improvements in physical logistics planning processes across production plants and network planning and design processes at Schaeffler. Currently, Mr. Thuy assumes the role of Supply Chain Technology and Digitalization, with a specific focus on transportation and implementing an IBP Software.

His responsibilities include leveraging technology and digital solutions to enhance supply chain operations within the organization. Prior to his job at Schaeffler, Mr. Thuy worked as a senior consultant at Porsche Consulting GmbH and Robert Bosch GmbH, where he gained expertise in planning processes and the implementation of the Bosch Production System.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Transportation Data Cube – How We Let Data Speak

Enrico Schlick
Enrico Schlick

Specialist Supply Chain Digitalization


Enrico Schlick

Transportation Data Cube – How We Let Data Speak


  • Schaeffler at a Glance
  • The story behind the TDC
  • What is the TDC – Basic features and main benefits
  • In-house developed digital logistics tool in order to identify the cheapest, fastest and most reliable and environmentally friendly route
  • Automatized solution for rate uploads, integrated quality checks, consistent rate data, flexible and adjustable for the Business, user friendly Microservice
  • An Integrated Carbon Emission Calculator supports Schaeffler’s climate neutrality goal along the entire supply chain by 2040
  • Established in the worldwide Schaeffler Organization (>1200 departments and more than 10.000 requests per week)
  • Further enhancements are in progress, external market launch planned for early 2024
  • Demo Version of TDC

Enrico Schlick holds a Master's degree in Supply Chain Management and Information Systems, which he obtained in 2014. Throughout his career, he has been actively involved in activities such as freight tendering, provider management, and has shown a particular interest in transportation data.

Currently, Enrico serves as the Product Owner for the Transportation Data Cube at Schaeffler. In this role, he is responsible for managing and overseeing one the company's key transportation platforms. Enrico's expertise and passion for transportation data contribute to the optimization of transport operations and improve overall organizational efficiency.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Next Generation Transport Management (NGTM)

Matthias Hecker
Matthias Hecker

Head of Global Transport Process Management & IT


Matthias Hecker

Next Generation Transport Management (NGTM)


  • NGTM – How to develop and implement an integrated platform for suppliers, manufacturing sites and logistics service providers
  • Lessons learnt during project implementation
  • Achievements for suppliers: Reduction of transport order expenditures
  • Achievements for Bosch: Reduction of transportation costs and carbon emission, better tracing of materials, processes automation for incoming goods and dispatch

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Transformation Leads TESY to a Centralized Supply Chain Organization

Rositsa Spasova
Rositsa Spasova

Associate Director Supply Chain


Rositsa Spasova

Transformation Leads TESY to a Centralized Supply Chain Organization


In recent years, hot water and heating specialist TESY has grown rapidly. So rapidly that the company felt the need for a centralized supply chain organization that would guarantee operational excellence supported by optimized processes and supporting technology:

  • From functional to process-driven organization
  • Centralized supply chain organization
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Supporting technology
  • Change Management

Rositsa has more than than 16 years experience in TESY, holding different positions in Procurement and Sales and leading the newly established Supply Chain structure for almost 3 years now.

The experience from both sides of the business gave her broader perspective and better understanding of how things happen – about production processes and cooperation with suppliers on one side and understanding customers’ needs and market specifics on the other. This combined with the long years in the company during which Tesy grew and evolved from a medium family business to a multinational company, gave her the opportunity to dig even deeper and support the new structure using all things learned so far in the best possible way.  This is the main goal of the supply chain structure in the company – to align, predict and adapt to the everchanging and extremely dynamic market situation. Always striving to be more organized and efficient internally and provide better service to the partners in order to grow together and strengthen positions.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Transformation Leads TESY to a Centralized Supply Chain Organization

Gunter Fonteyne
Gunter Fonteyne

Senior SC Advisor, Program & Project Manager


Gunter Fonteyne

Transformation Leads TESY to a Centralized Supply Chain Organization


In recent years, hot water and heating specialist TESY has grown rapidly. So rapidly that the company felt the need for a centralized supply chain organization that would guarantee operational excellence supported by optimized processes and supporting technology:

  • From functional to process-driven organization
  • Centralized supply chain organization
  • Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP)
  • Supporting technology
  • Change Management

Gunter is an independent Senior SCM Adviser/Program and Project Manager with more than 35 years experiences within the industry and already working for more than 4 years for Tesy in different projects.

As an independent adviser Gunter’s main field of interest is Supply Chain Management: Supply Chain Strategy, Supply Chain Planning, Supply Chain Operations and Execution, Business Process Management and supporting Information Technology.

He has been working on many projects to design and improve supply chain planning operations, starting up supply chain departments and supporting applications.  He is a strong believer of Business Process Management, Requirements Management and Test Management as these are important  success factors for big projects.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

FEBI South East Europe - Logistics Strategy non EU Markets

Strahinja Lazić
Strahinja Lazić

Director of Logistics


Strahinja Lazić

FEBI South East Europe - Logistics Strategy non EU Markets


  • Challenges in the automotive industry SEE
  • WMS system – Optimising storage facilities
  • New storage system – Implementing new technologies on 5 floors and lessons learnt
  • E-commerce – Solutions for the automotive industry

Strahinja Lazić is the Director of Logistics at Ferdinand Bilstein South East Europe since 2021. His area of responsibility covers planning, organization and control of transport and storage processes, providing conditions for quality servicing of customer demand and controlling inventory levels. Storage operations management and defining the necessary projects for further improvements of the warehousing business are among his responsibilities among others as well.

With over 14 years of experience in logistics and warehousing, Strahinja worked for manufacturers, retailers and consultancy companies such as HBT Logistika (member of Polimark Group), Lidl and FOOD LINK. He holds a master's degree in Engineering with focus on Logistics, Materials and Supply Chain Management from the University of Belgrade.

Since 2021 Strahinja is also a lecturer and is holding seminars in the field of logistics and supply chain at the D.R. Gilbert Group Academy of Business Knowledge and Skills.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

The New Way of Holistic Transport Planning

Dr. Stefan Kremsner
Dr. Stefan Kremsner

CEO & Founder


Dr. Stefan Kremsner

The New Way of Holistic Transport Planning


  • How to optimise logistics with holistic, algorithmic transport planning
  • Cost and CO2 reduction through algorithmic transport planning
  • Holistic planning of the whole transport network
  • Preventing skills shortages through innovative software solutions
  • Use Case: Holistic planning in the automotive sector

As an entrepreneur, Dr. Stefan Kremsner has been responsible for the development of industrial projects around algorithms & software for optimization, data analytics and blockchain applications and led research teams around artificial intelligence and stochastic optimization. Together with Dr. Stefan Lendl, he founded the startup "s2 data & algorithms GmbH" out of an exciting transport optimization project of an automotive supplier in 2020.

MasterScheduler was born. Specially developed for automotive and related logistics processes, the optimization platform MasterScheduler manages to optimize logistics and material control in inbound, outbound and inter-plant traffic holistically and in full detail. At the same time, the algorithms remain flexibly adaptable to operational constraints and utilize transports in the network significantly better than standard software.

Dr. Kremsner studied at the Graz University of Technology and holds a PhD in mathematics from the Karl-Franzens University of Graz, specializing in stochastic optimization and machine learning for high-dimensional problems.

PANEL DISCUSSION

Increasing Supply Chain Efficiency and Planning for Resilient Supply Chains

  • New approaches to planning and controlling supply chains and their resilience
  • Focus on end-to-end approach and the necessity of data
  • Cooperation and integration of multiple parties in the supply chain
  • Supplier Strategy & Partnership development in a permanent market change & volatile times
  • Increase of complexity is moving the focus on sustainability, resilience, cyber security, continuous improvement & risk-management
Dr. Ilija Coric
Dr. Ilija Coric

Global Logistics Network & Transfers Manager


Dr. Ilija Coric
Hanna Hetényi
Hanna Hetényi

Category Lead Freight & Logistics EMENA, Global Procurement


Hanna Hetényi
Jorge Guillén Rangil
Jorge Guillén Rangil

Export Director


Jorge Guillén Rangil

PLANT EXCURSIONS

Explore the enchanting world of factories as a TRANSLOG VIP visitor! Each year, participants of TRANSLOG Connect are given a  unique chance to visit and experience various manufacturing and logistics facilities of market-leading organisations. Based on last year’s successes we kept this  tradition alive.

21st of November 2023 | 10:30

Excursion to the AUDI plant in Győr

Excursion to the AUDI plant in Győr 


Visitors of TRANSLOG 2023 will have the opportunity to get an inside look at the Audit plant in Győr, one day prior to the event, on the 21st of November from 12:30-14:30, limited for 25 delegates only and available on a first come first serve complimentary basis.

“The AUDI HUNGARIA Zrt. invites you on a tour of the factory. We'll introduce you to every step of the car production process. On our tour, you can see how the steel and aluminium sheets are milled, cut and formed by the gigantic pressing machines in the press line to create the body parts of various Audi models.”

TRANSFER: The bus will leave from the front entrance of the Marriott Budapest Hotel on 21st of November at 10:30 and will return after the visit at approximately 16:30 in the afternoon.

23th NOVEMBER 2023 | 16:15

Excursion to the Dreher Breweries

Excursion to the Dreher Breweries in Budapest


Visitors of TRANSLOG Connect 2023 will also have the opportunity to get an inside look at Dreher Breweries. The 1,5 hours Brewery Tour includes an introduction about the history of beer and Dreher Breweries, a visit of the renewed Museum, the Brew House, part of the fermentation building and the Experimental Brewery of the Dreher Breweries and finishes with a beer tasting opportunity.

The tour is limited for 30 delegates only and available on a first come first serve complimentary basis on the 23rd of November from 17:00-18:30.

TRANSFER: The bus will leave from the entrance of the Marriott Budapest Hotel on 23rd November at 16:15 and will return after the visit at approximately 19:00.


Dreher Breweries is the subsidiary of one of the largest global beer company, Asahi Group Holdings Ltd and part of the Asahi Breweries Europe Ltd. Thanks to more than one and a half centuries of brewing experience, technological improvements, and excellent brands that satisfy a wide variety of consumer expectations, Dreher Breweries is one of the dominant players in the Hungarian beer market. The activities and administration of Dreher Breweries are characterized by the commitment to quality and environmental protection, also the key principles of transparency, fair market competition, and social responsibility, making it worthy of the name of the Hungarian brewing industry's founder.

As a responsible company Dreher Breweries operates according to the principles of sustainable development. It was the first in the Hungarian beer industry to implement and integrate ISO 14001 with ISO 9001:2000 quality assurance and HACCP food safety system. For the company, sustainable development, and therefore environmental protection and social responsibility are of key importance, which is why the company continuously makes improvements in these fields.