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.

 TOPICS 2021

We are currently finalising the agenda; please visit our website regularly for further updates.


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KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Glocalisation of Supply Chains – How to run global & local Supply Chains effectively in parallel and the impact on logistics

 

Prof. Sebastian Kummer
Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics 


Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Glocalisation of Supply Chains – How to run global & local Supply Chains effectively in parallel and the impact on logistics


• The new normal: Jittery Supply Chains
• How to manage Glocalisation effectively
• Supply Chain and Logistics cooperation in Glocal Networks
• Resilience – from Buzzword to Reality


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

How to Successfully Design and Realise Innovative Global Networks for Mercedes-Benz Spare Parts during Times of Disruption 

Stefan Putzlocher
Stefan Putzlocher

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


Stefan Putzlocher

How to Successfully Design and Realise Innovative Global Networks for Mercedes-Benz Spare Parts during Times of Disruption 


• Successful project management & in time realisation in times of disruption, incl. global & local case-studies

• Focusing on shop floor IT security: Considering & evaluating various possible cyber-attacks on shop floor logistics innovations, incl. likelihood, cost estimations & best practice case-studies

• Importance of people & leadership: Leading virtual & remote teams which exceed expectations while working at home, incl. case-studies


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 Daimler AG.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Forecasting the Unforecastable – How S&OP was critical to successfully navigate through the Corona Crisis

Konstantin Heppner
Konstantin Heppner

Head of Demand Planning Central Eastern Europe


Konstantin Heppner

Forecasting the Unforecastable – How S&OP was critical to successfully navigate through the Corona Crisis

• During the first peak of the corona crisis Austria achieved by far the best planning KPIs within the Beiersdorf world resulting in excellent customer service while keeping stocks on low levels

• Key success factor navigating through the crisis turned out to be a well-established but agile S&OP process in combination with quick creation, alignment, implementation and evaluation of data-based assumptions

• Within this case study presentation, Konstantin Heppner will present…

…how the corona crisis unfolded and the impact on the organization

…how the S&OP process was implemented and structured before the crisis and how it was adapted to the “new reality”

…how to identify the correct data that is needed to create quality assumptions and how this was integrated into the S&OP process

…how these assumptions were aligned, transferred into the operation and finally evaluated

…what limitations exist even within best process management and data analytics

…post COVID digitalization: how TEAMs & PowerBI are used to standardize/improve data management to run a fully-online 18-country regional S&OP process for Beiersdorf Eastern Europe


Konstantin Heppner is responsible for the Demand Planning team of Central Eastern Europe region in Beiersdorf, which is one of the world’s leading FMCG companies with brands such as NIVEA, Eucerin and Hansaplast. He started his career in Beiersdorf doing various steps within in the supply chain organization and different country units in Europe and South America.

Before joining the Eastern European management unit, he was part of the global demand planning team in the Hamburg headquarter where his key responsibility were S&OP roll-outs/audits in the Americas region and Western Europe.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Going through Challenging Times together – Importance of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) in Logistics

Niclas Bastian
Niclas Bastian

Logistics Cluster Manager BA, BG, CZ, HR, HU, PL, RO, RS, SI, SK


Niclas Bastian

Going through Challenging Times together – Importance of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) in Logistics


• What is the role of SRM in logistics during the COVID crisis?

• What can we learn from the COVID period in the way we cooperate?

• How can we benefit from SRM in a period after COVID?

• Case-study: Lessons learned from managing a warehouse transfer during lockdown markets


After studying in the Netherlands, Canada and Austria, Niclas Bastian graduated as a Master of Science in Supply Chain Management from the Vienna University of Economics and Business. Before Niclas joined Henkel in 2014, he had gained supply chain experience in the area of 3PL, FMCG and Consulting.

Today, he and his team are responsible for the Adhesive logistics operations in various countries in Western and Eastern Europe. Moreover, he drives initiatives on continuous improvement and footprint optimizations. He is a strong supporter of cross-functional collaboration along the entire supply chain. The Adhesive division is one of Henkel’s three strategic business units and generates about half of the company’s total revenue. Besides serving retailers and distributors, the company cooperates with clients from industries such as automotive, consumer goods, aerospace and electronics. This broad and global customer base comes along with a tremendous supply chain complexity.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Get Ready for the Future – How Agile Supply Chains Enable Agile Business Decisions

Lana Herceg Gojević
Lana Herceg Gojević

Head of Purchasing & Stock Management


Lana Herceg Gojević

Get Ready for the Future – How Agile Supply Chains Enable Agile Business Decisions


• Internal process optimisation & cost savings

• S&OP and collaborative planning with suppliers

• New technology & process / software integration at group level – S4 Hana implementation in all plants & distribution companies

• Change-management challenges in challenging times


Lana Herceg Gojević, Head of Purchasing and Stock management department at Atlantic Grupa, has over 14 years experience in supply chain management through different roles. She started her carrier in Konzum, the biggest retail chain in Croatia, where she was present untill 2017. In that period, she had different roles in Supply chain, from Operations planning manager, in charge for planning and forecasting, to Supplier relationship manager with focus on business processes with suppliers, Centralized distribution project and EDI project.

She also has been a part of core team  in Oracle Retail implementation Project as a Business Retail Stream manager and Testing stream manager. From Inventory Manager position in Konzum, she transfer to Atlantic Grupa in 2017, where she in charge for stock management of trade goods for Croatian market with strong focus on change management, supply chain process and inventory optimization.

AWARD PRESENTATIONs

 

- Winners' Project Presentations -

8th Logistics & Supply Chain Management Excellent Award


BECOME A WINNER

Winners' Project Presentations


The winners of the 8th Central Eastern European (CEE) Logistics and Supply Chain Management Excellence Award will have the unique chance to put their most outstanding products, services or best practices in the spotlight, by presenting their projects to an audience of over 400 logistics and supply chain management professionals and senior decision makers from over 17 countries aiming to raise their visibility on the professional horizon.

The organiser - TEG The Events Group - is supporting the winning projects with additional PR activities via more than 30 local and international media partners as well as associations highlighting the best innovations in each category.


For further information on the application process, please contact:

Katy Säurich
Head of Operations & Production
Email: katys[at]tegevents.eu

Tel: + 36 1 219-5725

PANEL DISCUSSION

Manage Disruptions – Ready for Constant Change

  • Agile platforms to adapt to changes quickly, but robust enough to support sales & business
  • Being ready and prepared for constant changes (Suez Canal closure, extreme weather changes)
  • Importance of people and trust & cross-departmental approach
  • Information flow & transparency – How to improve it & the source of information
  • Digitalization transformation and agile online systems  – Acceleration of digital agenda
  • Manage the business in lockdown markets - Lessons learned
Jorge Guillén Rangil
Jorge Guillén Rangil

Export Manager


Jorge Guillén Rangil
Niclas Bastian
Niclas Bastian

Head of Logistics Cluster - BA, BG, CZ, HR, HU, PL, RO, RS, SI, SK


Niclas Bastian
Lana Herceg Gojević
Lana Herceg Gojević

Head of Purchasing & Stock Management


Lana Herceg Gojević

PANEL DISCUSSION

What can Supply Chain leaders do to optimise employee engagement?

  • Importance of leadership during lockdown markets
  • Finding the right approach for all ages esp. during home office times
  • Importance of people and trust
Gökhan Çakmak
Gökhan Çakmak

Global Logistics Category Director


Gökhan Çakmak
Lana Herceg Gojević
Lana Herceg Gojević

Head of Purchasing & Stock Management


Lana Herceg Gojević
Bart Stegeman
Bart Stegeman

CEO


Bart Stegeman

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.

24th NOVEMBER 2021 | 16:45

Excursion to the House of Unicum in Budapest

Excursion to the House of Unicum in Budapest


Visitors will have the opportunity to visit the House of Unicum, to learn more about the world famous Hungarian Zwack Unicum, a liqueur distilled from over forty herbs from all over the world.
Furthermore the visit includes a short film about the history of the Zwack family as well as a tour through the distillery and cellar, which spreads over 2,500 square meters underneath the distillery. And certainly visitors will have the chance to taste the world famous liqueur.

The visit is limited for 30 delegates only and available on a first come first serve complimentary basis on the 24th of November from 16:45-18:00.

TRANSFER: The bus will leave from the front entrance of the Novotel Budapest City Hotel which is connected to the Budapest Congress Centre on the 24th of November at 16:15 and will return after the visit at 19:00.


Visitors can watch a film about the Zwack family’s and the Zwack company’s history as well which is approximately 20 minutes. The Zwack family's fabulous reliques, - the more than 200-hundred-year old herb liqueur - the Unicum's history and several extraordinary bottles can be found in the House of Unicum. Several curiosities such as an elaborating book in which the „fuel” ’s price - used at that time i.e. corn and rye for the carriage horses with which Unicum was carried to the pubs and restaurants-was written into, a special post card from the First World War, Ady Endre’s (famous Hungarian poet) poems to Mylitta, who was Peter Zwack’s aunt, a Swedish passport issued for Peter Zwack from Raoul Wallenberg.

Visitors can have a look of some photos from the change of regime time reaching nowadays where the company’s latest success appears, a novelty in the world, the Unicum Plum. With the help of some photos visitors can get an insight of the launching moments of this delicious product and they can take a look behind the scenes as we show the Unicum Plum’s werk film.