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 & SPEAKERS 2019


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CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Future of the Automotive Supply Chain – How to take advantage & stay competitive?

Prof. Sebastian Kummer
Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Head of the Institute of Transport and Logistics


Prof. Sebastian Kummer

Future of the Automotive Supply Chain – How to take advantage & stay competitive?


• How is electric car manufacturing transforming the automotive supply chain?

• The impact of electric vehicles on automotive logistics & supply chain

• Impact of digitalisation & smart robots on automotive supply chain, especially logistics


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

Supply Risk Management 4.0 – Honoured with the Logistics Award 2019 of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)

Petra Becker
Petra Becker

VP Supply Network & Supply Chain Risk Management


Petra Becker

Supply Risk Management 4.0 – Honoured with the Logistics Award 2019 of the German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA)


• The new Mobility Age and its SCM Challenges

• Industry 4.0 @ Continental

• Supply Risk Management 4.0 - a holistic approach and best practice


Petra Becker is responsible for Continental Automotive global supply chain interests and their implementation on the supplier side. Together with her teams, she is responsible for the technical connections, the relevant contractual arrangements as well as the worldwide material supply. Approximately 3,000 suppliers with a purchasing volume of around 14 billion euros are outsourced in cooperation with over 100 Continental production plants.

In addition to this task, she is also responsible for shortage management in Global Allocations. The challenge there is to determine the global supply range of coverage, to guarantee and provide these information to Continental Customer.

She has a high affinity for IT and figures as well as continuous drive to simplify processes and structures. Aimed to “make our life easier” and create a transparent “end-to-end” Supply Chain for Continental.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Digital Transformation in BMW Logistics - How artificial intelligence, big data and virtual reality supports change

Dr Dirk Dreher
Dr Dirk Dreher

Vice President Logistics Planning


Dr Dirk Dreher

Digital Transformation in BMW Logistics - How artificial intelligence, big data and virtual reality supports change


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Dr. Dirk Dreher studied mechanical engineering at Prof. Milberg at the Technical University of Munich and subsequently received his doctorate from Volkswagen AG at the University of Augsburg with Prof. Opitz at the Institute for Mathematical Methods in Economics. His main areas of expertise are logistics, holistic organizational development and production system design.

From 1993 to 1998 he worked in the group logistics department of Volkswagen AG in Wolfsburg. As head of logistics planning at Skoda Auto, he moved to Mladá Bleslav in the Czech Republic for 3 years at the end of the 1990s. 

In 2001 Dirk Dreher moved to BMW AG - first for 3 years as Logistics Manager and then for 2 years as Assembly Manager of the Motorcycle Plant in Berlin.

In 2006, as Head of Inhouse Consulting from Munich, he set up the value-added production system (WPS) in the production department of the BMW Group.

As logistics manager for engine production in Munich, he restructured the production system over a period of 5 years, building 3-, 4- , 6- , 8-, and 12-cylinder engines as well as the pilot production of electric motors for the BMW i3 and i8.

After that Dr. Dirk Dreher took over the global foreign supply in the international export business for the production networks 1 (Vollwerke) and 2 (CKD/SKD) of the BMW Group from 2013-2017.

Since 2017 he has been in charge of global logistics planning, including the flexible integration of electrified vehicles into brownfields, the development of new greenfields in Mexico, Hungary and China, and the digitalisation and automation of logistics and planning processes.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Increasing Complexity in Supply Chain – Inventory Optimization, Collaborative Planning & Forecasting and the Role of New Technologies & Robots

Lana Herceg Gojević
Lana Herceg Gojević

Head of Purchasing & Stock Management


Lana Herceg Gojević

Increasing Complexity in Supply Chain – Inventory Optimization, Collaborative Planning & Forecasting and the Role of New Technologies & Robots


• Lack of workforce and how to overcome it with new technologies & robots connected to the new distribution centre: 

  - Overview of new logistics centre, technology highlights, performance, etc.

  - Testing of Gideon Brothers robots – results, improvements in warehouse operation KPI’s, impacts on current business logics

• How to address the increasing complexity in Supply Chain

  - Customer centricity, more agile distribution, more demanding market needs…

• Inventory optimization and the importance of strategic partnerships with customers & suppliers

  - Focus on joint planning and forecasting, using advanced analytic tools & software for inventory optimization, assortment management based on ABC/XYZ

• Switch from traditional to modern Supply Chain

  - Shipment digitalization project (already implemented)


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 until 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 a focus on business processes with suppliers, Centralized distribution project and EDI project.

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

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

Unleash the Power of a Supply Chain Technology Platform to Drive New Efficiencies in your Supply Chain

Arkadiusz Glinka
Arkadiusz Glinka

Director of Transportation


Arkadiusz Glinka

Unleash the Power of a Supply Chain Technology Platform to Drive New Efficiencies in your Supply Chain


• Within this case study presentation Arkadiusz Glinka will present how C.H. Robinson leverages its 2 petabytes of freight data to create better outcomes for its customers and suppliers.

• He will dive into the company technology platform and vision for the future of supply chains giving concrete examples on how artificial intelligence, data science and machine learning can be leveraged to make more informed decision and predictive analysis.


Arkadiusz Glinka, Director of Transportation at C.H. Robinson has over 17 years of experience in logistics and supply chain management. Arkadiusz has been in various management roles focusing on a variety of business areas.  In 2012, Apreo Logistics, where Glinka was CEO, was acquired by C.H. Robinson – one of the world’s largest logistics companies. Since the acquisition, Glinka has served on C.H. Robinson Europe B.V.’s board of directors and has led the Eastern European divisions of C.H. Robinson.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Smart Warehouse Automatisation – Learn from the best & challenge your own processes

Stefan Putzlocher
Stefan Putzlocher

Head of Global Warehouse & Facility Planning (GSP)


Stefan Putzlocher

Smart Warehouse Automatisation – Learn from the best & challenge your own processes


• Industrial Engineering Assessment – the first step to increase efficiency

• Automation portfolio in order to address labour shortage

• The right level of automatisation – High & low cost solutions applicable for all business sizes and industries

• Practical Examples and success stories


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

 Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility with IoT

Stefan Reidy
Stefan Reidy

CEO


Stefan Reidy

Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility with IoT


 • Create a strategy to drive value: Recognize the tangible ROI of IoT to gain support and investment from internal stakeholders

 • Build a more connected supply chain: Explore how IoT can be used to intelligently connect people and processes

 • Utilize IoT for visibility: Learn how manufacturers can detect deteriorated product quality and maximum product availability early to optimize inventory levels and working capital


Stefan Reidy is a leader, a supply chain enthusiast and a visionary aiming to build a ‘seamless digital trade network’ by developing innovative, technology enabled services for supply chains. He is the founder and the CEO of the Swiss Arviem AG, helping manufacturers, exporters and importers to reveal inefficiencies in their supply chains by enabling transparent global trade via supply chain visibility solutions and real-time cargo monitoring services. 

Stefan has over 20 years of experience with innovative technologies and business models in the supply chain which he gathered both by working for corporations and in the startup environment. 

PRESENTATION

How to Navigate the Incoterms® 2020 Rules

Emily O'Connor
Emily O'Connor

Director of Multilateral Rules for Trade & Investment


Emily O'Connor

How to Navigate the Incoterms® 2020 Rules


• Learn the new features of Incoterms® 2020, and what lies behind the changes

• Explore Dos and Don'ts of using the Incoterms® rules to avoid costly mistakes

• Gain deeper understanding of how to analyse questions involving the Incoterms® rules in sales transactions


Emily O'Connor is the Director of Multilateral Rules for Trade & Investment at ICC and oversaw the development of Incoterms® 2020.  After graduating from Columbia Law School in New York, she served first as a legal adviser to then-US Secretary of State Madeline Albright before practising international corporate law at Debevoise & Plimpton in New York. She joined the ICC International Secretariat in Paris in 2006. 

PRESENTATION

New Silk Road: Expectations and Challenges in the Context of the Sino-USA Dispute

Rafael Llopis
Rafael Llopis

China Chief Representative, Shanghai


Rafael Llopis

New Silk Road: Expectations and Challenges in the Context of the Sino-USA Dispute


• The state of things between China and the USA

• The Belt and Road Initiative

• Details on the Chinese economic expansion in Europe

• Some “crazy” ideas about China and the future

• Logistics infrastructure: the motor of commerce and development

• Chinese economic expansion gaining momentum: Ideas on how to adapt


In the last 20 years, Rafael has accumulated a wide array of professional experiences in China, mostly in trade & investment, international business development, regional promotion and consulting.

After an initial stint of three years providing business intelligence services in Spain, Rafael moved to Taipei in 2001 and then to Shanghai, learning first-hand the Chinese business culture while playing management roles in two Joint Ventures.

Rafael has remained since then in China acting as market entry consultant for private companies and institutions. In his role as representative of the inland logistics hub of Zaragoza (Aragon, Spain), he has followed up the astonishing expansion of China in the world arena, and developed a personal view of how to adapt to it from a European perspective.

In his spare time, Rafael is a somehow awesome cook, drummer and tennis player.

CASE STUDY PRESENTATION

From Spain to Asia. The Interesting Challenge to Introduce animal-feed in a Market with Extreme Weather Conditions and Longest Transit Time

Jorge Guillén Rangil
Jorge Guillén Rangil

Export Manager


Jorge Guillén Rangil

From Spain to Asia. The Interesting Challenge to Introduce animal-feed in a Market with Extreme Weather Conditions and Longest Transit Time


The importance of adapting supply chain and logistics processes


Jorge Guillén Rangil holds the position as Export Manager at AGROVECO, a producer of animal-feed. He began the internationalization of the Company 7 years ago, when he was just 25, exporting the products currently in 42 countries through the five continents. The biggest challenge is to have achieved its brand of horse-feed, EquusLine, becoming one of the leader brands all over the Middle-East.
The leading elite horses, Royal Cavalries and prestigious stables from the Gulf are using this brand. This fast expansion led Agroveco to be awarded the Exporter Company of the Year by the Chamber of Commerce of Zaragoza in 2016. As well as a finalist in the DHL EXPORT AWARDS at national level in 2016 and 2017, in their main category.
Jorge’s educational background has always been linked to International Business and Logistics. He studied his first degree in International Business and Logistic in Spain and Hungary, followed by another degree in Labour Relations linked to the international field. Later, he graduated in Dundee (Scotland) a Bachelor with Honours Degree in International Management.
To finish, he accomplished a Master Degree in International Business at the University of Nantes (France). Jorge strongly believes an excellent coordination of logistics and supply chain is crucial in order to develop a sustainable and successful internationalization.

AWARD PRESENTATIONs

 

- Winners' Project Presentations -

7th Logistics & Supply Chain Management Excellent Award


BECOME A WINNER

Winners' Project Presentations


The winners of the 7th 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 500 logistics and supply chain management professionals and senior decision makers from over 20 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

DAY 1 | PANEL DISCUSSION

SURVIVAL STRATEGIES – HOW TO ADOPT TO CHANGING MARKET CONDITIONS?

 The rapid appearance of new roles presents an enormous challenge to companies’ pursuit of automation implementation—and an ever-widening skills gap  A change in business perspective and robust but flexible solutions are needed  Digitalization and innovation impact on Supply Chain  Green optimisation - Challenges & new solutions  Strategy for the next 5 years - Where to start?  Involve all partners and logistics solution providers  Best practices solutions

Lana Herceg Gojević
Lana Herceg Gojević

Head of Purchasing & Stock Management


Lana Herceg Gojević
Dr Dirk Dreher
Dr Dirk Dreher

Vice President Logistics Planning


Dr Dirk Dreher
Stefan Putzlocher
Stefan Putzlocher

Head of Global Warehouse & Facility Planning (GSP)


Stefan Putzlocher
Bart Stegeman
Bart Stegeman

CEO


Bart Stegeman
Jorge Guillén Rangil
Jorge Guillén Rangil

Export Manager


Jorge Guillén Rangil

DAY 2 | PANEL DISCUSSION

LABOUR SHORTAGE – RISKS PLANS FOR STAFF SHORTAGE ESP. IN OPERATIONAL LOGISTICS FUNCTIONS

How to address the labour market challenges and constantly increasing lack of people? Impact of digital transformation, importance of people management & leadership in SC 4.0 Change of professions, job titles and functions in SC 4.0 Increase efficiency of existing staff and adjustment of established processes & functions Investment in friendly work environment, employee satisfaction and automation How to motivate and keep the existing employees? In- or outsourcing of blue-collar staff?

Dan Erceanu
Dan Erceanu

Head of Distribution South East Market


Dan Erceanu
Gábor Kiss
Gábor Kiss

Head of Food Service Delivery Operation & Development


Gábor Kiss
Niclas Bastian
Niclas Bastian

Logistics Manager Central Region EE


Niclas Bastian
Petra Becker
Petra Becker

VP of Supply Network & Supply Chain Risk Management


Petra Becker
Alexis Antonelli
Alexis Antonelli

Division Manager - Production Control & Logistics Improvement


Alexis Antonelli

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.

12th NOVEMBER 2019 | 11:00

Excursion to the AUDI plant in Győr

Excursion to the AUDI plant in Győr


Visitors of TRANSLOG 2019 will have the opportunity to get an inside look at the Audit plant in Győr, one day prior to the event, on the 12th of November from 13:00-15:00, limited for 50 delegates only and available on a first come first serve complimentary basis.

TRANSFER: The bus will leave from the front entrance of the Novotel Budapest City Hotel which is connected to the Budapest Congress Centre on 12th of November at 11:00 noon and will return after the visit at approximately 17:00 in the late afternoon.


The AUDI HUNGARIA MOTOR Kft. welcomes its guests and invites them to a stunning factory tour, on the path of which they will be introduced to vehicle production, the press- and body shop of our new car factory. Follow the steps and understand the phases of vehicle manufacturing and pressing process and immerse into the futuristic world of the body shop. The duration of this factory tour is approximately 2 hours.

14th NOVEMBER 2019 | 16:15

Excursion to the Coca-Cola plant & DC in Dunaharaszti

Excursion to the Coca-Cola plant & DC in Dunaharaszti


The congress further provides an opportunity to visit the Coca-Cola plant in Dunaharaszti on the 14th of November at 17:30 limited for 40 delegates only and available on a first come first serve complimentary basis. The visit will include the production site and the distribution centre. The duration of this tour is approximately 1.5 hours.

TRANSFER: The bus will leave from the front entrance of the Novotel Budapest City Hotel which is connected to the Budapest Congress Centre on 14th of November at 16:15 and will return after the visit at approximately 20:00 in the evening. 


A regional production centre

Since our foundation in 1968, our parent company has invested HUF 114 billion into our operations. Thanks to this, and to our successful partnership, Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary has become one of the regional production centres of the Hellenic Group, with the largest soft drink bottling plant in Hungary, as well as one of the most important domestic food-processing factories.

Providing direct and indirect employment

Our headquarters and main production plant is located in Dunaharaszti (near Budapest), while our mineral water bottling plant is in Zalaszentgrót (in the west of Hungary).

We employ a total of 1,100 people in our two plants, seven distribution centres and offices but, indirectly, through our supplier chain, we provide jobs to nearly 13,000 people, overseeing the largest FMCG sales network in the country. Nearly two-thirds of our suppliers are domestic companies and a significant portion of our finished product is exported to 25 countries. 

A diversified product portfolio

We bottle and distribute products that bring people together, provide refreshment and bring happy moments. We distribute more than 70 different products, 90 percent of which are produced in Hungary. Our company offers a wide range of non-alcoholic drinks: carbonated soft drinks, natural mineral waters, flavoured waters, fruit juices, nectars and fruit drinks, ice teas, sport drinks as well as energy drinks. We also operate vending machines serving cold and hot drinks. In addition, Coca‑Cola HBC Hungary is the third largest distributor of spirits in the country, distributing Campari and Brown-Forman products.

Sustainability: “Everybody, every day, everywhere”

Our operations support local communities. We protect the environment, particularly the purity of drinking water and the wetlands, since our products are primarily made of drinking water.

It is our company's goal to use environmentally friendly energy-generating technologies, mitigate our emission of harmful gases, reduce the volume of waste arising from our operations and our water consumption, and to popularize an active lifestyle and balanced approach to nutrition.

Sustainability is an integral part of our operation and, therefore, we release an annual integrated business report about our business and environmental performance. This reflects our company’s CSR strategy, which is characterized by three priorities: “Everybody, every day, everywhere”.