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Main Conference Programme

Day 1 – Monday, 28 November 2016

10:00 Registration and Refreshments

Registration and Refreshments


11:15 Opening Remarks by the Chair

Opening Remarks by the Chair


11:30 Exploring Future Directions for Global Supply Chain and Logistics: Where is the Industry Heading?

Speaker

Eng. Ashraf M. Kotait

Eng. Ashraf M. Kotait

(Former) Port Operation Expert
Saudi Ports Authority - SEAPA - Saudi Arabia

 

 

• Examining why and how supply chains have evolved into multi-faceted ecosystems

• Highlighting key supply chain shifts such as a trend to right-shoring, moving beyond globalisation towards regionalisation

• Exploring how retail supply chains are being massively disrupted by the frenzied cocktail of digital consumers, online shopping and e-commerce


12:00 Supply Chain Profit Maximisation

Speaker

Fahad Khaled Binkhunain

Fahad Khaled Binkhunain

Director & Consultant of Supply Chain Management
National Medical Care Co. (Former)

12:30 Success Factors for Investing and Implementing Automated Solutions

Speaker

Frédéric Zielinski

Frédéric Zielinski

General Manager
Swisslog Middle East LLC, UAE

 

• Current market conditions

• Factors triggering automation in the Middle East

• Why invest in automation?

• Case study


13:00 Prayer and Lunch Break

Prayer and Lunch Break


14:00 Retail Logistics Strategy to Improve Efficiency and Productivity

Speaker

Michael Entrup

Michael Entrup

Director of Warehousing
Flow – Progressive Logistic, Saudi Arabia

 

• Why focus on retail logistics

• Strategical approach of retail logistics

• The 4 stages of retail logistics


14:30 Running a Food Supply Chain on Limited Resources While Balancing Cost Without Compromising Quality

Speaker

Kunal Gupta

Kunal Gupta

Regional Supply Chain Manager
Godiva Chocolatier, Middle East, North Africa and Turkey (MENAT)

 

 

• Understanding type of supply chain required for the business 

• Factors determining the cost of food supply chain 

• Ways to reduce / optimise cost of cold chain


15:00 Coffee and Networking Break

Coffee and Networking Break


15:30 The Challenges of Compliance, Risk Management and Safety in Logistics Operations and Supply Chain

Speaker

Samir Ahmed

Samir Ahmed

General Manager Business Assurance
Intertek, Saudi Arabia & Bahrain

 

 

• Key challenges faced by supply chain industry in current era

• How ISO standards can help in ensuring compliance, risk management and safety

• Case study analysis – A proposed way forward from Intertek


16:00 Supply Chain Practices

Speaker

Ammar Alaboud

Ammar Alaboud

Senior Supply Chain Engineer
Sadara Chemical Company (SADARA), Saudi Arabia

 

 

• Establishing alliances with key suppliers

• Focusing on total cost of ownership (TCO), not price

• Taking ‘green’ initiatives and social responsibility seriously


16:30 Closing Remarks by the Chair and End of Forum Day One

Closing Remarks by the Chair and End of Forum Day One