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Overview

As businesses continue to face economic turmoil globally, supply chains experts are facing unique stress and are drawing an increased level of analysis. Nobody expected a virus wreak havoc for many industries and their supply chains. This major breakdown encouraged an industry-wide awakening that was decades in the making. Although businesses tried to adapt with new challenges on a daily-basis, most pushed long-term investments to the side and focused on issues which were more immediate in nature.

Now in 2021, with the apex of chaos fading in the rear-view mirror, businesses can start unpacking the lessons learnt in order to move forward. But it’s essential to understand the shortcomings exposed in 2020, largely stemmed from an over-dependency on the concept of resiliency. The concept mostly depended on out-of-date technology that hampered visibility and decision making, while also recommending pocket heavy solutions that most organizations avoided in the race to get their products out the door as fast as possible at the lowest possible investment. As a result of these practices, supply chains collapsed when demand fluctuated. The crisis has set the stage for a new age in supply chain and logistics management – one which identifies the serious flaws formed by these outdated practices and replaces them with precise processes and latest technologies.

Overview

The crisis has set the stage for a new age in supply chain and logistics management – one which identifies the serious flaws formed by these outdated practices and replaces them with precise processes and latest technologies.

It is also noteworthy that all challenges may not be related to the pandemic and technology. The recent interruption of traffic through the Suez Canal, caused by the mighty Ever Given commercial vessel, also created uncertainty across the global supply chain and stoked fears that the ports could suffer a new congestion crisis. The International Chamber of Shipping (ICS) said the crisis has laid bare the fragility of global supply chains and emphasised how important the container shipping sector is to the global economy. The Suez incident is a prime example of how an unpredicted incident can disrupt the finely balanced system that we all rely on.

Considering what has happened and what we are currently experiencing, supply chain trends in 2021-22 will likely reflect a need for change and more resiliency in supply chains.

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WHAT IS EXPECTED TO DRIVE 2021-22?

Trend #1 Supply Chain Resilience

COVID-19 encouraged supply chain resilience. Questions were raised of how agile and flexible the value chains were. The trend to have more regionalized supply chains with production closer to market has been talked about for the last 10 years, but COVID-19 has put in the next gear here.

Trend #2 Green Logistics

Sustainability has been a much talked about driving trend for some time now. With the enhanced awareness that transportation is a large contributor to greenhouse gas emissions, green logistics has gained substantial traction over the years. Designing value chain towards progressive energy management systems to lower overall carbon footprint is expected to emerge in a rapid way.

Trend #3 Omnichannel services and contact less deliveries

The omnichannel approach offers a tailored experience for customers as marketing, sales, and logistics combine efforts. Today’s customers want flexibility in their order and those companies that can provide an omnichannel experience will be able to best contend their customers. On the other hand, no-contact delivery is the new normal borne from customer’s desire to minimize physical contact. Noteworthy advancement is in progress to push robotic, drone and autonomous vehicle deliveries into its next phase.

Trend #4 Labor shortage

While many businesses closed and unemployment rose in 2020, now is the time for economy to recover, inflicting a positive working environment. Supply chain needs force and hopefully the push to strengthen supply chain will lead to generation of new opportunities for the workforce.

Trend #5 Intelligent forecasting

Historical trends to forecast and manage inventory were put to test in the year gone by. As we return to a more stable environment, AI and ML will reclaim their place at the forefront of advanced analytics and forecasting.

Trend #6 Resilience for risk prevention

When one part of the supply network is exposed to risk, all others are exposed to disruption. Focusing on supply chain resilience in line with risk prevention will enable organizations to navigate through crisis faster than the competition.

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VIRTUAL SUMMIT

Taking this analysis ahead, the virtual summit will explore a world of innovation that promises to transform the supply chain domain and design a highly engaging and educative networking platform that encourages the stakeholders to collaborate and innovate during these challenging times.

This one-day conference is designed to deliver a summary and practical information to help you connect the dots – supply chain agility, regulatory/policy compliance, collaboration, supply risk management and predictive insights on price movements, automation of repetitive task on supply management, cold storage and technology development. And all this with an intend of minimising the disruption to the environment.

The conference theme focuses on the many facets of the supply chain. Practitioners will share their tried-and-true stories to help organizations avoid snags.

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THINGS TO WATCH OUT FOR

NETWORKING

A world class platform with the opportunity to network with your peers will arm you with the information you need

INSIGHTS

Thought provoking leaders from across sectors sharing their experience and insights

CASE STUDIES

Case studies to understand business models that’s transforming businesses covering FMCG, Retail, Transport, Manufacturing, Government, Healthcare and more

INNOVATORS

A community of CXOs, supply chain and data leaders and innovators at the forefront of the digital supply chain

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Advisory

Javed Ahmad

Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain - India, Middle East, Africa, East Asia, Japan, Pacific & South America, Schneider Electric

Mahesh Khetan

Vice President & Global Head – Supply Chain, Grasim Industries (Advanced Material), Aditya Birla Group

Nandkumar Kulkarni

Director – Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez India

Nihar Medh

Global Procurement Head, Cipla

Prasad Deshpande

Senior Vice President & Global Head – Supply Chain Management, Central Engineering and EHS, Biocon

Radha Mohan Gupta

Regional Procurement Director- South Asia, Reckitt Benckiser

Rajasekhara Reddy

Vice President – Global Demand Planning & Logistics, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Saurabh Jain

Partner, PwC India

Suresh Kumar

CEO - India, Allcargo Logistics

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AGENDA

25th June 2021

09:00 – 09:20
Registration
09:20 – 09:25
Welcome Address by ET Edge
09:28 – 09:40
Opening Remarks

V. Bino George, Head of Business Consulting, Infor India

09:43 – 09:55
Special Keynote Address


Adarsh Hedge, Jt MD -Allcargo and MD, Gati-KWE

10:00 – 10:20
Chief Guest Address: Infra for Growth – Boosting Economic Development through Maritime
Shri Mansukh Mandaviya, Hon’ble, Minister of State (Independent Charge), Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers, Government of India
10:25 – 10:40
Special Address: Building Future Relationship of BRICS (+) Nations – Trade, Supply Chain, Political & Cultural Cooperation


Purnima Anand, President, BRICS International Forum

10:45 – 10:55
Special Address: Future of Supply Chain & How Trade Finance is Seamlessly Integrated into Operations Going Forward
Dipali Goenka, CEO & Joint MD, Welspun India
11:00 – 11:20
CEO Fireside Chat: How Prepared are Businesses for COVID 3.0?

Tarun Arora, CEO, Zydus Wellness

Rampraveen Swaminathan, MD & CEO, Mahindra Logistics

Moderator: Somick Goswami, Partner- Consulting, PwC India

11:25 – 11:37
Will the World ever see Real Normalcy?
Rampraveen Swaminathan, MD & CEO, Mahindra Logistics
11:40 – 12:25
Panel Discussion 1: Drive to Thrive – Achieving Agility & Flexibility to Enable Growth & Customer Success

Anand Darbhe, Managing Director, Strategy and Consulting - Supply Chain & Operations, Accenture

Bala Aghoramurthy, Deputy Managing Director, GATI-KWE

Nandkumar Kulkarni, Director – Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez India

Nihar Medh, Global Procurement Head, Cipla

P Sriram, Executive Vice President, Pernod Ricard India

Rajasekhara Reddy, Vice President – Global Demand Planning & Logistics, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Moderator: Mahesh Khetan, Vice President & Global Head – Supply Chain, Grasim Industries (Advanced Material), Aditya Birla Group

12:30 – 12:42
Building Competitive Advantage with Supply Chain Digitization
Anjani Mandal, CEO, TruckNet Digital
12:45 – 12:57
Resilient growth: Success Stories of Critical Logistics Solutions

Sujoy Guha, CEO & MD, CriticaLog and Tamal Das, Head of Sales & Marketing, CriticaLog

13:00 – 13:20
Fireside Chat 2: Supply Chain Risk in the Context of a Global Economy

Prasad Deshpande, Senior Vice President & Global Head – Supply Chain Management, Central Engineering and EHS, Biocon

Radha Mohan Gupta, Regional Procurement Director- South Asia, Reckitt Benckiser

Moderator: Sastry Subrahmanya, Partner - Technology Consulting, PwC India

13:20 – 13:40
Keynote Address 1: Sustainable Procurement – People. Planet. Profit
Thomas Udesen, Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer & Co-Founder of The Sustainable Procurement Pledge
13:40 – 13:55
Keynote Address 2: Strategies for overcoming challenges and identifying opportunities to support a new future for Trade
Nancy Amert, Director, Trade Innovation Lab, CGI
13:55 – 14:10
Building a Foundation for Effective Data Intelligence and Reduce Cost


Kokila Roy, Director – Digital Transformation, GEP

14:15 – 14:25
Case Study: PwC’s perspective on Digital Supply Chain
Ajay Nair, Partner and Leader Supply Chain Transformation, PwC India
14:30 – 14:40
Collaborative Supply Chain Networks a key link to building a new league of Entrepreneurship


Charles Devlin D’Costa, National Operations Head, Gati-KWE

14:45 – 14:55
Digital Procurement Transformation
Akshay Hegde, Co-Founder & MD, ShakeDeal.com
15:00 – 15:45
Panel Discussion 2: Digital SCM, Operating Amidst Pandemic Waves

Javed Ahmad, Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain - India, Middle East, Africa, East Asia, Japan, Pacific & South America, Schneider Electric

K Udyan Kohli, Head-Supply Chain, Hyfunfoods

Ramit Mahajan, Head Supply Chain Enablement, IMEA, Henkel

Samrat Sehgal, Head of Supply Chain, Dabur India

V. Bino George, Head of Business Consulting, Infor India

Vishal Sharma, CEO, DB Schenker

Moderator: Saurabh Jain, Partner - Supply Chain Transformation, PwC India

15:50 – 16:00
How can Supply Chain Finance support economic recovery and growth?
John Bugeja, Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network
16:00 – 16:00
Close of Conference
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SPEAKERS

Chief Guest

Shri Mansukh Mandaviya

Hon'ble Minister of State (Independent Charge) Ministry of Ports, Shipping and Waterways and Minister of State for Chemical & Fertilizers Government of India

Guest of Honor

Pawan Agarwal

Special Secretary (Logistics), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India

Special Address

Special Address

Dipali Goenka

CEO & Joint Managing Director, Welspun India

Special Address

Purnima Anand

President, BRICS International Forum

Adarsh Hegde

Jt. Managing Director, Allcargo Logistics and Managing Director, Gati-KWE

Ajay Nair

Partner and Leader Supply Chain Transformation, PwC India

Akshay Hegde

Co Founder & MD, shakedeal.com

Anand Darbhe

Managing Director, Strategy & Consulting – Supply Chain & Operations, Accenture

Anjani Mandal

CEO, TruckNet Digital

Bala Aghoramurthy

Deputy Managing Director, GATI-KWE

Charles Devlin D’Costa

National Operations Head, Gati-KWE

Javed Ahmad

Senior Vice President - Global Supply Chain - India, Middle East, Africa, East Asia, Japan, Pacific & South America, Schneider Electric

John Bugeja

Managing Director, Trade Advisory Network

Kokila Roy

Director of Digital Transformation , GEP

K Udyan Kohli

Head-Supply Chain, Hyfunfoods

Mahesh Khetan

Vice President & Global Head – Supply Chain, Grasim Industries (Advanced Material), Aditya Birla Group

Nancy Amert

Director, Trade Innovation Lab, CGI

Nandkumar Kulkarni

Director – Integrated Supply Chain, Mondelez India

Nihar Medh

Global Procurement Head, Cipla

Prasad Deshpande

Senior Vice President & Global Head – Supply Chain Management, Central Engineering and EHS, Biocon

P Sriram

Executive Vice President, Pernod Ricard India

Radha Mohan Gupta

Regional Procurement Director- South Asia, Reckitt Benckiser

Rajasekhara Reddy

Vice President – Global Demand Planning & Logistics, Glenmark Pharmaceuticals

Ramit Mahajan

Head Supply Chain Enablement, IMEA, Henkel

Rampraveen Swaminathan

MD & CEO, Mahindra Logistics

Sastry Subrahmanya

Partner - Technology Consulting, PwC India

Saurabh Jain

Partner, PwC India

Samrat Sehgal

Head of Supply Chain, Dabur India

Somick Goswami

Partner- Consulting, PwC India

Sujoy Guha

CEO & Managing Director, Criticalog

Tamal K. Das

Head – Sales & Marketing, India & International Markets, Criticalog

Tarun Arora

CEO, Zydus Wellnes

Thomas Udesen

Chief Procurement Officer, Bayer & Co-Founder of The Sustainable Procurement Pledge

Vishal Sharma

CEO, Cluster India and Indian Sub-Continent, DB Schenker

V . Bino George

Head of Business Consulting, Infor India

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