Smarter supply chain: built for today and ready for tomorrow.

Join us live at the Europe & MEA Supply Chain Academy Series to learn: 

  • Thriving in the New Normal, how to Emerge Smarter
  • Manage Disruptions with end to end visibility
  • Smarter Supply Chains: Built for today, ready for tomorrow
  • The future of delivering on more customer promises

The two weekly sessions will take place every Thursday of September, between 12:00 PM–2:00 PM CET.

Join IBM and Stefanie Naujoks from IDC!

The speakers will share insights about how companies are embarking on their journey to recovery in response to COVID-19. Stefanie will share results of IDC's ongoing COVID-19 impact surveys as well as a recent supply chain survey. Business resiliency programs are on top of the CxO agendas and this also includes supply chain operations. Leveraging new technologies in a way to further digitize the supply chain will play a major role in order to make supply chain operations more resilient.

Thriving in the New Normal, how to Emerge Smarter

September 3rd, 2020

The two sessions of the day will discuss the challenging times retailers are facing in 2020:

  • Session 1: Learn from the experts How retailers are emerging smarter in the New Normal, by hearing the success stories in the presentation of case studies

Speakers:
Benedikt Furrer (Nordic CTO & Executive Partner Global Business Services)
Gerhard Peterlic (Client Solution Professional Watson Supply Chain)

  • Session 2: Curious to see the latest technologies you can use? Join the Top 3 use cases for IBM Blockchain for Supply Chain and engage with other professionals in the industry!

Speakers: 
Anne-Sophie Verdonck (Europe/MEA Blockchain IBM Food Trust Solution)
Richard Burghause (Technical Lead Order Management)
Emiliano Pacelli (IBM Sterling European SW Deployment Advocate & B2B and Supply Chain technical team lead)

Manage disruptions with end-to-end visibility

September 10th, 2020

The two sessions of the day will discuss the importance of having a complete visibility of your supply chain, in case of disruptions:

  • Session 1: Learn how leading companies are using smarter supply chain solutions and optimize performance with AI

Speakers: 
Hayder Assam (Omni Channel Leader, Europe - IBM Sterling)
Emiliano Pacelli (European SW Deployment Advocate & B2B and Supply Chain technical lead)

  • Session 2: Wondering how to make an impact on your balance sheet through your supply chain in the next 12 months? Find out what the benefits of having an Inventory Control Tower are!

Speakers:

Roger Needham, Senior Supply Chain Consultant IBM Sterling Solutions
Blair Downs, IBM Sterling Channel Architect, Platforms & Solutions, Europe 

Both sessions are hosted by Matthias Gräfe (Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation).

Smarter Supply Chains: Built for today, ready for tomorrow

September 17th, 2020

  • Session 1: Learn how intelligent workflows can drive resiliency, agility and predictability by designing scalable solutions

Speakers: 
Tom Woodham (Partner, CPR Supply Chain & Procurement Leader UK&I)
Takshay Aggarwal (Partner /CPR COC Leader Supply Chain)

  • Session 2: Panel discussion on how to build a smart, sustainable and cognitive supply chain

Speakers: 
Matthias Gräfe (Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation)
Richard Bolton (Associate Partner - UKI Supply Chain Capability Lead)
Burt Jordan (Retired VP of Global Vehicle and Global Indirect Purchasing & Supply Chain Sustainability at Ford Motor Company)

The future of delivering on more customer promises

September 24th, 2020

  • Session 1: Transparency, Sustainability and new Technology; How to give customers what they want, when they want it

Speakers:
David Hogg (IBM Sterling Supply Chain Leader)
Ashwani Nath (Geodis Vice President E-Commerce)
Frank Ralph (Associate Partner, Global Business Services)

  • Session 2: Next steps in Supply Chain digitisation with trends and insights from IDC

Speakers: 
Chris Hayes (Supply Chain Product Marketing)
Jan Pieter de Hoogh (Sterling, B2B Integration Leader)
Stefanie Naujoks (Research Director for IDC Manufacturing Insights)

Both sessions are hosted by Matthias Gräfe (Director of Global Supply Chain Transformation).

Supply Chain Academy Agenda

A smarter business starts with a smarter supply chain, which can easily adapt when facing disruptions. Join our Europe & MEA Supply Chain Academy Series and discover 8 sessions that will show you how technologies have helped other companies thrive, how they have built customer loyalty and, most importantly, connect with other supply chain professionals & exchange ideas!

Week 1 (September 3rd): Thriving in the New Normal: how to Emerge Smarter

12:00 PM CET: How retailers are emerging smarter in the New Normal

12:55 PM CET: Break

1:00 PM CET: Top 3 use cases for IBM Blockchain for Supply Chain

Week 2 (September 10th): Manage Disruptions with End to End Visibility

12:00 PM CET: Real examples of resilient supply chains

12:55 PM CET: Break

1:00 PM CET: How to make an impact on your balance sheet through your supply chain in the next 12 months

Week 3 (September 17th): Smarter Supply Chains: Built for Today, Ready for Tomorrow

12:00 PM CET: How intelligent workflows can drive resiliency, agility & predictability

12:55 PM CET: Break

1:00 PM CET: How to build a smart, sustainable and cognitive Supply Chain

Week 4 (September 24th): The Future of Delivering on More Customer Promises

12:00 PM CET: How to give customers what they want, when they want

12:55 PM CET: Break

1:00 PM CET: Digitising your supply chain and what's next

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