Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2019


3 and 4 April 2019

5 April - Best practices


Portorož, Slovenia

GH Bernardin

Organisation & Technological Modernisation
Go Hand in Hand With Excellence and Added Value

Economic growth has provided the logistics with what it needed most – with goods. At the same time we are facing the lack of logistic capacities and human resources together with constant increase of price pressure on the one hand, and pressure on wages on the other. Can proper organisation and IT modernisation approach the issue?

Broadly speaking the logistic process runs from a supplier through internal production processes to a purchaser. Such processes have to be thin, without any loss, well managed, and supported with an adequate IT. Hence, the efficient logistics is the most important step towards achieving a positive purchase experience while it also plays a relevant role as a cost factor in a total purchase price of the goods.

In some cases a total cost of logistics can achieve up to 20% of the sales value. Proper organisation as well as efficient IT support of separate processes within the supply chain can significantly reduce both: the costs and flow times.

Efficiency of logistics in the international environment depends, amongst others, on administrative and legal frameworks imposed by the state. Development of logistics cannot be viewed from the technological and organisational point of view or on a company level only. Competitiveness of the business environment depends also upon administrative procedures and their technological solutions on the state level. Also in Slovenia there is an ever-growing talk about “Digital Agenda”, however; we should be able to rely on already established good practices when applying it. How did the leading economies approach the “Single Window” project, to digitalise international trade procedures? And where does Slovenia stand in this matter? What changes will the new custom legislation bring? How will Brexit effect logistics?

Slovenia was among the first countries in Europe who have ratified the eCMR protocol. The European Commissiona aims to make the use of CMR documents mandatory in the near future. How will that effect the supply chain processes? And what state-of the art technologies will be used in those processes?


Organisational and logistics management models are a challenge. Soft methods of increasing productivity, KAIZEN, target management, etc. are models which are not used in production only, but can also effectively improve productivity in logistics. Emphasizing the production often leaves logistics, as a system of management, forgotten and divided between purchase, supply and production. How to ensure overall control of the costs? How to manage logistics effectively both in manufacturing companies and/or at the logistic/transport solution providers? Are there differences in decision making based on gender, and what are they?

Digitalisation in logistics is an ongoing challenge. Even excellent solutions for managing goods, transport, and logistical data can be poorly implemented, and on the other hand companies can benefit most from niche solutions, perfectly covering separate business segments. How to tackle challenges of IT project? What are essential steps of good project management when implementing WMS, TMS, and other solutions? Which key functionalities of IT solutions bring most benefit to the process optimisation, and which enable companies to offer new solutions, and at the same time add value for the existing and new customers.

Technological development in logistics is continuous. There are growing tendencies of use of increasingly advanced technologies for practical purposes. What are the advantages of individual solutions? How did companies initiate technological transformations? Which technologies have brought the most benefit? Ready or not, the "Internet of Things" and "Blockchain" are here… what is the role of artificial intelligence wending its way into logistics?

You will find the answers to these and other questions at our 7th International congress »Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2019«, in Portorož.

In addition to expert presentations of the topics, we will also encourage making new acquaintances and provide opportunities for co-operation. The company of our friends from ACS, Automotive Cluster of Slovenia and Transport Association at Slovenian Chamber of Commerce has become a tradition and provides an opportunity to build further on successful cooperation and pleasant gathering.

The presentations we host always provide you with practical solutions. Our speakers are top managers and experts from Slovenia and abroad presenting the best examples of good practice. And this year’s event will be no exception.

Slovenian Logistics Association builds relationships.

Igor Žula,
President of Slovenian Logistic Association

Organizer





”Every organization pays the most intention to the manufacturing and quality of their products. But since the market is becoming increasingly more global, we also focus more and more on the ways to the customer to be as short, fast and safe as possible. By doing this, we obtain additional time for production and lower transport costs.”

Marjan Trobiš, CEO, Boxmark Leather d.o.o.

”Every organization pays the most intention to the manufacturing and quality of their products. But since the market is becoming increasingly more global, we also focus more and more on the ways to the customer to be as short, fast and safe as possible. By doing this, we obtain additional time for production and lower transport costs.”

Marjan Trobiš, CEO, Boxmark Leather d.o.o.


PROGRAMME

WEDNESDAY, 3 APRIL
8:30-9:00

Registration of participants

9:00-9:35

Opening of the Congress and opening adresses

CHANGES IN CUSTOMS OPERATIONS AND THEIR IMPACT ON BUSINESS?

9:35-10:05

News in customs clearance from the perspective of the World Customs Organization
Milena Budimirović, World Customs Organization (WCO), Belgium

10:05-10:35

Expected customs changes in EU - how to prepare
Maite Miret, EurTradeNet (ETN), Spain

10:35-11:05

Changes in customs procedures in Slovenia
Boris Kastelic, Financial administration of the Republic of Slovenia, General Financial Office

11:05-11:25

Coffe break and socializing

INTERNATIONAL CONSIGNMENT NOTES (CMR) IS MOVING TO AN ELECTRONIC FORM (eCMR)?

11:25-11:55

Electronic CMR as a necesity in EU transportation
Željko Jeftić, International Road Transport Union (IRU), Switzerland

11:55-12:25

eCMR in Slovenian legislation
Bogdan Potokar, Ministry of Infrastructure

12:25-12:55

Digital transport logistics documents of the future
Matjaž Auflič, Digital Transport & Logistic Forum (DTLF)

12:55-13:40

ROUND TABLE

How to prepare for the introduction of eCMR? When to begin preparations? What are the key activities?

13:40-15:00

Lunch at the hotel restaurant

EFFICIENT ORGANISATION OF LOGISTICS – A CHALLENGE FOR THE FUTURE

15:00-15:30

Logistics as a vital factor in ensuring high productivity and efficiency of a company
Damjan Zupančič, TPV

15:30-16:00

The role and management of logistics in the global system
Marjana Krajnc, Danfoss Trata

16:00-16:30

How to approach a comprehensive transformation of logistics in a global system and what are its challenge
Robert Ljoljo, MBA, Novartis

16:30-17:30

ROUND TABLE

Transformation of logistics also as a content and organizational challenge!
Where are the delineations of logistics and what can modern logistics encompass? Matrix interlacing and integration with other services is necessary where logistics has a linking role. Is logistics a bearing service or a supporting service?

17:30-17:50

Coffe break and socializing

17:50-18:30

AVARD CEREMONY

20:00

Evening socializing and dinner

THURSDAY, 4 APRIL
8:30-9:00

Registration

9:00-9:10

Opening of the second day of the Congress

WE KNOW MODERN TECHNOLOGICAL SOLUTIONS, BUT HOW TO IMPLEMENT THEM CORRECTLY INTO THE PROCESS?

9:10-9:40

Artificial intelligence tomorrow – An imperative for a firm logistics service
Lecturer will be announced in the foture

9:40-10:10

How to set up Platooning – A convoy of (self-driving) trucks?
Erik Wirsing, Schenker AG

10:10-10:40

Green Logistics at Škoda Auto
Petra Sojková, Škoda Auto

10:40-11:00

Coffe break and socializing

11:00-11:30

Participating in supply chains through the LOGCHAIN platform
Špica international

11:30-12:00

Transformation of logistics with a comprehensive organization of logistics processes (Redprairie)
David Rose, Mateja Pečnik, Studio Moderna

12:00-13:00

ROUND TABLE

How to set up an effective technology and service development feature in transport and logistics? Why it matters?

13:00-14:20

Lunch at the hotel restaurant

DIGITALISATION IN LOGISTICS AND TRANSPORT, HOW TO IMPLEMENT PROJECTS TO BRING ABOUT THE RESULTS THAT MEET THE EXPECTATIONS?

14:20-14:50

Increasing efficiency in the Slovenian Railway Company through the digital transformation of the transport logistics process and the transition to SAP TMS
Slovenske železnice

14:50-15:20

Reservations in optimizing transport and good practice in system implementation
Georgios Ninikas, ORTEC

15:20-15:50

Complete digital transformation of logistics processes in DeGirolami company
Luca Lesignoli, DeGirolami

15:50-16:10

Coffe break and socializing

16:10-16:40

Efficient and safe digital transformation of the process from order to delivery between a client and a transport company Judež
Jakob Korenč, Telekom in Darko Judež, Judež

16:40-18:10

ROUND TABLE

Why cannot we wait for digitalization in logistics and transport? Why are these decisions so difficult?

18:10

Conclusions of the Congress

FRIDAY, 5 APRIL

BEST PRACTICES

*All Slovenian presentation will be translated into English.
*The organizer reserves the right to change the program.

We are committed to lectures based on the presentation of concrete solutions because we are fully aware that only these bring additional value. If you agree than ...

We are committed to lectures based on the presentation of concrete solutions because we are fully aware that only these bring additional value. If you agree than ...

SPEAKERS

 
Erik Wirsing

Schenker AG

Erik Wirsing is a Vice President of Global Innovation at DB Schenker.

As the Vice President of Global Innovation at DB Schenker, Erik Wirsing is responsible for all global innovation activities. Since 1999 he has been working for DB Schenker and has held several positions in Business Excellence, IT, and Cross-Functional Services. Reporting to the CDO of DB Schenker, Erik focuses on future research, the effects of trends such as digitization, 3D-printing, electric mobility, autonomous driving, research & development, co-operations with start-ups, as well as the DB Schenker Enterprise Lab for Logistics and Digitization – with an open innovation approach. For him, curiosity, and an open mindset are the key ingredients to get a bit better every day.

 
Damjan Zupančič

TPV

Damjan Zupančič is the director of logistics at TPV.

 
Georgios Ninikas

ORTEC

Georgios Ninikas, PhD, is a Managing Director of the Southeastern Europe at ORTEC.

Georgios Ninikas since 2010 held various logistics specialist positions of increasing responsibility within ORTEC and currently fulfills the role of Managing Director of the Southeastern Europe division. His academic and practical interest is mainly focused on supply chain optimization, especially in the area of transportation and distribution where he has been involved in various large-scale projects throughout the world. Dr. Ninikas holds a Ph.D. in Logistics and Vehicle Routing Optimization from the Dpt. of Financial and Management Engineering in the University of Aegean and a diploma from the same department. For a series of years, he has been involved as research associate and Adjunct Lecturer in the same University.

 
Petra Sojková

ŠKODA AUTO

Ing. Petra Sojková is an expert on logistics sustainability at Škoda Auto.

Petra Sojková is graduated at the University of Economics in Prague, Czech Republic, branch International Trade and specialization International Transportation and Forwarding. She also studied at the universities of Beijing and Nanchang through the scholarship of the Chinese government. Her international experience was gathered among others at the Czech Trade Promotion Agency (CzechTrade) in Vienna, Austria.
She started her career at ŠKODA AUTO Logistics, where she is currently focusing on the issue of Green Logistics within ŠKODA AUTO Logistics strategy as well as innovative management and PR of ŠKODA AUTO Logistics. She specializes in sustainability, which she understands in a wider context based on her international experience. She is a member of the Green Logistics workgroup, which connects experts on the Green Logistics of all brands of the Volkswagen Group. She focuses primarily on the possibilities of using alternative fuels in freight transport, emission issues and the popularization of Green Logistics.
She is dedicated to spreading awareness about Green Logistics not only within the ŠKODA AUTO, as well as by lectures not only for students of universities and secondary schools.

PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR

With its activities the Slovenian Logistic Association wants to encourage logistics and its activities and in this way contribute to the competitiveness of organizations and Slovenian economy as a whole. This strengthening and fostering the development of logistics in Slovenia are to a great extent a result of active and hard-working individuals’ efforts. It is therefore appropriate to recognise these individuals and their achievements, and to reward them and present them to a wider public.

This is the purpose of the PROFESSIONAL OF THE YEAR AWARD. It is an honourable award for the most successful logistic provider in Slovenia that achieved, with their knowledge and efforts, extraordinary results in logistics in the previous year. In 2019, the 14th competition will be launched - for the Professional of the Year 2018 Award.

More about award's history


WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY ABOUT OUR CONGRESS ...

In everyday work, most of us face increasing time and cost pressures. Nevertheless, it is necessary to continuously educate and improve, both in the domestic and international environment. The Logistic Congress is an event characterized by extremely high professionalism and international recognition. From personal experience, I can assure that it falls among the greatest and certainly the best in the wider region. In a very short time, with concentrated and non-commercial lectures and presentations, are linked both academic aspects and best practices. However, my personal belief is that the essential added value of the event is networking, informal conversations between participants and the creation of new contacts. It only gets its place and rank after the event itself, when logistic experts in concrete cases meet each other and help to solve the challenges of everyday work. That is how we are getting better. I highly recommend and invite you to the event.
Damjan Zupančič, Head of Logistics, TPV, d.o.o. and Professional of the year 2016
Slovenia has a unique logistical location, and at the same time Slovenes are born exporters. The Logistic Congress is the key event that gives you an abundance of innovative initiatives that will revolutionize logistical maps tomorrow. You can’t afford not to be there, especially now, when new logistic information platforms are being built and industry 4.0 as a magnet attracts production from the Far East to the robotically equipped threshold of Europe.
Tone Stanovnik, Director, Špica International, d.o.o.
At LOTRIČ Metrology, we are aware of the importance of the Logistic Congress, which brings together the entire set of stakeholders in the distribution chain and as such is a great opportunity for acquiring new knowledge in the field of logistics. At the same time, it is a place where, in the framework of formal and informal discussions, the trends of the logistics of the future are formed and a great opportunity for networking with existing and potential business partners.
Marko Lotrič, General Manager, Lotrič Metrology Ltd.
Logistics is on a very high level in Slovenia and competition is strong. In addition, we witness extremely rapid progress and major changes in the field of automation of processes and the digitization of the entire business, making it even more important that we are constantly in touch with new trends. Here the Logistic Congress plays a very important role. Every year it tackles topical issues and brings together theoretical knowledge at a high level and best practices at one place. Schenker Slovenia has been a great supporter of the meeting for many years, as we believe that continuous improvement and a shift to innovation is the key to success. I personally see the added value of the event also in informal gathering and in making new acquaintances and collaborations. You are welcome, maybe we can create a success story together!
Valerija Špacapan Friš, Director, Schenker d.d.
We see Logistics congress as an important event in Slovenia, where the real topics in field of logistics are being discussed. Such opportunities for networking as it is offered here should not be missed by anyone.
Alen Solina, Country Manager - Marketing, TimoCom

REGISTRATION FEE

Early bird 2 - till 28 February 2019
380 €

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28 February 2019.
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28 February 2019.
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230 €

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Logistics Congress Registration fee includes 3 day participation at the Congress, download of E-congress materials, refreshments during coffe breaks, lunch on the 1st day, evening coctail party and lunch on the 2nd day. Upon your registration we will send you an invoice with a required payment date.

SLA Registration fees apply only to SLA Members for the whole Logistics Congress.

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GROUP 4 - 9 participants: 300 EUR/ per person

GROUP 10 and more participants: 250 EUR/ per person

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Check-in time is after 14:00 on arrival day. Check-out time is before 11:00 on departure day.


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