Supply Chain Management in Science and Practice 2019


3-5 April, 2019


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.

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

Final programme of the congress will be published shortly.

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

The congress speakers will be announced shortly.

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 1 - till 31 December 2018
350 €

Applies to registration and payment until
31 December 2018.
VAT not included.

EB 1 SLA Members - till 31 December 2018
280 €

Applies to registration and payment until
31 December 2018.
VAT not included.

Logistics Congress Registration fee includes 3 day participation at the Congress, download of E-congress materials, refreshments during coffe breaks, lunch on the 2nd day and evening coctail party on the 1st 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.

General terms and conditions of registration and cancellation are stated in GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF PLANET GV.

VENUE and ACCOMMODATION BOOKING

Grand Hotel Bernardin

Obala 2
SI - 6320 Portorož

T: 05 690 70 00
F: 05 690 70 10

E-mail: booking@bernardingroup.si
Web:
www.bernardingroup.si






The participants should make their hotel booking themselves. The accommodation costs are paid by the participants and are not included in the participation fee. All hotel payments should be made directly to the hotel. Organizer does not handle booking for the participants. We advise you to book a room as soon as possible in the hotel, which you will be chose. We recommend you a Bernardin Group complex (in this case, please, specify that you are a participant of logistics congress).


Informative price list of accommodation
(prices are in EUR, per person, for one night)

GH Bernardin***** Hotel Histrion**** Hotel Vile Park***
Bed and Breakfast, single use 128 € 90 € 65 €
Bed and Breakfast, double room 74 € 55 € 45 €

Prices included service Bed & Breakfast and 9,5% VAT. The rate does not include tourist tax (2,50 EUR per per person per day) and one time reservation fee (1,00 €UR per person) for the entire period of stay.

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

More information about other possible accomodation in Portorož: www.portoroz.si.