SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS Egypt 2020
26-27 Aug 2020: Cairo, Egypt
Day 1 | 26th Aug 2020
Egypt Supply Chain Summit 2020
Registration & Coffee
Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor:
SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
Industry 4.0 and the Imperatives to Connect Your Manufacturing Ecosystem To Optimise Processes
It is becoming increasingly important for manufacturing lead enterprises to develop smart factories by selecting the right technologies and solutions and engaging C-Suite to drive transformation from the top down. With deeper understanding of IoT, AI connected manufacturing and resilient supply chains you will be able to create new levels of growth
Achieving Agility & Flexibility To Enable Growth & Customer Success is True Supply Chain Success
SCM heads constantly endeavour on how to deal with unpredictable demand by forecasting new product introductions, promotions, seasonal spikes in sales volumes, etc. Implementing a supply chain process management maturity model can provide more accurate forecasts goals, costs and performance. Moving from the pull approach to the push approach can help optimize your stock logistics and minimize costs
Strategies for Achieving Operational Excellence On The Factory Floor
Understand how a flexible, agile and responsive supply chain combined with six sigma concepts on-the-ground backed by robust metrics and reporting methods can help build continuous improvement on the manufacturing floor enabling the enterprise to respond to market changes and deliver significant cost-savings.Hamdy Nasser, Middle East & North Africa Supply Chain Head, PepsiCo
New Thinking in Demand & Supply Planning: Optimisation & Synchronisation
Ensuring product availability at the lowest possible cost is critical to survive in the ever-more complex, global and competitive business environment of today. This session will take a deep dive into demand, supply, forecasting inventory management strategies and models to increase supply chain value, in order to provide an appropriate service level to customers while keeping operational costs as low as possible. How can companies smart replenishment and distribution systems that enable them to have the right products in the right place at the right time?Mokhtar Showeka, Supply Chain Director, ABC Print Group
Managing Constant Change: Building Agility & Resilience in Supply & Demand Planning, Sourcing & Procurement
Today's highly complex supply chain companies and supply ecosystems need to achieve high service levels, short lead times and low inventories. The Demand Driven Enterprise approach aims to help enterprises and networks successfully navigate volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous markets, breaking through the limitation of traditional management approaches to enable true consumption-driven planning and execution across all levels in the supply chain.Sameh Nagy, Supply Chain Launch Director, Europe
Control Tower and the Autonomous Supply Chain: The path to supply chain automation, from prediction to resolution
Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other advanced technologies are making it possible to predict supply chain disruptions, offer prescriptive guidance, and self-correct in real-time. Fueled by data, robust algorithms, and predictive analytics, the Automated Supply Chain of the future will proactively identify disruptions like material shortages or weather event days or months in advance.
Mohamed O. El-Farouk, IndOps Supply Chain Director, Electrolux Egypt
Supply Chain Design Strategies
Forward-thinking businesses are continuously redesigning and improving their supply chains by using modelling technology to examine how their supply chains will perform under a wide range of market conditions and assumptions and analysing the trade-offs of cost, service and risk. Needless to say, it is the “design” of a supply chain that brings the maximum benefit across key metrics like cost, service, sustainability and risk.
Omar Laz, Head Of Supply Chain Management, INCA
Supply Chain Optimization: Planning and Maximising Segmented Supply Chains
Parametric supply chains (ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL!) are becoming a necessity in today’s rapidly changing retail climate, but what usually gets overlooked is the immense effort required to operationalize these segmented supply chains, including differentiated sourcing models. Many companies miss the end to end impact of trying to move to a differentiated or segmented supply chain model. What is the best practice in developing multi product, multi geography supply chains.Tarek Moghny, Supply Chain Director - Planning, Warehousing & Logistics, Egypt Foods
Collaboration Starts at Home – Orchestrating End-To-End Processes With Supply Chain Convergence
The increasing complexity of technology, products, and network relationships are driving leading-edge supply chains to finally break down functional and application boundaries to drive greater levels value. This is what Gartner calls "supply-chain management (SCM) convergence”. What are the key tenants of Convergence and how it can help improve maturity.
Supply Chain Security & Risk Mitigation
As international supply chain ecosystems continue to grow in complexity and interdepence, risks continue to proliferate – from geo-political and trade issues, to weather-induced disruption, multi-faceted criminal activities, ethical, humanitarian and governance challenges, cyber attacks and more. Understanding the increasingly complex risk matrix and putting robust preventative and response mechaninisms in place across your supply chain networks and ecosystems is crucial to mitigate delays and costs, avoid reputational dangers and ensure the safety of people, products and supply lines.
Basem Mohamed Mohamed Said, Director, Supply Chain, As Salam International Hospitals (Maadi Kattamya)
Networking & Lunch Break
DIGITISING LOGISTICS & SUPPLY CHAINS IN EGYPT
Digital as a Pivotal Force in Business Transformation
Companies face strategic challenges in their growth path whether its process streamlining or formulating future goals. Threat of disruption and failure are making deployment of digital technologies an imperative for the smooth functioning of business and to drive business performance improvement goals. New supply chain technology can power up existing operations, streamline inventory, and increase revenue-if implemented correctly.
Can Artificial Intelligence help Improve Logistics & Supply Chains Efficiencies?
The artificial intelligence in supply chain market is expected to reach USD 10,110.2 million by 2025 from USD 730.6 million in 2018, at a CAGR of 45.55%. Growth in this market can largely be attributed to factors such as growing big data, demand for greater visibility and transparency into supply chain data and processes, and adoption of AI for improving consumer services and their satisfaction. What are the potential applications in the Malaysia context
End to End Supply Chain Visibility using Cloud and IOT for Optimising Inventory, Costs, Distribution Networks and Improve Logistics Efficiencies
End-to-end supply chain visibility empowers supply chain and logistics managers to make educated decisions. It helps companies to decrease the impact of disruptions on the supply chain by providing actionable data. Supply chain leaders recognize the importance of visibility as it streamlines operations, reduces business risk, increases efficiencies and enables better decision making and forecasting based on insights offered by real-time data.
Maged Galal, Head, Supply Chain Business Unit, Symbios Consluting Supply Chain Consultant
Transportation and Warehousing Technology for Better First Mile and Last Mile Operations
In the last few years Warehousing and Transportation Industry has witnessed significant transformation supported by ever increasing demands, new consumption patterns, digital age of commerce and global trade growth. The “first mile” facilities are expanding with e-Commerce boom and the “last mile” facilities are becoming highly localized to support quick deliveries to consumers. Moving forward experts are looking forward to second generation of IoT, Big Data and Cloud based products to further revolutionise the space.
IoT and Mobile Applications for Enhanced Supply Chain Visibility
One of the biggest trends poised to change supply chain management is asset tracking, which gives companies a way to totally overhaul their supply chain and logistics operations by giving them the tools to make better decisions and save time and money. Asset tracking is not new by any means. Freight and shipping companies have used barcode scanners to track and manage their inventory. But new developments are making these scanners obsolete, as they can only collect data on broad types of items, rather than the location or condition of specific items. Similarly, IoT will impact warehousing, fleet management, inventory operations in significant ways.
Transport Spend Optimization
Transportation and shipping costs represent one of the largest spend categories for companies. Sourcing and managing this category is very complex for many reasons, including effectively managing various modes of transportation, inbound shipments from suppliers, outbound to customers, ongoing volatility in fuel costs and a dynamic supplier base, to name a few.
Ismail Nassar, Supply chain professional & Trainer
Blockchain Applications to Enhance the Security, Transparency and Efficiency of Exim Trade
Blockchain enhanced by electronic tracking technology can help speed up supply chains, while adding greater intelligence along the way. It could be especially powerful when combined with smart contracts, in which contractual rights and obligations, including the terms for payment and delivery of goods and services, can be automatically executed by an autonomous system that’s trusted by all signatories."
Closing Remarks And End Of Day 1
Day 2 | 27th Aug 2020
Egypt Supply Chain Summit 2020
Registration & Coffee
Welcome Remarks by Conference Convenor: Arif Siddiqui, CEO, Coign Consulting
WAREHOUSING & DISTRIBUTION CENTRE MANAGEMENT
Smart Warehousing to Increase Supply Chain Efficiencies
While automated picking, loading and replenishment systems are indeed smart by today’s standards, a Smart Warehouse is one that operates as efficiently as possible, always with an eye for best practices, under ever changing demands and within the budget constraints put on by the business itself. These Key Attributes are “size neutral” and apply to anyone running a warehouse or distribution center that needs to stay responsive and competitive – no matter what the budget.Mona Makram, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Seha Healthcare
Designing Your Warehouse & Distribution Chain Around the Digital Consumer
Mrs. Ali has gone digital, and she expects her grocer to deliver exciting and frictionless experiences that match her other shopping engagements, regardless of the pressure this puts on your existing infrastructure and processes. However, actively engaging with your digital shoppers can deliver insights into what they want before they arrive at your store (or you arrive at their door). These insights will have far reaching effects on your entire supply chain, from your supplier to your shopper's pantry.
Maximizing Man and Machine In The Modern Warehouse
The impact of digital transformation and connected commerce are resounding across industries. Forward-thinking companies around the world are challenging themselves to serve more customers, more quickly, more directly and more personally. In other words, omnichannel distribution projects aren’t just for retailers anymore, and warehouse technologies need to keep up. That’s why cutting-edge WMS now features an embedded Warehouse Execution System (WES) and powerful, new Order Streaming capabilities.
Best Practice in Automating the Data Collection Process in a Warehouse
Running a warehouse these days is all about data. Digital technology can take the guesswork out of inventory and warehouse management with employees scanning products every step of the way. Your facility should collect as much data on your products as possible, including where they’re coming from, when they arrive, what condition they are in, where they’re going and when they’re set to leave.
Michael Halim Labib, Warehouse Manager Assistant, Beshay Steel
Get Near-Perfect Inventory Accuracy with Cycle Counting in a Cloud Warehouse Management System
Cycle counting is periodic counting of inventory within a warehouse to ensure that the physical inventory at the bin location matches the count reported in the warehouse management system. The theory behind cycle counting is that counting a smaller percentage of items on a more regular basis will lead to greater overall accuracy. These frequent inspections significantly reduce errors thereby maintaining incredibly high accuracy rates across the entire facility. The benefit is that organizations using this practice of inventory control can perform inspections at any time with little or no oversight.
Dr.Eng. Sameh Said, Executive Director, Perfect Senior Supply Chain Consultant
How Can Lack of Inventory Visibility and Metrics Impact you DC Efficiency
In the world of omni-channel logistics, it’s crucial that businesses know the status of their inventory and whether it’s at a distribution center or retail location. The last thing a company wants is to promise next-day delivery to its customers and not be able to follow through. Inventory can be particularly challenging to keep track of during the holiday shopping season. To address this challenge, businesses must develop an efficient order fulfilment process through the use of a fine-tuned WMS.
Sameh Elagawani, Director, Supply Chain and Purchasing, Pirelli
Refreshment & Networking Break
Managing Impact of Demand Fluctuations on Warehouse Performance
Seasonality, changes in the economy, weather, and many other factors play a role in volatility of demand. For example, a global financial crisis will result in decreased consumer confidence, and therefore, more products sitting in warehouses. Warehouses must always use timely and accurate information in order to forecast demand.
Shady Al Jacky, Supply Chain Director, Arabian Steel Industries
Cross Docking Strategies that Can Help Save Time Significantly
If you have fast-moving products coming through the door, you can save time with what’s known as cross-docking. Instead of putting these products back on the shelf only to have your employees retrieve them hours later, direct them to a temporary staging area for scanning and inventory purposes. This temporary staging area should be close to the loading dock. When the products are ready for the next leg of their trip, your employees can quickly retrieve them and get them out the door without having to look for them on the shelf.
Overcoming the Challenges Associated with Segmented Supply Chain Processes & their Impact on Warehousing
If a business’s various supply chain processes don’t work together, it can’t ensure across-the-board customer satisfaction. Larger companies generally have many private warehouses and distribution centers, managed by different in-house and outsourced operators, that run on different systems. As a result, they employ different tactics to ensure their supply chain runs smoothly. The key to solving this supply chain segmentation is to consolidate these processes, rather than let them function in silos.
Complex Multi-Channel Order Fulfilment from a Single DC
We see many distribution executives driving through retail store replenishment where inventory never leaves the enterprise. There's a lot of flexibility here in terms of shipping from a retail DC to stores in an effort to address new item introductions and replenishing commonly purchased items. These certainly help with flexibility, but always come with a set of challenges. These hurdles represent a very complex set of requirements to fulfil from a single distribution center.
Networking & Lunch Break
ECOMMERCE IN EGYPT THE UNTAPPED POTENTIAL
Ecommerce in Egypt the Untapped Potential
The MENA region is on track to be the next big growth market for e-commerce. The MENA region especially is being touted as the market that’s set to grow exponentially within the next couple of years. According to PayFort, the MENA e-commerce market would grow to US$69 billion by 2020, almost doubling in size in just a few years. According to Statista, overall growth across the Asia and Africa would be at a CAGR of 11% between 2018-2022. However at the same time an oft-quoted Gartner study stated that, in 2016, only 15% business in the MENA had any online commerce presence.
Tanuj Shekhar, Global Head, Logistics, Jumia Group
Cross-Border Ecommerce: The World is Your Market
Ecommerce is forecast to make up 15.5% of total worldwide retail sales by 2021, and cross -border ecommerce is growing just as fast or even faster. Retailers who are cross-border enabled have the opportunity to capitalize on international sales and sell their products to millions of new customers, but it 's no easy feat. Shippers just getting into cross-border – and even those who have been at it awhile – are constantly running into issues related to time of delivery and cost, effecting both the customer experience and their bottom line. How can Egyptian players create a seamless market for themselves.
Selling On Marketplaces: How Marketplaces Have Changed The Face Of Retail And How To Leverage This Opportunity
In today's world, where ecommerce giants like Amazon, Jet.com and Shopify boast huge third-party marketplaces online, just about anyone can become an entrepreneur. For sellers, starting up on an online marketplace is easy: There's no storefront, no need to buy tons of inventory right away and they reap the benefits of an already established online infrastructure. The consumer demand for these marketplaces is also skyrocketing.
Strategies for Implementing an Omnichannel Business Model
A true omnichannel experience is defined as a multichannel sales approach that focuses on providing an integrated sales experience to a customer whether they are buying through a desktop application, a mobile app or physically in a brick-and-mortar store. The critical thing to focus on here is the integrated experience, which differentiates a multichannel approach from an omnichannel strategy.
Refreshment & Networking Break
Sprint to the Last Mile: Optimizing the Costliest Leg of Fulfillment
It's no secret that the last mile of fulfillment – from the final node to the doorstep – is the costliest. Retailers, ecommerce companies, carriers and service providers have all been wrestling with this conundrum, seeking creative solutions to a vexing, expensive problem. Various consolidation approaches offer promise, including parcel lockers and store or curbside pickup services. What is the latest thinking on conquering the last mile of ecommerce? What solutions are being put into play and what kind of benefits do they deliver? How is technology being leveraged to optimize routing? How about crowd sourcing and ride sharing solutions?
Taking Your Fulfillment to the Cloud
With an explosion in the popularity of subscription boxes, it's tempting for ecommerce companies to explore a subscription offering as an added revenue source. But it pays to understand the unique challenges associated with subscription order fulfillment. From managing inventory to getting orders out of the door, there's an exact science behind well-oiled subscription commerce – and warehouse management technology makes it possible.
Effective Strategies to Use Dropshipping as a Revenue Enhancer in Egypt?
Dropshipping is an order fulfilment method that does not require a business to keep products in stock. Instead, the store sells the product, and passes on the sales order to a third-party supplier, who then ships the order to the customer. When you factor in all the drawbacks, obstacles, and day-to-day management, it’s far from easy. However, if you approach it the right way, dropshipping can help you build a successful business by complementing your existing services and improve your business.