EXCHAiNGE 2019: Smart, Comprehensive Package of People, Processes, and Mindsets in the Digital Age

How do we achieve transparency in the supply chain? And is “new work” just old wine in new skins? These are only two in a broad spectrum of questions that leading supply chain and operations experts, together with some 250 attendees, will discuss at the 7th  International  EXCHAiNGE 2019  supply  chain  summit—November 26  and  27  at  the Hypermotion trade show at Messe Frankfurt. EXCHAiNGE is an established networking platform that uses interactive formats to link new trends with strategic core functions of the supply chain. The four sessions highlight such mission-critical factors as technology, innovation, collaboration, mobility, sustainability, culture, and mindsets. “There is an urgent need to implement a smart program addressing the full package of people, processes, and mindsets—and to do so as quickly  and  rigorously  as  possible.  EXCHAiNGE  provides  clear  answers  and  real-world examples in the digital age,” emphasizes Dr. Petra Seebauer, Managing Director of EUROEXPO Messe- und Kongress-GmbH and an initiator of EXCHAiNGE.

  • New Work—Culture & Mindsets (November 27, 2019):

What today’s modern executives can achieve

This session offers a plan of action and highlights products, services, and solutions that can save time and money and generate competitive advantages for everyone involved. Old wine in new skins? “New work does not need to be entirely new. We’ve finally come to realize that people want a relationship of trust and openness with their managers,” notes EXCHAINGE speaker Kerstin Gliniorz (Director of Supply Chain Strategy EMEAI at ADM Europe GmbH & Co. KG). The core requirement for genuine success is professional programs “that everyone really does take part in,” Gliniorz adds, emphasizing the importance of not allowing managers to sit on the sidelines or convince themselves that the climate is already fine. “Companies that hesitate or resist tackling change are unattractive to good applicants. Money alone is not enough to retain top talent over time. The process of building trust is a never-ending story,” Gliniorz concludes.

Moderator: Bettina Bohlmann (Managing Partner, 3p Procurement Branding GmbH) Speakers: Stefan Hentschel (Google Germany GmbH, Industry Leader, Technology & B2B); Michael Rendsburg (J.M. Voith SE & Co. KG, Group Division Paper, Chief Operating Officer FRS); Bernd Schmid (Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, Program Manager, Sustainable Change); Kerstin Gliniorz (ADM Europe GmbH & Co. KG, Director, Supply Chain Strategy EMEAI)

  • Sustainable Supply Chain Management (November 27, 2019):

Shifting responsibility for a new first and last mile?

This session cites various real-world approaches and integrated solutions for confronting such challenges as climate change, CSR, and compliance as well as supply chain interdependencies linked  to  economic  factors.  “Even  among  the  pioneers,  only  a  fraction  of  companies  have complete transparency in their procurement supply chain. If you only know your direct suppliers, you’re not practicing effective risk management,” warns EXCHAiNGE speaker Klaus Wiesen (CEO of sustainabill GmbH). He cites the urgent need for state-of-the-art IT solutions that push collaboration among companies, their immediate suppliers, and other upstream providers—such as a cloud platform that can achieve multi-tier visibility in just a few steps.

Moderator: Klaus Krumme (ZLV Center for Logistics and Traffic at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Executive Director)

Speakers: Michael Dunker (Evonik Technology & Infrastructure GmbH, Manager of Strategy & Organizational Development, Strategy & Performance); Dr. Katrin Dziekan (German Federal Environment Agency, Head of Environment and Transport); Klaus Wiesen (sustainabill GmbH, CEO)

Other sessions

  • Ecosystems & Networks in the Supply Chainers Community (November 26, 2019): What makes collaborations stable and successful?
  • Technology & Innovation in the Supply Chain (November 27, 2019): Blockchain vs. genuine solutions: clearing a path through the buzzword jungle

Also on the agenda at EXCHAiNGE

  • Interactive Supply Chain Roundtables (November 26/27/28, 2019 at Hypermotion): Sustainable business practices and customer expectations; Good risk management in a volatile world; Optimized logistics footprint and customer satisfaction Participants make various tactical and strategic supply chain decisions on behalf of “The Fresh Connection,” a virtual fruit juice company.
  • Supply Chain Best Practices of Award Finalists (November 26, 2019): Movers and shakers offer a behind-the-scenes look
  • EXCHAiNGE Award Night (November 27, 2019): Presentation of Supply Chain Awards 2019

The supply chain summit takes place as part of the Hypermotion trade show (organized by Messe Frankfurt), which draws some 5,000 attendees. Those attending EXCHAiNGE also have the opportunity to visit the Hypermotion exhibit space with its multiformat focus on the digital transformation of transport and mobility: November 26–28, 2019.

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7th international EXCHAiNGE supply chain summit with sessions, interactive supply chain roundtables, final round of awards competition, and Award Night ceremony November 26–27, 2019 | at Hypermotion in Frankfurt am Main Learn more: www.exchainge.de