How do you develop a cost effective supply chain while at the same time providing unique value to customers? That is the question that will be addressed by Nokia’s senior vice president, smart devices supply chain, Kari Kulojärvi, at the Extended Supply Chain conference which takes place in London in March.
Kulojärvi will also consider how to overcome the challenges facing supply chain operations within the global smart phone sector.
The Extended Supply Chain conference focuses on innovative strategies to realign supply chains for competitive advantage.
Sessions will cover: Supply chain leadership and representation in the boardroom; Developing a responsive and lean supply chain; and Getting smarter about supplier and customer segmentation. Innovative strategies for supply chain finance are also on the agenda, along with leveraging technology to optimise the supply chain
There will be a series of case studies: Transforming supply chain planning; Structuring the supply chain for a sustainable future; Implementing best practice customer service; perfect order fulfilment; and managing reverse logistics. And panel discussions will look at Global Supply Chain Trends, as well as competing in volatile markets.
Confirmed speakers include:
* Rolls-Royce: Ian Shellard, director of global physical logistics
* Lenovo: Sandra Wellet, vice president EMEA global supply chain
* PepsiCo: Duncan Lowe, vice president, global supply chain
* Cisco: Johan Jemdahl, vice president value chain operations EMEA
* Diageo: Chris Poole, global customer service development director
* Lego: Calum Lewis, operations director
* RS Components: Anne Bruggink, global head of service delivery and operations
* Travis Perkins: Robin Proctor, group supply chain director
* World Duty Free Group: Dan Curran, head of supply chai
* ING: Joaquin Jiménez Krijgsman, global head, supply chain finance
Extended Supply Chain 2013 takes place at the Radission Blu Portman Hotel in London from 12-13 March 2013.