12.00 - 12.20 PM CET

Detecting and Responding to Disruptions with S&OP

With the near constant onslaught of supply chain disruptions, from the pandemic to the war, aligning an organization around an integrated supply and demand plan is challenging for complex global networks. One company has been riding the wave of disruptions and navigating through both supply and demand volatility. Join us to hear how Denso is taking control of their supply chain and using technology to surface critical decisions points in their S&OP process for early detection and early resolution.

Speaker: Marco Turk, Manager, Demand, and Inventory Planning, DENSO EUROPE B.V.

Marco Turk is an experienced Demand Planning Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the automotive industry and FMCG. He is a strong operations professional, skilled in S&OP implementation, Business Planning, Operations Management, Demand Planning, Supply Chain and Sales Operations.

12.20 - 12.30 PM CET

Time to let go of S&OP? One Plan | More Data | No Drama

Traditional business planning processes depend highly on complex forecasting methods based on the past with information fragmented and siloed in different departments. The whole process is not only very costly to set up, but results in lengthy discussions around subjective, individual forecasts and a consensus determined by averages. Volatile supply chain conditions require a radically different approach. In this session, Piet Buyck, CEO of Garvis will introduce assumption-based bionic planning, which leverages the knowledge of the planner with AI and aligns stakeholders to the optimal plan based on data, insights, and risk profiles within a month.



Speaker: Piet Buyck, CEO Garvis

1.30 - 1.50 PM CET

Multi-Dimension Planning in Fashion

Speaker: Hans van der Drift, Partner at Involvation

Puma subsidiary stichd sells a highly diverse portfolio, combining “never out of stock” items with high churn seasonal fashion products. Combining this with long lead times creates a challenging planning environment. In the session, we will discuss how stichd has been able to automate the planning efficiently by defining a smart planning hierarchy.

1.50 - 2.00 PM CET

The Essence of a Resilient Supply Chain

One of the most critical issues facing organizations in today’s highly-uncertain and globalized business environment is how to proactively deal with disruptions that might affect the complex supply chains in which they operate. In this session, Dr. Z. Melis Teksan, Supply Chain Services Director at ICRON will share how organizations are mitigating supply chain risks and profiting from opportunities with next generation supply chain planning and optimization capabilities.


Speaker: Dr. Z. Melis Teksan (Supply Chain Services Director at ICRON)

Dr. Z. Melis Teksan serves supply chain companies across a broad range of industries including electronics, pharmaceuticals, FMCG, automotive, chemicals, and glass. For over 17 years, Melis has helped many organizations to transform their business by optimizing E2E supply chain operations. She received her BSc and MSc degrees in the field of industrial engineering, and PhD degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering Department at the University of Florida. Melis also currently serves as an Assistant Professor in the field of industrial engineering. Her research interests lie in the area of optimization problems in supply chains, optimization in inventory management, production planning and scheduling.

2.00 - 2.10 PM CET

Your Strategy needs a Strategy and S&OP can help

Formulating a Vision and Strategy to sustain Profitability is one of the most important expectations from C-Suite. But executing that strategy and taking it from top floor to shop floor also requires a strategy. Strategy Execution is equally important as Strategy Formulation. Organisations that derive greater value-add from their strategies are ones that have an effective way of putting them into action on the tactical and operational level, which is where S&OP, on top of S&OE, plays an essential role.

Speaker: Sandeep Walia

Sandeep is an omni-channel supply chain and strategic transformation professional with 17+ years International Leadership Experience with global leaders – L’Oréal, LVMH, Adidas, Blue Yonder (part of Panasonic Group).

He has lived & worked in France, Germany, Japan, Singapore, India and protracted stay projects in USA, Switzerland, South Africa & China. Currently, he is based in Dubai, UAE.

2.25 - 2.45 PM CET

Trends in sales and operations planning

Most companies run enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and enhance their material and resource planning through the use of supply chain management (SCM) software, which can be configured for planning and managing their specific supply chain challenges.

However, many planners still use spreadsheets for S&OP due, in part, to the widespread access to spreadsheet software and its flexibility. Spreadsheet technology, however, is incapable of taking advantage of modern advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence (AI), and is limited in the amount of data it can process. Additional concerns around spreadsheets as a secure mechanism for distributing company data create further challenges with this approach.

Join us to discuss the current trends to watch in the advancement of sales and operations planning.

Speaker: Glen Campbell, Supply Chain Strategy Director

Passionate about supply chain planning with 21 years’ experience in the SCM industry. Integrator between business needs and technology solutions. Industry expert in the fields of Supply Chain Planning with specific focus on Demand Planning, S&OP and Integrated Business Planning.


2.45 - 3.05 PM CET

Supply Chain Excellence integrated inside SAP S/4HANA (On-Premise and Cloud)

S&OP is the cornerstone of Supply Chain Management. During this event you can taste the flavors of S&OP vendors but which flavor is there for SAP S/4HANA? How can you expand and improve the capabilities of SAP S/4HANA?

How can you use standard SAP processes to create an optimal environment for transactions, registration, planning and optimization of your supply chain?

During this session we will give you a taste of a solution that answers the following questions:

  • How good are YOUR supply chain processes?
  • How do you ensure transparency and communication in your supply chain?
  • How do you manage your digitalized supply chain on a strategic and operational level?

Looking for an easy-to-implement, powerful solution to forecast demand, balance inventories, plan production and better manage MRP and procurement processes? Join our session!

Speaker: Erwin Clerx, Head of Business Development

Erwin has been in the business for more than 20 years. He started at IBM and has held various positions, from sales to project management. He has extensive experience with innovative solutions such as SAP, Oracle and Microsoft.

Speaker: Hatef Abedi Jam, Senior SAP Consultant

Hatef has been active in our company since 2015. He started in the marketing department but soon made the switch to SAP junior consultant. Meanwhile, he has been one of our SAP senior consultants for over three years and knows our solutions inside out.