Supply Chain Strategies Summit

The Supply Chain Management Strategies (SCMS) 6th annual European Summit was held from 7th to 9th November in Berlin at the Maritim proArte Hotel on Friedrichstraße.

The European SCMS Summit provided an international forum for industry leaders to share and discuss the best way to face the many new challenges facing the industry. Delegates were joined in Berlin by industry experts, who offered an unparalleled range of senior leadership case studies and solutions for the sector.

A packed, three-day program of engaging and informative sessions offered attendees a wealth of industry experience and expertise. Delegates were able to experience workable and relatable case studies from the past couple of years, presentations from active senior industry professionals and plenty of networking opportunities.

The summit is now classed as a CPD-accredited event, and as such, attendees gained a certificate of attendance that counts towards professional development.

The key topics for the 2022 summit included food supply chain challenges, the current chip shortage, and discussions surrounding potential ways to create agility to avoid disruption. Additionally, experts discussed workforce disruption, the training of new staff and the adoption of remote auditing as a regular part of the supply chain management process in light of the global new normal.

There were several keynote presentations from notable heads of industry, focused on a range of topics. From advocating for the circular economy to the benefits of developing a strong relationship with customers, delegates had the opportunity to join leaders from across the globe to learn about the latest technologies and strategies.

Holger Langbein, VP Logistics, Robert Bosch GmbH, discussed a new strategy to include internal and external partners into processes and data flow. A special focus of the presentation was on the inbound side of logistics at Bosch and the value of seamless information and data flow between the organization and its suppliers.

Torsten Becker, Head of Study Program Supply Chain Management, SHR Berlin University of Applied Sciences spoke about the current supply chain climate. As the pandemic, the war, bottlenecks in transport and production, and limitations for travel have impacted the business world, many companies have been forced to adapt their supply chain strategies to the increased Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity und Ambiguity (VUCA). Based on strategy projects from various industries, he highlighted new approaches, strategies and possible solutions.

Delegates were also able to attend a range of panel discussions. Notable industry heavyweights, such as HP Deutschland, Matsmart, Infineon Technologies and IBM, joined the panel to deliver case studies that imparted a breadth of industry experience and invaluable insight.

Additionally, delegates could enhance their learning by attending networking brunches, one-to-one meetings and solution spotlight sessions.

European Supply Chain Management Strategies Summit
Dates: 7th to 9th November 2022
Location: Maritim proArte Berlin, Friedrichstraße 151, 10117 Berlin, Germany