Supply Chain


"In the pursuit oftechnology"

In the face of the lack of hands for work, the implementation of the achievements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution may be a necessary process to be carried out faster than it seems to anyone. Industry 4.0 has ceased to be an encyclopaedic slogan - this is already happening. We also have more than a dozen examples of its implementation in Poland.
New models of producers' activities change supply chains and create a new reality for logistics and transport.

The Advanced Supply Chain conference program was created by the experts of BVL International and Eurologistics. During this year's edition of the event, we will look for answers to the question of, how modern technologies affect the work of logistics managers, and how they change the processes taking place in all parts of the supply chain.

Our speakers will talk about their experiences on a bumpy road to digital supply and production chains.

In the Advanced Supply Chain 2019 program, among others:

The customer in the center of the supply chain according to the concept of experience economy.

Identification and use of industry trends. Industry 4.0, factory of the future, digitalization. A customer-oriented approach to innovation. Road map digitizing DP / DHL and selected initiatives.

How does automation increase the efficiency of transport logistics? - Case analysis.

During the speech you will learn how solutions automating logistic processes can affect the increase of loading and unloading capabilities of warehouses, improve the quality of communication with carriers and reduce congestion in the storage area.

Integrated support of logistics in a manufacturing company using IT system in the areas of: planning - production - inventory - transport, based on the example of in-out actions.

Millano Group, one of the largest producers of chocolate products in Poland, must have available inventory in a given place and time to meet the sales demand. It is more and more often that larger quantities of stocks are intentionally kept waiting for events that will or will probably occur with a large variability of customer needs.

To determine the appropriate level of stock and customer service level (POK), supply chain managers need to understand what is happening with their inventory. Using the historical sales data and the current consumer noise, they will try to predict future market trends and make decisions based on these forecasts. This is helped by the creation of an IT system aimed at efficient management of order fulfillment. Achieving the assumptions was possible thanks to appropriate storage space management, warehousemen's work and organizing the process of reserving stock for orders, integrated with the WMS system.

The biggest challenge facing the Millano Group in the entire supply chain is in-out actions management, especially during the high sales season. The discussed process consists of a number of stages. The person responsible for cooperation with the client sets his requirements with him and starts the verification and acceptance process. After this process, price negotiations followed by scheduling of the product realization in the Millano Group. With so many multifaceted activities, an essential element for an efficient in-out action is the integration of the system in the organization and communication between the key areas of the company: planning - production - inventory - transport.

New world of warehouse processes - How Europe uses technologies in the warehouse?

Presentation of the state of robotization and automation in the European and German economies. Will automation take jobs or create new opportunities?

The top ten of Industry 4.0.

BigData & Analytics,
Advanced automation
Autonomous robots 

Horizontal and vertical integration systems
IIoT - przemysłowe Internet rzeczy / M2M - Machine to Machine
Additive production
Human augmentation

Automation of warehouse processes on the example of the Kaufland Distribution Center. 

What factors affect the automation of processes?
Does the volatility of demand affect the processes of production automation?
Are the costs of automation a conscious choice or an inevitable reality?
Is zero errors in logistics possible?

Digitalization of logistics processes and truck-sharing.
Big Data in logistics.

The ability to collect, analyze, interpret and share information with all entities covered by the supply chain as a criterion determining success in any industry.

Production 4.0.

How to make a digital transformation of a factory step by step?

E-Commerce. Holy Grail of retail trade or silent killer of logistics companies?

The complexity of efficient and effective organization of individual stages of return. Infrastructure requirements and IT. Is sales on the Internet, especially in some industries, such as the fashion industry, without efficient and efficiently organized reverse logistics possible in the future? Can business with returns be profitable?

Reconstruction of the supply chain.

Adapting existing infrastructure, processes and contracts to the newly created logistics system. Change management processes, use of know-how and employee potential.

Smartphone and bicycle spokes.

The bike is a massive means of mobility. The Chinese were convinced of this, as long as they kept the bicycle's steering wheel in their hands, not the smartphone. The smartphone has become a massive, constantly used mobile device, which causes that the man stops moving at all. By tapping the screen of the smartphone and increasingly passing the voice message to the peripheral device, it orders the goods needed to be delivered to it. He does not have to get on a bike to go to the store. Man began to lead a sedentary life when he stopped following the game to get food. Now a man using a smartphone does not have to leave the house at all. The exception is a bike ride, most often in accordance with the instructions received from the application, which educates us how to lead a healthy lifestyle.

Cloud computing in logistics.

Flexibility and costs of cloud solutions. Threats related to cyber attacks. Cloud versus on-premise.

Manager's brain.

How emotions influence business decisions. Impulses that negatively and positively influence the accuracy of the assessment of the business situation.

Who will take care of building digital ecosystems?

What competences should be held by the "Chief Digital Officer".