• Middle East SCM
    Virtual Confex

    30th November 2020
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About the Middle East SCM Virtual Confex Conference

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created unprecedented challenges across health, social welfare, economies, and supporting supply chains.

The Middle East SCM Virtual Summit is an exclusive platform that has been curated in line with the pandemic challenges faced by supply chain and procurement leaders against the cross border shipments and the need for business leaders to take a pragmatic, digitally-led steps to respond effectively to immediate and post-pandemic world challenges. These actions help companies support employees and maintain business continuity in the short term and build responsible future business practices.

The program also seeks to position the Kingdom as a regional logistics hub, focusing on improving cross border logistics and government enablement programs to overcome such hurdles.

Countries Represented:

Agenda (GMT + 3)

10:00 am – 10:20 am Opening Keynote Presentation

Cross border Digital Transformation - TIR system

10: 25 am– 11:00 am Panel Session

Re-shape your International transportation strategy (cross border)
• The impact of cross border barriers on international trade
• How to combine trade facilitation and secure border crossing in today’s environment
• Digital transformation and the use of technology in GCC

11:05 am – 11: 25 am Keynote presentation

Digitizing your Trucking Supply Chain in the absence of Technology in the Ecosystem
• Traditional TMS fails to deliver since most Carriers don’t have outward facing Technology
• Deployment needs to be rapid (6-12 weeks and not months) and low cost. The traditional pricing model needs to be upended by a low cost, transaction based priced product with rapid deployment.
• SmarTruck brings all stakeholders of an enterprise supply chain in a truly digital platform where all data is created within the platform itself, right down to the truckers. Alternate innovative solutions overcomes the reluctance of truckers to use smartphone based apps.
• The platform helps build a solid digital platform offering predictive and prescriptive analytics to Shippers, 4PLs and Carriers along with Decision Support Systems.

11: 30 am – 12:05 pm– Open forum for discussion with the attendees

Discussion Points
• How are you coping with the change in this pandemic, what were the challenges you faced in your organization – How did you overcome these challenges – What was resolved and what needs to be resolved?
• What are some of the challenges you faced in cross border trade during this pandemic?
• As budgets get tighter and margins are under pressure, how to effectively optimize your supply chain?
• Digital Transformation is perceived as a high cost affair, so how do you start small and scale rapidly?

Who Should Attend:

Manufacturing companies from the following industry

  • Food & Beverage
  • FMCG
  • Construction & Housing
  • Tools & Heavy Machinery
  • Transportation
  • Clothes & Apparel
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Metals
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Oil & Gas

Job Title

  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Head of Supply Chain/ VP of Supply Chain/ Supply Chain Director
  • Head of Logistics/ Global Logistics Manager/ Logistics Director
  • Head of Warehousing
  • Head of Planning & Logistics
  • Operations Director
  • IT Director
  • VP of Distribution
  • Chief Procurement Officers
  • Head of Contracts
  • Procurement Leaders / VP / Directors / Managers
  • Head of Operations
  • Head of Purchasing

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