Senior Vice President Group Supply Chain Carlsberg AG (2011-2016) & Member Supervisory Board Accell Group NV
Director of the national EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability
Steve Evans spent 12 years in industry, finally as Engineering Systems Manager at Martin-Baker Engineering, the world leading manufacturer of ejection seats. He was made Professor of Life Cycle Engineering at Cranfield University in 1998 and joined the University of Cambridge Institute for Manufacturing in 2011. He is Director of the national EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Industrial Sustainability, now with over 50 staff. His research seeks a deep understanding of how industry brings environmental and social sustainability concerns into its design and manufacturing practices, with a duel emphasis on urgent & practical change now and system level change that offers hope for a sustainable future. Steve works with organisations to develop solutions that move us towards a sustainable future. His work includes sustainable factories, food systems for people with reduced access to food, sustainable city re-generation design, and cars with water for exhaust that do 280mpg (equivalent). Steve has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Lords, is a member of the Lead Expert Group for the Government’s Future of Manufacturing Foresight exercise setting out a vision for UK manufacturing to 2050; he is a Partner in two cleantech start-ups.
Managing Director of DESMA
Christian Decker, born 1967, graduated from the University of Bremen/Germany in economy engineering and company design. He began his career at the Institute of Production Science/Bremen in new technologies and rapid prototyping in the applications for the automotive and aircraft industries. In 1997 he entered the company DESMA and was responsible for projects regarding reorganisation and integration of ERP and CAD design tools, followed by a variety of managing positions in development and design. Since 2001 he is responsible for all product developments of DESMA. In the year 2009 he was joining the managing board and is today managing director of DESMA.
Futurist and trend watcher
Renowned trendwatcher & futurist Richard van Hooijdonk offers valuable inspiration sessions for companies, organizations and the public sector. More than 300,000 people have attended his sessions within and outside the Netherlands. Well-known from the RTL television Masterclass, Radio 1 news and BNR, Richard also lectures at Nyenrode Business University and Erasmus University Rotterdam/Netherlands.
Co-owner Maxlead Online Marketing, Maxlead, The Netherlands
Ronald van Klooster, Co-owner Maxlead Online Marketing. Helping A-brands with digital transformation & operation since 2006. In his years with Maxlead, Ronald has been especially focused on brands with a distribution chain (dealer model).
In 1993 he was Founder of Dutch local hero CRM system PerfectView. In 2011 interim appointed as Global Marketing Director at Exact Software and member of the executive committee. Maxlead (founded in 2002) is one of Google’s first Dutch partners. As a Google premium partner Maxlead has customers in the E-commerce and lead generation environment.
Maxlead works for International brands like Accell, O’Neill, AGU, Fast Forward Wheels, Luxaflex (Hunter Douglas), Scotch & Soda, Happy Socks, Mr. Auto, Shurgard, TomTom Telematics, DRU fire. They all have the same challenges but above all the same opportunity:
Utilizing the internet to let their business expand through their dealer channel!
In all those years Maxlead amassed data and experience regarding online consumer behaviour and the role of regional dealers. The keyword here is transparency.
Many manufacturers owe their historic success to a high-performance distribution chain (Independent Bicycle Dealers). There are good reasons why the partner channel has always taken a prominent position in Porter’s Value Chain.
However, in recent years the Internet has led to a major shift in all industries that work with a distribution chain. We see that the distribution chain is losing breadth, but is developing in depth. The links in the chain are smaller in number but stronger. In some industries, the intermediate links between company and customer have all but disappeared. This phenomenon is known as disintermediation: the disappearance/removal of intermediaries between manufacturers and customers.
Which distribution chain strategy works best for your online business? In this presentation, you will find 6 distribution chain strategies including examples of companies that have applied these models, and their respective advantages and disadvantages. Bonus: 12 practical tips to optimize your distribution chain.
Development Director, European Cyclists' Federation, UK
Expert in strategic management and project management, Mr Mayne is the Director responsible for organisational development at ECF. Previously 14 years as Chief Executive of the UK’s national cyclists’ organisation, delivering interventions and projects funded by local government, national government, commercial sponsors and EU institutions. Board member of Cycling England, government body overseeing €150Million programme of cycling interventions.
His main activities are project development and design, implementation strategy, liaison with partners, liaison with strategic networks including governments, industry and ECF members and securing co-funding.
Wang, a member of Alvanon’s founding family, joined Alvanon in 2002 as its CEO. Under her leadership Alvanon has attracted and nurtured top-tier apparel analysts, business strategists and technical experts. The Group now operates in 89 countries and has evolved into one of the global apparel industry’s most sought after business and product development consultancy organizations. At Alvanon
she has successfully combined her apparel business knowledge and management skills with her industry vision to empower companies with profit-making growth, customer engagement, product development and supply chain strategies. The Financial Times has described her as: “The shaper of change for (the) fashion world.” Janice is the third generation of a family rooted in the apparel industry. She spent her formative years in the family childrenswear manufacturing business in Hong Kong, Sterling Products Limited, where she learnt the value of technical excellence, relentless innovation, consumer focus and mentoring talent. She has worked in every aspect of product development and the supply chain. After leaving university with a double degree in Economics and East Asian studies, she honed her business management skills with such high profile organizations as Texwatch Inc. and industry giant Li and Fung Limited. She has recently been admitted to the exclusive Young Presidents Organization and has been previously shortlisted in the UK for both the Businesswoman of the Year Award and the Woman of the Future Award.
Senior Partner, Porsche Consulting GmbH
Michael Tribus is Senior Partner leading the worldwide consumer goods and retail practice of Porsche Consulting, a subsidiary of Porsche AG and the German industry leader in Operational Excellence.
In this role he leads projects that support international FMCG companies and retailers with a focus on supply chain optimization, digitization challanges and achieving operational efficiencies. He and the team of consultants he leads are experts in the design and deployment of end-to-end processes, from product origination and design, through to production, distribution and in-store retail execution. Michael Tribus studied Mechanical Engineering at the TU-Graz in Austria and at the UTC in Compiégne, France. He has held a number of senior positions as operational excellence advisor within the FMCG, Retail, Automotive and Aeronautical Industries.
Workshop around "Increasing Speed to Market"