The Connect Europe 2024 agenda is focused on helping you and your organization uncover the strategies and solutions you need to streamline your supply chain. You will also hear from thought leaders and inspirational speakers in our general sessions.

NOTE: Sessions are presented in English at the event. Sessions are subject to change. Additional sessions will be added as they are confirmed.

Client Session

Transforming a fragmented, matrixed organization through S&OP

Presented by ASSA ABLOY

Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) is the cornerstone of a resilient and agile supply chain. Deploying S&OP across a globally dispersed, fragmented, siloed organization presents tremendous challenges and opportunities. Discover the strategies and insights that drive operational excellence, optimize resources, and elevate business performance. Join Danny van der Ster, VP & Head of Logistics, as he dives into S&OP at ASSA ABLOY and how it is transforming the business.

Client SessionPanel Session

Innovation in Logistics, Process and Technology

Presented by Neele-Vat & Raben-Group

As the demand for logistic services evolves, forwarders, 3PLs, and other logistics service providers must find new ways to offer innovative solutions. Leaders in this space are adopting modern technologies and defining new ways of operating. Join industry leaders Hiltjo and Slawek as they share insights on these trends and how their respective businesses are innovating. They will also share some of the challenges they have faced in implementing these innovations and advise to overcome them.

Client Session

The Real Value of a Connected Supply Chain at JLR

Presented by e2open

JLR, the creator of iconic, modern luxury brands, is well along on its digital transformation journey, known as the Connected Supply Chain. In this session, JLR’s Jonathan Leatham will describe the programme, the transformative results they’ve received, and how it supports JLR’s Reimagine corporate transformation strategy. You’ll also get a glimpse of JLR’s plans to further enhance its supply chain performance and resilience.

Partner Session

Supply Chain Resilience: Leveraging N-tier Supply Visibility & AI to uncover then address critical vulnerabilities

Presented by Accenture with MIT

Volatility in supply chains is not going away. Traditional approaches have not worked well to prepare companies in front of massive disruptions. We will share how a number of leading companies are creating a competitive advantage by leveraging n-tier visibility of their supply network coupled with AI to “stress test” their supply chain (a pioneering approach based on joint research with the MIT). Visibility on vulnerabilities helped these leaders to better prioritise investments as well as interventions to derisk their complex end-to-end supply chains…while creating a solid foundation for driving their supply chain sustainability efforts. E2open strong supply collaboration and network can be leveraged to feed n-tier visibility as a key component of it.

Client Session

How Bosch sees what the future holds in semiconductor manufacturing

Presented by Bosch

Navigating delays, changes, and quality concerns with external suppliers is challenging. Learn how Bosch is utilizing e2open’s future-hold capability to gain complete visibility from start to finish. Join Bosch process experts to hear how they transformed their fabless wafer production process.

Client Session

Safeguarding Cargo and Assets with Efficiency and Innovation

Presented by Etihad Cargo

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics division of the Etihad Aviation Group, has made significant advancements in its export control compliance by joining forces with e2open to enhance its cargo screening process over the years. Join this session to learn about their journey of continuous improvement and innovation. Additionally, you will discover how AI/ML can play a crucial role in ensuring safety, security, and compliance in the cargo and air freight industry.

E2open Session

Connected Planning: The journey to end-to-end digital transformation

Presented by e2open

Experience how e2open is modernizing supply chain planning for the 21st century with our Connected Planning initiative and roadmap. The initiative pushes the envelope of what’s possible using AI, integrated workflows, and a seamless user experience. E2open planning experts will demonstrate the future of planning with advanced automation, dynamic scenario management, and integrated end-to-end planning workflows. Learn how you can become the supply chain leader in your industry through connected supply chain planning.

Partner Session

Building Antifragility Supply Chains with Visibility

Presented by Shippeo

Amidst recent disruptions in the supply chain, thriving requires more than mere uncertainty management—it demands a paradigm shift, transforming challenges into strategic advantages. Developed by bestselling author Nassim Nicholas Taleb in ‘Antifragile,’ this concept revolutionizes our approach to supply chains. Unlike ‘resilience,’ which merely aims to restore pre-crisis norms, mere recovery isn’t sufficient. Let’s collaboratively redefine resilience and delve into the intricacies of constructing an antifragile supply chain for Shippers and LSPs.

E2open Session

Making AI a reality in your supply chain

Presented by e2open

We’ve all heard the endless refrain of how AI will transform everything around us, including supply chains. While true, it’s not going to play out the way the hype would suggest. Join us to learn what it takes to unlock value from AI in your supply chain, how e2open leads the way in pushing the boundaries, where you can start today, and why this is on the path to an autonomous supply chain.

E2open Session

Thriving in the Era of Customs Modernization

Presented by e2open

The global trade landscape has undergone significant transformations over the past two decades, fueled by rapid technological innovations, market expansion, and the surge in cross-border e-commerce. Against this backdrop, customs modernization has emerged as a pivotal priority for countries worldwide. This session will explore key aspects of customs modernization, with a focus on enhancing trade facilitation, ensuring compliance with trade rules, and safeguarding national and economic security.

Partner Session

The new imperative: Supply chain transformation with connected planning

Presented by KPMG

In today’s hyper-connected world, there are three core imperatives for future-ready supply chains: Visibility, Analytics, & Planning. This presentation delves into the transformative potential of Connected Planning, exploring how linking every facet of the supply chain, from Tier N suppliers & logistic providers to end customers, can revolutionize traditional planning methodologies. We’ll uncover the tangible benefits of adopting a connected approach, examine the pitfalls of disconnected planning, and offer actionable insights for optimizing your supply chain operations.

E2open Session

Connected Channel: Forging a trail to retail and distribution insights

Presented by e2open

We will explore the dynamic landscape of channel and partner ecosystem management. Join us as we discuss strategies for seamless collaboration between manufacturers, retailers, and distributors. From optimizing supply chains to leveraging data-driven insights, we’ll uncover the keys to success in today’s interconnected retail ecosystem.

Client Session

Supply Planning Paves the Road to Customer Promises at JLR

Presented by Jaguar Land Rover

JLR’s supply chain aims to deliver the unrivalled customer experience their discerning clients expect, within an industry that provides highly complex and discreet products at volume. To this end, e2open Supply Planning serves as the Brain that enables JLR to plan, optimize, execute, and respond as a network to optimize the business plan and deliver on customer order promises. Join James DeHavillande as he discusses the challenges and complexity of supply planning in the automotive industry and provides an overview of JLR’s journey and path to value for delivery.

Plenary Session

Unlocking Supply Chain Value with Data, AI, and Collaboration

Presented by e2open

Supply chains in the future will be vastly more autonomous than today. Multiple flavors of AI will power this, focused on many distinct business areas. AI will not deliver its full potential without actual, quality, timely data from all your business networks. Without the network to loop back the insights to execution, the value potential can’t be fully delivered or even measured.

By embracing the e2open network capabilities and the underlying philosophy, you can transform upcoming urgent & mandatory spend into multi-tier capabilities for ESG, UFPLA, LkSG, risk & resilience, near-shoring, etc. into a foundational investment at the core of the future digital journey of your company.

Partner Session

Modern Supply Chain Design

Presented by Accenture

Changing society and political environments, rising complexities and surging risks require a new approach for modern supply chain design. Join experts from Accenture as they explain how these challenges are causing import/export costs to explode. See how to measure your global trade maturity and uncover opportunities for savings.

E2open Session

Cracking the Scope 3 challenge

Presented by e2open

The challenge about Scope 3 is that it lies with thousands of sub-tier suppliers, distribution, and logistics partners outside your control. It doesn’t take long to realize that industry averages aren’t enough for accurate measures, compliance reporting or to make strategic sourcing tradeoffs to cut emissions. Learn how connected sub-tier thinking is key to cracking the Scope 3 challenge. This is a must-see session for anyone dealing with Scope 3 now or in the next few years.

E2open Session

Connected Network: Accelerating time-to-value with multi-tier visibility and collaboration

Presented by e2open

In this session, we embark on a journey through supply chain networks. Join us as we explore strategies to enhance efficiency, transparency, and collaboration across multiple tiers. From suppliers to end consumers, we’ll illustrate the power of real-time insights and seamless coordination.

E2open Session

Decoding the Future of Supply Chain Interfaces

Presented by e2open

E2open is exploring the future of supply chain interfaces engineered to adapt to the user instead of the user adapting to the interface. Our intelligent suite of supply chain solutions will leverage AI to dynamically build a more intuitive and personal user experience. This session will preview how the next generation of our Harmony user interface will anticipate your needs, present intelligent options, and perform low to medium-stakes actions on your behalf so you can focus on mission-critical tasks that keep your supply chain operating efficiently.

Plenary Session

Reimagining the Connected Supply Chain at JLR

Presented by Jaguar Land Rover

A fireside chat with JLR
JLR, the maker of iconic cars and SUVs, is well along on its digital transformation journey, known as the Connected Supply Chain. Learn how JLR is building for the end-to-end supply chain of tomorrow, today. In this session, JLR’s Simon Inskip, Director Supply Chain Digital & Innovation, will describe the programme and the transformative results they’ve received so far—and how it supports JLR’s Reimagine corporate transformation strategy. You’ll also get a glimpse of JLR’s plans to further enhance its supply chain performance and resilience.

Client Session

Michelin’s Journey to Transform Logistics Operations

Presented by Michelin

Michelin’s legacy transportation management system was obsolete and inefficient, limiting their growth and ambition to provide world-class logistics operations to their customers. Discover how they enhanced the global logistics operations, gaining efficiency, standardization and automation. Uncover the insights behind Michelin’s bold move and hear how they’re returning value, proving that embracing transformative logistics technology can turn industry giants into unstoppable forces.

Plenary Session

ASSA ABLOY Opens the Door to Supply Chain Transformation

Presented by ASSA ABLOY

What does an octopus have to do with supply chain transformation? Find out from ASSA ABLOY, the global leader in door opening solutions. Hear from Danny van der Ster, Logistics & Supply Chain Excellence Director EMEA, how ASSA ABLOY is digitizing its supply chain to unlock cash flow and free its associates to focus on value-added work. Learn about the journey to drive organizational change, from integrated business planning to shipment visibility, with advice on avoiding pitfalls along the transformation journey.

E2open Session

The Supply Chain Orchestration – achieve supply assurance through agile and forward-looking decision making

Presented by e2open

Breaking down organizational silos isn’t an easy task. Hear how companies can curate real-time, high-quality insights into their supply chain control tower to enable connected decision-making. As companies look to shift from operating to thriving in a dynamic global environment, intelligent process orchestration becomes the next imperative to drive supply assurance.

E2open Session

The Multi-Tier Challenge to Forced Labor Regulatory Compliance

Presented by e2open

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risks have risen to become boardroom-level topics as the inherent nature of multi-tier supply chains presents an array of challenges. Regulators now expect companies to implement unprecedented levels of due diligence when sourcing or procuring materials, products, and manufacturing services internationally. EU and country-specific forced labor and sustainability rulings require importers to prove their suppliers and products comply. With broad supply chain mapping capabilities, trade compliance solutions, and workflows that provide end-to-end documentation for authorities, technology built around a multi-tier network and robust operating platform can help companies significantly comply with existing and emerging requirements for due diligence.

E2open Session

Groupage: From Load Planning to Invoicing

Presented by e2open

The concept of groupage has helped increase logistics efficiency across the Logistics Service Provide industry and optimize the overall cost for end consumers. Enabling groupage business requires keep technology and operational capabilities for Logistic Service Providers. In this session, we will discuss what the Logistics Service Providers need and how e2open is enabling its users.

Client Session

How Sensience Gains Value Through Consensus Demand Planning

Presented by Sensience

For over 10 years, Sensience, a global leader in advanced sensor technology, has relied on e2open Sales and Operation Planning to plan its sprawling global operations. Learn how they use consensus demand planning to align resources and stakeholders to drive business value. Discover their structured, collaborative, global process incorporating territory inputs, product lifecycle, and stakeholder feedback. Join Ron Jansen, Vice President Planning & Logistics at Sensience, to gain insights and best practices from their S&OP journey.

E2open Session

Connected Trade Compliance: Paving the Way for Autonomous Execution

Presented by e2open

Navigating trade compliance complexities is paramount and due diligence plays a crucial role in your supply chain. In this session, we discuss Connected Trade Compliance—e2open’s Compliance, Customs Filing, Bonded Warehouse, and Due Diligence solutions that harmonize compliance functions, streamline processes, and ensure adherence to international trade regulations.

E2open Session

Increase Last-Mile Delivery Efficiency

Presented by e2open

If you a Logistics operator handling last mile (delivery and pickup) along with line haul handling, then come and learn about how e2open can help you improve efficiency with an innovative offering. In this session, we will discuss how e2open is working with a global Logistics Service Provider to develop and deliver an innovative solution that seamlessly operates across their delivery drivers, cross-dock operators and transportation planners.

Panel Session

Seas of Change: Advancing Ocean Standards and Digital Trade Documentation

Presented by WaveBL

As global commerce navigates toward a digital future, join us as the panel explores challenges, opportunities, and best practices surrounding adopting and implementing digital trade documents for ocean shipping. From electronic bills of lading to standardised digital formats, learn how innovative technologies and collaborative efforts are reshaping traditional practices, driving efficiency, and paving the way for a more connected and streamlined global supply chain.

E2open Session

Connected Supply: The path to multi-tier supply assurance

Presented by e2open

In today’s intricate supply chain landscape, ensuring supply assurance across multiple tiers is critical. Join us in this session as we explore strategies to navigate the complexities of multi-tier supply networks. From the first-tier suppliers down to the source, we’ll discuss tracking certification status, tracing product origins, and ensuring compliance with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards.

Client SessionPanel Session

Confronting the Realities of Trade Challenges

Presented by RS Group & DHL

Engage with our expert panel to explore the complexities of international trade compliance. This session will address key challenges and strategies for managing global compliance, the effects of trade risks and regulatory changes on supply chains, and the importance of accurate information and risk assessments in maintaining supply chain integrity. We’ll also discuss the concerns around “pass-through” shipments of dual-use goods.

Client Session

A Global Customs Approach: From “Trade to Comply” to “Comply to Trade”

Presented by Zoppas Industries

Ensuring the highest standards of integrity, business reputation, and accountability is crucial for the enhancement of business and supply chain. In this presentation, you will see a real-life example of how a multinational company deployed the e2open Restricted Partner Screening application and implemented the Export Compliance Management Program to conduct third-party due diligence to understand the business and background of their prospective business counterparties. The Trade Compliance program is instrumental in ensuring they deal with only reliable parties, enhancing a global customs approach with an overwhelming payoff.

Client SessionPlenary Session

How Digitalisation will Drive the Container Shipping Revolution

Presented by MSC

MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC), a global leader in transportation and logistics, understands the challenges and way forward for the maritime industry. In this plenary session, hear from André Simha, Global Chief Digital & Innovation Officer of MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Digital Container Shipping Association, as he describes the challenges and opportunities, and the role of technology and collaboration to realise the potential of digital transformation for the future of maritime shipping.

Panel Session

Staying Ahead of the Competitive Landscape for LSPs

Presented by Gregory Nichols, DHL & Bruce Kidwell, e2open Advisory Board

In an era of constant change and evolving consumer expectations, the realm of logistics has become more complex and demanding than ever before. Within this fast-paced landscape, LSPs and third-party logistics (3PL) providers are playing an increasingly vital role, helping businesses streamline their supply chains and overcome operational challenges with e2open’s capabilities.

E2open Session

Leveraging Channel Data for Planning Accuracy

Presented by e2open

In today’s dynamic supply chain landscape, organizations face unprecedented challenges in meeting demand, optimizing inventory, and ensuring timely deliveries. To address these complexities, supply chain professionals must harness the power of channel data. This session explores how leveraging channel insights can drive more effective supply planning, enhance agility, and foster resilience.

Client Session

Goodyear Innovates Through Digital Supply Chain Planning Transformation

Presented by Goodyear

The tire industry is highly competitive and undergoing rapid changes. Goodyear has been a global leader for over a century by challenging the status quo and working smarter, not just harder. They embraced digital transformation and embarked on a journey to improve the forecasting and inventory management process to ensure the right tire in the right place and time. Join Alessandro Mantione, Capability Development and Customer Operations EMEA at Goodyear, as he provides an overview of their digital journey. He’ll share practical lessons learned and discuss what’s next on their digital transformation roadmap.

E2open Session

Why Drive Empty? Meet your Match to Reduce Empty Miles

Presented by e2open

Learn how Avantida by e2open can help you to optimize the movement of your inland containers. Everyone wins when you use the online platform to meet your match and find full containers to reduce empty miles moving containers back to ports.

E2open Session

Connected Logistics: The road to synthesizing cost, speed, and environment

Presented by e2open

Join us to hear the logistics product team reveal what’s coming next as we look to the future in transportation management. Learn about our innovation plans for a more highly composable architecture, enriched user experience, and improved analytics and automation in logistics.