Digital Supply Chain Strategy Day has been created to solve some of the key challenges facing our members today. How do you create, plan and execute a Digital Supply Chain strategy? It is designed for members at all levels of the adoption roadmap with a tailored approach for each and every attendee.

Unique collaborative format

By joining our fully immersive Digital Supply Chain Strategy Day, you will learn from influential practitioners in our network who have led major Digital Transformation programmes, and collaborate with peers to create a personal action plan to move your project forward.

Our unique format is designed to maximise practical learning for all attendees by moving away from the conference format to a series of collaborative working sessions with fellow practitioners.

Who will attend?

The event is designed for Senior Supply Chain and Digital Transformation leaders, and will have a maximum of 40 attendees. Typical attendees will be Supply Chain Directors and Chief Digital Officers. By attending this event you will able to discuss and benchmark your digital supply chain strategy with representatives from:

Why now?

Digital Transformation is having a profound effect on Manufacturing and Supply Chain operations, with early adopters benefiting from:

  • End-to-end Supply Chain visibility

  • Increased accuracy in forecasting and reporting

  • Reduced costs and significant efficiency benefits

  • Improved customer responsiveness

  • New business models through servitization

The challenge of Digitization

For many, the road to end-to-end Digitization is a huge challenge. As well as major technology investments. there are huge leadership, cultural and change management issues to tackle. As most Supply Chain and Digital leaders are pioneers in their organizations, there are not many examples, staff or case studies to support their projects.



9:00 - 9:30
Welcome and Introduction
Tim Lawrence,
Supply Chain and Manufacturing specialist PA Consulting

9:30 - 10:00

Vision and Strategy: Translating digital vision into action

- The impact of digital strategies redefining an organisation’s direction of travel.
- The orchestration of digital strategy from ‘top floor to shop floor’.
- How to maintain relevance across the whole business.

10:00 - 10:30  
Working Session: What are the top 3 barriers to moving to the next level?
- Round-table breakout groups with practitioners at similar digitisation maturity levels.
- Which approaches are being taken in different industries? Is there a commonality emerging?
- What are the key barriers which need to be overcome? What stands in the way of progression?
- Group feedback session with Q&A.

10:30 - 11:00  
: Networking session

11:00 - 11:30

Value: Digital innovation and how to gain faith that the value is there

Patrick Hyett, GSK Pharma Supply Chain (PSC), TECH, Digital Innovation lead
- How to recognise the value of digital and measure ROI
- Understanding value potential across the whole organisation
- How is customer value changing and how does this translate into value to your organisation

11:30 - 12:00
Working Session:
hypothesis generation- the current situation vs future expectation
- How is digitisation currently being managed and how is value measured?
- How will digitisation be managed in 3 years time and how will value be measured?

12:00 - 13:00
Themed Lunch Round Tables
- Vision/ strategy
- Value
- Technology
- Change & Delivery


13:00 - 13:30

Practical supply chain innovation: New technologies

Andrew Hodgson, Siemens Digital Factory Strategic Sales Lead - Digitalisation
- What are the new trends and what is their potential?
- How to manage legacy and preventing a turbulent transition.
- Key risks in adoption of new systems and technologies.

13:30 - 14:15
Working Session:
Delivering value or “keeping up with appearances”
- How to deliver change and genuinely digitise whilst appeasing board expectations



14:15 - 14.45

Change and Delivery: How to maximise the potential of people in the Digital Supply Chain revolution

Ciara O’Brien, Global Plan Transformation Director at Unilever
- Does developing a digital supply chain equal an organisational transformation?
- How can leadership manage this shift in how their people will need to work?
- What are the attributes of a digital supply chain leader?

14:45 - 15:15  
Networking session

15:15 - 16:00
Speaker Panel Q&A: Addressing your specific challenges and exploring the day’s key themes

16:00 - 16:30

Digital supply chain adoption and maturity: Is a pathway to progress emerging?

Martin Sowden, Digital Supply Chain and Operations consultant PA Consulting
George Marinos, Digital Supply Chain Expert PA Consulting
- PA Consulting present their findings and examine the key industry trends and what these suggest.
- What are the key decisions for continued development towards the digitally enabled supply chain?

16:30 - 17:00   
Wrap Up Presentation

17.30 - 18.00  
Drinks Reception: Power of Big Data and AI exclusive presentation.



The Crystal, Royal Victoria Dock, One Siemens Brothers Way, London E16 1GB