2nd Annual Supply Chain & Logistics Summit Philippines 2024

7 - 8 August 2024, Metro Manila, Philippines

The Philippines is turning heads on in the global supply chain! Its skilled workforce and strategic location in Southeast Asia make it a magnet for manufacturers and outsourcing companies. Major ports like Manila keep goods flowing smoothly, while economic zones entice foreign investment. The Philippines’ booming electronics exports and call center industry further solidify its economic power. Looking ahead, government initiatives and infrastructure projects aim to create a more efficient and resilient supply chain.  

Join the SCLS Philippines Summit 2024 (August 7th & 8th) to connect with industry leaders, share best practices, and discover how cutting-edge technologies like AI and automation are transforming the Philippines supply chain. Learn from real-world case studies and collaborate with peers to make your Supply Chain Strategy the strongest. Don’t miss out! 

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7 August 2024

Main Conference Day 1 

08:00

Registration And Refreshments

8:45

Welcome Address by Fortinus Events

8:50

Opening Remarks from The Chairperson

Ysabelle R. Alonzo, Head of Supply Chain, EQUILIFE Medical Equipment Supplies & Services Inc.

09:00

Seizing Tomorrow – The Philippines at the Forefront of Procurement and Supply Chain Innovation

  • Unveiling the Philippines’ strategic roadmap towards becoming a global hub for procurement and supply chain excellence
  • Highlighting the critical role of technology and innovation in driving the sector’s growth and competitiveness
  • Emphasizing the importance of sustainability and ethical practices in shaping the future of procurement and supply chains in the Philippines
9:30

Unlocking Success: The Intersection of Supply Chain Strategy and KPIs 

  • Learn about the critical role of KPIs in quantifying performance, tracking progress, and identifying areas for improvement within the supply chain 
  •  Explore the symbiotic relationship between supply chain strategy and business strategies, and how they converge through KPI-driven operational strategies 
  • Uncover widely applicable indicators and strategies that transcend industry boundaries, providing practical tips for enhancing supply chain performance and adaptability. 

Teddy Deocares, Vice President Supply Chain, AboitizFoods

10:00

Change Management towards System Improvement and Innovation 

  • Ensuring minimal disruption while maximizing the benefits of change.

Kasian Lee-Ereso, Procurement Head, PJ Lhullier Group 

10:30

Networking and Tea Break

11:00

Panel Discussion: Sustainability as a Competitive Advantage: Insights from the C-Suite

  • How do sustainable supply chain practices provide a competitive edge through improved brand
    reputation, cost savings, and regulatory compliance?
  • What roles do strategic and financial leadership play in integrating sustainability into business
    objectives, securing investments, and ensuring transparent reporting?
  • How CEOs and CFOs drive prioritization and investment in resilient supply chains to ensure
    adaptability and long-term sustainability.

Moderator: Teddy Deocares, Vice President Supply Chain, AboitizFoods

Panel:

Ray C. Berja, CFO, AirAsia Philippines

Anuj Aggarwal, President & CEO, Canon Marketing Philippines

Arnold Gambayan, President & CEO, Hutchison-1 Logistics, Inc.

Engr. Brando Aguilera, Vice President for Operations & Business Development, Clark International Airport

11:40

Optimizing Advance Supply & Procurement Planning and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM)

  • Examine strategies for strategic sourcing and category management to identify cost-saving opportunities, mitigate supply chain risks, and enhance supplier performance.
  • Learn the importance of building strong relationships with suppliers based on trust, transparency, and mutual value creation.

Rizalino Ocon Jr., Head of Non-Trade Procurement, Watsons Philippines

12:10

Leveraging Supply Chain Excellence With Outsource Service

  • How Supply Chain Organizations can discover the benefits of a supply chain partnership with a core culture of
    “Everything, Excellent, Every day”
  • Explore how the Business Excellence Team provides value-added services through their dedicated efforts
    aimed at achieving excellence in all aspects of supply chain operations.
  • Building employee skills and character through PCL Academy.

Jei Fabian, Operation Head, PCL

12:40

Networking Lunch Break

13:40

Impact of Design Packaging Materials That Are Lightweight, Recyclable, And Biodegradable to Minimize Waste

  • Reduced Environmental Footprint
  • ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) & Regulatory Compliance
  • Cost Efficiency
  • Consumer Preference and Brand Image

Jeremy Gatpo, VP & Group Head Supply Chain Management, Converge

14:10

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

With 3 interactive roundtable topics on pressing issues, delegates will rotate at each session and be able to participate and deep dive into problems and solutions on every roundtable spread throughout the two days. You will walk away with thought leadership from the subject matter experts at each table.

Table 1: Implementing Total Quality Management (TQM) Principles to Enhance Logistics Performance 

Melanie Germentil, Chief Procurement & Logistics Officer, Infinivan Inc.

Table 2: Revolutionizing Inventory Management: Strategies for Efficiency, Cost Reduction, And Customer Satisfaction

Giselle Geronimo, Vice President – Head of Finance, Accounting & Procurement, Shearwater Health CPO

Table 3: Sustainable Procurement Strategies

Kristal Galicinao, Head of Procurement, Gotyme Bank

14:50

Building a Strong Distributors & Suppliers Relationship: Why It Matters and How to Achieve One

  • Understand the challenges in the current logistics and distribution networks and discover how companies are overcoming them.
  • Discover best practices for optimizing last-mile delivery, reducing transportation costs, and improving supply chain visibility.
  • Find out which technologies and tools can help enhance logistics efficiency.
  • Will renewable energy sources power distribution centers? Could electric vehicles replace conventional trucks, aligning the supply chain with global sustainability standards?

Arnel Gamboa, VP Logistics, ACE Hardware

15:20

Navigating Regulatory Compliance in Global Supply Chains

  • How the complexity of modern supply chains, with multiple tiers of suppliers and global sourcing, amplifies the challenge of compliance management ·
  • Emerging trends in regulatory compliance, such as the increasing focus on sustainability, ethical sourcing, and supply chain transparency

Ysabelle R. Alonzo, Head of Supply Chain, EQUILIFE Medical Equipment Supplies & Services Inc.

15:50

How Can Supply Planning Enable Cost Optimization and Deliver Customer Satisfaction?

Explore insights and real-life examples of the critical role of supply planning in harmonizing individual functions into a cost-optimized network response, maximizing the value from assets, and delivering efficient customer outcomes.

David Cukingnan, Director Regional Supply Planning, SC Johnson

16:20

Closing Remarks from the Chairperson

16:30

End Of Day One

8 August 2024

Main Conference Day 2

8:50

Welcome Back Remarks from the Chairperson

Ysabelle R. Alonzo, Head of Supply Chain, EQUILIFE Medical Equipment Supplies & Services Inc.

9:00

Keynote: Accelerating Philippines’ Manufacturing

Empowering the Future of Manufacturing: Smart Factories, Digital Transformation, Robotics, and Automation.

Robert Aranton, Board Member, Philippines Economic Zone (PEZA), Alumni Regent and the President of the University of Philippines Alumni Association National Board (UPAA)

9:30

Procurement 2030: Navigating Future Shock

  • Anticipating Technological Disruptions: Harnessing AI, Blockchain, and IoT for Procurement Efficiency.
  • Shaping Sustainable Practices: Integrating ESG Principles into Procurement Strategies.
  • Embracing Digital Transformation: Adapting to Evolving Consumer Trends and Market Dynamics.
10:00

Crafting a Digital Roadmap for Procurement and Supply Chain Excellence 

  • Integrating AI and machine learning for predictive analytics and smarter procurement decisions.
  • Adopting blockchain for transparency and security across the supply chain.
  • Leveraging IoT for real-time tracking and efficiency improvements in logistics and inventory management. 
10:30

Networking Tea Break

11:00

INTERACTIVE ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION

With 3 interactive roundtable topics on pressing issues, delegates will rotate at each session and be able to participate and deep dive into problems and solutions on every roundtable spread throughout the two days. You will walk away with thought leadership from the subject matter experts at each table.

Table 1: Implementing Total Quality Management (TQM) Principles to Enhance Logistics Performance 

Melanie Germentil, Chief Procurement & Logistics Officer, Infinivan Inc.

Table 2: Revolutionizing Inventory Management: Strategies for Efficiency, Cost Reduction, And Customer Satisfaction

Giselle Geronimo, Vice President – Head of Finance, Accounting & Procurement, Shearwater Health CPO

Table 3: Sustainable Procurement Strategies

Rai De Jesus, Head of Procurement, PLDT, Inc. and Chief Procurement Officer, ePLDT, Inc.

Kristal Galicinao, Head of ProcurementGotyme Bank

11:40

The Future of Warehousing and Inventory Management

  • Utilizing robotics for tasks like picking, packing, and sorting to increase efficiency and accuracy while reducing labor costs
  • Discover how IoT devices enable real-time tracking and monitoring of inventory levels, warehouse conditions, and equipment health
  • Learn how incorporating green technologies such as solar panels, energy-efficient lighting, and sustainable packaging solutions can minimize environmental impact

Jonathan Kwok, Chief Executive Officer, Meson Logistics Solutions

12:00

Driving Efficiency in Logistics and Distribution

  •  Understand the challenges in the current logistics and distribution networks and discover how
    companies are overcoming them
  • Discover best practices for optimizing last-mile delivery, reducing transportation costs, and
    improving supply chain visibility
  • Find out what technologies and tools can help enhance logistics efficiency

Jake Flores, Head of Logistics Excellence & Transportation, Coca-Cola

12:30

Networking Lunch Break

13:30

Panel Discussion: Implementing E-Procurement: Best Practices for Success

  • Highlights of cost savings, efficiency gains, improved compliance, and enhanced transparency.
  • Discussion on system requirements, integration with existing systems, and user training.
  • Identification and discussion of common challenges in e-procurement implementation.
  • Strategies for overcoming challenges related to technology, processes, people, and organizational culture.

Panelist:

Rai De Jesus, Head of Procurement, PLDT, Inc. and Chief Procurement Officer, ePLDT, Inc.

Kristal Galicinao, Head of Procurement, Gotyme Bank

Giselle Geronimo, Vice President – Head of Finance, Accounting & Procurement, Shearwater Health CPO

 

14:10

Strategize Warehouse Operations for Customer-Centric Efficiency 

  • Explore how to counter inventory congestion and improve order fulfilment by collaborating with planning teams and utilizing forecasting tools for effective communication 
  • Improve cost-efficiency by harnessing diverse delivery methods, from in-store fulfilment to curbside pick-up, smart lockers, and autonomous deliveries.
  • Find out how to utilize local brick-and-mortar assets to unlock diverse price points, while also maximizing distribution center output to reach geographically underserved customers. 

Mark Gregory Marquez Balean, Supply Chain Director, Sunnies Inc.

14:40

Transforming Your Workforce to Meet the Demands of Future Supply Chain

  • Identify the skill shifts required across your workforce to yield the best results from your investment in transformation and unearth the supply chain leaders of the future
  • Address image problems by prioritizing the interests of the next generation and demonstrating supply chain’s pivotal relevance across sustainability, technology, AI, and geopolitics
  • Understand how to combat churn and empower your workforce by implementing a new EVP and fostering long-term commitment from your workforce

Jose Aristotle Villalobos, Head of Supply Chain, James Hardie

15:10

Enabling Precise Data-Driven Demand & Supply Planning to Meet Customer Demand

  • Optimizing Data Integration and sorting ability to accurately forecast demand
  • Identifying the right forecasting model for your organization

Joseph Quimpo, AVP Demand & Supply Planning, Century Pacific Food, Inc.

15:40

Advanced Supply Chain Planning to Drive Value Across End-to-End Supply Chain

  • Building a responsive supply chain planning with data analytics and AI
  • Investing in people for more precise planning
  • Ensuring connectivity and visibility to increase reliability of planning
16:10

Leveraging AI for Advanced Procurement Strategies 

  • Harnessing AI for predictive analytics to anticipate market trends and procurement needs. 
  • Utilizing AI-driven tools for enhancing negotiation outcomes with real-time data and insights. 
  • Implementing AI for dynamic supplier assessment, ensuring strategic and value-driven procurement decisions. 
16:40

Closing Remarks from the Chairperson and End of Summit

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