Sponsors

  AFL Private Limited
AFL Private Limited, established in 1946, has been a pioneer in airfreight forwarding, international air express and 3PL Logistics services in India.

Over a 25 year period AFL developed DHL Worldwide Express into the market leading express courier business in India, while simultaneously building an integrated Air, Ground and Contract Logistics package delivery business.

AFL's two decade long association with Dachser GmbH in Germany also developed into a successful joint venture operation in air and sea freight forwarding in India. Today, AFL is a promoter of Quikjet Cargo Airline, which will launch air freighter operations in India shortly, as a neutral provider of air cargo capacity to logistics, express and ecommerce companies in India.

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Arcadia Consulting

Arcadia Consulting Ltd
Arcadia Consulting Ltd is an independent consulting firm which provides a differentiated portfolio of services and solutions in all fields of management and operations that, associated to an exclusive methodological approach, allows successful value chain management innovations, ensuring that our clients meet their value chain strategic objectives. Arcadia Consulting Ltd which founded in 2012, derived from Business Logistics Services / BLS Ltd which was founded in 1998, with the aim to expand its consulting services spectrum.  

For more information visit www.acadiaconsulting.gr  

 Centiro Solutions

Centiro Solutions AB 
Niklas Hedin founded Centiro in 1998 based on insights of the gaps in the market for delivery management that needed a new solution. Right now he spends his focus on the revamping on retail and the ongoing e-commerce explosion. He brings more than 20 years’ experience of how to develop businesses using insights and hands-on-experience on supply-chain and IT.

He leads his company at the forefront of the industry, which has rendered Centiro several awards and recent positive recognition from industry analysts. 

For more information visit www.centiro.com

 

DKSH
DKSH is the leading Market Expansion Services Group with a focus on Asia. We help companies who are looking for a reliable outsourcing partner to grow their business in new or existing markets.

For this, we offer a comprehensive package of services that includes organizing and running the entire value chain for any product: from sourcing, research and analysis, marketing, sales, distribution and logistics to after-sales services. We provide our partners with sound expertise, on-the-ground logistics and tailor-made services based on a comprehensive network of unique size and depth. Business activities are organized into four highly specialized Business Units that mirror our fields of expertise: Consumer Goods (Fast Moving Consumer Goods, Luxury & Lifestyle), Healthcare, Performance Materials and Technology.

For more information visit www.dksh.com 

FedEx Express
FedEx Express invented express distribution and is the industry’s global leader, providing rapid, reliable, time-definite delivery to more than 220 countries and territories, connecting markets that comprise more than 90 percent of the world’s gross domestic product within one to three business days. Unmatched air route authorities and transportation infrastructure, combined with leading-edge information technologies, make FedEx Express the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable services for more than 3.6 million shipments each business day.

Our solutions connect people and possibilities. We deliver solutions that matter to you and your business, turning global challenges into opportunities. When we connect people and possibilities, communities flourish and lives are improved – everyone benefits.

For more information visit www.fedex.com

  Gattorna Alignment
The philosophy at Gattorna Alignment is to push the boundaries of supply chain ‘thought leadership’. As such, we are not interested in run-of-the-mill problems that any consultant can solve. Our focus is on devising methodologies to solve previously intractable problems.

The other part of this equation is that you can’t do this unless we have very special relationships with a small group of global Firms, and their leadership; these are our laboratories. The intersection of the above two vectors is where we work, and it is very exhilarating. As we learn from these unique situations, we publish regularly to disseminate our ideas, and supplement this with conference speaking engagements around the world. We want people to share our experiences, especially business executives, because they are the ones who can immediately put any new ideas to work, and benefit accordingly.

The other ways we share our thinking is through various teaching appointments at selected universities around the world, and of course the occasional series of global Summits.  

For more information visit johngattorna.com 

  

Google Inc.
Google is a global technology leader focused on improving the ways people connect with information. Google’s innovations in web search and advertising have made its website a top Internet property and its brand one of the most recognized in the world.

Google is a trademark of Google Inc. All other company and product names may be trademarks of the respective companies with which they are associated.

  Kinaxis
Kinaxis delivers cloud-based S&OP and supply chain applications for discrete manufacturers and brand owners with complex supply chain networks and volatile business environments. Leaders across multiple industry verticals, including A&D, Automotive, High Tech, Industrial and Life Sciences rely on RapidResponse applications to create a foundation for concurrent planning, continuous performance monitoring, and coordinated responses to plan variances across multiple areas of the business. All founded on a single product, RapidResponse’s configurable applications encompass a full spectrum of supply chain related business processes, including such functions as: S&OP, supply planning, capacity planning, demand planning, inventory management, MPS and order fulfillment. As a result, Kinaxis customers have replaced disparate planning and performance management tools and are realizing significant operations performance breakthroughs in planning cycles, supply chain response times and decision accuracy. From a single product, customers are able to easily model varying supply chain conditions to make both long-term and real-time demand and supply balancing decisions quickly, collaboratively, and in line with the shared business objectives of multiple stakeholders.

For more information visit www.kinaxis.com 

  Llamasoft
LLamasoft supply chain design software helps organizations worldwide design and improve their supply chain operations. LLamasoft solutions enable companies across a wide range of industries to model, optimize and simulate their supply chain network, leading to major improvements in cost, service, sustainability and risk mitigation. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, LLamasoft is a global leader in supply chain excellence and innovation, advancing technology focused on continuous improvement of enterprise supply chains for the world’s largest organizations.

For more information visit www.llamasoft.com 

 Quintiq Quintiq
Every business has its supply chain planning puzzles. Some of those puzzles are large. Some are complex. Some seem impossible to solve. Since 1997, Quintiq has been solving each of those puzzles using a single supply chain planning & optimization software platform. Today, approximately 12,000 users in over 80 countries rely on Quintiq software to plan and optimize workforce, logistics and production. Quintiq has headquarters in the Netherlands and the USA, and offices around the world. 

For more information, visit www.quintiq.com  

  Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centers & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 170,000 employees achieved revenues of 25 billion euros in 2014, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

For more information visit www.schneider-electric.com 

   Shell Development (Australia) Pty Ltd
Shell's upstream business in Australia is based in Perth and employs more than 500 staff. Indeed, Australia is key to Shell’s LNG growth aspirations globally. Shell sees natural gas as a major part of the energy mix needed to meet the world’s growing energy demand. Shell is looking at $30 billion investment in Australia over the next five years, making Shell one of Australia’s largest foreign investors. At present Shell is involved in a number of major gas projects, mainly off the North-West coast of Australia, between Dampier, Western Australia, and Darwin, Northern Territory. These include interests in the North West Shelf project, the Gorgon joint venture, the Sunrise joint venture, the Evans Shoal joint venture and the Browse (Brecknock Calliance Torosa - BCT) joint venture. Shell also have a number of exploration interests in the Browse Basin.

The Prelude FLNG development in Australia will be Shell’s first deployment of its FLNG technology. The technology allows for the production, liquefaction, storage and transfer of LNG at sea, as well as the ability to process and export liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and condensate. Prelude will be located in the Browse Basin, approximately 475km north-northeast of Broome and over 200 km from the nearest point on the coast of the remote Kimberley region, in Western Australia. The Prelude FLNG facility will be 488m long and 74m wide, weighing more than 600,000 tonnes fully ballasted - roughly six times as much as the largest aircraft carrier. Some 260,000 tonnes of that weight will consist of steel - around five times more than was used to build the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Prelude FLNG facility is anticipated to stay moored at location for 25 years, and is expected to produce 3.6 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) of LNG, 1.3 mtpa of condensate and 0.4 mtpa of LPG for export. 

For more information visit www.shell.com.au 

 

EFESO Consulting
Founded in 1980, EFESO Consulting (formerly known as Solving Efeso) is a global management consultancy firm specialized in strategy, operational- and organisation effectiveness.

Over 300 major companies are supported with our unique Tandem Approach by some 450 consultants, operating from over 25 offices, working in over 75 countries and representing more than 40 different nationalities.

Structured globally around a network of knowledge groups, our people bring together hands-on experience and expertise spanning a wide gamut of fields, teaming up professionals in functional areas with industry specialists.

With EFESO Consulting clients have access to and benefit from a wide international scope of diverse and in-depth capabilities delivering concrete benefits.

Headquartered in France, EFESO Consulting is listed on Euronext Paris (ALOLV)

For more information visit www.efeso.com

  Tsantali Winery
The Tsantali family has been cultivating vineyards, making wines and distilling ouzo and tsipouro since 1890. Evangelos Tsantalis, second generation winemaker and one of the most charismatic figures in the Greek winemaking history, has rendered the local family business into a rapidly developing brand name, always at the forefront of innovation.

The vineyard has always been the core of the Tsantali philosophy. The rejuvenation of some of the most exquisite vineyards in Northern Greece like Mount Athos, Rapsani, Halkidiki and Maronia, is attributed to the family’s vision; thanks to the Tsantali’s dedication and strategic investment, today outstanding traditions are safely kept, biodiversity and native grapes are preserved and incentive has been given to younger vine growers and winemakers.

This long-standing heritage is carried on today by the third and fourth Tsantali generation. The goal remains a solid blend of deep respect for the identity of the vineyard, emphasis on quality and sustainable development, commitment to insightful entrepreneurship, and a seductive storytelling inspired by the “sense of place”.

Since 2012, TSANTALI is the exclusive distributor of SANTO WINES contributing to the establishment of the new SANTORINI brand.

For more information visit www.tsantali.com