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Finding the ‘Perfect Fit’ for Asian diversity
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SCMLogistics World 2008 is poised, as a convergent point for regional and global logistic and supply-chain players in the manufacturing industry, to tackle industry issues head on.

To be held from October 13-16 at the Raffles City Convention Centre, Singapore, the annual event, organised by Terrapinn Pte Ltd, will feature a more extensive conference programme broken down into six industry tracks (automotive; chemical; fast fashion; FMCG and F&B; high technology; and retail) and six functional tracks (sourcing and procurement; multi-modal transport- network planning; real-time, consumer- driven supply-chain management; maximising supply-chain reliability and integrity through business-process improvement; supply-chain finance; and technology and enablement).

The show will also inaugurate the Supply Chain Executive Leadership Summit, fronted by Prof Hau Lee, a global supply-chain guru and industry authority in the Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Forum. The convention will allow supply-chain leaders to “discuss the need to retool ... as they try to find new cost advantages and strategies to overcome” escalating commodity prices, said Stella Teo, Terrapinn’s general manager for transport, logistics & supply-chain team. At the conference, themed ‘Perfect Fit’, more than 50 speakers from 12 nations will share their knowledge and experience spanning over 15 industries.

Among others, the topics will highlight supply-chain management measures, logistic planning and management, market sourcing, inventory financing and tax issues.

The theme reflects “the diverse characteristics” of the region’s “fragmented market, necessitating ... tailor-fitted supply- chain strategies” to realise “competitive advantages”, said Teo. Supplychain and logistic professionals will be able “to learn industry best practice in designing Perfect Fit supply chains”.

“We have ... keynote speakers [from] the high-tech, FMCG and F&B industries, among others. It’s a great opportunity to hear from chief supply-chain officers of LG Electronics, Fonterra, Hewlett Packard, Jollibee, Unilever and more,” she revealed, adding that 1,500 visitors will be expected.

Educational sessions and seminars, showcases, demos and business-matching services will also enliven the exhibition segment, featuring about 60 companies. Some of the newest technologies in the industry will be highlighted alongside trend updates.

There will be no country-specific pavilions “as many of our exhibitors offer cross-border or international/regional offerings”, with globalisation changing the market for services and solutions, Teo explained.

The SCMLogistics Excellence Awards, an annual highlight, will honour industry leaders for their business success in manufacturing, supply-chain and logistic solutions and services.


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