Smart People in the Smart Supply Chain

Category: Conferences

 

Industry 4.0 is here – and it’s changing the way we do business. Organisations in every sector are exploring the potential of technologies like AI, blockchain and big data. And this is impacting on every function – including supply chain management. So we’ve joined forces with OMP, bluecrux and Lineas for Smart People in the Smart Supply Chain – a virtual insights-packed event for supply chain and HR professionals like you to discover the possibilities of digital technologies and to put them into practice as you’re partnering up in building tomorrow’s supply chain team.

WHEN?
19 October 2020
TIME? 
1:00 - 6:45 PM
WHERE?
Online via Zoom
FOR WHOM?
Supply Chain & HR professionals

Cutting-edge insights straight from the experts
We’ll take you into the world of the smart supply chain – blending academic and industry expertise to give you a broad view of what your function could look like in the Industry 4.0 era. What can you expect?

  • Explore real life case studies and network with like-minded professionals
  • Take part in hands-on sessions and interactive games, on topics like transparency in algorithms, building trust between people and machines and assisted and augmented reality
  • An inspiring keynote from Marc Lammers on how technology can help you to win as a team 

Organised in collaboration with: 

lineasompartners

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PROGRAMME

1:00 - 1:50 PM Introduction & session 'Being Smart is about Unlearning' by Prof Dirk Buyens
1:50 - 2:00 PM Break
 

Content sessions
Choose 2 out of 4 30-minute sessions

2:00 - 2:30 PM In Planning We Trust: Determinants of Trust in Human-Machine Interaction
by Prof Karlien Vanderheyden & Cristina Danila (Janssen Pharmaceutica)
The Journey Towards a Sustainable Smart Factory
by Tim Polleunis (VCST) & Jan Coekaerts (bluecrux)
2:30 - 3:00 PM Digital Empowerment of Rail Workforce
by John Cool (Lineas)
Explainable AI: Turning Your AI-Based Planning System From a Black Box Into a Glass Box
by Prof Ann Vereecke & Kris Dockx (OMP)
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 4:00 PM Digital Café
Lively discussion panel with supply chain professionals via provoking statements.
4:00 - 4:15 PM Break
4:15 - 4:30 PM Closing Digital Café
Lively discussion panel with supply chain professionals via provoking statements.
 

Workshops
Participate in a 1-hour workshop

4:30 - 5:30 PM Assisted Reality Experience
by Prof Ann Vereecke & Peter Verstraeten (Proceedix)
Digital Leadership Game
by Prof Karlien Vanderheyden & Prof Björn Cumps 
5:30 - 5:45 Break
5:45 - 6:45 PM From Good to Gold: Leveraging Digital Technologies For a Winning Team
by Marc Lammers

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DETAILED SESSION INFO

Keynotes

Being Smart Is About Unlearning
by Prof Dirk Buyens

In a changing environment, one can have too much experience. The key is to throw away the irrelevant bits of experience and to open up for new ones. How to unlearn to become smarter in the digital environment?

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From Good to Gold: Leveraging Digital Technologies For a Winning Team
by Marc Lammers

Marc Lammers was known as a “modern” hockey coach. Throughout his coaching career, he introduced many innovative techniques, including video glasses, analysis software, new hockey sticks, heartbeat monitors, and ear telephones. His innovative approach helped the Dutch national women’s field hockey team win a gold medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing under his leadership. Marc Lammers will share his vision on how to leverage technology for winning as a team, whether in sports or in business.

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Content sessions

In Planning We Trust: Determinants of Trust in Human-Machine Interaction
by Prof Karlien Vanderheyden & Helga Plas (Janssen Pharmaceutica)

As organisations increasingly adopt digital technologies in their operations and supply chain, employees are expected to collaborate with and improve the systems that could be considered as their rival. What determines whether the employee trusts the ‘machine’, accepts its outcome and is even willing to improve it? In this session we share the results of our research project on trust between the planner and the planning system and we explore ways to enhance trust in new technology.

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Digital Empowerment of Rail Workforce
by John Cool (Lineas)

Rail has always been characterised by very labour intensive and regulated processes where the potential of operators wasn’t fully utilised. This was mainly due to the inefficient collaboration between various actors leading to low quality of data and to long and costly processes. In this session we will show how Lineas has switched to data driven operations and how it has created a digital assistant philosophy to empower its workforce.

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The Journey Towards a Sustainable Smart Factory
by Tim Polleunis (VCST) & Jan Coekaerts (bluecrux)

VCST Sint-Truiden (part of the BMT group) brings the story of its transformation into a smart factory; a journey supported by VCST’s business transformation partner bluecrux. Discover in this session how the Industrial Internet of Things and data analytics - supported by an ambitious IT architecture - find their way into the factory, with the objective to create value for the customer. VCST’s Industry 4.0 roadmap includes a “smart people” roadmap that focuses on the impact of digital technologies on the employees and on the change management aspects of the digital transformation.

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Explainable AI: Turning Your AI-Based Planning System From a Black Box Into a Glass Box
by Prof Ann Vereecke & Kris Dockx (OMP)

For people to trust and accept the plan generated by artificial intelligence, they need to understand the logic of the system. The more advanced the planning system, the more difficult this becomes as the system may work as a black box. With some demos and cases, we will illustrate how visualisation, animation and self-explanatory algorithms can help to open the black box and turn it into a glass box.

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Workshops

Assisted Reality Experience
by Prof Ann Vereecke & Peter Verstraeten (Proceedix)

Augmented and assisted reality give your people in manufacturing and logistics access to information and support that was unthinkable in the past, making them truly smart. In this hands-on session, we experiment with assisted reality for picking, assembly and quality control. We explore the pitfalls in implementing assisted reality and discuss how to successfully use the technology.

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Digital Leadership Game
by Prof Karlien Vanderheyden & Prof Björn Cumps

The Digital Leadership Game provides a deep-dive into the challenges associated with leading digital transformation. The different leadership roles that are needed to successfully lead digital transformation initiatives are introduced in an interactive yet challenging way.

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