Budapest, Hungary—Oct. 9, 2012—TRANSLOG Connect Congress 2012, scheduled for November 28-29 at the Corinthia Grand Hotel Royal, will host key industry experts from Central and Eastern Europe and the CIS countries who will discuss the most challenging issues that the industry currently faces.
Increasing the flexibility of the supply chain—in line with cost reduction—is one of the key challenges to overcome in times of volatile markets and unpredictable, price-sensitive consumer behavior. These issues will be addressed within the conference program from different angles of the supply chain.
Péter Kovács, Logistics and Supply Chain Manager of Bridgestone, summarized last year’s event as a “healthy mixture of vendors, guests and suppliers in a friendly atmosphere” with “free discussions in a perfect place with a perfectly organized event.”
Due to the success of the event, a majority of leading providers such as DB Schenker, DSV, Raben, Duvenbeck, Norbert Dentressangle, Dachser and Agility will return for the 2012 conference.
Based on the global media promotion and the increased demand from the buyer side for TRANSLOG Connect, several additional leading players throughout Europe—such as Gebrüder Weiss, the Port of Rotterdam together with the Royal Embassy of the Netherlands, Dexion and edy Spedition—will add to the foreseen success of this year’s TRANSLOG Connect Congress 2012.
The Meeting Scheduler Website will be available two weeks prior to the event to allow all participants to pre-arrange their agenda along with pre-scheduled one-on-one meetings. In 2011, over 400 participants pre-scheduled over 1,100 business meetings prior to the event.
Among the planned topics for the event, Miguel Suarez, Supply Chain Director for CEE, SEE, Russia & Turkey of Kotányi, will discuss “How to Assure a Flexible Supply Chain & High Reaction Rate?–Flexible & Fast SCM vs. Precise Forecasting.” He will speak about solutions related to accurate forecasting in times, when consumers are less loyal to brands and mostly price-driven.
Additionally, Rogier van Zon, Director for Global Warehousing and Distribution, TP Vision for Philips, will present “The New Delivery Strategy, TP Vision.” He will discuss the re-design of the warehouse and transportation footprint to optimize the supply chain and will also address the flexibility topic from a distribution point of view.
Based on the demand for and success of the AUDI plant excursion in Gyor last year, TRANSLOG Connect Congress 2012 organizer, the TEG Group, together with AUDI management will repeat the AUDI plant excursion for this year’s event. The visit will provide a group of approximately 50 delegates a short company presentation, followed by a tour to the V6 TDI motor production site and will finish with the vehicle production line. The second excursion to the Coca-Cola plant in Dunaharaszti will accommodate 80 delegates through the production hall and the distribution center.