C2: Cooperation and integration in supply chains



Changes occurring in supply chains have gained momentum. Automatisation and digitisation are but a few of the phenomena that have become common, and companies integrate their actions on electronic platforms. Communication between industry, trade, forwarders, drivers and recipients of goods has become smoother, and the process of delivery is now much more transparent. Block chain technology, e.g. in the scope of coordinating multi-stage transport processes, has become a common solution. Participation in the session is therefore recommended to refresh one's memory in this area.

•    Data exchange with logistics operators and transport companies
•    Block chain in supply chain management
•    Platforms supporting the integration

Chairman: BOGUSŁAW ŚLIWCZYŃSKI, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing, Polish School of Logistics

For over 20 years, he has been dealing with issues concerning operational management of companies and supply chains, controlling and costs, as well as improvement of process efficiency. He is an expert and a consultant of numerous companies, he managed or carried out over 200 implementation projects for Polish and foreign companies concerning the organisation of management and controlling systems, rationalisation of purchasing and procurement processes, production and material management, stock and warehousing, transport and distribution and operational strategy selection. Professor Śliwczyński is a habilitated doctor of economic sciences and a doctor of technical sciences, which allows him to combine economic, financial, organisational and management-related issues, the optimisation of business and operational processes and the engineering of IT systems and electronic platforms as part of projects he executes. Consultant and coach of managerial staff for over 1000 companies representing different branches and sectors of economy. Plenipotentiary of the Director of the Institute of Logistics and Warehousing and Manager of the Division of Controlling and IT Systems at the Poznań School of Logistics. Manager of a postgraduate course and lecturer at MBA studies and postgraduate courses at numerous colleges. Author of over 100 Polish and foreign publications concerning operational and supply chain management, controlling and business process management, including books such as Controlling Supply Chains (published in the USA), Controlling operacyjny łańcucha dostaw w zarządzaniu wartością produktu (Operational controlling of a supply chain in product value management), Planowanie logistyczne (Logistics planning), Controlling w zarządzaniu logistyką (Controlling in logistics management), Modelowanie systemu zarządzania przepływem materiałów i oceny efektywności procesów (Modelling the system of material flow management and process efficiency evaluation), Organizacja i monitorowanie procesów produkcji (Organisation and monitoring of production processes), Organizacja i monitorowanie procesów dystrybucji (Organisation and monitoring of distribution processes).


 Case study on digitization for logistics networks: Towards end-to-end collaboration and visibility

  • FRANK KNOORS, Managing director of Logit One NV

He holds a master's degree in computing science (with great distinction) from Eindhoven University of Technology, and a master's degree in business economics from the University of Amsterdam.Frank wants to turn innovative ideas for logistics into operational services - combining logistics, business process and IT expertise. He has been involved in several European projects: Marnis, Freightwise, Moses, Smart-CM, i-Cargo, DiSCwise and COMCIS (last two as coordinator). In 1993, Frank Knoors founded Sequoyah, a consultant and business architect with focus on e-commerce and business process re- engineering. As from 2007 the strategic focus was on transport & logistics. Between 2010 and 2013 he was managing director of Logit System. Frank's current areas of interest include supply chain execution, advanced planning, synchro-modality, use of big data for logistics, and large scale data sharing and interoperability. He adopts an integrative approach to these topics - covering issues of strategy, process innovation and ICT. Out-of-the-box thinking characterizes his approach, interrelating broader strategic issues with detailed insights in matters of technology.

CORE : the supply chain unchained 

  • NIK DELMEIRE, European Shippers' Council

He obtained the degree of MBA at the University of Leuven in 1982 . From 1983 till 2014 he had several management functions in Purchasing and Supply Chain in AGFA-GEVAERT , a Belgian multinational active in the world of Imaging. Through his role in AGFA’s Supply Chain he got involved in the Belgian Shippers’ Organisation called OTM. An organization he chairs from 2009 till 2015. He was Vice Chairman of ESC from 2011 till October 2014 . In October 2014 he joined ESC as Secretary General.

Global supply chain integration

  • TOMASZ DĘBICKI, EDI consultant at Capgemini EDI Competence Center

For many years member of GS1 organization, EDI adviser for transport-logistics sector, 4PL data integration and automotive industry. Big bag of experience from Raben Group, Institute of Logistics and Warehousing and K+N Integrated Logistics. 



  • FULVIO ESPOSITO, Kennametal Inc.

Customer Service Manager for the European region, also directly managing the Shared Services teams supporting global business units. Responsible for the effective and efficient performance of Customer Service to drive the customer experience to a world-class level that consistently outperforms the competition.

Managing time slots – how is it done? Analysis of solutions applied in the logistics market
  • MARTA BACHNIAK-BIELEŚ, Supply Chain Management Consultant, Transporeon

Logistics Manager with 10 years' experience in international, rapidly-changing production environment. Certified project manager. Graduate of the Cracow University of Economics and Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg. For 10 years, she was a logistics manager at Südzucker Polska S.A. . She implemented SAP as a stream leader in the area of sales and distribution. She was responsible for designing and current exploitation of the transport module in the AXAPTA system. She was also a manager of a project implementing WMS (MS Axapta) at Südzucker Polska (5 factories + external warehouses and packing machines) and a member of several large international project teams within Südzucker Group.

Innovation & digitisation at the Port of Antwerp for more secure, transparant and efficient supply chains to and from Poland

  • MARTIN HUBEŇÁK, Port Representative Central and Eastern Europe, Antwerp Port Authority

He obtained a Bachelor in Management and Economy at the Business School Ostrava. He has been active in the logistics sector ever since.  He started his career in 2001 and gained operational experience in supply chain, warehousing and freight forwarding at the logistics company Exel/DHL, DB Schenker as Project Manager and Transpoint International as General Manager.  In 2012 he moved to one of the main steel producers in Czech Republic, Vitkovice Steel and held the position of Logistics and Production Planning Director. As of 1st March, 2017, he joined the Antwerp Port Authority as Port Representative for Central and Eastern Europe, more specifically in the countries Czech Republic, Slovakia and Poland.

Outsourcing of the full supply chain of C-class components

  • MARTA SZYMAŃSKA, Procurement Director, Danfoss sp. z o.o.

She has been working at Danfoss, where she has been responsible for various areas of procurement, for 18 years She developed a concept of outsourcing suppliers from group C, and is currently responsible for its implementation at all Danfoss plants. Graduate of the Faculty of Production Engineering at the Warsaw University of Technology, a Postgraduate Management Course at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics and the European Institute of Purchasing.


  • EDYTA SIEKIERSKA, Supply Services Manager XBS Logistics S.A.

Involved in the work for XBS Logistics S.A., a company from the logistics sector, presenting an innovative approach in optimising supply chain management, for 15 years.  She has experience in the area of procurement management, supply chain management and outsourcing process management. She participated in projects focusing on the optimisation of procurement processes for key accounts. She was responsible for aspects pertaining to concept development, implementation and operation of the projects. She took an active part in creating new business lines. She successfully implements the company's key projects. She currently holds the position of Supply Services Manager.