Sourcing Journal Hong Kong 2018
Tuesday, May 8
8 am to 2 pm
Automation, Blockchain, Circularity: Decoding the ABC’s of the Digital Supply Chain.
Sourcing, supply chains and retail have been largely upended in recent years, and things like automation, speed to market and the Internet of everything have reshaped the realities of the sector and left many companies in the dark about the best way forward.
Now, it’s time to talk about how those leading sourcing today have designed digital strategies that use technology to improve efficiency, upgrade innovation and strengthen partnerships all along the supply chain—all with the aim of driving disruption.
Keynote: Li & Fung Group Chairman, William Fung
Savvy. Innovative. Focused. These are just some of the words that describe William Fung, Group Chairman of one of the world’s largest trading companies, Li & Fung, a company that has been working to innovate in the supply chain’s changing times. Join Fung for a high-level keynote on his vision for the supply chain of the futue and what it’s going to take to get there.
Tariffs + Trade: Navigating China-U.S. Relations
The recent weeks have been tense for trade relations between China and the U.S. with targeted tariffs flying back and forth between both sides. Learn from experts on either side of the Atlantic how the escalation is likely to affect the apparel and footwear space.
CEOs Speak: The Pros + What They Know
Sourcing’s most renowned leaders know change has come to the industry and that digitize or die was last year’s mantra. Today, it’s about action, innovation and transparent implementation. Hear from the C-Suite for what’s certain to be a pointed and illuminative talk on how the apparel and footwear industries will get out of their own way.
Forecasting Sourcing’s Future: What Will it Take to Get There?
The race to supply fast fashion and meet consumers’ new demands has shifted the makeup of manufacturing, and the impacts have been wide-reaching for companies that can’t keep up. Join industry leading experts from the world’s top consultancies to learn what it’s going to take to drive sourcing forward sustainably.
First + Last Mile: How to Change the Game
It’s no secret speed in the supply chain will be key to driving margin growth and success in the apparel industry, but what most haven’t acknowledged is that a convergence of a first and last mile strategy will be the formula for profitable, end-to-end innovation. Hear Chainge Capital Chairman John Thorbeck and a panel of experts share the secrets and lessons necessary to fuel that change.
Sourcing + Tech: Innovating for the Digital Supply Chain’s New Normal
How do large and small companies adapt to constantly changing supply chain demands? How should they leverage emerging technologies to drive this business forward? Hear from executives in automation, crypto technology and innovative quality control on what’s going on behind the scenes of the industry’s transformation.