Plenary Session at the 8th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit

Wednesday, 14 October 2020 | 11.25 - 12.25 (PDT, GMT-7) | Online

The USC (University of Southern California) Marshall Center for Global Supply Chain Management will host the 8th Annual Global Supply Chain Excellence Summit on 13 and 14 October 2020.

With a theme of: "The Future of Supply Chain - Outlook 2025", it is definitely a Summit to visit and look into for all supply chain enthusiasts.

This year's conference is free and will be delivered virtually! It can therefore be joined from across the world in a venue or a spot convenient to you.

Ron Volpe, our Snr VP of International Markets, will form part of the panel and speaker line-up for the plenary session focusing on Healthcare Supply Chain Amid COVID-19.

Be sure not to miss Ron's presentation on the 14th of October during the 11:25 to 12:25 (PDT) plenary session. He will share information about initiatives that the workgroup has focused on to help address the impacts of COVID-19 on the Healthcare Supply Chain.

Go to the 8th Annual Global Supply Chain Summit Page to view the full Agenda and to Register.


Ron believes that in the wake of COVID-19, supply chains must be managed differently. In his article "One Giant Leap for Mankind" he suggests 5 "moonshot principles" that leaders and supply chain managers can follow to ensure that they look at their supply chain differently.

Download a pdf of "One Giant Leap for Mankind".



Beyond compliance, Industry 4.0, Track and Trace - why and how?

CONFERENCE SESSION # 903 at the 2020 Automatik Exhibition and Conference

Wednesday, 9 September 2020 | 13.45 - 15.00 | The Gunnar Nu Hall, Idrættens Hus | Copenhagen, Denmark

Regulatory trends and frameworks amplify the importance of track and trace within the digital supply chain. The European Tobacco Products Directive (TPD), Medical Device Regulations (MDR), and Framework Convention for Tobacco Control (FCTC) have set the pace in this regard. As businesses reshaped their operations to comply with these regulations, they digitised their manufacturing processes and supply chains.

Lessons learned made it apparent that manufacturers should consider track and trace as part of their digital supply chains for compliance reasons, but also for reasons beyond compliance. These include positive outcomes relating to internal governance, quality assurance, data management, other digital improvements, and more.

Join our session to find out how you can - and why you should - include a track and trace capability at the core of your digital supply chain and throughout the industrial automation process.

We will share the following that can help you set up or optimise your digital supply chain with a solid track and trace capability:

  1. Regulatory trends.
  2. Real-life examples.
  3. Valuable lessons learned.
  4. Key technologies.

During the panel discussion you can ask our speakers and track and trace enthusiasts from DNV GL, Worldline and Persequor practical questions. Our host, the Managing Director from Beckhoff Automation, will lead the session.

More about the Conference Session and the Speakers.

Download the conference session overview here (PDF)