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Seminar: Data Driven Logistics - 03/05/18

In samenwerking met PICS biedt OTM u graag onderstaand boeiend seminarie aan, uiteraard voor u als OTM-lid met ledenkorting.data

Data-driven Logistics - Nowadays, (big) data is everywhere & we have become very adept at gathering data. However, how do we put all this data to good use? How do we make our replenishments smarter? What is the role of algorithms in finding collaborative shipping opportunities? How can we use AI to improve the logistics efficiency? These are just a few of the questions we try to address in this seminar. Speakers from Ahlers, Transmate (winner of the Supply Chain award Start-up 2017), and the KU Leuven explain why the future of logistics is data driven!

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  • 12h45: registration and welcome coffee with sandwiche
  • 13h30: ‘BBaRT introduction’ by Stefan Creemers, Professor IESEG management school, and Jeroen Belien, professor KU Leuven
    • We developed BBaRT to identify collaboration opportunities in large databases of shipping lanes. BBaRT (or Bundling, Backhauling, and Roundtrip Tool) allows to detect a wide variety of collaboration opportunities, and uses Google maps to visualize the results. The tool has been used by supply chain orchestrators as well as by big international companies. In this presentation, we explain what BBaRT can do & how we see the future of identifying supply chain collaboration opportunities!
  • 14h00: ‘Digital Transformation at Ahlers – What does it take to stay future proof?’ by Sven Verstrepen, ASNIA department Ahlers Belgium
    • Digital disruption in the logistics market (Amazon, Uber, Alibaba, IBM Watson,...) leads to rapidly changing customer expectations and strategic priorities
    • Traditional forwarding and LSP structure as well as culture are ill suited to respond to such a radical innovation shift
    • What are the necessary strategic building blocks to become a 21st century logistics player in the context of the “Physical Internet”?
    • Incl. examples from customer projects involving big data analytics, supply network optimization, horizontal collaboration (BBART), blockchain, machine learning,...
  • 14h30: : ‘Smart Replenishment algorithms to enhance supply chain collaboration’ by Joren Gijsbrechts, PhD van Robert Boute KU Leuven
    • The logistics world is moving towards one big logistics eco-system – sometimes referred to as the “Physical Internet” – in which goods flow similar to the way data flows in the digital internet: smart, seamless and making better use of existing resources. In the Physical Internet, smart algorithms will guide freight from origin to destination using cutting-edge technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI). In our Research Group we develop these ‘smart’ algorithms which we tailor towards logistics problems such as supply chain collaboration. Once deployed, these algorithms will drastically improve efficiency, resulting in a reduction of costs, air pollution and congestion
  • 15h00: ‘Transmate - supply chain collaboration in the cloud’ by Phillip Poppe, Co-Founder Transmate
  • 15h30: networking drink


Ahlers headquarters in Antwerp


OTM/PICS/VIB members :• 249,- euro p.p. + 21 % VAT     Non members :• 299,- euro p.p.+ 21% VAT

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