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    APCON 2013 - International Conference on Supply Chain Management, 16-17 May 2013, Hotel Sheraton, Bangalore, India

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      APCON 2013 is a signature event of Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM), where seasoned practitioners from different geographies, meet and discuss ways of addressing new challenges in SCM related fields. For more information on the conference, please click: www.apcon2013.com


      APCON 2013 focus

      It seeks to bring together professionals from different parts of India, Asia-Pacific region and rest of the world. With participation from a wide range of industries and academia, public and private sectors of industry - APCON 2013 expects to serve as a springboard for collaboration, an idea-exchange which can in turn, fuel innovation. That is why the theme of the conference “Unleashing Innovation in the Value chain” is apt. By focusing the attention of SCM professionals on both the challenges and the opportunities ahead of them, the conference will enable participants to learn from each other, network, find answers to shared issues and take home practical ideas that will benefit their organizations. Indian Institute of Materials Management (IIMM) through this conference is providing a strong platform for individuals and organizations to interact and exchange key contributions in the field of their expertise. At the event, you will be able to listen to the views of industry and functional experts, thinkers, change leaders and deliberate on how SCM professionals together, can contribute to enhanced knowledge and capability in this part of the world. The end objective, of course, is to find and formulate ways to further the development of a world class supply chain management system that delivers under varying local conditions. The results should benefit the companies, the economies and the people of countries in various geographies.

      Conference backgrounder
      Industry-popular APCON (Asia-pacific Conference), the flagship event of International Federation of Purchasing and Supply Management (IFPSM) is back in India with a big bang after 11 years of successful tour around the globe. From the last Indian conference in Vadodara, Gujarat, in the year 2002, the development of supply chain management (SCM) has been characterized by the attention given to global supplier relationships and the expansion of supply chains over national boundaries. The businesses are now very focused on the goal of increasing their competitive advantage, value-addition and reducing costs through supply chain management.

      SCM today
      Unlike the past, supply chain management today, is a critical cross-functional approach. It includes sourcing raw materials and purchased components into the organization, the internal processing of materials into finished goods and the distribution of finished goods using warehouses and retail stores to the end-customer. As global organizations across different geographies strive to focus on core competencies and becoming more flexible, they are now reducing their ownership of raw materials sources and distribution channels. These functions are increasingly being outsourced to other entities that can perform the activities better or more cost effectively. Competition is no longer viewed as between individual companies but is increasingly between the extended supply chains. As businesses look to the emerging and dynamic economies of Asia, newer challenges unfold. These force re-evaluation of current supply chain practices which need to address local, regional and global complexities. The effect is to increase the number of organizations involved in satisfying customer demand, while reducing management control of daily logistics operations. Less control and more supply chain partners are leading to the creation of unprecedented supply chain management complexities. As a result, the wider purpose of supply chain management has been significantly altered. It is about improving trust and collaboration among supply chain partners, thus improving inventory visibility and the velocity of inventory movement… all adding up to improved customer service, reduced wastage and finally higher profitability of organizations.

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