Optilon Supply Chain Conference 2024

Navigating the New Era

Understanding the current changes in the world, how they affect our businesses, and the critical role the supply chain plays, is crucial to navigate the future and maintain competitiveness in the market.

The supply chain landscape has changed. Remaining stagnant is not an option. Instead, embracing a forward-leaning approach is essential for adaptation and success. The goal is to create supply chains that are resilient, adaptable, and sustainable, capable of weathering the storms of an increasingly turbulent world.

Join us at the Optilon Supply Chain Conference 2024! Learn from experts, supply chain leaders, and discover innovative solutions to help you stay ahead of the game!

Watch the highlights from 2023

Why Optilon Supply Chain Conference 2024?

Knowledge & insights

Take part in trends and insights from industry profiles, experts and leaders. Get answers and solutions to problems. Numerous sessions for supply chain professionals and leaders about the industry’s challenges and opportunities.

Inspiration

What are the current challenges and possibilities out there? What are other companies doing? What lessons have they learned? What can we achieve together? Let yourself be inspired!

Networking

Meet all the supply chain professionals and leaders in one place.  Broaden your network, broaden your horizons and initiate future business. At the Optilon Supply Chain Conference 2024, we want to bring people together to contribute to the development of a highly important and successful supply chain industry.

Meet our 2024 speakers.

Jonas Kjellberg, NORNORM

Cracking the code of circularity

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, sustainability has emerged as a critical imperative for companies worldwide. How can we embracing circularity and empower businesses to chart a path towards a more sustainable future?  

Alexandra Stråberg, Länsförsäkringar

Outsight
for Insight

Regardless of the field one works in, the global perspective is business-critical: Keep an eye outward to be able to act inward. Considering the increasingly changing world and the more vulnerable geopolitical situation, it is even more important to stay abreast of what is happening.

Micael Dahlen,
Professor of Wellbeing

A small talk
on happiness

How happy are you, really? And how can you get more out of life, your relationship or your career? All the little things that affect how we think, feel and perform have been shown to affect our happiness – and our ability to be creative.

Ingela Nilsson,
Epiroc

Dare to prepare

In this keynote Maria and Ingela will share experiences and insights related to the Supply chain disruptions that Epiroc  have faced during the past years, starting with the pandemic. We will constantly be exposed to and challenged with new Supply chain disruptions, and the complexity will most probably accellerate. 

The question is – can we actually plan and prepare for future disruptions? 

Maria Dahlén,
Epiroc

Dare to prepare

In this keynote Maria and Ingela will share experiences and insights related to the Supply chain disruptions that Epiroc  have faced during the past years, starting with the pandemic. We will constantly be exposed to and challenged with new Supply chain disruptions, and the complexity will most probably accellerate. 

The question is – can we actually plan and prepare for future disruptions? 

Henrik Kniberg,
Hups & Flitig.ai

Generative Ai in a Nutshell

Generative AI is progressing at a mind-boggling pace right now, and it is hard to keep up. In this talk we’ll go beyond the hype and look at what is going on. What is this technology all about, and what are the practical implications? How can I as an individual or we as a company stay relevant in the Age of AI?

Hagen von Petersdorff, IKEA

Optimal Efficiency: The Power of Supply Chain Modeling Platforms

As advanced analytics capabilities become more accessible, businesses are compelled to integrate these tools to stay competitive and succeed. This presentation explores the transformative journey of integrating data science into supply chain operations, a strategic move that many companies, including IKEA, are making by transitioning key analytics roles in-house.

Jim Thulin, AAK

Deep Diving - Empowering an aligned and de-centralized organization to unlock business opportunities

In a world where food safety and contaminent control are more in focus than ever before and working in a company where the ambition is to be co-development partner with our customers, how can we minimise the disruptive impact this could have on our operations and supply chains?

Vivienne Carney, AAK

Deep Diving - Empowering an aligned and de-centralized organization to unlock business opportunities

In a world where food safety and contaminent control are more in focus than ever before and working in a company where the ambition is to be co-development partner with our customers, how can we minimise the disruptive impact this could have on our operations and supply chains?

Conference moderator

Sabinije von Gaffke

Praised and awarded Communications Catalyst, Moderator, Speaker, TV Host, Impact Diplomat and Entrepreneur.

Head of Sustainability and Global Partnerships at Planet IX/Nibiru Studios & The Planet Nine Foundation.

Founder of IMPACTFULNESS Ventures.
TV Host of global talk show: ‘It’s TIME’
Alumnus of Singularity University ‘Executive Leadership’ 2019. Winner of category ‘TV Host of the Year 2022′

Navigating the New Era

Join us at the Optilon Supply Chain Conference 2024! Learn from experts, supply chain leaders, and discover innovative solutions to help you stay ahead of the game!

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What others thought about the event last year?

"You're often just involved in the daily work, but this is a nice opportunity to get a bit of a distance and see what other people in the industry have been doing. Peering into the future to be mentally prepared!"
Jan van Eimern
Daniel Wellington
"I really liked the range of the speakers. It's been practical issues and examples how to solve them, to interesting inputs from a theoretical point of view. A wide variety of topics!”
Klas Sjöberg
Proxio Systems
"What I enjoyed the most was getting more perspective. We are very in to supply chain every day, but it's still good to hear other people's thoughts and talk to different people."
Linda Nodén
Stora Enso
"Good speakers and very inspiring to listen to what other companies has achieved and accomplished in this area!"
Ulf Andersson
SKF Group
"I'm very impressed by the audience and specially the speakers. It's a very joyful event. They show that supply chain planning isn't boring anymore - it's interesting!"
Michael Haiber
ToolsGroup
"I think it was super exiting that we covered the entire supply chain. It was also very good diverse presentations. I liked it a lot!"
Christoph Stalder
IKEA

See you at BERNS, Stockholm

This year, the Optilon Supply Chain Conference will be held at BERNS, an distinctive blend of historical setting and contemporary space, creating a unique atmosphere.

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Agenda

Schedule for the day

We reserve the right to make changes to the agenda

08:30 - 09:30

Registration and breakfast

09:30 - 09:40

Welcome to Optilon Supply Chain Conference 2024!

09:40 -10:30

Alexandra Stråberg, Länsförsäkringar

Outsight for Insight

10:30 -11:00

Coffee break

11:00 -11:30

Vivienne Carney & Jim Thulin, AAK

Deep Diving – Empowering an aligned and de-centralized organization to unlock business opportunities

11:30 -12:00

Jonas Kjellberg, Nornorm

Cracking The Code Of Circularity

12:00 -13:00

Lunch

13:00 -13:45

Henrik Kniberg, Hups & Flitig.ai

Generative AI in a Nutshell

13:45 -14:15

Hagen von Petersdorff, IKEA

Democratizing supply chain decision making

14:15 -14:45

Coffee break

14:45 -15:15

Maria Dahlén & Ingela Nilsson, Epiroc

Dare to prepare

15:15 -16:00

Micael Dahlen, Professor of Wellbeing

A small talk on happiness

16:00 -17:00

Meet and Greet

Speaker

Jonas Kjellberg, NORNORM

About Jonas Kjellberg:

A visionary disruptor with a rich entrepreneurial background. Co-creator at Skype- Successful investments, including Zalando and Rocket Internet. Recently served as the Head of Nordic BCG Digital Ventures and Senior Advisor. Jonas Kjellberg has an MBA from Uppsala University and an engineering degree from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

Founder and Chairman of the Board at NORNORM a fully circular business model, that provides office furniture as a service. Backed by Inter IKEA and Verdane, it’s rapidly expanding across Europe. NORNORM has swiftly expanded into 14 countries, serving prestigious clients and secured a significant 110 million euros for expansion. 

About this keynote:

Cracking the code of circularity  

In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, sustainability has emerged as a critical imperative for companies worldwide. How can we embracing circularity and empower businesses to chart a path towards a more sustainable future?  

With NORNORM leading the charge as a subscription-based furnishing service operating on a fully circular business model, Kjellberg shares insights into how circularity can revolutionise industries and drive meaningful change. By adopting circular practices, businesses can minimise waste, optimize resource usage, and foster a culture of innovation and collaboration.  

Speaker

Alexandra Stråberg, Länsförsäkringar

About Alexandra Stråberg:

Alexandra is the Chief Economist at Länsförsäkringar, bringing with her extensive experience at a senior executive level across various industries and businesses. Her previous roles include serving as Head of Macroeconomic Analysis for Skanska, Head of ‘Ekonomifakta.se’, and as a Senior Analyst at the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise.

Alexandra possesses a wealth of experience in global trend analysis, strategic business planning, and she also holds responsibility for the Economic Secretariat at Länsförsäkringar.

About this keynote:

Outsight for Insight​

Regardless of the field one works in, the global perspective is business-critical: Keep an eye outward to be able to act inward. Considering the increasingly changing world and the more vulnerable geopolitical situation, it is even more important to stay abreast of what is happening.

Alexandra demonstrates how global events have business-critical and everyday effects on both national and regional, as well as local levels. This chain is complex but crucial for understanding and being able to act within one’s own operations. Alexandra believes that the changing world makes her work extremely interesting, but it also means that she is constantly challenged to analyze the consequences and communicate them in an educational manner, using images, examples, and stories from other areas.

 

Speaker

Micael Dahlen, Professor of Wellbeing

About Micael Dahlen:

Micael Dahlen has become known as the world’s first professor in happiness, he is the chair of the Stockholm School of Economics Center for Wellbeing, Welfare and Happiness, a writer, and a speaker. He calls himself an asktronaut in a universe of questions big and small.

About this keynote:

A small talk on happiness 

How happy are you, really? And how can you get more out of life, your relationship or your career? All the little things that affect how we think, feel and perform have been shown to affect our happiness – and our ability to be creative. In his signature personal and entertaining way,

Micael Dahlen shows the results of his own research as well as others’ and provides the tips and tricks that are scientifically shown to make us like our lives just a little bit better. (For example: just by looking forward to this talk, you’ve automatically gotten a little bit happier.) 

Speaker

Ingela Nilsson, Epiroc

About Ingela Nilsson:

Ingela Nilsson is the Supply Chain Manager within Underground Division at Epiroc in Örebro. She started at Epiroc at 2017 as Supply Chain Specialist and has been Production Manager for two years before current role. She also has over 20 years of experience within Supply Chain from various roles at Ericsson.

With an analytical eye and several years of experience in process development within Supply Chain Ingela has the ability to capture details as well as understand the whole. 

Currently Ingela’s team is preparing to implement Optilon’s planning tool iPlanner as well as driving several initiatives to improve the material availability for production. 

About this keynote:

Dare to prepare 

In this keynote Maria and Ingela will share experiences and insights related to the Supply chain disruptions that Epiroc have faced during the past years, starting with the pandemic. We will constantly be exposed to and challenged with new Supply chain disruptions, and the complexity will most probably accellerate. 

The question is – can we actually plan and prepare for future disruptions? As we see it, the answer is both Yes and No. 

Epiroc Supply Chain functions have developed and improved the resiliency by securing a flexible cross-divisional governance guided by strong leadership and a culture based on our core values as innovation, collaboration and committment. We also would like to address the importance of clear guidelines and prioritization from top management, which brings confidence and mandate to the organization. 

Speaker

Maria Dahlén, Epiroc

About Maria Dahlén:

Maria Dahlén is leading the Global S&OP planning function within the Supply Chain organization for the aftermarket business at Epiroc. She has 20 years of experience from Ericsson within areas as process development, supply product management and supply chain and planning.

With a solution-oriented mindset, a sense of urgency and by securing cross-functional collaboration she has, together with Epiroc colleagues, managed the supply chain disruptions related to Covid pandemic and geopolitical challenges in an efficient way. Maria considers “Inclusion and Diversity” as a true enabler to build high-performing and committed teams and her guiding star is “there is always a better way”. 

About this keynote:

Dare to prepare 

In this keynote Maria and Ingela will share experiences and insights related to the Supply chain disruptions that Epiroc have faced during the past years, starting with the pandemic. We will constantly be exposed to and challenged with new Supply chain disruptions, and the complexity will most probably accellerate. 

The question is – can we actually plan and prepare for future disruptions? As we see it, the answer is both Yes and No. 

Epiroc Supply Chain functions have developed and improved the resiliency by securing a flexible cross-divisional governance guided by strong leadership and a culture based on our core values as innovation, collaboration and committment. We also would like to address the importance of clear guidelines and prioritization from top management, which brings confidence and mandate to the organization. 

Speaker

Henrik Kniberg, Hups & Flitig.ai

About Henrik Kniberg:

Henrik Kniberg is Chief Scientist and cofounder of Hups.com and Flitig.ai, and consultant at Crisp. Henrik’s focus is the practical application of Generative AI in product development and other areas.

He explores the frontiers of this technology, builds AI-powered products, and teaches courses and workshops on how to use this technology effectively. He made the video ”Generative AI in a Nutshell” and wrote the articles ”Are developers needed in the Age of AI” and ”WhoDunit – AI product development on steroids”.

Henrik’s background is Minecraft gameplay design & development at Mojang, and agile/lean coaching at LEGO and Spotify and other product companies.

About this keynote:

Generative AI in a Nutshell

Generative AI is progressing at a mind-boggling pace right now, and it is hard to keep up. In this talk we’ll go beyond the hype and look at what is going on. 

What is this technology all about, and what are the practical implications? How can I as an individual or we as a company stay relevant in the Age of AI?

Speaker

About Hagen von Petersdorff, IKEA

About Hagen von Petersdorff:

Hagen is an experienced supply chain designer with ten years in the field, the last six years dedicated to promoting the topic at IKEA.

He currently leads the development of supply chain modeling applications, focusing on maximizing the accessibility of advanced optimization solutions to planners and network designers across the organization. With a passion for both people and technology, Hagen is committed to empowering teams to develop increasingly sophisticated supply chain applications. 

About this keynote:

Optimal Efficiency: The Power of Supply Chain Modeling Platforms

As advanced analytics capabilities become more accessible, businesses are compelled to integrate these tools to stay competitive and succeed. This presentation explores the transformative journey of integrating data science into supply chain operations, a strategic move that many companies, including IKEA, are making by transitioning key analytics roles in-house.

The discussion focuses on the critical role of data platforms that elevate analytics from isolated projects to integrated workflows and applications. A bespoke supply chain modeling platform developed for IKEA, which hosts multiple optimization applications, is highlighted. This platform empowers planners with real-time, actionable insights, streamlining operations and improving decision-making processes.

We’ll explore how effectively leveraging existing modelling technologies not only optimizes operational efficiencies but also transforms the role of supply chain management in a data-driven era.

Speaker

Jim Thulin, AAK

About Jim Thulin:

Jim Thulin is today Global Supply Chain process lead at AAK, facilitating and innovating Demand & Capacity planning processes as well as managing global Supply Chain projects. Experience and passion for planning process automation and data analytics comes in handy when driving increased maturity within AAK. 

Jim has his background in Supply Chain and Business consultancy, helping clients design and implement planning processes and supporting technologies.

About this keynote:

Deep Diving – Empowering an aligned and de-centralized organization to unlock business opportunities

In a world where food safety and contaminent control are more in focus than ever before and working in a company where the ambition is to be co-development partner with our customers, how can we minimise the disruptive impact this could have on our operations and supply chains?

AAK uses a process called ’Deep Dive’ which facilitates a safe and trusted environment for collegues to challenge the current way of working, share learnings and ultimately unlock potentials for postive impact on the bottom line, throughout the whole value chain by identifying business opportunities and resolving bottlenecks.

“This process allows the participants to challenge each other and the different parts of the business in an open and trusted environment. The team makes valuable contributions to Making Better Happen when deconstructing and building a leaner, more agile, and robust core business for AAK”, says Vivienne Carney, Global Supply Chain Director, AAK.

Vivienne and Jim will share experience from facilitating Deep Dive excercises and examplify with some success stories.

 

 

Speaker

Vivienne Carney, AAK

About Vivienne Carney:

Vivienne Carney has been a business leader for more than 25 years across multiple industries and countries. Her passion for connecting and engaging teams has led to a varied and challenging career within textiles, hydraulics and sustainable energy.

Now with AAK in the oils and fats business, she has been Global Supply Chain Director since 2020, where she has delivered company-wide programs on E2E Demand and Capacity balancing, focusing on processes, data driven insights and technology implementation.

About this keynote:

Deep Diving – Empowering an aligned and de-centralized organization to unlock business opportunities

In a world where food safety and contaminent control are more in focus than ever before and working in a company where the ambition is to be co-development partner with our customers, how can we minimise the disruptive impact this could have on our operations and supply chains?

AAK uses a process called ’Deep Dive’ which facilitates a safe and trusted environment for collegues to challenge the current way of working, share learnings and ultimately unlock potentials for postive impact on the bottom line, throughout the whole value chain by identifying business opportunities and resolving bottlenecks.

“This process allows the participants to challenge each other and the different parts of the business in an open and trusted environment. The team makes valuable contributions to Making Better Happen when deconstructing and building a leaner, more agile, and robust core business for AAK”, says Vivienne Carney, Global Supply Chain Director, AAK.

Vivienne and Jim will share experience from facilitating Deep Dive excercises and examplify with some success stories.

Conference Moderator

Sabinije von Gaffke

Praised and awarded Communications Catalyst, Moderator, Speaker, TV Host, Impact Diplomat and Entrepreneur.

Head of Sustainability and Global Partnerships at Planet IX/Nibiru Studios & The Planet Nine Foundation.

Founder of IMPACTFULNESS Ventures.
TV Host of global talk show: ‘It’s TIME’
Alumnus of Singularity University ‘Executive Leadership’ 2019. Winner of category ‘TV Host of the Year 2022′

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