Bridging the gap between supply chain knowledge and needs in Asia
Supply chains in Asia differ from supply chains in the USA and Europe. It is estimated that “some are three to five years behind the West and many are more in terms of technology adoption and innovation” (2). To get more insight into supply chains in Asia, the Supply Chain Asia Forum takes place.
In Singapore, the Supply Chain Asia Forum (SCAF) 2012 is held from the 28th of August to the 30th of August 2012. The event is held in the Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore. This year’s theme is “Innovations & Talents in Supply Chain: Missing Links for Success”. The forum is an application oriented and interactive platform which attempts to bridge the gap between knowledge and supply chain needs in Asia (1). During these three days a very diverse program is offered, making it an interesting event for supply chain and logistic industry professionals of all levels. In this article we will first give you an insight into what SCAF 2012 is all about. Next, we will provide you with more information on supply chains in Asia.
SCAF 2012 program (1)
Supply chains in Asia differ from supply chains in the USA and Europe, this is addressed and discussed during the event. Leading organizations will provide their insights, challenges, and solutions for supply chains in Asia. It will include presentations and case studies that focus on innovation in supply chains. Multinational companies like Dell Global, Motorola and Vocollect will share their case studies. In addition, there are several roundtables with panelists from leading companies from various industries. During these roundtables executives will engage in strategic and thought provoking discussions on the need for supply chain innovation. Furthermore, participants can take part in workshops and technical tracks, which are full with discussions and challenges. The program also leaves some time to network with other professionals. This three-day forum is a unique opportunity to share experiences with other industry professionals and gain insight into supply chains in Asia.
Supply chains in Asia(2)
In most industries the supply chain is the main driver behind the competitiveness and overall performance of a company. If a company has an efficient supply chain, it will derive value from this. This holds for (multinational) companies in the USA and Europe but in Asia supply chains are less competitive and more fragmented. It can be said that there is a gap between Asia and the West. Estimates are that Asia is three to five years behind and this gap is even more with regards to innovation and technology adoptions. It is important that the gap is acknowledged by industry professionals in Asia. They have to cooperate in order to handle the challenges and seek for solutions. At the same time, professionals from elsewhere in the world need to be aware of the supply chain challenges in Asia.
The Supply Chain Asia Forum 2012 focuses on bridging the gap between knowledge and needs for supply chains in Asia. A diverse program, which involves many leading organizations and key executives, makes it an interesting and interactive event. This event will provide you with many new insights into the challenges and innovations for supply chains in Asia. It will give you an idea on how the supply chains are handled and how they differ from the Western countries. If you don’t want to miss out on the supply chain developments in Asia, SCAF 2012 is an event you must attend!
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