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December 02 2021


Online Event

Event Recording

Looking Ahead: Supply Chain Management Trends in 2022 and Beyond

Presented by SGInnovate and General Assembly.

Supply chains are the lifeblood of most businesses today. Improving the future resilience of supply chains has become a priority for every business, especially with the changing consumer demands and supply chain disruptions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. 

As the supply chain management landscape continues to evolve to allow businesses to operate more effectively and efficiently, supply chain executives must be constantly prepared for more unprecedented conditions and changes and stay on top of the emerging trends. 

Join us as our panel of supply chain experts shares new opportunities and threats emerging in the supply chain management landscape, how businesses can modify their strategies to remain competitive, and the trends and technologies to look out for and take advantage of in 2022. 

Date: 2 December 2021, Thursday
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm (Singapore Time / UTC +8)

11:00am - 11:05am:
Welcome by SGInnovate and General Assembly
11:05am - 12:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A on Looking Ahead: Supply Chain Management Trends in 2022 and Beyond with:

  • Andrew Varona, Supply Chain Director, Unilever
  • Chitransh Sahai, Chief Business Officer, GoComet
  • Deepak Thakur, Director - Supply Chain Management, Accenture
  • Jeffrey Tan, Head, Group Corporate Development & Group Technology, YCH Group
  • Moderator: Gin Sum, Assistant Director - Community & Partnerships, SGInnovate

Speakers' Profiles:
Andrew Varona, Supply Chain Director, Unilever

Andrew Varona is the Head of Supply Chain for Unilever Malaysia and Singapore. He had 18 years of experience in Supply Chain in various global, regional, and operational roles. He is also passionate about End-to-end Supply Chain, Sales & Operations Planning, Team Leadership, and Business and Customer Collaboration. 

Chitransh Sahai, Chief Business Officer, GoComet

Chitransh Sahai is the Chief Business Officer at GoComet. He is responsible for the entire customer engagement, business strategy and revenue generation stream. As the CBO of GoComet, his mission is to revolutionise the way global supply chains operate. His efforts in this direction have also been recognised by Forbes 30 under 30 in 2020. Chitransh also co-founded Plat, an online network for real estate agents, which Housing.com later acquired. He is an alumnus of IIT Delhi.

Deepak Thakur, Director - Supply Chain Management, Accenture

In a fast-paced world, leveraging supply chain digital transformation to deliver new approaches is just the beginning. That is why in Deepak Thakur's roles, he has worked to combine strategy with a diverse set of experiences and backgrounds while leveraging platforms and processes that enable growth, innovation and collaboration.

Deepak has worked at the intersection of purpose-led brands and value creation for the business, its partners and extended communities. He led numerous international process and solution consulting in providing materials management, logistics management, manufacturing and supply chain consulting, lean processes consulting, continuous improvement engagements to a wide variety of Fortune 500 organizations across the globe. In his current capacity with Accenture, he leads the supply chain initiatives for large multinationals to bring in value-driven digital transformations.

Jeffrey Tan, Head, Group Corporate Development & Group Technology, YCH Group

Bringing over 20 years of experience in applying technology to drive business growth, technology adoption, digital innovation, and business excellence across various sectors, including smart cities, real estate, ports, customs, logistics, trade facilitation and supply chain management, Jeffrey Tan is currently Head, Group Corporate Development & Group Technology, at YCH Group, Asia Pacific’s leading integrated end-to-end supply chain management and logistics partner.

As Head, Group Corporate Development, with his wealth of knowledge, he assists the Executive Chairman of YCH Group in executing the group’s corporate strategy including driving the group’s network expansion plans and driving strategic connectivity initiatives such as the ASEAN Smart Logistics Network (ASLN), which consists of various aspects such as the acquisition of physical assets, establishing of the multi-modal transportation network to connecting our assets. He is also involved in driving strategic corporate development activities, including but not limited to, market expansion, joint venture partnerships, merger, and acquisitions, and growing the iconic Supply Chain City® & SuperPortTM footprint across the Asia Pacific with the objective of enhancing the overall immersion of the YCH network and services across the region.

As Head, Group Technology, Jeffrey is responsible for charting the group’s overall technology strategy & roadmap, driving digital transformation plans; and developing digital connectivity strategies. Previously, as the Group CEO of Y3 Technologies Group, a leading Supply Chain Management, CRM, Loyalty and e-Commerce information technology and services company that is affiliated to YCH Group, Jeffrey managed a multi-million technology business with close to 500 employees across Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, China & India; and served as Member of the Board in all Y3 Technologies local & overseas subsidiaries & joint ventures such as; Ascentis, Meet Isaac, OctoRocket (a SPH & Y3 Technologies JV) & Rizon Technologies (a Chongqing Transport Holdings & Y3 Technologies JV).

Moderator's Profile:
Gin Sum, Assistant Director - Community & Partnerships, SGInnovate

Gin is part of the Community & Partnerships team at SGInnovate, a Singapore Government‐owned organisation that invests in and helps build deep tech startups and talent, and engages with an ecosystem focused on Artificial Intelligence, MedTech, Quantum Technologies, Autonomous Systems, and also the ethical and responsible use of technology. Gin has helped build a deep tech community of more than 68,000 entrepreneurs and talent, investors, corporate innovators, scientists and researchers, government partners for knowledge sharing, collaboration opportunities, and company building.

Topics: Industry 4.0 and Robotics

Industry: Logistics & Supply Chain