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Supply Chain Conference 2018

The Nordic event Supply Chain Conference is a truly successful meeting point. In recent years, speakers from the headquarters of companies such as Amazon, Uber, and Tesla, have shared their knowledge. Sign up today to secure your seat September 5-6 in Stockholm.

Supply Chain Conference 2018’s theme

Welcome to the Supply Chain Conference 2018, themed “Talent & Outcome”. This year the event will dig deeper into the concept outcome (revenue, cost, risk), and explore the value of talent in the companies’ supply chain teams.

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Where and when?

September 5-6 are the dates for the Supply Chain Conference with the first day, called Academy, consisting of trainings, and the second day completely dedicated to speakers. Supply Chain Conference and Academy are located at Courtyard by Marriott in Stockholm for the second consecutive year. This time with even larger rooms to provide sufficient space for Academy training and breakout sessions.

Supply Chain Academy

This year’s setup for Supply Chain Academy is new. The Academy day is longer and includes more training opportunities than ever before to provide you with the chance to participate in as many trainings as possible. Read more about Supply Chain Academy 2018.

Keynote Speaker

Sanna Suvanto-Harsaae, Chairman and Nordic expert in board leadership

Sanna holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics & Business Administration from Lund University and is part of Corporate Governance faculty at Copenhagen Business School. Sanna has a solid international leadership experience in general management and is currently chairman of the board at Altia, BoConcept, TCM, Footway and Paulig/Santa Maria. Vice chair and member of the board SAS Airlines, Broman group etc. She has previously been on board at Symrise, Duni, Clas Ohlson etc. Sanna will give us insights in how a board thinks and works. Why is supply chain competence on board level so important and how should supply chain organizations pitch their initiatives to get the attention from the board they deserve…
What does it take for the board to take supply chain more serious?


Novo Nordisk

Kasper Thomsen, Head of Supply Chain Design, Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is a Danish multinational pharmaceutical company and one of the largest companies in the Nordics. It is headquartered in Bagsværd, Denmark, with affiliates or offices in 75 countries. Novo Nordisk is a manufacturer of products like diabetes care medications and devices, with production in eight countries and customers worldwide.

Kasper Thomsen have a been working with supply chain management at Novo Nordisk for many years in various positions. He have solid experience of managing supply chain development and supporting decision making through standardized and streamlined processes. His talk will put focus on why Novo Nordisk went from a principal supply chain design solution towards a more standardized cost optimization. He will explain the do’s and don’ts of the implementation and how the process and its results affected the organisation.


Masoud Zanganeh, Supply Chain Manager, Oatly AB
Joakim Herlin Business Controller, Oatly AB

Oatly is a Swedish food and beverage company manufacturing oat-based products for a market of over twenty countries. The idea behind Oatly started as a research initiative in Sweden during the 1980’s, which resulted in a company in 1994 and the Oatly brand in 2001.

The company is in a strong growth phase accompanied by an increasing supply chain complexity. Masoud Zanganeh, Supply Chain Manager, Oatly, and Joakim Herlin, Business Controller, Oatly, will tell the story about Oatly’s supply chain challenges, and how they faced them.

Sandvik Materials Technology

Henrik Zettergren, Supply Chain & IT Manager, Sandvik Materials Technology, Primary Products

Sandvik is a global high-tech industrial group with approximately 43,000 employees and sales in more than 150 countries. The Sandvik Materials Technology business is a world leader in development and manufacturing of products created out of advanced stainless steel, specialty alloys and powder-based alloys for demanding environments as well as products and systems for industrial heating.
Primary Products is the first part of Sandvik Material Technology’s supply chain and delivers materials to both external and internal customers. Henrik Zettergren has worked in Primary Products for several years, holding different  positions. Over the last few years, the organization has successfully developed its planning process at both operational and strategic levels. In particular, they have had a good development of delivery precision to their customers, which has been achieved by efficiently identifying bottlenecks in the complex production flow.


Speakers are continuously announced, more announcements to come.


Sabinije von Gaffke

Sabinije von Gaffke, nominated to Swedish Moderator of the year 2017, experienced journalist, TV host, and much more. She takes on the role to guide the audience and support the speakers.



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Do you want to know more about the Supply Chain Conference 2018?

Kontakt gerne Susanne Unghagen på +46 733 738 816 eller susanne.unghagen@optilon.se.