Thu, May 13 | Online via Zoom


This online panel will cover key topics of this critical theme in supply chain management through the sharing of industrial experts and their vast experience in emerging markets. - Supply Chain Vulnerabilities - Recovery With Resilience - Supply Chain De-risking
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May 13, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM GMT+7
Online via Zoom

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Thursday 13 May 6PM GMT+7

Without question, the disruptions experienced in 2020 and the start of 2021 have wrought havoc for business leaders and communities on an unprecedented scale. While the Covid-19 pandemic captured much of the spotlight, this period has also been marked by environmental catastrophes, trade disruptions and geopolitical tensions. Many supply chains bent or were broken, prompting many leaders to speculate on what the new normal will mean for their businesses.

This online panel elucidates the disruptive impact that the events of 2020 had on supply chains and the setbacks that many businesses faced. Many firms are now operating as a smaller or changed business as an outcome of these events. A research by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) found that disruptions have incurred substantial financial costs (averaging 6-10% of annual revenues), as well as reputational costs—in terms of customer complaints and damage to brand reputation—as companies have struggled to maintain supplies of their goods. Indeed, firms were as likely to report damage to brand reputation as a consequence of supply-chain disruption as increased costs of operations.

A new roadmap is emerging. Supply chain disruption has not ended; indeed, many firms now recognise that a new model is needed to accommodate the inevitability of disruption. This has profound implications on the choices business leaders will make on technology investments, network localisation strategies and more. This online panel will cover key topics of this critical theme in supply chain management through the sharing of industrial experts and their vast experience in emerging markets:

  • Supply Chain Vulnerabilities
  • Recovery With Resilience
  • Supply Chain De-risking


- Mr. Tuan Le Minh, Logistics & Operations Manager, Vietnam Agribusiness Ltd. (BUNGE)

Tuan is Operations Manager at Vietnam Agribusiness Ltd. - Bunge Vietnam Limited since 2009, and also an APICS Supply Chain Professional Candidate. At Bunge Vietnam, his responsibility and experience ranges from managing team for sufficient supply of soya beans, continuos production & lowest inventory of soymeal, and soya oil, coordinating with production & commercial in terms of operational cost, production yield in respect with raw material quality vs enquiry of product specifications and products' sale price for best production plan, managing & coaching team to ensure logistics cost efficiency including chartering, trucking, warehousing, and other services supplied by vendors, managing ports' performance with long term partners in South and North area and ensuring shortest port stay of vessels and lowest handling cost, managing and coaching team for smooth and risk-free sale execution, managing & coaching team to ensure the availability and compliance of operational standards of procedure, contract templates, logistics procurement procedures, taking charge of logistics network expansion strategy in Vietnam.

- Mr. Chris Catto-Smith, Director at Fresh Ports, and the Advisor of Vietnam Supply Chain, focusing on retail supply chain, perishable & time sensitive logistics. 

With 30 years of experience in a broad range of supply chain & logistics management & consulting roles. He has successfully led & managed high visibility Supply Chain projects in Asia & has held senior logistics & technology management positions including Sth Asian Distribution Manager IBM, VP Logistics Tops Supermarkets (Asia Pacific), Regional Distribution Manager Coles Myer (Australia). Chris spent 18 years in the Australian Air Force as a Logistics Officer involved in a wide range of logistics & transport, aviation management, combat logistics & humanitarian aid roles. Chris has managed various food chain and retail logistics improvement projects in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and Singapore. He has deep experience in the implementation of new logistics facilities and service provider operations. He has undertaken mid to long term assignments with retailers in developing & integrating new logistics capabilities. Over the past 6 years Chris developed a unique perishable handling solution providing unbroken cold chain for fresh & temperature sensitive air cargo shipments & retail store deliveries. Chris has recently completed a long term fresh produce development project to a leading International retailer in Vietnam. He holds Masters Degrees in both Systems Engineering & Logistics Management with post-graduate diplomas in Business & Aviation Management. He is a certified Management Consultant of the International Institute of Management Consulting. Chris recently spent 18 months in China working as SCM program manager for a Fortune 500 retailer undergoing complete restructuring and improvement of Supply Chain, distribution & Instore Logistics functions.

- Mr. Julien Brun, Managing Partner, CEL 

Julien is the Founder and General Director of CEL Consulting, the first international Supply Chain and Operations consulting firm in Vietnam. He is now managing a team of consultants who is fully involved in providing their expertise to procurement, manufacturing and logistics related businesses in the region. MSc in mechanical and system engineering (Technology University of Troyes, Ecole Nationale des Arts et Metiers, Paris), he gathered experience and know-how at several positions in product/process optimization in aeronautics (Airbus, Cooper tool) and automotive industry (Peugeot Citroen, Rover group) in France, England and Holland. Julien has spent as well 2 years in Africa, where he coordinated logistics and food distribution for >100,000p refugee camps in Africa, for the account of WFP (World Food Program) and UNHCR (High Commissioner for Refugees). From his arrival in Vietnam in 2005, Julien immediately felt lined up with local dynamism and developed the firm intention to support actively the country's industrial development. Beside consulting work, he is now lecturer in Lean Management and SCM in for Executive MBA program of CFVG Ho Chi Minh city. Recently, Julien has been voted to be the Vice President of French Chamber of Commerce Vietnam.

- Ms. Le Lam, Indochina Supply Chain Head, Sanofi Vietnam

- Mr. Kien Ly, Group Logistics Manager, Nestle Vietnam

- More speakers' info are being updated. 

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