QUINTIC WORLD TOUR 2018

Reinvent the value chain

One mega conference across three continents.

Uncertainty is a constant across all industries. Rapid advancements in the digital age — robotics, augmented reality, Internet of Intelligent Things, cognitive computing — further exacerbate that uncertainty. Getting a handle on the advancements that are disrupting the world’s value chains is no longer enough. Companies must now learn how to fully leverage them to address new benefits that were difficult to realize before. Inadequate systems, processes and resources can no longer keep up. Dealing with uncertainty in the digital age requires a reinvention of business practices and clarity of vision.

It's time to reinvent your value chain.

Since 2014, Quintiq World Tour has brought together decision-makers, practitioners and visionaries who have implemented revolutionary new solutions along the value chain. This year, we will feature keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions and networking events that cover every major industry — from oil & gas, aviation and rail to steel, manufacturing, retail and logistics.

Quintiq World Tour 2018 will kick off in Melbourne this August. In the following months, we will explore the future of the world's value chains in major cities around the world. Register now to be a part of the event that's closest to you.

Quintiq World Tour 2018: Reinvent the value chain

Since its inception in 2014, Quintiq World Tour has brought together over 64,000 executives, decision-makers, practitioners and visionaries to explore new ideas and solutions for the global value chain. Every year, across multiple industries, attendees converge to share success stories, lessons and valuable insights.

This year, Quintiq World Tour will explore the future of the world's value chains through keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions and networking events that cover every major industry — from oil & gas, aviation and rail to steel, manufacturing and logistics. Beginning at Melbourne and hitting key locations around the world, Quintiq World Tour 2018 will seek to answer the key question that drives all organizations: What does it take to manage uncertainty in an era of rapid change?

Supply chain management of the future

Adrian Gonzalez, founder and president of Adelante SCM, discusses the need for companies to unlearn supply chain management as they traditionally know it, in order to be creative in business and exploit the opportunities brought on by new technologies.

Mastering American Public University System’s scheduling challenge

How do you plan for workforce flexibility and longevity in a complex and unpredictable world? Dr. Brian Blodgett, associate vice president of scheduling at the American Public University System, shares his experience of planning and scheduling 2,000 faculty members, over 80,000 students and 1,500 courses for the online learning institution.

Solving production complexity for the largest natural foods producer in America

Nigel Batchem, senior director of planning at Amy’s Kitchen, on mastering the complexity of producing over 300 food products that consistently meet the highest quality standards, thereby fulfilling the company’s mission of making delicious and convenient foods available to all.

Investing in a competitive supply chain

Hank Ackerman, senior executive consultant at Venetia Partners, talks about the need to invest in a supply chain that fully integrates planning with execution, and how it can be the key to maintaining a competitive advantage today and into the future.

Accelerating the oil & gas industry’s push for innovation

Adrian Gonzalez, founder and president of Adelante SCM, sits down for a conversation with Marcus Anderson, supply chain planning expert, on the oil & gas industry’s most pressing complexities and the role of new technology in accelerating the industry’s push for innovation.

Mastering complexity in urban logistics

Walther Ploos van Amstel from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences talks about the biggest challenges facing urban logistics, and how mastering complexity can be the key to gaining a competitive advantage in this industry.

Complexity, agility and the future of the supply chain

Mike Walsh, futurist and CEO of Tomorrow, has an in-depth discussion with Quintiq CEO Rob van Egmond on the current and future disruptions coming to the supply chain, and why agility could be the difference between getting by — and getting ahead.

The key to successful retail operations

What are the biggest challenges facing players in the retail industry? How deep does the rabbit hole go when it comes to planning the retail space? Get in-depth answers to these questions — and more — from Otto van Harmelen, the founder of Core-Up and former vice-president of Metro Group.

How to master complexity when you're a startup

Creating a startup means starting with a clean slate. There are no reference points, and that leads to absolute complexity. How can you gain order from chaos — and gain a competitive advantage? Get the answers from Azran Osman-Rani, the co-founder of iFlix and founding CEO of Air Asia X.

Handling disruption and uncertainty in oil & gas — with analytics

How will the oil & gas industry prepare for the next wave of disruptions and uncertainty, and what role will analytics play in solving those disruptions? Felix Ohle from Viva Energy provides his unique perspective in answering these questions.

The key challenges coming to tomorrow's supply chains

Chris Holmes, managing director of IDC Insights Asia Pacific, talks about the key challenges set to disrupt tomorrow's supply chains and the importance of utilizing technological innovations to benefit from big data and analytics.

Mastering complexity and saving lives in the aviation industry

Mastering complexity takes on a whole new meaning in the aviation industry. It isn’t just about optimizing planning processes and generating a more efficient workforce, but also about saving lives. Hamish Hill, from AVSEC (Aviation Security Services) gives us his insights on this aspect of supply chain planning.

How digitalization is changing the face of e-commerce

Charles Brewer from DHL eCommerce shares his insights on the sea of change that digitalization is bringing to e-commerce, why manual planning systems can no longer cut it, and how businesses can harness the power of planning and optimization to gain a competitive advantage.

Quintiq World Tour 2017 interviews

  • Quintiq World Tour 2018: Reinvent the value chain
    Quintiq World Tour 2018: Reinvent the value chain
    Since its inception in 2014, Quintiq World Tour has brought together over 64,000 executives, decision-makers, practitioners and visionaries to explore new ideas and solutions for the global value chain. Every year, across multiple industries, attendees converge to share success stories, lessons and valuable insights.

    This year, Quintiq World Tour will explore the future of the world's value chains through keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, breakout sessions and networking events that cover every major industry — from oil & gas, aviation and rail to steel, manufacturing and logistics. Beginning at Melbourne and hitting key locations around the world, Quintiq World Tour 2018 will seek to answer the key question that drives all organizations: What does it take to manage uncertainty in an era of rapid change?
  • Supply chain management of the future
    Supply chain management of the future
    Adrian Gonzalez, founder and president of Adelante SCM, discusses the need for companies to unlearn supply chain management as they traditionally know it, in order to be creative in business and exploit the opportunities brought on by new technologies.
  • Mastering American Public University System’s scheduling challenge
    Mastering American Public University System’s scheduling challenge
    How do you plan for workforce flexibility and longevity in a complex and unpredictable world? Dr. Brian Blodgett, associate vice president of scheduling at the American Public University System, shares his experience of planning and scheduling 2,000 faculty members, over 80,000 students and 1,500 courses for the online learning institution.
  • Solving production complexity for the largest natural foods producer in America
    Solving production complexity for the largest natural foods producer in America
    Nigel Batchem, senior director of planning at Amy’s Kitchen, on mastering the complexity of producing over 300 food products that consistently meet the highest quality standards, thereby fulfilling the company’s mission of making delicious and convenient foods available to all.
  • Investing in a competitive supply chain
    Investing in a competitive supply chain
    Hank Ackerman, senior executive consultant at Venetia Partners, talks about the need to invest in a supply chain that fully integrates planning with execution, and how it can be the key to maintaining a competitive advantage today and into the future.
  • Accelerating the oil & gas industry’s push for innovation
    Accelerating the oil & gas industry’s push for innovation
    Adrian Gonzalez, founder and president of Adelante SCM, sits down for a conversation with Marcus Anderson, supply chain planning expert, on the oil & gas industry’s most pressing complexities and the role of new technology in accelerating the industry’s push for innovation.
  • Mastering complexity in urban logistics
    Mastering complexity in urban logistics
    Walther Ploos van Amstel from the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences talks about the biggest challenges facing urban logistics, and how mastering complexity can be the key to gaining a competitive advantage in this industry.
  • Complexity, agility and the future of the supply chain
    Complexity, agility and the future of the supply chain
    Mike Walsh, futurist and CEO of Tomorrow, has an in-depth discussion with Quintiq CEO Rob van Egmond on the current and future disruptions coming to the supply chain, and why agility could be the difference between getting by — and getting ahead.
  • The key to successful retail operations
    The key to successful retail operations
    What are the biggest challenges facing players in the retail industry? How deep does the rabbit hole go when it comes to planning the retail space? Get in-depth answers to these questions — and more — from Otto van Harmelen, the founder of Core-Up and former vice-president of Metro Group.
  • How to master complexity when you're a startup
    How to master complexity when you're a startup
    Creating a startup means starting with a clean slate. There are no reference points, and that leads to absolute complexity. How can you gain order from chaos — and gain a competitive advantage? Get the answers from Azran Osman-Rani, the co-founder of iFlix and founding CEO of Air Asia X.
  • Handling disruption and uncertainty in oil & gas — with analytics
    Handling disruption and uncertainty in oil & gas — with analytics
    How will the oil & gas industry prepare for the next wave of disruptions and uncertainty, and what role will analytics play in solving those disruptions? Felix Ohle from Viva Energy provides his unique perspective in answering these questions.
  • The key challenges coming to tomorrow's supply chains
    The key challenges coming to tomorrow's supply chains
    Chris Holmes, managing director of IDC Insights Asia Pacific, talks about the key challenges set to disrupt tomorrow's supply chains and the importance of utilizing technological innovations to benefit from big data and analytics.
  • Mastering complexity and saving lives in the aviation industry
    Mastering complexity and saving lives in the aviation industry
    Mastering complexity takes on a whole new meaning in the aviation industry. It isn’t just about optimizing planning processes and generating a more efficient workforce, but also about saving lives. Hamish Hill, from AVSEC (Aviation Security Services) gives us his insights on this aspect of supply chain planning.
  • How digitalization is changing the face of e-commerce
    How digitalization is changing the face of e-commerce
    Charles Brewer from DHL eCommerce shares his insights on the sea of change that digitalization is bringing to e-commerce, why manual planning systems can no longer cut it, and how businesses can harness the power of planning and optimization to gain a competitive advantage.
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What attendees say

Wolfgang Meißner

Wolfgang Meißner
ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG


“I like the discussions with companies outside the steel business. We are from different industries, but there was a lot to learn from their challenges and solutions. I really look forward to the next event from Quintiq.”

Alex Nancolas

Alex Nancolas
Drax Power Limited


“The World Tour was a great opportunity to meet other clients and better understand the puzzles that Quintiq can solve. Listening to the challenges faced by companies in industries like aviation and retail was extremely insightful.”

Nicholas Demeyerr

Nicholas Demeyer
Ewals Cargo Care


“Fascinating to see other industries and to hear how people approach certain topics like sales and operations planning or even other solutions.”

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