Member Meeting - S&OP / IBP Focus  

4th June 2019, Amsterdam, NL

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Heineken Brewery day

Participating members include

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Full agenda

Tuesday 4th June

08.30   Registration & breakfast

09.00   Statement of Intent - Director, Intent Group

09.05   Icebreaker - member intros

09.35   Why the Business Should Lead IBP Maturity - Boudewijn v. Nuland, VP IBP, Corbion

10.00   Roundtable discussions - first round (see below)

10.50   Common interest meetings

11.10   Networking break

11.30   Member case study: S&OP Transformation at Bolsius - Marina Canov, AkzoNobel

11.55   Roundtable discussions - second round (see below)

12.45   Common interest meetings

13.05   Lunch

13.55   Expert insight: Demystifying AI & ML for Supply Chain - Jasper Wognum, Founder & CEO, BrainCreators

14.20   Roundtable discussions - third round (see below)

15.10   Common interest meetings

15.30   Networking break

15.45   Leadership toolkit session: The Human Dimension of S&OP Transformation Caspar Jans, Director Transformation Solutions EMEA, Software AG

16.10   Roundtable discussions - fourth round (see below)

17.00   Close of meeting followed by Intent-style networking & drinks

Roundtable discussion themes

1. S&OP > IBP

  • Process changes & implementation

  • Ensuring effective decision-making

  • Integration of finance in the cycle

Discussion hosts: Dirk Dijkstra & Sjoerd Lemm, Onive Consulting



  • Metrics: cost-to-serve, CAPEX, … = efficient; Choice, speed, convenience … = effective

  • How can digitalisation enable a step change in customer propositions within allowable cost?

  • Challenging the lean mindset: balancing efficiency & effectiveness in a digital economy

Discussion host: Dirk Lembregts, Former CSCO of M&S, Philips Consumer & GM Europe



  • How artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are transforming supply chain planning

  • Using demand sensing to improve short-term forecast accuracy

  • Applying advanced analytics to make better decisions & be more responsive to consumer needs

Discussion hosts: Jonathan Jackman and Bora Baymis, Logility


  • Common challenges for multi-echelon, complex & diverse supply chains

  • Reducing reliance on forecast accuracy

  • Managing decoupled buffer stocks to enable demand-driven replenishment

Discussion hosts: Nick Lynch, SmartChain International & Jean-Philippe Malfetes, Orchestr8

About Intent Member Meetings

  • Capped attendance (to maintain a private and safe setting for genuine sharing)

  • Private, by-invitation only, Chatham House Rules

  • Cross-sector, Director level, pre-profiled (all attendees receive full details on participating members)

  • Mutually agreed 121 meetings based on common interests (no obligation or pressure)

  • Maximum of SIX Advisory Partners hosting roundtable discussions

Concurrent roundtable discussions

​The roundtable discussions are concurrent / simultaneous and they run FOUR times during the day so members choose their top three discussions to participate in.

Members submit questions and agenda points and we work with the discussion hosts to tailor the agendas for participants. Each member receives a personalised agenda with the times of each of their chosen discussions. No competing companies are scheduled on the same session.

Common interest meetings

​We schedule member-to-member and member-to-partner 121 meetings for all attendees (that wish to). These meetings are based on common interests and are agreed in advance. There is no obligation to attend any meeting that is not of interest.

What else?

Each meeting also includes two or more of:

  • Member viewpoint/experience sharing: a member shares a short, honest review of a recent project or improvement made in their business, with a focus on 'lessons learned'.

  • Expert Q&A: we invite a subject-matter expert on an important theme for our members and then invite them to ask whatever they want.

  • Leadership "refreshers": knowing what to do is only half the battle...our members then need to make things happen! We invite inspirational coaches to equip our members with new tools and ideas to help them realise their goals.

  • Something totally different: we invite interesting and unusual non-industry luminaries whose insights and experiences can provoke tired assumptions and stimulate new thinking.

  • Rapport-building activities: we end each meeting with some fun stuff so that you make new friends, not just new contacts.

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On hearing about the Intent Group proposition, it was of immediate appeal to me. We’re a billion dollar business, and I’ve worked in supply chain over 25 years. For us, it’s the perfect platform to collaborate, see if others share our beliefs about the future of agile supply chain, and to have more useful touchpoints outside of our business” NL, FMCG member.

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     Venue & travel

Venue address: Old Heineken Brewery / Heineken Experience at Stadhouderskade 78, 1072 AE Amsterdam: See on a map   Streetview   

Nearest tram / metro station: Stadhouderskade