SPE Workshop: Effective Supply Chain, Procurement, and Logistics Management 5 - 6 Apr 2021 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


Monday, April 05

09:00 - 10:00
Opening Session
Moderator(s) Mohd Rosli Md Zain, PETRONAS; Barath Sikkan, Sapura Drilling Services Sdn Bhd
10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:15
Session 1: Sustainable Procurement – Outside-in Perspectives (Economy, Social, HSE, CSR)
Session Chairpersons Luke Joseph, BP Business Service Centre Asia Sdn Bhd; David Gonsalvez, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI); Rodney Barretto, Barretto Business Development LLC

As the world embraces sustainability, this session will discuss the different approaches and perspectives of companies in the industry, on the topic of sustainable procurement. The session will delve into how the industry utilises performance management on sustainability, metrics and parameters, governance, environmental impacts, and collaborative efforts in delivering sustainable procurement management.

12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 15:15
Session 2: Brainstorming Session - Cost of Quality (CoQ)
Moderator(s) David Gonsalvez, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI); Suthesh Arul a/l A.Arulselvam

This brainstorming session will discuss the definition of “Cost of Quality” (CoQ), and how this is implemented by various sectors in the industry. The session will explore CoQ’s importance and impact on finance, customer satisfaction, and integration into operations.

Implementing CoQ has its challenges and roadblocks; what has the industry done to overcome and find solutions to these obstacles? The session will share case-studies from cross-industry application of CoQ for optimised end-to-end supply chain management.

15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:30
Session 3: Cross-Industry Exposures – Supply Chain Management Best Practices
Moderator(s) David Gonsalvez, Malaysia Institute for Supply Chain Innovation (MISI); Azmi Mahamad, EnQuest Petroleum Production Malaysia Limited

This session will feature a panel of cross-industry supply chain experts, sharing best practices, novel technologies, success stories and lessons learnt in supply chain management. Relevant industries may include:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Chemical
  • Freight Forwarding and Logistics
  • FMCG
  • Marine
  • Telecommunication and so on
  • Semi-conductor

This panel session will discuss valuable insights and perspectives in these areas:

  • Developing collaborative approaches through effective negotiation and win-win partnerships
  • Driving digital transformation in supply chain management
  • Establishing strategies in supply chain optimisation and procurement transformation
  • Improving resource management: Shaping the modern workforce and implementing process automation

Participants will be given the opportunity to join the discussion and deliberate how the industry can adopt these learnings to address the challenges faced in the current times.

17:30 - 18:30
18:30 - 22:00

Tuesday, April 06

08:30 - 10:00
Session 5: Digitalisation and Innovation
Session Chairpersons Rodney Barretto, Barretto Business Development LLC

Embracing digitalisation has been a key focus for the industry, even more accelerated due to the current environment. While innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are being utilised to advance supply chain management, this question is often asked: What are the necessary steps we need to take for an effective and productive transformation?

This session will address this concern and explore relevant technological advancement such as robotic process automation, business process optimisation, and digital marketplaces, as opportunities to propel the industry into the modern world of digitalisation.

10:00 - 10:15
10:15 - 12:15
Session 6: The Future of Offshore Logistics

This two-part panel session on the future of offshore logistics will discuss effective alternatives to crew transportation and the uberised logistic control tower initiative.

Panel Session 1: Alternative Marine Crew Transportation

The current business landscape on transporting personnel to offshore might change as a result of new business approaches, such as autonomous satellite platform, increased offshore daily trippers, and oilfields located further than 150km. The current offshore transportation methods may not be feasible/effective, as it requires a new way of transporting to accommodate the business. 

This panel session will discuss alternative methods of marine crew transportation, to increase efficiency, where faster, safer, fit-for-purpose specs and cost-effective equipment are required to support the future of offshore logistic operations.

Panel Session 2: Uberised Logistic Control Tower

Offshore Support Vessels (OSVs) are required to support the oil and gas activities in Malaysia waters at any one time. Of which, less than 20% of these vessels are being shared, where most of the vessels deployed are dedicated to project/business which leads to higher costs, low service level and ineffective delivery time.

Panel experts will discuss how Uberised Logistics Control Tower (LCT) will be the game-changer for the industry, with an aspiration of vessel fleet sharing in the region to create value in these areas:

  • Integrated systems to move from silos to a connected setup
  • End-to-end intelligent visibility to track the efficiency of all processes
  • Optimisation for better asset and resource utilisation
  • Cost-effective technology
  • Planning and analytics to better predict delivery requirements
12:15 - 13:15
13:15 - 15:15
Session 7: Predictive Demand and Forecasting in Supply Chain Management
Session Chairpersons Barath Sikkan, Sapura Drilling Services Sdn Bhd

The lack of immediate access to spare parts causes downtime of safety and production critical equipment resulting in expensive delays in maintenance.

New tools and technologies are being introduced and implemented to create a seamless process in predictive demand and forecasting for supply chain management (SCM) to reduce downtime, and improve reliability, and asset performance. This session will explore innovative technologies such as machine learning, artificial intelligence and predictive maintenance.

15:15 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:30