From 24-25 of April, hi-tech industry leaders gathered in Venlo, Netherlands, for the 2018 edition of the annual Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit Europe event. It attracted a record-high number of industry professionals, including several from international transportation and logistics provider AsstrA-Associated Traffic AG.
Every year during the Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit, transport services providers, technology manufacturers, retailers and telecom infrastructure providers discuss the latest challenges and opportunities facing the hi-tech supply chain. This year, several of the most cutting-edge topics covered were machine learning, strategies to harness AI and robotics along the entire value chain from manufacturing to warehousing, strategic IoT challenges, cargo security, cloud technology, and the efficiency of a mechanized workforce.
“The Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit is a unique opportunity to network with over 100 senior level attendees, to learn from more than 25 speakers, and to have pre-set meetings with potential clients in the hi-tech industry. The B2B meeting sessions were carefully organized between manufacturers and logistics services providers according to their respective needs and capabilities. AsstrA held 5 30-minute B2B meetings with potential clients of our choosing. It is too early to judge the business outcomes, but we can say that we are fully satisfied with the potential these meetings offer,” says Darya Reshetnyak, Head of AsstrA Hi-Tech Logistics project.
Frank Muller, Vice President of the Board of Directors at AsstrA, distinguished himself on the main panel with a presentation called “Protecting high-value cargo: must-do steps for hi-tech transportation.”
“I was honored to share AsstrA’s cargo security know-how with the Hi-Tech Supply Chain Summit participants. This event gathers hi-tech industry professionals who view it not just as a way to learn about interesting new technology trends influencing our business but also as a way to define their priorities. We not only shared our know-how with industry experts but also learned a lot of valuable concepts ourselves,” says Mr. Muller.
During the forum, Mr. Muller also shared best practices related to internal management processes for high-value cargo based on grouping it according to type and ranking suppliers; common safety alerts, technological solutions preventing cargo theft, and the steps necessary to begin standardizing security together with one’s customers.