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All about taking procurement to the next level, these short advanced sessions are aimed at advanced and experienced buyers and marine purchasers, and cover a range of competent procurement topics and issues. Drop in and out of the sessions you would like to attend.

Day One, Tuesday, 5th November

09:00 Registration

10:00 Lifecycle planning, Wärtsilä broad portfolio – One Supplier or several suppliers?
Wärtsilä Lifecycle solutions enhance asset performance and support business growth and supports all market segments within Marine. We predict your maintenance needs, ensure your assets operate in the most energy-efficient way and ensure that your vessel operates in accordance with all relevant regulations. But our holistic approach goes beyond maintenance and operations: we combine digital innovations and advanced data to help match activities to your operations.
Peter Stenström, Concept Expert, Support & Development, Marine Agreements & Lifecycle Solutions, Wärtsilä Corporation

New technologies: Wärtsilä Online webshop, integration with customers' procurement systems
Wärtsilä Online, the platform to optimise your everyday operations, can access and manage your installations and services at anytime, anywhere and with any device, making your work more efficient, productive and reducing manual steps. 24/7 access to real-time information and data helps to optimise your operations and business. The platform has integrated procurement features as well, simplifying procuring spare parts and getting purchase advice.
Kevin Vanderkerff, Online Services and Deployment Manager, Wärtsilä Corporation

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Ship Inspection Process: Emergency Issues / Being Prepared
All about why it is important for a ship to have the right spare parts at the right time, this session will cover the framework around IACS, IMO & flag-specific requirements, PSC Inspection, how the above factors impact the spares required, understanding correct certification requirements, how to check and what questions to ask when ordering a spare part for a ship. It will also include an overview of 3D printing, including an update on the developments and advances in this new technology entering the industry and how the procurement and technical departments will be impacted.
Ang Eng-Cheow MSc MBA, Area QHSE & Production Manager, DNV-GL Maritime

12:30 Lunch Break

14:00 Strategy for Cost Reduction: How Not to Be a Reactive Buyer
In this session, an experienced Superintendent will explain how important the communication between the technical department and procurement department is to avoid creating high costs. With short time frames, unknown port destinations, planned and unplanned requirements to sourcing vendors, this session will cover some key issues to help avoid costly situations.
Mike Watt IEng., IMarEng., MIMarEST, MTA Dip SBR., Technical Superintendent, Norstar Ship Management Pte. Ltd.

The practical use of new management procurement software can save time and money. Following on from the Superintendents case study, we will explore how a digital platform can provide real time solutions.
Dominic Seiler, Director, MESPAS

The supplier's guide, an experienced marine spares provider shares how accuracy and planning can save valuable time and money. How to develop your processes to avoid creating higher costs.
Lars Brenneke, Managing Director, East Wind GmbH

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Achieving Cost Reductions: How to Take on the Bigger Challenges
Developing your skills in procurement is essential to progress. In this session, we hear from an experienced Procurement Manager who will look at some of the advanced issues a procurement professional should be willing to tackle and how to get started.
Teck Siang Sim, Procurement Manager, Berge Bulk Maritime Pte Ltd

The pace of technology has changed and advanced systems are already reshaping how ships' critical equipment/spares are monitored and will be purchased in the future. In this session, we take a look at how an advanced Condition-Based Monitoring system is changing the onboard Spare Parts' Management scenario and how procurement needs to adapt its processes.
Kaushik Seal, Market Development Manager, DNV GL/StormGeo


Day Two, Wednesday, 6th November

09:00 Registration

10:00 Marine Logistics - Dangerous Goods
The main topic of the session will be about new regulations from 1 January 2020 for the transport of Lithium batteries, as these will lead to new requirements in regards to the information needed from customers who want to use air freight for transportation. Overall, the session will cover the test summary of Lithium batteries and new regulations, hidden dangerous goods, consolidation and Incoterms. It will end with an open discussion about ships' spares logistics.
Helge Jensen, Global Product Management, DB SCHENKERmarineparts

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30 Supply Chain Risk Management
Simon Potter, Vice President Global Strategy Sourcing & QHSSE, Inchcape Shipping Services

12:30 Lunch Break

14:00 Tricky Countries: Ports, Customs, Systems, Cultures
Your vessels can be anywhere at any time, and it is useful to know more about major ports, minor ports, customs, systems and cultures to be prepared for tricky situations which may lead to additional costs being incurred. In this session, we look at a range of issues a purchaser may face and hear from specialists with an expert knowledge who will share some of their solutions.
Ahmed Ameer, Marketing & Purchasing, Express Chandlers South Africa

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30 Coaching Session: Avoiding Emergencies / Tender Analytics / Understanding Analysis / Price Fluctuations