The 2nd Supply Chain Resilience Forum
-How supply chain management evolve by digital transformation?-

JETRO is holding the 2nd Supply Chain Resilience (SCR) Forum on September 17, 2021. The 2nd forum will be held under the theme of "How supply chain management evolve by digital transformation?". The open discussion among experts from the private-sector, academia, and governments in ASEAN/Australia/India/Japan etc. will take place.

It is likely that Digital Transformation (DX) will significantly change the nature of global supply chains and its management. Digital technology has a potential to enable the inter-connection and the networking among companies beyond physical obstacles through visualization/analyzation/optimization of supply chain.

In this forum, we will deepen our understanding on the current situation of supply chain management and its future through introduction of initiatives and researches on supply chains and digital technologies by private-sector, academia, and governments from ASEAN/Australia/India/Japan etc. In addition, there will be a session to discuss initiatives for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth such as circular economy in the Indo-Pacific region.

Through these sessions, it is expected that the forum will provide the platform to discuss supply chain visualization/resilience through digital technologies, formulation of regional supply chain among ASEAN/Australia/India/Japan etc., and the prospects and future visions of regional cooperation for sustainable growth.

Outline of Forum

Date September 17, 13:00-17:00 (JST)/09:30-13:30(IST)/14:00-18:00(AEST)
Format Online conference (*Necessary to make a reservation online in advance)
Organizer JETRO
Participants and audiences Companies, Industrial Associations, Financial Institutions, Academia. Governments of Japan, Australia, India and ASEAN
Language English
  1. 13:00-13:10 — Opening Remarks
    • SASAKI Nobuhiko, Chairman & CEO, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
    • HIROSE Naoshi, Vice-Minister for International Affairs, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan
  2. 13:10-13:30 — Keynote Speech
    • IWABUCHI Masanobu, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Group, Japan
      -The current situation surrounding for supply chain –Why Supply Chain Visualization is Key Issue of Enterprise Management?–
  3. 13:30-14:05 — Government Panel Discussion – Supply Chain related Policy Initiatives in Each Country-
    • WATANABE Tetsuya, Vice President, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Japan
    Expected Speakers:
    • YAHAGI Tomoyoshi, Director-General for Trade Policy, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan
      -Japanese Government's policy for supply chain visualization (ADX, NEDO)
    • Helen Stylianou, First Assistant Secretary, Trade, Investment and Business Engagement Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Australia
    • Andrew Higgins, Project leader, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO)
      -Australian Government’s policy for supply chain management and CSIRO’s activities for supply chain data visualization
    • Mayank Joshi, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of India
      -Indian Government's policy for supply chain resilience (PLI subsidies, etc.)
    • Lim Chze Cheen, Director, ASEAN Connectivity Division, ASEAN Secretariat
      -The master plan on ASEAN Connectivity 2025
  4. 14:05-15:15 — The Front Line of Digital Supply Chain Management and Excellent Company Practices
    • Vendor speakers are to present how their own products realize optimal and resilient supply chain management.
    • Excellent company speakers are to present how their supply chain management leads to competitive advantages.
    Expected Speakers:
    [Digital SCM Vendors]
    • Hitachi Ltd. (Japan) [10min]
      Dr. KURATA Hideki, General Manager, Center for Technology Innovation -Production Engineering and MONOZUKURI, Research & Development Group
      -Visualization/Optimization/Resilience of Supply Chain through Digital Supply chain Management solution
    • Tata Consulting Service.(India) [10min]
      Ranjeet Goswami, Global Head, TCS Corporate Affairs
    • E2Open (US)[10min]
    • NEC Corporation India Private Limited [10min]
      OSHIMA Ichiro, CEO & Director, NICDC Logistics Data Services Limited & Associate Vice President, NEC Corporation India Private Limited
      -LDB (Logistics Data Bank) Services in India
    • Locus (India))[10min]
      Piyush Sharma, Vice President - Business, India, MEA, and ANZ
      -The Role of Technology in Last Mile Logistics
    [Excellent companies for digital supply chain management]
    •, Inc. (e-commerce, US) [10min]
      -Chandrasekar Subramanian
    • LIXIL (Housing product, Japan) [10min]
      -NISHIOKA Hideto,
  5. 15:15-15:25 — Break Time
  6. 15:25-16:55 — Academia Panel Discussion
    [Session 1 (43 minutes): Initiatives for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth]
    • Dr. TAMURA Akihiko, Consulting Fellow, Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Japan
    Expected Speakers:
    • - Dr. Heinz Schandl, Research Group Leader Urban and Industrial Transformations, CSIRO, Land and Water, Australia
      Dr. Rita Dhodapkar, Principal Technical Officer & AcSIR Faculty, Environmental Biotechnology and Genomics Division, CSIR- National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI), India
      -Collaboration between India and Australia towards the Circular Economy
    • Dr. Venkatachalam Anbumozhi, ERIA Director of Research Strategy and Innovation
      -Inclusiveness and Sustainability in ASEAN
    • Dr. UMEDA Yasushi, Professor, University of Tokyo
      -Toward the Circular Economy
    [Session 2 (47 minutes): Supply Chain Resilience and Digital Transformation]
    • SHINODA Kunihiko, Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS), Japan
    Expected Speakers:
    • Romain de Laubier, Managing Director & Partner, Boston Consulting Groupp
      -How will digital transformation change the supply chain management?
    • Dr. NAKASHIMA Kenichi, Professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, School of Social Sciences, Waseda University
      -Data-based global supply chain management: from the perspective of manufacturing industries
    • Dr. Subash Sasidharan, Associate Professor, IIT Madras
      -The Role of Digitization in Shaping India's Value Chain
    • Purushottam Kaushik, Head,Center for the 4th Industrial Revolution India
      -Supply Chain Digitalization connecting India and Japan
  7. 16:55-17:00 — Closing Remarks
    • MATSUO Takehiko, Director-General, Trade Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy Trade and Industry, Japan

Please register by:17:00 (JST) 15 Sep, 2021