23rd EASTLOG Congress, September, 17-18/09 2020


Logistic trends
Joint Program
17. 9. 2020
17. 9. 2020
17. 9. 2020
17. 9. 2020
17. 9. 2020
2nd Day
18. 9. 2020
8:00 – 9:00


9:00 – 12:00

Joint morning program

Opening words

Jeffrey Osterroth, ATOZ Group
Petr Neckař, ATOZ Group

Inspirational opening presentation

Thriving in the Digital Age: The Need for a Copernican Business Revolution

In this visually rich presentation based on the content of his new book ‘Transition Point’, Sean A. Culey discusses how a new wave of disruptive technologies is fundamentally changing nearly every aspect of the end-to-end Supply Chain, including the relationship between customer and company. He will present a glimpse into the very near future where a ‘triple whammy’ of automation will result in a Value Chain that is fully automated, personalised and local.

Using videos and innovative presentation tools he will outline the nature of the changes, from demand capture to manufacture and fulfilment, and discuss ways companies can adapt to take advantage of the opportunities they provide.

Inspiration at the start of the congress is brought to you by

Sean A. Culey
10:30 – 11:00

Morning coffee break

Morning panel discussion

Deceleration of logistics. Many operations slowed down, for others the viral blow was an opportunity for further development. The panel discussion will focus on aspects of logistics deceleration and outline the paths to the fastest possible growth rate. Practical advice on how to take logistics at full speed while being prepared for other possible threats.

Aleš Malucha, Rohlí
Kamil Blažek, Sdružení pro zahraniční investice
Marek Cvačka, ESA logistika
Speaker 1
Pavel Sovička, Panattoni
Martin Baláž, Prologis
12:00 – 13:30

Lunch & BizLOG

13:30 – 16:00

Afternoon workshops



Workshop prepared in cooperation with the Confederation of Trade and Tourism focused on logistics for retail – both bricks & mortar stores and e-commerce and FMCGs.



Afternoon workshop on the most important aspects of e-commerce logistics, especially internal warehouse operations, distribution and information technology.



The LOG-IN workshop is focused on product and project innovations in logistics.



Automotive is a major customer for the entire logistics sector. What are its specifi cs? What are its demands? What can we offer it?

16:00 – 16:30

Afternoon coffee break

World of(f) Corona

The world has never experienced such a halt in the economy. What is the silver lining, how to read this event? The question will be tackled in a combination of philosophy and economics.

Tomáš Sedláček
16:30 – 18:00

Joint afternoon program

Afternoon panel discussion

Crisis management: the way out of the coronary crisis. “Virus economy” in logistics practice. Logistics in crisis? What about the economy of companies? And what next? The panel discussion will focus on the economic consequences facing the Czech economy. How to effective crisis management even after the coronary crisis? And what does deglobalization mean for the Czech economy and companies in this context? Where is the Czech economy heading, what else awaits us and what should really be addressed in companies?

David Čepek, Linde Material Handling
Daniel Knaisl, Geis
Tomáš Sedláček
Tomáš Míček, P3 Logistic Parks
Ferdinand Hlobil, Cushman & Wakefield
18:30 – 19:00

Gala evening of logistics innovations

19:00 – 23:00



Current situation in the automotive sector – opportunities and threats for suppliers

Zdeněk Petzl, Sdružení automobilového průmyslu

Minipanel: Impacts in automotive – deglobalization, impact of coronavirus

Jan Kodada, Gebrüder Weiss
Tomáš Zvěřina, Magna Exteriors
Josef Melzer, Česmad
Speaker 4


Ways of possible solutions for storage and handling of empty packaging in automotive using advanced technologies. The lecture will also include video and visualization. Arguments are made about the return on the solution and the speed of the installation. Experience from the implementation will be communicated directly by a representative of Faurecia Seating Písek.

Václav Mareš, Faurecia Seating Písek
Zdeněk Karban, Toyota Material Handling CZ
Aleš Hušek, Toyota Material Handling CZ


How to effectively recruit employees to the warehouses of e-shops and transport?

How is the recruitment to warehouses and transport in, the leader in the field on the Czech market? What to invest in and what not to spend for? How to prepare for the season and how to jump straight into it? Hana Slepičková, HR Business Partner for logistics and transport in the e-shop, will share her experience.

Hana Slepičková,

Expedition warehouse on the way to ecommerce 4.0 or how to efficiently pick orders for the e-shop

The presentation will be a practical example of a solution created for accurate and fast picking of orders in the company KCK Cyklo. Tailored to the customer’s needs, a comprehensive picking system was created here, which, in addition to automated malting systems, also guides the service guidance systems and perfectly meets the needs of the online store. Prim plays a sophisticated software solution that perfectly matches all system components for maximum efficiency and user comfort.

Speaker 3

Dedoles: Warehouse Operational Intelligence and Multichannel Distribution

A case study of logistics and supply management in one of the fastest growing internationally growing Central European e-shops doing business in retail, Dedoles. With the planned rapid expansion into 15 new territories, the company has also decided to adapt logistics processes, including warehousing strategies, picking methods, dynamic warehouse logistics management with the WES module and digital twin and IoT technologies. Increasing the operational intelligence of the warehouse allows the company to use the possibilities of multi-channel distribution when processing customer orders in accordance with the concept of new retail (Retail 4.0).

Peter Bílik, ANASOFT

Minipanel: Last mile logistics

Last mile logistics. Often inflected words, many trends are discussed. Developers and carriers, for example, will talk about them. There are a lot of trends, but which of them will really find application in practice? What innovative solutions have a chance to succeed? There is also talk of autonomous delivery systems – are they viable solutions or a trend that will not survive? And what about alternative drives and wheels? And what will development in cities look like with regard to last mile logistics?

Speaker 3
Speaker 2
Speaker 1


Shipping speed as a key factor for e-commerce

The growth of e-commerce, which is taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, is bringing new competitors to the market. Companies must “arm themselves” and provide customers with the highest quality services accompanied by a range of added value. One of them is the speed of shipment of goods from the warehouse. Not so long ago, the speed of sending the ordered goods was calculated in days, but today we are talking about hours. In this case study, using the example of Bonus Bona, visitors will find out how the speed of processing orders from the warehouse can be accelerated up to 6 times without losing a 100% overview of the location of goods.

Petr Matoušek, Bonus Bona
Tomáš Kormaňák, GRiT

Data! Let’s get the most out of it

Case study on how to effectively support information about trades in the EDI report INVRPT (stock status, sale of goods, receipt in stock) for the purposes of logistics, trade, marketing and finance. Pilot project OSA Monitor prepared work task ECR for benchmarking and OSA as a continuation of the project OSA Barometer.

Pavel Pánek, Budějovický Budvar
Tomáš Martoch, GS1 Czech Republic

Innovative solutions and new trends in autonomous logistics

Today, as the current era undergoes economic change, people’s access to technology and its use is also changing. At this time, the importance and importance of the use of robots is brought about by industrial evolution, which has long been a part of human reality. Our company has also expanded with new products and trends in the field of autonomous equipment for autonomous cleaning of premises and autonomous disinfection in industry.

Marek Puškár, SYSTECH Group


GOPALL is a unique system that ensures efficient pallet exchange between carriers during pallet transport. GOPALL helps to solve the pallet debt already during transport planning and at the same time allows the carrier to get rid of empty pallets near the unloading. As a result, they have their hands free for further transport and are not limited by the direction or load capacity of the COOPERATIVE PALLET EXCHANGE.

Milan Muňko, Gopall

The future of logistics is influenced by robotics guided by machine vision and artificial intelligence

Thanks to significant technological progress, the automation of industrial processes is gaining momentum. Introducing robots into logistics processes increases productivity and performance, saves time and money, and last but not least, eliminates the risk of workplace injuries. The market offers several automation options. One of them, which plays an important role in this direction and holds a leading position, is the automation enabled by advances in robotic 3D vision and artificial intelligence. These two elements and their combinations play a significant role in automated material handling in logistics and production processes.
The advantage of this method of automation is the possibility of recognizing objects of different size, shape and material, which can also be arbitrarily stored, oriented and even overlap each other. Photoneo will demonstrate this through fully automated depalletizing and sorting solutions for packages and envelopes.
Subsequently, Photoneo will introduce the possibility of measuring fast-moving objects and how to sort them based on dimensions. The company will also present its autonomous mobile robot, which does not need any magnetic tapes or other infrastructure adaptations to move, as it moves using 3D vision.

Jozef Vereš, Photoneo

Fortune favors the flexible

In today’s world of constant changes brought about by rapid technological advancements and unforeseen circumstances like the covid-19 pandemic, it is crucial for one to be flexible and able to adapt quickly and seamlessly to changing market conditions. Jim Whitehead, Central European Distribution Director for Tesco Stores, will talk about how to actively evolve one’s distribution network and business blueprint to be adaptable and flexible to business and market changes, global issues and the environment. He will also discuss the steps that Tesco has taken to tackle one of the most important challenges in today’s retail industry: food waste.

Jim Whitehead, Tesco


How to streamline supplier cooperation with chains?

Retailers open up to their suppliers and unlock opportunities for interoperability. Their interactions change from fighting for margins to finding real shared value. In the presentation, representatives of CHEP CZ, PENNY Market CZ and UNILEVER will introduce you to the pallet pooling system as a service that significantly improves the strategy of their supply chains.

Pavel Hampejs, Unilever ČR
Miroslav Voleský, CHEP
Tomáš Kubza, Penny Market Czech Republic

Being Eco friendly to your environment and Improving Logistic efficiency at same time is the right way to go

Topic is about how Rossmann improve Logisitc efficiency with K.Hartwall  (Eco friendly products, no foil, cardboard, faster manipulation in stores, WHS) and how Rossmann improve their KPIs like DoH, SL to stores, higher shelf availabitly in storts, lower stock levels, etc

Igor Ciric, K. Hartwall
Speaker 2

MATTONI 1873 – Development of society from the point of view of the supply chain

The company MATTONI 1873 a.s. (until 31 January 2020 under the name Karlovarské mineralní vody a.s.) has undergone a number of fundamental changes over the past almost thirty years, which have gradually led it to the position of the largest distributor of soft drinks in Central Europe. Of course, these changes also affected the area logistically. In his contribution, Group Supply chain director Roman Dittrich will talk about the requirements of the company’s rapid growth for the operation of a modern logistics system and how a flexible and efficient logistics system and new supply chain projects can contribute to the company’s development goals.

Roman Dittrich, MATTONI 1873


The aim of this program part is to introduce “logistics in practice” and to provide information about interesting projects directly from managers of important logistics centers in the Czech Republic. It is a unique opportunity to get to know the latest operating systems and trends in storage, supply chain management and on-site distribution.