Programme 2024

Programme of the Logistics Congress 2024

The Logistics Congress of 2024 focused on integrated logistics services and their upgrade with artificial intelligence, efficient implementation of MES systems inproduction, and improving production supply. The Congress has been discussing digitalisation, automation, and robotics in logistics, production logistics, and transport for many years, and now we took it a step further by including artificial intelligence. The greatest emphasis was be placed on regional presence and its impact on the efficiency of supply chains.

Arrival and registration

Opening of the Congress, Introductory Addresses and Award Ceremony

Welcome Address

Logistician of the Year Award Ceremony

Uspehi in dosežki logistov prispevajo k prepoznavnosti slovenske logistike. So temelj, na katerem gradimo nove ugledne logistične managerje in uspešna podjetja. Naj njihove zgodbe navdihnejo tudi vas.


How are Start Ups Shaping the Supply Chains Future

Learn how Plug and Play revolutionises logistics for global leaders through startup innovations, the world’s largest innovation platform ecosystem fostering technological advancements within Fortune 500 companies and the public sector. Explore cutting-edge logistics technologies that are reshaping the market, understand why continuous innovation is not just beneficial but necessary, and see how open innovation services are pivotal in propelling companies forward. Discover how strategic partnerships between startups and corporations lead to exceptional, industry-transcending outcomes, through real-world success stories. 

Key Future Trends in Logistics - outlook 2030

The global supply chain industry is intricate, expansive, and continuously evolving. The unforeseen pandemic of the century has caught everyone off guard, testing our supply chains during global crises. The need for agile and resilient value chains is now crucial, no longer merely an option and the demand for innovative technologies to transform supply chain operations and improve decision-making will only increase. This transition to digital has already highlighted its transformative potential, and we will delve into some use cases and see how organizations recognize the importance of leveraging digital technologies to their maximum capacity. The presentation will cover significant trends like Digital Transformation (AI, ML, Blockchain), ESG/Sustainability, Traceability, and Human Capital. Gaining a profound insight into the key trends shaping the supply chain’s future is vital for building resilience.



Consolidation of Belgian Distribution of Nestlé and PepsiCo (Best Practice Case)

Unlocking the Future: Prioritizing Shorter, Greener, or Smarter Supply Chains?

How can we achieve greater efficiency, effectiveness, and sustainability in supply chains simultaneously? This necessitates the adoption of new business models, as current revenue models often result in significant inefficiencies. How can this transition be accomplished? Existing cases illustrate the advantages for all stakeholders involved.

FjordFrende Collaboration Between Salmon Feed Producers Cargill and Skretting in Norway (Best Practice Case)

Lecture information will be added soon.


Collaboration in Digitalisation of International Trade with Blockchain Technology (Best Practice Case)

Digitizing international business: CargoX and Usyncro
Switching from paper to electronic versions of commercial documents offers enormous time and cost savings while improving security and transparency. Digitization in logistics is a growing market in which there are already several platforms and solutions that do not interact with each other. With the announced interoperability of CargoX and Usyncro, their platforms will enable direct cross-platform submission of documents. For example, a Usyncro user exporting to Egypt will be able to complete an ACI process via the CargoX platform without leaving the Usyncro user interface.


Future Logistics & How to Prepare for Changes



The logistics process begins with a demand, followed by ordering of goods, collecting them from the customer, supplying for production, internal movements, collecting finished goods from the warehouse, and finally shipping to the customer. The entire process is efficient, with minimal movements, complete transparency and guaranteed traceability.

Where can a third-party logistics provider be utilized? How can outsourcing logistics reduce overall logistics costs? What does a complete logistics service include?

Doubling the Efficiency of the Fulfillment Center with a Real-time Routing Using AI

At Gousto, when the distribution center was launched, they had a lot of efficiency challenges, as many processes were adapted for “standard” distribution centers, which are basically a little easier to manage. By using several artificial intelligence algorithms, we managed to double the efficiency of the distribution center, which effectively increased the net operating margin and at the same time enabled the rapid growth of the company. At the lecture, we will look at what challenges we encountered and how we solved them using artificial intelligence, from inventory optimization to real-time routing and managing and coordinating several centers at the same time.

Use of Artificial Intelligence in Container Scheduling to Increase Productivity (Best Practice Case)

We will describe how we used artificial intelligence to improve the process of disposing of containers from the Port of Koper. With Artificial Intelligence, we solve the problem of lack of data at the time of the ship’s arrival, about the transport of the container from Port of Koper to the final destination.
The introduced system will enable more optimal placement of containers inside the Port and thereby reduce the amount of unproductive movements, which lowers costs and increases the flow of cargo in the Port.



Synergies of AI and TMS: Optimisation of Business Processes and Increased Utilisation of Freight Capacities (Best Practice Case)

Discover the powerful alliance between Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Transport Management Systems (TMS) in an inspiring lecture! Together we will explore how this innovative technological fusion is changing the game in the logistics industry. Using practical examples and inspiring success stories, we will show how AI and TMS can increase efficiency, optimise processes and enable maximum utilisation of freight capacity.


Key Areas of Artificial Intelligence Application in Logistics - What will be Different from Now on


Evening event

Arrival and Registration


In order to succeed globally, companies require global partners. Over time, some companies have expanded their operations within the region and can now offer comprehensive logistics services throughout the area.

How have they achieved this? How does establishing a regional presence help them to position their clients more competitively?

Complete Transport Services as a Support to the Economy (Best practice case)

Transport and logistics are an indispensable part of our daily lives and the backbone of our economy. The turbulent situation on the international markets in recent years has repeatedly shown how important logistics is for the global economy and our daily lives. Slovenian Railways – Freight Transport, one of the leading rail transport companies and logistics service providers in the region, is continuously developing and optimising its services. Every day they prove that logistics services are an indispensable part of any successful business. The company’s Managing Director, Melita Rozman Dacar, M.A., will present some of the comprehensive solutions that support the business and development of their customers in Slovenia and abroad.

Region Entry via One Channel (Best practice case)

Milsped Group is a global logistics service provider with a robust presence in the Adriatic Sea, renowned for earning the trust of its customers and upholding a commitment to excellence. Our expertise in transport, customs brokerage, and state-of-the-art warehouse and distribution services reflects our dedication to staying at the forefront of evolving industry trends. Milšped Group goes beyond conventional logistics with its “One Channel in Region” principle. Pioneering the first integrated robotic logistics platform designed for e-commerce business, coupled with our unwavering commitment to service excellence, we position ourselves not merely as service providers but as long-term partners focused on delivering sustainable and innovative solutions.

Efficient Logistics from Sea to the End Customer in the Region (Best practice case)

Embark on a journey into the “New Customers” in my lecture “Efficient Logistics from Sea to the End Customer in the Region”. Explore the profound changes brought about by evolving consumer behaviors and the emergence of entirely new business models. Discover strategies tailored to meet the shifting demands of this new era, ensuring logistics and forwarding practices are optimized to navigate dynamic market shifts. Don’t miss out on uncovering key insights essential for success in this transformative landscape.


Key Challenges in Regional Supply (Best Practice Case)

In his forthcoming presentation, Simon Franko, Managing Director of BASF Adriatic, will immerse the audience in the world of the international chemical company BASF. Through the exploration of examples, best practices, and supply chain issues, Franko, with his extensive knowledge and experience, aims to inspire and captivate the audience. His talk will not be just about providing valuable lessons and solutions but also about instilling a sense of motivation and innovation within the industry. By openly sharing BASF’s successes and challenges, Franko will provoke others to reflect on some of the challenges faced by the industry.

From Sea to the Customer - Key Challenges

The lecture will center on rail freight delivery, shedding light on the primary challenges currently faced by operators, including issues related to infrastructure and workforce investment.

Impact of ESG Standards on Business in the Region


Welcome Address


In recent years, digitalisation has become a key focus area in the strategic plans of many countries, including ours. Despite this, the potential benefits of automation and robotics in logistics and transport have been largely overlooked. However, both logistics and transport companies and digital solution providers are now recognizing the importance of these technologies.

What opportunities are there for automation in transport? And, what digital solutions exist that go beyond the basic digitization of processes?

Dachser Future Terminal - Digital Twin @ILO (Best Practice Case)

Together with Fraunhofer IML, DACHSER has developed an innovation in general groupage logistics and put it into practice. In the so-called “@ILO-Terminal”, a complete digital twin of all packages, assets and processes of a transit terminal is created fully automatically and in real time. This speeds up inbound and outbound processes and up-to-date information is always available on where each package is located.

Robotized Warehouse Management System – case study Milšped Group

Lecture description will be added shortly.

Processes are 8 Times Faster with Automation and Robotics in Logistics (Best Practice Case)

Hella Saturnus Slovenia develops and manufactures automotive lighting, printed circuit boards and radomes. Two years ago, the company became part of the FORVIA family, and the merger with Fourecia has made the group the seventh largest automotive supplier in the world. The synergy has led to new projects at Hella Saturnus Slovenia, resulting in an increase in production space and.

The company was already facing a major space problem and had to rent an external warehouse. This significantly increased logistics costs and reduced logistical efficiency. It was decided to build a new logistics centre with an automated high-bay warehouse..

This presentation will show the journey that the logistics department has undertaken over the last three years after receiving approval for the largest investment in logistics space in the company’s history. We would like to show you how the planning of the new logistics processes and material flows was carried out, how all the necessary documents for the tender were prepared and how the selection of suppliers took place. We will also show you how we dealt with the changes and how we mastered the challenge of ensuring a smooth supply to production despite the very difficult operations caused by the construction work.

After construction, start-up and testing, we have signed the handover documents for the automated high-bay warehouse. We will tell you what we have gained and what we would do differently today.


Automated High-bay Warehouse for Stage Sets for the Bavarian State Opera (Best Practice Case)

The Bavarian State Opera has one of the largest opera stages in the world, covering 2500 square metres. The lavish sets for its performances are made in its own workshops and stored in special containers in many locations. With the increasing frequency of changing performances and tours, the logistics of storage, dispatch and delivery of the sets is of paramount importance. It is one of the few opera houses in the world that requires automatic storage and dispatch of scenery according to prescribed schedules.

RIKO used its engineering expertise in the field of automated storage and intralogistics systems to design and build a new automated scenery storage system for the Bavarian State Opera. This enables the customer to automatically store all scenery in one place.


Efficient Distribution Network Design and Automation in Delivery

Designing the Network of mini market shops, based on the expected demand with demographic data, the coverage of the network, the proximity of the end delivery points in e-commerce, the platform to assign automatically routes to vehicles for the delivery within 2 hours of the time of order.

Warehouse Optimization Through Automation (CANCELLED!)

Lecture information will be added soon.

How to Effectively Carry out Digital and Technological Modernisation

Closing of the 2nd day

Arrival and registration


Digitalization has become an essential aspect of modern manufacturing. Effective production monitoring provides us with visibility into the production process and additional information on where the product is currently placed in the production process. This information is crucial as it enables us to identify bottlenecks and areas that need improvement in the production process where we might be losing valuable time and money. Also in logistics. A well-implemented MES system can boost production efficiency and optimize internal logistics. The integration of artificial intelligence plays an integral role in achieving these goals.

What is the experience of implementation by the players in the sector? Where is the link between MES systems and logistics? How can effective implementation of MES systems impact logistics and lower OWH costs? What is the role of artificial intelligence? How to find the right solution? 

Effective Production Monitoring as a Prerequisite for Greater Efficiency in Production and Logistics (Best Practice Case)