• TPM25
  • March 2-5, 2025 | Long Beach Convention Center

Jens Larsen

APL Logistics

Global Head of Order Management

Having worked in global supply chain management for almost 30 years, Jens Larsen is widely recognized for his expertise in designing, developing and running global supply chain logistics programs, gained through collaboration with industry-leading companies across the world. Within APL Logistics, Larsen leads the design, development and ongoing commercial oversight of the company’s global Order Management suite of products. Under his leadership, APL Logistics and its customers are rapidly developing and adopting advanced order planning solutions.

Singapore-based APL Logistics is a leading provider of global order management solutions. Part of the KWE Group, APL Logistics operates at more than 120 locations across more than 60 countries.

Sessions With Jens Larsen

Monday, 4 March

  • 03:05pm - 03:40pm (PST) / 04/mar/2024 11:05 pm - 04/mar/2024 11:40 pm

    TPMTech: Using Demand Planning to Overcome Visibility Shortfalls

    To many in the world of international logistics, visibility is a Band-Aid, not an elixir. Needing data about where a shipment is, especially if receipt of the data requires payment to a third party, is a sign of insufficient data quality from carriers and facilities across modes. But on a deeper level, it’s also a sign that an organization is so reliant on a specific shipment that it needs data about its whereabouts at key junctures because the price of not knowing is more costly. And that, at its core, is a failure of demand planning. Not having reliable enough forecasts of what’s needed, and where, puts a logistics department at an immediate disadvantage. That’s because logistics is then reacting to an in-the-moment need from another group in its organization. And the last-minute nature of that need means it needs to be followed more closely — i.e.,, with visibility — to ensure that shipment doesn’t go awry, potentially spoiling a seasonal promotion or a production line. In this session, logistics providers will describe how improving planning and forecasting upstream can alleviate some of the reliance on in-transit visibility.