Supply Chain Conference 2020: Day Two Highlights

In a year when sustainability is the buzzword for supply chains it was prophetic that Sky were the Overall Winner at the Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2019. As winners of The Ethical Supply Chain Award Sky demonstrated it was a business that had ethical, social and environmental awareness fused into the very fabric of its cultural DNA, from climate change to human rights, across every aspect of its supply chain.

Those attending Day Two of the Supply Chain Conference 2020 will be able to hear from Giles Harvey, group supply chain director at Sky, to discover how it has implemented such policies throughout the organisation.

Harvey is followed by the winner of the Customer Service Award, Heineken, where its on-trade customer operations manager Paula Masterson, talks about the processes and ways to improve customer care.

The morning of Day Two will be punctuated by a table top discussion between delegates discussing common industry issues including robotics and automation; horizontal collaboration; inventory management and ethical supply chains.

Alfred Muthunathan, chief information officer at CPL Aromas will then look at how the fragrance house is creating a digital supply chain to improve efficiencies – including how it improves service, cost, agility and inventory levels – while Beata Wojna, aviation End-2-End lead at Shell will address its approach to robotics process automation frameworks.

While the UK may have left the European Union, the shape of its trading relationship with its largest trading partner after the 1 January 2021 is uncertain. Duncan Buchanan, policy director at the Road Haulage Association will guide delegates through the realities of Brexit.

Vinesh Patel, senior manager – mobile UK – at Sky, will look at what it takes to make the last mile profitable and improve customer satisfaction levels while Eirini Etoimou, group procurement manager at Odeon & UCI Cinemas will address the financial and organisational impact of sustainability .

Closing Day Two will be Tony Bury, group supply chain director, at dairy giant Lactalis McLelland will discuss the concept of Cost-to-Serve, looking at how to achieve profitability, transparency and visibility, as well as suggesting ways to maintain costs to achieve the needs of customers.

Bury is followed by Dr Jonathan Gorst of Sheffield Hallam University comparing bricks and mortar stores to e-commerce retailers and analysis what impact it has had on the retail and supply chain industry.

The Supply Chain Conference 2020 is the must-attend event for supply chain professionals, featuring industry-leading best-practice from award-winning businesses. Day One includes speakers from companies including Henkel, Central England Co-operative, SPAR International, tails.com, Coca Cola European Partners and many more… which makes attendance essential.

The 17th annual Supply Chain Conference also gives you the opportunity to hear from winners and finalists of the 2019 Supply Chain Excellence Awards as to how they successfully transformed their supply chain. You can also gain up to 10 CPD hours from attending the conference.


Exhibition Partner:
DP World London Gateway, the UK’s most integrated logistics hub, comprises a state-of-the-art, semi-automated, deep-sea container terminal and Europe’s largest development space for warehousing and distribution facilities. Opened in November 2013, the port is one of the fastest growing container terminals in the world – handling goods arriving into the UK from every corner of the world. It features the UK’s longest container rail terminal, which provides links between UK, European and Chinese destinations.

Workshop Partners:
Descartes Systems Group is a global leader in providing on-demand, Software as a Service solutions that improve operational efficiency, regulatory compliance and security for logistics and supply chain operations. In the UK this includes e-Customs for customs declarations now and post Brexit, Routing and Scheduling for deliveries and collections, Telematics, Mobile Applications such as electronic Proof of Delivery, third-party Transport Management, Dock Appointment Scheduling and Yard Management and road transport compliance management solutions for tachograph analysis, Earned Recognition and driving licence verification with DVLA

Wakeo provides a SaaS platform to bring real-time visibility on B2B international and multimodal flows (sea, air and road). Thanks to data science, Wakeo helps shippers and forwarders anticipate delays proactively to optimize transport operations and significantly improve their customer experience.

To find out more go to: Supplychainconference.co.uk

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