What can you do to make your supply chain more responsive to the needs of your customers? This key issue will be up for discussion at the Logistics Manager conference in Birmingham next month.
Chris Dyson, head of supply chain for West South Europe at Nokia Siemens Networks, will look at the issues involved in responding to new distribution requirements and customer needs.
Reverse Logistics will also be under the microscope. Ian Rusher, head of global reverse logistics at Cisco will look at isolating the business drivers for reverse logistics and the impact that e-commerce has had on managing the costs of returns.
In addition, he will consider home based vs stores based delivery and returns; and maximising the efficiency of warehousing strategies for maximum cost-savings.
Other sessions include:
Maximising cost reduction and operational efficiency in global logistics: reviewing strategies and processes to maximise efficiency and spending in operations and distribution.
Streamlining warehouse processes to improve operational efficiency and customer service – aligning warehouse and distribution needs and practices.
Logistics procurement – adding value across the supply chain.
Eco-friendly logistics – evaluating costs, illuminating benefits.
RFID – benchmarking improved warehouse operations and inventory control.
Increasing collaboration with suppliers and customers to manage transport costs more effectively.