Supply chain leaders from retailing and manufacturing will be examining latest developments in theory and practice at the Logistics and Supply Chain Conference which takes place later this month.
Not only that, there will be presentations from winners in the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, looking at what it takes to build a world-beating supply chain.
The value of the conference for continuous professional development has been recognised by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. Each day of the conference counts as five CPD hours.
British Gas was the overall winner in the 2014 supply chain excellence awards – and they will be explaining their award winning strategy.
The government recognises that smart meters deliver significant economic benefits and improve the consumer experience. They further recognise that completing the national rollout will be an enormous logistical and technical challenge for the industry, involving visits to around 30 million homes and small businesses and installing over 50 million meters by 2020. British Gas has taken a significant lead having installed over one million of the UK industry total target of two million by 2015.
Supply Chain Standard’s 13th annual Logistics & Supply Chain Conference not only has presentations from leading supply chain professionals – it also provides networking opportunities for supply chain executives looking for the latest information, insight and examples of best practice.
Matrix APA has become a leader in ethical sourcing and procurement. Amanda Lockley will explain how it has been disrupting the way the supply chain currently works by using a methodology that has already shown proven success in the supply chain approach – and most importantly the workers lives.
The conference will also look at developments in the motor industry. The UK’s motor industry has been a major success story over the past few years, and key to that has been strengthening supply chain relationships. Since 2011 global vehicle manufacturers have committed to over £5.5 billion worth of projects in the UK, with more value added down the supply chain. Jaguar Land Rover has been at the forefront of these developments. Michael Mychajluk, supply chain and external engagement manager, will outline the experience of a leading OEM and how to manage supplier relationships and expectations.
Sky Deutschland has devoted considerable effort over the past five years to transform its supply chain to enhance its focus on the consumer. Dr Sebastian Hauptmann, senior vice president, supply chain and procurement, will explain the transformation when he speaks at the conference. He will outline how to work with suppliers and sales to deliver a significant turnaround, using analytics and integrated data to achieve award winning results.
And Mondelēz, the parent of Cadbury, will also use the conference to examine its biggest logistics and supply chain challenge in 20 years. Jens-Ulf Hinze, customer supply chain and innovation manager at Mondelēz World Travel Retail, will describe how Mondelēz delivered a 14 month consolidation of DCs across Europe, completing the integration of the Cadbury’s business and providing a platform for its ‘One order, one delivery, one invoice’ promise to partners. Other benefits have included streamlining of administration and paperwork, and harmonisation of delivery terms.
Two logistics legends will open the second day of the conference. John Harvey CBE and Richard Hunt CBE, who members of the final senior judging panel at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards, will offer their thoughts on the quality and innovation of this year’s entrants, outlining what the judges saw in the winning submissions and offering tips for the future.
WHERE AND WHEN
Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th March 2015
Dexter House, central London.
Supply chain and external engagement manager, Jaguar Land Rover and Automotive Council UK Supply Chain Group Member
Mike has worked in the automotive industry for over 16 years and currently provides business support to the UK automotive supply chain. He has taken leadership of the Automotive Council Supply Chain ‘Access to Finance’ work stream.
John Harvey CBE
Co-founder and Chairman, Keswick Enterprises Group
In 1984, when chairman of SPD, John led the management buy-out of Tibbett & Britten from Unilever and Van Gend & Loos. He led Tibbett & Britten Group through the London Stock Exchange listing in 1986, up to its sale to Exel plc in a £328 million deal in 2004 – winning a Queen’s Award for Export Achievement.
Dr Sebastian Hauptmann
Senior vice president, supply chain and procurement, Sky Deutschland
Sebastian is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain as well as for procurement and facility management. He leads Sky Deutschland’s Continuous Improvement initiative. Prior to joining Sky Deutschland in 2010, Sebastian was part of the Leadership of McKinsey’s Global Transport Infrastructure & Logistics sector.
Head of supply chain, non-food, Sainsbury’s
Iain has been head of supply chain, non-food at Sainsbury’s since September 2012 having joined Sainsbury’s in May 2009. He is responsible for the retailer’s Origin Pick programme, where cases are picked and assembled by store at locations across Asia and the Indian Sub Continent.
Import operations manager, Sainsbury’s
Jonathan leads a large operational team responsible for all freight movement for Sainsbury’s.
Head of CSR, Matrix APA
Matrix APA is a creative design and procurement company, that is expert in the sourcing and manufacture of on-trend products for brands and retailers across the globe. It builds relationships in Asia with factories that are committed to continuous ethical improvement.
Richard Hunt CBE
Chairman, London Ambulance Service
Richard was Chief Executive, Exel Europe, (now DHL), and Chief Executive of the Aviation Division of Go Ahead Plc. He served as Chairman and President in the UK and more recently International President of the CILT.
Supply chain programme director, Saint Gobain.
Alistair Charatan is supply chain programme director, Saint Gobain. Before that he was logistics programme director at Aggregate Industries, which supplies a wide range of construction materials. From 2008-12 Alastair was director of supply chain programme, Travis Perkins Group.
Project manager – logistics strategy, The Co-operative Food
Justin joined the Co-operative Group in 1994. Following several years as Regional Transport Manager for Scotland, Justin has more recently been working on implementing transport operations in the Co-operative Food’s new composite DC network.
Managing director, Hughenden Consulting
Hugh founded Hughenden was founded in 2001. It is an international, specialist consultancy, specialising in sales forecasting, inventory optimisation, production planning & scheduling, materials planning and sales & operations planning.
Global industrial logistics director, Unipart Logistics
A fellow of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport and strategic advisor to leading blue chip companies in supply chain and logistics. He is known internationally in the supply chain business and has been responsible for numerous developments of national distribution centres and resolving supply chain issues.
Richard Wilding OBE
Professor of supply chain strategy, Cranfield University
Supply chain risk is a key focus of Richard’s research within the context of an organisation’s overall supply chain strategy, enabling companies to create competitive advantage. He is a Director and Trustee of CILT UK.
Customer supply chain and innovation manager, Mondelez International
Jens-Ulf Hinze is a member of the senior leadership team at Mondelez World Travel Retail. In 2011 he played a key role in the integration of Cadbury International Travel Retail following its acquisition.
Supply chain director, Anite
David was appointed supply chain director in December 2011. Before joining Anite, David worked for two of the leading global manufacturing companies, Sun Micro Systems and Raytheon Defence Systems.