Monday 28th Sep 2020 - Logistics & Supply Chain

ELSC highlights award winning supply chains

The European Logistics & Supply Chain conference will highlight the achievements of the winners of the 2015 Supply Chain Excellence Awards, with presentations from some of the winning teams.

European Logistics & Supply Chain Conference

Rohde & Schwartz took the honours in the Hi-Tech, Communications And Electronics Category last year and Klaus Buchwald, vice president corporate supply chain, will be talking about the group’s supply chain strategy. Buchwald is responsible for the global end-to-end supply chain for all business units.

In particular, he will focus on how supply chain organisations achieve high innovation and 100 per cent customer specific solutions; provide an insight what is a “one day plant” by using LEAN principles across the entire supply chain management organisation. He will also discuss the Internet of Things, and analyse what is becoming a “learning organisation” based on a change of culture.

Winner of the Customer Service and Supply category was Telefónica UK. Nicky McGroarty, head of supply chain and commercial planning, and Richard Needham, head of supply chain services, will explain how this was achieved. In particular, they will analyse how to improve and strengthen the supply chain by using excellent methods of customer experience and looking at the environmental impacts of responsible recycling.

Having spent most of her early career in Retail McGroarty decided to move into Telecommunications in 2003 and joined Telefónica O2. Not long after the move Nicky moved from finance to supply chain and now runs the supply chain for the UK business. Needham has over 20 years supply chain experience and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Logistics and Transport. Having spent most of his career in the Cable TV industry including more recently Virgin Media Richard decided to move to Telefónica in 2012 and is now responsible for the UK supply chain Operations team.

Thomas is just one of the outstanding supply chain professionals who will be speaking at the conference which takes place in Brussels from 18th-19th October.


Though Leadership Partner: DSI

DSI® is the digital supply chain platform company that creates mobile-first and cloud supply chain solutions for the digital economy. We create and deliver world-class technology solutions that enable DSI customers to run their businesses more efficiently, reduce costs and drive growth with extended supply chain visibility.


Workshop Partner: Honeywell Vocollect Solutions

Honeywell Vocollect Solutions is a leading provider of innovative voice-enabled workflow and data collection solutions that help companies with mobile workers run a better business. Our Vocollect™ voice solutions save companies more than $20 billion annually by optimising operations, improving business decision capabilities, and delivering the industry’s premier worker experience. Together with a global team of 2000+ Vocollect Certified Professionals we enable almost one million workers worldwide every day.



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