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 in March.
Here are some of the people who will be speaking at the conference:
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 as our industry takes advantage of a period of strong growth. As part of this work Mike 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. John was also chairman of Unique Logistics from 1992 to 2005. From 2000 to 2005 he was a DEFRA Advisor. He is a vice president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.
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. In addition, 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 and member of the Supply Chain Practice. Sebastian has a PhD in Logistics from the Business University of Vienna, has studied International Relations at Trinity College, Dublin, and holds an MA in Business Administration (Dipl.-Kfm.) from the University of Nuremberg.
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. Before joining Sainsbury’s, he held senior management positions with ASDA Wal*Mart, NFT Distribution, and Home Retail Group.
Import operations manager, Sainsbury’s
Jonathan leads a large operational team responsible for all freight movement for Sainsbury’s.
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 Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport. He was appointed CBE in 2004 for services to logistics and transport.
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. He has also been responsible for the Co-operative’s first use of outbound rail freight in the modern era.
Managing director, Hughenden Consulting
Hugh founded Hughenden was founded in September 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. Richard was awarded an OBE in 2013 for services to Business. He was also winner of the “Individual Contribution Award” at the “European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2010.
Customer supply chain and innovation manager, Mondelez International
Logistics and Supply Chain takes place at Dexter House in central London from Wednesday 18th to Thursday 19th March 2015.