Logistics Link Live set to kick off

By Freddie Pierce
Some of the biggest leaders in the logistics world will be on hand from June 8-9 at the Logistics Link Live in the UK. Events in the logistics tradesho...

Some of the biggest leaders in the logistics world will be on hand from June 8-9 at the Logistics Link Live in the UK.

Events in the logistics tradeshow include:

Customer driven supply chain – responding to new distribution requirements and customer needs

Chris Dyson, head of supply chain – south west Europe, Nokia Siemens Networks.

Reverse Logistics – Managing costs, cashing in on benefits

Isolating the business drivers for reverse logistics and the impact that e-commerce has had on managing the costs of returns? Home based vs stores based delivery and returns; maximising the efficiency of warehousing strategies for maximum cost-savings. Ian Rusher, head of global reverse logistics, Cisco; Senior representative, ASDA; chair: Professor John Cullen, associate dean for knowledge exchange, University of Sheffield.

Trends, issues and challenges in Supply Chain Management and Logistics for 2011 and beyond

Professor Alan Braithwaite, chairman – LCP Consulting, Visiting Professor – Cranfield School of Management.

Maximizing 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.
Automating your warehouse to drive down costs and improve efficiency; aligning warehouse and distribution needs and practices; lessons to learn.

Eco-friendly logistics – evaluating costs, illuminating benefits

Green fleets of the future – what’s on the horizon? Managing the costs of “green” distribution; reducing food miles with competitor collaboration. Chair: Roddy Martin, SVP – Global Supply Chain, CCI.

RFID – Benchmarking improved warehouse operations and inventory control

Harris Makatsoris, senior lecturer – manufacturing and engineering systems, Brunel University.

Increasing collaboration with suppliers and customers to manage transport costs more effectively

Working more closely with your partners to identify opportunities for further cost reduction; reviewing your service level agreements and establishing whether there is a clear business case to pass some of your costs onto your customers.

For more information, check out the event listing here.

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