Mission-Critical Change: Survive Brexit, Technology & Market Disruption: Future-Proofed, Collaborative & Agile Food & Drink Supply Chains Which Drive Value & Efficiency
08.30 Registration & Coffee
09.00 GIC Welcome, Interactive Voting Introduction & Morning Chair’s Opening Remarks
Katjes Fassin UK LTD
Supply Planning Manager
COST SAVINGS, VALUE, EFFICIENCY - HOT TOPIC PANEL
09.20 Maximise Efficiency, Minimise Costs! Driving Value & Productivity & Buffering Against Future Challenges With Cost-Effective Strategies For End-To-End Food & Drink Supply Chains
- Rising to the challenge of boosting cost efficiency with smart, innovative approaches for driving costs down to benefit the overall end-to-end supply chain
- Unlocking new opportunities to do things differently: how can we optimise systems, implement agile, lean processes and harness cost-effective technologies to maximise supply chain value?
- What does good practice look like? From vehicles to manufacturing to collaboration, identifying where we can innovate to reduce costs and drive efficiency
- Developing efficient, sustainable transport and logistics strategies to ensure availability and service whilst reducing expenses
Supply Chain Director
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd
AB Mauri UK & Ireland
Supply Chain Manager
Supply Chain Director
Avara Foods Limited
09.50 Boost Your Supply Chain Performance With Insights Into Truly Effective, Collaborative Retailer-Supplier Relationships In The Ever-Changing Retail Landscape
- From forecasting to availability to transport logistics, how can retailers and manufacturers better collaborate to improve efficiency and drive mutual success and profitability?
- Insights into future-proofing retailer-supplier relationships to collaborate effectively and adapt as online, discounters and new routes to market continue to develop
- How are discounters and new entrants to the food and drink retail market affecting historic supplier relationships with the “big 4”?
- Better understand the key drivers behind demand spikes to drive proactive, collaborative ordering
Guest Speaker To Be Confirmed
QUICK-FIRE PANEL - COLLABORATION Q&A
10.20 Retailer-Supplier Collaboration Q&A
Our panellists will take questions from the floor and share their best-practice advice and key learnings around mutually-beneficial retailer-supplier collaboration.
Logistics Manager, UK & Ireland
McDonald’s Restaurants Ltd
Senior Demand Planner
Customer Collaboration Demand Planner
Lindt & Sprüngli (UK) Ltd
10.40 Networking Breakouts & One-To-One Networking Opportunities
Get to know your fellow attendees and discuss the hot topics of the day in our informal networking breakout zones – join the groups discussing your priority or feel free to move around and get involved in different discussions. PLUS! Hear more about the latest technologies, software and supply chain solutions in an informal, one-to-one meeting over coffee. Places are limited and popular, so please book in advance to secure your place.
11.00 Morning Refreshment Break With Informal Networking
11.30 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner Speaker. Can you help retailers and manufacturers create lean, end-to-end supply chains? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
12.00 Smart Strategies For Leveraging Forecasting Analytics, New Technologies & Big Data To Ensure Accurate Forecasting In Demand-Driven Food & Drink Supply Chains
- How can we predict the future? Top tips for taking advantage of big data and forecasting analytics to better predict retailer and consumer demands and key trends and opportunities
- Identifying and measuring the most important KPIs to demonstrate forecasting results and prove its importance
- Exploring the latest tools and technologies which can help to drive forecasting accuracy and boost business performance
- What is the perfect roadmap to optimise S&OP strategies?
S&OP & NPI Demand Manager
STOCKHOLDING & AVAILABILITY
12.20 Advice On Best-Practice Inventory Planning To Strike The Right Balance & Reduce Stockholding & Availability Issues To Ensure You Meet Consumer Demands
- Insights into maintaining the right availability for the customer, without simply throwing stock at the problem
- What new tools are available which can help to improve inventory planning and reduce stock availability issues in today’s demand-driven supply chain?
- Suppliers can control stock availability up to a point – but how can we ensure on-shelf availability once it’s in the retailers’ hands?
- Practical advice for driving efficient replenishment operations to maximise stock availability and optimise customer service whilst reducing waste and costs
QUICK-FIRE PANEL - FORECASTING, STOCK-HOLDING & AVAILABILITY Q&A
12.40 Forecasting, Stockholding & Availability Q&A
Our panellists will take questions from the floor and share their best-practice advice and key learnings around effective forecasting, stockholding and availability strategies.
12.55 Lunch For Delegates, Speakers & Partners
INFORMAL PEER-TO-PEER DISCUSSIONS
13.30 Informal Peer-To-Peer Discussions (20 mins during lunch)
Sales & Operations Planning Manager
C) Talent & Workforce
Supply Chain Manager
Mitchells & Butlers
Head of Distribution UK&I
Cereal Partners Worldwide
B) Transport & Logistics
Head of Global Logistics Procurement
D) Supply Chain Change Management
Program Manager, Global Supply Chain Strategic Optimisation
McCormick & Company
13.55 Afternoon Chair’s Opening Remarks
Supply Chain Manager
14.10 Thrive In Evolving Market Conditions: From Brexit Uncertainty To Developing Technologies & Shifting Consumer Behaviours, Successfully Adapt To The Changing Face Of Supply Chains
- Proactive approaches to developing agile, long-term supply chain strategies in line with market changes and new developments to ensure you’re ready to respond effectively
- The big question on the radar: what will Brexit mean for food and drink supply chains in the UK and Europe? How could profitability, efficiency and labour availability likely be affected?
- Exploring the latest trends and developments in consumer behaviour and new technologies to understand how the market is shifting and devise successful, trend-led supply chain strategies
- What new challenges and opportunities are available to unlock in new, emerging markets?
The Bay Tree Food Co Ltd
Urban Fresh Foods Ltd (BEAR)
14.40 Best-Practice Advice For Adapting Supply Chain Strategies To Drive Sustainability, Remain Compliant & Meet External Stakeholders’ Expectations
From waste reduction and packaging improvements to minimising carbon footprints, where should we be focusing our energies to maximise sustainability in food and drink supply chains and fit our strategies with external stakeholders’ priorities and expectations? Which new regulations should we be aware of? Are there any new technologies which can help to advance sustainability strategies?
William Jackson Food Group
15.00 Bonus Session; Reserved For Exclusive Partner Speaker. Can you help retailers and manufacturers create lean, end-to-end supply chains? For more information on how to get involved, please call +44 (0) 20 3479 2299 or email email@example.com.
15.30 Networking Breakouts & One-To-One Networking Opportunities
Discuss the hot topics of the day in our informal networking breakout zones and get to know your fellow attendees.
PLUS! Hear more about the latest technologies, software and supply chain solutions in an informal, one-to-one meeting over coffee. Places are limited and popular, so please book in advance to secure your place.
15.50 Afternoon Refreshment Break With Informal Networking
TECHNOLOGIES & INNOVATIONS - HOT TOPIC PANEL
16.20 Take Advantage Of The Latest Technology & Data Developments, New Tools & Future Innovations To Streamline Supply Chain Processes & Advance Long-Term Strategies
- Leveraging competitive advantage with insights into the latest innovations in supply chain technologies which can help you stay ahead of the curve, not a step behind
- All about data? Exploring the potential of big data, automation technologies and the latest analytics tools to streamline processes, reduce human error and drive efficiency and accuracy in supply chains, from forecasting to tracking to measurement
- Avoiding the passing trends to identify the long-term opportunities: what can we do differently to maximise the value of existing, new and emerging technologies now and in the future?
- What’s on the horizon, not just in the UK and Europe, but in the USA and further afield?
Katjes Fassin UK LTD
Customer Service & Logistics Manager
16.50 Reflection Time & Co-Chairs’ Closing Remarks
17.15 Official Close Of Conference
Please check the website regularly for updates and newly confirmed speakers. For more information on how to get involved in The Food & Drink Supply Chain Conference – Efficient, Collaborative, Innovative please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on +44 (0)20 3479 2299.
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