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  • EVENT REVIEW: Total Supply Chain Summit – Manchester 2019

    The UK’s senior supply chain, distribution and logistics professionals converged on The Midland in Manchester for two working days of networking and connection building at the Total Supply Chain Summit.

    More than 60 delegates and a host of leading industry suppliers and solution providers talked through projects, objectives and challenges in a series of one-to-one business meetings and interactive seminars.

    BREXIT was, of course, addressed thanks to a seminar session by the UK Warehousing Association’s Chief Executive Peter Ward who discussed ‘Preparing for BREXIT’. His informative talk covered international contracts, incoterms, customs procedures and tariffs, plant, animal and forest products, managing uncertainty in the workplace, EU Settlement Scheme and future immigration policy.

    Other sessions included:-

    • Competence challenges in Supply Chain management in 2020 – Nicole Geerkens, Executive Director, European Logistics Association
    • Driver Health: Asking the awkward questions – Andrew Drewary, Road Safety & Collision Analyst, Road Safety Smart
    • Practical Realities of AI across the supply chain – Stephen Young, Commercial Manager, Peak ai
    • Picking onto pallets, the necessary evil of logistics – Richard Evans, Business Development Manager, Voiteq
    • Logistics and supply chain is the glue that holds the UK economy together – Peter Acton, Executive Chairman, Logistics Leaders Network

    The supplier roll call included BITO Storage Systems, Ceva Logistics, Opentext, Honeywell, Kite Packaging, Hermes, mda, Peak-Ryzex, TimoCom, Reply Logistics, Peak ai, Elanders Group, John Scott Works, Core Management Logistics, Triangle Information Management, BDP International, Metafour Software, Noatum Logistics, Voiteq, Sage, Aeropur, Brookes Supply, Sofco, Manhattan Associates, Autostore, Pallite, UKwsi and Kerry Logistics.

    Attending delegates included representatives from:

    • ABF- Speedibake
    • Accrol Papers
    • Agilent Technologies 
    • BAE Systems
    • Bakkavor
    • Beauty Bay
    • British Airways 
    • Buy it Direct 
    • Cargill 
    • Centurion Europe 
    • Community Integrated Care  
    • Consumer Paper Products
    • Co-op
    • Destiny Foods
    • Eiffage & Kier  
    • Ellison 
    • Finning UK 
    • Global 
    • Hallmark 
    • Hartley Botanic 
    • Huhtamaki Foodservice Delta
    • Involvement Packaging 
    • Loft
    • Lovespace
    • Lavazza Professional 
    • JD Sports Fashion 
    • Jupiter Marketing 
    • KTC Edibles
    • Kyowa Kirin International
    • Made.com
    • McBride 
    • Missguided
    • Mundipharma
    • Nestle UK&I
    • Nilfisk
    • Office Depot 
    • PepsiCo
    • Premier Farnell
    • Rexel UK 
    • Sainsburys 
    • Spirax Sarco Limited
    • Starbucks Coffee
    • Steadmans
    • Tekmar Energy 
    • The Collective
    • Thermac 
    • Trutex 
    • Victoria Plum
    • Visscher Caravelle
    • Vulcan Engineering
    • Weetabix

    Sarah Hendy, Managing Director at Forum Events, said: “It was fantastic to see so many delegates and suppliers make new connections during the event, illustrating just what an exciting time it is for the sector.

    “The Summit is a great way for the entire industry to come together under one roof – we can’t wait to welcome everyone back next year.”

    The 2020 Total Supply Chain Summit events will take place on:-

    18 & 19 May – Heythrop Park, Oxfordshire

    2 & 3 November – Hilton Manchester Deansgate

    For more information, visit www.totalsupplychainsummit.co.uk.


    Stuart O'Brien

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