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Speakers

April 2024

Richard Werran, Global Director Food & Retail – BSI Group

“Standards and Certifications. Help or Hindrance?”

While standards are frequently viewed as impediments, I aim to showcase that standards and certifications serve as catalysts, driving efficient supply chain operations and facilitating seamless global trade.

  • Quality Assurance: Standards and certifications ensure consistent quality across ingredients and raw materials even processes across the supply chain.
  • Risk Mitigation: Compliance with international standards helps mitigate risks related to food safety, security, and environmental concerns.
  • Interoperability and Compatibility: Standards facilitate interoperability and compatibility among different supply chain nodes, systems, and organizations across the supply chain.
  • Market Access and Expansion: Certifications aligned with international standards open doors to global markets by ensuring that products meet the requirements of diverse regions.
  • Efficiency and Cost Reduction: Standardization simplifies processes, reducing the complexity of supply chain operations.

Jonathan Ogg, Senior Solution Architect – Sofco Ltd

“Streamlining planning to streamline production – A Case Study”

A case study on the deployment of the sofco production planning and scheduling system at Husqvarna’s UK Lawnmower Plant which transformed the planning process from a complex and unsustainable excel to a dynamic constrained planning system.

  • Introduction to Husqvarna and sofco
  • What were the drivers for Husqvarna to change the planning process?
  • Solution Overview
  • Project structure and delivery
  • Project Results and Key Learnings

Nicole Geerkens, Executive Officer – European Logistics Association

“Soft skills in Supply Chain Management.”

To improve the resilience of your supply chain you need to include change management. Soft skills will help you to achieve that goal.

  • Resilience
  • Change
  • Competences

October 2024

Jonathan Ogg, Senior Solution Architect – Sofco Ltd

Sarah Jones, CEO & Founder – Sarah Jones Coaching

“Supply Chain Leadership – Must Have Skills & Attributes in 2024”

The supply chain industry, and internal operations are now recognised as a critical component to business success, but what leadership skills specific to the industry – do you need in 2024?

  • Overview of leadership in supply chain
  • Employee factors and issues in the industry
  • What are supply chain employees looking for from your company?
  • Tools and techniques for supply chain leadership ‘must haves’.