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Conference Agenda


Agenda at a Glance


Day 1
Day 2
AM
THEME 1:
Inventory Optimisation
THEME 5:
Last Mile Delivery
THEME 2:
Network Redesign
THEME 6:
Data Management & Analytics
Lunch and Networking
PM
THEME 3:
Biz-Tech Alignment
THEME 7:
Labour & Talent Management
THEME 4:
Globalisation, External Policies & the Changing World
Networking Drinks

Day One - Agenda Highlights


THEME 1: Inventory Optimisation
08:30 - 09:00
Action Your Forecasting Through Effective Demand Management
  • Creating accurate forecasting through an agile workflow
  • Maximising on-shelf availability through cross-silo collaboration
  • Maintaining seamless execution in the face of disruption
09:00 - 09:30
Order Management for Omnichannel Fulfilment: How to Move Your Inventory and Where From?
  • Strategies to achieve optimal inventory allocation
  • Choosing the right node based on origin of demand
  • Leveraging route optimisation – Store vs. FC, etc
09:30 - 10:00
Build a Robust Supply Chain Network with a Centralised Replenishment Strategy
  • Inventory redistribution through automated reporting and clear replenishment processes
  • Using advanced algorithms for centralised replenishment
09:30 - 10:00
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Work with Your Suppliers, Not Against Them
  • Sharing data for big gains – tackling data governance to improve the value proposition for all parties involved
  • Drop-ship: Leveraging your supplier’s distribution network to boost your product range, agility, and more
  • Multi-tier supply chain visibility - improve inventory availability, lowered risk and reduced planning cycles
Theme 2: Network redesign and optimising existing resources
08:30 - 09:00
Making eCommerce Profitable by Redesigning Your Network for an Omnichannel Business
  • Network redesign to support exponential growth in eCommerce
  • Meet current and future demand patterns - how to incorporate your capacity and supply requirements
  • Rework the role of existing nodes and ways to create new nodes e.g. stores, partners
09:00 - 09:30
Increasing the Speed of Fulfilment by Maximising the Number of Distribution Nodes
  • Enhance your fulfilment strategy - FC vs. drop-ship, in-store fulfilment vs. store to store fulfilment
  • Stores as a network enhancer – discuss click and collect, fulfilment from stores and returns
  • How to remove bottlenecks before shipping off for an eCom order
09:30 - 10:00
Mastering Returns Management: From Necessity to Core Strategy Component
  • Identify crucial “return” nodes to save costs and maintain customer satisfaction
  • Extending visibility to returned inventory to retain profits, avoid markdowns or losses
  • Making returns your competitive advantage through improved customer experience
THEME 3: Biz-Tech Alignment: Achieving ROI from Technology Investment
08:30 - 09:00
Case Study: Warehouse Automation: The Why, What and How?
  • John Lewis case study of warehouse automation
  • Key ingredients for successful implementation and delivery of ROI
  • Optimise warehouse capability and increase efficiencies
09:00 - 09:30
Inventory Tracking and Visibility: Making the Appropriate Choice Before a Major Tech Investment
  • Creating a single view through integration
  • How to tackle the challenges of a major technology implementation
  • How to measure the success of your newly implemented tech systems
09:00 - 09:30
Organisational Readiness for Onboarding a Tech Transformation Project
  • Develop a comprehensive ‘people’ strategy to ensure a smooth tech roll-out
  • Structuring your change-management strategy to cope with changing requirements during the roll-out
  • How to encourage your workforce to be drivers of your tech transformation
THEME 4: Globalisation, External Policies and the Changing Political World
08:30 - 09:00
Planning for BREXIT: Preparing for Multiple Options of Your End-State Supply Chain Network
  • Supply network planning for post-BREXIT to minimise risk and maintain margins
  • Demand network planning - methods to minimise the post-BREXIT impact
  • Total distribution network planning – addressing potential issues e.g. cost, speed of fulfilment, tax, customs
09:00 - 09:30
Cross-border eCommerce: How to Scale Supply Chain Readiness for the Global Market
  • Cross-border eCommerce fundamentals
  • Partnerships for cost-effective global expansion
  • Key tips on managing customer expectations

Day Two - Agenda Highlights


THEME 5: Last-mile delivery experience and city logistics
08:30 - 09:00
Customer-Driven Delivery: Evolve Delivery from Cost-Centre to Brand-Differentiator
  • What are the last mile preferences from country to country?
  • The real issues of urban logistics - formulating an effective urban delivery strategy
  • Building your delivery menu - striking the right balance between options, price and customer needs
09:00 - 09:30
The Final Mile Brand Experience: Retaining Accountability and Ownership
  • The changing nature of city logistics - investigate the impact of increased urban deliveries on your business
  • Engage your last-mile partners on delivery expectations to ensure a seamless brand experience
  • Discover how to elevate customer experience
09:30 - 10:00
Champion the Processes and Technologies Necessary for Successfully Executing Multi-Carrier Last-Mile Networks
  • Gaining ‘Uber-like’ visibility - build or buy a full-visibility dashboard?
  • Building a network strategy to support evolving expectations
  • Leveraging technology for execution by improving visibility into in-transit shipments and managing external partners
Theme 6: Data management and analytics
08:30 - 09:00
Listen to Your Customer Data – It’s Telling You Your Next Best Move
  • Learn what your customer wants before they want it
  • How to curate your inventory to localised demand using customer data
  • Putting insight into operations – how to use customer feedback to improve your offering
09:00 - 09:30
Demand Shaping Through Complex Forecast Modelling Tools and Improved Analytics
  • Achieve accurate and dynamic forecasting through advanced analytics
  • Choosing the right metrics to track - from seasonality to customer trend metrics
  • Predictive and prescriptive analytics - gain deeper insight and actionable recommendations for key decision-making
09:30 - 10:00
Expand Your Network through Effective Supplier-Retailer Relationships
  • Leverage shared inventory data to boost product range availability and agility
  • How to align demand with stock levels and the major benefits
  • Putting insight in action to drive your operational reality
Theme 7: Labour & talent management
08:30 - 09:00
Optimising Warehouse Capacity & Labour During Seasonal Highs and Lows in Demand
  • Attracting and nurturing labour during high-demand seasons
  • Improving workforce efficiency - how to optimise stock-sequencing
  • Optimising warehouse capacity by collaborating with off-season partners
09:00 - 09:30
Making Supply Chain Sexy: Aligning and Attracting the Right Skill Set for Supply Chain Planning and Strategy
  • Building a workplace for the next generation of leaders
  • Unite functional goals to help de-siloing and increase your supply chain agility
  • Throw dated corporate rules out the window – ways to encourage intrapreneurship, technology

Agenda at a Glance


Day 1
Day 2
AM
THEME 1:
Inventory Optimisation
THEME 5:
Last Mile Delivery
THEME 2:
Network Redesign
THEME 6:
Data Management & Analytics
Lunch and Networking
PM
THEME 3:
Biz-Tech Alignment
THEME 7:
Labour & Talent Management
THEME 4:
Globalisation, External Policies & the Changing World
Networking Drinks

Register Now

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Day One - Agenda Highlights


THEME 1: Inventory Optimisation
08:30 - 09:00
Action Your Forecasting Through Effective Demand Management
  • Creating accurate forecasting through an agile workflow
  • Maximising on-shelf availability through cross-silo collaboration
  • Maintaining seamless execution in the face of disruption
09:00 - 09:30
Order Management for Omnichannel Fulfilment: How to Move Your Inventory and Where From?
  • Strategies to achieve optimal inventory allocation
  • Choosing the right node based on origin of demand
  • Leveraging route optimisation – Store vs. FC, etc
09:30 - 10:00
Build a Robust Supply Chain Network with a Centralised Replenishment Strategy
  • Inventory redistribution through automated reporting and clear replenishment processes
  • Using advanced algorithms for centralised replenishment
09:30 - 10:00
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI): Work with Your Suppliers, Not Against Them
  • Sharing data for big gains – tackling data governance to improve the value proposition for all parties involved
  • Drop-ship: Leveraging your supplier’s distribution network to boost your product range, agility, and more
  • Multi-tier supply chain visibility - improve inventory availability, lowered risk and reduced planning cycles
Theme 2: Network redesign and optimising existing resources
08:30 - 09:00
Making eCommerce Profitable by Redesigning Your Network for an Omnichannel Business
  • Network redesign to support exponential growth in eCommerce
  • Meet current and future demand patterns - how to incorporate your capacity and supply requirements
  • Rework the role of existing nodes and ways to create new nodes e.g. stores, partners
09:00 - 09:30
Increasing the Speed of Fulfilment by Maximising the Number of Distribution Nodes
  • Enhance your fulfilment strategy - FC vs. drop-ship, in-store fulfilment vs. store to store fulfilment
  • Stores as a network enhancer – discuss click and collect, fulfilment from stores and returns
  • How to remove bottlenecks before shipping off for an eCom order
09:30 - 10:00
Mastering Returns Management: From Necessity to Core Strategy Component
  • Identify crucial “return” nodes to save costs and maintain customer satisfaction
  • Extending visibility to returned inventory to retain profits, avoid markdowns or losses
  • Making returns your competitive advantage through improved customer experience
THEME 3: Biz-Tech Alignment: Achieving ROI from Technology Investment
08:30 - 09:00
Case Study: Warehouse Automation: The Why, What and How?
  • John Lewis case study of warehouse automation
  • Key ingredients for successful implementation and delivery of ROI
  • Optimise warehouse capability and increase efficiencies
09:00 - 09:30
Inventory Tracking and Visibility: Making the Appropriate Choice Before a Major Tech Investment
  • Creating a single view through integration
  • How to tackle the challenges of a major technology implementation
  • How to measure the success of your newly implemented tech systems
09:00 - 09:30
Organisational Readiness for Onboarding a Tech Transformation Project
  • Develop a comprehensive ‘people’ strategy to ensure a smooth tech roll-out
  • Structuring your change-management strategy to cope with changing requirements during the roll-out
  • How to encourage your workforce to be drivers of your tech transformation
THEME 4: Globalisation, External Policies and the Changing Political World
08:30 - 09:00
Planning for BREXIT: Preparing for Multiple Options of Your End-State Supply Chain Network
  • Supply network planning for post-BREXIT to minimise risk and maintain margins
  • Demand network planning - methods to minimise the post-BREXIT impact
  • Total distribution network planning – addressing potential issues e.g. cost, speed of fulfilment, tax, customs
09:00 - 09:30
Cross-border eCommerce: How to Scale Supply Chain Readiness for the Global Market
  • Cross-border eCommerce fundamentals
  • Partnerships for cost-effective global expansion
  • Key tips on managing customer expectations

Register Now

Save up-to £500 with our Holiday Sale discount. Expires Today!


Day Two - Agenda Highlights


THEME 5: Last-mile delivery experience and city logistics
08:30 - 09:00
Customer-Driven Delivery: Evolve Delivery from Cost-Centre to Brand-Differentiator
  • What are the last mile preferences from country to country?
  • The real issues of urban logistics - formulating an effective urban delivery strategy
  • Building your delivery menu - striking the right balance between options, price and customer needs
09:00 - 09:30
The Final Mile Brand Experience: Retaining Accountability and Ownership
  • The changing nature of city logistics - investigate the impact of increased urban deliveries on your business
  • Engage your last-mile partners on delivery expectations to ensure a seamless brand experience
  • Discover how to elevate customer experience
09:30 - 10:00
Champion the Processes and Technologies Necessary for Successfully Executing Multi-Carrier Last-Mile Networks
  • Gaining ‘Uber-like’ visibility - build or buy a full-visibility dashboard?
  • Building a network strategy to support evolving expectations
  • Leveraging technology for execution by improving visibility into in-transit shipments and managing external partners
Theme 6: Data management and analytics
08:30 - 09:00
Listen to Your Customer Data – It’s Telling You Your Next Best Move
  • Learn what your customer wants before they want it
  • How to curate your inventory to localised demand using customer data
  • Putting insight into operations – how to use customer feedback to improve your offering
09:00 - 09:30
Demand Shaping Through Complex Forecast Modelling Tools and Improved Analytics
  • Achieve accurate and dynamic forecasting through advanced analytics
  • Choosing the right metrics to track - from seasonality to customer trend metrics
  • Predictive and prescriptive analytics - gain deeper insight and actionable recommendations for key decision-making
09:30 - 10:00
Expand Your Network through Effective Supplier-Retailer Relationships
  • Leverage shared inventory data to boost product range availability and agility
  • How to align demand with stock levels and the major benefits
  • Putting insight in action to drive your operational reality
Theme 7: Labour & talent management
08:30 - 09:00
Optimising Warehouse Capacity & Labour During Seasonal Highs and Lows in Demand
  • Attracting and nurturing labour during high-demand seasons
  • Improving workforce efficiency - how to optimise stock-sequencing
  • Optimising warehouse capacity by collaborating with off-season partners
09:00 - 09:30
Making Supply Chain Sexy: Aligning and Attracting the Right Skill Set for Supply Chain Planning and Strategy
  • Building a workplace for the next generation of leaders
  • Unite functional goals to help de-siloing and increase your supply chain agility
  • Throw dated corporate rules out the window – ways to encourage intrapreneurship, technology

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