Agenda

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Opening address – Simon Duddy – HSS Editor
Speaker
Simon Duddy
Editor
Handling and Storage Solutions
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Implementation challenges and tips for installing warehouse automation

Joe Metcalfe from Hatmill will share challenges, tips and best practice when installing warehouse automation.

Speaker
Joe Metcalfe
Consultant
Hatmill
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Session TBC
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Modernising the warehouse to support digital transformation

Inspired by Amazon, automotive salvage specialist Charles Trent is planning rapid growth by digitalising its business model. This will be powered by a warehouse revamp. The warehouse upgrade is project managed by Matthew Groves and he will explain how this is being achieved.

Speaker
Matthew Groves
Warehouse Project Manager,
Charles Trent
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Plastic RTP and the circular supply chain

To meet the demands of today’s fast paced supply chains, manufacturers are under constant pressure to improve the efficiency, accuracy and productivity of their operations while driving forward their sustainability goals. With 20 years’ experience delivering plastic returnable transit packaging (RTP) solutions, Goplasticpallets.com explains the important role plastic RTP plays in automated manufacturing and finished goods supply chains, and how it is helping customers achieve increased circularity.

Speaker
Steve Penney
UK Key Account Sales Manager
Goplasticpallets.com
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How do we keep up with customers’ demands for faster delivery?

Lead times are becoming faster and faster with 6 new e-grocery operations in London alone promising 10 minute fulfilment going live in 2021. What impact will this have on the traditional UK logistics network and what will need to evolve to ensure that customers’ needs can be met without operating costs becoming unsustainable?

Speaker
Chris Moss
Senior Manager
Consumer Goods & Retail at BearingPoint
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Session TBC
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Freeports - a boost for portcentric logistics?

Will freeports give a boost to portcentric logistics? What are the potential benefits for warehouse operations? What will landlords be able to offer occupiers on freeport sites? Tim Morris, Chief Executive, UK Major Ports Group (UKMPG) explains and takes questions on this crucial innovation for UK plc. UK Major Ports Group is the trade association for the UK’s largest port operators, including those engaged in freeports. It has nine members who, between them, own and operate over forty ports, accounting for more than 75% of the total tonnage handled by UK ports.

Speaker
Tim Morris
Chief Executive
UK Major Ports Group
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Session TBC
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Attracting and nurturing talent

It is vital to attract and nurture the very best talent for the logistics industry; careers are an essential engine of social mobility and we need to be committed to making the logistics profession increasingly equitable and inclusive. This presentation helps guide you on what your company can do in this vital effort.

Speaker
Clare Bottle
CEO
United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA)
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Session TBC
Final words
Speaker
Simon Duddy
Editor
Handling and Storage Solutions

The Protection & Asset Management Series,
will run for seven consecutive Wednesdays from October 2021. The series also includes: