Seminars

The full 2022 agenda

Times & sessions are preliminary and subject to change.

08:30 - 09:20

Registration, teas & coffees, table-top exhibition opens

09:20 - 09:30

Introduction

Simon Duddy - Editor, Handling & Storage Solutions

 

Session 1

Strategy

09:30 - 10:00

Session title: Supply Chain Strategy in times of Uncertainty

Speaker: David Noll, Manager, BearingPoint

Session synopsis: Supply Chains have seen significant strategic shifts over the last 5 years, a trend that will likely continue in the short and medium term. As businesses embark on the re-designing of their Supply Chain they realise that flexibility is key to a successful strategy, but how can you deal with known and unknown factors during the re-design while achieving competitive costs?


10:00 - 10:20

Session title: Helping disadvantaged people into logistics roles

Speaker: Marisa Baker, Divisional Manager, Encore Personnel

Session synopsis: Drawing on her own experiences as a warehouse picker/packer after a rough start in life, Marisa will detail how logistics companies can help bring disadvantaged people into the logistics workforce, creating a win-win for both employer and employee.


10:20 - 10:40

Session title: Supply Chain Strategy: The Cost of Resilience

Speaker: Simon Dixon, founder and CEO, Hatmill

Session synopsis: Historically we’ve benefitted from coupling efficient, inexpensive supply chain activities. Are those days now over? How can we build resilient supply chains? How do we minimise the costs? Who is willing to pay more for resilience?


10:40 - 11:00

Session title: Discussion Panel Q & A

Panel
  • David Noll, Manager, BearingPoint
  • Marisa Baker, Divisional Manager, Encore Personnel
  • Simon Dixon, founder and CEO, Hatmill
11:00 - 11:15

Break

Session 2

Automation

11:15 - 11:35

Session title: 2022: A fresh context for logistics?

Speaker: Kirsten Tisdale, owner, Aricia Consulting

Session synopsis: It’s been two years since we left the old normal behind and the ‘new normal’ became a cliché. Kirsten will use data from a variety of sources to give insights into the context in which UK logistics is now positioned and which point to some of the solutions.


11:35 - 12:00

Session title: Ocado on lessons learned from the Andover fire

Speaker: Alison Phillips, Head of Fire Safety, Ocado

Session synopsis: Join Alison Phillips, the Head of Fire Safety at Ocado Group, to hear about the lessons learned from the Andover fire in 2019 and hear how these lessons have enabled the business to become a leader in fire prevention and mitigation.

Alison Phillips is an innovative Risk Engineer with a career spanning over 20 years. She has held dynamic roles within consultancy, financial services and working directly for clients. Alison is now spearheading the fire safety strategy within Ocado Group.


12:00 - 12:30

Session title: Creating the Digital Distribution Operation of the Future

Speaker: Alex Stinton, Digital Model Realisation & Continuous Improvement Leader, GXO

Session synopsis: Reviewing the four pillars of the “Digital Agenda” at the heart of the Digital Distribution Operation of the Future project and how they inform GXO’s exploration of how the warehouse of the future might operate.


12:30 - 13:00

Session title: Discussion Panel Q&A

Panel
  • Kirsten Tisdale, Owner, Aricia Consulting
  • Alex Stinton, Digital Model Realisation & Continuous Improvement Leader, GXO

Session synopsis: TBC

13:00 - 14:00

Lunch

Session 3

Warehouse Space

14:00 - 14:20

Session title: Soaring Demand - The inside view on UK warehouse property

Speaker: Andrea Ferranti, Head of Industrial and Logistics Research at Colliers

Session synopsis: Andrea sheds light on the boiling hot UK warehouse market, where demand is fast out-stripping supply.


14:20 - 14:40

Session title: How to make the most of your warehouse space

Speaker: Clare Bottle, CEO, UK Warehousing Association (UKWA)

Session synopsis: Exploring the measures occupiers can adopt to maximise warehouse space within a healthy supply chain.


14:45 - 15:00

Session title: Discussion Panel Q & A

Panel:
  • Andrea Ferranti, Head of Industrial and Logistics Research at Colliers
  • Clare Bottle, CEO, UK Warehousing Association (UKWA)
15:00 - 15:15

Break

Session 4

Sustainability

15:15 - 15:35

Session title: The road to Sustainability is all around us

Speaker: Louisa Hosegood, Digital and Strategy Director Bis Henderson

Session synopsis: Louisa will give some food for thought on some of the less obvious ways to impact your warehouse and supply chain sustainability


15:35 - 15:55

Session title: Achieving the low-carbon warehouse of tomorrow

Speaker: Gary Brandwood, Owner, Perfect Sense Energy

Session synopsis: An overview of how a future warehouse would reduce its carbon footprint, take better control of energy security, cost and volatility whilst working toward a Net Zero carbon future. Covering tariffs, AI automation, robotics, electric vehicles, and bi-directional charging.


15:55 - 15:15

Session title: Discussion Panel Q & A

Panel:
  • Nick Hay, Non-Exec Chair ACS&T Logistics and former CEO of Fowler Welch
  • Gary Brandwood, Owner, Perfect Sense Energy
  • Chris Wallis, Business Development Manager, Kingspan

16:15 - 16:20

Session title: Closing comments

Presented by: Simon Duddy - Editor, Handling & Storage Solutions