Monday 5th Dec 2016 - Logistics Manager

Have you got the skills to be a supply chain director?

Have you got the skills to be a supply chain director? That’s the question posed by Professor Richard Wilding, when he opens the Logistics & Supply Chain conference later this month.

Professor Richard Wilding.

Professor Richard Wilding.

Wilding will analyse the skills and knowledge employers look for in a supply chain director, looking at both the “Technical Supply Chain” Intelligence (IQ) and “Relational Supply Chain” Intelligence (EQ).

Wilding is professor & chair of supply chain strategy at Cranfield University School of Management, and is currently chairman of the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport.

He will also look at education and training provision as well as the importance of continuous professional development.

There will be a host of industry leaders discussing processes and challenges in the supply chain, including Richard Locke, head of general merchandising and analytics at Ocado, who will be talking channel management in the supply chain. He will look specifically at the last mile, the environment, set delivery times and training.

Mark Gaw, head of supply control at Booths, the high end supermarket chain and winner of the technology category at the European Supply Chain Excellence Awards 2015. Gaw will analyse how to improve and strengthen the supply chain by using technology.

Diageo will be represented by Paula Sheils-Ryan, the consumer goods company’s demand planning development manager. She will be talking about how important good training, support and progressing in the future is. Spirit Pub Company, who won last year’s Environmental Improvement category, will be focussing on sustainable standards at the conference, which takes place on 19th and 20th April 2016 in Central London.

LSC16_logo_stackedOther speakers at the event include Carlsberg supply chain academy director Neil Bales, who will discuss the importance of people and sales and operation planning. Lego’s operations director Calum Lewis will ask the question: how accurate is forecasting, and how can it help manage the inventory and control costs?

Debenhams, Nestlé, and the Co-operative, as well as many others, will also be speaking at the conference.

The Logistics and Supply Chain Conference takes place on 19th and 20th April 2016 at The Waldorf Hilton in Aldwych, Central London.

Full details at: www.logisticsandsupplychainconference.co.uk