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Are you getting the most from your logistics service provider? You can learn about the seven guiding principles for successful logistics outsourcing at Logistics Link South in February.

Prof. Alan Braithwaite of Cranfield’s Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management and LCP Consulting will be looking at the key issues in outsourcing at this new Logistics Manager Conference at Logistics Link South 2011.

Other sessions include:

Implementing effective distribution operations
How John Lewis’ new distribution centre in Magna Park has revolutionised the way the department store runs its supply chain with its new automated facility.
John Munnelly, General Manager, John Lewis Distribution Centre

Using “intelligent” EDI to deliver fresh product direct to stores.
How “intelligent” EDI has enabled Poundland to expand its product offerings to include fresh items, such as sandwiches, eggs, bread, milk and even ice-cream.
Scott Atkinson, supply chain continuous improvement manager and trading development manager, Poundland

The TAILgate Initiative: reducing road freight volume
A collaborative venture involving ELUPEG and OmPrompt that aims to reduce the total number of UK annual road freight movements by 1.5 per cent – that’s over 1.5 million movements – by 2017.
Stephen Rinsler, Director, Bisham Consulting

Embracing “lean thinking”
Peter Surtees, Director European Supply Chain, Kimberly Clark

Using automation for competitive advantage
Why Boots UK decided to centralise its all year round inventory in one central automated warehouse in Nottingham. Hear an explanation of the solution and a reflection on what made it a success.
Alan Penhale, Head of Supply Chain, Boots UK

Debate: Reverse Logistics: maximising the value from returns.
Hear experts discuss this hot topic, which covers everything from the WEEE Directive to multi-channel retailing.

Logistics Link South takes place at Sandown Park on 15th-16th February. Places at the conference can be booked from January. For full details visit:

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