Leading logisticians tackle the big issues facing the industry

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The Logistics Manager Conference returns to Logistics Link Live at the National Exhibition Centre on 8th and 9th June.

Logistics Link Live is moving into the National Exhibition Centre on 8th and 9th June – co-locating for the first time with Subcon and The Tooling Show, giving visitors access to the complete event for manufacturing and production professionals from all parts of the supply chain.

A key feature of the event will be the Logistics Manager Conference. Sessions include:

Customer driven supply chain – responding to new distribution requirements and customer needs.
Chris Dyson, head of supply chain – south west Europe, Nokia Siemens Networks.

Reverse Logistics – Managing costs, cashing in on benefits.
Isolating the business drivers for reverse logistics and the impact that e-commerce has had on managing the costs of returns? Home based vs stores based delivery and returns; maximising the efficiency of warehousing strategies for maximum cost-savings. Ian Rusher, head of global reverse logistics, Cisco; Senior representative, ASDA; chair: Professor John Cullen, associate dean for knowledge exchange, University of Sheffield.

Trends, issues and challenges in Supply Chain Management and Logistics for 2011 and beyond.
Professor Alan Braithwaite, chairman – LCP Consulting, Visiting Professor – Cranfield School of Management.

Maximising cost reduction and operational efficiency in global logistics.
Reviewing strategies and processes to maximise efficiency and spending in operations and distribution.

Streamlining warehouse processes to improve operational efficiency and customer service.
Automating your warehouse to drive down costs and improve efficiency; aligning warehouse and distribution needs and practices; lessons to learn.

Eco-friendly logistics – evaluating costs, illuminating benefits.
Green fleets of the future – what’s on the horizon? Managing the costs of “green” distribution; reducing food miles with competitor collaboration. Chair: Roddy Martin, SVP – Global Supply Chain, CCI.

RFID – Benchmarking improved warehouse operations and inventory control.
Harris Makatsoris, senior lecturer – manufacturing and engineering systems, Brunel University.

Increasing collaboration with suppliers and customers to manage transport costs more effectively.
Working more closely with your partners to identify opportunities for further cost reduction; reviewing your service level agreements and establishing whether there is a clear business case to pass some of your costs onto your customers.

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