Companies in the FMCG sector have saved more than 75 million miles over the past four years through multi-lateral collaboration on transport.
How they have achieved this, and what the business implications are, will be examined by Heriot-Watt researcher Dr Andrew Palmer at the 1-2-1 Supply Chain Excellence Suummit in Birmingham next month.
You can find out more about the Nissan way of working at the summit, when Bruce Taylor, head of operations, sets out the company’s lean philosophy and what it means in practice.
Nissan is one of eight major case studies that will be presented at the Summit which is designed to bring together shippers and their partners to focus on new ways to solve the industry’s most pressing issues both today and in the future.
Key issues include:
* Supply chain as a growth driver in the new global climate
* Fragile networks: Identifying supply chain disruptions and risk in volatile times
*Fuel for thought: Managing increasing costs in the supply chain
* Strategic Co-opetition: Value of relationships in the networked economy
The Summit will also include a series of interactive round table discussions.
Venue: Maple House, 150 Corporation Street, Birmingham B4 6TB.
Date: 17th November 2011
Attendance at the summit is complimentary – but it is limited to 100 senior supply chain professionals. If you would like to attend you can find details at: www.121supplychain.com