Critical threats under scrutiny

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Critical threats to the supply chain will be the focus of an examination by Patrik Jansson, vice president, head of engineering and materials management operations at Sony Ericsson, at the Extended Supply Chain conference, which takes place in London from 16th to 18th April.

He will consider the importance of managing risk in the light of increased supplier vulnerability and recent natural catastrophes. He will also look at:
* what the threats are.
* How the supply chain can be collaboratively managed to mitigate risks as they arise and become more resilient.
* Identifying alternative sources of supply

ESC is attended by Europe’s most forward-thinking and innovative supply chain leaders. More than 40 speakers and 200 delegates will descend on London for the Extended Supply Chain conference which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year.

Among the other speakers, Jon Chorley, chief sustainability officer and vice president, supply chain management product strategy at Oracle, will look at: “The CEO-led supply chain transformation: one year on”.

Padraig Healy, executive director of supply chain operations at Dell, will be looking at the issues associated with supply chain alignment, managing transformational change, and improving customer experience while maintaining competitiveness. He will also consider strategies to improve performance while at the same time reducing costs.

Professor Alan Braithwaite will also consider changing nature of supply chains in his keynote address: “The Future: Supply Chain 2020. He will assess the big supply chain challenges of the next decade, as well as how supply chain now powers business strategy.

Gareth Deakin, head of business development at Sony Music UK, and Tony Matthews, head of e-commerce, supply chain solutions at arvato UK & Ireland, will consider the impact of the growing demand for e-commerce on retailers and their supply chain. In particular, they will look at how to manage multi-channel fulfilment cost effectively, and how it can drive sales and support customer loyalty.

Supply chain collaboration will also come under scrutiny at the talk lead by Garry Clamp of Vodafone.

Full details are on the Extended Supply Chain web site:

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