The Spirit Pub Company supplies more than 1,200 pubs around the country and food has become a competitive weapon in this most competitive of markets.
The company has transformed its operation through collaborative logistics strategy enabling a greater focus on the customer experience.
How it has done this will be explained by Richard Tubey, supply chain & purchasing project manager, when he speaks that the forthcoming Logistics Manager Summit.
Following a 2011 review, Spirit found a food distribution strategy with poor performance and frequently missed KPIs, resulting in operational difficulties and increased costs.
After reviewing potential solutions Kuehne + Nagel were nominated as preferred supplier. This collaborative relationship has since delivered a flexible, innovative supply chain solution and supported robust growth.
The theme of the summit is “Outsourcing and Third Party Logistics”. It will look at the pros and cons of outsourcing as well as looking at the experiences of organisations that have taken logistics operations back in house.
Contract terms will come under scrutiny as well as how to get the best out of your 3PL.
There will also be a session looking at the role of a Lead Logistics Provider, which will also consider whether LLPs and 3PLs can lead supply chain transformations.
The Logistics Manger Summit takes place on Wednesday 12th February at Sandown Park, Esher.