Contracts under scrutiny at LM Summit

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More than 60 per cent of respondents to the 2013 Logistics Manager State of the Market survey indicated that they operated a rolling 3PL contract with no fixed term. Is this the future of contract logistics?
And are traditional, fixed term contracts still suitable or are flexible/rolling contracts the way of the future?
These are just some of the questions that will be addressed at the Logistics Manager summit which takes place at Sandown Park on 12th February.
A group discussion led by Adam Chazanow, managing partner at Graphene Partners, will also look at the importance of contracts and ask if it is imperative for external partners to buy into the customer’s business model for the partnership to flourish?
The opening session will look at how the Spirit Pub Company has transformed its operation through collaborative logistics strategy enabling a greater focus on the customer experience.
Richard Tubey, supply chain & purchasing project manager, will discuss how it has build a collaborative relationship with its third party logistics provider that has since delivered a flexible, innovative supply chain solution and supported robust growth.
And Iglo, the company behind the Birds Eye brand, will talk about the development of its relationship with DHL.
A joint presentation from Peter Broome, Igo’s group distribution manager, and Gavin Lucas, DHL’s VP Operations, Life Sciences UK, will examine how do the two teams interact to ensure consistent results.
The Logistics Manger Summit takes place at Sandown Park, Esher. Alongside it will be the Logistics Link South Exhibition and the new Port to Shelf Exhibition which run from 11th to 12th February.
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