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Supply Chain Resilience Programme

Chair's welcome and Logistics UK introduction

Discover more about Logistics UK's commitment to providing valuable guidance and support to the logistics industy in effectively managing potential disruptions to supply chains in the UK.

Phil Roe, President, Logistics UK


Keynote - Government's view of UK supply chains and plans for the future

We delve into some of the Government initiatives dedicated to enhancing the resilience of the UK’s logistics operations and domestic and international supply chains. How can we establish a robust and adaptable supply chain framework capable of withstanding disruptions and promoting sustainable growth?

Nusrat Ghani, Minister of State, Department for Business and Trade


Panel session - Supply chain visibility: from IT solutions to supplier relationships 

This session addresses the importance of achieving maximum visibility of your supply chain, from both a goods movement and supplier management perspective. We explore how understanding and optimising these two key aspects can help businesses enhance their overall operational efficiency and resilience.

Chair: Richard Tucker, Director of New Business Development - Supply Chain, Endava

James Doyle, Managing Partner, Boston Warwick

Paul Brooks FCILT, FIOD, Founder, Go Further Consulting


Panel session - Global and local risks - trade route disruptions, military conflicts, ever-changing legislation and climate change

In this insightful panel discussion, our experts explore the various strategies that logistics businesses can employ to effectively mitigate both global and local risks stemming from an ever-changing business landscape. How do we navigate the challenges posed by shifts in political set up and evolving legislation to ensure that our supply chains remain safe and operational?

Chair: Michelle Gardner, Deputy Director - Policy, Logistics UK

James Hookham, Director, Global Shippers Forum 

Darren Briggs, Director - Consulting, ARUP


Supply Chain Resilience modelling 

Do you know how resilient your supply chain is? Digital Catapult and Warwick Manufacturing Group share their approach to resilience modelling and how it can be applied to your supply chain.

Tim Lawrence, Director of Digital Supply Chain, Digital Catapult

Dr Alok Choudhray, Professor of Supply Chain Management, WMG, Warwick University


Panel session - Is just-in-time logistics and sustainable technologies contributing to creating sustainable supply chains?

Over the past decade, the concept of just-in-time logistics has evolved significantly, with a notable shift towards localisation and sustainability. There are equally profound developments in technology solutions used in logistics operations. Through engaging discussions and expert insights, our panel seek to uncover the intricate dynamics surrounding the sustainability of just-in-time and technology-heavy logistics spanning beyond roads.

Chair: Kevin Green, Director of Policy and Communications, Logistics UK

Scott Merrick, Product Director - Robotics and Automation, Wincanton

Tim Morris, Group Head of Corporate Communications, Associated British Ports

Ines Sordo, Sustainability Manager, Wickes 


Digital readiness: crafting agile supply chains through automation and APIs

Discover the strategic blueprint for digital readiness in supply chains, where automation and APIs merge with digitalisation. This session will illuminate how these elements collectively enhance resilience to the ever-changing demands of international trade and customs.

Billy Dawson, Business Manager, CNS

Matthew White, Product Manager, CNS


Cyber security as key to resilience

In today’s landscape of interconnected and technologically driven supply chains, the importance of cyber security cannot be emphasised enough. Protecting sensitive data, ensuring the integrity of transactions, and safeguarding against cyber threats are paramount for maintaining the resilience and functionality of supply chain operations. What are the primary risks associated with cyber security and what measures can be taken to effectively mitigate them?

Stewart Room, Partner, DWF LLP


Panel session - Is your HR strategy resilient?

This session focuses on looking towards the future and building diverse and inclusive teams through a robust hiring strategy and the cultivation of internal talent. How can we upskill staff to avoid redundancies in the new tech era?

Louisa Hosegood, Transformation and Strategy Director, Visku


Chair's close and open discussion

A discussion on today's key topics and a chance to reflect on how you can manage the resilience of your supply chain.

Phil Roe, President, Logistics UK

Places for this event are strictly limited. Please register your interest in attending using the link below.