The Retail Hive UK/EU: Supply Chain Leaders,
We are delighted to introduce our new meeting for supply chain leaders in 2022: Exchange. Based on the model of our original Exchange; across two days, we will curate your experience to join roundtable discussions, workshops, small-group think-tanks and one-to-one meetings centred on your priorities. Then, you have the opportunity to relax in style in the sumptuous surroundings of the De Vere, Beaumont Estate, Windsor.
Curated especially for senior professionals across supply chain, this closed-door meeting is centred on the challenges most relevant to this group. Bringing together brings together Directors of eCommerce & Omnichannel, Supply Chain, Warehouse & Logistics Directors and COOs.
Advances in warehouse robotics, coupled with increasing labour costs and difficulty finding workers, have created a watershed moment in the logistics industry. With covid lockdowns causing supply chain disruptions and a boom in home deliveries that is likely to endure, fulfilment centres have been working at full tilt.
So what does a residential meeting with The Retail Hive entail?
Check out what went down at Exchange
Great day, as always. The best mix of supply chain colleagues in any of the meetings/conferences that I routinely attend. Thank you.
There is a genuine feeling of collaboration and understanding a need for change. And this was a great opportunity to reflect, share and gain new insight.
The Retail Hive events are always relevant and exceptionally well organised. A great place to learn and share.
Director of Logistics
Customer Service Director
Fulfilment Operations Director
Discussion topics will focus around:
With contributions from:
Responding to the Talent Crunch in Supply Chain
Innovation in Delivery Models
- Martin Atkinson, Business Unit Director, GXO
- Sunil Bhudia, Head of Carrier Solutions, River Island
- Alex Hislop, Vice President Retail and Consumer, DHL
- Tristan Holiday, Head of Logistics, New Look
- Ian Howes, Supply Development and Imports Director, Sainsbury’s Argos
- James Hurrell, MD, Wincanton
- John Munnelly, Head of Operations, John Lewis
- Simon Raynes, Director of Business Change, The White Company
- Liz Smith, Manufacturing Director, Lush
As well as the experience and knowledge sharing, we’ll have some interesting keynotes from:
Professor Richard Wilding OBE, Full Professor & Chair of Supply Chain Strategy, Cranfield School of Management:
The necessity of supply chain resilience has become a new mindset needed to drive economic, environmental and societal sustainability. Richard’s session will discuss supply chain strategy, its requirements in a digital world and how resilience can be created including within leadership and collaboration. He hopes to share new ‘outside-the-box’ ideas for you to take away and further innovate in order to create economic, environmental and societal value!
Chris Middleton, one of the UK’s leading independent business and technology journalists, an acknowledged robotics expert, author of several books:
Chris specialises in robotics, AI, the Internet of Things, and other Industry 4.0 technologies, such as blockchain, drones, and autonomous transport. He’ll introduce us to some actual robots and will discuss the development of robotics and applications for supply chain. Also sharing how it’s likely to impact the skills sets we need in our teams as we prepare for a future where robotics and automation play a critical role in supply chain operations.
Have you met our Supply Chain Superheroes?
Read their individual industry stories below as they help us drive change within the supply chain and overcome issues such as the talent crunch, automation and sustainability.
As always, your peer group is your secret source – Closed doors, open minds, Chatham House Rule applies.
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