Conference Programme


Conference Programme

May 18th

  1. Our mission to become the most sustainable delivery company in the world
    • Technology
    • Scaling a rapidly tech company,
    • Logistics 
  2. As specialists in warehouse loss prevention Anthony’s 42 year old company engages with a growing number of ecommerce logistics sector clients to find ROI by applying clever tech in their buildings. From designing the network infrastructure to the commissioning of the viewing solutions, Logisticomms offer a wrap around service which is fast to implement and long term profit-making.
  3. ·       A 100% digital view of all available properties on the market

    ·       Supply chain expertise, real estate and technology services from one single source

    ·       Embedded use of technology to empower data-driven decision-making

    • We live in the era of predictable unpredictability
    • Logistic providers should get ready for some tectonic changes on the way
    • Traditional solutions are not necessarily the best option anymore


  4. This session will provide an overview of the opportunities and risks that businesses face from market pressures, consumer demand and regulatory changes this year. We’ll be looking at examples of how industries like transportation are adapting to demand for sustainable services and how organisations should be taking their first steps toward action that will benefit their bottom line.


  5. In March 2021, Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust through its Green Plan embarked on a journey to achieve net zero carbon by 2040 to support the NHS ambitions to become the world’s first “net zero” health service by 2040.   The Trust recognises that one of the biggest contributor of its carbon footprint is its procurement activities.  This session gives a glimpse of the challenges that the Trust faced  and successes in reducing its procurement carbon footprint.


    • Three key learning points from your presentation
      • Challenges that face an NHS Trust in reducing procurement carbon footprint
      • Sustainable procurement requires greater partnership and cooperation within the supply chain
      • The role of social value in greener procurement
    • What’s the greatest challenge right now for retailers managing returns?  
    • What’s the one thing you’d implement tomorrow if you were responsible for retail returns?  
    • Can returns ever really be sustainable?  
    • What role does retail have to play in the circular economy?  

May 19th

  1. Supply chains will continue to optimise efficiency in the coming years is through the use of robotics, automated processes and technologies. In this session we’ll look at: 

    ·        Increasing customer expectations and service needs - How companies are using software robots, data analytics and autonomous vehicles to streamline logistics processes and increase efficiencies

    ·        Labour market challenges – Collaborative robots are increasingly prevalent in warehouses as they reduce reliance on labour-only solutions and increase the safety of repetitive tasks

    ·        Accelerating pace of technological change - Capitalise on the latest new tech and digital tools to get ahead of the game (and competition) on your journey to a successful and digitally-synchronised supply chain

  2. Case study of a company that processes retail returns.  The presentation will include:

    • What they did
    • Benefits to the client
    • Impact on the bottom line
  3. The push towards zero waste and a circular economy against a background of increased online selling and returns through reverse logistics is increasing pressures on supply chains to find new and innovative ways to tackle this. BHF are pioneering corporate partnerships with a wide range of organisations such as Amazon looking for efficient ESG solutions to surplus inventory and assets not easily managed through existing channels.


    Key learning points:


    • Almost any donated items can be profitably resold, regardless of category, volume or packaging condition


    • Where companies need to see value recovery items can be purchased as well as donated


    • There are significant potential CSR benefits to partnering with BHF or other charities
    • Why supporting industrial & logistics is so important to us.
    • Set out how we’re supporting industrial & logistics today.
    • Explore opportunities & challenges we are working on to support industrial & logistics in the future.


  4. In 2021, Frannie was proud to represent UCC Coffee and their partner, Farmer Connect, in picking up the overall winning prize for Best Team at the 25th Logistics Excellence Award for UCC’s Orangutan Coffee. A huge team effort touching different continents and businesses, UCC was the first company to introduce blockchain coffee to the UK.
  5. Gabriel will outline the UK Government's ambitious new Freeports programme, current progress on getting Freeports up and running, and what they might mean for the logistics sector.
  6. The current global climate shows that resilience in supply chains and business models is more essential than ever. By leveraging the power of their supply chains, companies have the power to drive environmental action at scale. In this session we will cover key findings from our supply chain report, trends and developments, how to start engaging your supply chain and strategies to boost supplier engagement.