As well as over 400 exhibitors demonstrating what’s new in the world of logistics and materials handling, IMHX 2016, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC from 13th-16th September, also features a high quality seminar programme.
Taking place in the dedicated Seminar Theatre throughout the four days of the show, these sessions provide the opportunity to learn from some of the UK’s leading logistics companies, such as Tesco and Eddie Stobart. Presented by exhibiting companies, together with their customers, visitors can expect case studies on a range of topics, showcasing operational excellence.
On Tuesday 13th September at 12.15-12.45 Peter Shuttleworth, Head of Technology at Tesco Transport and David Stocker, Director at DAI Supply Chain and Logistics Automation Systems, present The Tesco direct-ion: intelligent carrier management and warehousing upgrade for the UK retail giant. This session offers a close look at Tesco’s recent carrier management implementation and major warehouse solution upgrade, for its Tesco Direct business.
The speakers will take attendees inside this successful project, looking at the multi-channel multi-carrier strategy, the use of carrier management to handle internal label generation, Click & Collect optimisation through the use of master cartons, the management of internal fleet alongside parcel carriers and harmonised multi-carrier parcel tracking,
The session will also discuss the retailer’s Tesco Direct website integration, multi-site capability (and the introduction of additional sites), benefits of customisation, systems architecture, carrier management, parcel tracking and cloud hosting versus on-premises.
Moving on to Wednesday, 14th September, Eddie Stobart presents: Optimising your logistics & warehousing operations with Combilift MHE from Graeme Undy, Contract Logistics and Warehousing Managing Director at Eddie Stobart and Martin McVicar, Managing Director & CEO at Combilift. This session draws back the curtains and delves into the business of Eddie Stobart Logistics. In addition to its iconic truck fleet, Eddie Stobart also operates over six million square feet of warehousing across the UK, automated high bay facilities, and rail connected multi user sites.
Working with Combilift, the team has maximised space utilisation and increased productivity with its customised products and delivered best in class service thanks to the all-round reliability of its MHE partners.
Key points will include:
• Wasted space = wasted money – maximise every inch of it
• Productivity – how to increase it with customised MHE
• Partnering with your MHE suppliers for best in class customer service
From 11.30-12.00 on Wednesday, Stability in China, the EU referendum and fears of global deflation is the subject under discussion.
The performance of the economy in 2016 has been clouded by uncertainty. Stability in China, the EU referendum and fears of global deflation are factors which have shaped doubt. Mainland Europe has still to achieve a meaningful economic upturn, while the US faces a potentially momentous Presidential election in November. What does it all mean?
Philip Shaw, Chief Economist at Investec, a FTSE 250 bank and leading provider of finance and foreign exchange to the materials handling industry, will assess the key issues and provide an overview of prospects facing the UK in 2017.
These are just a selection from the four day programme. The impact of Brexit remains a major issue and there are a number of seminars which address this important topic too.
The range of seminars also includes 3D Modelling – Maximising the Benefits During Design and Commissioning of an AMHS from representatives of Logistex, ARCO and Autologic; Racking collapse – protection for the damage you don’t see from Kieran MacCourt, Sales Director at A-Safe, and Transforming the Health Store from Tim Ryan, Managing Director at The Health Store and Chris Pass, Sales Consultant at Business Computer Projects.