With 2017 expected to be another year of unprecedented change for the logistics industry, embracing and understanding new technology is crucial. Readers are invited to attend the SHD Logistics Conference - Transforming Logistics Through Technology - to learn how to maximise the benefits of technology from retail giant John Lewis and its partner Clipper Logistics. Join us on 4 May at London's BMA House.
The proportion of online sales for John Lewis has continued to grow and now accounts for over 33% of all sales; of this 53% were fulfilled using Click and Collect last year. The growth in both of these areas is expected to continue over the next 5 years, and this is a trend seen by many other retailers in the market place.
Recognising the need for a sustainable robust solution to deal with this traffic, John Lewis partnered with Clipper Logistics plc to create an award winning Retail Focused Click and Collect offering.
Attend this session to:
• Learn the importance of collaboration for this project
• Maximise the benefits of technology
• Understand how sharing the solution with perceived competitors provides mutual gains
Ged Keogh-Peters, Director, Supply Chain, John Lewis Partnership
Ged is Director, Supply Chain Strategy at John Lewis with responsibility for designing and delivering change across the supply chain. He previously had responsibility for developing and implementing a strategy for returns across John Lewis. Ged joined the John Lewis Partnership in 2009 and prior to that had worked at KPMG and Kurt Salmon
Richard Ball, Senior Transport Director, Clipper
Richard joined Clipper in 1999 and has managed the successful growth of the transport capabilities. Richard leads all of our transport operations, this includes ensuring best practice is achieved whilst promoting integration and synergy opportunities across the customer networks which include New Look, H & M, and L K Bennett. Other areas of the role see Richard manage tender responses and customer presentations for new transport business.
The conference agenda features the following sessions
Autonomous vehicles and future opportunities, Andrew Cameron, Director, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Intralogistics Automation: Imagine the Future, James Sharples, Managing Director, Swisslog (UK)
Retail focused click and collect, Ged Keogh-Peters, Director Supply Chain Strategy, John Lewis Partnership & Richard Ball, Transport Director, Clipper
Blockchain, Big Data & The Internet of Things, Prof. Samir S Dani, University of Huddersfield
Venue: BMA House, Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9JP
Date: Thursday 4 May 2017
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Price: £295 + VAT (earlybird special offer of £249+VAT until 31 March 2017)
To book your place at the SHD Logistics Spring Conference visit www.shdlogistics.com/conference