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John Lewis' head of ops confirmed as speaker at SHD Conference

John Lewis' head of ops confirmed as speaker at SHD Conference

At the upcoming SHD Logistics Spring Conference, due to take place on the 9th of March 2016 at The British Museum, John Munnelly - head of operations at John Lewis - will discuss the Magna Park journey and the changing shape of his logistics operation.

For the last nine years John has been responsible for the design, build and implementation of John Lewis’ semi-automated National Distribution Centre at Magna Park, Milton Keynes and is now head of operations. In 2015, his team won the SHD Logistics Award for Operations Large and John was voted as a member of The Logistics 100.

The state-of-the-art logistics facilities developed at Magna Park have enabled John Lewis to adapt to the ever-evolving retail market, securing crucial competitive advantage for the business.With the continued support of its partners, they have created a multi-award-winning, sustainable and efficient facility which firmly places the supply chain at the heart of the success of John Lewis.

In his Conference session on the 9th of March, John will discuss the John Lewis journey, focusing on the past year, since their SHD Logistics Award win. John will also look at activity around packaging in the warehouse and how retailers can replicate the in-store experience for the remote customer. Other speakers on the day include Collect+ CEO Prof. Neil Ashworth and Fresh Logistics managing director Alan White.

At the SHD Logistics March Conference 2016, delegates can expect winning case studies, on a range of topics, showcasing operational excellence. The carefully-selected venue, a beacon for learning, reflects the educational agenda which delegates will experience on the day.

The event will take place in the Hugh and Catherine Stevenson Lecture Theatre, an elegant auditorium with fixed, tiered seating for delegates with state-of-the-art projection and audio-visual equipment, the ideal setting for this content-rich event.

A full programme will be announced over the coming weeks.


Venue: The British Museum, Great Russell St, London
Date: Wednesday 9th March 2016
Time: 9.30am to 4.30pm
Price: £295 + VAT (earlybird special is £245 + VAT until February 1st 2016)

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