We speak to Logistics 100 member Dave Howorth about the impact of new technology.
Kirsty Adams: Dave, what new technology do you predict will change how we do logistics in the near future?
Dave Howorth: Volume flow data control towers – whilst not completely new technology, given that there is still nearly 30% empty running, ever increasing transport pressures associated with driver shortages, congestion, cost and environment together with an increased appetite for supply chain collaboration, breakthrough technology that can truly create meaningful visibility of cross company volume flows will be a game changer in optimizing transport operations in the near future.
As supply chain director for General Mills Northern Europe Dave has been responsible for overseeing supply chain development in support of a multi temperature/ channel business that has more than trebled in size over recent years. This has included logistics network design, supply chain reengineering to reflect acquisition, implementation of an IBP/S&OP process and development of a customer engagement strategy. Recent achievements include the integration of Yoplait and the award winning port centric Port Salford new DC operation.
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